The Care and Feeding of Book Reviewers

Author/Editor Pegg Thomas offers sage words of advice pertaining to one of the author’s biggest dilemmas—getting reviews. Check it out:

Pegg Thomas

What do authors crave? Book reviews. Most especially, five-star book reviews, but in reality, any book review is a good one. Why? Because it’s book reviews – pure numbers – that boost a book’s visibility on sites such as Amazon, Christian Book, and Goodreads. People looking for books see what the search engines tell them are the top sellers, the most active, the books people are “talking” about in the cyber world.

How does an author get reviews? Begs, pleads, threatens (this only works with family and close friends), and whines. Does that work? Marginally. So what’s the better way?

How about cultivating relationships with people who do book reviews? There’s a revolutionary thought. Many authors build what they call their “street team” and offer them freebies and perks for being the frontline of their book’s release. These folks agree to post reviews, create blog posts, and share on social…

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About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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4 Responses to The Care and Feeding of Book Reviewers

  1. Pegg Thomas says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I found it helpful. Gave me more ideas for getting reviews.

    Liked by 1 person

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