Get The Book Reviews You Need to Increase Visibility
The visibility and credibility provided by book reviews can make or break an author in the opinion of many people today. Therefore, making sure your book is reviewed in well-regarded places can make all the difference. Consequently, it leaves everyone asking how do I get my book reviewed? Even if your first couple of published pieces don’t make their way to the top of the bestseller list, there many other ways to generate reviews. To help authors, our book marketers at Smith Publicity offer three tips that can generate more reviews for your book. You can try them yourself, or retain the service of a professional book PR firm like us to help.
1.) Ask Members of Your E-mail Subscription List
Requesting book reviews in direct communications with your audience is essential for authors. Social media also can reach your fans, but the effectiveness of e-mail lists has withstood the test of time. E-mail feels more personal to many people, and receiving requests directly from you as an author can be motivating. It can be something as simple as including a review request in your monthly newsletter. If you mix it in with news about new releases, events, and promotions, you’ll have more chance of sparking people’s interest.
2.) Hold Blog Tours
Bloggers can be a great source of book reviews. As any self-publishing author understands, many times, there is no room in the budget for a book tour. But now with blogs so prevalent and influential, they can fill in for, or be additions to, traditional media coverage. It’s convenient and low cost to hold a virtual book tour from the comfort of your own home. Once you make the connection with bloggers, it’s a natural extension to request that they post a review of your book. Just make sure to choose the right blog and audience for your genre.
3.) Promote Review Requests at the End of Your Book
The content of your book is an ideal place to request reviews from readers, especially at the end. After someone has finished reading your book, make sure they don’t put it down without leaving a review. It works quite seamlessly for books published electronically on e-readers. After the conclusion of the text, it’s easy to include a couple of links that send readers to online product pages where they can leave comments and feedback in the form of reviews. If your book is enjoying brisk readership, it won’t be long until your review statistics are increasing steadily. Also, you’ll be catching people at an opportune moment. When they have just finished your book, they’ll still have details for their comments fresh in mind.
Authors who are trying to secure more book reviews on the web are invited to contact us at Smith Publicity. Our team has many ideas and strategies to help. Our goal is to do whatever it takes to help our clients reach their book promotion goals. You can reach out via the contact tab above, or call us at 856-229-0807.