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- Print Length: 63 pages
- Publication Date: January 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GJA9K8S
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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One small complaint: this book seems to be a collection of articles and guest posts, so rather than one holistic book reviewing theory, you get incongruous advice, such as the following direct contradictions:
"If you have a gift that ties into your product, swag in other words, it's totally fine to send that to the reviewer. Seriously. Reviewers love swag (as long as it's classy, not cheap junk). So feel free to send it with your book."
"Don't include food, gifts or any other form of bribery, no matter how desperate you are for a review. This will just turn the reviewer off."
There is a section on Goodreads which was very informative and gives just about everything you need to know about that site. The book is probably worth buying to unravel the useful actions a writer can implement there. She did mention that Goodreads says that about 60% of the people who get a free book submit a review. From talking to authors who have the numbers of books they have sold or given away and the number of reviews garnered, I think it's a much lower percentage.
As others have noted, there is some conflicting advice on gifts or no gifts. I also noticed that one part said getting reviews was difficult in a highly competitive market, and another section said it was surprisingly easy to get them. That didn't bother me, because readers can make up their own mind.
There is one chapter that offered an interesting way to double your reviews, and I think it would be very helpful. It relies on human nature, and I haven't seen anything like it in similar books.
The area that I disagreed with most was getting reviews on Amazon. I'm not a marketer, just a reviewer. However, the author suggested contacting the top 500 reviewers in the same genre as the author writes. For one thing, in order to contact a reviewer, there needs to be an email listed. Another problem is that the top 500 reviewers get hundreds of requests to review books each month.
In his book ...Read more ›
As this is a Kindle book, I didn't "flip" through the pages. I kept reading, wondering if she was going to cover Goodreads, which is now owned by Amazon. Finally, there it was! She talks about their giveaways and how to approach reviewers.
Definitely recommended to anyone looking to getting more reviews for their book(s)!
The wordiness of "It probably seems unnecessary to state that being professional at all times is important" could be replaced with "Always be professional." The sections inserted by another author and the conflicting comments about giving gifts to reviewers are only two of numerous examples of disorganization. "There is a difference between pitching for reviews and seeking a blog tour," the author says--but this isn't a book about blog tours. It is a book about reviews, and then we read, "We’ve already mentioned how the review space is highly competitive, which means depending on reviews is not the best strategy."
All in all, there's much useful information here, if you're willing to dig for it.
If you're willing to join some of the writers blogs as the author suggested, you'll likely get some hints of what's going on out there. And for that I appreciate the links included in this e-book. They've been informative.
A couple of years ago, I went to a brief presentation given by a very well known author. She was fortunate to already have been established with the mainstream publishers, but couldn't get herself involved in the social media. So, she hired someone to do that for her. (Her income was pretty established, as well.) For the rest of us, having another leave markers for the new trail is something that I find very helpful.
The thing that took me out of our author's presentation was the inclusion of articles from other authors. Perhaps it's my fault for reading most books like novels rather than tutorials, but I appreciate a certain flow when trying to understand another's way of thinking and their approach to whatever the subject matter may be. Sometimes that's the most enriching and revealing part.Read more ›
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Penny C Sansevieri is the energetic entrepreneur behind the Author Marketing Club which offers expertise and in-depth knowledge to self-published authors. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sally Ann Melia
As a first-time author I found Penny Sansevieri's book How to Get a Truckload of Reviews on Amazon. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Louis McCall
Good Amazon advice. I will put it to the test.
This book could've benefited from some additional editing. Read more
What a great book! My hand got tired just trying to get all of this valuable Information written down for use now and again and again and again. Read more
Despite the title, How to Get a Truckload of Reviews on Amazon.com is about getting reviews from a range of sources, including traditional media, book bloggers, blog tours, and... Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by Iola
There were a ton of great ideas explained in this guide. I had never even thought of a lot of them, and they really made sense as to why and how they would help. Read morePublished on March 22, 2014 by Katlyn
This book will help you seek out reviews in different places, and especially helpful if you're a virtual book tour.Published on March 20, 2014 by AmazonCustomer
I really didn't get anything from it besides the advice about getting on GoodReads. I wanted to learn how to get reviews on Amazon and at this point, I haven't gotten really... Read morePublished on March 18, 2014 by Savvy Buyer
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