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- Print Length: 105 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Archangel Ink (March 10, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 10, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IXXSZOE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,704 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Reviewperstar: 12 Tasteful Ways to Get More Book Reviews Kindle Edition
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I have read this book from front to the back and there wasn't a moment when I thought he was off track. Buck does a great job to show how one can leverage reviews with some clever marketing tactics. I have been in the writing business for over a year now and have published a number of bestsellers. Still, it was just 3-4 days back when I came up with some new ideas to earn more reviews. As I was turning pages, I kept smiling as my ideas were exactly the same as Buck's. We are indeed cut from the same cloth.
The other 1-star reviewer said that any novice can come up with these ideas. Well, not everyone because I have worked with hundreds of authors and have helped them with book marketing. None of them were even aware of these ideas. Most of them do not even know that they should start capturing emails. Duh !
I was previously planning to give it a 4 star just for the heck of it but your mommy jokes earned an extra star. Now, I am trying to copy your style.. ! So much for being original :)
Btw.. I have contacted you for an interview (via FB) for my upcoming book. Looking forward to it.
If the author's name and cover art didn't give it away, the book is a bit irreverent and the humor (or attempts at it) may be off-putting to some readers. I wasn't bothered by any of that, and as I said before, it actually helped hold my attention. The only criticism I have is that some of the "tips" are more about what doesn't work or things the author hasn't actually tried. It's kind of annoying to read for pages about a strategy only to get to the end of the chapter where he tells you that it doesn't work. To be fair, he does then tell you a work-around or tweak to make it work, but couldn't we have just started there? I think the book could be improved with some editing to trim away the stuff that's untested or proven to be ineffective.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wanted to understand more about how to generate reviews for Amazon books.
Reviewperstar has some excellent advice, some funny lines, but, it is not without some annoyances.
In 76 pages the author's over-the-top humor probably irritates as many as it delights. Certainly the language he uses is so forced and so blatant, Flogging should be thrice flagged by his mother.
Before readers think I hated this book, I want to interject, "It's about time somebody quit trying to be neutral politically and bland regarding his choice of words. I remember an old black and white western where the newspaper publisher is delighted that someone besides himself was willing to take a stand in public and to mince no words.
So, lest you thought I hated this book due to his constant cussing and rude jokes and bombastic behavior, let me be clear. I am fine with his style of communication. Others, though, may not be.
I will make another statement to show my feelings. Too many food chains nowadays are so sensitive to alienating their customer that they refuse to offer food that some customers clamor for, because just as many, show the surveys, will hate intensely flavored dishes as much as those who will love them. Those eateries find optimum profit from bland, inoffensive food.
Similarly, radio stations play inoffensive music so listers won't drift away. Their advertisers depend on listeners staying tuned in.
Okay, I know I'm rambling, but with a point. I thoroughly loved his tips with the possible exception wherein he recommends, or suggests, a practice that, possibly, crosses ethical lines. Mind you, I'm no lawyer and I fully understand why he suggests this method and, hey, he IS getting tons of reviews by people giving their honest, thoughtful impressions of his books.
Note, because he does stress to his readers in his contacts with reviewers that he only wants their honest opinions and wants them to be harsh in their reviews if they don't like the book, provided they give thoughtful reviews. Hey, that's why I don't think he is crossing any ethical lines, but, as I said, I'm no lawyer.
He also explains that real, honest reviews sell books even when they are negative. I have noted this and tried explaining to other writers, but writers tend to be a paranoid, excessively sensitive lot.mBTW, did I mention I, too, am a writer? I suffer paranoia and can't stand to be rejected...
But, probably his best point is his estimation of the relative value of reviews.
Other criteria is far more likely to push your tome to the top:
1 - great writing
2 - great cover
3 - genre or topic
4 - title and keywords (see CreateSpace and Kindle Self Publishing by Chris Naish, the matrix tool he tutors readers through is excellent. Also, Createspace and Kindle Self-Publishing Masterclass by Rick Smith both will help new writers immensely)
5 - create a following, which is precisely what makes Reviewperstar an invaluable reference.
The stars I award are only one measure of judging how I rate a book. Note that I bought the Audible version, which I highly recommend to every writer on the planet. Then, after in finished listening to Matt Stone narrate Reviewperstar, I decided I love the book so much that I had to spend another buck to put the damn thing on my Kindle Fire HDX library, so I can adopt some of his tips to create my own liege of readers who can assist me in my quest to conquer the spiral arm of our galaxy.
Okay, I went over the top there. Just take my word for it - Despite the forced over-the-top moronic, foul-mouthed humor, Reviewperstar is one terrific must-read book.
As I stated, I love Reviewperstar so much, I bought a copy for my iTunes library, plus I've got a copy in my Kindle app library on my iPad, as well as my Kindle Fire HDX.
I'm using #8 advice right now.
And there are 2 more I didn't think of.
The rest I knew very well, but those 3 were enough to get the value for the price and then some more.
And I will use his call for a review in my books. Mine was just too elaborate and boring.
Most recent customer reviews
Overall a solid book, just not awesome enough to warrant high praise from me.