SNM048: Getting Book Reviews

With my first book launch, I reached out to friends, family members and business partners.  More than thirty people said they would buy my book at ninety-nine cents and leave me a review.

I ended up with 3 sales and 1 review.

I learned my lesson the hard way.

Do NOT Use Friends and Family

Amazon wipes reviews that they think are biased.  The Amazon Crawler is constantly sifting and looking for reviews to remove.  If you are even Facebook friends with someone, Amazon may delete the review.

Personal relationships between author and reviewer are suspect and Amazon errs on the side of deleting those reviews.

No only will your social circle disappoint you with reviews, Amazon will delete the reviews you do get.

Seek New Methods

I share quite a few new methods for finding book reviews in this podcast, but it is just the beginning.  The learning never ends.  Earlier today I read a new book of methods for getting book reviews.  It contained four methods that I had never even heard of before.

No matter how much you think that you know, there is always somebody smarter out there.

Key Points:

  1. Start Getting Reviews Now
  2. Do Not Depend on Friends and Family
  3. Add as many new review techniques as you can find

Resources Mentioned:

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon

Send in your questions to podcast [at] servenomaster [dot] com

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