This information from Joel Friedlander is concise and valuable.
I've been researching reviewers who WILL review on-demand novels for months. The task is time consuming and hellishly boring. Along with a dozen other promotional chores, finding reviewers has taken me away from my writing.
Here at last is as a blog entry is a list of reviewers (that was sent to me by a friend who found it on another site) that I'd like to pass on to other writers. This information will help eliminate at least one task from our agenda and free us up for what we love to do - write.
In my case, the writing will take the form of completing the sequel to Cacin.
Good luck with your project.
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Today's guest post is by Joel Friedlander, one of the most informative people I know on the topic of self-publishing. Go visit his blog, or follow him on Twitter.
It’s never been a better time to be a self-published author, and there have never been more book reviewers available to the writer who decides to go indie.
Book reviewers help spread the message about your book by publishing a review to their own network. But if you’re new to publishing, you have to figure out how to get those book reviews that can bring you more readers.
First, Get Your Kit Together
Before you go hunting for reviewers, make sure you’ve got the essentials you’ll need. At the minimum you should have:
How to Find Reviewers
There are literally thousands of book bloggers online, and most of them review books even though they aren’t paid. Nevertheless, many are thoughtful reviewers and good writers, and have a significant following.
There are also reviewers offering paid reviews. I avoid these, since there isn’t any good reason to pay for a review that I can think of. Some review services offer free reviews and another level of service if you pay. My opinion is that there are better ways to spend your money, and plenty of free reviewers, so at least when you start, explore those first.
Here are some places to look for reviews:
5 Key Tips for Getting Book Reviews
So you’ve got your materials together, you’ve got access to lots of reviewers, you’re ready to go. Here are my 5 best tips for getting book reviews:
Book reviews can be very effective in spreading the word about a good book. Nothing sells books as well as word of mouth, and you can get people talking about your book if you can bring it to their notice. Book reviews will do that for you.
Joel Friedlander is the proprietor of Marin Bookworks in San Rafael, California, a publishing services company where he’s helped launch many self-publishers. He blogs about book design, writing and self-publishing at www.TheBookDesigner.com. Joel is also the author of the newly-published A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish.
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