Tips, Tools & Tactics: For Getting Your Book Reviewed
by Kellie Sheridan
Blurb : Book reviews. They have the power to bring in new readers, increase your sales, grow your brand, and make an author’s career. But how do you go about not only getting your book reviewed, but getting thoughtful and worthwhile reviews that potential readers are likely to see? This guide will go over fifteen strategies to do just that!
Kellie Sheridan has been in love with stories in all of their forms for as long as she can remember. Admittedly, sometimes that means falling into places like Stars Hollow and Sunnydale, but books have always been her true love.
Kellie spent part of her twenties living in Galway, Ireland and swooning after various lilting accents but is now back home in Ontario, Canada. Her family includes two Glen of Imaal Terriers and an Australian Labradoodle.
My review: 3/5
Targetted at budding writers, this little book lists 15 strategies to get your book read and reviewed by the right people. These strategies are rated in terms of effort required to execute the strategies, average results and potential results.
The book deals with the importance of book reviews, and how to employ beta readers and editors. It also talks of how a good cover, format and design can attract readers. You get information of how to offer titles for review via site like NetGalley, Edelweiss and Kirkus. It also suggests the need for blog tours, direct mails to book bloggers, and using sites like LibraryThing and Goodreads to engage with a lot of readers.
I found the book would be useful to prospective authors looking to reach an audience, however, I do believe that some of the chapters could be fleshed out a lot more.
The book is available on Amazon.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through NetGalley.
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