In the U.S., over 70% of books are sold through the Amazon channels. Book reviews are considered “essential” to have, yet Amazon has taken an aggressive posture in removing many that are posted: many from legitimate book buyers/owners and some from phony “reviewers”.
What happens when a posted book review has been zapped by the Amazon bots (or many); is there a path to getting reviews that stick; are perplexed about which type of reviews to seek …
The Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and ForeWord Reviews are the gold standard in book reviews. Some (Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Reviews and Kirkus have also created a paid for review service—this doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a blue ribbon with your payment for it. It means that you are guaranteed a review, sometimes “wow”, sometimes not-so hot. Blue Ink Reviews (also an Author U member and Extravaganza Exhibitor) has garnered an …
Book Shepherd Client Barbara Sternberg is Being Honored!
It trills … I mean THRILLS me … when one of my authors hits the HOME RUN. The latest is Barbara Sternberg with her wonderful book: Anne Evans-A Pioneer in Colorado’s Cultural History. First, Barbara wrote this as she kissed the big 90! Second, it’s won many book awards. Third, FINALLY, Anne Evans is being recognized throughout Colorado for the many achievements that her path generated – literally …
Would you like to SELL more books? Would you like to get BOOK REVIEWS that buyers read and THAT COUNT?
EARLY BIRD Registration ends Sunday. REGISTER: http://bit.ly/AUSatMornings
On Saturday, February 6th, you will:
Come learn from the Experts who have been reviewing books for years and have partnered with national outlets to create more visibility for books.
Learn which reviews count and which don’t and how to pursue them.
Connect with other AuthorU members.
Get your questions answered and discover answers …
A recent reader of the Author U blog emailed about her strategy for marketing her book. She was an alumnus of a university with a few hundred thousand graduates and 15,000 current student body. Getting a review in the alumni magazine was her game plan. Assuming it was positive, she felt, it would be all she needed to spread the “get this book” word.
Other forms of marketing would be bypassed. She didn’t want to put …
Help … my Book Review has fallen and it can’t get up!
A recent phone conversation from an author revealed that several of her 5 star reviews were given the ax via Amazon. All were legit; all had read the book to her knowledge … I know that I had and I went into some detail with my review.
Two years ago, there was grumbling in the author community that book reviews on Amazon were mysteriously going astray. A …