Tagged: book reviews

Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

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 excellent …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of September 28, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  September 28, 2017

Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing, publishing insights each show. This week is all about author success and going onsite within the printing operation PLUS hearing about an amazing event in Michigan. ––Listen in live from the website or via iTunes. 

Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

List of Book Reviewers
Savvy authors will request reviews at Amazon, B&N.com, Goodreads, and other review opportunities–such as when someone/anyone buys your book directly from you.
Understand this: Reviews sell eBooks, printed books and audiobooks. Reviews make your eBook appear important. Solicit as many reviews as possible.
Reviews are the most effective and least expensive form of ANY book related promotion–far cheaper than an ad.
For reaching out to “unknown to you” reviewers, try The …

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Book Review Secrets — What to Do and Not to Do in Getting Them Today

Book Review Secrets — What to Do and Not to Do in Getting Them Today

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 …

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IBPA in the Springtime in Salt Lake City!

IBPA in the Springtime in Salt Lake City!

This past weekend, I was in Salt Lake City, where the annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University was held at the Marriott City Creek across from the huge Salt Palace Convention Center. Speaking at the conference on CREATE YOUR 30-SECOND PITCH was the lure that got me there PLUS catching up with publishing PALS, connecting with PUBLISHING PROVIDERS and providing over 20 MINI-CONSULTS with attendees … whew!
Without a “rush” on me to get …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips February 12

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips February 12

 
 Are You Connected with Bloggers … the Portal to Book Reviews?
Today’s bloggers are your reviewers … and there are over 150,000,000 blogs–eyeballs are devouring information online. Your awareness level is in play every time you are online … and advertisers know it. Have you noticed the significant increase in ads being posted—huge moneys are spent by companies that provide services and products. They have moved their money to the Internet.
Review copies should be sent to …

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Early Bird ends in 2 days for How to Get Book Reviews

Early Bird ends in 2 days for How to Get Book Reviews

 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 …

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#Amazon Takes the Machete to #BookReviews Again

#Amazon Takes the Machete to #BookReviews Again

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 …

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Do You Want Book Reviews for Amazon and Goodreads?

Do You Want Book Reviews for Amazon and Goodreads?

It’s always fun to connect with many of our followers on Author U’s social media sites. Meet book reviewer and blogger Lu Ann Worley of Lu Ann Workley Book Reviews …
Lu Ann has been officially reviewing books for over a year and a half, she recently opened her new review blog a few months ago.
Book Reviews for Awesome Authors
         http://www.rockinbookreviews.com
In exchange for a printed copy, she would love to read and review your book(s). However, …

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