How To Get Reviews For Your Book
There will be a few things that will determine what decision someone will make when they are faced with the choice of buying (or not buying!) a book: if they book was written by someone they have read before, or if it was written by someone a friend of theirs read and spoke highly of, they are likely to pick up the book; or, if they have not heard of the author before, they are likely to look at the reviews, and may purchase the book if the reviews are good. As the author of a book, you will not, of course, have the ability to decide what the reviewers say, but you need to realize that readers are more likely to write a review for something they did not like than for something they liked, and bad reviews can quickly scare away readers – so it is important for you to also know how to rally those who enjoyed the book to also write reviews!
Including a note to readers in the early pages of the book, thanking them for choosing your book, and encouraging them to write a review when they finish reading is the best way of all to rally readers toward writing reviews.
Of course, you will not be able to take that step if you have already written your book, and it has already been published, but if you have a website, you can also make sure you encourage readers on the site to write reviews by reminding them every so often.
And in the same way that Twitter is one of the best ways to promote a book these days, it is also one of the best ways to rally readers to write reviews; devote a bit of time on Twitter to rallying readers toward writing reviews, and you will be surprised by how quickly the reviews begin to pile up!
There are plenty of things that will make a difference in how well a Financial Winter Park reader’s book does, but reviews are certainly one of the big things – and when you follow these tips, you will be able to get the reviews to start rolling in!