How to find Book Reviewers: How to get reviews the easy way Reviews

How to find Book Reviewers: How to get reviews the easy way Reviews

How to find Book Reviewers: How to get reviews the easy way

How to find Book Reviewers: How to get reviews the easy way

There are many ways to find reviewers. This book is about my own experiences

I don’t claim to mention all possibilities of how to get reviews, but only those that worked for me. I am the author and producer of the picture book series “Oliver and Jumpy” which includes 20 ebooks and 10 paperbacks.

This guide is different. I had no idea how to find reviewers and how to promote my books when I first started out publishing my series. You are getting the benefit of my long

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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Decent Book From Author Who Can Back Up His Statements, May 2, 2017
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    A. Reader (Western United States) –
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    This review is from: How to find Book Reviewers: How to get reviews the easy way (Kindle Edition)
    Werner Stejskal’s short book on finding reviewers is different than most of the “let-me-help-you” offerings. This is because it is easy to research the author’s books that are for sale, and verify that his system works. I am happy to report that it does. Mr. Stejskal’s books (at least, those in English) have at least 45 reviews, and most have more.

    There are a few statements that make sense in the context of the book, but perhaps might not be true in all circumstances. For instance, it is suggested to collect only email addresses of “reviewers who do 4- or 5-star reviews – no need to take unnecessary risks!” The worry about controlling potential negative reviews is also reflected in the following statement: “Putting your book in places such as NetGalley and Goodreads takes control away from you. You have to take what you get!”

    While I can see why the author would offer these suggestions, as a consumer I am leery of products that have only 4- and 5-star reviews, especially books (it might be legitimate, or it may indicate a strong fan base). A strong 3-star review that is balanced (offers reasons to purchase as well as points out potential irritants) gives customers positive and negative feedback. While I understand why the author would offer this advice (who wouldn’t want all 4- and 5-star reviews), a quality product should shine even if you receive an occasional 2- or 3-star review.

    I mention the above thoughts only to put Mr.Stejskal’s statements in perspective. Overall, he has presented a solid book of tips for new authors who could use assistance and just might prevent them from having to recreate the wheel. Four stars.

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  • 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Helps Solve a Problem all Authors Face, January 28, 2016
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    This review is from: How to find Book Reviewers: How to get reviews the easy way (Kindle Edition)
    If you are a self-published author you probably know the power that reviews have on the sales life of your book. I didn’t say good or bad reviews because just having reviews is a win for most authors. Getting readers to care enough about your book to spend the time to organize their thoughts and share them on Amazon can seem just about impossible at times.

    Luckily authors like Werner Stejskal take the time to share what they have learned going out and putting in the work to find reviewers and get them to write reviews. This booklet is short, to the point and worth the half hour to hour it takes to read. I’ve done plenty of research on getting reviews and had never seen his tip on using LinkedIn to get reviews. That tip alone was worth reading this book to me. His list of resources was also quite helpful.

    The beauty of short books like this is they solve a very specific problem and this book accomplishes that in fine fashion.

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  • 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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    Packed with helpful information for self-pub and small-press authors, January 28, 2016
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    Ellen Etc. (California, USA) –
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    This pamphlet-length e-book is full of great suggestions, and I endorse the author’s approach to soliciting book reviews, because it worked on me, though in a roundabout way.

    As one of Amazon’s top reviewers (though I hate to admit that, because I don’t want people flooding me with review requests). I got an email from the author asking if I would review his children’s book. Here’s the deal — I have access to the free galleys (also called Advance Reading Copies) that mainstream publishers send to reviewers and bookstores. Those are actual print versions, so if I’m going to read an emerging author or take a chance on a new release, I read one of those hard copies. Sadly, the quality of writing in most self-published projects is rather amateur compared to books that come through traditional print publishers.

    Furthermore, while I wanted to like my e-reader and gave it the ol’ college try, I never enjoyed the experience, and it never seemed like “real” reading to me. I finally got rid of the e-reader altogether. For these two reasons — e-book versions, and amateur writing quality — at this point, I ignore 99% of the unsolicited emails I get asking for book reviews.

    I wasn’t interested in reviewing the author’s children’s book; however, Mr. Stejskal added a link at the end of his email cross-promoting THIS title. I was quite curious about what he might have to say about reviewers such as myself, and the e-book was on a “free promotion,” so I downloaded it and read it in about 15 minutes.

    The illustrated cover title is “How to Find Book Reviewers,” with the subtitle “How to get Reviews the Easy Way.” While it may be simple enough, there’s there’s nothing “easy” about this method — it is a LOT of work. He gives the steps, but it will require dedication and ongoing effort on the part of the author. This would be a good read for self-published authors BEFORE they publish a book, just to have a realistic sense of the effort it takes to make a book stand out in today’s saturated market.

    This author has generously compiled the results of his experience, and I would think self-published and small-press authors would find the regular 99¢ price a bargain. Don’t let the length fool you: this little booklet may be short, but it’s concentrated with tips and a cohesive plan for promoting one’s book via positive reviews.

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