Do reviews really help sell books? The answer depends on who you ask, but most will agree that reviews are helpful in the quest to sell more books. In this article I will show you how to get free and unbiased book reviews for your book today!
I’ve had two books go to number one in separate paid categories in the last two months—with neither having a single review. This demonstrates that if your book is interesting enough reviews are not necessary in order to make sales, however reviews are still a compelling tool that can lead to increased sales because they do reinforce and back up the validity of your book.
Do Sales = Reviews?
Looking at the issue in reverse, book sales may not necessarily equate to book reviews. For example, my book Fast & Easy Sales Hacks to Increase Book Sales from my Self-Publishing Hacks Series, has received literally thousands of downloads, yet less than 1% of those readers have left reviews.
Where to Get Book Reviews:
A great place to start is to connect with people who enjoy writing book reviews such as book bloggers however, it’s important to note that paying for book reviews, whether from a single person, group, other third party provider and/or facilitator, is never, I repeat never, a good idea. Paid reviews are also against Amazon’s policies, not to mention other major retailers, and are likewise illegal in many countries due to consumer protection laws so avoid these at all costs.
And don’t be dismayed. Genuine book reviews can be earned slowly over time with book sales, however you can quicken the process and get a pile of them if you’re willing to connect with legitimate, unpaid, unbiased reviewers who review books free of charge—thereby keeping your reputation and theirs intact!
What Should It Cost You?
Reputable book bloggers will not charge a fee to review your book, and will share their honest opinion on their blog as well as other online platforms such as Amazon, Goodreads, and others.
How to Connect with Reviewers:
Before you start sending emails to individual reviewers, you’ll want to keep a couple things in mind so you don’t waste your time or theirs such as:
- Do they show an interest in your genre?
- Have you reviewed their submission policies?
- Is your book a good fit for there site?
By keeping these factors in mind, you will increase your chances of gaining reviews and thereby increase your sales!
Need More Help?
In my book: Supercharge Your Book Sales with Unbiased Reviews I provide free resources and additional instructions to help you get genuine reviews quickly!
Some of the additional topics and resources provided in the guide include:
- 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Contacting Reviewers
- How to Track Your Review Inquiries & Submissions
- A directory of 55+ Book Bloggers Who Review Self-Published Books for Free
You will be delighted to discover how easy it is to get unbiased legitimate book reviews for free when you go about it the right way, and you’ll also be inspired to write even more books when your reviews start flooding in—so download your copy of Supercharge Your Book Sales with Unbiased Reviews now on Amazon or click here for additional retailers.
Until next time I wish you all the best in your creative endeavours!