Looking to get great book reviews for your book? Here’s an idea that may at first seem counterproductive but actually may jumpstart your own book review process.
What’s the idea?
It’s based on the age-old biblical maxim, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Which means while waiting for those five-tar book reviews to come in for your own books, start writing reviews for others.
Writing book reviews is a good way to stay connected with books in your genre, assess your competition,and even help you to craft writing ideas for composing your book releases and sharing information about your books on your blog.
As you write a book release, you will find yourself thinking critically about why you like one type of writing over another. What makes the book stand out? How can you creatively write selling copy for your own material?
Some authors used book reviews to link back to their own books; this is now a red flag for Amazon reviews. If you do that, you’re likely to get your book reviews (and books) removed from Amazon.
Writing five-star reviews is also a warning sign that your book review writing may have an underlying motive. Aim to write honestly. A good review is an honest one. If it’s a two-star book, give it two stars…
Write for the sake of pushing good books into the limelight. Here are 16 bookstores that accept book reviews.
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