Frustrated at how hard it is to boost your books’ discoverability? This innovative new book review service, Reedsy Discovery, is worth checking out. As it launches, Reedsy’s co-founder Ricardo Fayet invites your feedback.
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Don’t let negative reviews get you down – learn what you can from them, discard what makes no sense, and move on to the more important things in your writing life. Sensible advice from the ever-upbeat Debbie Young.
How to apply for a review of your self-published book in Publishers Weekly, and why you should – by US novelist Laura Morelli
Do you – should you – ask readers in the back matter of your self-published books to post reviews of your work? US indie author Karen Myers explains why she thinks it’s a bad idea.
It’s standard practice in the publishing trade to produce what’s usually referred to as an Advance Information sheet in the run-up to a new book’s launch. In this post, we’ll explain what AI sheets are, how they’re used, and why they’re also a valuable book marketing tool for self-published books. We’ll also help you produce […]
ALLi’s blog editor Debbie Young pays tribute to one of the less usually discussed advantages of being an indie author: their speed of respond to requests from journalists. In idle moments (ha!) one of the many things I do besides edit this blog and write handbooks for ALLi is to write book reviews. I do […]
Two years on from “sockpuppetgate” – when certain authors were discovered to be posting negative reviews of books they deemed to be in competition with their own – there is still confusion and dissent about the ethics and etiquette of authors reviewing other authors’ books. This post shares self-published authors’ current views on the issue […]
Understanding how book bloggers operate will help you approach them in the right way and increase your chance of gaining traction for your self-published books on their websites. I’m therefore very pleased to interview today a prominent book blogger, Stephanie M Hopkins, to take us behind the scenes. First, to set the scene, here are a few […]
In the run-up to the publication of her second novel The Labyrinth Year, the sequel to Baby, Baby, British indie author Claire Weiner (who writes as Mari Howard) considers the process of soliciting and receiving book reviews, and debates whether all five-star reviews on Amazon should be taken seriously. You know that feeling – inspiration […]
Award-winning Canadian novelist Dianne Greenlay shares her experience of three blog tours, to help other self-published authors considering using this route to reach more readers I am an author of an ongoing series of books that, while getting good reviews, has only modest sales. Like most independently published authors, I am always on the lookout for effective […]