Arguably, when you publish a new book, gaining reviews is a key book-marketing activity; possibly the most important of all marketing tasks. But it's hard, and the rules about what you can and can't do constantly change. This is the ultimate guide to getting book reviews.
Encouraging people to publish and share reviews of your book is a key book-marketing activity, possibly the single most important of marketing task for a publisher. ALLi's latest Quick & Easy Guidebook (now available in the Member Zone) focusses on how to get your first 50 book reviews.
Who says it's impossible to get editorial reviews for your self-published book? Granted, it may not seem easy, and as indie authors we may not have the established relationships with endorsers that traditional publishers have. But as Boni Wagner-Stafford explains, that's no reason not to try.
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.
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.
It's too easy to remember the bad reviews and forget the good ones - so here's how and why to keep track of all your best reviews and how to use them to advantage both for personal motivation and for book marketing.
Ever thought your book might sell better with a different title, but been wary of losing reviews if you change it? Don't worry, there are ways to do so and keep your reviews! Helena Halme explains...
ALLi's monthly AskALLi Q&A podcast gives our members the opportunity to put their own queries about the self-publishing process to our resident expert indie authors, who cover a wide range of topics in every show.
How to apply for a review of your self-published book in Publishers Weekly, and why you should - by US novelist Laura Morelli
Adam Borretz will cover the different types of book reviews available to indie authors and offer strategies and best practices to help self-published authors garner review coverage.
Sensible advice on what do when a reader complains there's an error in your book, by award-winning novelist Lucienne Boyce
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.