Are you worried that book reviews aren’t coming in as quickly as you’d like? Read this checklist of 15 things you can do to build up reviews and see if you are missing any tricks! Compiled from the ALLi Hive wisdom.
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Here’s one reason why it may seem harder to get Amazon reviews these days: the startling removal of reviews and reviewers for no apparent reason, as Kate McCormick’s personal story illustrates.
Would you like to be able to cope better with negative reviews? Read what Marie McCann’s advice about bolstering your resilience by developing “the skin of confidence”.
Theo Rogers turns the issue in his book “How to Get Good Reviews on Amazon” on its head and explains why indie authors should also welcome occasional bad reviews. Why Bad Reviews Can Be Good for Self-published Authors Everyone gets bad reviews. Yes, everyone. Pick the books you consider the greatest works of literary genius ever […]
Historical novelist Jane Steen turns the spotlight on ethical issues – an aspect of self-publishing that she deems to be as important as quality in gaining wider acceptance of self-published books. I’m enthusiastic about the Open Up To Indies campaign, looking forward to the day when it’s commonplace to see indie authors everywhere—bookstores, libraries and […]
ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo provides a balanced and objective appraisal of Kirkus, the paid review service used by some indie authors who hope it will add credibility to their self-published books – but does it also bring sales? While researching this post, I spoke to six authors on the phone and communicated with more than […]
As an interesting aside to the continuing debate about hostile reviewers, thriller writer James Sheridan finds similarities between his dual roles as a self-published author and a door operative, commonly known as a bouncer. Freshers week is upon us at my local town’s university. As a door supervisor I start a week-long stretch of late […]
ALLi blog editor Debbie Young pitches into the online review debate and introduces a self-published author who has spent five years exploring the Amazon review subculture from within. Like any indie author, a great review makes my day and a duff one deflates me in a flash. Knowing how good a review can make me […]
Indie book evaluation sites assure readers of the quality of self-published books, but how can indie authors get involved? Find out today from Tahlia Newland of Awesome Indies. Also take a look at our previous interview with Jessica Bennett of Compulsion Reads. Why did you decide to set up an evaluation programme for indie books? […]
With ten years’ experience as a book reviewer and 41 books to her name, children’s author Diana Kimpton has strong views on the best – and worst – ways to solicit reviews for self-published books. In 1999, I started a children’s book review site at www.wordpool.co.uk. Although the site’s still there, I stopped adding […]