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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Frustrated by concerns about Amazon’s reviews process? Take heart from this post updating you on ALLi’s consultations with Amazon, and Barry Faulkner’s reality check on readers’ attitudes.
Ask any author’s group when you should pay for reviews, and the answer will usually be a resounding “NEVER!” But is that true? That depends on what type of review is involved, and how those reviews are obtained.
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.
Popular myths about Amazon policies could cost you royalties, or even your Amazon account. Have you been misled?
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”.
During the first quarter of 2017, ALLi’s Watchdog Desk received several complaints about a company known as ProofProfessor. The complaints were not about the proofreading services offered by the company. Rather, they described a troubling and consistent pattern of behavior by ProofProfessor’s founder, Matt Rance. In each case, Mr. Rance approached an author or publisher […]
In the publishing trade, it’s common practice to issue prior to a book’s publication a number of ARCs – which stands for Advance Review Copy or Advance Readers’ or Reading Copy. ARCs prime reviewers and influencers to post reviews the minute the book comes out, whether on Amazon, on Goodreads, on their bookblogs or other […]
Following Francis Guenette’s thoughtful post on how to share your writing with your partner, we’ve been chatting on the ALLi Facebook forum (open to ALLi members only – another great reason to join our organisation!) about the difficulties of dealing with friends’ reactions to your books. Or in many cases, their complete lack of reaction! […]
Australian author Tahlia Newland, who also founded and runs the Awesome Indies book appraisal programme, shares the psychology of dealing with any negative reviews that may befall your self-published books, to help indie authors everywhere deal constructively with criticism, and to learn and grow from it, rather than losing confidence or motivation. Truth is essential, […]