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Are Book Reviews really THAT important?

07 Aug

Beech Roses

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The dreaded R-word! Reviews… Book Reviews that is. They certainly matter

In a poll 70% of book purchasers admitted to buy books after checking the reviews. Surprisingly many did not pay too much attention to 5-star or 1-star reviews, rather more about the number of reviews and the average rating. 5- star could be a good friend and 1-star someone from the competition, right? So what I am doing is to check the “history” of the reviewer. How many books does he review. Just click on the reviewers name and go to their Amazon site to find out more.

One of these, almost professional reviewers is Melanie Carrico. I met her through Twitter. On her blog she writes: “I am open to reviewing most any book. So far I have agreed to review every book I’ve been asked to. I only ask that you realize I give HONEST reviews. I won’t sugar coat things for anyone. I will continue to support you and help promote you in any way I can.

If you’d like me to review your book, simply email me at macladie25 .[at] yahoo [dot] com. It isn’t necessary to send a blurb, in fact I prefer you don’t. I can be more objective that way. I have a Kindle for ebooks. If you need the review by a certain date, please include that in your email. I do the reviews in order and it may take some time but I complete them all.”

Melanie is not only reviewing your book, she even publicizes these reviews for you:

“I post reviews to Amazon, Good Reads, Twitter, Facebook, here, Pinterest, Amazon UK and Books a Million. The reviews are automatically sent to these places, you don’t have to pick and choose. The more we post the review the better it is for your book.”  What a sweat heart!

More about getting book reviews from Joel Friedlaender. And if you would like to get a list of almost 50 FREE book review links, write an email to 111publishing [ a t ] gmail.com

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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Book Reviews, e-Books, Marketing

 

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3 responses to “Are Book Reviews really THAT important?

  1. Ronald Destra ( Children book Author,Hoppy the frog.)

    August 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    The tips were very helpful.

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Hello Ronalds, thanks for your friendly words.
      If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts (there are more than 500 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it.
      There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

      Follow on Twitter: @111publishing

      And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful.
      Thanks, Doris

       
    • ebooksinternational

      August 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Hello Ronald, thanks for the friendly comment.

      There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
      Follow on Twitter: @111publishing
      And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful.
      Thanks, Doris

       

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