Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for Reviewers

So supposedly enough reviews really help you sell books, right? I wouldn't know. I've never had enough reviewers to push me into one of these higher sales categories. So I thought I would bring the questions to YOU!!!

How does one IDENTIFY potential reviewers?

Is there any way to incentivize reviews? (like not pay for them—that doesn't seem cool, but to encourage people to read and review)

Are any of the sites that help you find reviewers particularly good?

Do you know specifics on how much X reviews help sales-wise? (like what is the minimum you really need and are there tiers after that?)


Ted Cross said...

I haven't had any more luck than you. It seems there is just a tiny percentage of readers who will leave a review. I wish more would do so.

Yolanda Renee said...

The worst thing you can do is offer your book for free, that's when the one star reviews happen. Folks will download your book because it's free, not because they're interested in the subject. Then not read it, but post a review.
I post reviews, and like comments, it can be reciprocal!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

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