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Yes, believe it or no, authors love book reviews (although some admit they never read them, in fear they'd never write another word again!)
So, what constitutes a great book review?
These ideas were shared with historical fiction author, Lynn Austin’s launch team:
A great review is one that includes your personal thoughts and experience. Why the book grabbed and kept your interest. And why you think the book is worth someone's time and money.
You don't need to write a summary of the book, or include spoilers. And it's not necessary to be long and wordy.
Here's a tip to make the task super easy: write one review in a Word Doc, then copy and paste it to the different sites.
DO NOT use the words “I received this book in exchange for a review.” You may say “I received a free copy from the publisher.” Being a part of this team doesn't mean I am requiring you to leave a review, although it is one of the best ways to encourage an author and generate more sales!
If you do write a review, please leave only honest ones written in your own words. Authors expect many four and five star reviews. If all reviews have five stars, one assumes only family and friends have given their opinions. And a single star, or a couple of three star reviews are realistic, but I won't be requesting them, of course!
50 is the magic number . . . of reviews, that is.
Here are places to submit reviews:
BARNES & NOBLE
When a book on Amazon reaches 50 reviews, it is flipped into another category that helps promote the book in more ways, getting the title out there in front of like-minded readers. A big plus!
You can also recommend the book to other readers:
MORE IDEAS :
Well, I think we've covered all aspects of a book review here. That's not so difficult, is it now? If you have more ideas, please chime in below!
And, there is still time to join my book launch team. Just fill out the form HERE, and we will be in touch.
My MG Biblical fiction "The Heart Changer" debuted in 2019 with Ambassador International.