And it’s truly a thing of beauty.
Prose polished to perfection, you’ve lovingly crafted your masterpiece in the stolen moments around an impossible schedule.
You’ve commissioned the most beguiling of covers, invested in an ace editor and painstakingly tweaked the interior formatting to ensure the delicate sensibilities of your reader will not be unexpectedly jarred by a rogue font pairing or flubbed folios.
Time to share your creation with the world.
Time to receive the glowing appraisals and positive feedback from your appreciative fans and the top book reviewers in the industry.
But hold up a minute. You know your book is the cutest, smartest, most precocious book in the world–obviously–but, how will top reviewers or your adoring fans know, unless they read it? And how will they know to read it, if there are currently no reviews encouraging them to do so?
Gnarly catch 22.
How on earth do you get reviews for your book (so you can sell more books, so you can get more reviews to sell more books)?
Do Book Reviews Impact Book Sales?
Before we get knee deep into the “how” of getting book reviews, let’s take a look at why (or whether) we need them. [Read more…]