HOW TO GET REVIEWS
Before you launch your new Novel, the next step, for authors, is to get reviews. I know some of you will ask why is it important you do this first?
Book reviews play an important part in the marketing and sales of any new Book. Reviewers have the expertise and knowledge to evaluate the material, decide if it will appeal to readers, and its sales ability, as they read, and they always give an honest analysis.
Sure, you can use family, or friends, to read and review your book, but due to their closeness to you, the author, their reviews are not generally considered. Some retailers will not allow a family members or close friends to publish a review.
It is suggested when looking for a reviewer, try Goodreads, Reddit, your social website, other blogs, or if you have a print or e-book format, you can hand out some to your readers, allowing them the time to read and review it.
There are sites that are free such as, Choosy, Bookworm, Readers’ Favorite. Search on-line for reviewers such as book clubs, author newsletters, and book websites.
Planning, before publication, will get the word out about your book early, and build up your readership. To further help, consider writing a blog, or use social media to advertise the publication of the book, and ask for Reviewers by giving away a free book, free shipping or a discount for a limited time.
Good Luck to all— Paula