Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

How Do Self-Published Authors Get Reviews?


There’s been a lot of back-and-forth in the book-world-news about whether reviews have as much clout as they used to in promoting an author’s work

But then, there’s a bunch of back-and-forth for most any aspect of the writer’s realm—this is the Paradigm-Shift-Era.

I’ve garnered a few reviews for Notes from An Alien, my short novel that’s for sale yet is still being given away free and having behind the scenes revelations posted here every Friday.

And, even though I’m a maverick, I still want to share info that non-mavericks can find useful.

So, here’s something about reviews from Denise Enck‘s site, Empty Mirror.

It’s a post called, 10 ways to find reviewers for your self-published book, and, as usual, I’ll give you just enough to encourage you to go read it :-)

First are 5 things to bear in mind when contacting potential reviewers, followed by 7 things that should be avoided

Then, the 10 ways to find reviewers:

1. Amazon’s “Meet Our Authors” Forum

2. Amazon’s Top Reviewers

3. Peruse the Amazon book pages

4. LibraryThing & GoodReads

5. Social networking sites

6. Google

7. Services which connect authors and reviewers
> The Bookbag
> Author Marketing Club
> BookRooster
> Kindle Book Review

8. Reviewer directories and lists
> The Book Blogger List
> Step by Step Self Publishing – Reviewer List
> List of literary / poetry review publications

9. Ask other authors

10. Look close to home & offline

11. (“yeah, forget 10 – we’re turning this baby all the way up to 11!”) ~ The Indie View

So, some of you may be able to read that list and set right off to find reviewers

For the rest of you, have fun reading the Empty Mirror’s full article :-)

And, if you know other good ways to get reviews for self-pubbed books, do, please, let us know in the Comments
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