Reviews help sell books. Consumers rarely believe advertising alone. They want to know if the dollars they will be spending on a product are going to prove worthwhile.
This is where reviews come in. Reviews let consumers know that the money they are considering spending on your book will give them a fair return. In fact, studies show that 90% of consumers read online reviews, and up to 88% say they trust online reviews and comments created by other consumers.
Getting book reviews for your book does not need to be difficult or time consuming. All you have to do is ask. Following are five suggestions for asking for book reviews.
1. Ask in your book.
You can ask in the back pages of your book. At the end of your book, devote a page to letting your readers know how much their opinion matters to you and others readers…
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