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Ep 131: “Authors Answers: How To Get Book Reviews”

Welcome to the 131st episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help!

Authors Answers: How To Get Book Reviews

In this episode of Author Answers, Shawn Manaher answers a call-in question from an author asking about the best ways to get book reviews. Shawn shares 3 main areas to focus on to help you get reviews for your book when you need them most.

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“That’s why I believe systems are so important in order for you to get reviews, get them in a predictable manner, and pile them up so that you’re not just wondering, “How am I going to get reviews this week?” The best way in order to get reviews is to create a system, as well as those other two things that I mentioned, the pre-publication and post-publication ideas that I shared above.”

“If you don’t have an email list, what you can do is you can do the tough work at making sure that you’re connecting with bloggers. Those that are within your genre that are talking about books that you like and you’re writing about, you can reach out to those folks and offer to give them a free review copy in exchange for them to give a review for your book.”

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