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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Get caught up on the other episodes of The Author Hangout that you may have missed:
- Ep 140: “Gumroad for Authors”
- Ep 138: “Goal Setting Check-in”
- Ep 137: “Relying On Others”
- Ep 136: “Honest Conversations on Book Marketing”
- Ep 135: “Recognition of Hard Work”
- Ep 133: “Making Money Fast?”
- Ep 132: “Book Marketing & Book Launches”
- Ep 129: “Author Answers: Using KDP Select or Not”
- Ep 126: “Media Interviews & Book Marketing”
- Ep 124: “Goal Setting for Authors”
- Ep 121: “Authors Answers: DIY Blog Tours”
- Ep 119: “Author Answers: Choosing Comparison Titles”
- Ep 115: “Author Answers: Best Marketing Activities”
- Ep 113: “Writing Faster, Marketing Smarter”
- Ep 111: “Building Book Launch Teams”
- Ep 110: “Book Launches and Distribution”
- Ep 107: “NaNoWriMo, Writing, and Marketing”
- Ep 104: “Connect With Other Authors”
- Ep 099: “Maximizing Book Promotions”
- Ep 097: “Kindle in Motion & More”
- Ep 086 – How To Create an Irresistible Opt-In Incentive
- Ep 085: Build a Killer Self-Hosted Author Website
- Ep 084: An Introduction to How to Build a Responsive Author Email List in Just 30 Days
- Ep 083: How To Use Content Marketing To Delight Your Readers
- Ep 082: “The ONE Social Media Platform You Should Be on Today!”
- Ep 081: “How To Create A Reader Profile”