Get your book reviewed by Independent Book Review.
Product reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads are essential to the independent author. Do everything you can to get your book reviewed and rated on those sites.
Unfortunately though, it doesn’t happen as often as you’d think. Your friends and family might not understand how important these reviews are. You can give out copies of your book for free to everyone you know, but realistically, they might never get around to it.
That doesn’t mean you should stop trying. Increase your reviews on those sites anyway you can. When you give your book away, leave a note inside of it, thanking them for reading. Mention that they can find you on Goodreads. Sometimes, a gentle reminder is all it takes.
While you’re waiting for product reviews, you still need professional marketing material. Instead of tweeting out “Buy my book!” everyday, you should have something new to show your fans.
That’s where professional book reviews come in.
Professional book reviews are personalized marketing tools. While they won’t go on Amazon, they will provide guaranteed, objective content to increase your author SEO and to share announcements on newsletters, websites, event flyers, social media, and more. And with IBR, if you’re the best book we’ve reviewed this month, you might even win the Book of the Month contest, which comes with a front page feature and the choice of an interview, excerpt, or guest post publication.
How to Get Your Book Reviewed by Independent Book Review.
If you’d like to get your book reviewed for free, please visit our submission guidelines. We cannot guarantee that your book will be reviewed, but we can guarantee that it will be considered. Please see payment options below for guaranteed book reviews.
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