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Chandresh

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How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 6:20 AM
 
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How I can get a review for my books which I have published just now ????
cdalebrittain

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 6:32 AM   in response to: Chandresh in response to: Chandresh
 
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As a new author, your best source of reviews is happy readers (strangers, friends & family cannot post reviews). Promote your book (there are scores of threads on the forums about marketing and promotion), and if enough people enjoy it at least a few of them will post reviews. (Maybe 1 in 100 readers review.) Sales have to come before reviews.

Before you begin promoting, make sure your book is top-notch in every way, cover, description, Look Inside, editing, formatting. And of course it has to be in a genre that readers want to buy. Good luck!
stephen samperi

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 6:57 AM   in response to: Chandresh in response to: Chandresh
 
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Find someone who will review for free or for a fee, pass out free copies to the masses and hope a few leave a review, or just wait for reviews to trickle in over time from readers who "took a chance" on a new book with no reviews.
cdalebrittain

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 7:29 AM   in response to: stephen samperi in response to: stephen samperi
 
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stephen samperi wrote:
Find someone who will review for free or for a fee, pass out free copies to the masses and hope a few leave a review, or just wait for reviews to trickle in over time from readers who "took a chance" on a new book with no reviews.

Stephen--
Paying for reviews can get you banned. Reviews suspected of being paid-for will be removed. This is very bad advice.

Almost no one who downloads a book for free ever reviews it, so that doesn't work either.
stephen samperi

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 12:55 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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I was referring to the basic options available to new authors. If amazon does not allow it then sure, don't do it on amazon but many people pay for reviews.
Notjohn

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 1:14 PM   in response to: Chandresh in response to: Chandresh
 
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Here's a useful blog post on promoting your book: https://insights.bookbub.com/marketing-a-new-book-tactics-authors-publishers-love

And one on getting the most out of your Amazon store listing: https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/2017/03/07/sell-more-books-on-amazon/

And a somewhat biased look at the whole process of self-publishing (you can ignore the BookBaby promotions): https://www.bookbaby.com/pages/pdf/5-Steps-To-Self-Publishing.pdf

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting (2018 edition)

The blog: https://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com

resteasy

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 4:51 PM   in response to: stephen samperi in response to: stephen samperi
 
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I wish you well to this game, but it is obvious you are new to it. Would be better to absorb advice here first before dishing it out. Giving inaccurate steers can cause problems for others new to self-publishing.
C. Gold

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 5:59 PM   in response to: Chandresh in response to: Chandresh
 
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Hidden Gems is a review service that follows Amazon guidelines for reviews. You can see an entire thread about them here: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,253017.0.html

Rules on reviews:
1. No reviews by friends and family
2. You can't specifically buy reviews. All reviews must be voluntary. What a service like HG does is send your book out to their list and people volunteer to review it.
3. You can't ask for only good reviews.
Tinkerbell

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Re: How i can get review for my books which i have published just now
Posted: Jan 29, 2018 8:53 PM   in response to: Chandresh in response to: Chandresh
 
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Chandresh go to KFC and buy a giant bucket of chicken, a bucket of popcorn and a crate of beer. Then open your book page and sit down with your food and wait....

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