Now that Amazon is blocking us from posting on multiple Amazon sites unless we spend $50, it is up to us to spread reviews as widely as we possibly can. Whilst my followers are not in the millions, they do come from over 40 countries on all the continents.. except from the frozen north.
I did notice today that at the bottom on my account on Amazon UK for each of the books that they have put a link to Amazon US at least.. Unfortunately it does not work the other way with a link on the US site back to the UK. Small steps but it is better than nothing.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
There are people who regularly review books on a daily or weekly basis and I thought that I would showcase them on a Saturday morning.
They do an amazing job of showcasing our books which is vital if we are to keep our books in front of the buying public. Book marketing is a challenge, and certainly not one you can tackle in isolation. Being on social media is important as that is where most books are seen, but if you have a reader who is willing to take the time to review your book.. and in a blog post as well that is shared across their own social media.. it is gold dust.
I would like to share those people who take that time and for this series it is about those who do so on their blogs. This series is about the reviewers.
There is already two posts a week where I share reviews for authors in the Cafe and Bookstore from Amazon and Goodreads, but I don’t usually promote those that have written them.
I intend on putting in a cover of the book they are reviewing (with an amazon buy link embedded) and an extract from their review with a link back to their blog. Also if they are an author in the Cafe and Bookstore, put their entry there too.
I know that some reviewers will also review books as part of a team and when they appear on that blog I will also share their own website.
Authors – If you have been reviewed in April on a blog then this is a way for you to share that good news by sending me the link to that review.
It will take a couple of weeks to evolve but I hope it will at least boost the review to my followers, bring more traffic to the review site and encourage more people to buy books.
I already have some reviewers for this week’s post but if you have reviewed a book in April can you send me a link please to your blog or to Amazon.. either in the comments or email me at email@example.com.
Authors… if your book has been reviewed in April then please send me the link to the reviewers post by email or in the comments.
To show you what each individual spot will look like.. here is a bit of shameless self-promotion!!!! Amy M. Reade kindly reviewed What’s in a Name Volume 1 last week.
Reviewed by Amy M. Reade: https://amreade.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/book-recommendation-whats-in-a-name-by-sally-cronin/
Here is an extract from Amy’s post.
Back in May of 2017, I published an interview with Sally Cronin. You can read it here if you’d like to refresh your memory. In that interview she talked about her new book, What’s in a Name?
I read the book recently (I need to get on Amazon and post my review) and I’d like to share my thoughts with you. And since this post it entitled “Book Recommendation,” I’m sure you have a pretty good idea of my thoughts.
What’s in a Name? is a collection of short stories, all written by Sally. She had the genius idea of writing two stories for each letter of the alphabet: the name of the story would be the first name of the male or female main character. Hence, Sally has penned the stories “Anne” and “Alexander,” “Grace” and “George,” and “Jane” and “Jack.” I’m sure you get the picture.
Volume I of What’s in a Name? contains stories for letters A through J. Volume II, it follows, continues with the rest of the alphabet. I haven’t read Volume II yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
Please head over and read the whole review: https://amreade.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/book-recommendation-whats-in-a-name-by-sally-cronin/
Amy M. Reade is an author in the bookstore
If I get inundated with entries then I will expand the post to two days. It may seem a drop in the ocean but I hope that ‘Every little helps’ get book reviews read and books sold.
Reviewers please drop the link to the latest book you have reviewed in April to me by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments.
Authors who have been reviewed in April in a blog post, please let me have the link to the reviewers site by email or in the comments.
If you are not already in the Cafe and Bookstore contact me by email email@example.com so we can discuss getting you in there.
If you are an author in the cafe and bookstore who has received a review on Amazon or Goodreads in the last month then let me know so I can put in the twice weekly updates.
Thanks for dropping in and looking forward to getting your links.. Sally