“How do I find reviewers for my book?”
I get this question from authors all the time. And it’s a good one.
I often suggest that they follow this three-step process:
- Find similar books on Amazon.
- Track down the four- and five-star reviewers for those books.
- Ask those reviewers to consider reviewing their book, too.
Not surprisingly, the response is usually, “Won’t that take a lot of time?”
Until now, I’d say “Yes” and suggest that they hire a student to do the digging.
Now, I’ve got a much better solution. It’s quick, thorough, easy, and automated (my new favorite word).
Reviewer Grabber tool demonstration
It’s the very cool “Reviewer Grabber” tool — software — created by the team at the Author Marketing Club (affiliate link). The image above is a screenshot of the software in action as it searches for self-publishing book reviewers.
I asked Author Marketing Club founder Jim Kukral to demonstrate how it works so I could videotape it and share it here with you.
Try to see past my “ooooooh, ahhhhhhh” reaction when you watch. I admit I was pretty amazed by how easy it is to use and how helpful it will be in snagging book reviews from the right reviewers.
Watch our Reviewer Grabber demonstration here. It’s long enough to answer all of your questions about the tool while still showing its power pretty soon after Jim starts the demonstration.
Use it yourself
One survey of 300,000 book readers revealed that they are more interested in Amazon reviews than any other kind of review. This tool will help you snag those influential reviews. They’re the ones that give your book credibility with readers and reassure them that they will like it.
The Reviewer Grabber and the corresponding email templates you can use to request reviews are only available to Author Marketing Club (AMC) members. Get all the details at my affiliate link.
Got questions about the Reviewer Grabber? I’ve used it several times and should be able to help. Just ask them in a comment.
Tip of the Month
This month’s comes from Louise Myers’ “Visual Social Media” blog. It’s loaded with information that will help you improve your visual communication.
The resource is a blog post and corresponding white paper on “How to Create an Infographic People Will Rave About.” The post outlines the steps to follow and it links to a site where you can download the white paper. (An infographic is an image-based presentation of information that provides a visual “at a glance” overview of a concept or process.)
Whether you plan to design your own or collaborate with a designer, you’ll get how-to information and advice that will help you make sure the end result is effective . . . and not a waste of time. Have fun with it!
Learn more and get the download link at the Visual Social Media blog.