Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: Book Reviews That Sell by Dr. Gary Webb

Book Reviews That Sell: Discover the Secrets of Getting a Boatload of Great ReviewsBook Reviews That Sell: Discover the Secrets of Getting a Boatload of Great Reviews by Gary Webb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Reviews That Sell offers an easy to implement strategy for increasing the number of reviews for your books.

The author gives the usual cautions: Don't buy book reviews on Fiverr. Don't exchange reviews with members of author groups or circles, and don't move too fast.

What the author does a good job of doing is explaining what you should look for in reviewers. One thing he cautions is you don't want reviews from just anyone. You want reviews from people who will like your book, have read and reviewed books similar to it, and who understand, an effective review is generally longer than one or two sentences. It should say why you liked or didn't like the book. It should explain what readers can expect to gain from reading your book. At the very least, it should offer several thoughtful comments on your content.

The other section I liked was on how to collect endorsements for your book. You know, the front matter you see in many books where authors and experts rave about why you should by this book, or how reading it is going to change your life. I think, this, if anything else, will be my major takeaway from this book. I definitely understand how endorsements could help to grow my sales, especially if they are written by the right people.

Overall, a good book, that will help you score more reviews, and hopefully grow your sales.

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