Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with book bloggers? They are the New Gatekeepers to book publishing success – but how can you tap into that source of free promotions by putting your best foot forward?
The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of 215 blogging professionals collected in a survey covering all aspects of communication between authors and Review Blogs. Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let us demystify the promotion of your book on a book blog.
You’ll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, and the following:
The Author Interview,
The Guest Post,
The Book Blurb Excerpt and Cover Reveals and more!
Chapter 5 The Review
The much sought after review consumes a lot of an author's energies. It is seen as the key to the kingdom by many. I will admit that reviews are a necessary thing on Amazon and other purchasing sites these days; people have the ability everywhere to state their view on a product, and many do. As the buying public, we can consult these reviews to determine if we want to buy a product. How much credence we give them is a personal choice. I'm sure you’ve noticed that reviews on Amazon as well as other places are hot topics lately. Who is allowed to leave a review, and even the validity of a review are all coming under fire. While this is an interesting angle to the topic of reviews, we’re going to discuss book blogger reviews.
Book reviews are going to happen whether you seek them out or not. The book reviews that you don’t seek out are, for the most part, out of your control. The book bloggers have obtained a copy of your book from somewhere and are sharing their thoughts with their readers. The reviews that we will talk about in this chapter are the ones you seek out. These are the reviews that result from you personally approaching book bloggers and asking them to review your book.
Why do book bloggers post reviews?
Many book bloggers start their blogs to express their thoughts and maybe make some like-minded friends, just like I did. It never occurred to me that someone would actually read what I had to write. The reality is that book bloggers WANT to share their thoughts with others. WE LOVE BOOKS. We want to discuss what we loved about a particular book. There may not be anyone in our immediate neighborhood that loves the authors we do, but online, there are lots of people. I talk regularly with romance fans from literally all over the world.
November 19: Reader Girls
November 26: The Reading Addict
Decembr 3: A Pen and Fire
December 10: Teena in Toronto
December 17: Nana Prah's Blog
January 7: Brenda Maxfield's Blog
January 14: Sharing Links and Wisdom
January 14: It's Raining Books
Author Bio and Links:
Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught at University, trained technical personnel in the banking industry and, most recently, used her expertise to help dozens of authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books.
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