NOTE: This is part of a series I am doing here, which explains how I am marketing my new book, Ask, Believe, Receive - 7 Days to Increased Wealth, Better Relationships, and a Life You Love. If you enjoy the "behind the scenes" info on this promotion and feel the book would help you, please purchase it. :)
Every book, regardless of who wrote it or the level of publicity behind it, has a point where nobody has reviewed it. And if you're selling on Amazon or similar sites, you want reviews, because they help sell the book.
So what do you do?
Personally, I ask for them.
Lots of authors I've dealt with are embarrassed to do this, but like most things, if you don't ask, you don't get. In this case, it's because the majority of people visit Amazon to purchase books, not review them. This is why you'll often see books which are selling well, but don't have a lot of reviews.
But as I mentioned earlier, when it comes to selling books on Amazon, reviews help...so you want as many as you can. And here is my suggestion to make that happen...
Find a book that is similar to your book and directly contact people who have enjoyed it. Offer them a free book. When you send it, ask for a review.
It is. But that's no guarantee that you'll get a review. My experience is that you'll get reviews on about 10% of the copies you send, so don't be cheap. Send out 100 copies...or more, to get the reviews that you need. It will be worth it.
Take a look at this one...'Whatever you think about and focus on the most, you'll tend to attract into your life',
February 13, 2008
David Hooper is a pragmatist - and an Idealist in the finest sense of the term! In this brief book ASK BELIEVE RECEIVE: 7 DAYS TO INCREASED WEALTH, BETTER RELATIONSHIPS, AND A LIFE YOU LOVE he avoids kitschy nonsense and in a bow to the time constraints of even the most devout 'self-help' addicts, he succinctly outlines his simple but pertinent methods for making changes.
The book is best read in the manner in which Hooper suggests: there are seven days to approach the different aspects of altering our lives by applying the principals of attraction, and to take advantage of his ideas requires the brief time to read his day's comment and then to apply it. 'Here's how it works: Your thoughts trigger your emotions. Your emotional state emits a specific "frequency" of energy to the universe. In turn, the universe returns events and experiences into your life that correspond with your emotional frequency'. With this bit of advice Hooper then proceeds through the topics of 1) How to attract money into your life, 2) How to attract ideal relationships, 3) How to attract your best health, 4) How to attract you dream job, and 5) How to attract everything needed for a successful business.
Throughout the book Hooper drops little gems, like 'Allowing actually means to be in a state of non-resistance', that on first glance seem rather obvious, but in the manner in which he incorporates common sense into his program for life enhancement they work very well. In a world full of self help manuals it is difficult to find the ones that actually work. For this reader, this is one of those! Grady Harp, February 08 Comment (1) | Permalink | Was this review helpful to you?
Notice the "Top 10" badge. This is somebody who reads a lot of books. And this is the type of person you want-- either somebody who reads a lot of books, or somebody who specializes in the topic you are writing about.
If you can reach "tastemakers" like this, it's worth a lot more than the average review.
How do you reach these people? Ask!