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When seeking reviewers for our books, it was important to select experts in their fields of food, travel and marketing, with successful results.

We are sharing the beginning of an article featured on The Write Life by Nicola Jane as she covers so many important points.


Why the Right Book Reviews are So Important for Authors

by Nicola Jane

When your book is released, it’s tempting to try to get as many reviews as you can.

You hope someone, anyone, will write an all-important Amazon or Goodreads review that will boost sales.

But authors and self-publishers who adopt a scattergun approach risk putting their book in front of the wrong audience — and ending up with lukewarm reviews. 

As marketing expert and author Paul Youlten told me, “Bad reviews can simply mean the wrong person is reading your book.”

I had been complaining to Youlten about the reviews my second book had been getting. He’s a fellow member of the writing group I attend, and one of the few of us who works in marketing.

Which means I frequently ask him for advice.

And, apart from when he insisted I send my erotic novel to his sister to read and she was so offended she didn’t speak to him for weeks, his insight has been invaluable.

What happens when you get the wrong reviewers

To read more click: Why the Right Book Reviews are So Important for Authors



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