Yesterday I wrote about the growing importance of amateur reviews – especially 5 star reviews – at Amazon.com.
That left the question… well how do you get THOSE? Of course everybody wants them!
You ask for them.
If you’ve got a book that sells on Amazon (or Barnes and Nobles for that matter) you simply identify people who are willing to read your book AND review it on these websites with this understanding:
They will not give you less than a 5 star rating. If they can’t do that in good faith, then they will NOT REVIEW THE BOOK AT ALL!
It’s the 5 star ratings you need after all…not the lukewarm ones. The 5 star ratings tip the sales scale so to speak.
Your only cost is the cost of the book’s printing and postage… plus the cover letter reminding people of their promise only to review if they can give you a thumbs up!
If you’re trying to turn your book into a best seller, this is a strategy you can’t afford NOT to use if the book really is as good as you think.
Next time, I’m going to tell you how to find reviewers who will do just this FOR FREE!