Changing My Tactics Scored Me Book Reviews

When I put in the work, I ended up scoring more reviews than I thought I would

Kayla Hicks
Inspired Writer

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A person in a black coat reading a newspaper that has the title Book Review.
Photo by Ekrulila: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-holding-white-and-brown-newspaper-3957616/

One of the toughest things authors face is trying to obtain reviews for their work.

Reviews are one of those selling points that readers look for.

When I look at books to buy, especially if I’m contemplating taking a chance on a new author, my eyes immediately look for how many reviews the book has. For me, this feels like some sort of validation that it’s worth taking a chance on, which I am sure is the same for so many other readers. The books that have captivating descriptions but few reviews are the books you decide if it’s worth taking the chance or not.

With that being said, even if the book has numerous reviews, the type of reviews matters.

By this I am referring to two things:

  1. Who left the review (a blogger, a reviewer, a top Amazon reviewer)
  2. The depth of the review (just a this is a great book or in-depth why I loved it)

Most times, a platform such as Amazon will list the best review and the most critical review at the top of the reviews list.

This is extremely helpful in regards to determining what perks and downfalls you may find…

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Kayla Hicks
Inspired Writer

A published author on Amazon| Multi-Genre Author| Teaching about writing and publishing| https://linktr.ee/authorkaylahicks