It’s like a blood drive, but…for Amazon reviews? No, wait, that doesn’t quite fit. Errr..Weird. Sorry. I mean:
Hey folks! I’m running a three day Book Review Drive for my latest book Self-Publishing Success Strategies: 19 Tips To Sell More Kindle Books and Grow Your Audience! I’ve set the book price to FREE through Friday! The idea is that you can download a copy at no cost, give it a read, and if you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a short review and rating on Amazon! Why is this so important? Read on.
Book reviews help indie authors
Did you know that on average only, like, 3 percent of people who buy a Kindle book actually leave a review? That’s a bummer, especially because reviews really help other book buyers decide whether they might enjoy a particular read. As an indie author, it’s super tough to get readers to rate our books, even if folks love them.
I’ve sold about 4,000 copies of one of my other books, Write Short Kindle Books since it launched in January, and I’m lucky that 131 people saw fit to leave a review. That’s not bad, but it’s not great when you consider how many people actually have a copy, and that’s not including another 700 or so who grabbed it for free during a special promo.
Positive reviews are really powerful and can help a book out. They provide social proof and actually impact Amazon’s rankings a bit. Very negative reviews can have the reverse effect, damaging a book, though having some contrast across your book ratings can be a little helpful, as long as the balance doesn’t tip too far into the red.
I love it when people read my books, dig them, and take a moment to leave a nice review. That tells other readers on Amazon that my books don’t suck.
That said, I also encourage people to leave honest reviews, and I use constructive critiques to improve my current and future books.
How the Book Review Drive works! [Step-by-Step]
STEP 1: Between NOW and Friday, go download a free copy of the book on Kindle. [Don’t have a Kindle? No sweat, you can get a free app to read it on your smartphone, Mac, or PC!
STEP 2: Read the book. Easy. It’ll prob take an hour or two max. It’s a quick, info-packed read.
STEP 3: If you enjoyed the book? Go to the book’s Amazon page and leave a short review and a starred rating. It can be short and sweet, or more detailed. Whatever you prefer. You can do that manually be clicking on “customer reviews”, then “write a review.” OR just use this handy link to go RIGHT TO THE FORM! [P.S. You’ll have to log into your Amazon account first if you’re not already logged in.
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your support!
Already have my book(s)? Enjoy them? GREAT! Please leave a review.