After publishing a book, there’s this tricky little problem most authors have to overcome: getting people to read and review it.
Fortunately, there’s an entire segment of the blogging populace that not only does this very thing but can help you build your author street cred: book review bloggers.
The key to getting your book into reviewers’ hands? Sticking to these main steps:
- Follow the book reviewer’s guidelines for contacting them about a review. This is THE BIG ONE. Don’t start shooting off emails willy nilly before first making sure you’ve thoroughly met each one of their requests. Reviewers receive A LOT of requests to read books, and if it comes down between an author who followed their directions and an author who didn’t, guess whose book will get chosen.
- Find a point of contact and spell their name correctly. I know this one seems like a no-brainer…
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