Today’s guest post is by Dana Lynn Smith, whose blog The Savvy Book Marketer helps authors and indie publishers learn how to sell more books. She shares some great insights about book reviews and dispels some myths that you may have heard and wondered if they are true.
Book reviews are a powerful promotional tool, but there are some misconceptions about how to obtain them. Here are some common myths about getting book reviews.
- Myth #1 – Book reviews are just for new books.
It’s true that book review journals read by librarians and booksellers review books at or soon after publication. It’s best to focus your review efforts during the first year of a book’s life, but some venues will review older books.
- Myth #2 – No one will review a self-published book. Continue Reading…