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How to get people to review your book

It’s an age-old problem for authors – how do you get people to review your book?

Once you have exhausted your mother, father, brother, sister, wife/husband, and pet rabbit, how do you get others to actually read and write a review for your book on Amazon?

What if you could connect with people who already reviewed books similar to yours?

Seriously – that was what I was thinking yesterday as I started to reflect on what else we could do to support our authors.

…and it occurred to me, that there is a way you can connect with people who have reviewed books similar to yours!  

Here’s how…

If you look at any book on Amazon that has reviews, one by one you are able to search the profile of that reviewer and see if they have published their email address for public access.

So, if you look up a book that has a similar audience to your book, it makes sense that if a person has taken the time to read that book and write a review, that they may well be interested in doing the same for yours!

But the problem is…

Think about it – how long would it take you to research just one reviewer, let alone a book that might have several thousand reviews?

Who has the time to go through all those reviewers and research to see if they have an email address publicly listed, and then copy that email address into spreadsheets for use when reaching out to them?

The answer is…

My Elves!  (aka my team of virtual assistants)

We can do that work for you and simply email you spreadsheets with the publicly listed emails of people who have reviewed books similar to yours.

Are you legally allowed to email them?

At the time of writing this post, it is perfectly legal and legit for you to use those email addresses in a non-commercial manner to request a review, provided you give them a review copy for free.  It is against the spam laws for you to request they first buy the book – but giving them a review copy is perfectly within the law.

What is the turnaround time?

You will usually receive the email addresses in approximately 7-10 days (sometimes less) from the time you submit your URLs.

As you will understand, there is a limit to how many books we can research in one week however, if there are already more searches scheduled in front of yours that it will take more than 10 days to process, we will let you know within 1-2 business days (or less) of you placing your order.

So, what’s next?

You know your book better than anyone, so you will know which books are similar to yours.

  1. Find 5 books that have a similar audience to your book that also have a large number of reviews
  2. Copy the URL links from Amazon.com (please note, we focus on the Amazon.com site so please do your search there and not on another Amazon country site) as well as the names of the books ready for providing to us
  3. Click the “Buy Now” button below (the fee is $297 USD for my Elves to gather all the email addresses for you) and once you submit your payment, you will be redirected to a webpage with instructions for forwarding your links and book names to us (and if for any reason you are not redirected, please email me personally at leighstjohn@leighstjohn.com and I will make sure you are looked after)
  4. We go to work pretty much immediately obtaining the email addresses for you
  5. Once we are done, you receive spreadsheets containing the email addresses as well as the reviews that were posted, and are then free to start contacting them and asking if they would review your book!

Please bear in mind that even if a book has 1000 reviews, there may be as few as 25 reviewers who have listed their email address – but also, there are some with only 500 reviews and over 300 of those have emails that are listed.  As such, please note we cannot guarantee how many emails will be publicly listed but it is usual out of 5 books with sufficient reviews to get 100 or more emails for you to contact.

Also, if your five books deliver less than 25 emails in total, we will run another three book searches for you free of charge.

Please note:  If you are already one of my coaching clients and/or a best-seller program client, we will process an additional 3 book URLs for you at the same time for no extra fee.

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…and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

~ Bella

Leigh (Bella) St John