Category: Book Reviews

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How to Get Book Reviews (or How to Run Your Own Book Review Campaign) by Beth Barany

Many authors think that it is totally time-consuming to find reviews for their books. I admit, just like everything else, it takes time. You can get book reviews. But if you want to develop a long-term relationship with one of the key influencers in our industry—book bloggers—then you’ll want to learn how to get reviews for your books.

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How to Write and Get Great Reviews — With Examples of a Book Review

How to write and get great reviews, with examples of a book review. A lot of authors think that getting many five-star ecstatic reviews will help make more book sales, so they get their family and friends to post rave reviews. The problem is that browsing readers can detect false praise a mile away, so if you just help guide the reviewer on how to sound authentic, your reviews will in fact help you make more sales of your books.

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Get Your Book in Libraries with a One-Sheet

There are many different kinds of “one-sheets.” A one-sheet for reviewers and libraries can contain the contact’s name, a hook, some reasons why readers want your book, your book blurb, a call to action, reviews, and a bio. You’ll send the one-sheet to prospective reviewers and to librarians. Be sure to include the book’s genre and for reviewers a page count or word count.

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How to Get Your Book in Libraries

I think it’s absurd that indie authors have to fight to get their books in libraries! Even if you’re a bestselling indie author, libraries won’t order a single copy of your book unless they get enough requests from their members. So what’s an indie author to do?

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Book Review: Inside Out by Maria Synder

Inside Out by Maria Snyder — A Book Review by Beth Barany — Trella is a 17 year-old who has only known white walls, tubes, square hallways, care mates, and a life of drudgery.

And she’s not like the rest of those sheep, all the others who live on her level, under those who have more and better lives who control their lives from the upper levels.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mermaid’s Mirror by L. K. Madigan

This young adult novel, for grades 8 and up, is hauntingly beautiful and well told. I really felt like I was in the head and heart of a sixteen-year-old. Lena has always felt drawn to sea around her home just south of San Francisco despite her father’s fears, a former surfer. Strange things start happening, sleep walking at the beach, whispers of voices and dream.