How can we encourage more readers to leave reviews for our books?

This is an interesting idea. I will have to give it some consideration for future use.

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I am very keen to make reviews a prominent feature of the book promotions and encourage readers to review the books that they buy and enjoy, or not as the case may be.

Word of mouth is still the most powerful marketing tool that anyone who is selling a product benefits from. Authors are no different, and our books tend to be judged by the number and quality that they have received.

Part of the problem is that those who are not writers of books or blogs are uncomfortable in offering reviews and feel that what they have to say is not important. Many who do review a book, leave just one line after their star rating, simply saying that the reader enjoyed or disliked a book, but they do not elaborate.

That is obviously very welcome. But whilst a potential reader does not want to read three pages filled…

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2 thoughts on “How can we encourage more readers to leave reviews for our books?

  1. I read many of the books I enjoy via the Talking-Book program provided through the National Library For the Blind, and Physically Handicap, or EBooks for Kindle. When I am done, I have two places I review. I have done this longer than I’ve been a writer. First if I read a book through NLS I review on a large email list dedicated to nothing but reviewing books. Many who review there, also share their reviews to social media, and blogs.

    Blind persons especially love to talk about what they read, how they liked it, or if they did not, why.

    Another place I review books is on GoodReads, and again, these are shared through the various social media outlets and blogger sources.

    This is why I have been encouraging authors to consider getting in touch with NLS and finding out what must be done to make their books available to less fortunate readers.

    I enjoy your blog, and thanks much for posting.


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