I love book reviewers! They can really make a difference when it comes to book sales. I have a list of book review websites that receive advanced copies of my books. Then, they are asked to read it and post an honest review. I have been fortunate and received some wonderful reviews. Some reviewers also request interviews. I try to post links on my social media to as many of those reviews as I can.
I know a good review can sell books and a bad review can hurt sales. So obviously many people read reviews of a book before they purchase it. I have been known to read the reviews on Amazon, B&N, etc., check out how many stars a book got when deciding to purchase it.
But you don’t have to have a blog or website to post a review of a book. I ask my readers to please post reviews of my books on their purchase sites. It can really make a difference. And I do read those reviews. And to those that have left reviews of my books on social media—THANK YOU! You are awesome and I really appreciate it.
These are just a few kind things reviewers have said about Don’t Breathe a Word, releasing Nov. 5th:
- “Didn’t want to put it down. Don’t Breathe a Word is a roller coaster ride with riveting suspense, relentless emotion, and characters that will steal your heart.”—New York Times Bestselling author, Darynda Jones
- “Romantic suspense fans will mark this as a series to watch.”—Publishers Weekly
- “Craig delivers a top-notch, breakneck romantic thriller.”—New York Times Bestselling author Lori Wilde
Do you read book reviews before purchasing a book? If you’re in a book store and see a book, do you look up reviews on your phone? If you read 10 good reviews and 1 bad one, would you purchase the book anyway? How much do reviews influence your book purchases?
Preorder Contest For Only $2.99!!!!
Don’t forget my preorder contest for Don’t Breathe a Word. Time is running out! This contest closes on Nov. 5th with the release of Don’t Breathe a Word. So preorder it now for only $2.99, then send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s that easy! (Sorry, but this contest is for U.S. residents only.)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordBN
Apple Books: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordAB