Check out the brand new group for those in need of book reviews, promotion, informative discussions and a little bit of fun. Amy, the group leader is dedicated and ambitious.
My first post to this group is not only to introduce myself, Amy and the group but to share some of my ideas and tools that have been helpful to me.
I focus on reviews. There are a couple of things I have noticed. It is much easier to receive reviews:
1. when you are willing to give reviews.
2. when you follow, like and seek out fellow authors
3. when you are active in social media groups via posts, likes and comments
1. Make it know you are willing to give good and thorough reviews.Often you will find writers are able to wait a few weeks or so as you may have a waiting list. Also, fellow writers understand being pressed for time not only to read and review but also to write and take care of your own books which is your main priority.
2 & 3 are very similar. Don’t just join but be active in groups.Make sure you are in the appropriate group for the post you want to make. If reviews are what you seek, don’t waste your time making posts and replies in the a writer’s group which does not encourage book promotions or reviews.
Making yourself seen increases your chances of swapping books and getting reviews. The more visible you are the more your name will be remembered. If you are dedicated to giving a good review in return for one, you are building a good reputation within the group and soon will have writers who are seeking you because they know you can be trusted.
I have had the misfortune of swapping books and reviews only to find I held up my end of the deal but got stuck by the writer who received a free copy of my book but never left a return review. And when I asked for, I received no reply.
When this happens the author’s name goes on my “NO REVIEW” list for future reference. I also have no problem sharing this list with another author to keep this from happening to them. Luckily,those who follow through far outweigh those who do not.
This is another advantage of being in this group. We all get familiar with each other and become friendly and dedicated.
Later on, I will share my review list to help those who do not know of all the options we have in getting these reviews out on as broad a scale as possible.
Welcome to those who join. Have a drink on me. Cheers. 🙂