Every artist, every creative person in this world yearns for just two things - recognition and acceptance. After putting in loads of efforts and spending hours and hours in writing your eBook, perhaps the only thing you'd be looking forward to is getting the attention and recognition your eBook deserve.
The best way to achieve this is by getting your eBook reviewed online. eBook reviews are part of eBook promotion and marketing process and plays an influential role in increasing the sales of your eBook. Specifically, being a self-published author, reviews are one of the best ways to increase the reach of your eBook and sell more copies.
Though there's no formula or any secret ways to getting your eBook reviewed, careful planning and a little research can work wonders for your eBook. Here are some tips on getting reviews for your eBook in case you're wondering.
Perhaps the first circle of people who would love to read your eBook and review it would be your friends, family, and your acquaintances. Reach out to people in your email list, your followers on twitter, and your friends list on Facebook and send them a copy of your eBook. They'd read it and, for sure, leave a comment on your social media page. If you could ask them to leave a comment on an e-commerce portal, they would be happy to do it too. They are people you know. So, you have a bit of a liberty in getting things done from them. Their reviews would indeed help your eBook get picked up by potential readers who would hesitate to do so otherwise. Try being good here and ask them to review your eBook genuinely
This requires a bit of a research. Look for books of the same genre as yours and do research on some top reviewers for such eBook. They are the ones you should be approaching first because they are open to reading new and fresh content and are more than willing to leave an honest comment on the same as well. Once you do your research and get their contact details, send them a request to read and review your eBook. However, the catch here is that top reviewers receive loads of requests every day and you'd probably have to wait for some time before they could review your eBook; but it's definitely worth the effort because getting a review from them would help increase the credibility and visibility of your eBook. It'll make readers compelled to pick your eBook up among others. Try it.
Besides top reviewers, you could also approach eBook bloggers who read eBooks and give their reviews. It's similar to food blogging, where you try food at different restaurants and leave a comment on your social media page or at online portals. Approach them by sending a well written email, asking them to read your eBook and review it on their blog. The better you pitch your mail, the more the chances of your eBook getting reviewed. Do research, come up with a list of people you intend to approach for eBook reviews, send them requests, follow-up in case of no response, and get your eBook reviewed.
Another effective way is to give your eBook for free for a sometime after its release. Being a new author, people would think twice before they pick your eBook for purchase. Make them come out of their hesitation by giving your eBook for free. Chances are more that they'd pick and read your eBook. Moreover, they'd leave a comment for it as well. Once you get a good number of reviews, price your eBook as you intended.
So, make sure you plan accordingly to start the process prior to the actual release of your eBook. When you approach them after your eBook releases, your reviews would get delayed, in turn delaying the potential sales of your eBook. So, time things right.