Book Marketing Tip – Writing Reviews
By Matthew Robert Payne
Have you ever been on Amazon browsing reviews and then read a really good review and decided to buy the book that you are looking at because of the review? A well-crafted review can really tip the scales for me when I am looking to read a book.
As a writer for self-published Christian books, I took to writing reviews for every book that I read and loved and signed off the review with this tag line
Your full name
Author of (number) Christian books on Amazon
I have found in my time of writing books and speaking to people on Facebook that have read my books, that quite a number of people have found my books because of the reviews that I write.
You are a writer, and you have books to sell, and as a writer, you are probably a reader like me, and so what is stopping you from writing positive reviews. And putting a tagline like mine.
You can write a review for a book in Intimacy with God and sign off with a tag that says
Author of 6 Christian books on Amazon including 7 Tips to Intimacy with Jesus
Did you know that Amazon will allow you to do that? How great would it be to be one of the first people to write a comprehensive and positive review on Amazon for that book on Intimacy with God and have people upvote your review to such a point that you are the first or second review to be read on a popular author’s page?
Now a few rules with reviews
I only write reviews for books that I enjoyed, and loved. The least number of stars I write a review for is 3 stars, but most often my reviews are 5 stars and sometimes 4 stars. I will only do a 3-star review when I have something negative to say about a book, yet I still want the people to read the book. However, there is something about the book that I feel readers need to be aware of.
I don’t write two or one-star reviews, however, I am happy other people take the time to write extensive 1-star reviews because they often help me from buying a book that is going to let me down.
I also make a point of letting people know how the book made me feel. Many times, I will use a sentence to let people know that I am a writer like this sentence.
As a Christian writer, I appreciate the candor of this writer when he speaks about his indiscretions as I try to use the same candor in my books, and I love people who are transparent.
This line I have just used lets the reader know that the book is transparent and also that I am a transparent writer myself.
As a writer concentrate on blessing other writers, and your reviews will be fine.
Matthew Robert Payne has written 60 Christian books that can be found on Amazon and has written over 800 articles on Ezine Articles. You can find up to 40 of his books that are free to read at https://matthewrobertpayne.com
Matthew is also a prophet and you can request some of his prophetic services at https://personal-prophecy-today.com