Some new authors still believe that everything comes at a price. Not book reviews—unless you consider the searing pain you feel when you get a bad one.
There are many ways to get free book reviews and I believe you should strive to get as many as you can from colleagues in your field, authors in your genre, readers and others who just love reviewing books in your category. Solicit reviews in publications related to your topic/genre. This might include newsletters and magazines. Arrange to have reviews posted at various related blog sites and web sites.
And don’t forget to ask reviewers to post their reviews at your book page on amazon.com.
There are even free book review sites. So don’t feel that you have to pay anywhere from $25 to $400 for a review. Here are a few directories of, at least, mostly FREE reviewers.
Also check out book reviewers in the Literary Marketplace (in the reference section of your library).
I’ve probably had 300 reviews of my books over the years and I’ve never paid for one of them, except occasionally with a bruised ego. Remember, you can’t please everyone all the time.
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