Resources for Getting Your Book Reviewed

BookBaby has posted my blog on selling books through conferences. Link below. This post is actually partially excerpted from my latest book, Talk Up Your Book, How to Sell Your Book Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences and More.
http://blog.bookbaby.com/2012/11/how-to-sell-books-through-conferences

Did you notice there are three reviews for this book at Amazon.com now?

Have you ever wondered how to get reviews for your book? You ask for them. Who should you ask?
• Those who contributed to your nonfiction book.
• Colleagues and experts that you consulted while writing the book.
• Professionals within your field or writers in your genre.
• Program directors for some of the events where you’ve spoken.
• Friends and readers of your previous fiction or nonfiction works.
• Reviewers for publications related to the topic/genre of your book.

There are also many book review sites online. Most of them do NOT charge. You should not have to pay for a book review. If you are doing your job to become known by your readers, you should be able to call on many of them to give you a testimonial and/or write a review. If your book is decent, you should be able to get some of the online book reviewers to review your book.
Here are a few book review directories:

http://acqweb.org/bookrev.html
http://diryahoo.com/arts/humanities/literature/reviews
http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net/free-book-reviews.html
http://hampton-networks.com

Here’s another tip: If you write reviews, testimonials or blog posts for other authors, they are more apt to do the same for you.

http://www.matilijapress.com
http://www.patriciafry.com

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