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7 Websites Where you Can Get Your Kindle Book Reviewed
Getting Kindle book reviews WILL enhance your sales
After several months of selling my ebooks on Amazon, I've come to believe in two key things. #1... you definitely need to write more than a couple of Kindle books if you truly want to build a sustainable residual income source. And #2... promoting your Kindle books can really make a difference in the number of sales you get.
When I first got started on Amazon I promoted my ebooks heavily during the first month. While sales weren't through the roof, they were slightly better than the second month when I did no marketing.
It's not that you need to be promoting your ebooks 24-7. I recommend you do the bulk of your marketing during your first two months after publishing and maybe every six months or so to keep the momentum going on your top sellers.
Your primary focus should be on getting reviews. And that's where this article comes into play. Below you'll find several sites where you can submit your Kindle book for review.
1) Kindle Obsessed
Kindle Obsessed is run by one Misty Baker, a voracious reader who enjoys dystopian literature (ie Hunger Games) and paranormal-esque reading. She adores zombies and vampires and things that make you go gulp in the night.
On her Review Request page she claims to accept all genres, but I'm thinking it might be best to stick with the types of books she has featured on her site. In fact, check out what she's currently reading HERE.
After you send Misty details about your Kindle book, allow 72 hours for her to either give you the thumbs up (yes I'll review your book), or a thumbs down (sorry, not my cup of tea). From there it could take anywhere from 1-3 months for your book review to be posted on her website.
2) Indie Author Book Reviews
Author Anne Chaconas runs the Indie Author Book Reviews blog. She does book reviews and author interviews... she accepts guest bloggers and she'll even promote your giveaway. Reviews are posted on the Indie Author Book Reviews blog, Amazon, BN, Smashwords, GoodReads, LibraryThing and Shelfari. If your title is accepted for review, you'll be emailed within a week.
Preference is given to: general fiction, women's literature, chick lit, literary fiction, historical fiction, romance, thrillers, mysteries, dramas and young adult titles.
She may also consider: memoirs, biographies, humor, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and non-fiction.
Unless you're on a blog tour, reviews may take as long as 3-4 months to go live. For details on submitting your book for review go HERE.
3) Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews
Cathy Speight enjoys reading everything except Christian fiction. What is 'everything' exactly?
Well according to the categories on her website she has reviewed books in the following genres: chick lit, children's, contemporary, crime/thriller/mystery/suspense, dog fiction, erotica, historical, horror, humor, non-fiction, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, short stories, urban fantasy, women's fiction and young adult.
If you'd like Cathy to review your book, send her a private message on Facebook or email her at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4) Romancing the Book
Romancing the Book is all about love, romance and everything in between. They review sub-genres like: adventure, adult themes, anthology, biography, chick lit, contemporary, fantasy, futuristic, historical, horror, inspiration, interracial, mystery, non-fiction, paranormal, sci-fi, steampunk, suspense, time travel, urban fantasy, western and young adult.
To get the ball rolling you'll need to submit information about your Kindle book here. If one of their reviewers is interested in reviewing it, they'll ask you for a review copy. A review of your Kindle book will appear on their site 4-6 weeks after you've submitted it.
5) BigAl's Books & Pals
Hurray for BigAl's for focusing on indie (independent) authors who are Kindle (and Nook) published. His blog is a hotbed of review activity.
All genres of fiction and many segments of non-fiction are accepted here. Non-fiction must be targeted to a layperson - think travel narrative.
Kindle books submitted here may be reviewed up to a year after submission. Reviews will also be submitted to Amazon within two weeks after it's listed on the blog.
6) The Book Hookup
The Book Hookup is a consort of five book blogging ladies who span across North America. In addition to book reviews they also host author interviews, guest bloggers and authors who are on blog tours.
They prefer ebooks in the following genres: contemporary fiction, romance, historical romance, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal and young adult.
7) Book Lovers Inc.
If you're a self-published or vanity press author, Book Lovers Inc. ISN'T the site for you. :-(
But if you're traditionally published and your genre centers around: fantasy, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal romance, historical fiction, speculative fiction or young adult, then you'll definitely want to submit your title here. They prefer to receive review copies through NetGalley.
According to their website it sounds like a good number of submitted titles will be reviewed. If they decide not to review your Kindle book they'll tell you why. Reviews will be posted on the Book Lovers website, as well as: Amazon, LibraryThing, GoodReads, Facebook and maybe Shelfari.
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