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314 Views 2 Replies Last post: Nov 2, 2017 10:24 AM by danwiz RSS
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Nov 2, 2017 5:42 AM

Reviews ... to spur sales?


I've just done a promo of giving away 15 Kindle copies of my title and in my note to readers I've suggested leaving a sentence of reaction in the reviews. Do others have a successful way to get reviews? Without a freebie or 99 cent discount? Laura, fantasy/urban fantasy/historic fiction

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1. Nov 2, 2017 6:49 AM in response to: LauraInColumbus
Re: Reviews ... to spur sales?

Over the last six years or so I've found almost no correlation between reviews and book sales. My current best-seller has no reviews at all. So I doubt it is worth putting much effort into generating reviews. There is also the danger that Amazon will detect the relationship between you and the reviewer and simply delete the review - all effort going to waste. I'm not really answering your question (how) because I just wait for reviews to happen, but I hope I've answered a prior, unasked question (whether).

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2. Nov 2, 2017 10:24 AM in response to: LauraInColumbus
Re: Reviews ... to spur sales?

I have to say the same thing as Maaku.  My best sellers have only 2 or 3 reviews, but they consistently sell more copies per month than everything else put together.




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