Here’s a site touted as the most followed site by writers. I found it because I get emails regularly from a publish-yourself publisher who posts her work. I don’t use the publisher, but I have learned a lot from their various articles. I have to study this site closer myself and follow-up. Getting professional-type reviews without paying a fee is very difficult, especially for the self-published author.
If you want to laugh…I sent an email to the New York Times to get my book on their long list of requested reviews. It’s been a couple of months and I’m still waiting.
I’ve sent a PDF copy to a reviewer living in Germany. It could be months before he got to it. I’m hoping this will be the one worth waiting for.
In the meantime, I have a couple of friends with professional attitudes whose reviews will certainly prove worthy.
It’s the wait that’s stressful. Amazon requires so many reviews, at least twenty-five, before anything begins to happens. I’m still counting down…slowly, very slowly.
- Waterstones bookseller found trolling self-published author (guardian.co.uk)
- Are Self-Published Authors Their Own Worst Enemy? (eoghann.com)
- Paid-for Amazon Reviews? Oh Dear (dan-harris.net)
- 5 Ways to Spot a Trustworthy Amazon Review (janetboyer.typepad.com)
- What Amazon didn’t say about e-books (reviews.cnet.com)
- Successful Self-Published Author Advises Authors to “Write a Lot” for Success (prweb.com)
- Need book reviews? Check out this repost from The Creative Penn – (writeconnexion.wordpress.com)