Most authors know that reviews help sell books. But, getting reviews is sometimes difficult. There are many options for getting book reviews but in this post, I am going to focus on how to find and contact Amazon book reviewers. I have done this manually in the past and have had some success. Not every reviewer will e-mail you back or post a review about your book, but this is an option you can try. But, whatever you do, please do not spam these reviewers or add them to an e-mail list without their permission.
#1: Search Amazon Top Reviewers
You can then search the top reviewers on Amazon. You will then need to check their profile and see if they review books similar to yours. This process takes time and is tedious but can yield results for you.
#2: Check Similar Books to Find Amazon Book Reviewers
Another option is to find a popular book with a lot of reviews that is similar to yours. Then manually check the profiles for that left reviews for this book to see if they have an e-mail address or a website link listed in their public profile on Amazon. To find their public profile, simply click on their name listed for the review. See an example of my public profile below.
If they do have a website URL, you can often find a contact form on their site in order to get in touch with them.
This process is also time consuming and something you might consider outsourcing to a VA or someone on Fiverr.com.
#3: Use the Review Grabber Tool from Author Marketing Club
I had a free membership with Author Marketing Club (AMC) for over a year and recently decided to try their premium membership. My favorite tool in their premium membership is the Review Grabber Tool. You enter a keyword and then it brings up books on Amazon. You can then click a few buttons and it will bring back the reviewers that have either an e-mail address or a website in their profile.
I love this tool!
It is such a time saver and allows me to contact Amazon reviewers without investing much of my time. Time, I could spend on writing more books! 😉 They even give you a copy and paste sample e-mail template that you can then use and customize with your information.
You can see this tool in action in the video below as well as a tour of all of the premium membership benefits.
What Methods Have You Used to Get Reviews?
You can learn even more about how to get book reviews in our book, “How to Get Honest Reviews.”
Find out more here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/books/honest-reviews/
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