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SPQ 030: Dozens of Ebooks, Low Review Numbers. What Can I Do?

Magnifying glass focused on the word reviewThe Question…

Dennis has about a dozen books on Kindle and CreateSpace. It’s like pulling teeth to get people to review them, even on books that have been downloaded for free on KDP several thousand times. He wants to know Steve’s secret for generating reviews.

Biggest Takeaway…

Steve’s Answer…

In episode 2, Steve talked extensively about generating reviews. It’s not a secret; just talk to people and build an audience. He feels it’s all about getting organic reviews and telling people why reviews are so important. Make sure you tell people exactly what they need to do to leave a review. Continue reading

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SPQ 010: How Do I Deal With Negative Kindle Book Reviews?

How Do I Deal With Negative Kindle Book Reviews?

The Question…

Andrew wants to know how self-published authors should handle reviews when reviews are so integral to success in self-publishing.

Biggest Takeaway…

Steve’s Answer…

It’s difficult to put a lot of effort into a book and then get negative reviews, but there’s not much you can do about it. Everyone gets negative reviews, even famous authors. Steve says there are three ways to handle a negative review: Continue reading

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SPQ 002: Organic Book Reviews: How Do I Get Natural Reviews (without Asking Family and Friends)?

Organize Book Reviews: How Do I Get Natural Reviews

Many readers don’t realize how important interviews are for independent authors. In this episode, Steve outlines his process for encouraging readers to review his books on Amazon.

The Question…

Rama from PublicSpeakKing.com wants to know how many sales an author needs to make before readers start leaving organic reviews. Organic reviews are very important, especially for independent authors. These are reviews written by people who don’t know you. Steve says he has seen it take up to 1,000 downloads to get one review while doing free promo does, but he uses a process to increase his chances of getting organic reviews from readers. He feels this process is 100 percent white hat (ethical) because he’s not asking readers for positive reviews.

Biggest Takeaway…

Steve’s Answer…

There’s a lot you can do to get organic reviews on your self-published books. Continue reading