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How Authors Can Move Forward in the Face of Amazon’s Latest Review Policy

by Auburn Seal •  October 6, 2016  •   Follow

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Indie authors everywhere give away books in exchange for an honest review. Whether it’s book bloggers, beta readers, ARC readers, or just friends and family.

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The ask usually goes something like this. Will you write an honest review for my book in exchange for a free copy?

That is one of the main ways authors get reviews, especially unestablished authors without a huge fan base.

But now Amazon is cracking down on that. They will no longer allow incentivized reviews. Did you see the latest announcement? Are you freaking out? Wondering how you will get reviews now?

The team at Bibliocrunch and Learn Self-Publishing Fast has you covered. Learn How to Avoid the Horror of Zero Book Reviews in next week’s webinar. Wednesday, October 12th at 12pm EST.

Marketing and obtaining reviews is a critical piece of bringing your book to the masses. And you can work around Amazon’s seemingly ever-changing policies. It just takes a little imagination and some guidance from folks who know what they are about. Miral has been sharing her tactics for getting reviews with hundreds of authors and she can help you also.

Don’t wait. Sign up today and learn how to get reviews for your book!


Happy Writing!


About Auburn Seal

Auburn Seal enjoys zipping through life in the lovely Pacific Northwest where she finds herself surrounded by a great family—one super-cool husband and three awesome children—and gorgeous scenery. She is a fair-weather blogger (it’s possible she has commitment issues), and has a unique ability to weave the dead into her stories. Auburn graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Student Loans. Oops, Justice Studies. Note the irony. Still, Go Sun Devils!