Expedited Book Reviews
The acknowledged authority on all things to do with books is the R. R. Bowker company. Amongst other things they maintain a catalogue of all titles released and their associated ISBN.
In 2006 there were 290,000 new titles published in the US alone. When you consider that the average bookstore carries only a few thousand it is easy to see that getting your book noticed is going to be a challenge.
Most authors do not realize that writing the book is the easy bit. Getting it in front of the buying public is the big challenge. The explosion of Print On Demand (POD) companies means that many authors do not have the traditional links to Editors, Publishers, and Agents, or maybe more importantly their contacts in the sales world. Many authors become frustrated and angry when they face the daunting task of advertising, and yes, a book is just another product, it needs the same care and attention that selling a new 'widgit' does. You need to get the public aware of your product.
One of the most effective methods of generating buzz is to get your book reviewed. But again there are problems, how do you find a reviewer? Sending copies blindly to newspapers and magazines is a waste of postage. I read an article recently that one literary quarterly receives approximately 80 books a week, and actually reviews about 5! Those are not good odds.
One solution is to get an expedited book review. Blogger News Network can help you. This is a fee based program that guarantees that your book will be reviewed by one of our pool of experienced reviewers. We also offer interview opportunities. Often an interview is a great way to advertise a book.
Here is how it works:
- Your book will be assigned to one of our qualified reviewers, who will produce a professional, impartial, and honest 500-800 word review.
- You will receive a copy of the review that you are free to use in any fashion you desire.
- The review will be permanently hosted on Blogger News Network (A high traffic news and reviews site).
Here is what is does not do:
- You are not buying a good review, you are getting for a fair and impartial critique of your work
If this sounds interesting please contact the editor firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss our various author related services. You can also obtain more information about this new service here.