"The potential that reviews have to boost an author from obscurity into the stratosphere are mind-boggling. How to Get Your Book Reviewed is the definitive guide for any writer who wants to get their book noticed. I highly recommend this book!" (Read the full review here.)
— Fiona Ingram, author of The Secret of the Sacred Scarab
"There are innumerable texts on the market about getting your book published, and plenty more on marketing your product, but surprisingly, I can't ever recall spotting a guidebook focused on getting your labor of love reviewed. Thankfully, Dana Lynn Smith is here to plug that overlooked (and fairly critical) gap with How to Get Your Book Reviewed.
A no-nonsense, richly-detailed examination of what you should and shouldn't be doing to ensure your book wends its way to the best hands available to promote your project, How to Get Your Book Reviewed is a quick and incredibly informative read. Studded with frequent bullet points and savvy tips galore, Smith provides a wealth of advice for first-time writers and established authors alike. (Her Case Studies are a particularly effective treat, highlighting effective execution of her ideas by other professionals and writers.) With boundless honesty and clarity, Smith delivers on the eBook title's promise in spades."
— Glenn Dallas, San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews
"The thought of getting book reviews has been an intimidating area for me. I kept thinking, how am I going to do this as a new independent author? This book showed me every aspect of obtaining reviews from so many different sources. I feel confident that I can now approach bloggers, online book groups, selected media contacts and Amazon reviewers. The book covers every detail as well as offering invaluable links to many of the resources needed. Like Smith’s other guide books for authors, this one is spectacular."
— Mal Duane, author of Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power
"Long before there was social media, there was the ultimate ‘social proof’ — book reviews. Book buyers have been making buying decisions based on reviews since at least the 17th century — back when there were far fewer books to choose from. Today, hundreds of thousands of books are published each year, so standing out from the crowd is more important than ever. Strong reviews can be the ‘tipping point’ that turns browsers into buyers. How to Get Your Book Reviewed is the most helpful guide I’ve seen about soliciting reviews and using them effectively in your marketing to sell more books. Do not miss it!"
— Grael Norton, Authors Academy
“What’s the secret to getting reviewed? Dana Lynn Smith has pulled together not just one secret, but hundreds. How to Get Your Book Reviewed is a *must* for every author.”
— Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc. & Adjunct Professor NYU
"How to Get Your Book Reviewed is a worthy marketing resource that shows how positive reviews can make or break a title. The book is packed with tips, case studies, easy to read coaching and comprehensive step-by-step ways of popularising your book by getting it reviewed. For every debut and aspiring writer, How to Get Your Book Reviewed is a jackpot. It's a brilliant book and I certainly recommend it."
— Michael Smith, novelist, London
"How to Get Your Book Reviewed is jam-packed with all the information I’ve been looking for! You can be sure I’ll be using it as a reference between now and the time my book is released and for months afterward."
— Nina Amir, author of the forthcoming book, How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time
"Dana Lynn Smith has created another fabulous resource in her Savvy Book Marketer series! This is one the most comprehensive resources I've seen on how to generate book reviews. As usual, it's packed with "here's how to do it" information that authors need. I highly recommend it!"
— Sandra Beckwith, editor & publisher, Build Book Buzz free e-newsletter
"Dana offers practical advice, effectively written. As a self-published author, I have learned that marketing is a bigger job than writing. Having a resource like this, with lots of useful information all in one place, makes the job a little easier. The book takes you through all the steps of the process, from soliciting reviews to publishing them. The "Savvy Tips" are smart chunks that help keep you on track. Following all of the advice Dana offers is going to keep me busy."
— Marcie Lovett, author of The Clutter Book: When You Can't Let Go
"Exposure sells books. One way to get that exposure is through many strategically placed book reviews. Here’s a book designed to help you navigate the enormous world of book reviews as a marketing tool for your publishing project. I recommend How to Get Your Book Reviewed for all authors."
— Patricia Fry, author of Promote Your Book, Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author and Executive Director of Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network
"How to Get Your Book Reviewed is a down-to-earth book with a concise style that makes for easy reading. Yet the author consistently offers insightful, concrete, practical tips. This ebook will serve the needs of all authors seeking solid advice in using reviews to promote their books."
— Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, author of Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life
"Dana Lynn Smith has done it again with her new ebook, How to Get Your Book Reviewed. Filled with rich content to make the effort easy, this ebook is the premier "go-to" manual for authors seeking book reviews. Learn how reviews sell books; how, when, and where to obtain reviews; how the review process works; and how to promote your book using the reviews once you get them."
— Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services
"After releasing (and seeking reviews for) six books, I thought I knew it all, but How to Get Your Book Reviewed gave me some wonderful new tips and strategies. Recommended for novice and experienced authors alike!"
— Heather Wardell, author of Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo and other books
"How to Get Your Book Reviewed is must reading for every author—regardless of the type of book they write or how they publish their book! Dana Lynn Smith provides a detailed step-by-step program illuminating the way for you to attract the endorsements, forewords, quotes, and reviews needed to convince readers that your book is the one to buy.
I started reading How to Get Your Book Reviewed at 11:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, I was still on the computer exploring new ideas and online resources, and creating a 'to do' list of experts to contact and social media opportunities to follow up during the next few weeks.
Dana Lynn Smith has taken a book marketing tool that many authors ignore and provided a detailed roadmap with hundreds of examples, ideas, and tips."
— Roger C. Parker, owner of Published and Profitable and author of 99 Questions to Ask Before You Write and Self-Publish Your Brand-Building Book and other books
"Another savvy winner! How to Get Your Book Reviewed, like Smith's earlier book, The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries, demystifies behind the scenes areas that authors need to understand. I got some great ideas for getting reviews for my forthcoming book, Relaxing the Writer. Since this is my first non-fiction (and self-published book) I need all the help I can find. As a former librarian who relied on reviews for purchasing decisions, I know how good reviews in the right publications make the sale."
— Amber Polo, author of Relaxing the Writer
"A wealth of clear, practical advice on how to generate both formal and informal reviews and use them to spur sales."
— Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published and editor of the IBPA Independent
"I was grateful for all the practical information you included in How to Get Your Book Reviewed. There are so many ebooks out there that seem like they are just thrown together. It's always a treat to come across one that has real sustenance...it's like eating a nice juicy hamburger instead of a rice cake...so much more satisfying. Thanks for giving me something I can really sink my teeth into."
— Dana da Ponte, co-author of Dismissed
"One of the little known secrets of selling books is how much reviews influence others to purchase your book. Dana Lynn Smith reveals the insider details in How to Get Your Book Reviewed. Tap into this important resource."
— W. Terry Whalin, author of Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams: Insider Secrets to Skyrocket Your Success and 60 other books
"Dana Lynn Smith gives excellent how-to advice for placing one’s book with readers who will recommend it in print, online, or via other media. Her “don’ts” are probably just as important for neophytes as her “do’s.” I found the book very helpful and Smith’s writing style clear, careful, and easy to read and understand. She clearly knows what she’s talking about."
— Mary Ann Welch, translator from Spanish of the novel, The Erotic Metempsychosis of Melibea, by Edmundo Bendezu
“My business is landing reviews for authors and I’ve learned a lot already. I’m only half way through How to Get Your Book Reviewed and I’ve lost count of how many bookmarks and notes I’ve made. This book delves far beneath just getting those reviews, also covering the many different kinds that exist, and exactly how each type benefits the author in a different way. If you’re launching a book campaign (or knee-deep in ongoing promotions) you need this book.”
— Aggie Villanueva, award-winning bestselling author & Owner of Promotion a la Carte author promotions
"If you have a book coming out in the future, this book is a must! If you already have a book out, How to Get Your Book Reviewed is going to help you -- there are still plenty of resources and information to help you market your book in this guide."
—Margo Dill, author of the historical fiction middle-grade book, Finding My Place
"Dana Lynn Smith's new how-to is the most complete guide for getting reviews around. A must for an author's e-cabinet of book promotion essentials!"
— Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers
"Wow . . . How to Get Your Book Reviewed is an invaluable resource for authors who want more exposure for their books. I appreciate the real life case studies and all the resources packed into it. If you read this book and then take action, expect to see results!"
— Shelley Hitz, self-publishing coach and author of YouTube Marketing for Authors and other books
"As a result of my reading this book, I feel confident to venture into the marketplace with my debut novel. What once was a mysterious process now makes perfect sense. Dana Lynn Smith knows just how to speak the author's language by appealing to our longing for long-term writing success. How To Get Your Book Reviewed is the On Writing of obtaining and implementing quality book reviews."
— M.E. Anders, The Cult Slayer: Psychological Thriller Writer
"While other resources will give you a few tips on how to secure book reviews, if you are serious about creating a marketing plan, then Dana Lynn Smith's book, How to Get Your Book Reviewed is one you'll want in your book marketing arsenal."
— Tony Eldridge, novelist and owner of Marketing Tips for Authors
"A masterpiece! I read How to Get Your Book Reviewed with pen in hand. The actionable techniques discussed made them easy to apply. My favorite chapter is the one on Virtual Book Tours. I was enthralled and in fact, it directly influenced my own book launch strategy, which I believe had a direct influence on my book’s becoming an Amazon bestseller!"
— D'vorah Lansky, author of Book Marketing Made Easy
"Getting book reviews is a strategy any author can use, and Dana’s book will show you how. It’s a dig-to-bedrock compendium of information on getting book reviews and related topics. As such, it’s a valuable addition to any author’s bookshelf."
— Jan Bear, Market Your Book
"I was highly impressed with How To Get Your Book Reviewed. It is crammed with useful, practical advice that any writer could apply to generate more reviews of their books and potentially boost their sales many times over. This isn't just a guide to getting more book reviews, but also about obtaining endorsements, testimonials and customer feedback, and using all of them to promote your book as powerfully and effectively as possible. As such, it is undoubtedly the most comprehensive guide to this subject I have seen, and I plan to refer to it frequently when promoting my own titles in future."
— Nick Daws, author of The 10-Day E-book and 80 other books
“This book is packed full of practical info, how-tos, and even a template to help you get it done! As a newbie, I appreciated even her common sense info. I'm very grateful for this fantastic resource. I think this book is an absolute must for any author!”
— Dee, marketing director for D.I. Telbat, author of Dark Liaison
"This is a hands-on, excellent guidebook for getting your book reviewed. I devoured it, and post-it-noted it and intend to use the heck out of it. I'm always for a book that nails a point and avoids the fluff. This is my kind of read."
— C. Hope Clark, editor FundsforWriters.com, chosen Writer's Digest's Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers for over a decade
"This book is a great resource for authors that helps explain how to connect with reviewers and use reviews to boost your newest book."
— Sharon Williams, Bee's Knees Reviews