WANTED: Three sentences
// January 3rd, 2011 // Blog
Not just any three sentences. I’m on the prowl for three sentences about Strange Little Band.
Reviews are a key element in promoting any book. Since I don’t have the marketing arm of a big publisher behind me, obtaining reviews of Strange Little Band is essential. Neutral and positive book reviews are forms of social proof. They persuade a potential reader to give the book a try because other people already have read it and like it. They’re a vital way to make one novel in a sea of printed and electronic books stand out.
If you’ve read and enjoyed Strange Little Band, please write a three sentence review of the book. (If you go longer, I won’t complain. ) Here’s an example that was posted on Smashwords by Lisa M.
The plot is filled with lust twists and turns that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat. It can’t compare to a book half its size with double the amount of action and intrigue. A nail-biter that is not for the weak at heart! Worth every penny that you pay.
Okay, that was four sentences, but you get my point. A review doesn’t have to be the excruciating grade school experience of writing book reports. It should only take a few minutes.
I’ve written my review. How do I share it with the world?
Thanks to the intertubes, that’s easy. It depends on the edition of SLB you have.
- If you have a paperback copy, post your review on this Amazon listing.
- If you bought an electronic version through Smashwords, post your review here.
- If you bought the Kindle edition, post your review here.
- If you bought an electronic version through Barnes and Noble, post your review here.
Additionally, if you have a Goodreads account, please please please post your review here as well. Goodreads is the best thing since sliced bread for book promotion. (Not that sliced bread helps promote books… er. Moving on.)
To those of you who’ve already taken the time to review SLB, *MWAH* You rock my world.