Kindle Book Review Formula: How to Get More Kindle Reviews
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Kindle Book Review Formula: How to Get More Kindle Reviews

Learn how to get more reviews for your Kindle books at launch and beyond using best practices and white hat strategies
4.6 (24 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Nathan Meunier
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get more 4 and 5 star Kindle reviews using only white hat strategies and best practices
  • Build and engage a launch review team to get a minimum of 10-15 reviews up by launch
  • Identify and connect with ideal target readers who are more engaged with your book content
  • Deploy long-term strategies to help boost your ongoing book reviews
  • Gain the positive social proof you need to help you sell more books
  • Deal with negative reviews and use criticism to improve your books and get better reviews
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  • Have a book in the works, ready to go, or already live on Kindle
  • Be familiar with the basics of Amazon's KDP and Kindle publishing

Are you desperate to get more Kindle reviews for your books? Seeking more five star reviews? Craving that vital social proof needed to catapult your book sales skyward?

You're not alone.

Many authors struggle to get readers to leave honest reviews for their books, even when they've got a great book and solid sales. The hard truth is that only 1-2% of readers, on average, ever bother to take the time to leave a review. Waiting for those organic reviews to slowly filter in and praying they result in a positive rating can be an agonizing, slugging process.

But it doesn't have to be.

Imagine launching your new book with more than a dozen reviews on day-1?

Getting a large number of positive, honest launch-day reviews is crucial for generating valuable momentum to drive sales of your Kindle book. It's also a lot easier than you might expect, and you can accomplish this while only using white hat methods and best practices. (That's right, no shady business here).

All you need is a quality Kindle book and the simple-to-follow formula I'm going to teach you when you enroll today.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Get more positive 4 and 5 star reviews for your Kindle books
  • Build a launch team to get tons of honest day-1 reviews right from the get-go
  • Create the positive social proof you need to drive launch sales
  • Increase your overall customer reviews over time using strategic best practices
  • Overcome the challenges of getting negative reviews
  • Learn how to turn constructive criticism into a valuable tool for improving your books and getting more positive reviews
  • And more!

Are you ready to turn the tide and get more positive and reviews and social proof to drive your Kindle book sales? Scroll on up and click "Take This Course" today! Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • Indie authors who want to get more reviews for their Kindle books
  • Authors seeking to get more four and five star reviews
  • Authors who want to get a minimum of 10-15 Kindle reviews up by their book's official launch day
  • Authors who want to have an easier time building more book reviews long-term
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Ready to get rocking Kindle reviews?
2 Lectures 02:36

Here's a quick breakdown of what the different modules in this course cover!

Preview 01:50

Welcome! Before we get started, it'd be great if you could take a moment say hello! Go ahead and introduce yourself in the discussions and let us know what kind of books you write! Please feel free to also share any challenges or struggles you've faced as an author -- that you'd like to overcome!

Welcome! Introduce Yourself -- We want to learn about YOU!
The Power of Customer Reviews on Kindle
7 Lectures 30:10

Why are customer reviews so important for authors on Amazon? In this lesson, I talk about the power of reviews, how they can build valuable social proof, and other reasons you need more reviews, and more positive reviews, for your books ASAP!

Preview 04:16

Sure, negative reviews stink, but they're not ALL bad. In this lesson, I cover why having a few negative or "meh" reviews isn't so bad, as long as you have enough 4 and 5 star ratings to balance it out.

Why a few negative reviews can actually be GOOD

This lesson covers the difference between verified and unverified reviews, and why your should strive to get verified reviews whenever possible.

Verified vs. unverified reviews

Only 1-2 percent of readers leave a rating, on average. This important lessons covers why indie authors have to hustle to encourage readers to leave reviews, and it discusses how you can improve your number and quality of reviews.

Preview 07:07

This lesson talks about why getting review copies of your book in front of the right people -- your ideal readers -- is so crucial.

Targeting the right people for reviews

As authors, we obviously all want positive reviews and lots of reviews. But it's equally important to get HONEST reviews. This lesson covers how to get honest reviews and how to ask for reviews in an ethical way.

Honest reviews: How to ask for reviews the right way

This lesson covers tips for getting honest five star reviews from your readers.

Tips for getting 5 star reviews
How to Get Launch Day Reviews (Step-by-Step)
6 Lectures 28:54

Before we dig into the nitty-gritty, here's a quick top-level overview for the four-step formula for building a launch team and getting day-1 reviews for your book.

The launch day reviews formula: a quick overview

This lesson covers the first step of the formula, digging deep into the process of finding ideal readers/reviews, reaching out to potential day-1 reviewers, and building your launch team.

Step 1: Building your launch team

This lesson covers Step 2, and explores the ins and outs of delivering advance review copies of your book to your team and making sure everyone knows what the process entails.

Step 2: Send review copies and instructions

In this lesson, Step 3, we cover soft launching your book, setting up a free promo immediately to let your team download the actual Kindle edition, then activating your team to get those reviews live before you roll out your official launch.

Step 3: Soft launch your book and activate your team

This lesson covers following-up with your day-1 review team to encourage stragglers to post their reviews before you officially launch.

Step 4: Follow-up before you officially launch

Here's a short, digestible cheat sheet that recaps the process and time-frame for building and deploying your launch team.

The launch day review formula cheat sheet
Long-term Strategies that Work for Getting Reviews
7 Lectures 28:47

This lesson discusses why giving your book away for free at launch, and during limited times post-launch, can be incredibly useful for getting more reviews.

The value of FREE

Curious about submitting to promo websites and Facebook groups that plug free Kindle books? I offer tips and insights into the process.

Using free book promo sites and Facebook groups

This lesson covers one of my favorite, and most powerful, strategies for getting more organic reviews long-term.

Include a call-to-action inside your book

This lesson covers how to ask for reviews politely, when readers and fans reach out to connect with you. It's a powerful strategy that often gets overlooked by many authors who are too shy to just ask.

The soft ask: getting positive reviews from eager fans

Niche Facebook groups can be a great place to connect with readers and eventually plug your work. This lesson talks more about that and the right approach to take to avoid getting banned.

Tapping into niche Facebook groups

What's better than tapping into other people's niche Facebook groups? Forming your own! This lesson talks about why you should do that.

Forming your own Facebook groups

This is a cool strategy I adapted from those public radio "pledge drives." It's definitely effective for post-launch promotion and review generation.

Running a "review drive" campaign
Dealing With Negative Reviews
4 Lectures 15:53

This lesson breaks down four of the most common types of negative reviews you'll likely run across. Know thy enemy.

Common types of negative reviews

Negative reviews are inevitable, even if you put out a great book. This lesson covers tips on how to best deal with them when they arise.

How to deal with negative reviews

In this lesson, I cover ways to get value from critical feedback and use it to improve your books and get more positive reviews in the future.

How to harness negative reviews for good

This lesson covers final tips to help minimize the impact that negative reviews can have on your book sales and your writing world.

Minimizing the impact of negative reviews
Bonus Lectures
4 Lectures 08:25

In this lesson, I walk you through the process of setting up a free Mailchimp account and setting it up to build your list and deploy a free resource when people sign up.

Mailchimp tutorial: how to quickly get your first mailing list started for free

Here's a list of 30 websites you can use to promote your free Kindle books to get more reviews and downloads.

30 Websites for listing your free book promos
1 page

Here's a list of Facebook groups that let authors post book promos.

56 Facebook groups for posting book promos
2 pages

Here's a WIP cheat sheet that includes helpful links and samples you can copy-paste into your books and emails. I'll be adding to this based on your suggestions, too!

Cheat sheet swipe file and text samples
2 pages
Wrap-up and Goodies
2 Lectures 00:38

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About the Instructor
Nathan Meunier
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Freelance Writer, Indie Author, Creative Entrepreneur

Nathan Meunier is an award-winning journalist, successful freelance writer, part-time game developer, indie author, and creative entrepreneur. His writing work has appeared in more than 40+ print and online publications over the past 12 years, ranging from Forbes, Mac|Life, and Macworld to Nintendo Power, IGN, GameSpot, and beyond.

He's the author of Kindle bestseller Write Short Kindle Books: A Self-Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors, along with seven additional books (and many more in the pipeline).

Nathan is also the co-founder of Touchfight Games, and the creator of several game dev projects, both with his studio and as a solo creator.

He's fiercely independent, has a strong DIY attitude, is passionate about learning and creating new things, and loves helping others find the path to achieving their professional and creative goals.