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:
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!
Here's a quick breakdown of what the different modules in this course cover!
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!
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!
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.
This lesson covers the difference between verified and unverified reviews, and why your should strive to get verified reviews whenever possible.
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.
This lesson talks about why getting review copies of your book in front of the right people -- your ideal readers -- is so crucial.
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.
This lesson covers tips for getting honest five star reviews from your readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This lesson covers following-up with your day-1 review team to encourage stragglers to post their reviews 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.
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.
Curious about submitting to promo websites and Facebook groups that plug free Kindle books? I offer tips and insights into the process.
This lesson covers one of my favorite, and most powerful, strategies for getting more organic reviews long-term.
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.
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.
What's better than tapping into other people's niche Facebook groups? Forming your own! This lesson talks about why you should do that.
This is a cool strategy I adapted from those public radio "pledge drives." It's definitely effective for post-launch promotion and review generation.
This lesson breaks down four of the most common types of negative reviews you'll likely run across. Know thy enemy.
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.
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.
This lesson covers final tips to help minimize the impact that negative reviews can have on your book sales and your writing world.
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.
Here's a list of 30 websites you can use to promote your free Kindle books to get more reviews and downloads.
Here's a list of Facebook groups that let authors post book promos.
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!
If you've enjoyed this course, please take a moment to leave a quick review! I appreciate it! Also, don't hesitate to reach or post in the discussions if you have any questions.
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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.