So what's a guy to do? I opened up my books to ANYONE willing to read and review -- calling all eReaders interested in getting the book not FREE entirely but meant for a tit-for-tat. Free or Gifted book for a review with no other stirngs attached, can be posted anywhere, preferably up at Amazon.com, and if not facebook, and maybe a single line on Twitter. But it should not END with the reviewer placing it here, there, everywhere; rather, it is now yours to do with what you need to do--part of the 'covenant' between you and the reviewer. You give the reviewer more limelight as you throw limelight on the review and your book.
I have gotten many a review in this manner, mostly via facebook. But then whataya do NOW ONCE YOU HAVE A REVIEW or three, what're you going to do with it? Let it DIE on the VINE at its static location on Amazon.com or put it to work for you? Each time I get a new review, I consider that a huge opportunity for News Release, newsy posts here, there, everywhere to bring attention to the review and thus the book. If nothing else, entice folks at other sites to go to the review by putting up the review title and link.
I do not want my reviews to languish and die on the Amazon Vine.
How about you?
Rob Again Walker
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