Ebook review request

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  1. Blaise Corvin (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    What are the places for better promotion that you need 10 reviews for? *Keenly interested*

    Visit my site, http://www.blaise-corvin.com. I have punch and pie.
    I also have two stories: Delvers LLC and The Crimson Artifice. :)
  2. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Book Barbarian, for instance - they're REALLY good for SF and Fantasy. Also Book Basset and Fussy Librarian; there are others I don't remember off the top of my head. ENT and Bookbub are the biggest ones, they don't have a required minimum but having 10+ REALLY helps your chances of getting picked up as an unknown author.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  3. ChrysKelly (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I got my copy :)

  4. Dary (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    If I had time to review an ebook, I'd have time to review serials as well :S As it stands, it takes me several months just to read the average paperback!

  5. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    For me, it depends on how much I enjoy the book. If I get the feeling that it will take me several months, then it didn't grab me and I should probably read something else. :) There's always 15 minutes to read before sleeping or during a bus ride.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  6. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Got a new review overnight, though it didn't say they received a free copy of the book in exchange for a honest review. Was that review from one of you fabulous people?

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  7. Blaise Corvin (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Thank you for the data! I'm publishing my first book really, really soon and this is great info.

    Visit my site, http://www.blaise-corvin.com. I have punch and pie.
    I also have two stories: Delvers LLC and The Crimson Artifice. :)
  8. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    You're welcome, but as I said in another thread, promo recommendations come with several lengthy caveats. They don't work for everyone, all the time. And some of the best ones are best saved for when you have 3+ books in a series due to diminishing returns and sell-through.

    If you want some really quick advice, make sure you get as many sales as you possibly can (ideally 300+) in the first two weeks after release. Those early sales influence your long term stickiness. Amazon loves books that sell well right out the gate, and works all kinds of passive algo magic for those books, especially during the first month. So you might want to consider setting up some promos right away.

    Also, make sure you have a great cover that conveys genre at a glance (ideally at thumbnail size) and a typo-free 'look inside' that reads really well and gets to the meat of the story right away.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  9. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Hey Emma! If that was your review on Amazon today (I figured it might be your name), I'd like to offer you a copy of book 2 when I have it. :)

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  10. Emma (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    That was me. If you make it available on Kindle Unlimited, I'll just read it from there. That way you get a little bit of money from it.

  11. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Oh right, you have KU! Based on your review I'm sure you'll love book 2 (for instance, most of it is Chris' POV), so I wanted to influence your decision whether or not to get it. Thanks for the review <3

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  12. Emma (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Hearing that it is mostly in Chris' POV definitely influenced my decision. I'll probably pick it up as soon as it comes out. I'll be sure to leave another review as well.

  13. Emma (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Also, I was just curious what kind of advertising you were doing for your pre-order. I just put my first book up for pre-order and I trying to figure out what I should do. I know it won't be the same since this is the second in a series, but having some ideas might help me figure it out.

  14. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I don't recommend doing pre-orders unless you absolutely need the book to go 'live' on Amazon on a specific day (in that case, do a one-week preorder). I only did it for book 2 because I wanted potential readers to see that the series is going to continue soon - no one (well, almost) buys the first in a new series without knowing if it's even going to continue. Still, I don't recommend it - the deadline is so stressful, it's killing me, and I might not have the time to hire proofreaders before the scheduled release date. My editor is working 16 hour days even on weekends and we still almost can't make the deadline.

    If I was you, I'd schedule any promotions for the first week after release. The first week seems to influence long term stickiness in Amazon's algos. What's your budget like? Some promo services require a minimum amount of reviews before you can book with them. Are you going to do a 99 cent or free promo?

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  15. Emma (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    The book is actually already completed. I only did a pre-order so I could have a break before I start freaking out about my sales, and it's only a month long.

    At the moment, I only want to spend $50 just to test the waters. And I haven't decided if I'm doing a 99 cent or free promo, but more than likely it'll be 99 cents.

    Pretty much, I don't know what I'm doing. This is my first novel and the first thing I'm actively trying to sell.

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