Ebook review request

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  1. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Do you have a profressional looking cover? That's going to greatly influence how many sales you get from any promo (also the blurb and look inside). A cover that looks homemade will be rejected by some promoters and will lead to poor RoI.

    If you have a good cover, check out some of these promo services. I used these for my May promo. Try to get one per day for as many days as you can afford. Note: some like OHFB (One Hundred Free books) offer free slots sometimes, so try to get one of those. A paid slot from them is very pricey :(

    Oh, and even though the book is ready I would still recommend scheduling promos for the first week after release. Readers are more willing to spend a buck for something they can read right away.

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    http://sharegoblin.com/advertise-your-book (free but not sure how effective)

    Ereadercafe, Robin reads, book gorilla

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

    Posted 3 years ago

    Thank you! I'll look into all of these. And yes, my cover was made by a professional because there's no way I wasn't going to spend the money on it. I have a month to figure all of this out, so I'll be sure to use it. I really appreciate the help.

  3. ChrysKelly (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I just reread your post, and realised you wanted .com reviews - mine went up on .co.uk unfortunately.

  4. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    WOot, congrats on putting the book on amazon. Reviewed.

  5. FrustratedEgo (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Briefly, it seems like a lot of people buy the book but don't read it right away, so out of that chunk who bought it - not everyone may get there soon. I've had that happen a few times.

  6. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Thanks Alexander and OtherChrys! I actually have enough reviews on Amazon now, so no biggie about the UK review. :)

    OtherChrys, this is a superhero deconstruction (I often label it as Urban Fantasy with superpowers) rather than a 'classic' superhero story. Want a free copy of book 2? No pressure to review it, but I'd like you to see where the story is going - this is a 'Game of Thrones' style continuous narrative where individual books don't have a beginning, middle and end. Book 1 is basically all build up for the later books in the series. Not ideal, I know, but that's the crux of publishing a long web serial in ebook form. :)

    That said, I'm holding off on promotions (except for the countdown deal thingy) until book 2 is out... everything (including the seemingly pointless POV separation) will make much more sense then.

    Getting lots of pre-orders for book 2, so that's cool!

    On a related note - I'm super surprised that most readers seem to like Chris' POV the most now. She used to be my least popular character before the ebook edits - she was much more snarky and negative in the unedited web serial. Not even Wildbow liked her, and he tried so hard to say nice things way back then! XD Sarina used to be everyone's favorite. I'm curious to see how reader opinions change (IF they change) after the character development in book 2. >)

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

    Posted 3 years ago

    Yeah, it very much read like "urban fantasy with superpowers." I don't know, the writing just seemed more urban fantasy than superhero somehow. I'll take a look at book 2, but you don't have to give me a free copy. You might as well earn some money on it :)
    And as a buyer, I feel a lot more comfortable reading it if I don't like it/ don't want to review it/ decide I can't finish it. But who knows, maybe I'll get more into it :)

    Well, there's my reason for reading book 2, I want to know if I continue to like Chris.
    I think a lot of it may be empathy, or pity - she kinda gets blamed for both her sibling's death. What a horrible author you are :P


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