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Tips for Requesting a Book Review

Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Steerpike, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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  2. BWFoster78

    BWFoster78 Myth Weaver

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    Nothing new here, but it's stuff you need to know before requesting reviews.
     
  3. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    As far as a template goes, you probably only need to change a few sentences, mostly towards the beginning and end. The basic pitch is probably going to be the same. But you do need to do it. A few minutes of effort can turn a "form letter" into a "personalized request" and a no into a yes.
     
  4. BWFoster78

    BWFoster78 Myth Weaver

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    That's my plan. The first paragraph needs to be something like:

    Hey, I read your reviews of So and So and Such and Such. From the likes and dislikes you described, I think my book might be to your taste. It (describe strong points that fit blogger's preference).

    Then go on to do a QUICK synopsis of the plot. I like Michael Sullivan's sample email that he posted with the graphics. Makes it look like you're professional.
     

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