One of my favorite parts of this “job” that I love is receiving wonderful reviews from customers, in particular stories of kids who ❤️ the book, and photos of kids with my book.
Here are my top 8 tips to getting 50 book reviews in 27 days.
Build a relationship with every customer. Ask if they’ve received their book. Ask if it arrived in a good condition. If not, make it right – send them a replacement copy ASAP. Ask if they like the book.
Email every customer individually if they wouldn’t mind leaving a review. Give a reason why and what it means to you. In case you’re wondering, I’m not going to share what I write, otherwise customers will receive cookie cutter emails that all sound the same. LOL 😄
With customers you have a good relationship with, ask them to post the same review on Amazon as well. I don’t ask everyone because I value people’s time. I feel I’ve already taken up plenty of their valuable time by getting them to submit a review for my site.
Show genuine gratitude when a customer leaves a review. Show your appreciation for the time they took out of their day to submit the review.
Follow up politely a week or two later. Don’t annoy people emailing them too often.
Have you asked EVERY customer and Kickstarter backer for a review?
If you use Shopify, import your Kickstarter backers into your store using EZ Importer, and use Stamped.io to manage and add nice looking reviews to your Shopify store and website (if you have both).
This way, your review will have a “VERIFIED BUYER” icon attached to it, which helps with credibility. You can see what the reviews looks like on the homepage.
Work at getting reviews EVERY SINGLE DAY. After the first few days, I posted in this group that getting reviews is HARD WORK! I worked at it every day. I reached 50 reviews in 27 days. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not bragging. It’s to show what’s possible if you work at it. I’m not resting. I’ll continue to ask for reviews every day because they are crucial to my book’s success.
These tips apply to customers who backed my Kickstarter campaign or purchased the book on my website. Getting Amazon reviews is another story, which I’m still trying to work out.