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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
As a writer, reader and reviewer, I was quite interested when I saw the book How To Get Honest Reviews - 7 Proven Ways to Connect With Readers and Reviewers by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart. But I was also cautious because books like that often turn out to be a big disappointment: i.e. they are usually just list after list filled with heaps of affiliate links. This book proved to be different. I learned something new. What the book is about becomes quite obvious just by looking at the title: it's a book about how any author, be it fiction or non-fiction, can get people to write honest reviews about his or her book. It's not as simple as it sounds. You just need to browse Amazon to see how many books there are without reviews.
How To Get Honest Reviews - 7 Proven Ways to Connect With Readers and Reviewers by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart guides the reader (who most likely also is a writer) through various chapters on how to find HONEST reviewers from various sources. They fortunately do not cover any of the rather dubious sources of reviews. They introduce different sites that are important to have reviews on and why; they introduce different methods to get reviews, and even show the reader how to create their own loyal base of reviewers (this was a new idea to me).
I have not finished any of my own books yet, but how to get reviews has often been something I wondered about. Thanks to this book, I am now prepared for this step of the journey as a writer. And yes, there are affiliate links in this ebook, but they actually lead to useful pages and products. They are not in your face, and at least the authors are honest about it instead of trying to trick you into buying something. All in all, I think that this is a really valuable book for authors.