If you want to develop a long-term relationship with one of the key influencers in our industry—book bloggers—then you’ll want to learn how to get reviews for your books.
Book bloggers and reviewers appreciate one-on-one connection with the authors. Many of these people are what you could call book geeks. They love to connect with authors and do not want to connect with a middleman. That takes all the fun out of it for them. They blog on their own time, they are not paid to do so, and so it is part of the pleasure for them to connect directly with authors. Remember that they are in this for the passion, and that you are in this for the long haul. If the blogger likes the first book in your series and reviewed it favorably, then you can offer them the next book in the series, and the following one, and so on.
In this course we will cover how to get reviews from book bloggers. They are people who love to read and have started their own blog or video blog, are active on social media, and love to connect with authors.
This course does not cover how to get industry reviews from such publications as Kirkus,Publishers Weekly, newspapers, or magazines.
With reviews from bloggers, you’ll not only get more attention on your books, you can also generate more good juju for yourself by praising the bloggers in public — which many of them welcome.
By the time you’ve finished this course, you’ll have all the pieces in place to run your own review campaign.
If you’re ambitious, you can start running your campaign during the class.
Lesson 1: How to Find Appropriate Bloggers
Lesson 2: How to Draft your Query to Bloggers
Lesson 3: How to Track Your Progress and Research of Bloggers
Lesson 4: How to Set up a Review Campaign and Why You Would Want To
Lesson 5: Tips on How to Promote Your Review Campaign
Lesson 6: Step into a Positive (Growth) Mindset and Why This is Important
Lesson 7: How to Run Your Campaign and Live A Life
Lesson 8: Review Campaign Follow-Up
— This course is for motivated writers who want the added support of an experienced teacher and mentor, who is also novelist: Beth Barany.
We are offering this course because, one, our clients and students requested it; and two, we want to make sure you have these tools at your disposal.
We're award-winning, best-selling novelists, who have worked with over 300 authors to help them get their books written and published. Happily married for over 17 years, we're passionate about writing, story telling, and guiding authors to achieve your dreams.
Beth Barany is a promotions and marketing advisor for writers and publishers. She's run over a dozen promotional campaigns for authors and small publishers, including blog tours, Amazon Bestseller campaigns, and social media campaigns. Her latest book for authors is Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers.
The author of the bestselling books, The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book and Overcome Writer's Block, Beth is the award-winning novelist of the young adult epic fantasy, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the first of a multi-book series. Beth also writes romance and science fiction mysteries.
As a Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Creativity Coach, and experienced speaker and teacher, Beth Barany has helped authors get their books written, edited and published for over 19 years, as well as guided them in effectively promoting and selling their work. Five of her clients' books have been best-sellers. Sign up for her newsletter and receive her free Writer's Motivation Mini-Course at www.BethBarany.com.
Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Ezra Barany, the bestselling author of The Torah Codes, and over 1,000 books.
Ezra Barany is an award-winning author of a bestselling novel. His Jewish version of The Da Vinci Code, The Torah Codes, was released in paperback in March 2011, then the ebook version was published in September 2011. His thriller hit bestseller status in December 2011 in Jewish fiction and has stayed on the charts ever since. The second book in this series, 36 Righteous: A Serial Killer's Hit List (Book 2 in The Torah Codes series), has been published to great acclaim.
As much as Ezra loves being an author, he's missed teaching, and has been working with authors for about two years, with Beth and solo.
He looks forward to working with you and helping each and everyone one of you achieve your goals and dreams. Nothing would make him happier!