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Is Your Book Ready For Amazon Reviews?

Posted on: April 25th, 2022 by Andrew Verb

Is Your Book Ready For Amazon Reviews?


Online reviews, in particular Amazon Reviews, have a tremendous impact on how your book is perceived.  A recent study revealed over 91% of online shoppers trust reviews as much as personal recommendations. Any online item with numerous positive reviews conveys an impactful message of the legitimacy of the item. Conversely, books, or any other online item, without reviews puts potential prospects in a state of distrust. Quite simply, more reviews look more convincing.

At Publisher Services, we are enormous proponents of legitimate unbiased book reviews. In fact we started 11 years ago to help self-publishers obtain an authentic book reviews and also provide basic editorial direction.   It is common for self-publishers to discount the role of an editor and the service helps enlighten areas that can be improved.  Ultimately, in order for you book to garnish positive reviews it needs to be ready for prime time.

Once ready for the Amazon marketplace, you should make an effort to reach out to Amazon’s top reviewers. There are individuals, who are rock star reviewers and whose positive reviews can be a game-changer for any book.  Please visit to see the complete listing of Top Reviewers.  As you will notice, this list is massive and also has a tab for the “Hall of Fame Reviewers.  Some of these individuals make a living providing reviews and writing as many as 80 a month. Many new authors spend time researching top reviewers within their genre and reach out to those to whom they would like to submit.  This can be a very time-consuming process, but the return of receiving five-star reviews from a top reviewer might be worth it.



Look to Your Readers

Successful self-publishers look to build their communities and have connections with their readers.  One extremely simple tactic is adding your contact information at the end of your book. Let readers know how important their feedback is to you and the value of their positive reviews.  Goodreads did a study and found that 90% of all readers want to engage with an author at the end of a book.  This is the PERFECT opportunity to ask for their assistance.



Unless you have an editorial team who polished and tweaked your manuscript, we highly recommend purchasing an unbiased book review so your work can survive the muster of the general public and garnish positive Amazon Reviews the moment you launch your book on their platform.  Initial bad reviews can potentially sink your book’s success so it makes sense to have a professional review. .