Want reviews? Need reviews? You are doing everything right - or so you think - but you just can't get the attention of those pesky review bloggers? Then this blog is for you. You've come to the right place.
- First and foremost you must be professional. This means proofread any contact (email, FB messages, social media contact etc). Poor grammar or punctuation will instantly turn bloggers off you.
- Besides being professional, you must also be personal. This means don't be a robot. You are a person, you have hobbies and interests. Also, they probably receive hundreds - maybe thousands - of review requests every week. You must stand out with a personal comment. Comment on their website. Comment on a book they reviewed that you happened to read. Maybe they say on their blog they like animals, movies, traveling etc, which you happen to also like.
- Your contact must be easy to read. You must have a clear layout. Cut down longer chunks of text. Keep it brief. Don't bore them. Easy-breezy but professional and personal.
- Also, this is embarrassing, but it happens all the time with author clients who come to us for marketing or editing services. Make sure all the links to your book or website are correct! Again, this isn't professional. Most bloggers will just ignore the email if you don't even have the correct links. So double-check these.
- Thank them! You'd think this is common sense, but again, authors sometimes leave this courtesy out. Be sure to thank them for reading the email, and that you hope to hear back from them soon.
- Research them! Do they even read books in your genre? Do they only read print books? Do they have requests or demands when you contact them? Don't give them a bad first impression by showing that you haven't even read the 'terms' on their website.
Good luck! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like a subject mattered blogged about.
Side Note: keep track of who you've contacted so you can refer to this list later on. It makes things far easier.