The Importance of Amazon Book Reviews

Many people don’t understand how vital book reviews are to an author. A good review lifts the author’s spirits and restores confidence, as well as boosting his/her career.

Here’s how Amazon reviews help authors sell more books:

Readers often choose books based on recomendations. If you leave an Amazon review, it’s as if you’re telling your friends how much you enjoyed a book.

After 20 – 25 reviews (the exact number is a mystery), Amazon includes a book in ‘Also Bought’ and ‘You Might Like’ lists. This increases a book’s visibility on the site and helps boost sales.

After 50 – 70 reviews (again a mystery), Amazon highlights the book for spotlight positions and its newsletter. This is a huge boost for the author.

If you use Amazon, there’s nothing intimidating about the process. Here’s all you need to do”

• Log into your Amazon account.
• Find and select the book you want to review.
• Click on ‘Customer Reviews’ (under the title). This will take you to the review screen.
• At the top of this screen, simply click on ‘Write a Review’ and take it from there. You don’t need to be fancy. Two or three simple sentences will do the trick.

So if you loved a book, please take five minutes to post a review on Amazon. The author will be grateful.

This entry was posted in Recent Posts and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Importance of Amazon Book Reviews

  1. Sahara Foley says:

    This is so true. Especially now, that Amazon has changed how they weight reviews and rankings. The newer the reviews, the more weight it has on your rankings. Nice post. Thank you.

    • Maureen Fisher says:

      Thanks for commenting, Sahara. I didn’t know about the newer reviews having more weight on the rankings. All the more reason to solicit and leave reviews.

Comments are closed.