I blogged about this back in December 2014 after launching my debut novel, In A Right State, – Self-Publishing: 10 ways to get book reviews – so read that post first for 10 basic ideas, but here’s 5 new ones I’ve discovered after trying to get my second novel, Broken Branches, out there to potential reviewers.
Keep an eye out on Twitter for authors or agents retweeting a good review by a blogger or keen book review tweeter, then see if that book reviewer is interested in your genre and contact them if so.
2. Goodreads/FaceBook Groups
There are book review groups on both Goodreads and Facebook where actual, willing participants are ready and able to read and review a book! eg. Authors Needing a Review Group on Goodreads and The Book Club (TBC) on Facebook. There’s tight rules so tread carefully, but well worth doing to get reviews and hopefully getting some added to Amazon and Goodreads too.
3. Blog Side Bars
Some blogs have a sidebar with links to other book review blogs, eg. check out the left hand sidebar underneath the contact form on this blog – blueballoonbooks – loads of tasty potential contacts.
4. Blog Awards
Find some blog awards and then see if they have a book section. There are also book review blog awards such as – The 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards – dig into their archives and find past winners/nominees that could still be active, just not award winning. Who cares!
5. Blog Tours
You get a lot of these featured on Twitter by publishers promoting their authors. Once you find a blog tour promoting a book in your genre then check out the review policies of all the book blogs featured, they could be ripe for the picking.