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Collecting good reviews

I hit upon the idea for Satellite Falling of making a movie poster with all of the great reviews that my book has had, and doing it like one of those post-opening day movie posters that you see all over the place. At the top I put the most interesting blurb the book as gotten, and I've lined up all of the 4/5 or better reviews along each side. (I ignored the three or so bad reviews that I got.)

The end goal is to drum up sales on #2, which as is typical, experienced a big drop from issue 1. If your book has a lot of critical acclaim but could sell a few more copies, consider doing one of these and posting it on social media. See if your publisher will retweet it.

Keep in mind that I'm not a graphic designer, so if you are, you can definitely come up with something better than this.

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Comments

  • I actually keep a database of most of my reviews. When I say I, this means I hire someone to do it, because I have so many freaking reviews.

    I also have her collect the websites and contact info, so now I can send my stuff to people who shown a predisposition to like my books for review.
  • I actually keep a database of most of my reviews. When I say I, this means I hire someone to do it, because I have so many freaking reviews.

    I also have her collect the websites and contact info, so now I can send my stuff to people who shown a predisposition to like my books for review.
    Stealing every part of this except the part where I hire someone else.
  • Honestly, I've realized that there certain things I should that will only get done if I hire out for them.
  • Honestly, I've realized that there certain things I should that will only get done if I hire out for them.

    Oh, I don't blame you for hiring someone. I'm just too far into the red from comics-making (for now, dammit!) to afford it.
  • edited May 2016
    The reviewers that are most gaga over your stuff can also be counted on to write advance reviews before the book is even out.
  • I do what Justin does — minus the hiring someone part. But I'd do that if I had the money and got enough reviews to warrant it!

    The inside page of the "Witch Doctor" TPBs collected blurbs from reviews of the series, in the manner of some Vertigo TPBs. For my next series, I'm planning on doing something similar to Steve's poster, but with blurb quotes on it rather than just all stars.)
  • I love this idea Steve.  I'm going to put something like this together for FISK.
  • @BrandonSeifert I've been looking at hiring an author assistant. You can get them to do minor things for you for as little as $40 a week and possibly cheaper than that.

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