Professional reviews from trusted sources command credibility from the outset and can be used in ways consumer reviews cannot. Here are eight ways to make the most of a professional book review.

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To get reviewed on Amazon and other places online, you need to assemble a book review team and learn how to follow up. It's a model that has worked for me over the course of many years and dozens of book launches.

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When you agree to review a book, do you always follow through? Are you loyal to other writers by keeping up your side of the bargain?

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The Self-Publishing Survey conducted by BookBaby focused on revealing the most successful book marketing strategies for self-published independent authors.

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When planning your book promotion and marketing, remember this equation: more book reviews equals more sales.

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My inbox has been filling up over the summer months, so it's high time for another edition of the BookBaby mailbag. From finding readers and getting reviews, to high-tech crafting and taking the plunge, our community spans the gamut, and there's lots to be learned!

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As editor of the Maine Review, I’m often asked what I look for in submissions. As a writer who has been submitting to literary magazines for years, I know the process is fraught with anxiety, hope, and an occasional bit of dread. It’s sad that there’s no easier way for editors to discover excellent writing than through an impersonal submission process, and I hope that by sharing my thoughts, I can help make the experience a little easier for you.

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