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Reviews influence ranking and sales. It's been documented time and time again that the number of reviews you have is one of the greatest factors influencing your overall ranking.
A larger number of reviews means greater credibility. Your family and friends shouldn't be the only people supporting your book!
Sometimes, the best source of feedback is from those who actually read your book (makes sense, right?). Listen and learn how you can make your next book even better!
Are you feeling discouraged? Reading the positive reviews on your book can fire up your writing energy levels.
(...but first, here are some more people raving about our service)
Hit a couple of snags as a first-time user of BookRazor's service. Sent a note to Dane and he responded immediately.
His professional, customer-first attitude was refreshing and turned what could have been a less-than-satisfying experience into a 100% positive one -- with terrific results. I will be using BookRazor again for my next book.
Thank you Dane!
August 26, 2016
Getting reviews was tough. You had to go through trial and errors to find someone on Amazon to review. Very long process. Lots of outdated e-mails.
Using this service really helps you to focus on active reviewers that have an interest in the types of book you have written.
I would recommend this to self-published authors seeking to build up their stable of reviews for marketing and promotion.
This was a low cost / high value investment. You just have to be patient because it takes time for solicited reviewers to read your book.
September 27, 2016
Was a great one. I didn't know what to expect. Once I worked my way through it - understanding wise - the benefits of this service just ballooned in value and importance.
The premise is realistic. The results are there, for you to see, and your efforts in contacting possible reader/reviewers actually yield results. That's more than many other services that deal with reader-reviews can claim - or promise.
Out of 80 reader/reviewers contacted, 22 responded and 2 of those declined to review. The remaining 20 asked for the book, received it, and most of them contacted me afterward to say they received the book and would be reading it; some even gave me their time-frame as to when I might expect their review.
This was a hugely positive experience for me. Thank you, BookRazor.
It was a difficult process before - it was almost impossible for me to find people to review my book. BookRazor just might be the best investment you can make for your book!
I would recommend this service to all authors. We all want to get our book reviewed, and this is a ton of help.
May 23, 2017
I wish I had discovered BookRazor sooner! The service has allowed our small publishing company to connect with dozens of real readers who like quality books. The response rate is so much better than anything I have tried before. It's a huge timesaver, and well worth the cost.
(BR) How did you manage to get reviews before? Was it a difficult process?
(Sandi) Friends, family and YES it was very difficult.
(BR) What would you tell someone who is hesitant about buying?
(Sandi) The readers I reached out to were so thrilled to have the opportunity. I was surprised.
(BR) Would you recommend our services? If so, who would you recommend this to and why?
(Sandi) Absolutely. Anyone publishing a book.
(BR) If you could talk to someone thinking about purchasing our service, what would you tell them?
(Sandi) You get more than what you pay for. It requires some work to get the most benefit (you will have to send some emails) but everything is laid out for you and made very simple.
(Sandi) Thank you! I sent about 130 emails asking for reviews and got 26.
October 26, 2016
I've been asking any friends for the chance to get eyes on to review the book and that process doesn't scale in producing results. Plus, asking your friends to help out is a naturally limited pool, so extending my potential audience is greatly valuable.
The response from potential reviewers have been great at a 26% response rate, I may have even gained some fans in the process.
I'd definitely recommend BookRazor to other authors if they want to test the pulse of your potential audience.
June 19, 2017
I randomly stumbled across BookRazor, and decided to give it a shot. I quickly found out they are miracle workers. The results they get you are well worth the money. They do the tedious boring work for you and do hell of a job.
It couldn't have gone any better. It took a little longer then expected since all the books like mine are older. Because of this a lot of the information they were finding was outdated. But this is where they really proved themselves. Instead of cutting corners and just using it anyway, they got back to me and asked for more suggestions. Dane at BookRazor even threw a couple extra bells and whistles my way for the inconvenience.
Once I got my results, I heard back from more than half. As a result, I doubled my reviews on Amazon, and even got a Top 500 reviewer to leave me a 5 star review. The reviews are even still coming in.
As a first time writer, I sometimes feel like I just throw money at stuff and see if it works. I threw money at this, and for once, it was actually a good use of money.
BookRazor is a genius idea, and I will definitely use them in the future.
As an author, the biggest block for me was to get that initial reviews. Writing a book seemed better. I've already published 4 books but getting a review and asking friends and other known contacts seemed really after some time. You can ask once but not keep on asking.
I came to know about BookRazor through Steve Scott. You want results, try this. Does it land your crazy reviews in your plate. Not at all! But, I was much relieved when I got responses from ACTUAL reviewers from Amazon. I was skeptical on the folks who will actually review but they do!
I'll give you numbers. I tried for public speaking (seems to be a small niche). But, from 150 emails, I got around 20 to 25 responses and, at the time of writing this, 7 have already left a review.If you are reading this, I want to help you with this tip...
Contact reviewers 2 weeks before launch date. Then, publish print version 1 week before the launch date and keep your kindle version in pre-order for 1 week. Use that 1 week to collect all the reviews. Then, have your promotions lined up....You are sure to hit the best sellers list....that's what I did for my book !
August 26, 2016
(In the past, I've) asked personal contacts for referrals and also subscribed to a PR service that included free review generating service. I was however quite disappointed with what I considered to be a very small response.
BookRazor can save a ton of time and research hassle. For a modest fee, you get specifically focused information that would otherwise take many hours of your time to generate.
I highly recommend BookRazor. It is ideal for specialized niche markets such as mine. The report identified individuals who have reviewed books such as mine. This increases the likelihood that they will be interested in reviewing similar books on the same topic. It also increases the likelihood of receiving honest and authoritative reviews.
If you are into process and prefer keeping busy to achieving desired results, by all means do your own research to identify potentially helpful reviewers. If however you want the best results as soon as possible, BookRazor can help you get there.
My day one results were amazing. Of the first batch of invitations to to review my book, 25% of potential reviewers responded 'yes' within 24 hours. One of the people reply within minutes of my sending the invitation. Another one posted a 5-star review within 2 hours of my sending the invitation. What a great start to a new initiative. Yes!!!
Before BookRazor, getting reviews meant countless hours scouring Amazon user profiles; gifting away expensive paperbacks; and throwing money at marketing schemes, all in the hopes of finding valid and interested reviewers. And, often with dismal results.
BookRazor just makes financial sense. Take the 100 reviewer package, for example. The time you would spend building a list of 100 potential reviewers could be spent writing your next book. In fact, you'd probably get half of it done in the time it takes to build the kind of list BookRazor can deliver within a week.
I highly recommend BookRazor for writers and book promoters who need qualified Amazon reviews but don't have the time to build a rock-solid list. The best part is that the emails you buy are yours forever, so you can build meaningful, long-term relationships with readers who are interested in your work.
I would tell anyone thinking about using BookRazor to try and build a list of Amazon reviewers yourself. Fifteen minutes in and I guarantee you'll be purchasing a package from BookRazor.com.
In the high-stress world of book marketing, BookRazor is a service every author should utilize. The readers I've met through BookRazor have shown genuine enthusiasm for my book, and have been happy to help spread the word to other like-minded bibliophiles. With BookRazor, I can get back to writing again—which is exactly what my readers want.
January 24, 2017
I've used this service twice now and am very happy with the results. The first order I did was a smaller one, and I got great results then but I found it's better to purchase in large batches so you have a better chance to get even more responses. I also think that taking the time to address the reviewers by name in each email you send out makes a big difference rather than a generic email, but that's my opinion.
A large portion of reviewers I contacted were responsive and did follow through with their reviews as well, so I'd definitely say it's a win for me! I don't have the time to search for reviewers myself, so this takes the leg work out of the process.
This was my first time using BookRazor and I'll definitely be a returning customer. I've tried similar services, but none have offered the responsiveness, openness, and outright results like BookRazor.
What I liked most was the targeting of Amazon readers and reviewers who are highly likely to read AND review your book. With BookRazor, you as the author have the freedom to find similar books - as who knows your book better than you? - and BookRazor takes care of the rest.
This saves you a LOT of time and effort, as you don't have to do all the meticulous searching, combing through thousands of potential reviewers for those best fitted for your book.
The BookRazor staff are also very prompt and transparent, and even provide helpful links to email templates for maximizing your response rates. Other services are not nearly as transparent or accountable - or effective.
Definitely worth the money if you're an author looking to get your book off the ground, up in the ranks, and reviewed in a timely manner. Highly recommended.
September 26, 2017
Send Us Links to Similar Books
This is where we’ll find your potential reviewers. The list of similar books allows us to laser target only the people who want to read your book. This means better results for you! We typically find ~50 qualified email addresses for every 3,500 reviews we go through.
We Get to Work
We seek out potential reviewers based on the books you provided. During our research, we only gather the contact information of people who have publicly shared their email address on their reviewer profile. We also qualify each prospect based on a number of things. Rest assured that you're only getting the crème de la crème.
You Contact the Potential Reviewers
We send you a spreadsheet with the contact information of people most likely to be interested in reading and reviewing your book. Send them a quick email requesting a review (we provide a sample outreach template), reply to people who are interested in reading your book and wait for your reviews to roll in!
Here is an average of all our results as reported to us thus far (please note that this is an average, and your own results may vary).
My results using BookRazor, which I’m very happy with: contacted potential reviewers about a week before No Dreams Allowed went live, and from 50 emails … 48 contacted … 20 didn’t respond … 2 said no (both very polite) … 26 said yes to an ARC — and as of now, about a week and a half after the book came out, those 26 ‘yes’ answers have generated 16 reviews, all of them four and five stars (book also has one review that didn’t come from a BookRazor email) — most reviews were posted within the first couple of days after publication, and all reviewers who contacted me were very friendly and easy to work with — even got a couple of mailing list signups out of it, sweet … Plus now I have a ready-made list of people I can contact about the next book 🙂 Thank you BookRazor for being one of the best book review sites out there today!
I sent about 100 emails out about a month ago. I got 26 replies. Of those 19 were interested in reviewing. From those 19, I got 7 reviews so far. All the reviews were positive and 5 of them were 5 stars which speaks well of the BookRazor tactic of selecting reviewers from the pool of those who have favorably reviewed similar books. Overall, delighted with the service. Would recommend and use again, and BookRazor is truly one of the top book review sites out on the market today.
I used Bookrazor for my latest release WRECKED. I paid for 100 contacts. I set up the free review copies through Instafreebie using a link in the e-mail. I received 25 yes replies. At least five of these mentioned how swamped they were with review requests and when did I need the review by? I told each of them that whenever they could would be fine. I didn’t want to pressure anyone. In hind sight if I’d thrown a date at them maybe I would have garnered more.
Of the 25 that said yes, 16 actually followed through and reviewed the book.
I followed up with Thank You e-mails and received 11 replies that they would be happy to review again for me. I gave 38 copies away through Instafreebie which means 13 people took it but didn’t respond either way, which is fine. Overall I couldn’t be happier with my results from bookrazor. Everyone that replied was courteous, willing to help and surprisingly professional. I’ll be using them again.
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Look, being an independent author is hard enough as it is. We dislike services that make authors pay and don’t generate any results (we’re looking at you, most promo sites!).
That's why we've made our guarantee super easy to understand.
All orders are backed by a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t happy with our service for ANY reason whatsoever, we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Our service works, and we're willing to eat the cost if you try it and it doesn't work for you. Our iron-clad guarantee is one of the reasons why we're one of the top services for independent authors out there today!
In order to start, we need you to provide us with links to books similar to your own on Amazon.com.
We do not select books on your behalf and we do not accept category listings. The links *must* be to specific books on Amazon.com.
Ideally, each book should have at least 50 reviews. You can see how many total reviews we need for each package size on the order form here. This total dictates how many similar books we need you to provide us with.
Furthermore, we strongly recommend you do *not* include incredibly popular books (e.g. Harry Potter, the Girl on The train, the Hunger Games, the Da Vinci Code, Twilight, etc.) unless you are a seasoned veteran of our services.
This is because reviewers of these books are not necessarily fans of said book genre, and we generally see lower than average response rates when creating lists sourced from these.
BookRazor is a premier reviewer contact research service.
Every order we receive is manually and meticulously cared for. We don't sell lists or re-use previous reviewers. We never have, and never will. Every order is based solely upon the links provided to us by you.
We provide you with the information we find in spreadsheet format. We also provide a sample email outreach template for you to use when contacting them directly. You can develop a relationship with these reviewers, which helps if you write a sequel in the same niche, and your list, while maybe a one-time purchase from us, can be used over and over again.
We want to be upfront and very clear about the type of service we provide, so as to ensure we operate well within Amazon's ToS.
Hell no! We help you find potential reviewers by looking for people who have already left reviews for books similar to yours. You pay us for the service we perform (gathering data for you), not reviews. Paying for reviews is a big no-no. All the reviews you get from reaching out to the potential reviewers we provide will be legitimate, honest reviews.
We browse through Amazon® reviewer profiles of people who have reviewed books similar to yours, and give you the contact information of people who have publicly shared their e-mail address on their reviewer profile (we do NOT search for it outside Amazon®).
The fact that these reviewers have chosen to publicly display their contact information shows an expressed interest in receiving review requests.
Unfortunately we can’t give you any guarantees on that.
It all depends on how you present your book and if the potential reviewer is interested in it.
In general, you should expect - on average - at least several reviews from emailing 50 people.
In an ideal world, our answer would be "as many as you want." However, we want to have an honest relationship with you, so we won’t promise you the moon. If you’re not writing in a popular genre, we probably won’t find more than a hundred or so potential reviewers for you, out of which you can expect up to 10 reviews (which is still enough to make a difference to your sales). If you write in a more popular genre, it’s likely we can give you the contact information to many more potential reviewers.
Note: if we can’t find the number of reviewers you’ve asked for, we will refund you the difference.
If your book is “nothing like anything else” we generally can’t help you. We need similar books in order to provide the service.
We can help you as long as you can find books similar to yours with lots of reviews. It doesn't matter what country or what language your book is in.
It depends on the size of the order. In general, we complete most jobs within 4 to 6+ days.
No. Over the course of the last year, we found the best response rates happened when the authors did the email outreach to the potential reviewers directly.
No, we find potential reviewers for you who are most likely to enjoy your book, but we can’t guarantee they’ll enjoy it. If you’re asking someone for an honest review, you never know if it’s going to be positive or negative – that’s what an honest review is.
We do, however, try our best to ensure that the potential reviewers we provide you like your book.
We start by filtering only the positive reviews from the similar books you send, and going through those. We also look at each reviewer's history to see if they have a tendency to rate items well.
We've found this to be incredibly successful.
It takes a tremendous amount of time, but know that when we research your list, we are trying our utmost best to ensure you get the best possible and most positive results.
Yes. If you’re not 100% satisfied with our service, we will refund your money.
It’s our attempt to be clever. We cut out the tasks from your daily schedule. We’re also sharp as a razor. See? So damn clever!
Our services work on any Amazon platform, regardless of the country or language. All we require are links to books similar to yours with reviews! If the links to books are on the amazon.co.uk platform, those are the reviews we will research and go through!
IMPORTANT: Before contacting us, please be sure to read through the FAQ above. There's a really good chance that your question will have already been addressed there.
If you DON'T see the answer to your question above, drop us a line! We GUARANTEE a response within 24 hours or less. We're here 24/7 (rain, sleet, sun, snow, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes...you get the idea).