BookRazor helps independent authors get more reviews by finding potential reviewers from books similar to their own. We look for people who are most likely to read and love your book, saving you time so you can keep writing.
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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 Because of this a lot of the information they were finding was outdated.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.
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.
I was very impressed with the results I had using the emails addresses from BookRazor. Out of the 50 people I contacted, about 15 replied and asked for copies of my books, and most of them have already posted reviews.
Since I was able to target based on their reading interests, I was able to find readers who like my kind of book. It was a win/win. Some of the email addresses ended up being for book bloggers, and I have started some great new relationships!
I was also quite impressed with the follow up I received from BookRazor. It was all prompt and polite. It's a professionally run service and one I'll definitely use again!
As a side note, after I mentioned BookRazor to a friend of mine, she was ready to sign up as well because she'd just tried doing the very same thing on her own. She had spent two days coming up with 50 email addresses of potential reviewers. For the price, she figured she would have been better off having BookRazor do the work so she could have been writing.
Also, there is a great tool at: http://www.yasiv.com/ where you can enter your book name and it provides you with a graphic report of books related to yours on Amazon. I used this to help find sample books to send to BookRazor. I also found books based on some searches I did on the Amazon site.
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!
The following common methods of getting reviews do not work:
We’re sharp as a razor when it comes to finding potential reviewers.
You write, we seek out potential reviewers who enjoy reading books in your genre!
Here's how it works. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Send us links to books similar to your own
The more reviews each book has, the better. That’s where we’ll find your potential reviewers, and that means better results for you! We typically find ~50 qualified email addresses for every 2,500 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 shared their email address publicly on their reviewer profile. We interpret this to mean they have an interest in receiving review requests.
Contact potential reviewers
When we’re done, we’ll send you a spreadsheet with the contact information of people most likely to be interested in reading and reviewing your book. You 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!
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 🙂
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.
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.
See our product table below. All work is 100% manually researched with care.
(we need ~2,500 total book reviews to research)
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Have an order larger than 500? Please reach out to us via our Contact Page!
We dislike services that make authors pay and don’t generate any results for them (we’re looking at you, most promo sites!). Your budget is already tight enough. Use our service risk-free. We back our service with a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t happy with our service, we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Please note that there isn't much we can do if your genre has little or no reviews. If your book is in a broader and more popular genre (romance and horror, we're looking at you), it will be simpler to order larger amounts of potential reviewers.
BookRazor is, at its simplest, a research service.
Every order we receive is manually researched. 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 form. 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 (and if they have the time to read it). In general, you should expect (though we don’t guarantee it) on average 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 2 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!
Sure. Head over to the contact form page and send us your question there.