Hi Debbie Drum here the creator of Book Review Targeter and an expert on how to get online reviews.
One question I constantly got was “How do I deliver my book when someone wants to review it?”
This is my number one question hands down.
At first I didn’t have sophisticated answers and it was to simply deliver a pdf file or have an Amazon kdp select free day and give as many copies away in exchange for a review as you can.
You see when it comes to reviews, you want to make the experience a very simple one for the reviewer. If it’s too complicated then the person may not get around to reviewing your book. You need to make it simple for people to get your book in the exact format they want it in.
I learned about programs that made it available for readers to read books in whatever format they choose - kindle device, computer (pdf), apple ibooks, ANYTHING!
I decided making my own solution would make sense and go perfectly hand in hand with Book Review Targeter because it solves the delivery issue when you find people to review your books.
BookConnect allows you the author to deliver your book in any format the readers wants to read it in.
Step 1: Set up your author name
Decide what name should be listed for your book
Step 2: Create your book listing
This is where you put your title, author name, and information about your book
Step 3: Provide the files
The more files you create the better experience it will be for your reviewers. Providing a pdf, mobi and epub file will be your best option (and we will show you how to do that inside).
Step 4: Send the easy link
BookConnect creates a simple link to share with your reviewers.
It’s as simple as that. Now you have a way to easily send files wihtout having to deal with attachments and finding links - it’s just one link all the time to share your book!
BookConnect also does something special. Depending on what plan you get, when someone is sent your book, we gently remind them after 10 days to review your book. This reminder will go out automatically and you won’t have to remember to follow up with people...Leave that busy work to us!
Go ahead and create your BookConnect Account today! It will save you tons of time and it will give your readers the least path of resistance to leave you a review!
Book - How many books you can use and distribute with BookConnect
Author Name - How many author names or pen names you can use with BookConnect
Downloads - How many times people can download your books
Automatic Follow Up With Reviewers - After you distribute your book, we will gently remind the person to leave a review. We will give them the link to where to leave the review as well. This cuts down on a ton of time with you having to follow up on your own! And it's all automatic!
Description Pages - You can have different Book description pages with BookConnect. You might want to provide different book descriptions for different audiences.
Collect Email Addresses - When someone downloads your book, we collect their email address. Depending on what plan you have, you can download those email addresses and use them for your marketing in the future.
Author Pages - This is a new feature and it's awesome! BookConnect with generate a beautiful author page for you allowing you to showcase your books and have viewers easily buy your books on whatever platform you choose! Video Coming Soon.
Emails and Follow Up - BookConnect now has a built in email system where you can contact your subscribers right from the tool! No outside autoresponder needed!
Templates - BookConnect has built-in templates where all you need to do is plug and play your own information in and not have to start from scratch.
Who Needs BookConnect?
All authors and product creator needs BookConnect. BookConnect is an easy way to deliver your books to potential reviewers.
Is there training?
Yes there is full training and it is very easy to follow
Is this for Macs or PCs?
BOTH - since this is a web-based tool, you can use on both a PC and a Mac
I don’t get what BookConnect does?
BookConnect is a way to deliver your book for free to reviewers. All you need to do is set it up in 4 easy steps and you get a special link that you send to people instead of having to send them pdf files of your books. Reviewers can download the book in any file format they desire.
It’s safe and secure, fast and reliable!
Can I cancel anytime?
Yes you can cancel anytime.
"I found the information presented well and easy to follow. The instruction and tools are worth it! Grateful to Debbie Drum for bringing it all together."
Kathy - Internet Writer / Editor
"The product has many great resources and is easy to understand. It covers the basics really well and the bonus material was useful."
Ben - exploringcareerswithkids.com