Virtual Book Tour Celebration with Dana Lynn Smith – New Book on How to Get Your Book Reviewed

It can be a challenge to get your book noticed amid the hundreds of thousands of new titles published every year. With so much competition, reviews are one of the very best ways to boost book sales! To learn how to your books reviewed, follow the virtual book tour for Dana Lynn Smith’s new book, How to Get Your Book Reviewed. The tour includes how-to articles, book giveaways, and audio interviews.

Be sure to listen to the interview with Dana. She shares lots of great book review tips!

In honor of Dana’s tour I would like to share my review of her new gem-of-a-book!

How to Get Your Book Reviewed by Dana Lynn Smith
Reviewed by D’vorah Lansky, Author of the Amazon bestseller, Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonficton Book Online

Did you know that there are actually several types of book reviews? There are critical reviews, reviews by bloggers, customer reviews, expert endorsements, testimonial reviews, and more. In How to Get Your Book Reviewed Dana Lynn Smith defines the various types of reviews and compares the traditional review with the online review of today.

“Book reviews are a powerful marketing tool for books of all types,” says Dana Lynn Smith

The first section of the book explores the book review process. In the next section you’ll discover various types of reviews as well as tips on where to get your book reviewed. In the final chapter you’ll learn where and how to use endorsements, testimonials and reviews as a way of maximizing your book’s selling power. Dana also shares a special gem with the reader; helpful Savvy Tips throughout the book.

In How to Get Your Book Reviewed you’ll find out:

  • Which audiences use book reviews to make decisions about whether to purchase your book
  • Whether it is better to get your book reviewed on a blog or website with lower traffic but one that is frequented by your target market, or one that gets much more traffic and visibility
  • How to plan your review strategy
  • How to organize your review plan in an Excel spreadsheet
  • When to send Ebooks or Print books to your potential reviewers
  • How to deal with negative reviews and how to actually benefit from them
  • How to get your book reviewed on book blogs

Not all blogs are equal. In How to Get Your Book Reviewed  you’ll discover guidelines for determining if a blog is a good match for your book and how to estimate how much traffic a site gets.

My favorite chapter in the book is the one on Virtual Book Tours. I was enthralled by the chapter on virtual book tours. In fact, it directly influenced my own book launch strategy and led me to holding a 21-day virtual book tour, which I believe, had a direct influence on my book’s becoming an Amazon bestseller in three categories! If you’d like to take a peek at my structure, visit the virtual book tour page via the tab above.

Be sure to read the virtual book tour chapter of Dana’s book with pen in hand as you are going to want to take some notes!

Some of my favorite tips and features from How to Get Your Book Reviewed include:

  • The sample press release
  • The anatomy of a “sell sheet” with specifics
  • Instructions for preparing your online media room
  • How to solicit book reviewers on Amazon, who have already reviewed books like yours
  • Secrets for securing celebrity reviews and endorsements
  • Tips for enhancing your author page on Amazon
  • A clever way to grow your subscriber list while getting more reviews from thirsty readers
  • An exploration of virtual reader communities and social networks for authors
  • How to collect audio reviews
  • Tips for posting your reviews on article directory sites
  • Pre-publication review tips
  • Post-publication review tips

Being in the book marketing industry I was thrilled to have discovered something new which I am quite excited about, Amazon “communities” and “customer discussions.”

You’ll love reading the story of the young author who sold a million copies of her book on Kindle, as a self-published author, and the surprising twist of events that put over two million dollars in her pocket!

What are you waiting for? Head over and purchase your copy of Dana Lynn Smith’s new book, How to Get Your Book Reviewed, today!

D’vorah Lansky is the author of the Amazon Bestseller, Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online. D’vorah is the producer of the annual and the publisher of the She teaches courses on online book marketing strategies and supports a membership site of over 2,000 authors. (Explore this very site for lots of great book marketing ideas!)

What are you waiting for? Head over and purchase your copy of Dana Lynn Smith’s new book, How to Get Your Book Reviewed, today!


  1. D’vorah, thanks so much for the book review and for hosting this teleseminar!

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