My name is Emma Santa and I'm in the process of setting up a new website called The Independent eBook Review. I created this website in order to identify quality eBooks for readers. But there is an added bonus for eBook authors - you can use the review (or excerpts) as testimonials for your sales page. In addition, our review site provides links to your sales page or product.
This is a new website and so there are no reviews present at this time. However, you can read about our review services and see what types of Non-fiction eBooks we review. The URL is:
Look on the back cover or open any paper bound book to the second or third page, often referred to as the copyright page, and you will usually find an ISBN number. An ISBN number is required if you plan to sell paper books or CD's to bookstores, libraries, and many specialty retailers.If you intend to sell only ebooks and not paper bound books, you may be able to get by without including an ISBN number. However, you may run into resellers who insist that even your ebooks have an ISBN.
Interesting point - however, I am interested in reviewing eReports as well as eBooks. eReports are generally anything under 49 pages that does not have an ISBN. My reviews are intended to help match up the customer with the best profuct for their needs.
If the good comments that come back aren't quite testimonial ready, send them back, explain that you are trying to get ready-made testimonial comments, and politely ask if they would mind rewording the comments to make them more clear.
Anyone have any tips for getting more testimonials? Or is it just a numbers game?
I try to contact a reasonable proportion of purchasers and those that respond come back positive, I politely ask those that seem particuarly enthusiastic for a testimonial, and they often say they will, but don't.
I a previous role we assigned someone to chase up for testimonials on a regular basis but that was business to business. I am currently more b2c.
Even then it was real hard work getting the testimonials, is this normal?
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