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Old 12-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #16
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Yeah, I'd probably put the "call to action" at the end of the book and just ask the reader to do one thing. Leave a review at your favorite bookstore or whatever. The simpler you make something, the more likely someone will do it. If they enjoyed the book.

I could see all that backfiring too. That's a pretty presumptuous list of requests IMO, and the stuff about Amazon lists feels like the author trying to game the system. Too, it takes up space in the sample pages area if it's up front. I want to see your story there, not your marketing plan.
Interestingly enough, I'd bet it would be presumptuous if the reader didn't enjoy the book and a great idea if they did.

Though I do tend to agree; having an itemized list might be helpful, but it also has the potential to read as something less than a request. Also, I'd say most folks can figure out how to post reviews and whatnot without the aid of a big list.

The important thing is to make the suggestion and highlight how important reviews are and how much they can help facilitate sales.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:12 PM   #17
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having an itemized list might be helpful, but it also has the potential to read as something less than a request. Also, I'd say most folks can figure out how to post reviews and whatnot without the aid of a big list.
I wasn't aware of most of those sites until I saw them in the list. I think just a (nice) review on the site they bought it from would do, and the rest could be some sort of penance for people who downloaded it for free and enjoyed it enough to feel guilty.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:44 PM   #18
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I think I'm gonna do this too with my books. The only thing it'll mean is having to resubmit the files again after adding the extra content.
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