The HoneyMoon Effect: Does Amazon Give Preferential Treatment to New Books? – Written by Dave Chesson

on Kindlepreneur:

For years, authors have speculated as to whether or not Amazon gives preferential treatment to new books.

Some authors, after seeing their sales plummet weeks or months after launch, point to this as a sign that they hit an unseen Amazon cliff.

While others claim that this is merely a post book launch strategy effect where after you’re done employing your strongest book strategies, it’s only natural for sales to drop.

So, this leaves us with the question: Do new books get preferential treatment from Amazon, and if so, what does this look like and what can we do to counter it.

Luckily, I devised an experiment using data-collecting software to finally answer this question definitively and have a method to benefit from the results.

In this article, you will learn:

  1. How Amazon treats new books over older books
  2. Steps to counter this drop
  3. Ways to use this information for even stronger book launches

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How to Get Free Book Reviews with No Blog, No List, and No Begging – Written By Dave Chesson…

On ‘Kindlepreneur’ Dave Chesson informs us on how to get necessary reviews, even if we don’t have a huge reader’s list yet. Thank you, Dave!


 

You probably don’t have to be convinced of the importance of getting free book reviews as well as kindle reviews.

However, how does a new author get those crucial Kindle book reviews or editorial reviews that will help to drive up sales?

Most resources rely on tactics that require already existing fan base, elaborate platforms, and major connections.

That’s all fine and dandy…if you have those resources at your disposal or are willing to trade in your friendship for a favor.

But what about the rest of us?

The ones who don’t have raving fans ready to drop reviews on request. Or those of us without a giant email list, social media following, and oodles of friends that we ‘want’ to send our books to?

Despair not my friends, because in this guide on how to get book reviews, I’ll show you how you can legally, and legitimately get those reviews, even if you’re a brand new author.

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