My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Book reviews by Alex Foster, comes with the tag line: How to get reviews quickly with the methods used by publishers and professional writers. It provides advice on how to gain reviews that comply with Amazon’s guidelines.
The Bad Stuff: Some of the techniques listed here may have complied with Amazon’s guidelines when the book was written, but Amazon’s policies continually change and I do not believe all methods are acceptable any longer.
The Good Stuff: This is an informative book and will help you gain reviews if you follow some of the advice. There are definitely some good tips and ideas here, some you can use straight off the cuff, but others you will need to adapt or dismiss to comply with Amazon’s rules.
Personally, I did not find this book particularly useful. However, if you are just starting out and trying to gain some reviews, there is some good information in here. You will need to be careful that you do not apply any outdated techniques though, as it notes in this book, Amazon can be quite strict on authors that do not follow their guidelines. I’m giving this one 3 out of 5 golden bookmarks based on its usefulness to those that are not very well informed on this topic.