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How To Find the Top Customer Reviewers on Amazon

 

The literary world has been debating the merits of Amazon customer reviews lately, but the online bookseller maintains a long list of reviewers that have rated books for years–earning the faith of Amazon customers.

Follow this link if you want to see Amazon’s list of the Top Customer Reviewers. You can also explore the Amazon reviewer Hall of Fame to see reviewers who have held these spots in the past.

Journalist Alexis Grant has more: “As for finding each reviewer’s contact information, they sometimes make it easy for you by including an email address on their profile page (which you get to simply by clicking on their name). Reviewers also sometimes explain on their profiles (left side, under their photo) what types of books they do and don’t review … [if you write them] include the reviewer’s name and maybe even a reference to that person’s reviews and why you think he’d want to review your book. In other words, writing an effective email pitch the recipient will actually read.”

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Why You Should Keep Your Day Job

Alexis Grant has a day job as a journalist and devotes her evenings and weekends to writing her book. In a guest blog post on Guide to Literary Agents, she listed five reasons why writers should keep their day jobs.

Grant (pictured, via) explained that having “a job helps you generate ideas.” Other benefits of a day job included: forced productivity, a steady paycheck and health insurance.

Here’s more from her blog post: “Having a day job gives you the opportunity to get out and about, talk with smart people and learn new things. You can do all of that without a day job, of course – but we often don’t make it a priority. The daily interactions I have through my job often lead to ideas for ebooks and blog posts and freelance pieces. Without that stimulation, I wouldn’t be the same writer.”

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