I was honored to be the featured speaker for the Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild on March 23, 2019. I was recommended by IBPA CEO Angela Bole to speak on the topic of book reviews.

Topics included:

  • How important are reviews to the success of your book?
  • How do you get more of them?
  • How do authors avoid running afoul of Amazon’s review policies.
  • How to leverage good reviews
  • How to handle negative reviews
  • 10 sources for soliciting reviews
  • The benefits of writing reviews

The 85-member Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild is led by president Lynne Spreen, with programming coordinated by board member Marj Charlier. Fun fact: the Hemet Library history dates from 1906 and in 1910 they received a grant from the Carnegie Library foundation.