The Book Review Companion: An Author's Guide to Getting and Using Book Reviews

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5.24 X 0.45 X 7.99 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

David is the author of the Countdown to Book Launch(R) series of publishing guides and workbook, and the author of the first LinkedIn Learning course on the topic of self-publishing.

He is a frequent speaker and trainer, including presentations for the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the Independent Writers of Southern California, and the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

Before founding in 2011, David worked for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, the Los Angeles Times, and was co-founder and COO of the first online publisher of sports team branded websites known today as the CBS College Sports Network.

A native of Los Angeles, David and his family live in Carlsbad, California.


"Impressively informative, expertly organized and presented, The Book Review Companion is unreservedly recommended for author, publisher and book publicists professional reference collections. Especially commended for community and academic library Writing/Publishing collections." --Midwest Book Review

"Book reviews are the lifeblood of many successful book launches. David Wogahn's new book cuts through the confusion to show both indie- and traditionally-published authors an effective system for getting the reviews their books deserve. Highly recommended." --Joel Friedlander,

"David has written one of the most useful books for book marketing. We all know that book reviews are the single most important aspect of a book's success, yet they are a mystery to most authors. David provides straightforward advice about the many types of reviews and how best to secure them. From timing, to guidelines to strategies, this book has it all. A must read for all authors." --Fauzia Burke, President, FSB Associates and author, Online Marketing for Busy Authors

"Reviews are key to book sales. David Wogahn has created an indispensable roadmap for requesting and garnering reviews in this essential resource for authors." --Best-selling mystery author, Elizabeth Spann Craig

"Reviews, in my opinion, are just as important as the cover and title of the book. Readers need to see a solid base of reviews to make a decision to buy your book. The Book Review Companion is a comprehensive guide to understanding why reviews matter, and how to get them." --Jim Kukral, Founder, Author Marketing Club

"If you are going to advertise your book--something I think every author should do--you don't want to send shoppers to a page with no or few reviews. David Wogahn's book covers everything about book reviews; Amazon policies, sources, ARCs, even writing reviews to build your platform. It's all there." --Dave Chesson, Kindle Marketing Jedi,