With Intisar Khanani
Early reviews for an upcoming release serve a number of purposes, from giving your book “street cred”, to building buzz, to helping readers identify if it’s the right read for them. But gaining early reviews can be challenging for both debut and established authors. In this session, we’ll go over four strategies to gain early reviews—with specific, actionable steps—and look at a case study of how those strategies panned out when put into practice. Whether you’re an indie author or are taking the traditional publishing route, planning for early reviews will be an integral part of a successful release.
Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. She has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. Intisar’s indie debut novel, Thorn, was picked up by HarperTeen and will be re-released in March 2020. In the meantime, she’s hard at work on the remaining books of her epic fantasy series, The Sunbolt Chronicles.