if you rely only on verified purchase reviews, you could be missing out
If you only rely on "verified purchase" reviews, you could be missing out on some awesome books and here's why.
kindle unlimited & lending library reviews do not come up as
But I pay $9.99 per month, my review should be "verified". Why is it not?
The reason is that these books are "returned" and therefore Amazon does not consider these to be "purchases", they are considered "borrows".
So what can reviewers do?
Add to your review "I read this using Kindle Unlimited" or something to that effect. This allows potential customers to make a mental note that you did indeed read the book.
Authors also need to be aware that just because a negative review is left without "verified purchase", it does not make it a troll. It could just be someone who did not like your work.
how can i increase
verified purchase reviews?
Keep in mind that you only get a 2% review rate, so for 100 books sold, you get two reviews. This is one of the reasons I do the free promotions. By giving away 1000 ebooks in a 90 day period, I just increased by review rate exponentially. In theory.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.