How to leave your book review on Amazon

Thanks for joining my Advance Reviewers’ Club (ARC). Your help in spreading the word about my books means a lot to me.

I know from talking to a few readers that some folk find the actual process of writing and leaving a review on Amazon (and the other book selling platforms) a bit tricky.

So I set out to write a really simple, step-by-step guide for you, in case you need it.

But first, I want to get one really, really important point across. Ready?

You don’t have to write a long, essay-type review with lots of fancy language.

In fact, the more it sounds  like you writing from the heart the better. It’s more believable and more authentic.

A handful of words are fine – as are a few paragraphs. Just put down whatever you feel sums up your feelings about the book.

Now that I’ve got that off my chest, here’s my step-by-step guide to leaving a review on Amazon.

STEP 1: find the book

Log in to Amazon and search for the title + the author’s name. As an example, I typed in “andy maslen fury” but you can search for whichever book you’re reviewing. Then you click on the reviews link I’ve highlighted below.

STEP 2: scroll down to the reviews.

Clicking that link takes you down to the existing reviews. Hit the grey rectangular button that says, “Write a customer review”.

STEP 3: write and post your review.

That takes you to this view. Just type in what you want to say (or paste from Word) and hit the yellow “Submit” button.

That’s all there is to it. Remember that although on Kindles you have the option of rating the book there and then, you still need to go to Amazon to leave an actual review.

If you have any queries on this, please email me and I’ll sort it out with you.

8 Responses

  1. Hi Andy,
    Just finished reading Hit Back Harder, which is (trying to not swear) awesome. I really didn’t stop reading your book. Totally loved it, and this isn’t because I’m part of your ARC. Hope Stella doesn’t think it’s anything to do with PPM.
    Well the thing is your book isn’t on Amazon’s Kindle, and I really want to shout how good your book is, it would be a crying shame if I missed leaving a review.
    I done everything you said above on how to leave a review. So am I too early for leaving a review or have I messed up.

  2. Just finished “Hit Back Harder”, talk about leaving the reader on a knife edge.
    All I can think of now is what happen to Stella.

    Really enjoyed the read and as soon as Amazon have on their site will leave review as promised.
    The story line was good with believable characters,if sometimes losing my way when the “Orther Stella” took over.
    The only thing I felt negative was the long narrative on the character of the plastic surgeon Yiannis Terzi. I personally think it was too long but that is a personal thing.

    Looking forward to the next book

  3. Andy

    Delighted to read another of your books as an advanced reader. Wolfie is such a dynamic personality. I just have to finish SAIL by James Patterson and Howard Roughan then I am diving into it! Thanks!!!

  4. Hi Andy,
    I’ve tried leaving a comment on Amazon UK but for some reason they keep saying my review could potentially be seen as being biased towards you.
    So with that in mind, I thought I’d leave my review here.
    I must say I personally think this is probably your best piece of creative writing to date, the way you’ve gone to extreme lengths to make the reader feel like they’re part of the story is incredible.
    The amount of fine detail you use to describing something is amazing, it enables the reader to visually see it in their minds eye.
    I loved the way you’ve incorporated characters from Gabriel’s past, along with totally new ones but not only did you managed to make that work, you’ve also managed to incorporate characters from your other series of books (ie the DCI Stella Cole books), brilliant.
    This book pulls you in straight from the get go and it won’t loosen it’s hold on you until you’ve reached the very last part.
    It’s a thriller that’s packed full of murder, mystery and suspense with a very cruel twist to it, it leaves you wanting so much more.
    One things for sure and that is, this book shows once again how talented a writer you truly are. Totally brilliant.

  5. Andy,

    Amazon is now telling me that I have to spend $50 before being able to leave a review. Isn’t there any other way that you can get reviews bypassing Amazon completely.

    Amazon – Another Monopoly In The Making…………………….

  6. Hi Andy I have read all your books and find them all very very good reads in fact I have to stop myself from reading them in one go. So please keep up the good work. Hope a new Stella Cole is out soon. Shirley

  7. I do agree with all of the ideas you have introduced for your post. They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for newbies. May just you please extend them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

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Andy Maslen writes thrillers. Action, crime, psychological, horror. You’ll find all  his ebooks, paperbacks and audiobooks on Amazon.

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