I am very new at this. I have one book, "Our Oneness in Christ," that was published by PublishAmerica (a fact which I now perceive to be a hindrance in the minds of many) last December.
I have had only one review of my book published. That review was wonderful, entirely positive (see, http://www.reservebooks.com/reviews/oneness.htm
), but it was published on a relatively obscure website that's devoted to assisting authors.
I have no reviews and no ratings on Amazon. What I'm wondering is whether reviews and/or positive numerical ratings on Amazon affect a book's exposure there enough to make it worth offering to trade reviews and ratings on Amazon with other authors. Buried in this question are two other questions: 1) Is this idea "kosher?" and 2) Since Amazon only permits customers who have actually purchased a book through Amazon to review and rate it there, is it worthwhile offering to buy other authors' books through Amazon and then rate and review them there in order to obtain ratings and reviews for my book from them?
If my idea is legitimate, and you like what you read in the review of my book (linked above), I'm willing to attempt a trade of reviews and ratings with you on Amazon. Send me the sales link for your book on Amazon, and I'll send you my link, and we can get started and see what kind of sales difference it makes.