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15 July 2020

Making Good Use of Amazon Editorial Reviews

 I’ve been using Amazon KDP for twelve years (it was founded in November 2007) and am still discovering new ways to use it more effectively.

A good example was a post on Jane Friedman’s website about editorial reviews. The facility is a little hidden away, but it easy to use, and with a little thought can help potential book buyers. )You can see the full post here.)

Editorial reviews are written by an editor or expert in the book’s genre or field. You can find them on your book’s sales page, just above the About the Author section.’

Steps for adding Editorial Reviews to Amazon:

  • Log in to Author Central.
  • Click on the Books tab at the top of the page.
  • Go to your Books Page.
  • Click on the title of the book you want to edit.
  • Choose Under Editorial Reviews and click “add” review.
  • Add in some book reviews (a new box appears as you add each one)
  • Click Preview and see how your entry looks.

I’ve started collecting editorial reviews of my books and adding them – but wish I’d thought of this a long time ago!

Tony Riches


  1. Jane Friedman’s post went totally viral. I didn't realize there were authors that didn't know about this feature. It's a great one!

    1. I suppose the feature is a little hidden away unless you know where to look.

  2. Just collecting mine from the blog tour of my new book to add!

  3. I hadn't heard of Editorial Reviews--thanks for making me aware.

  4. That's done easily enough and seems a good trick! I'm not on KDP yet but will remember this trick, for when I join!

  5. As always a brilliant post that I'm bookmarking. When I finally sell a book, it'll be fun to go through your posts again. :)


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