Book Review Spy by August Birch

Book Review Spy

Know What Your Readers Want Before You Write

"...Book Review Spy is Hands Down One of the Best Explanations on How to Use Powerful 'Reality-Based' Market Research to Outline a Book."

"As a self-published non-fiction writer of 20+ years, Book Review Spy is hands down one of the best explanations on how to use 'reality-based' market research to outline a book. One that will give you the best chance of success, right out the gate. No more guessing, intuiting, or trying to figure out what your market wants. BRS shows you in black and white what your market/tribe/pocket of people are begging to learn and be taught. You'll never again be stuck for ideas on what to write. Ideas that will make change happen in the world."
Robin Harford (

"How do I know I'm not wasting my time?"

I get a version of this question almost daily from my students. When we invest the time, effort, and emotion into writing a book, wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to predict the success of our book idea ahead of time? What if you knew exactly what your readers wanted to read, before you wrote the book?

Like peeking inside your ideal reader's mind?

While there's no magic bullet, there is a way to get your ideal readers to share their opinion of your book before you write it. As crazy as that sounds, all the information is out there. You just have to know how to grab it. And we've got everything we need, over at Amazon.

There's a right and wrong way to survey readers.

We can't just ask people what they want in a book. We'll end up with a little of this and a bit of that. Like a Swiss Army knife in book form, a little helpful for everyone, but not very helpful for anyone.

Instead, we'll get reader's to tell us what they don't want.

How are we supposed to ask readers what they don't want if we don't have readers (or a book written) to ask? Simple. We have our competition make all the screw-ups before write one word. All we have to do is learn from their mistakes and write a better book to cover topics where the competition lacked.

Amazon gives us all the answers.

With my simple, five-step process, we'll go from a vague book idea, to a proven concept, using the books already selling in your niche. We'll spy deep-behind enemy lines and use their books to help guide the perfect version of ours. We're not going to copy these books. Not at all. Instead, we'll write a better book.

"This Course Has Been Incredibly Helpful."

"I knew I had to survey my readers though I wasn't sure how, but after reading Book Review Spy I was laughing out loud at how easy it is. I've even got some email subject lines using my potential readers' exact words! Can't wait to road test the ideas I've gained from this course." 
Craig Weldon (

It's Almost Cheating

  • What if you knew what your customer wanted to read before you wrote your next book?
  • What if you had a way to create the perfect outline that would satisfy even the most-picky member of your tribe?
  • What if you could spy inside your competitors' books and use their mistakes to write a better one?

"Honestly, I Bought the Book Review Spy Because I felt like I Needed to Hand Over Some Cash to August"

"Seriously, I wanted to pay him for something he wrote. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but I have just come out of semi-retirement after 9 years away from marketing, writing, and working on my business. A lot has changed in 9 years and August was one of the very first people I met on Medium... I went through the Book Review Spy and again, excellent, bang-on, well-written, beautifully-compiled, great ideas, another home run. Thank you, August for all you do to help indie writers."
Jan Janzen (

Want a Short-Cut?

  • Use Amazon reviews to help show you what to write
  • Develop a semi-automatic outline, using the best books in the business
  • Find 5-star content before you write a word
  • Avoid one-star mistakes by learning from best-selling books in your genre

"I Was Initially Surprised that This 'Course' was Just a Single, Short PDF."

"But I found the PDF very useful and I loved the practical tips- the "how to" and the "what" as a step-by-step process. It does what it says on the tin. Definitely worth following this process when you're planning your book, or even to give you useful marketing tips if you're near to publication as I was. The bonuses are great and give valuable, additional information..."
Carol Clark- The Doggy Doctor (

Take Out the Guesswork

  • Know what to write before you write
  • Leave out the parts your readers don't want
  • Get closer to a best-seller before you publish one word
  • Use popular reviews to help write a successful book your readers will enjoy
  • Stop guessing your content

What You Get:

  • A five-step process to develop your great book, using best-selling, Amazon reviews (bundled in a professional PDF download)
  • A Spy technique to uncover the best material in the best-sellers
  • Uncover hidden keywords in your genre
  • A quick way to outline your book (semi-automatically)
  • An evergreen strategy you can use as many times as you want.
  • Plus, you get two BONUSES

Bonus 1: Magic Email Subject Lines

  • Uncover subject lines that grab attention
  • Find readers to write your subject lines for you
  • Use the perfect language to fit your genre
  • Generate dozens of subject lines in minutes

Bonus 2: (Un)cover Covers that Sell

  • Spy on the best covers in your niche
  • Establish your color palette
  • Find specific fonts for your genre (it matters a lot)
  • Uncover the best-selling cover elements
  • Learn what not to put on your cover

Money-Back Guarantee

If you aren't 110% happy with the Book Review Spy micro-course, for any reason, over the next 30 days, let me know and I'll refund your money. Period.

Take it home. Kick the tires. Smell the digital ink. Try it out. We'll be here in the office if it's not for you.

The Q's and A's

Q: What do I get? This store looks different than the place I buy my beef jerky.
A: You get a single PDF. It's a professional, downloadable document, in full-color, suitable for printing (or framing, if you'd like). 21 pages of pure, full-color glory.

Q: How long will this micro-course take to complete? I'm busy writing and don't have time for nonsense.
A: Micro-courses are fast. You can get through the document in less than an hour. It will take you an afternoon (or three) to complete the research prescribed inside the Book Review Spy.

Q: Seriously, what makes you think you can charge $29 for a PDF document?
A: It's not about the delivery vehicle. It's about the value of the information inside. This micro-course is worth at least ten-times the sticker price, even if I whispered the information in your ear. I've been writing professionally more than twenty years. The Book Review Spy is a sound bite of that wisdom, and you don't have to wait 1/100th as long to learn the entire strategy. In fact, the price will probably increase soon.

Q: What if I don't like it after I invest? I have commitment issues.
A: You've got 30 days for test drive. Kick the tires. Smash the brakes. You can wait until day 29, long after she's lost that new course smell. If you're not happy, I'm not happy. Let me know and I'll give you a refund (but inside, I know you'll like it).

Q: I write fiction. This OK for fiction too?
A: Yep. Although non-fiction writers will have more tools available to them (semi-automatic outlining), fiction authors will find a valuable resource in the Book Review Spy as well. We will learn from a specific group of Amazon reviews. As long as their are other books in your niche, and those books have reviews, you can use most of this information for fiction too. And if it's not for you there's always the guarantee.

Q: Will this product write my book for me? I'd rather lie on the couch and think my book into existence.
A: Nope. You still have to write the book. Book Review Spy is merely a powerful and valuable tool to help you develop the best book framework for your tribe of readers, before you write it. But alas, you still have to write it. I know, tragedy.