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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Valerie Connelly Offers Book Promotion Secrets

Calling All Authors: How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open – Revealing Publishing Myths, Misconceptions & Realities for Published Authors & Writers Who Dream of Becoming Authors
By Valerie Connelly
Nightengale Press 2007
$19.95


Reviewed by Francine Silverman

The best publishing and marketing strategies of guests on Calling All Authors are contained in a book of the same name. Valerie Connelly, the author and radio host, transcribed nuggets from her show that address subjects relevant to authors, i.e., “I carry my books in the car all the time, because almost anywhere you go today, people are waiting, and I ask them if they’d like to have a book to read while they are waiting.”

As a writer, publisher and educator, Valerie includes her own experience and has mined the brains of such experts as writing coaches, book/web designers, and publicists who have appeared on her radio show. Having founded her publishing company, Nightengale Press, in 2003 and publisher of many first time authors, Valerie does what she set out to do – separate fact from fiction in the publishing game.

Although it would have been helpful to include an index - readers and librarians treasure them – the book has many illustrations, Q&A’s and fill-ins that add to the fun.

I find myself picking up the book whenever I run out of ideas – and always find a gem.

Calling All Authors: How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open – Revealing Publishing Myths, Misconceptions & Realities for Published Authors & Writers Who Dream of Becoming Authors (Nightengale Press 2007) is $19.95 and available from the publisher at http://www.nightengalepress.com

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The reviewer edits Book Promotion Newsletter. Find it at http://www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com
She is also the "Talk Radio Advocate," and author of Talk Radio Wants You - An Intimate Guide to 700 Shows and How to Get Invited (McFarland & Co. 2009).

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