Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Title: Parenting fromYour Soul
# of Pages: 165
Description: Parenting from Your Soul  helps parents be the best parents they can be. The book helps us navigate the sometimes difficult, and often confusing, journey of parenting where the best choices are unclear. Parenting is a work-in-progress, minute-to-minute practice of learning forgiveness, compassion and acceptance. With this book, you can try out concepts that will help you parent wisely to raise joyful, healthy children while creating more happiness for yourself along the way! 
Author: Jeanmarie Wilson
Format: Paperback and E-Book
Interest level: Parents and significant adults 
Amazon link:  https://amzn.to/2Qcfd2L

TITLE: Unkie’s Telltale Trail of Smoke
# OF PAGES: 9
DESCRIPTION: A heartwarming short story of a man for all seasons, taking readers through five plus generations of his life, from childhood to college, from his WWII service to his professional life as a respected attorney. Most days his signature pipe was by his side, in his pocket or emitting trails of smoke. I entered this story into Amazon’s current short story competition and appreciate every review that brings me closer to this goal.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Lois W. Stern
E-MAIL: tales2Inspire@optimum.net
FORMAT: PDF (Electronics Copy)
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: anyone from age 12 to 112
AMAZON URL: http://tiny.cc/kak9fz

TITLE: Artist on Campaign
NUMBER OF PAGES: 380
DESCRIPTION: When lad-about-town artist Ralph Oughtred gets a commission to paint the Duke of Wellington’s generals, he thinks his dreams will come true – to be rich, or at least out of debt, and marry his mistress. But he hadn’t reckoned with the war, Spanish bandits, or the generals themselves. Literary, historical and funny, this is a stylish evocation of the history and manners of an era and an entertainment of the highest order.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Caroline Miley
FORMAT:paperback, Kindle, ebook.
AGE/NTEREST LEVEL: 16 +
AMAZON URL: http://tiny.cc/odk9fz

Title: Once Upon and Ever After
No of pages: 15 ebook, 32 paperback
Description:  After years of training the prince is finally ready for his quest to rescue a princess.  But can he find a princess who needs to be rescued and what happens if he can't?
Name: Caroline L Thornton
Format: Mobi
Age: Up to 8
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZG2WNXL
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Lois is a multi award winning author whose work has been featured in the New York Times, on Local Access TV and in live presentations in many varied venues. She has now published ten Tales2Inspire books of her contest winners' stories. Fans of Chicken Soup for the Soul are particularly enamored of Tales2Inspire books, because aside from their inspirational themes, they are filled with original photos to enhance the power of each story.Lois invites interested readers to get a FREE Tales2Inspire sampler book at: www.tales2inspire.com/gift and to learn more about entering the next Tales2Inspire contest at: www.tales2inspire.com/contest
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hendrika de Vries Reviews New Self-Help Book on The New Book Review

From Depression to Contentment
Subtitle: A self-therapy guide
By Bob Rich, Ph.D.
ISBN-13: 978-1-61599-435-9 paperback 

Reviewed by Hendrika de Vries


Hendrika de Vries Reviews New Self-Help Book on The New Book Review


In all my over thirty years of practicing psychotherapy I have read and recommended many self-help books, but seldom have I found one that speaks to me with the spiritual wisdom of Bob Rich’s From DEPRESSION to CONTENTMENT. Here is a book that offers an attitude to life that can change your world-view even if you are not suffering from depression. It is a book not to be read in one sitting, but to be turned to again and again for daily words of wisdom and encouragement.
Dr. Rich puts our current epidemic of depression in a larger framework that helps the reader understand the nature of suffering and provides incremental small steps, baby steps, to move through the helplessness and overwhelm. He generously shares his personal experiences but also reminds us of the deep wisdom found in such timeless works as Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and Mihály Csikszentmihályi’s Flow. He even includes a chapter on reincarnation and past lives that I found especially fascinating.
It’s like being given a spiritual tool kit. I have a daughter who is a sculptor. When she was a little girl, my father, a craftsman, taught her to use tools. Upon his death, the only thing she desired was his old tool kit. It had everything in it she needed, she said, because his love was in the tools he taught her to use. This book reminds me of that. Not just a self-help book, but a tool kit filled with the timeless wisdom available to us whether we need guidance to move through depression or just a refresher course in the meaning of life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Bob Rich lives inside his computer, because whenever he looks outside it, the news is full of too much horrible stuff. Various countries are acting as terrorists by slaughtering the civilians inside other countries (they pretend that war isn’t terrorism). Those who have so much wealth they don’t know what to do with it are using every means possible to steal more from those who don’t have enough. And the entire global economy is designed to kill all complex life on this planet, for example by bathing everything in chemicals that kill insects, birds, fish and the good bugs inside your digestive system. So, things are MUCH better within that computer. If you want to have a peek in there, visit Bob’s blog, Bobbing Around at https://bobrich18.wordpress.com

Learn more about Dr Bob Rich at Twitter @bobswriting. He writes with two mottos in mind, Commit random acts of kindness and Live simply so you may simply live.  


MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER, THIS BLOG, AND ITS BENEFITS FOR WRITERS

 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is her most recent How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically (http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews ) that covers 325 jam-packed pages covering everything from Amazon Vine to writing reviews for profit and promotion. Reviewers will have a special interest in the chapter on how to make reviewing pay, either as way to market their own books or as a career path--ethically!

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Getting Free Reviews For Your Books Plus Book Review Hint Seven



You can get any of these books listed below for FREE 
in exchange for an honest Amazon posted review, PLUS Hint Seven

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TITLE: Feathers in Her Hands
NUMBER OF PAGES: 269
DESCRIPTION:  The gods have touched you. Did you know?  – MADAME FATE
Well, if that were true, then Psyche was of the opinion the Gods needed to learn to keep their hands to themselves. All she wants is to finish her doctorate studies in Ancient History and score an Assistant Professorship at the University of Seattle, but when her friend Izzy begs her to pose for some photographs, and the media dubs her The New Aphrodite, Psyche’s life spirals out of control.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Lisa Fleming
FORMAT:PDF available 
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL This is a Contemporary Fantasy Romance Novel Target to 18 and above.
AMAZON URL:  https://tinyurl.com/y4yupe7k



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TITLE: Save Him
NUMBER OF PAGES: 355
DESCRIPTION:
 Military scientist Rydel Scott has discovered time travel...he also believes he has been chosen to go back in time on a rogue mission to save Christ from the cross. 
AUTHOR'S NAME: William M. Hayes
FORMAT: PDF, Epub, 10-15 Paperbacks
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: 18+ Military, Sci-Fi, and/or Thriller Readers
AMAZON URL: https://amzn.to/2YXqLN2


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TITLE: Jiffy Body, The 10-Minute System to Avoid Joint and Muscle Pain
NUMBER OF PAGES: 146
DESCRIPTION: Jiffy Body: The 10 Minute System to Avoid Joint and Muscle Pain is a must read for anyone who wants to avoid  or reduce aches, pains, stiffness and swelling. 
AUTHOR'S NAME: Bart Potter
FORMAT: Paperback
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Adult

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TITLE: A PREDATOR AND A PSYCHOPATH: A Dark and Twisted Psychological Thriller
NUMBER OF PAGES: 277
DESCRIPTION: Drawing inspiration from real cases, and with well-researched, realistic characters, A Predator and A Psychopath is not for the soft-hearted.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Jay Kerk
FORMAT: Mobi, epub, pdf
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: adult, psychological thriller

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TITLE: EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES: WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS
NUMBER OF PAGES: 79 pages
DESCRIPTION:
When kids (boys and girls) are asked to draw a scientist, nearly 70% draw a MAN!  This children's book tackles stereotypes in STEM careers, sharing the colorful stories of 26 diverse women from an astronomer to zoologist. In researcher David Miller’s recent meta-analysis of 20,000 scientist drawings from the last fifty years, only 28% of scientists depicted were females.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman
E-MAIL: erinedu365@gmail.com
FORMAT: Electronic PDF or a Paperback
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Ages 8- 14 years old/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Careers, Women, Diversity
AMAZON URL:  https://amzn.to/2HVGaUl  

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TITLE: THE RED DIRT HYMNBOOK
NUMBER OF PAGES: 320
DESCRIPTION: Ruby now realizes she made a big mistake when she ran away to marry a traveling preacher. But she can't just call home, because in 1979 the closest thing to a cell phone was a CB radio. Besides, Dad is still angry at her for "running off with the dang-fool Jesus Circus."
AUTHOR'S NAME: Roxie Faulker Kirk
FORMAT: PDF, E-book and paperback
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: ADULT
AMAZON LINK: click here
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TITLE: THE OPIUM LORD'S DAUGHTER
NUMBER OF PAGES: 287
DESCRIPTION: The Opium Lord’s Daughter features true events and characters within a world populated by rogue drug traders, imperialist government officials, religious zealots, and scrappy survivors. It’s a coming-of-age story filled with romance, adventure, and tragedy; an expedition through the destruction of a culture, underscoring the hold and havoc drug empires perpetually exert.  
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AUTHOR'S NAME: Robert Wang
FORMAT: E-book available on all major retailers
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: 18+ 

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TITLE: AVENGING ANGEL: LOVE AND DEATH IN OLD BROOKLYN
NUMBER OF PAGES: 394
DESCRIPTION: An African-American woman, struggling to overcome the trauma of a racially motivated childhood rape, finds even deadly revenge insufficient. She stalks the streets of the dark city, dangling her spider's web before potential predators. Eventually, while searching for salvation as a fearless champion of endangered women, she tests her capacity to risk being loved. a tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely and stormy dark romance, and set within the context of some unfortunately timeless issues: Violence Against Women, and Racism.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Charles S. Isaacs 
E-MAIL: DrCSIsaacs@aol.com
FORMAT: any digital format
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Adults
AMAZON LINK: Amazon
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TITLE: SENSITIVE
SUBTITLE: My Journey through a Toxic WorldPAGE COUNT: 293 
DESCRIPTION: A bold and straight-shooting memoir about my lifelong struggles with chemical sensitivities, wrapped around timely and important manifesto about the need to avoid toxic products and environments. Additional themes: IRS whistleblower claim, triumph over family trauma, and sexual bias/assault in corrupt and patriarchal systems. 
AUTHOR: Pookie Sekmet
EMAIL: pookiesekmet@gmail.comWEBSITE: https://www.pookiesekmet.comFORMAT: ARC (Advanced review copies)AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: General Audience/MemoirAMAZON LINK: http://tiny.cc/3jy89y

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TITLE: WE GO TO BO
# OF PAGES: 24
DESCRIPTION: A story with characters, action, and humor, using words no longer than two letters to make it easier for children to learn how to read
AUTHOR'S NAME: Larry Baum
FORMAT: All requested PDFs and e-books. Paperback copies limited to five
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: 3-6

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TITLE: JUSTICE GONE
# OF PAGES: 336 (314 excluding front and back matter)
DESCRIPTION: A homeless vet is beaten to death by police. Protests erupt. 3 cops are gunned down. A multi-state manhunt. And the trial of the decade. A new kind of legal thriller.
AUTHOR'S NAME: N. Lombardi Jr
E-MAIL: nlomb269@gmail.com
FORMAT: PDF, e-book (including Kindle), 20 paper back copies
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: teens and adults
AMAZON LINK: http://tiny.cc/c9y89y
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TITLE: SUPER SPOONS TO THE RESCUE: A MATH MEASURING STORY
NUMBER OF PAGES: 58 Pages
DESCRIPTION: This is a math story about spoon superheroes who help people measure ingredients for things like chocolate cakes. When their town is hit by a tornado, they help dispense the exact amount of medicines needed. They fly to the rescue as requested. This book also has worksheets and activity cards.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Carolyn Wilhelm
Illustrator: Oxana Cerra
FORMAT:3 PDFs, 3 of PAPERBACK BOOKS  (people can have both)
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Primary Grades 1-3 (Ages 6-9)

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TITLE: TALES2INSPIRE ~ THE PEARL COLLECTION
NUMBER OF PAGES: 124
DESCRIPTION: True stories of fifteen Awesome Kids, each making an incredible impact with a project to better our world.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Lois W. Stern
E-MAIL: tales2Inspire@optimum.net
FORMAT: PDF, e-book, paperback copies limited to 4
AGE/INTEREST LEVELpreteens, teens and adults
AMAZON LINK: http://tiny.cc/jqr89y

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"When you ask for reviews, (only) send a book or ARC with your query when submission guidelines ask you to do so. For starters use: 

* CompulsiveReader.com
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* ReaderViews.com" 
From How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically - pages 100-101

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Lois is a multi award winning author whose work has been featured in the New York Times, on Local Access TV and in live presentations in many varied venues. She has now published eight Tales2Inspire books of her contest winners' stories. Fans of Chicken Soup for the Soul are particularly enamored of Tales2Inspire books, because aside from their inspirational themes, they are filled with original photos to enhance the power of each story.Lois invites interested readers to get a FREE Tales2Inspire sampler book at: www.tales2inspire.com/gift  and to learn more about entering the next Tales2Inspire contest at: www.tales2inspire.com/contest

  1. Learn more about her and her projects here:Tales2Inspire website: http://www.tales2inspire.com
LinkedIn profile: http://tinyurl.com/odtw2wt

Get a FREE Tales2Inspire Sampler book at: www.tales2inspire.com/gift
Tales2Inspire trailer: https://youtu.be/FuDgXkYMHvo
Blog: http:://www.tales2inspire/blog


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 MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page and in a tab at the top of this blog's home page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites so it may be used a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

Friday, October 25, 2019

An Unlikely Book Full of Learning Opportunities for Kids

Title: The Frogs Buy a New House
Subtitle: an economics story for children
Author: Carolyn Wilhelm
Illustrated by Oxanna Cerra's Teacher's Clip Art
ISBN: 0999776630
Available on Amazon 
Also available at an e-book

It is my guess that most parents don't have an inkling that a teaching aid like this available and that they are most unlikely to think about it when they are in the throes of moving.  But here it is straight from a teacher experienced in helping little humans to adjust to new experiences.

It helps understand the process, what to expect from buying a new house and moving from familiar surroundings to new ones. And it does it with imagination. Imagine water as money. Imagine a book that gives a parent (or teacher) a chance to explain the word "equity!" I believe that words like this are age appropriate at whatever age a child might hear them in conversation around the house or at school.

Though a slim book--a picture book--this book is intended for guided reading, for spending special time with adults to read and discuss its contents, laugh, and start feeling comfortable with a subject loaded with learning opportunities!  As a parent and former teacher myself, I wish I this book had been available for me to read to my daughter when we moved high into the hills around Los Angeles where there just happened to be seasonal ponds full of tadpoles in spring and lots of frogs year round!

An Unlikely Book Full of Learning Opportunities for Kids


MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG

The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page and in a tab at the top of this blog's home page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites so it may be used a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Christmas Shopping Time with a Round the World Theme

Title: Sophia
The Christmas Eve Snow bunny and the Real Gift
Author: Wanda Luthman
Illustrated by Mara Reitsma
Genre: Children's Picture Book / Inspirational
Theme: Christmas Round the World
ISBN: 9 780998195889
Paperback: $6.99
Available on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2B7dZwT

I am fast becoming a Wanda Luthman and Mara Reitsma fan.  I love their imaginations expressed in their poetry and art. I love the rhyme (lots of rhythm but rhyme that doesn't feel forced nor cliche).

I love that children are often introduced to a new word in Luthman's books. Words like "hemisphere" in this 'round-the-world story, a theme that is often seen in Christmas books but is especially needed these days as we work to include and understand other peoples and their cultures.

Is it too early to shop for Christmas? Heavens no! Children 'round the world will enjoy cuddling up before bed to partake of this bunny story from right now through the holidays. Bunny story? Of course! No point in labeling. She even wears a Santa hat.

Christmas Shopping Time with a Round the World Theme


MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG

 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page and in a tab at the top of this blog's home page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites so it may be used a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Jim Cox Calls The Frugal Book Promoter "Unreservedly Endorsed"

The Frugal Book Promoter, third edition
Subtitle: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher
Series:  First in the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson (https://howtodoitfrugally.com)
Publisher: Modern History Press (http://modernhistorypress.com)
Awards: USA News Best Book Award Winner, Business category; Irwin Award, USA Book News winner
ISBN: 978-1-61599-468-7 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-61599-469-4 (hardcover)

ASIN (e-book): B07X2CCTGL
Pages: 292
Endorsed by the legendary Dan Poynter and hundreds of others.
Includes: Index, Bibliography, Appendix, References
Suggested Retail: Hard cover: $36.95; Ebook: $6.95; Paperback: $24.95
Available Worldwide on Amazon (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromoIII)
Reviewed by Jim Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review 

Synopsis
Simply stated, this newly updated third edition of "The Frugal Book Promoter" by Carolyn Howard-Johnson assures even the most novice of authors to get their book gets the best possible start in life, whether their publisher assigns zero dollars or thousands to their book's marketing campaign. Carolyn is a former publicist and draws upon her years of experience to enable authors provides no-nonsense basics to build the essentials needed to build a time-saving social media campaign and knock'em dead lists of influencers that will be more effective than anything paid advertisement you could buy. Authors can pick and choose from dozens of ideas for promotions that Carolyn developed or refined through extensive (and award-winning) book campaigns of her own. There are campaign ideas, techniques and strategies to match any pocketbook and personality considerations.

Critique
It should be noted that the Midwest Book Review is positively cited three specific times as a valuable and valued resource for an author's book marketing campaign, along with a positive endorsement citation for Carolyn's work on her previous 'how to' books for authors and publishers. That said, this new third edition of "The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher" continues to be an unreservedly endorsed and recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Writing/Publishing instructional collections. Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, it should be noted for personal reference and reading lists that this new edition of "The Frugal Book Promoter" is also available in hardcover, in a paperback edition (9781615994687, $24.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.95).

Editorial Note
Carolyn Howard-Johnson brings her experience as a publicist, journalist, marketer, and retailer to the advice she gives in her HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers and the many classes she taught for nearly a decade as instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program.

The books in her How To Do It Frugally series of books for writers have won multiple awards. including from USA Book News, Readers' Views Literary Award, the marketing award from Next Generation Indie Books, and the coveted Irwin award among others

Howard-Johnson is also the recipient of the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community's prestigious Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing and Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly's list of "Fourteen San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen."

Of particular interest for the publishing community is a complete listing of her published works which can be found at:

Admitting to carrying a pen and journal wherever she goes, Carolyn's website is 
www.howtodoitfrugally.com. Those interested can subscribe to her free #SharingwithWriters newsletter by sending an e-mail with "subscribe" in the subject


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Jim Cox Calls The Frugal Book Promoter "Unreservedly Endorsed"

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Romuald Dzemo Reviews "Publish with a Purpose"

Publish with Purpose
Subtitle: A Goal-Oriented Framework for Publishing Success
Author: Tara R. Alemany
Publisher: Emerald Lake Books https://emeraldlakebooks.com
ISBN 9781945847158
$13.99 PB; $2.99 Kindle
126pp 

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Midwest Book Review,
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Publish with Purpose: A Goal-Oriented Framework for Publishing Success by Tara R. Alemany is a practical guide to a successful writing and publishing career. With the number of book publishing options in the market, authors still find themselves trapped, unsure of what to do when it comes to getting their book in front of the right audience. While writing can be hard work, marketing a book can be even more demanding. Making the right decisions when it comes to publishing tools and an effective marketing strategy is the secret to not only getting books to the right audiences but building a career that is fruitful. In this self-help book, the author offers great advice and helps authors with tools they need to create a winning publishing strategy.

Tara R. Alemany breaks ground for both new and existing authors and discusses the importance of knowing why they write and connecting that why to the needs of their audiences. This book will help any writer learn the art of defining their purpose of writing, of knowing who their audience is, and of writing a book that addresses concrete needs while helping the author reach specific goals. The author explains the framework in this book and what it is designed to achieve: reader experience and the experience the author wants them to have, the author and their business, and the overall impact of the book. The ideas in this book are well arranged and the bullet points, combined with the step by step process, make a great working tool for readers. Publish with Purpose: A Goal-Oriented Framework for Publishing Success is written in an easy-to-understand conversational style that makes for a great reading experience. Filled with wisdom and insight, it is an excellent companion on the publishing path.

Romuald Dzemo Reviews "Publish with a Purpose"


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