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Friday, January 1, 2010

Tons of Tips, Advice and Ideas for Authors Who Want Their Books to Succeed

Reviewed by Tony Eldridge

The Frugal Book Promoter is a solid source for any author who finds out the cold, hard truth that most of the publicity for their book is up to them. It covers book promotion from the time before the book is out to well into its publication. While it mentions traditional book promotion activities that can cost thousands of dollars, it is true to its title by providing more frugal tips, ideas and guidance than one author could possibly use.

Most authors have little knowledge or experience with book promotion. This book will help them look at things that often go overlooked. For example, the book discusses marketing aspects of blurbs, cover design and even author photos. It also gives suggestions on how to approach and communicate with people who can help you promote your book. This just scratches the surface of the tips found in this book.

Book promotion can be overwhelming to many authors, but The Frugal Book Promoter has so many great ideas in it that keeping it at arm’s reach will definitely pay off for the author with a new or upcoming book.

Tony Eldridge
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