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Friday, October 28, 2011

How To Get Your Book Reviewed

How to Get Your Book Reviewed:
Sell More Books with Reviews, Testimonials and Endorsements
By Dana Lynn Smith
Web site:
Book Marketing/Publishing/Authorship/Self-Publishing
ISBN: 0-9823804-0-2
5 Stars

Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson originally for Amazon

Note: I rarely review books on this blog myself. But, in this case, this book is so pertinent to the needs of the many, many participants on this blog--everyone from the authors to the publishers to the reviewers themselves--I thought I'd include it.

When I'm working with clients or answering questions for the readers of my HowToDoItFrugally book The Frugal Book Promoter: Second Edition: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher., reviews are always among the biggest concerns. Yes, there is book bigotry out there. Yes, it is a tough row. But it can be done.

Lots of how-to books for writers touch on the subject of getting reviews. But Dana Lynn Smith's new how-to is the most complete guide for getting reviews around. It's must for an author's e-cabinet of book promotion essentials! I hope each and every author finds Dana's book and reads up on the subject before his or her book is published.

It's never too late to get reviews but knowing about reviews early on will benefit books much more if an author has the essential information early on. It will put them in a better position to do it themselves or partner with their publisher.

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Anonymous said...

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Jack Harnell

Kindle Guide said...

I totally agree that getting your book reviewed is a very inexpensive yet excellent way to get publicity. Finding a reviewer to do a book review will take a bit of work, but it's well worth the effort.