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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Title: Write, Publish, Sell!: Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Ideas for the Marketing Challenged
Author: Valerie Allen
Genre: Non-fiction, Reference for Authors and Writing
ISBN 10: 1480043850
ISBN 13: 978 1480043855
Format: book and ebook
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For writers, new and experienced, as they move from writing to publication and marketing of their work. Practical suggestions to create and increase sales.

Reviewed by Peter Sorrells originally for Amazon 5 Star Review

Lots of new ideas
This is a well-written supplement and instruction guide for every author's reference collection. As an author, I am always reading books on writing, publishing, and marketing. This one has a lot of unique ideas I haven't seen anywhere else. For example, specific tips on writing including grammar, speaker, punctuation, formatting, cover, spine, even ideal book length - things we tend to overlook, but are very important in a polished product. The book includes quite a lot of information on marketing materials and methods, as well. I like Valerie's suggestions in promotion, like the P.I.T.C.H. Position and unique ways of marketing one-on-one, keeping the book always visible.

The book also contains four Appendices with very useful information including writing tips, book industry abbreviations, specific information on children's books, and a list of reference books for every writer's shelf.

I'll refer to this book over and over in my own writing and business, and will heartily recommend it to other authors.

Valerie Allen is also the author of 
Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony: Summer School for Smarties; Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friends; Amazing Grace; Sins of the Father: Suffer the Little Children. Reach her at:                               
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