"I just browsed your The New Book Review to see where your other contributors got reviewed and found two more resources for my books! Thanks, Carolyn. You provide a great service!"
~Jendi Reiter, author of the Sunshot Prize story collection, An Incomplete List of My Wishes."

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Reviews: The Answer to Book Sales and Career Success

How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically
Subtitle: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career
Third in the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
ISBN-13: 978-1536948370
ISBN-10: 1536948373
BISAC: LAN00400, BUS058010
Distributors: Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Createspace
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To order as a paperback: http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews 

Reviewed by Helen Dunn Frame, author

Not long after I started reading Carolyn’s blogs, I began using her “Frugal” book series for reference regarding my writing. When Bookbaby.com  recently promoted advance copies of “Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically . . . , it delighted me to learn that she also designed her latest book for ease in consulting it on occasion. The timing was great. She published it just as our Writers Group discussed how Amazon handles reviews. Those guidelines are well-covered in this book.

If you are like me, an experienced writer, her latest creation will help you loosen the cobwebs about ways to garner reviews that you may have forgotten. You even might learn some new techniques.

In every book in her “Frugal” series, whether for editing or promoting, Carolyn generously shares with readers the methods she has used successfully. The appendices offer samples to follow including query letters, media kits, and media releases. Add it to your reference library and follow the path to get reviews today.


Helen Dunn Frame is the author of Wetumpka Widow, Murder for Wealth, a complicated story told from several viewpoints and fired by greed, manipulation, murder, romance, and sex. Learn more about her on her author's page at


The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. It is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. 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. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. 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.

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