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Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Publicist Lauds How-To Book on Getting Reviews

Title: 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
Series: HowToDoItFrugally multi award-winning series of book for writers
ISBN 978 1 5369 4837 0
Pages: 336
Author’s Web Site: http://howtodoitfrugally.com
Cover Design, Chaz DeSimone, http://DeSimoneDesign.com

By R. Scott Lorenz, publicist, originally for Amazon

As a book publicist I can attest to the fact that getting thoughtful reviews is an important part of a book marketing promotion. Potential buyers of a book will often turn to the reviews to find credible comments about the book they are possibly going to buy.

In addition, members of the media will read the Amazon reviews to see what people are saying about a book before they book the author on a radio or TV interview. Nobody wants to take a chance on a book that the public does not like.

The advice Carolyn offers is important and useful. If you are an author buy this book! You'll find tips and techniques that'll help you obtain reviews
as the title says... both Frugally and Ethically.

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 HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers have won multiple awards. That series includes both the first and second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor won awards from USA Book News, Readers’ Views Literary Award, the marketing award from Next Generation Indie Books and others including the coveted Irwin award. How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically is the newest book in her HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers.
Howard-Johnson has also published quick-read booklets for writers including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers and Great First Impression Book Proposals, both available as e-booklets and in paper.


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.

1 comment:

Tara Tyler R said...

congrats on your great review!

and i wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my cradle rock release party post at diane's place =)