"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."

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Poet Rates Marketing Book for Authors

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: The multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
ISBN 978-1-5369-4837
Available as paperback and e-book on Amazon

Reviewed by Samanthi Fernando originally for Amazon 

Carolyn is a great teacher for your continuing education as an author. Filled with well researched tips and best practices, this book is a must-have addition to your modern reference library. I have been learning from her numerous publications over nine years now and I found several gems of wisdom in this one too! Her lessons are practical and tested - the Q&A format she uses in one chapter is fun and easy to follow. In my favorite section "Onward and Upward" Carolyn touches on visualization - a technique I used to create the Enchanted Bay Area poetry collection. You will never want to give up promoting your books after reading this. Be sure to check out what she says about the magic of Internet links.  


Samanthi Fernando is a multi faceted poet who happens to be a tech professional in "real" life. She blogs about poetry, travels and uses it as inspiration to write about poetry, and publishes poetry. Her chapbooks are light and inspirational and make great gifts or thoughtful substitutes for hum-drum greeting cards.  Learn more about her at http://starsafire.starrayz.com.


 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is her most recent How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically (http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews ). This blog 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.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

From one poet to another, huge thank yous. It is this kind of thing that keeps me writing how-tos for authors.