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Friday, July 28, 2017

California Book Watch "Very Highly Recommends" California Author's Newest Book

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.
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Third in the #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
Author's Website: http://howtodoitfrugally.com
ISBN: 9781536948370
$17.95 PB
$9.95 Kindle

Reviewed by Diane Donovan originally for California Book Watch 
"Writing and Publishing Shelf"

Photo by Joy V. Smith
How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally 
and Ethically should be on the reading lists of anyone interested in gaining and, even more important, using book reviews. It informs both self- and traditionally-published authors of the ins and outs of getting and utilizing reviews; but most importantly, it discusses some of the tips and tricks for doing so - and reveals many approaches to avoid. From making the most of the best review from the most authoritative source to knowing what to do if the review process goes awry, this outlines the entire process of media promotion in the course of explaining the difference between a good and bad review, how they can be effectively utilized, and what to avoid. Very highly recommended!


This online journal features a regular feature "The Writing/Publishing Shelf." It is a good place to find reviewers who specialized in different genres and--of course--great reading, too.   http://www.midwestbookreview.com/calbw/jun_17.htm#Writing/Publishing

California Bookwatch
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
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 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.

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