Saturday, October 3, 2020

How Jack and the Beanstalk Can Help Us Authors - Plus Hint #22

What We Can Learn From Jack and the Beanstalk 

Plus Hint Number 22 for Getting Book Reviews

by Lois W. Stern, 

#TheNewBookReview Book Review Acquisition Coordinator

Hint #22 from Carolyn Howard-Johnson's How to Get Great Book Review Frugally and Ethically

"When your author name appears anywhere on Amazon, your name (also) appears on other authors' buy pages when you write reviews for their books. Your expertise and experience as an author shows when you (write reviews for other authors.) "  Pages 162-163 How to Get Great Book Reviews

Remember how Jack traded the family cow for a handful of beans? Then his mother deemed them worthless and tossed them outside, but soon discovered how wrong she was! Those beans turned out to be magic, providing their family with untold riches. 

So if you are an author who thinks writing reviews for others is a useless waste of your precious time, think again. The reviews you write are a bit like Jack’s magic beans, 'cause they scatter over the internet, increasing your visibility and networking opportunities. If you take the time to do it well (that means some well written original thoughts), other readers will notice. Be sure your name gets out there as part of the review with a byline or short credit line including a link to your website or the buy page for your book! 

I make it easy for you to find books to review. Use those magic reviewing beans to increase your visibility as an author of merit. Select a book of interest to you from my growing list of talented authors, one that you would like to read and review. 

And after your review is posted, follow these steps to apply for a personal banner to use for your continued book promotion. 

More About Lois W. Stern, TNBR Book Review Acquisition Coordinator

Lois is a multi award winning author whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Newsday, Long Island Press, Barnard Magazine, on Local Access TV and in live presentations in many varied venues. She has now published ten Tales2Inspire treasured anthologies of her contest winners' stories. Fans of Chicken Soup for the Soul are particularly enamored of Tales2Inspire® books, because aside from their inspirational themes, they are filled with original photos to enhance the power of each story. Lois invites interested readers to get a FREE Tales2Inspire® sampler book at:  and to learn more about entering the next Tales2Inspire®contest at:

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More About #TheNewBookReview Blog 

 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. 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 and love. Please see submission guidelines in a tab at the top of this blog's home page or go directly to the form at Authors and publishers who do not yet have reviews or want more may use Lois W. Stern's "Authors Helping Authors" service for requesting reviews. Find her guidelines in a tab at the top of the home page, too. And know that Carolyn Wilhelm, our IT expert, award-winning author, and veteran educator, makes an award image especially for those who volunteer to write reviews from Lois's review-request list and post them in the spirit of her "Authors Helping Authors" project. Reviews, interviews, and articles on this blog are indexed by genre, reviewers' names, and review sites so #TheNewBookReview may be used as a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. As an example, writers will find this blog's 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. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

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