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THIS IS AN OUT-OF-PRINT FIRST EDITION. PLEASE SEE THE EXPANDED, UPDATED SECOND EDITION OF THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER ON AMAZON.
...a very practical and easy to use guide which every new author should have. -- Magdalena Ball for THE COMPULSIVE READER
...chock full of ideas that even seasoned book promoters will not have tried. -- Dallas Hodder Franklin, Editor of Sell Writing Online
A fine how-to book from an incessant promoter. -- Marilyn Ross, founder of Small Publishers of North America (SPAN)
Most authors dont have "deep pockets" for publicity, promotion and marketing, so this is the kind of information we need! -- Rolf Gompertz, veteran publicist for NBC and UCLA instructor
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This book represents a rare and outstanding combination of classic and new techniques woven together into a marketing symphony. Many of us authors remember well what it was like before Al Gore invented the Internet. It is the rare marketer (publicist, I guess I should say) that can segue so seamlessly from the effective use of classic marketing and publicity tactics into today's Internet-based and social-media based marketing.
I really like that Carolyn's book does not try to cover every possible promotional idea out there. She presents only tactics that she has actually used in her career as a publicist and author.
This ebook was priced a tad higher than all of the other book-marketing books in the Kindle catalog. I'm sure glad I didn't deliberate too long about the price. No question in my mind now that this book was worth many, many times its retail price. The reviews swayed me to buy and I hope my review convinces at least one other author to drop a few extra nickels on this book publicity treasure chest.
This is a first for me but I may actually go out and purchase the hardcopy even though I've got the ebook on my Kindle. I want to write a bunch of notes in the book for quick reference and that's just easier to do with a hard copy. This is one book that will get a lot of use and be worn out before I finish with it.
I give this book my highest complement by saying that I really wish I had read this book a long time ago. Well done Carolyn! When is your next one coming out?
Carolyn Howard-Johnson gives excellent advice on this dilemma. It feel like you have a knowledgeable consultant sitting in the room with you. The book is filled with classic techniques, such as writing releases, query letters, obtaining interviews, and much more. My favorites, however, are the chapters on the new techniques: blogging, using social media, taking advantage of the tools offered by Amazon, and your web page.
My favorite chapter is on why writers worry. Writers worry about many things including plagiarism, pirating of ebooks, being sued, and the big one: success or rejection. I think that once an author gets by these hurdles the rest becomes, if not easy, at least a mountain it's possible to scale.
I highly recommend this book. If you've written a book, it's got wonderful suggestions on what to do next. If you're afraid to let your book see the light of day, Carolyn's discussion of worries will make you less afraid. In the long run, this book will save you money and sleepless nights.
Writing your book is only the first step, and then you need to figure out how to publicize it and get it into your readers' hands. If your marketing budget is on the low side, you may think your PR avenues are limited. With The Frugal Book Promoter, you'll be delighted to find all the ways you can advertise your book for free, or at least, at a minimal cost.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is an award-winning author and poet with a background in PR. As a passionate author advocate, she wants you to know the business side of publishing and how you can market your work without breaking the bank. She offers suggestions on your media kit, how to use social media marketing, and offers plenty of options for free or frugal avenues.
This book is on my shelf with plenty of post-it notes in it for future reference. For all authors I meet, this is the one book I recommend over and over. I know you'll find it to be a valuable resource in your book marketing efforts.
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