Monday, September 13, 2010

Sharing with You What I've Been Up To Lately

Ta da! Here is new booklet I just self published. It was once an Amazon Short, but Amazon gave up on their shorts and it became unavailable...defunct...passe. Yikes! Can't have that.

But it’s back by popular demand. I hope you’ll all take a look at it. I know The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know To Sell Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less works. Like all my books it’s based on my own experience with publishing, promoting and with working with my clients. And, if you love it, I’d love a review on Amazon—just a few sentences will do! (-:

Find it at:

You do all remember the chapter in The Frugal Book Promoter ( ) on how you can use reviews to get clips and to network with the same editors (and bloggers) who may eventually give your book more exposure, right? Reviewing others' work isn't completely altruistic! (-:

Anyway, I was able to bring this little booklet to you for only $6.95. Between it and Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy ( , they are the seeds of a new easy-and-fast-learn series of booklets for writers.

Happy Writing, Editing, and Promoting!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson

PS: One more thing I'm busy doing. Planning a Roman Retreat for YOU. There are only three more places available at my Roman Retreat October 23 to October 30. Jo Linsdell, a writer who lives in Rome, has planned a dinner for us where we can show (and sell!) our books displayed on a table in a local restaurant! The fees for beautiful (and huge!) villa are very reasonable--for Rome. If you’ve been considering it, go to for updated pictures and information. If you’re thinking about coming, quit it!  Just sign up!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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