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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bookbaby Offers My New Book as Gift to Help Publishing Industry

As many of my SharingwithWriters blog subscribers and visitors know, I am a fan of what Bookbaby.com does for individual writers and the industry as a whole. They are conducting a survey today that they plan to share with others in the industry who can benefit from better data. I hope you will take a minute to participate in it and claim your free gift—one of which is an e-book copy of the third in my HowToDoItFrugally series, HowTo Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of usingfree reviews to build and sustain a writing career. (It will be released in paperback next week but you—my SharingwithWriters peeps—deserve this opportunity—to help our industry and to get the free book—if anyone does!

Keep writing and promoting!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, http://howtodoitfrugally.com 

Calling all authors—both published and aspiring: We need your help.

Self-publishing has evolved into an effective way to take your story directly to the marketplace. But getting published is only half the battle. Promotion and marketing is the self-published author’s next mountain to climb. This kind of work is often foreign and intimidating for authors. Writers just want to write, right?

Honestly, things can be better, but not without your voice.

How you can help
BookBaby has teamed up with over 15 publishing industry partners to conduct what we believe will be the largest survey in self-publishing history. We’re asking over 1,000,000 writers - including YOU - to share your opinions, experiences, and goals as a self-publishing author.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive examination of book promotion and marketing by the self-publishing community. We’ll publish the results of this survey in early 2017 in hopes of helping authors make more informed decisions regarding their own promotional strategies.

What you get in return
As a thank you for sharing your experiences, BookBaby and its partners are offering a number of giveaways and promotions, including a chance to win a Complete Self-Publishing Package.

Share your voice today
15-20 minutes is all it takes for you to contribute to the self-publishing industry’s progression and overall improved experience for all self-publishing authors.
Participation is optional. Your survey responses are separate from these promotional opportunities. No other contact information will be requested or retained.

OR  TO TAKE THE SURVEY GO TO https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/selfpubsurvey  


BookBaby offers everything a self-published author needs to get their manuscript into the marketplace. From premium editing services to quality cover design, eBook and Printed book formatting and production, and world-wide distribution through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and dozens more retail websites.

BookBaby is people-powered publishing! Our publishing specialists are available via phone, email or website chat to answer all your questions about self publishing. Based in our Philadelphia-area office, BookBaby’s friendly and knowledgeable customer service team is available from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays to discuss your self publishing needs.

BookBaby offers the strongest guarantee in the publishing industry. You can buy with the highest confidence knowing that your eBook or printed books will be produced to your complete satisfaction. If there are any issues with the quality and craftsmanship of your book project, we will work with you to make it right or we will refund your money.


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 award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; 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 TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, 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 .

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