Friday, December 02, 2016

Quick Tip on Disclaimers

Have you ever needed to use a disclaimer but didn’t want it to sound quite so….mmmm. . .official? Walter Brasch, a former journalism teacher and author of Fracking America uses the term to let his students and writing friends know about my How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career and kept it light and familiar. It looked like this in his “Updates” column: 
Behind the Lines: Carolyn is a good friend, and authors who need promo have a valuable resource in her latest book. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed. Walt” 
“Behind the lines” is definitely better than “disclaimer,” don’t you think? 
Learn more at And find his book Fracking America on Amazon. By the way, this would be the perfect any political junkie or environmentalist on your holiday list. 

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 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, 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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