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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Quick Tip: Checking Online Bookstores

Have you done a search on the Walmart site for your 


Authors are telling me that their Createspace-

printed books have been appearing there with no 

extra effort on their part. In the past—even before 

Createspace—I found my books magically appearing 

on sites as varied as Harvard’s bookstore and 


If you find your book on one of these sites, check to 

see if your book's buy page needs any special 

attention from you—like the addition of reader 

reviews and utilizing other benefits

offered to writers and the publishing industry as 

suggested in the newest book in my 

#HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers, 


 Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfileGreat Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is 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. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com )


  1. Thanks for sharing on Google Plus, +Karen Cioffi-Ventrice! I know your #WritersontheMove visitors will benefit from this tip, too!

  2. Yes, always check to make sure the info is correct and they have the cover image.


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