Thursday, August 10, 2017

Must-Have Review Resource for Writers/Publishers

Do you know about Jim Cox's Midwest Book Review.  It's a lot more than a respected review site that considers all books based on their content and value,  not on the press they are printed on.  But it's a lot more than that. Reviews chosen for publishing may get included on any of a number of special editions aimed at librarians and specific regions.  This one by Diane Donovan, editor of The California Bookwatch, appeared on her "Writing/Publishing Shelf."  Reviewers and editors always give permission to expand the exposure of the reviews they write so that means when yours is chosen, you can submit it according to the guidelines in the left column to the sister of this blog, The New Book Review.   Be sure to subscribe while you're there. High participation benefits all the writers, publishers, and reviewers who contribute to it.

The Writing/Publishing Shelf

How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically
Subtitle: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career
Series: Third in the multi award-winning #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Website:  www.howtodoitfrugally.com
ISBN: 9781536948370, 

$17.95 PB, $9.95 Kindle
Available on Amazonhttp://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews

Reviewed by Diane Donovan, Editor of California Bookwatch, originally for her Writing/Publishing Shelf

How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically should be on the reading lists of anyone interested in gaining and, even more important, using book reviews. It informs both self- and traditionally-published authors of the ins and outs of getting and utilizing reviews; but most importantly, it discusses some of the tips and tricks for doing so - and reveals many approaches to avoid. From making the most of the best review from the most authoritative source to knowing what to do if the review process goes awry, this outlines the entire process of media promotion in the course of explaining the difference between a good and bad review, how they can be effectively utilized, and what to avoid. Very highly recommended!



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