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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Win a Professional Edit from Bookbaby

I rarely post contests here, but this is something special. As an editor, I know that a great edit of a book can easily cost more than a thousand dollars, so this contest for an edit is something special. And thirty-one authors may win! It's all part of the celebration looking forward to helping authors publish professionally with their #IndieAuthorsCon conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 3-5.  And it's typical of the way Bookbaby does things--always generous!

 I'll be at the Philly event to meet winners (I hope winners will come!) and many others who have told me they are eager to sit in on my presentation!

Oh, one more thing before you get needed info to enter the contest! You get a discount on the already low price for the conference when you use "Carolyn" as a code when you register.  Now, here's Bookbaby's  on how to win the first step toward publishing (after  your book is finished!):

BookBaby is giving away free book editing 
all month to independent authors

The leading self-publishing company is giving away 31 editing projects in August.

Pennsauken, NJ, August 2, 2017—BookBaby believes that every book needs a professional edit. And they’re prepared to back up that statement with a massive editing giveaway all through the month of August. Self-publishing authors will have 31 chances—one chance per day—to win professional editing for their book.

“Giving away that many editing packages might sound crazy,” says BookBaby President Steven Spatz. “But
publishing your book without having it editing? That’s really crazy.”

Every winner will receive a thorough copy or line editing from BookBaby’s professional editing team, comprised of seasoned editors that have worked with titles across every genre, many on the New York Times bestsellers list.

BookBaby’s editing sweepstakes is a great opportunity for self-publishing authors to receive a publishing essential from some of the best editors available. Authors can enter the sweepstakes here: https://www.bookbaby.com/free-guide/book-editing-sweepstakes

About BookBaby: BookBaby makes self-publishing easy: From book printingeBooks, conversion and distribution, marketing consultation, cover design, and editing. Since 2011, we’ve helped thousands realize their publishing goals, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

BookBaby creates and distributes your printed books and eBooks to the largest distribution network, including Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and many other popular retailers worldwide. You’ll keep 100% of your book’s net sales, and retain all rights and creative control.

Call us at 1-877-961-6878 and talk through the process with a real human being–a fellow writer who’s invested in the success of your book.

For more information please contact:

Lucy Briggs, Marketing Manager
(800) 468-9353 x5071


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 (where she talks more about choosing and the advantages of winning contests and how to use those honors)  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 )

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