Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Powell's Wants to Give Readers Free Books

Powell's is a bookstore long famous for its browsing. Old. Hard-to-find. Out-of-print. They were around long before the Web was. And one would guess that like many other strong independent bookstores, they would be online.

That is putting it mildly. Now, Powell's has added a new twist to their online site, neat news for both readers and promotion-minded writers. I'll get to that in a bit.

I know about this because Google Alerts let me know that my new book The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success is now for sale on the site. So, I had to go peek around. It's very Amazon.com like except for this: Readers can win free books just for expressing their opinions on the site.

To see how this works, go to my page, leave a comment, and let's learn about this together! Maybe even win some more good summer reading.

Oh, and by the way, for reviews that will turn you onto other good reading, go to my new blog The New Book Review. These are favorite reviews submitted by readers, reviewers and authors themselves.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THIS IS THE PLACE; HARKENING: A COLLECTION OF STORIES REMEMBERED; TRACINGS, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T; and THE FRUGAL EDITOR: PUT YOUR BEST BOOK FORWARD TO AVOID HUMILIATION AND ENSURE SUCCESS.

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