Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How Do You Get A Review on The New Book Review?

Another in the Q&A a la Ann Landers series from my Sharing with Writers newsletter. BTW, you can subscribe to that letter and get a free e-copy of The Great First Impression Book Proposal by going to http://www.howtodoitfrugally.com/ and using the signin link in the upper right column of the home page.  Or order it in paperback for $6.95 using the widget to the left.




QUESTION:

Hi Carolyn,

Please let me know the process to submit a book for review to your site. Or do we post independently to the reviewers listed on your site?

Best regards,
Martin Carriere, Author of Carrying the Chalice Forward and Other Secret Stories of North America

ANSWER:

Martin, thank you for taking the time to ask. I assume we're talking about The New Book Review, right? (http://www.thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/ ). The submission guidelines are in the left column of that blog. As you can see, the reviews get sent to me via e-mail and I post them. They can come from the authors themselves, reviewers, or readers who want to share books they love.

Just a reminder, though. Authors can also research reviewers on that blogsite and query them individually. I have no idea how many people do that, but I always hoped writers would use it as a resource for that purpose. It’s also good for finding names of alternative publishers. And, of course, good books to read.

Best,
CHJ

PS: Authors should ask for the reviewer's permission to re-publish their review--and let me know that they've done so. 
 
PPS: The New Book Review is a free service.
 
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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 Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; 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 TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, 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 . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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