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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dan Poynter Makes Getting Reviews a Cinch

Reviews at online bookstores sell books. Here is a way to ask fellow authors and publishers to review your book at Amazon.com, B&N.com, and other websites.
In Dan Poynter's newsletter, Publishing Poynters Marketplace, you may post requests for stories for the book you are writing, request help wanted for specific projects, list companies or rights you want to buy or sell, and offer review copies to other authors and publishers willing to post a review at Amazon.com and B&N.com. There is no charge for listing your book.

Look over a current issue of the ezine by going to http://parapublishing.com/sites/para/resources/newsletter.cfm
Scroll down and click on the most recent issue of the Marketplace. Better still, subscribe to Dan's letter.

Double check the ParaReviews section to see how the book review process works and read the submission instructions. Then send your request and description to DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com. Describe the book in a few words. Potential reviewers only need enough information to see if they have expertise and an interest in your category. Include a jpg image of the cover.

And, as Dan (and I) always say, "Please send your submission ready for a simple "copy and paste" process. In other words, send it exactly as you'd like to see it appear, following the guidelines exactly. (-:

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 award-winning second ediction of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; 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: