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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Amazon and C-Span: Tips for Increasing Exposure for Your Book

My husband, Lance Johnson, author of What Foreigners Need to Know About America From A to Z (http://amzn.to/ForeignersAmericaUS) offers this link for those who have nonfiction books related to public policy, government, politics and the like. C-span, just like bloggers and feature editors, needs material. It won't be an easy sell if you don't have a well-known name, but you owe it to your book to try. Here is the URL: http://www.booktv.org/

And while we're at it, does anyone know the names of people at C-SPAN our SharingwithWriters blog readers might contact, or tips to approaching them. Please leave a comment if you do.

Lance also says this Amazon link will help you search to see if your book is appearing on all the overseas Amazon bookstores: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=487250
While you're visiting each page, check to see if you have "likes" there, if you have any reviews, if your book's description is complete, all the other things I tell you to do with your Amazon page in The Frugal Book Promoter (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) .

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 edition 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: