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Monday, July 30, 2012

IBPA Offers Valuable New Review Benefits

It took me a long time to join IBPA (Independent Book Publishers of America). When I did (it was called PMA then), I didn't think it did much for individual self-published authors so I dropped out. I joined again this year and am finding all kinds of services that have worked for both my husband (author of What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z  http://amzn.to/ForeignersAmericaUS), and now recommend it. Highly!

Here's a disclaimer, though. Like anything else, you can't just join. You must participate. And when you participate you must do it in a way to glean the biggest benefit. Example: I still believe that having your book displayed in a booth at BEA does you no good if you can't be there in person to sign it and market it in other ways. Details for making trade shows and book fairs successful are in The Frugal Book Promoter (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo ). Of course!

Today I'm sharing just one of the many benefits I'm enjoy with IBPA. It's a new partnership with NetGalley.com which I mentioned in the last issue of my Sharingwithwriters newsletter (http://www.howtodoitfrugally.com)—before I even knew about this new partnership. The details from IBPA are below.

IBPA is proud to announce a new benefit exclusive to IBPA members, where IBPA members are able to save more than $500 and reach 50,000+ reviewers on NetGalley with the NEW IBPA/NetGalley Book Review Express program.

With NetGalley, IBPA members can share galleys electronically (and with full anti-copying protection applied) and instantly with reviewers, media, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and other contacts you save the expense of processing, shipping, and mailing galleys and IBPA does all the work!

IBPA has partnered with NetGalley to bring efficient, effective, AND affordable galley distribution to IBPA members. Exclusive to IBPA members, your 6-month title listing on NetGalley includes 3 NetGalley marketing programs designed to get your galley into the hands of influencers with the potential to spread the word about your new and/or upcoming book. Learn more about the new IBPA/NetGalley Book Review Express program at https://www.ibpa-online.org/Programs/NetGalleyReview.aspx
For a complete listing of member benefits, please visit http://www.ibpa-online.org/benefits/membenefits.aspx.

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: