Peer Review and Proof Reading: Getting Help for Your Book ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A few years back I'd bought your book, The Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) and found tons of wonderful tips, information, and people to network with. It is amazing to me that some people may not take advantage of such a gem.
I've reviewed over 250 books and am the staff book analyzer and reviewer for Fjords Review, a literary journal. I enjoy reviewing, but want to publish my books too. Would you consider XXX a place to send a children's picture-book manuscript?
What are your thoughts on peer-review? This is where fiction authors send the first 30 pages to people who love that genre and ask for their opinion and suggestions. These people are asked to be brutal and to comment in red if they want to on your manuscript. In return, they get mentioned in your book.
Christina F. Kennison
P.S. Where might I find amateur proofreaders or editors? You mention using them in your book and I like the idea.
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 .