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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Love Buzzing My Books with Bookbuzzr

Opportunity to Look Great!
I’m excited as anything about what Bookbuzzr.com (also known as Freado.com) does for our books. Think about the success of Amazon’s Look Inside feature. Now apply that to anything and everywhere online you’re promoting your book. Your Web site. Your blog (s). Your e-mail signature. I’m assuming your e-mail service like Mail Chimp (though I haven’t tried it there!). Your potential customers get to peek inside your book, get a taste of your voice, see the brilliant first line (and more) of your novel! Even read all the way to your hook! (That’s because you get to tell Bookbuzzr when to quit letting them peek and you can choose right there at the hook or cliffhanger!) Now, how can that not make a difference in sales? 

You also get a lovely profile page on Bookbuzzer. Mine is at http://www.bookbuzzr.com/Carolyn-Howard-Johnson (and, yes, they provided the nice, readable URL!) You can add just one book or all your books. Your choice. And once your visitor has read a sample using what Bookbuzzr calls your flipper (presumably because the pages "flip" like the pages of a book!), the widget makes it very, very easy for them to buy.

You know how I am about great e-mail signatures. Nag, nag, nag! This will make them work for you even better with many e-mail providers. But mostly it will do for you what you probably can’t do for yourself—let prospective readers get close up and personal.


 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 multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; 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 .


  1. Thank you! I'm going to go add mine.

  2. Diane, I think that Bookbuzzr.com is especially good for books that have something to do with writing like yours!

  3. Thanks Carolyn. The BookBuzzr subscription also comes with a free "Amazon Alerts" tool which tracks your books Amazon sales rank across multiple Amazon servers (ex: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.fr etc.) and sends you an email if your Amazon sales rank rises.

    It's also great to see the BookBuzzr flipper for your Frugal Editor right here on your blog's sidebar!

    Team BookBuzzr

  4. LOL! Naveen, I also like the way you use Twitter for your author peeps! (-:


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