Friday, March 24, 2017

My Favorite New Frugal Book Promotion Tip

If you are a subscriber to this blog you know by now that I believe in recycling writing, but only occasionally do I include articles or tidbits from my SharingwithWriters newsletter here. After all, those who are loyal readers of my free newsletter should have a few privileges, but I couldn't help myself with this one. I know it will make you feel good about being in publishing (look at what you do for readers!), but also give you ammunition for Getting Reviews (my new favorite topic) and getting free publicity in general! 

Here is my (New!) favorite query letter  tip from my
#SharingwithWriters Newsletter
Helping Writers Since 2003

In the News: Here’s some feelgood news about books that—depending on the topic of your book—may be ammunition to make your book fit current-news requirements of many editors and make your query letter stand out. A Yale University study indicates that reading books  has benefits for longevity(even more than reading newspapers and magazines!). This little fact could be used in a deck or lead on a query letter to get publicity or reviews from health-oriented periodicals.
 ~ As reported in AARP Magazine

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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and The Great First Impression Book Proposal, another booklet, helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is 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. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart,and Tuned-In Editor (

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