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Had to share this one today — from a fantastic writer who has also become a dear friend. So excited for her book to come out — it’s releasing on my birthday! :)
Originally posted on Kristy K. James:
I can’t help it. I’m getting so excited! In the past week I’ve gotten some fantastic feedback from four beta readers for my new novel, Enza (available April 23).
‘It was a great story until ____ and ____ died.’ (I hadn’t really made it clear that it was fact-based fiction)
‘The story is wonderful, heartfelt, and gut wrenching.’ (Thanks, Katrina!)
Even my sister’s husband loved it. I’d asked him to read it to get a man’s perspective, even though he’s more of a Stephen King/Dean Koontz fan. From what I gathered during our forty-five minute conversation tonight, he hadn’t really expected to like it, a ‘just doing me a favor’ kind of thing…and he was very surprised to find that he was hooked from the first page.
So I thought it was the perfect day to share the front cover, as well as the blurb that will be on the…
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A great post — if you’re an indie author, take heed. :)
Originally posted on CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD:
One of the hardest things for a self-published author to do is to get their book reviewed. But you need reviews, if only to lend some weight to your Amazon listing and to reassure yourself that self-publishing your book isn’t the biggest mistake you’ve ever made. Book bloggers and other non-professional book sites (i.e. where the reviewers don’t get paid but read and review for love) are your best bets for getting your self-published book reviewed. But how do you get them to do it? How do you approach them? And where do you even find them in the first place?
How to get your book reviewed
(If you’d prefer NOT to get your book reviewed, please see below.)
The first step is to find suitable bloggers who might like to review your book, and there are two ways to do that. The first is to trawl through Futurebook’s…
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