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If a Fourth Grader Can Write a Book Review, So Can You!

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After asking for volunteers to read and review my book, Sweeter Than Chocolate, I found a common theme among responses. Those who declined a free copy of my book seemed to think writing a review would be too difficult. With that in mind, I’ve assembled some tips for writing a review. There’s even a PDF version at the bottom of the post for you to save for later use.   Me? Write a Book Review? If a fourth grader can write a book review, so can you! Just in case you haven’t written a book review since the fourth grade, I have assembled a few tips for your convenience. I hope a little guidance might help you feel more comfortable saying “yes!” to my request for a book review. Keep it short. Aim for 100-450 words. I know you can write 100 words! Mention any relevant experience you have on the topic or genre. For example, “I’ve read hundreds of fantasy fiction books and this one...

How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson (@FrugalBookPromo)

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I found practical suggestions on almost every page of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s book, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. I was already applying her ideas before I even finished the book. This is without question the most helpful book for authors I have ever read. One quote summarizes her whole approach: “Getting great reviews is about relationships, about sharing your passion with others.” in an age where we want to automate everything, Carolyn demonstrates why a personal touch gets so much better results. I wish I would have had this resource years ago. Sadly, I’ve wasted a lot of time, energy, and money trying to promote my books (to little or no avail). For the first time in a couple years, I feel enthusiastic because I have a new set of tools to put to use as I build relationships with reviewers.   Book Quotes “Getting great reviews is about relationships, about...