Carolyn Howard-Johnson

April 27th 2017 | Guest Author

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

"How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career"

(HowToDoItFrugally Series for Writers) (Volume 3)

About the Author

Carolyn Howard-Johnson brings her experience as a publicist, journalist, marketer, and retailer to the advice she gives in her HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers and the many classes she taught for nearly a decade as instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program. The books in her HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers have won multiple awards. That series includes both the first and second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor won awards from USA Book News, Readers’ Views Literary Award, the marketing award from Next Generation Indie Books and others including the coveted Irwin award. How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically is the newest book in her HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers.

Howard-Johnson is the recipient of the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community’s Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly’s list of “Fourteen San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen” and was given her community’s Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts.           

The author loves to travel. She has visited eighty-nine countries and has studied writing at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom; Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Charles University, Prague. She admits to carrying a pen and journal wherever she goes. Her Web site is

About the Book

They say there’s no better marketing than word-of-mouth. Readers trust fellow readers’ opinions, and a few genuine good words about your book can take you a long way.

How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically is the newest edition to Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s wildly popular ‘How To Do It Frugally’ series for writers that will show you how to get credible reviews for your book. With a street date scheduled for early 2017, BookBaby is giving you exclusive early-access to this valuable resource for free.

The eBook Covers:

Finding reviewers

Planning book preorders

Writing query letters

Controlling the quality of your reviews

Using your reviews and excerpts

Responding to negative reviews

And much more

Getting quality book reviews is not easy for independent authors. But with this eBook as your guide you can reach a greater level of self-publishing success.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson Book

The above books are not the only things Carolyn has been busy working on. In addition, she recently released the following book on Poetry, "Imperfect Echoes."

Carolyn Howard-Johnson Book 2

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