The_Frugal_Book_Promoter_-_Book_Review by MonikaKam

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The Frugal Book Promoter - Book Review

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Summary:
The Frugal Book Promoter – How to do What Your Publisher Won’t is the
third book written by author Carolyn Howard –Johnson, but by far – it is
not the last. Already she is planning on releasing a book of poetry. The
Frugal Book Promoter has won the USA Book News award for Best Book 2004,
and has also been an Irwin Award winner...


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The Frugal Book Promoter – How to do What Your Publisher Won’t is the
third book written by author Carolyn Howard –Johnson, but by far – it is
not the last. Already she is planning on releasing a book of poetry. The
Frugal Book Promoter has won the USA Book News award for Best Book 2004,
and has also been an Irwin Award winner.

For Dave and I, the promotion of our two books and promoting the upcoming
e-book has been an uphill battle. Intensive research on our part for more
than three years has prepared us for most of the work, and because of
this research and hands-on experience I found very little in this book
that was actually new to me. I also found it somewhat lacking in areas
that could have used more attention, such as its organization.

Carolyn’s sentence structure and grammar use was confusing and
frustrating at times for me to read. There was also repetitive use of
information and examples, which I found a bit redundant. Personally, I
would have preferred another method of organization for the book. For
instance, there are many aspects of reviews, but I felt all of these
should be discussed in one chapter rather than scattered throughout the
book. While few links on the site were new to me, of the dozen or so that
I tried one or two were no longer active. This is no fault of the author,
however, and is due solely to the ever-changing Internet.

 However, I was reminded of some weak areas in our marketing plan and was
given some incentive for those areas I am about to broach in our
schedule. I appreciated many of the links that I discovered and have had
excellent responses from them.

Overall, I think The Frugal Promoter is a book that reads like you are
sitting across from the author having a discussion. This is an aspect of
the writing style that I certainly enjoyed. It could be considered a
useful beginner’s tool that would save time by providing links, basic
promotion options to choose from and several marketing ideas that are
outside the norm.
ISBN#: 1-932993-10-X
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Publisher: Star Publish
Published: 2004
Pages: 288

								
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