Tuesday, August 26, 2008

October 2008 Events

Confirmed events:

Chicago-area Mensa conference
Saturday, October 25, 10:30 AM
Find out how smart you are at a weekend Mensa conference. I'll be speaking on book publishing for smarties.
Sheraton: Arlington Heights IL
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Getting Your Book Published
Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 PM
A hands-on workshop on book publishing. Register at 847-367-1581.
Space is limited.
The Gathering Place
521 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL
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Release Your Writing full event schedule at BookTour.com

Friday, August 15, 2008

Seven ways to get your book reviewed

After the initial rush of praise for your newly published book, don't overlook the opportunities to continue getting reviews. Here are a few suggested options. Let me know what other ideas work for you.

1. Get reviews from midwestbookreview.com, bookpleasures.com and other firms that support independent publishing.

2. Ask a syndicated columnist for a review. Give them a relevant slant and you'll be doing them a favor by suggesting a fresh column idea.

3. Local newspapers

4. Associations: All the groups you belong to, including your college alum magazine

5. Bookstore newsletters

6. Your local library newsletter

7. Local media

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Being a writer...

I don't usually spread unattributed quotes, but if you need a nice nudge, enjoy this:

... from an interview with a recently laid-off travel editor for a newspaper.

"The wonderful thing about being a writer—and there aren’t that many wonderful things, as you know—is that if you have a job and you lose that job, you can still write."