GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series

#GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series #PromoDay2019

Prizes for this giveaway are donated by Carolyn Howard Johnson.

During the Promo Day event on Saturday 11th May 2019, 6 different winners will get to pick their choice of books (or ebooks!). That way the winners get the one most likely to help them.  

Prizes up for grabs:

Ta da! The HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books
Including Second Editions of 

The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor and Carolyn’s newest, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically!
(Carolyn’s flagship Frugal Books for Writers have been treasured resources for writers since 2004 and 2007 respectively. Both are now in their second editions as both paperbacks and e-books.)

Unsolicited Praise
“Just in case this e-mail goes directly to you, I want to tell you how remarkably useful and efficient your HowToDoItFrugally Series is, and I just joined the Authors Den, posted various things in all the little boxes. Ms. Ho-Jo, you rock! Millions of thanks for the care and effort you have invested, and for your fabulous sense of organization. My media kit is all set up and being filled in. Whew!”
~Deborah Hicks Midanek (Bailey),
“I think all THREE #HowToDoItFrugally books for... authors and novice publishers would make excellent, comprehensive textbooks for college courses on writing and publishing.” Jim Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review

#GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series #PromoDay2019
The Frugal Book Promoter:
How to get nearly free publicity on your own or partnering with your publisher 
(Second Edition)
From the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers 
First Edition Awards: Winner USA Book News, coveted Irwin Award
Award for Second Edition: USA Book News winner, silver medal from Military Writers Society of America, honored by Global Ebook Awards
ISBN: 9781463743291
Distributors: Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Createspace
To order paperback or e-book on Amazon:
For only a few cents a day The Frugal Book Promoterassures your book the best possible start in life. Full of nitty-gritty how-tos for getting nearly-free publicity, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, an instructor for UCLA’s Writers’ Program and former publicist and journalist, shares her professional experience as well as practical tips gleaned from the successes of her own book campaigns. She tells authors how to do what their publishers can’t or won’t and why authors can often do their own promotion better than a PR professional. The first edition is a multi award winner and the second edition is a USA Book News winner. It is updated and expanded by more than 100 pages. 

A recommendation from Feather Schwartz Foster, an author, September 9, 2004
5stars5 out of 5 stars

Packed with Wonderful Information!For anyone who has written a book of any kind - this is a must-have, and must-keep guide! Every chapter is filled with insights and how-tos and a whole bunch of where-to-finds!”
“[Carolyn Howard-Johnson is] an incessant promoter who develops and shares new approaches for book promotion.”

~ Marilyn Ross, founder Small Publishers of North America and coauthor of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
“. . . until now I didn’t have many other staples to recommend to new authors looking for publicity.”

~ Jenna Glatzer, author of Make a Real Living as a Freelance Author(Writer’s Digest) 
“Your willingness to help truly touches me.  The Frugal Book Promoter helped me so much while marketing my first book and I never could have imagined how personally it would assist me for my second.” 
~Karina Bartow, fiction writer
“At last—a solid, sensible, systematic guide to the ins and outs of promotion and publicity. Written by a writer, for writers—Carolyn Howard-Johnson proves that she’s not only an accomplished poet, essayist, and novelist, but also a marketing maestro!”
~ JayCe Crawford, Cup of Comfortauthor, copyright professional

#GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series #PromoDay2019
The Frugal Editor: 

Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success

Second Edition Subtitle:
Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your new bestseller
From the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers 

Awards: Winner USA Book News, Reader Views Literary Award, Next Generation Marketing Award. The e-book is a Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist and was given an Honorable Mention by Dan Poynter's Global EBook Award, 2014. 

ISBN: 9780978515874

Distributors: Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Createspace
To order the new second edition as a paperback or e-book on Amazon:
 “Language is a fluid lifeform. To assume that because we once learned grammar one way, that way will always be accepted is fallacious. To neglect researching the language we write in when we so assiduously research the facts for what we write is folly.” ~ Quote from The Frugal Editor
There are gremlins out there determined to keep your work from being published, your book from being promoted. Resolved to embarrass you before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for you, they lurk in your subconscious and the depths of your computer programs. Whether you are a new or experienced author, The Frugal Editor will help you present whistle-clean copy (from a one-page cover letter to your entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say “yea” or “nay.”
The Frugal Editor: Do-It-Yourself Editing Secrets for Authorsis a complete course of instruction under one cover.” ~ Midwest Book Review
“Absolutely essential for beginning writers and a necessary reminder for the more advanced. The mentor you've been looking for.  This book won't collect dust!” ~ Christina Francine, review for Fjords Review
“Using the basic computer and editing tricks from The Frugal Editor, authors can prevent headaches and save themselves time—and even money—during the editing process. It’s well worth your effort to learn them.” ~ Barbara McNichol, Barbara McNichol Editorial
“Writers and editors have a true friend in Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Her word smarts, her publishing savvy, and her sincere commitment to authors and editors make The Frugal Editora must-have resource.” ~ June Casagrande, author of The Best Punctuation Book, Period and Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies(Penguin) and syndicated grammar columnist

#GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series #PromoDay2019
How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically

Subtitle: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career
Third in Multi Award-Winning Series of books for writers 

ISBN-13: 978-1536948370

ISBN-10: 1536948373

BISAC: LAN00400, BUS058010
Distributors: Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Createspace

For more advance information:
To order as a paperback:
How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically is the culmination of a nearly two decades Carolyn Howard-Johnson spent helping writers avoid pitfalls, misconceptions, and out-and-out scams perpetrated on unsuspecting authors . . . and helping them reach their dreams of great reviews, great book tours, and great launches. It turns out that How to Get Great Book Reviews is the essence for a successful marketing campaign that includes all those things and—more importantly—for building the readership necessary for a prosperous writing career.
The most comprehensive book on getting book reviews I’ve ever come across. In her usual warm and easy-to-follow manner, Howard-Johnson outlines everything you need to know to maximise your book’s chances . . . an excellent resource that both beginning and seasoned authors can return to again and again
~ Magdalena Ball, owner of the prestigious review site,  
Getting Great Book Reviewsis another HowToDoItFrugally winner! Both new authors and seasoned veterans will get a lot out of this book! I put several of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s tips into practice while I was reading and with great results.
~ L. Diane Wolfe, author, speaker, and owner of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
“Carolyn Howard-Johnson has written the most comprehensive and modern guide to getting book reviews that I’ve ever come across. In her usual warm and easy-to-follow manner, Howard-Johnson outlines everything you need to know to maximise your chances of multiple reviews, from writing review query letters, creating reviewer lists, creating and sending ARCs and galleys, making the most of Amazon, making the most of every review, and even how to write your own (for other people’s books) and why you should.  This is an excellent resource that both beginning and seasoned authors can return to again and again.” ~ Magdalena Ball, owner of the online book review site and newsletter,
"Getting well-written and fair reviews is the single biggest block to independent authors and small presses. Carolyn Howard-Johnson takes on the problem head-on in this easy-to-use recipe for book review success. To paraphrase the late great Dan Poynter, your book is your business card so the single best marketing tool you have is to send out copies for review.” ~ Victor Volkman, publisher LHPress
“I have a 5X7 yellow note pad half full of notes from your e-book on Getting Frugal Reviews and planned to finish reading before writing a review. I’m learning a lot of nifty tips along the way . . .” Lois W. Stern, editor Tales2Inspire Series
“I've spent the morning with [yourHow to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally] and think it's one of the best instruction manuals you've written so far. How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethicallycould well serve as a textbook for a college Writing/Publishing curriculum.” ~ Jim Cox, Editor in Chief Midwest Book Review

Booklets in the Multi Award-Winning 

HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for Writers
#GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series #PromoDay2019
Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: 

The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy
From the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers 
ISBN-13: 9781450507653 
Kindle Edition: ASIN: B0042JT1UA
To order paperback or e-book on Amazon:
Carolyn Howard-Johnson picks the trip-you-up words that her clients struggle with and puts them in a booklet light enough and small enough to be used as an inexpensive greeting card for writers that the recipient can tuck into a glove compartment or purse to keep their homonym skills fresh. It is also free for writers who subscribe to her SharingwithWriters newsletter at
“Carolyn Howard-Johnson has created something of unmatched value: usage advice that cuts through the contentious world of grammarto offer real help. Writers polishing their manuscripts and query letters will find Howard-Johnson’s guide more useful than Strunk and White.” ~ June Casagrande, author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies(Penguin) and syndicated grammar columnist guru

This little booklet is carry-with-you protection against grammar gremlins and the frugal price of $6.95 includes a free e-book using Kindle’s Matchbook program.

#GIVEAWAY: How To Do It Frugally Series #PromoDay2019
The Great First Impression Book Proposal: 
Everything You Need To Know To Sell Your Book in 30 Minutes or Less
From the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers 
ISBN: 1453690956
ISBN-13: 9781453690956
Kindle Edition ASIN: B0042JT1TG
To order paperback or e-book on Amazon:
The perfect learning experience for those who want to learn how to wow an editor in no time flat with only $6.95 out-of-pocket and 30 minutes out of a busy schedule.
This booklet is the result of multi award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s extensive work with clients who hate writing book proposals and hate learning how to write them even more. She found herself coaching them through the process rather than doing it for them, for who could possibly recreate the passion an author feels for his or her own book better than the author? In doing so, she found she had written a booklet—not a tome—that took her clients only about thirty minutes to absorb. Voila! The Great First Impression Book Proposal was born.
“When I first reviewed Carolyn Howard-Johnson's small book here in 2010, little did I realize how dog-eared my paperback copy would get over time. I've been through it and bookmarked it so many times that it's tattered beyond belief, but I cannot get rid of it. It appears that Ms. Howard-Johnson has also released it in an updated edition, and that's why my review predates this one. And please note that now The Great First Impression Book Proposal is available as a Kindle edition. As a Prime member I could” have borrowed it for free, but since I know already how many highlights there will be, it was worth buying again in the Kindle edition. If you're an aspiring writer in any genre, it's well worth it.” ~John Williamson, Top 1000 Amazon Vine Reviewer

This little booklet—discounted on Amazon—is part of Kindle’s Matchbook program. When you buy the paperback on Amazon, you get a free e-copy, too! Maybe one could be a gift for a writing friend. 
Unsolicited Endorsements for The Great First Impression Book Proposal

“I just finished reading The Great First Impression Book Proposal.I like your style and encouragement. I was a bit intimidated about finishing my book proposal. I was thinking it had to be stiff and boring. I even have dialogue in it. I thought I’d have to cut it out. Now, I’ll probably leave it in.”
~Wanza Leftwich, author, blogger
“’This is a really smart proposal,’ was one comment from an agent who went on to sell my nonfiction book to a publisher. The ‘smartest’ thing about it? I used Carolyn's guide to write it!”
~ Treacy Colbert, medical writer and author of End Your Menopause Misery 
“I love [Great First Impression Book Proposal]! My husband was amazed at all the info crammed into this short book. You could have charged a lot more. I just re-vamped my proposal to follow the guidelines in it for my latest book.”
~ Myrna Lou, palmist, psychic, and author
“Marketing is never easy . . . . Well, it might be if you follow the easy steps Carolyn Howard-Johnson offers up in The Great First Impression Book ProposalEverything You Need to Know About Selling Your Book in Thirty Minutes or Less. Howard-Johnson’s bulleted lists are superior. They are easy to understand, easy to implement, and even easier to read. (She means it when she says thirty minutes or less). She gives us even more: A list of other resources on book proposals. I will recommend this book to all of our authors and potential authors at LadybugPress.”
~ Georgia Jones, Editor in Chief, LadybugPress and NewVoices, Inc.

This little booklet, discounted by Amazon, is part of Kindle’s Matchbook program, too. When you buy the paperback on Amazon, you get a free e-copy! Maybe one could be a gift for a writing friend.

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