The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers by Barb Drozdowich
Series: Building Blocks Book (# 1)
Release Date: April 2, 2015
Source: book provided by the author for review
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with book bloggers?
If book bloggers are the new gatekeepers to ‘book publishing success,’ do you wonder how you can tap into that source of free promotions? How you can move comfortably into that world, putting your best foot forward?
Look no further, because The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of over two-hundred bloggers, covering all aspects of communication between authors and review blogs. Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book on a book blog.
You’ll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, as well as the following:
• The Query
• The Review
• The Giveaway
• The Guest Post
• The Book Blurb Excerpt
• The Cover Reveal
• …and more!
˃˃˃ Start your journey to publishing success today!
Review: I found this self-help book for authors to be quite informative. With a lot of books going the way of the e-book along with self-publishing; it is really a whole different market out there. Things aren’t done the same as when you have your book in print.
Ms. Drozdowich shows us how to navigate the world of blogging/social networking/media to make it work for the author. Showing or rather helping to guide us on the path to success. With everything going cyber now it makes it nice to know how to add these types of marketing skills to our repertoire which helps us to get our books out there and noticed and read.
Pretending I didn’t know anything about this area I found that this book gave us the basics to help us on our way. It was written on a very basic level making it easy for the novice to understand; but also not so basic that the seasoned writer couldn’t go back to refresh the ever changing world of technology.
I find we all need a little assistance from time to time in doing things the proper way to help eliminate the stress which helps to alleviate the pain of rejection. The information that Ms. Drozdowich collected is very efficient in helping with e-books and self-publishing. She shows that it is very important for the authors to build relationships with our readers through social media as this makes us more real and personable.
I found this book to be very forthright, with no fillers, easy to understand and easy to reference. I think every author should have this in their private library to refer to from time to time. Blogging is important to keep in touch with the reader after all they are the ones who buy your books, read your books and in the end refer them and talk about them to friends, family and co-workers which mean more sales.