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What Authors and Aspiring Authors Should Know:

I spoke to Chris Anderson who is the editorial assistant to Booklist. After speaking with him by phone he sent me a link with information on how authors can self-market their books to libraries (the information is provided on Author-Promotion website). Many of the reviewers mentioned on that list including Booklist only provide pre-publication reviews (once your book is out you are no longer qualified for a review). Many libraries nationally look to Booklist and those reviewers mentioned on the list when it comes to buying books. In other words, a good review by them helps your books get into libraries.

It is important for authors to start promoting their books "before" they are published! I’ve provided many resources for authors to make their marketing a tad easier. If you take the time to go through the site daily, read the articles, research, develop a marketing plan… the website should be beneficial to those who really make use of it. your publisher can provide galleys to reviewers that only review your work before it is published. A galley is a proof of typeset matter especially in a single column before being made into pages.

Any author who has yet to be published should find out from their publishers about providing galleys for review. That way you can add professional reviews from PW, Booklist and others on the back of your book covers. Libraries look to those reviewers in particularly when deciding to order books. All of this information I learned after the fact. That is one of the reasons I started Author-Promotion to help authors (in particularly those who are not yet published). How you start off makes a huge difference! Although, all is not lost for authors who are already published. But it does make a difference.

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Comment by Jim Misko on November 3, 2008 at 5:31pm
Getting galley's to libraries would be a good idea. But you need to know the person in charge of buying books for that library. Recent mailings by one of our Alaska authors to 4,000 libraries in a book-pak sort of arrangement has so far not netted any sales. We'll see how he does over 4 to 6 months. I just take a PDF file to the printer and have him make 10 spiral bound copies which I send to reviewers and first readers and an editor. Writing is fun isn't it? Alaska Jim
Comment by Bobby Ozuna on September 18, 2008 at 2:31pm
Anyone have any good information for authors looking to get post-publication reviews for their works???

~Bobby Ozuna
"Drawing Stories...With Words"
Comment by Eric Coleman on May 21, 2008 at 8:13pm

Your site looks interesting. It's great to meet you
Comment by Author & Book Promotions on March 5, 2008 at 11:33am
Hi Deborah,

I look forward to hearing from you and to learn more about your work.
Comment by Author & Book Promotions on March 5, 2008 at 11:32am
Hi Jim,

I will check out your website although, any author can advertise on Author-Promotion website.
Comment by deborah thomas on March 4, 2008 at 7:37pm

checked out your site and will definitely be registering with you. i will be in touch later this week.
Comment by Jim Misko on December 4, 2007 at 5:50pm
Interesting, Nadia. I like it. I'll get back to you. Gotta get to a session right now. My web site is See if what I have works with your plan. May it go well with you. Jim
Comment by Kris Williams on October 10, 2007 at 12:19pm
Hi Nadia! I loved the video! The choreography is amazing! I just joined the site today. I would be interested in possibly setting up my own video for promotion of my book "Windwalker."

Thank you,

Comment by Author & Book Promotions on September 24, 2007 at 10:23am
Hello Judith,

Thanks for your interest. Please click on the Authors page if you haven't already on

Comment by Judith Shahverdian on September 24, 2007 at 7:29am
Hi Nadia,

Just wondering if my children's book would be of interest in your Author Promotion Showcase section?

Best regards

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