Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlejaBennett Enjoy the book video
Thanks for the invitation, Bainy! In response to your questions on book reviews, check with your publisher as most publishers say not to pay for book reviews, especailly if the pubisher is large enough to send the book out for professional reviews. I do pre-released book reviews for readertoreader and the NewYork Journal of Books-but don't get paid yet. Anyone who has read your book can post a review on Amazon. There are reviewers posting on almost all the sites-check out Cold Coffee Cafe, iFOGO, and any others you know and you'll see them there. I think what Kirkus charges is outrageous. Library Joural is supposed to be good but most libraries want your pfd galley of your book before publishing and won't accept it afterwards--something I found out too late. I got my best reviews from newspapers in towns I lived in throughout my life and they are free--also have a large readership. BTW, I had a memoir publised too--small press. You need a few good reviews from places like that and magazines as most independant reviewers are like me--writers who enjoy reviewing books. That said, if you can't find anyone and can send me your book and aren't in a huge hurry, I can alwaqys review your book with my qualifications as author, journalist and magazine writer. Good Luck!!
Dear Bainy, I am glad to accept the author connection with you. I do not visit this site often these days, so maybe now I'll get back into it more. I have writing blogs, and you can learn more about me, publishing and books by starting with Opinari Writers Network [OWN], where I have links to the other blogs. Let me know anytime if you have questions. All the best with your book! Thanks for wanting to link with me.
Many thanks Bainy for your gift. Appreciated. I note your message above re connecting with others. Just go to the MEMBERS page, scroll through, and send a FRIEND REQUEST to those you feel you may be able to get along with. Can be an interesting way of meeting people internationally and opening more lines of communication. Your book ALL EYES is interesting and I wish you every success. May God bless you in all you do. Eliza.