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Book Reviews
Book Reviews - April
By IN House Staff
April, 2005, 13:08

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Title: Book Marketing from A-Z
Author: Francine Silverman
Publisher: Infinity
ISBN: 0-7414-2431-2
Reviewer: Shirley Rowe of All Book Reviews
IN Rating:

There are literally thousands of how-to books for writers and authors. Every once in a while one arrives on the scene that far surpasses all of the others.

Book Marketing From A-Z is one such book. Autho Francine Silverman collected information from over 300 authors and industry experts and combined them to create a concise, educational and informative guide. Every page gives a new tip, pitfall or enlightening marketing idea to the hungry reader. This book will whet your appetite and keep you reading until the last page. You will come away more informed and better equipped to market your own book. It includes special sections on reviewing, publicity, speaking and editing, to name only a few. Well written and professionally presented, this book is highly recommended. 
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Title: Be a Successful Writer: 99 Surefire Checklists
Author: Gordon Wells
Publisher: Allison and Busby
ISBN: 0749003480
Reviewer: Gargi H. Choudhury
IN Rating:

I had never previously looked at writing as something I could pursue alongside my day job, but one reading of this book changed all that. Written entirely in checklist format (which is very unusual for books like this), the book has something for everyone. It touches upon almost every subject of importance to a freelancer. 99 lists dispense vital information on a host of topics.

The author advises on diverse fields, ranging from brainstorming for ideas and preparing queries to the basics of fiction, plotting, finding an agent, et al. If you want to write, and write well, and make a decent living for yourself as a freelance writer, this book will take your hand and guide you through each and every baby step you take.
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