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A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles For Book Promotion and Profit
Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book

Review by Terri Mrosko, Enhanced Communication

Patricia Fry is a veteran of 27 years in the article-writing field and the author of 10 books. She offers inspiration and tools for new writers and authors looking to promote what they have written.

Targeted toward beginning writers or those considering pursuing a career in writing articles, A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles is a solid overview of what to expect as a freelance writer.

The 66-page book is simple, straight forward and well-written. Fry spells out what the novice or aspiring writer can expect to encounter along the path to a successful writing career.

Fry paints a clear, to-the-point picture of what writing for magazines entails. Her book includes an overview of the writer's life, how to promote your book and/or business, finding ideas to write about, identifying markets and writing the all-important query letter.

Fry's book also discusses how to write the magazine article including research, deadlines, getting paid and recycling ideas. She then concludes with an overview of the business of writing and how to handle the basics of running a freelance writing business.

Fry's second book, Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book, offers up nice little tidbits and snippets of advice for the new author. She targets both the self-published and traditionally published writers.

Fry offers up new ways to sell more books, how to write a marketing plan and finding your marketing niche.

Fry believes that book promotion is the responsibility of the author and clearly borrows from her years of experience in promoting her own books.

Fry's book is a solid overview of what a book author can expect from start to finish. She provides realistic expectations about the world of book publishing and shares a continuous list of thought-provoking ideas n marketing.

Both books include a good number of resources, both in print and online to further enhance what she outlines for her readers.

Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book

A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit

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