A WRITER'S GUIDE TO MAGAZINE ARTICLES FOR BOOK PROMOTION AND PROFIT
by Cindy Penn
In A WRITER'S GUIDE TO MAGAZINE ARTICLES FOR BOOK PROMOTION AND PROFIT,
Patricia Fry provides a candid, insightful resource that any writer targeting
magazine writing will find useful. With clarity and knowledge gleaned from over
27 years in the article-writing field, Fry teaches the skills necessary to
become a success.
As the Senior Editor for WordWeaving, I receive many excellent writing
related resources for review. Yet I found Fry's tool different from other
resources for several reasons.
First, although most writers seem aware that reviews are important to
publicize their books, A WRITER'S GUIDE TO MAGAZINE ARTICLES FOR BOOK PROMOTION
AND PROFIT is the first resource I have seen that directly discusses the
advantages of requesting book reviews and what to include in a review request.
Second, I like her tip sections. For example, in the section regarding book
reviews, Fry includes the following tip: "Start by building your portfolio
of reviews locally. The hometown newspaper is generally eager for news of local
authors." Not only is this not a tip I have seen repeated in every book I
read about writing, but it also is something that applies to both epublishing
and traditional paper publishing.
Finally, Fry also addresses many other extremely relevant topics with a
brief, no-nonsense approach that will have writers motivated to begin before
turning the last page. And she cautions against many of the same mistakes I see
crossing my desk such as not including a social security number.
WordWeaving always looks for fresh articles for publication and is pleased
to give authors space to mention their books, yet I see very few authors that
take advantage of this unique vehicle for promotion. Therefore, I strongly
encourage any author in the epublishing or traditional publishing business to
read Fry's A WRITER'S GUIDE TO MAGAZINE ARTICLES FOR BOOK PROMOTION AND PROFIT.
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