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Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Award-Winning Author Continues Trend
Author-Publicist’s New Book Garners
USA Book News Award
Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s newest book, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t, was named USA Book News “Best Books 2004” in the professional book category.
Jeff Bowen, editor of USA Book News announced the winning titles nationally November 1 and will be feature those titles on USABookNews.com.
Howard-Johnson, an instructor at UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program, chose to have the book published in both e-book format and paperback in order to give both emerging authors and her struggling students affordable and convenient choices. Whichever format a reader chooses, The Frugal Book Promoter assures an author’s book the best possible start in life. Full of nitty-gritty how-tos for getting nearly free publicity, the author shares her professional experience as well as practical tips gleaned from the successes of her own book campaigns. Also a former publicist, she tells authors how to do what their publishers can’t or won’t and why authors can often do their own promotion better than a PR professional.
The California Legislature recently named Carolyn Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment. She is the first author to be so honored.
The e-book version of FRUGAL hit the top sales spot on its online bookstore in a matter of days after its release.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s poetry has appeared in literary journals like the Mochila Review, Banyan Review and Poetic Voices and she has worked for Good Housekeeping Magazine and as a journalist for several newspapers. Her first novel, This is the Place, and her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening, are also award-winning books. She is a columnist for Home Décor Buyer as well as several online review sites like www.bookreviewcafe.com, www.sellwritingonline.com and www.myshelf.com.
Frugal is available in a full 250 page e-book format at :http://ebookad.com . Look for it in paperback at Amazon.com and other bookstores.
Learn more about Carolyn Howard-Johnson at http://carolynhowardjohnson.com. A list of the Best Books 2004 Awards maybe found at www.pubinsider.com/_wsn/page11.html.
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