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Book Reviews – how to write them; how to get them; how to post them to your benefit.

Last year when my friend and colleague Margie Yee Webb showed me the mock-up for her book, I knew the finished product would be beautiful. Here’s the praise I wrote:

“The playful maxims with equally delightful photographs in Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings inspire readers to fall in love with life.” Teresa LeYung Ryan, author of  Love Made of Heart; Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days

Other authors wrote praise for Margie too. Margie used our reviews for her book’s backcover, testimonial page, and in her marketing material.  We wanted Margie to succeed.  We knew that . . . Through her gift book, Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life, Margie promotes pet awareness and encourages people to make a difference in the lives of cats and other companion animals.

After the book was published, Margie received 5-star reviews from readers (consumers).

This month, Margie shares more fabulous news with me.

Margie Yee Webb‘s book receives Midwest Book Review’s “choice” attention

Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life blends words of wisdom for living well with the illustrative photographs of an intelligent silver tabby cat from kittenhood to adulthood… The practical, positive-minded advice combined beautiful photographs any cat lover will enjoy make Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings a wonderful giftbook. Highly recommended.”  –Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, January 2012, Reviewer’s Choice

by Margie Yee Webb

You might be asking? How do industry-recognized book reviewers know about new books?  Publishers send books to them (meeting their submission guidelines).  Ask your publisher. If you are the publisher, invest in yourself. Book reviewers cannot review all the books they receive. So, you ought to be proud when your work attracts their attention.  I am overjoyed for author Margie Yee Webb.

When one is fortunate to receive praise for a job well done from a respected book reviewer, broadcast your news (in your signature block; on your website & blog; facebook, all social media, Amazon page for your book and/or Amazon’s Author’s Central; show it to everyone; tell everyone via your voicemail; YouTube)  Celebrate with people who care about you!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

“Reach out, not stress out, when pursuing your dearest dreams!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com

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