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Thursday, March 22, 2007

 

Award-Winning Author Center Ring at Book Expo America!

Who's going to BEA? I'll tell you who!

Our friend and Award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be at the Biblio Booth at Javits Center in New York City at 1 pm Friday, June 1, signing her new Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success.

The Frugal Editor is the second in the author's HowToDoItFrugally series after The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't. She has a new website to support the launch of this new book. The HowToDoItFrugally.com site features the author, her literary work and how-to books, but it is also designed to give both readers and writers information they want and need.

The Frugal Editor was written, Howard-Johnson says, because "there are gremlins out there determined to keep authors' work from being published, our books from being promoted. They resolve to embarrass us before gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for us. They lurk in out subconscious and the depths of our computer programs." The Frugal Editor will help writers of every ilk present whistle-clean copy (whether it's a one-page cover letter or an entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say "Yea" or "Nay."

Howard-Johnson was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the 43rd and 44th District of the California Legislature. Her first novel, This is the Place, and her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, are both multiple award winners. She speaks frequently, is an instructor for UCLA Extension Writers' Program and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide.

The author's first book in the HowToDoItFrugally series was named USA Book News' Best Professional Book and given the Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award.

At the famous Book Expo America where the publishing industry convenes at different cities throughout the nation in different years, Howard-Johnson will sign and give her copies of her new release to publishing professionals.

Howard-Johnson is the founder of Authors' Coalition

She has also been featured on WOW! in our Inspiration Column - a perfect place for Carolyn Howard-Johnson to be!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Hey, you great women!
I love what you do with a media release. You'd be surprised at how many otherwise great editors don't know how to take a release and make it their own. I'm sure glad I found you and am eager to meet you all at BEA. I sent you some ideas for the LA fair, too!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Award-winning author of THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER and the soon-to-be-released THE FRUGAL EDITOR. Find me at www.howtodoitfrugally.com

6:24 PM  
Blogger Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Cutie Annette:

Thank you so much for coming by my signing at BEA. And bringing the WOW crew. Soooooo nice!

Love,
Carolyn

11:09 AM  

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