Media Release

Friday, October 05, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Or Publicist at
ISBN: 9780978515874
Publisher: Red Engine Press
Wholesaler: Baker & Taylor
Release Date: October 1, 2007

Editor/Author/Publicist Newest Book Reaches Amazon's Top Ten in PreSales

The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward To Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success reached the top ten in its category (editing) on Amazon in presale efforts.

The Frugal Editor is the second in the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers after The Frugal Editor: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't which is a USA Book News Best Professional Book and Irwin Award Winner. The Frugal Editor helps writers jigger their computers to work with them instead of against them to produce everything from picture-perfect query letters to full manuscripts. It also includes advice from 20 of the nation's top agents on how to avoid appearing like an amateur and a appendices that include contact information for those agents.

The Frugal Editor will foil the gremlins out there determined to keep authors' works from being published, their books from being promoted. They—resolved to embarrass writers before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for them—lurk in their subconscious minds and the depths of their computer programs. With the release of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s The Frugal Editor writers can take control of their own futures—from first query letter to final galley.

This new how-to book is second in the How To Do It Frugally Series, accessible at

The author says, "This series is the result of a combination of experience gained through trial and error in promoting my own literary works and my professional experience in marketing, PR, journalism, editing and publishing in general."

Howard-Johnson in an instructor for UCLA Extension's Writers' Program and was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by members of the California legislature. In addition to dozens of literary awards and honors, she was also honored by her city's Ethics Committee and the Pasadena Weekly. She was also recently named outstanding woman by American Business Women's Association.

The Frugal Editor is available for pre-orders at Amazon ( Its official release was October 1, 2007

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Chynna: I was torn. I wanted to leave a note on the blog just above this one. You are so right. No matter how long we've been writing, there will always be more to learn. But I also wanted to thank you for posting this release. Such a dilemma! But either way, I'm sure you get the message. GRATITUDE! (-:
Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, that's the beauty of the WOW team, they don't ration your opportunity to leave comments. ;-) You can leave comments for both!

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