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Every author knows that book reviews are an important part of author success
How do you find someone to review your book?

Have you exhausted your personal contacts & want to explore the online world of voracious readers & reviewers?

You have found the right book!

Award winning The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers explores the world of Book Reviewers and Book Blogge
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Published February 8th 2021 by Bakerview Consulting (first published August 15th 2013)
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Cynthia Hamilton
I got the referral for this book from a book blogger on Twitter. It couldn't have been a better fit for me; the author makes it very easy to understand the importance of connecting with bloggers in order to expose their works to a much larger, genre specific audience. She provided links and resources along with commonsense approaches to appealing to both bloggers and ardent readers. I look forward to putting her advice to work with my own books. I would recommend this book to any author who wish ...more
Gisela Hausmann
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barb Drozdowich's book "The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers" is an excellent book. Most importantly it explains that book bloggers are humans, who want to be approached like humans. Sadly, too many wishy-washy marketing blogs throw out slogans like "Get your book featured by a book blogger" or "Take your book on a blog tour," which are slogans that suggest to the novice that that's all it takes.

Well, of course it's not. While getting your book featured by a book blogger is not neces
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It makes no difference if you are a new author starting out or one that needs a refresher course. This book is wonderful and can help an author succeed with their book and promotions. Everyone writer / author would benefit from this book. There is so much information that will get you started in the right direction.
A great job by the author.
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I remembered being a part of Barb's survey and had wondered what happened with the data she had collected, but I had no idea that she was able to collect enough to create this informational book for authors. As soon as I heard that she had compiled it into a guide for authors, I went and bought a copy right away.

This guide is not only a great tool for authors, but book bloggers as well. I found that the information was presented in an easy to understand and logical order. It was very straight f
Peter Younghusband
This book is a great instructional guide for authors, especially new authors (and novelists) in what to do once they have their book ready for release. It is the mechanics of a blogger. The behind the scenes of what a blogger does and the relationship that develops between an author and blogger.

I bought this book as I was intrigued to see what it contained as far as the author's point of view in working with bloggers, myself being a book blogger for the past 7 years. And I wanted to see how book
Mark Speed
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, reference
I found this interesting and helpful. The author's coming from a loving place. She's a book-blogger and she wants to help authors to help book-bloggers. She gets huge virtual hugs from me for having done some original research by surveying a very large sample of her ilk and sharing the results with us. I suspect many other people have made more money than her off the back of her research. It's a quick and useful read. We should all be grateful that there are people like Barb who help make the wo ...more
Elena Mikalsen
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very helpful and informative guide to help an author form an appropriate relationship with the world of book bloggers.
T.J. Wray
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a lot of good information here. I plan to read this book again. I bought the actual paperback book, so I could read it more than once and use it as a guide...TJ
Teena in Toronto
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love to read! And I post my book reviews on my blog.

That has led me to participating in virtual blog tours for the last couple years ... I've discovered some great authors through these tours. So I was curious to read this book to see what's recommended from the author's point of view who wants to work with book bloggers like me.

The author is a book blogger at Sugarbeat's Books and wrote this book to help authors with her experience. She'd posted a survey focused at book bloggers on her blog a
Kristina Aziz
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this through a firstreads giveaway

I read this book first as an author, and then as a book blogger. I found this book a valuable addition to my reference shelf during both reads. As an author, Drozdowich showed me how much work actually [should] go into review queries I receive. She lists many valuable resources including links to where you can find lists of book reviewers.

As a reviewer, I have to be honest. It took so long after receiving the confirmation that she was sending the boo
Romancing the Book
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I found this self-help book for authors to be quite informative. With a lot of books going the way of the e-book along with self-publishing; it is really a whole different market out there. Things aren’t done the same as when you have your book in print.

Ms. Drozdowich shows us how to navigate the world of blogging/social networking/media to make it work for the author. Showing or rather helping to guide us on the path to success. With everything going
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing-books
I attended the Decatur Book Festival this year. One of the discussions was a panel discussion on Book Reviews. This panel included professional authors and professional reviewers. I attended the discussion and asked one question during the Q and A at the end. I also mentioned that I am a Book Review Blogger. One of the reviewers told the people asking questions they needed to come see me and see how I the Book Blogger could help them.
What these authors really needed is to check out Barb Drozdow
Lucy Pireel
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a on-fiction book meant for, the title is a dead giveaway, authors, and as such I really enjoyed reading it seeing I’m an author. But I’m also a book blogger and I was impressed with how accurate this author, she doesn’t think she is, but this little book has just proven her wrong, can spin a yarn, a non-fictional one.

She gives authors the perfect insight in the book blogger’s psyche, as well as tips on how to befriend us and make the most of that friendship.

Her way of repeating certain
David Dennington
This book has inspired me to take action and move to the next phase. I’ve written and published two books and had some success (not enough of course), but now it all needs a boost. Barb Drozdowich has helped by introducing me to the bloggers’ world. Authors live and die by reviews and I’m at the stage of approaching that subject more intelligently. Barb Drozdowich has given me the tools. I shall follow her advice and work painstakingly to find the right bloggers. I’ve learned lately that you mus ...more
J. Walker
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you looking for ways to get your new novel noticed? Want to get the word out about your fabulous new work? You need a book tour! For that, you also need to know how to interact with book bloggers. The Author's Guide to Working With Book Bloggers is just the resource you need. Page after page of helpful tips and hints make this book a must have for new authors and the well established alike. Learn what to ask and what to send without being asked. Find out what the common complaints from book ...more
Karen Morrissey
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: publishing
Recommended. While planning by strategy for getting book reviews for two of the books I'm publishing in the near future, one book review blog encouraged authors to read this book. I bought the Kindle edition. It's a quick and easy read, and I consider it a must-read for any author or small publisher who is looking for additional sources of book reviews beyond the coveted and hard-to-get trade reviews by the big boys.

The three biggest things I learned from this book are
1) what book bloggers want
Brenda Maxfield
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Barb's book as part of her blog tour. As a writer, I was excited to get it! Authors are always eager to garner those coveted bloggers to review their books. Right away, I was taken by Barb's easy, friendly style. It was obvious that she knew what she was talking about. Barb speaks frankly and with great practicality as to what the author needs to do to stand out from that dreaded "slush pile." Barb's book is short and to-the-point. I highly recommend it to authors across the genres. ...more
Hilary Grossman
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be mandatory reading for every author and aspiring author. It is chock full of incredibly useful information! I learned so much... In addition to gaining knowledge, I really enjoyed the way that this book was written. It was eye opening to understand the motivations and pain points bloggers experience. I think the use of the survey was brilliant. I know I will re-read this book numerous times, and I am sure I will pick up something new each time as well.
Dane Cobain
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: Whilst I bought this book out of my own money, Barb is published and represented by Booktrope, the same publisher which released my debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked.

This is pretty much required reading if you’re an author who needs to learn how to market yourself – Barb covers all the key topics, from cover reveals and reviews to guest posts, giveaways and more. I picked up some tips, and I work in marketing!
Deanna Madden
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice cover! I found The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers at just the time I needed it. I was trying to figure out the world of blogging so I could request a book review for my first two novels, and this book told me everything I needed to know. Short, helpful, and informative. I picked up lots of good tips. ...more
Charlotte Byrd
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very informative

Loved this book! I am a new adult romance author and I'm trying to figure out how to maker my new series, Desire: Big Bear Outlaw MC Romance. This book was very helpful!!
J.C. Lane
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are an author wishing to give a boost to your book launch, this is the book for you! Ms. Drozdowich give many pertinent details and much great advice about how to work with book bloggers and make your book stand out. I recommend it highly!
Alison Packard
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
A very helpful guide for working with Book Bloggers. I can use all the help I can get! LOL.
What a great book!#amreading #blogging #authors #amwriting
Steve Orton
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book free via Goodreads First reads*

A very helpful book for authors and would-be authors.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So helpful

This book was extremely helpful , took so many notes. I liked the tips in the back. Great ideas and advice.
Terri Wilson
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book for book bloggers and authors. Quick read and well worth the time.
Cathy Cole
Good, no-nonsense guide for authors on how to approach, and work with, book bloggers.
William L Ingram
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: william

Excellent rescource ! A perfect introduction to the world of book bloggers. Well written and easy to understand with a friendly tone and subtle humor.
Dana Pharant
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written book for anyone looking to promote there book through bloggers. Don't let the cover art throw you, this is short sweet and full of excellent information.

Learning how to promote yourself as an author is vital to your success and this author has done a good job of showing you how to pitch your book to bloggers and why you need to think about this 3-4 months out.
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