Sunday, January 31, 2010

Allbooks Review Feb.2010 Newsletter

Happy 10th anniversary to Allbooks Review

Nominate us for a listing in Writer's Digest's 101 Best Sites
of The Year. Please send your nomination, along with our web
name Allbooks Review and our URL
to: Subject "101 Sites".
Thank you for all of your support.

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Winners 2010 Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice
Shirley A. Roe, Managing Editor of Allbooks Review would like to announce the winners for the 2010 Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Award. From the hundreds of books we receive each year, a few outshine the rest; Allbooks Review likes to show our appreciation of their excellence.

Suicidal Tendencies Mystery Garry Patrick

Son of my Soul MemoirDebra Shiveley Welch

City of Gardens Health P. Schnerch

Shattered Reality Inspiration Kimberly Cheryl

For God and Country Fiction Daniel Reyes

Beyond Those Distant Stars Sci/FiJohn B. Rosenman

Shipwreck of a Nation History Peter Nennhaus

The Step-By-Step Guide to Self-Publishing for Profit! Writing
Pinheiro and Nick Russell

Congratulations to all of our winners. We have chosen the 8 overall best books from our list of various genres, rather than one from each genre. Books can be purchased on, Barnes & Noble, and various bookstores.

Just a reminder, your book is automatically included in the award program with the purchase of our promo package. The award is given to the authors that outshone the rest in their particular genre. Book Awards are a great marketing tool.


1. Come prepared with a rehearsed reading.

2. Unless you are a Pulitzer prize winner, never read longer than 20
minutes max. Preachers know this, and authors should, too. Rehearse and
time yourself before the reading. Include any introduction you give in
that 20 minutes. If necessary, have a friend in the audience who can give
you a 2-minute warning and PAY ATTENTION TO IT.

3. Just READ. No apologies of any kind for the work. This is
embarrassing and makes the audience uncomfortable.

4. Just READ. No long introductions or rambling stories about how you
happened to write the book or why or what happened during that long winter
or how bad the agents were or any other extraneous information. If the
audience is interested, they'll ask.

5. Just READ. Choose a selection from the book - generally the opening
pages - that doesn't require a lot of explanation or background for the

6. Leave time for questions. This is how you bring the audience into
your book and get them interested in buying it.

7. Leave the ego at home. Be pleasant to the audience and don't wear
the "I'm a Writer and you're not" hat, tee-shirt or attitude. These are
the people who might buy your book. And writing is a job not an

8. No matter how small the audience, be grateful. And remember the show
biz axiom - "The show must go on." I once did a reading for one person
who bought both my books and recommended them to several other people who
also bought them.
--Molly Larson Cook, Blue Finch Press,

Success Stories
We love to hear of your success stories, submit them to us at:

Remember to post your book signing, guest speaker events on our Bookstore page. Simply send us an email with details of your events and we will be happy to post them. Just part of the Allbooks service to our authors.

The title of your Web page, and your page description are also important

to search engines. Use a title that has keywords someone might use to

search for your site. For example, if your book is titled Homemade Cookies

the Easy Way, you might choose the domain name

Allbooks Review wishes to thank all of the authors that purchased our promo package in 2009, making this our best year ever. We have grown over the past 10 years and will continue to provide excellent service for reasonable fees. Our goal is to make your book sell !

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