This is a guest post on Darcy Pattinson's blog from book marketer Dana Lynn Smith. The title is a bit misleading, in that it doesn't really go into details about HOW to get your book reviewed so much as the benefits of reviewing as both a reader and especially as a writer. Of course, I'm all for an article like this, being a reviewer and all. It's not the easiest of things, but I love completing a review and sending it out.
The free consultation, sadly, is over. However, KidsBuzz sounds like a good site for authors and promotion.
I know I'm always looking for contests, definitely ones that are free to enter AND offer monetary prizes.
Image, both fortunately and unfortunately, plays a more important part in an author's platform than most will want to believe.
I love all the ways author Joanna Penn lets readers hear or read her articles. There's both a podcast and a video, as well as a summary of what will all be covered in said podcast and video. An article like this is very important for me, considering I'm writing a dark urban fantasy with plenty of fights.
Grammar is becoming a bigger concern for me. I'm not terrible with grammar. I mean, I can point out basic grammatical issues in my own fiction and in critiques, but right now I'm like a musician who has taught herself to play entirely by listening and not by learning the material. I feel like the moment I learn more about grammar, I can manipulate my writing style even more. A good story can very easily be even better if you know how to manipulate the language. However, this article doesn't offer a who lot of resources.