ARTICLE: Take Carolyn’s Marketing and Editing Quiz

Check Your Sell-Your-Book Expertise with Carolyn’s Quiz

Every writer should know the answer to these or know how to find out :

1. What is the rule posted by most agents and publisher I can break inorder to sell my book faster?
2. How can a style sheet help me edit my book or work better with my editor?
3. Why do I need to know about indexing?
4. How can I corral Word’s Spell Check to help rather than hinder my editing process?
5. Why is editing important to getting a publisher or an agent when my publisher’s editor will help me with that anyway?
6. Why should I rarely send out a cover letter rather than a query
7. Why should I avoid using italics for internal dialogue? How do you avoid using them for internal dialogue?
8. What perfectly natural and grammar-perfect thing should I avoid
telling an agent?
9. How can I turn adverbs that slow my narrative into metaphors?
10. How can I purge my copy of passive constructions using a computer?
11. How can code words in my document help avoid humiliation?
12. How do I avoid superfluous quotation marks that annoy agents and editors?

If you don’t know the answers to most every one of these 12 questions without peeking you are sure to benefit from the newly released

The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success
available now on Amazon, _

It should be sitting on your shelf right next to the award-winning* first in the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers,
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won’t
by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Instructor Carolyn Howard-Johnson

*Winner of USA Book News Best Professional Book 2004
*Winner of Book Publicists of Southern California’s Irwin Award

Here’s more!

The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success
Pages 169. Available on October 1, 2007, from Biblio, Ingram. See
publication slip below.

There are gremlins out there determined to keep your work from being published, your book from being promoted. They —resolved to embarrass you before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for you —lurk in your subconscious and the depths of your computer programs. Whether you are a new or experienced author, The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid
Humiliation and Ensure Success will help you present whistle-clean copy (whether it’s a one-page cover letter or your entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say “Yea” or “Nay.”

Dozens of endorsements from the likes of Marilyn Ross, Peter Bowerman, Writers’ Conference Directors and more available in the media room at
_www.HowToDoItFrugally.com_ (
where you’ll find downloadable media kits in easy .pdf format.

PS: Here are the details to order The Frugal Editor if it is not yet in
your nearest bookstore:

Title: The Frugal Editor
Subtitle: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Release Date: October 1, 2007
Details: Second in the How To Do It Frugally Series of books for authors

First is the award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t
(Star Publish)
Publisher: Red Engine Press, Key West, Florida (_www.redenginepress.com_
( )
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780978515874
Pages: 169
Retail: $18.95
Distributor: Biblio
Wholesaler: Ingram
Media Kits: Available in the media room at _www.howtodoitfrugally.com_
( .
CIP: PN162.H67 2007

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Award-winning author of the HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for authors.
Introducing The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success, now available for pre-orders at
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1 thought on “ARTICLE: Take Carolyn’s Marketing and Editing Quiz

  1. Dear Sassy! Thank you so much for posting my quiz. I will turn this into a tip (one of the many, many!) in my newsletter this week. Hope you can your crowd will subscribe so they can see it! Send me an e-mail at HoJo News @ aol. com. Best,Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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