It’s been busy now that my new book, Frederick Douglass for Kids has arrived from the printer and is officially released!
For one thing, I just heard this past weekend from my publicist, Josh, that Booklist posted a favorable review that will be officially released June 1. As soon as that link goes live, I’ll add it to a page of Reviews on my book’s site.
It’s exciting to wait for the reviews to start coming in, but hey…why wait?
When you have a new book coming out, go ahead and start generating some reviews of your own. Contact your author friends and invite them to swap 5 star reviews of your books. One of my online friends graciously posted a review on Goodreads and when her new book comes out, I’m going to read it and post a review for her book, too! That’s part of what networking is all about…to help create a buzz for your book.
And if you don’t know who to ask to post your review, start with your family members as well as your local or cyberspace writer friends. It’s great for networking. It’s great for your book. It’s a win-win deal!