Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink – Editorial Review

The first thing to say is, Cathy Rentzenbrink is a true advocate of reading. This may be a personal memoir but the value and importance of books is to the forefront throughout. Indeed, for avid readers, and even for the not so avid, this book may be viewed as a reader’s treasure trove. The dialogue … More Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink – Editorial Review

NetGalley – What It Is and How It Works

NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers may obtain and read books BEFORE they are published. The term ‘Professional Readers’ equates to bloggers, book reviewers, booksellers, educators, journalists, and librarians. The private, individual, reader should therefore not be put off, provided they do publish reviews (on, book retail pages, social media, … More NetGalley – What It Is and How It Works

Arabesque: Dancing On the Edge in Los Angeles by Cherie Magnus

Arabesque is a memoir that depicts the author’s early years. In many ways it may be viewed as a coming-of-age account. One aspect arising almost immediately is Cherie’s passion for dance. A passion that developed early on. A passion that has never abated and continues to the present day. Indeed, for lover’s of dance in … More Arabesque: Dancing On the Edge in Los Angeles by Cherie Magnus

Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Marketing, no matter the business or person, is always a challenge. This is even more so for independent (indie) authors who, initially at least, have never been exposed to such a world. Consequently, anything that provides quality insight into it is very welcome. The author, Mark Coker, is the founder of Smashwords, a publishing and … More Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update

  !!! IMPORTANT!!! This should be read in conjunction with the previous article Why Amazon is Removing Reviews the content of which remains relevant.     Undoubtedly, though it remains a topic of discussion for some, product reviews can be influential in shopper decisions. As a result, many producers, including authors, are, and have been … More Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update

Author Spotlight – Julie Watson

Caveat: The following has been gleaned from information in the public domain without the prior knowledge of the author. Consequently, the writer bears no responsibility with regard to accuracy. All information has been interpreted or reproduced ‘as found’. At an early age midwifery became and remains Julie’s passion. Her initial experience as a nurse aide … More Author Spotlight – Julie Watson