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Carolyn's two different multi award-winning
HowToDoItFrugally series of books,
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helps for readers of all her genres.
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Here's How I Don't Cook and a new novel,
This Land Divided.
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How To do It Frugally Series
of Books and Booklets for Writers
"Howard-Johnson has the comforting tone of a mentor
and writes with the precision of a surgeon."
~ Francine Silverman, author, editor, author's advocate
The Frugal Book Promoter is on
Penny C Sansevieri's self-publishing
class at New York
University's and Dan Poynter's recommendation lists.
[Carolyn's] the author of
The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher
Won’t, one of my very favorite books on how to build the
buzz for your book. You could spend the rest of your life
following all her tips. If you do, you’ll sell lots of
books. ~ Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound
More on Carolyn's HowToDoItFrugally
Series of books for writers.
How To do It Frugally Series
of Books for Retailers
“In thirty-five years in the
industry, there are only a handful of retailers
I have observed
reach the success level of Carolyn Howard-Johnson.
only one thing
you need to learn
from her to succeed . . . everything she says!”
~ Randy H. Eller, industry speaker, business consultant,
and President Eller Enterprises, LLC
"[Carolyn's] books are strengthened
behind-the-scenes details of Mormon life and history
in a book suitable for all collections, particularly those
where . . .
Orson Scott Card's religious books are popular"
~ Library Journal
Books of Poetry
"articulate, gifted, insightful, iconoclastic,
and a truly impressive literary talent . . .
~Jim Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Review
Writing Truth and
Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression
Finishing Line Press
Multi Award-Winning Celebration Series of
Chapbooks Coauthored with Magdalena Ball
"...profound and unique...True magic."
~ Darcia Helle for Book Addict
of the Organizations that Have Benefited
from Carolyn's Speaking and Teaching
Presenter 2009, 2010
Presenter, 2008, 09, 10, ll
University of Dayton Erma Bombeck Writers'
Conference, 2006, 2008
Sisters in Crime, Pasadena, 2009
Co-sponsor and presenter, 2007, 08, 09, 10,
National Span College, 2002
Fellows presenter at Antioch University, 2007, 08
See more of Carolyn's Speaking Engagements
[Carolyn is] what I describe as an energy-giver.
people today are energy-drainers."
Dorothea Helms, Dayton University
Buy Links for
Purchase THIS IS THE PLACE
at Amazon in their new and used feature.
(Finishing Line Press) at Amazon.
Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters,
lie and oppression with Small
gift of poetry with a chapbook from Magdalena Ball's
My Celebration Series
IMAGINING THE FUTURE:
Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions
EMERALD THEN: Reflections on Motherhood
BLOOMING RED: Christmas Poetry for the Rational
DEEPER INTO THE POND:
Celebration of Femininity
Celebrating Earth and the Universe
THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER,
THE FRUGAL EDITOR
GREAT LITTLE LAST
MINUTE EDITING TIPS FOR WRITERS
Thrive Series of HowToDoItFrugally Books for Retailers
GUIDE TO FRUGAL IN-STORE PROMOTION
FOCUSED TWEETING FOR RETAILERS
Most of Carolyn's books are
also available for the Kindle reader.
Did you know that with
the Free app, Kindle can be adapted to any reader--even your
"Careers that are not fed die as readily as
any living organism
given no sustenance."
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e-books are a low-cost/no-cost way to access books
even if you don’t have a dedicated Kindle reader?
You can read Kindle's e-books on smartphones,
desktop computers and any e-device in between. You
can even store the books on the Amazon cloud.
Diana Schneidman, author and
Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Sharing with Writers Newsletter
and get a FREE copy of
Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers
"I have been a professional writer 40 years, and am also a
tenured full professor of journalism. Carolyn's Sharing with
Writers newsletter is most useful for me--and for my
students. I emphasize to them that while research is 90% of
writing, and the actual writing is about 10%, there's another
100% out there called promotion. Carolyn shows numerous ways to
get the message to the mass media."
~Walter Brasch, author
The Frugal Retailer Blog
Carolyn shares nearly three decades of
retailing experience with
an emphasis on marketing.
Sharing with Writers
All things publishing with
an emphasis on book
promotion. Named to
101 Best Website list.
The New Book Review
Great way for readers, authors, reviewers and publicists to get more
mileage out of
a great review.
The Frugal Editor Blog
This is the Frugal, Smart
and Tuned-In Editor blog.
Covers editing, grammar, formatting and more.
Get the answers you need.
Awards for Carolyn's Books, Blogs and More
The New Book Review
Master's in English.org Online Universities'
101 Essential Sites for Voracious
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites
for Sharing with Writers blog.
Best Book Award for The Frugal Book Promoter (2004) and The Frugal Editor (2008)
and the Second Edition of The Frugal Book Promoter
Reader Views Literary Award for The Frugal Editor
New Generation Award for Marketing and Finalist for The Frugal Editor
Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award
Military Writers Award of Excellence for
Tracings, A Chapbook of Poetry.
A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotion wins author Military
Writers Society of America's Author of the Month award for March, 2010
Award from Military Writers Society of America, 2010.
MWSA also gave a nod to
She Wore Emerald Then,
a chapbook of poetry honoring mothers.
Named #! on Top Ten
Editing Books list.
New Generation Book Awards 2012,
The Frugal Book
Promoter; Finalist 2010
The Frugal Editor;
Winner 2010 Marketing Campaign for the Frugal Editor
The Oxford Award
alumna who exemplifies the Delta Gamma precept of
service to her community and who, through the years,
devotes her talents to improve the quality of life
Book Promoter is runner-up in the how-to category for
Los Angeles Book Festival 2012
Winner Diamond Award
for Achievement in the Arts
California's Arts and Culture Commission and the City of
And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry.
See the awards page on this site.
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Authors! I repin your
books to my boards when you repin mine to yours!
book cover designer Chaz
DeSimone is always right there with a poster that fits
my most recent efforts--poetry, promotion, or about anything
his free Ampersand posters.