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Here's the list and it grows every day--either with old social media sites I remember to add or with new ones:

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  •  Sharing with Writers is a blog on all things publishing with an emphasis on book promotion. It was named to Writer's Digest 101 Best Website list.

  •   The New Book Review is a great way for readers, authors, reviewers and publicists to get more mileage out of a great review. Guidelines for submitting (and recycling) good reviews are in the left column. Named to Online Universities' 101 Book Blogs You Need to Read.

  •  This is a blog where participants in the Authors' Coop booths exchange ideas that make a ho-hum booth into a sizzling success. We keep it open so all authors can learn from our successes and mmmm...challenges.

  •   This is the Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog. It covers everything that has anything to do with editing from grammar to formatting. The question and answer format encourages you to get the answers you need.

Now blogging on War. Peace. Tolerance and Our Soldiers at:

Join a group of authors who cross promote using social media:

Put your writing career in motion with the yahoo marketing group VBT – Writers on the Move. Promote your platform, yourself and your books! We utilize ONGOING tours; Viewpoint segments; mystery site give aways; blog radio spots; and much more to increase visibility and readership.To learn more contact Karen at: Please put CHJ-KCV in the subject box.

Rarely Used Social Networks

I believe in having a presence on social networks, when possible. It's impossible to acitvely use them all but some are useful for one kind of networking while others are needed for others. Thus you'll also find me here:

Some New Ideas for Promotion:

Just had to try this new site still in Beta. Click to see what you think of

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Photographers, Casting Directors, Producers, Please click here for acting/modeling resume at LA Casting. (Agent Tag Models, 323-602-0344)

Writers' Conference and Book Fair Program Directors: Click here for a complete .pdf media kit focused on Carolyn's presentation skills.

Editors, Producers, Agents, Webmasters: Click here for a complete .pdf media kit focused on Carolyn's writing.

Retail Industry Tradeshow Program Directors: Click here for a complete media kit in .pdf with a retail slant.

Click here to know more about Carolyn's Events, Appearances and Teaching.

Click here to know more about all Carolyn's  Published Works.

Click here for Carolyn's first person essay, "Beating Time at Its Own Game."

Click here for story ideas for the media.

Click here   to access my interview with Frank Gasiorowski, radio host of Power Talk and author of 90 Day Goals. Learn more about everything from nude cover photos to tolerance to writing book proposals but mostly it's a sample of a natural, down-to-earth interview.

Carolyn's Calendar of Coming Events and Appearances Come Learn! Come Share!

Please check April, May, June, September and October for active months.


Media Kit Tip:

In the Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't, Carolyn Howard-Johnson advises that media kits be designed to make life easy for reviewers, editors, producers, hosts. She uses a convenient Contents page to help them find what they need, includes ready-to-print material with permission to do so, and, of course, provides easily accessible contact information including fellow experts in the several fields she speaks on. She encourages fellow authors to download her kits to use as templates.


 Find at least one tip on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site. 


Mini Biography for Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her second book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, creative nonfiction, won three. An instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t is recommended reading for her classes, was named USA Book News’ “Best Professional Book 2004," and was given the Irwin Award. Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. It won USA Book News and Reader Views Literary Awards and the campaign for it won New Generations Marketing Award. Her chapbook of poetry Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers' Society of America's Silver Award of Excellence. She is the recipient of the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community's Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly's list of 14 "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen." Her Web site is

Media Kit for Program Directors for Radio, TV, Conferences, Radio Shows

Media Kit for Book, Entertainment and Feature Editors

Kit for Reviewers

Media Kit for Retail Professionals

Recent Media Releases

Purchase THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER as a thick, full-size e-book priced to accommodate the budgets of starving students and authors at Star Publish.



Purchase CHERISHED PULSE at the Compulsive Reader.

Purchase and find all the audios for writers at Tri-Studio.

"Careers that are not fed die as readily as any living organism given no sustenance." ~ Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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Logo by Lloyd King

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Carolyn's Blogs

Sharing with Writers
All things publishing with
an emphasis on book
promotion. Named to
Writer's Digest
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.

Please click on my Google Calendar button to learn more about my upcoming UCLA Extension Writers' Program classes, my writers' conference and book fair appearances and more.

Download Carolyn's speaking-focused or general media kit.



Find at least one promotion, writing or tech tip on every page on this site. Sometimes you'll find, two or three! Happy browsing and collecting!

Carolyn's Awards

Awards for Carolyn's Books, Blogs and More

The New Book Review
Named to
Online Universities'

101 Book Blogs
You Need to Read

Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites
Sharing with Writers blog.

Best Book Award for The Frugal Book Promoter (2004) and The Frugal Editor (2008).

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

And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry. See the awards page on this site.

Proud Member of

ABWA is a group of highly skilled networkering women in business.

Military Writers' Society of America

Honorary member of Publishers and Writers of San Diego.

Book Publicists of Southern California
(BPSC)  Pix: Proud Irwin Award Winners
Carolyn and Janet Goliger, l. to r.

Published Works Almanac