So, you have your first review. Now what?

By Maryglenn McCombs One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a book publicist is delivering that first review of a new book to an author, and in some cases, the first ever review to a new author—especially when said first review is a good one.  Getting that first review is a momentous […]

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The Good Thing About Bad Reviews

Seven strategies for coping, moving on, and even making the most of a bad review By MaryGlenn McCombs   Several years ago, I sat in on a panel featuring some of the country’s most successful crime fiction writers. The topic?  Bad book reviews. The panel’s moderator began by reading snippets of comically bad reviews of […]

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A PR Insider’s Tips For Promoting Your Book

By Maryglenn McCombs For authors who elect to take the DIY approach to book PR, it’s crucial to have some insider knowledge of the process and how to find potential reviewers, places to look, and what you’ll need when you make contact. Having promoted books and authors over twenty years, I have an extensive network […]

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