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I am self published. The Dream Taker by Patrice Gunville and

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I am self published. The Dream Taker by Patrice Gunville and need some shortcuts on how to find a person to review my book but doesn't cost lots of $ as well as professional sites where I can present it to gather awards



Thank you for your question and congratulations on your book. As far as the book review, I know for e-books listed on Amazon. a book can be de-listed if the reviewer has been compensated. Typically, an author or publisher will send the reviewer a free copy of the book.


I do have a couple of contacts who do book reviews and I will be happy to have the admin here email you their contact information if you like. Here is the link to one of the reviewer's sites:



Here is some information on writing awards:


American Society of Journalist and Authors: The Arlenes:


Writers Digest has a contest for self-published e-books:


Here is a link to a comprehensive list of various awards:


For marketing your book, I suggest the use of social media. Set up a Facebook Fan page for your book with some excerpts. It is important to make sure you respond to people who post on your page. Then set up a Twitter account, linking to the Facebook page. Once you have a following on Twitter, set up a "virtual book reading" using a dedicated hash tag.


Here is an article from the Christian Science Monitor on the most popular Twitter hash tags for fiction writers,1.


Also consider setting a website dedicated for your book. Google sites are free and the paid sites with a dedicated url are relatively inexpensive. You can post a bit about your self, some excerpts from your books as teasers, and any reviews for your books. Make sure to include a n order page. PayPal offers plug ins for shopping carts for web pages.


If your book is listed on any of the e-book sites, such as Amazon, make sure you CAREFULLY, check the TOS of the site for authors. Most sites have fairly stringent rules about self-promotion and selling your book off site.


I hope this information is helpful for you. I wish you well on your writing ventures.







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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I googled this and didn't plan on this being public...



I am hope this does cause you any issues. Contact customer support and ask them to make this conversation private for you. Unfortunately, these is nothing I can do on my end.