For a variety of reasons, including the volume of requests I receive, I no longer take on unpaid book reviews and/or provide unpaid assistance with book promotion. At this time, I also cannot respond individually to authors seeking unpaid marketing advice or PR.
I love books and writing as much as you do, but it can be overwhelming to run this website as a full-time business while also either helping all the many authors I hear from each and every day or trying to choose which of you to help, which is always a difficult decision and also makes it hard for me to balance my life and work, especially given the thousands of dollars and hours I invest into running a website of this size each year.
I know this can seem confusing since I write about books every day. So, how do books get on this website, then?
I make all editorial decisions myself based on a variety of factors, including market research and personal inspiration, and I have found that this works best for both me and my business.
But, because I know you have unique voices and stories that deserve to be heard, and because I know marketing can be new and difficult for you, I do offer some free advice to help you promote your book on your own here:
These posts are truly my “master classes” in book marketing, with the best tips I have learned over time. It’s exactly what I would do and/or tell you if you were paying me as a book marketing consultant — except I am giving it to you for free because I want you to have the tools to succeed on your own.
I wish you the absolute best in promoting your book!
– Jules Buono