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Monday, July 28, 2008

So, Can Award-Winning Editing Be All That Boring?

I guess some don't find editing such a dry subject after all. Can't help but be glad about that and crow a little! So here's the media release on this blog's award. (BTW, if you want more information on media release check out my Sharing with Writers blog,

M E D I A R E L E A S EContact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson

For Immediate Release

Editor and Author's Blogs Honored 2nd Time in a Month

The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog ( was named Blog of the Day Award at Blog of the Day Awards blog,

The winning blog is an interactive blog where writers of every ilk send questions to Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. She answers in her imitable, colloquial and sometimes irreverent style and when she can't, she finds an expert who can.

This is the second award Howard-Johnson has received for her blogs this year. Brian A. Klems, online managing editor at Writer's Digest, named her Sharing with Writers ( to his magazine's 101 Best Websites in 2008 only last month. Klems notes that the blog is full of "cheap ways to promote your book" but also mentions her Sharing with Writers newsletter as a source for writers. See the June, 2008, Issue of Writer's Digest magazine, p. 54.

Howard-Johnson is the author of a novel, book of creative nonfiction and poetry, all award-winners. Her fiction, nonfiction and poems have appeared in national magazines, anthologies and review journals. She was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the 43rd and 44th Districts of the California Legislature. She speaks on Utah's culture, tolerance and subjects relating to writing and publishing and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She is also is an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program. Her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't was named USA Book News' Best Professional Book and earned the Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin award and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success winner of USA Book News Award, Reader Views Literary Award and her marketing campaign for the book took New Generation Indie Award for Marketing.

Howard-Johnson is also the founder of Authors' Coalition, an organization for writers. Her other blogs are and
Howard-Johnson may be reached at ( Information is also available at

The Writer's Digest site is and Blog of the Day may be found at


(Book of the Day Award logo, photos, book cover art and a full media kit are available electronically or by post upon request.)

Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success at Learn more about her other authors' aids at She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at

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