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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Win $1300 in Marketing/Editing Aids for Bettering Your Writing Career

Because of Twitter's hacking problem, Tony Eldridge, master marketer and author, has extended his Twitter contest. And, though it is primarily book marketing prizes, my Frugal Editor is among the $1300 in prizes. Lucky us!

That's because Tony and I both believe that great editing is one of the most important aspects of marketing. Think "pristine query letters" as an example.

You can win this prize package valued at over $1300 from some of the top names in author book marketing. This is the "Winner-Takes-All Twitter" mega lottery prize for one lucky winner. The package consists of signed books, e-books, mailing lists, online memberships, web courses, Web site makeovers and consulting services. These prizes are from the top names in book marketing. Take a look at this fabulous prize package:

1. Angela Connor , Book: 18 Rules of Community Engagement: A Guide for Building Relationships and Connecting With Customers Online And a Two Hour Consultation from Angela.

2. Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Book: The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success

3. Cathy Stucker, E-Book: Selling Ebooks Online

4. Dana Smith, E-Book: The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries5. Jennifer Mattern, E-Book: Launching a Successful Freelance Web Writing Career And E-Book: The Web Writer's Guide Marketing Workbook (When released)

6. Joanna Penn, Author 2.0 Program: it contains 8 marketing modules

7. John Kremer, Mail Order Catalogs database And his Specialty Retailers database

8. Kat Smith, Book: The Naked Author: Exposing the Myths of Publishing

9. Penny Sansevieri , Book: Red Hot Internet Publicity: An Insider's Guide to Promoting Your Book on the Internet! And a Mini Website Evaluation

10. Phyllis Miller, 1 Month Membership: Miller Mosaic Internet Marketing Program

11. Sarah Bolme, Book: Your Guide To Marketing Books In The Christian Marketplace, Second Edition

12. Steve Weber, Book: Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity through Social Networking . And Book: ePublish: Self-Publish Fast and Profitably for Kindle, iPhone, CreateSpace and Print on Demand

To enter this contest visit Don't wait. I'm not sure about how long the extension for this contest will last.

In the meantime--because this is a Twitter contest--open your Twitter account and check out Twitter In Plain English ( ) video to help you learn more about this simple service.

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, where writers will find lists and other helps on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog.

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