For Authors: Find Best-Fit Book Reviewers (And Deal with Bad Ones!)

I found some great advice out there today that I thought you might benefit from. Donna Galanti is not only an awesome author of horror and young adult novels, she’s an expert on building a social media network

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For Authors: Find Best-Fit Book Reviewers (And Deal with Bad Ones!)

It’s a funny thing once your book is published. People you don’t know are reading it and reviewing it. Some reviews will be good. Some will be conflicting. Some may be bad. Here’s my take on what you can do as authors in response to bad reviews and also how to find best fit reviewers.

But first, you can also check out my free cheat sheet on 4 proven steps to connect with those best-fit readers even before your first book comes out! For advice on reviews read on…

Source: For Authors: Find Best-Fit Book Reviewers (And Deal with Bad Ones!)


C.S Lakin Reviews The Author’s Guide To Selling Books To Non-Bookstore

Author C.S. Latin

Feeling great today. Another endorsement for THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES by C.S. Lakin.

C. S. Lakin is a novelist and writing coach who spends her time divided between developing new book ideas and helping writers polish theirs. She is the author of fourteen novels – six contemporary novels, seven in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and one in historical Western romance. Whether she is exploring the depths of the human psyche and pushing her Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 7.28.38 AMcharacters to the Fatal Flaws FINAL ebook coveredge of desperation, or embellishing an imaginary world replete with talking pigs and ancient magical curses, she is doing what she loves best – using her creativity and skills to inspire and affect her readers.

I was first introduced to C.S. Lakin through her novel Time Sniffers and have been a fan ever since.

And now over to her endorsement:

“Kristina Stanley offers authors a new door to marketing—strategies and tactics for selling to non-bookstores. No doubt few authors have thought about reaching out to stores like pharmacies or gift shops as a venue to sell their books or do a book signing, but this guide, packed full of great suggestions, should get authors excited at the possibilities. Stanley makes it easy to do—providing all the necessary materials and business information to help succeed every step of the way. A great book to add to a writer’s marketing arsenal.”  — C. S. Lakin, author of The Writer’s Toolbox series

Imajin Books has informed me the price is going up, so if you don’t have a copy, now is your chance. You can buy it at: for only $0.99 USD. I’m not sure how long the sale will last, and I guess since I write mysteries, it’s okay to have a little mystery in life.

Thanks for reading…





Thrilling Review of BLAZE On Writers Who Kill


An Interview with Kristina Stanley by E. B. Davis 

Instead of exchanging wedding vows in front of friends and family,

Kalin Thompson prepared her home for evacuation.

–Kristina Stanley, Blaze (Kindle loc. 35)

BLAZE CoverAfter the first six months of interviewing authors here on WWK, I realized that an interview, in and of itself, was an endorsement. So, when I agree to read and interview authors, I now do so with the condition that I like what I read unless I’m already a fan. It was a condition that I gave to Kristina Stanley because I was unfamiliar with her writing. What I found, after being hooked by the first sentence, which I’ve quoted above, was a primer on how to write a novel. I turned the page to the second chapter and realized she’d hooked me right from the start…


For the full review and interview checkout Writers Who Kill

A little about E.B. Davis who wrote the review and asked the interview questions:

 A writer and beach bum of note, E. B. Davis writes short stories and novels in the mystery and paranormal mystery genres. Ms. Davis graduated from George Washington University with a Masters Degree from the Elliot School of International Service, and continued degrading her writing skills working as a government contractor. 


The Ottawa Review of Books is dedicated to posting reviews on the best in established and emerging Canadian fiction writers. So lucky me, they reviewed DESCENT. Here’s a sneak peak of what Jim Napier had to say…

December 31, 2015

Reviewed by Jim Napier

Canadian writer Kristina Stanley has drawn on her personal experience for the latest in her Stone Mountain Mystery Series, Descent. The story follows Kalin Thompson, the head of human resources at a ski resort high in the mountains of British Columbia. Only four days earlier Tom Bennett, the director of security, had suffered a heart attack, and despite immediate medical care he died shortly afterwards. Impressed with Kalin’s handling of the situation the owner of the resort, Gavin Reed, calls her into his office and asks her to take over Bennett’s role.

Several world-class racing teams are at Stone Mountain training for upcoming competitions. A racer on one team, Steve McKenzie, ascends the hill to take a practice run. The surface is hard, making the speeds intentionally fast.  But on his way down one of his boots releases from its binding, and McKenzie crashes, his head slamming hard into the ice-packed surface…

For the rest of the review see:  The Ottawa Review of Books 

DESCENT is on sale for 0.99 USD for a short time only. BLAZE is on sale for 1.99 USD.

And don’t forget Imajin Books as all their books on sale for the holiday week.

paperback ebook sale 2015

Thanks for reading…