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"How To Sell a Ton Of Books"

Multi award-winning author of the HowTolDoItFrugally series of books for writers, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, will reveal the secrets of what an author must do to write a killer query letter that will sell a manuscript to an agent or publisher, build a contact list better than one that could be purchased at any price, offer publicity ideas for movers and shakers, reveal how to make an author's Amazon buy pages into hot selling machines, and more tips that will help you sell a ton of books!

No matter what you are writing, this is an event you must attend! Arrive early to network with other writers and industry professionals, and learn more about other GLAWS programs of benefit to writers. Carolyn will also take questions and have her books available. NO RSVP needed. GLAWS members may join her for dinner afterwards by emailing Sarah Beach. Parking is free, but limited. Doors open at 2:00 pm.

Saturday, July 20, 2:30 pm
Palms-Rancho Park Library
Ray Bradbury Room, Second Floor. 
FREE. Come early for best seating.

hsCarolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. The first edition of The Frugal Book Promoter was given USA Book News’ “Best Professional Book” and the Irwin Award. The second edition is also a USA Book News award winner. Her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success also won a nod from USA Book News and won Readers’ Views Literary Award.

Her marketing campaign for that book won the marketing award from New Generation Indie Book Awards. Carolyn refined marketing skills she learned as a journalist, reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and publicist in New York with her award-winning fiction and poetry, genres some say are the hardest of all to promote.   

An instructor for nearly a decade at the renowned UCLA Extension Writers' Program  this author of the multi award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally books include the second edition honored by USA BOOK NEWS.

cvrShe speaks on Utah’s culture, tolerance, and book promotion and editing and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She is the recipient of the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, the Book Publicists of Southern California’s Irwin Award and her community’s Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly’s list of 14 women of “San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen.” She was given her community’s Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts and has also been an instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program for nearly a decade.  

The author loves to travel. She has visited eighty one countries and has studied writing at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom; Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Charles University, Prague. She admits to carrying a pen and journal wherever she goes. Her Web site is


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