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Publicity from the Trenches: For Published & Self-Published Authors by Sherri Rosen

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Giving published and self-published authors great advice on the basics of publicity from a veteran publicist who has been in the business for over 25 years.

Sherri Rosen started her own Publicity Firm 18 years ago. Publicity from the Trenches is her guide to publishing your work and finding a publicist to help get it out in the world. Everyone has a story to write and have the potential to be on the New York Times Best Seller List. But you have to be realistic and honest about your product and the target audience.

Once you have decided what you would like to write you will need to find a way to publish it. You can go the traditional route and find a publisher or you can self publish. There are many things to think about when finding a publisher. This book gives you lots of things to think about with what you want to accomplish with your writing, who you are going to target for publication, and many other things.

This is a quick guide for getting your work published and finding a good publicist. It is done in a simple format but is filled with lots of thought provoking information. This is not going to be a quick, get rich even and there is a lot you will have to plan for. But if you get everything planned out you will go further than flying by the seat of your pants.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Sherri RosenSherri Rosen

I’ve had my own publicity firm in NYC for the past l8 years giving a powerful message from folks doing good things in the world. My very first client was on The NY Times Bestseller List for 63 weeks. Being in the business so long I realize what a phenomenon it was!

I am a performer creating a solo performance pieces and doing improvisational theatre.

Coming out with my third book in 20l5. “Publicity From The Trenches For Published And Self Published Authors”

I love what I do!

For more information on Publicity from the Trenches or Sherri Rosen be sure to check out Goodreads and Sherri’s website.

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The Road


The Road by Clive West

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) From top-rated British storyteller, Clive West, a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages as you read about what can and does happen away from the trusting eyes and ears of Joe Public.

With an anarchic view of the abuse of power, The Road weaves its very human crime story around the building of a new ring road around the quiet English town of Stockton. The message it sends is bleak, amusing and heartrending with successes being claimed by those who least merit them and tragedies being heaped up on those that can least bear them.

This thought-provoking and highly entertaining novel is about corruption and abuse of power and how no crime is victimless.

The Road is about the English town of Stockton, a little ways from my home of Nevada, USA. The local government has decided to do an expansion of a road. You will follow along with different characters, their personal problems, and how they all relate to this expansion.

Sandra has a fiancé that doesn’t seem to really want to be anywhere except at home with his mother. She works with Henry in the office that deals with permits and developing. Henry has a wife that is never happy or pleased even when she is spending all of his money. His two kids think of him as a walking wallet and he sees his career going no where.

John is in construction and seems to have everything going for him. John plays golf with Henry and proposes an offer to put his construction company on more developments than a competitor. In exchange he will kick back some money to Henry.

Sounds like a normal corrupt government deal, right? But as you read this book, you get wrapped up in all the characters. I felt for all of them at one time or another. They didn’t make the best decisions and I could see how things could go wrong so fast but there was no way to stop them.

Clive West has a wonderful ability to write. I admit that I usually avoid things that involve development or other dry subjects. But I was sucked right into the story; mind you the prologue did it for me. After reading that I just HAD to know what would push someone to commit suicide and who it was. And the best part was even though I thought I might know what was going to happen, nope, the ending will completely surprise you.

If you want to read a great crime thriller, this is the one for you. This is one book you don’t want to over look.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

To purchase The Road or for more information on Clive West make sure to check out Amazon and Goodreads.

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