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October Webinar - Savvy Strategies for Seeking "Blurbs," Endorsements, and Awards
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshops/Webinars

October Webinar - 

Savvy Strategies for Seeking "Blurbs," Endorsements, and Awards

Presenter: Barbara Linn Probst 

Host: Lisa Montanaro

Wednesday, October 18, 7-8:30 PM ET

Join the Webinar


Readers are inundated with books they might want to read, so authors need to do everything they can to let readers know that their book is among those that are worth reading! In any field that’s packed with competing products, a powerful decision-influencer is the perception that other people—especially people whose opinions are widely-respected—already think it’s valuable. Thus, authors embark on a quest for “status enhancers:” endorsements from established authors (“blurbs”), awards, and prestigious trade reviews. Authors can invest a great deal of time (and money) seeking those accolades, so it’s important to ask: How can I approach this in a smart, strategic way? And, when a fee is involved, is it worth it? This webinar will provide a practical, down-to-earth approach with actionable tools and strategies covering: 

  • Blurbs: what to do (and avoid doing) when seeking quotes from well-known authors.
  • Awards: which awards are worth applying for; how they work, and what they cost.
  • Other endorsements: trade reviews, paid and free.
Barbara Linn Probst is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of contemporary women’s fiction living on an historic dirt road in New York’s Hudson Valley. All of her acclaimed novels (Queen of the OwlsThe Sound Between the Notes, and The Color of Ice) were medalists for prestigious national awards, including the Sarton Award for Women’s Fiction, the Independent Book Publishers Award, the Nautilus Book Award, and the Hawthorne Prize for Fiction. The Sound Between the Notes was also the recipient of a Kirkus starred review and was selected as one of the Best Indie Books of 2021. 
Free to all WFWA Members

Dates subject to change.