The right endorsement can raise the profile of your book and help you sell more copies. Ask for reviews people who you want associated with your book, especially people that your readers will know and respect, such as experts in your field.
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An endorsement is a way from someone to lend their credibility to your book.
An endorsement is different from a review in that it is more about the person giving the endorsement than the words being used.
Look for the most appropriate person to endorse your book based on the content of your book and your readers.
Don't underestimate a celebrity's willingness to help out a new or relatively unknown author. Go for it!
Contacting celebrities generally require using snail-mail, since celebrity e-mails are very well guarded.
If possible, send prospective endorsers just a sample of your book, or send them your full book with a section marked off that you want them to read.
People love to have their egos massaged, so before you ask for an endorsement, give honest and sincere appreciation to the person whom you are asking for an endorsement.
Make a list of 25 people who you would ideally want to endorse your book.
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Write a template letter that will go these people. Remember that their time is precious and you need to get to the point, while at the same time, offering sincere compliments and showing your appreciation. Enter your template letter below. We will provide feedback and suggestions.This is an optional assignment. If you wish to skip this assignment or do the assignment but not share the results, simply enter "skip" in the textbox below, and the assignment will be marked as completed by the instructor.
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