Dear authors,

For a variety of reasons, including the volume of requests I receive, I no longer take on requests for book reviews and/or assistance in promoting your book. At this time, I also cannot respond individually to authors seeking marketing advice or PR.

I love books and writing as much as you do, but it can be very overwhelming to run The Literary Lifestyle as a full-time business while also either helping all the many authors I hear from or trying to choose which of you to help, which is always a difficult decision.

So, how do books get on this website, then?

I make all editorial decisions myself based on a variety of factors, including market research and personal inspiration, and I have found that this works best for both me and my business. If I want an advanced copy of a book, I request it myself. Otherwise, I buy or borrow all the books I read myself.

But, because I know you have unique voices and stories that deserve to be heard, and because I know marketing can be new and difficult for you, I do offer some free advice to help you promote your book on your own here:

These posts are truly my “master classes” in book marketing, with the best tips I have learned over time. It’s exactly what I would do and/or tell you if you were paying me as a book marketing consultant — except I am giving it to you for free because I want you to have the tools to succeed on your own.

I wish you the absolute best in promoting your book!

– Julianne Buonocore (“Jules”)