Moby Dick was declared "dull, dreary, and ridiculous" and Orwell's 1984 "a failure." In literature, bad book reviews and effusive praise come with the territory. Just celebrate you are being noticed, and be sure your name is spelled right.

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Ah, the process of submitting to literary magazines — that dreaded, suspenseful, and occasionally joyful experience of sending your work away to be loved, scorned, or ignored by editors.

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Publication is a numbers game. With that in mind, we have a seven-step guide to help you stay organized and focused when submitting work for publication.

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Garnering Blog Reviews for an eBookThis article was written by guest contributor and BookBaby author Lexis DeRothschild.

Nothing makes my day like a great review of my book. Sure, paid critiques are easy to get. But if you’re like me, that money needs to go towards other things. Let’s get to work on a marketing plan to generate free buzz from bloggers.

Q: Who are these people anyway?

A: Go to Google and type “ebook reviewers.” The search engine will come up with blogs or websites devoted to the mission of finding hot, fresh books. There are THOUSANDS of them. Don’t get overwhelmed. Get a coffee, water or wine and start your research.

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