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  Curled Up With a Good Book  
Curled Up With a Good Book featured in John Kremer's
Book Marketing Update newsletter ("Web News," March 2002)!

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Curled Up With a Good Book is an e-zine committed to bringing good books from presses of all sizes to the attention of our readers and newsletter subscribers. Our book review site attracts more than .4 million page views a year and the number is growing. Publishers, authors and agents can send review copies to us at our general shipping address:
Curled Up With a Good Book
5408 W. 32nd St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
For publishers and authors wishing to promote their books on Curled Up With a Good Book, we offer two options:
  1. Full promotional program
    Individual titles featured in our monthly online full-scale promotion get run-of-site attention in several ways:
    • Offered as a prize in our monthly book giveaway drawings
    • Featured review on our web site (from home page and bookstore) for one month
    • Review remains accessible in archives on our site in perpetuity
    • Banner ads across the site for one month (see the bottom of this page for an example of one of our banner ad designs)
    • Mentioned prominently in all editions of our newsletter for the month
    • Link to publisher's site (if applicable) from book review

    The banner ads and front (home) page featured book cover link to the title's page on Barnes & Noble online ( or to the author or publisher's web site.
  2. Spot ad promotion
    The more economical of the advertising options we offer, the spot ad promo features a prominent (above-the-fold) run-of-site text blurb of one to two sentences linking to either the author/publisher's web site or to the book's page on Barnes & Noble online at as well as featured placement in all editions of our newsletter published during the month of the ad run.
The cost to the publisher for all this exposure is modest by today's WWW advertising standards. Promotions run from the first through the last days of each calendar month. Please note that we do not guarantee click-throughs or online sales for either of these promotions. Their purpose is to pique the interest of our site visitors, to raise interest in the promoted titles. For rates and further details, email .

About our readers
What are our subscribers' bookbuying habits? How much do they spend? How important are reviews in their buying decisions?

Monthly book spending
$101 or more 10%
$51-100 17%
$25-50 42%
less than $25 31%

Book purchases based on reviews
Always 7%
Mostly 16%
Sometimes 67%
Never 10%

Visits to bookstore per month
More than 5 33%
2-4 47%
1 or less 20%

Purchased books online
Yes 76%
No 24%

Editorial services
Publishing services like iUniverse and 1stBooks have made getting published a snap. The disadvantage writers going this route face is a lack of quality editorial assistance. While authors no longer have to surrender their manuscript to an eternity languishing in a large publishing house's slush pile, neither do they benefit from sharp editorial scrutiny. Make sure that your writing sings. Curled Up With a Good Book's editors can help first-time and self-published authors polish and preen their prose with copy editing, proofreading and style assistance. Email for rates and details on our editorial services.

Web design
A web site promoting your books and yourself has become di rigueur in today's book marketing world. Our parent company, ELBO Computing Resources, Inc., has the experience to make your web presence memorable and the reasonable pricing to make web design and hosting affordable. Email for information on web development.

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