This may well be deleted as authors are not meant to self promote here - but most do anyway. I know amazon has a special thread for authors, but no one visits except authors. Sadly because authors posts keep bringing up ancient threads, very few parents or children still use this site as well. and just to make clear - I am not posting this to add my book as my stories are just for my sons. I do however write a lot of book reviews, a few articles, and have a strong interest in children's literacy issues. None of these will appear here!
I thought this would be fair and fun if Amazon allows it - and if they don't all that will happen is it will disappear. How about if authors post their books here. It will stay at the top as there are at least 5 writers to every reader here, and will provide a place for the few readers left to see your books, without taking over all of the book requests threads. If the authors leave the ordinary readers room for discussion, this forum will eventually have people who buy books again, rather than just those who sell them, so your posts here might actually be seen by potential customers instead of other authors.
Please note - this will get boring very quickly if you just write "see my book". Take some time , tell people why they should look at your book - what formats it is printed in - any special features etc...
I would also suggest that when an author tries to push a book to every group it sounds desperate. Seriously think about what group your book should appeal to and stick to that. If you have written to a certain reading level mention that as well. Perhaps a comparison with the Oxford reading tree book levels would help as most parents are familiar with what level their child reads at.
If you have used special features, like large font, double spaced lines, easy to read vocabulary please mention, and if the book has anything parents might object to children younger than the recommended age reading, keep in mind - some children read well outside of age level.
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