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Frugal Editor Wins Best Publishing Book in Reader Views 2007 Annual Literary Awards

Austin, Texas -- The second book in the HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers, The Frugal Editor, was selected as the best publishing book of 2007 by Reader Views Annual Literary Awards.

Reader Views Managing Editor Irene Watson says, "Reader Views reviews more than 2,000 books per year from budding authors who have worked hard to achieve their dream of being published."

The Reader Views Annual Literary Awards are granted in 20 fiction and 30 nonfiction categories, as well as 15 specialized, sponsored categories. The entries are judged by Reader Views reviewers, all avid readers with a wide range of experiences, considered experts in their respective fields.

This is the second award for The Frugal Editor, published by Red Engine Press. The first is USA Book News Best Writing/Publishing Book. Howard-Johnson says, "There are gremlins out there determined to keep your work from being published, your book from being promoted. They are resolved to embarrass you before the gatekeepers who can turn the key of success for you. The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success will help authors present whistle-clean copy (whether it's a one-page cover letter or their entire manuscript) to those who have the power to say "Yea" or "Nay." The book may be purchased at

Howard-Johnson is a popular speaker and an instructor for UCLA Extension's renowned Writers' Program. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry. She is the recipient of the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community's Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly's list of 14 "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen."

Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company that publishes reviews and offers publicity services to authors. Now they are a one-stop center for budding authors. For more information, visit

Reader Views is currently accepting submissions for the 2008 Literary Awards. Entry information, registration forms and further information can be found online at

Learn more about Howard-Johnson at She blogs at and

Learn more about Red Engine Press at .

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