Sunday Book Review – Media Training the Manual by Sally Cronin

Book review feature


Today’s Sunday Book Review is on Sally Cronin’s – Media Training for authors and writers.


For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sally, she runs the infamous blog – Smorgasbord Invitation, and a true smorgasbord it is because at Sally’s place there’s something for everyone. There you will find blogs from the heart, stories shared by other writers, promotions galore offered by Sally for authors to take part in her challenges and you too can have your work showcased on her blog. Sally also has her Virtual Cafe and Bookstore where you can find almost 200 books from authors that have been featured on her blog.There are series on musical legends, lots of smiles from her weekly Laughter Academy, cooking instructions and recipes, and lots of valuable information on all things writing. Sally is also a nutritional therapist and offers numerous articles on her experience on health, from diet to exercise, herbs and vitamins and how to take care of our health. If this weren’t the digital era, I’d be calling her a virtual walking encyclopedia.


Sally Cronin

But today my usual Sunday review has a little twist. Sally also has a lot of experience with the media. She’s done radio shows and interviews galore, and from her culminated experience she wrote a manual on how authors can get their work in front of the media, what you need to know before submitting, how to submit your work, and all kinds of little tricks of the trade to help get your work more exposure.

So now for the best part! Sally sells her manual on Amazon as you can see below where I’ve including the link below the book image. But earlier this year, she posted several articles from the book on her blog and then she compiled all the articles into one PDF and she is now offering it FREE to everyone! All you have to do is email her at and she will send you a copy!!!!


Media Training by Sally Cronin

Available on Amazon

But FREE for you today by requesting your copy directly from Sally           

A quick reference manual for anyone who needs to deliver their message via “the Media”, TV, Radio, Print.


My 5 Star Review:

This manual isn’t very long, but let me tell you that any author, writer, creative, who is looking for some direction on how to get their work and presence known in media, will find this little book beneficial, full of great tips. Sally Cronin talks about all the avenues possible for getting our work exposed, how to prepare for an interview, and what to include in our media info pages. This book is a real gem that Indie’s in particular, should have for a great reference guide with insightful advice on how to put together a great bio and clippings to prepare to introduce themselves and their work to media, TV or radio.

Now, what are you waiting for? Zip off that email to Sally and start polishing up your files and bios to showcase your magnificent selves!


About Sally:

I have been a storyteller most of my life (my mother called them fibs!). Poetry, song lyrics and short stories were left behind when work and life intruded, but that all changed in 1996. My first book Size Matters was a health and weight loss book based on my own experiences of losing 70kilo. I have written another ten books since then on health and also fiction including three collections of short stories. I am an indie author and proud to be one. My greatest pleasure comes from those readers who enjoy my take on health, characters and twisted endings… and of course come back for more.


Books by Sally Cronin


And Sally’s most recent publication:

What's in a Name by Sally Cronin

Find Sally and Connect with her at:





 Amazon US 

 Amazon UK 



36 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – Media Training the Manual by Sally Cronin

  1. Sally is amazing and the media-training posts she offered on her blog were very informative. I’ve been meaning to pick this up. I guess I should just email her instead of just planning to email her! Lol.


  2. Terrific review, Deb, and glad you posted. I’ve written myself a dozen notes to request a copy and have lost every one of them. So generous of Sally to create a pdf and send for free ❤


  3. Debby, is there anything Sally doesn’t do!? 😀😀 This Book sounds very useful but reckon I might be too late for the the special offer…I’ve been thinking of contacting the local press at least when the time is right. Real-life interview must be scary!


    1. Annika, first in answer to your question – no! Lol, Sal is a wizard. And if I may add, if you’re looking for publishing assistance, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her and her husband’s publishing company – Moyhill Publishing for any services required for self publishing. I just had Moyhill make me beautiful books! And no, it’s not too late! This is Sally’s file, just email her and she will be delighted to send you a copy- a wealth of information!!! ❤


    2. Hope you find the pdf useful Annika and it does help you contact the local press.. and how to prepare for an interview.. once you have done one you will love it.. I hope to start doing author interviews via skype or similar once we get into the New Year.. and they will be recorded and then edited but when done face to face rather than over the phone they are much easier.. go for it. hugs Sally


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