Sunday Book Review – Essential Manners for the Modern Author

Sunday Book Review


Book reviews by D.G. Kaye


I read a good recommend for this book from an author friend – The Little Blue Book for Authors – Essential Manners for the Modern Author by Gisela Hausmann. It’s a short read with some good information about how to garner reviews and share our work and books with readers to garner interest without turning off readers with pushy sales. This author has a few books out in the Little Blue Book series for authors in case you’d like to check them out.




Hundreds of thousands of authors try to wow readers, reviewers, and book bloggers. No reader can handle the volume of books they are offered.
Etiquette matters.

Learn from one of Amazon’s top reviewers what to do and what to avoid.
This book includes three different examples how to turn a “maybe” into a “yes.”

Be Kind to Yourself
Ban the Word “Automatization” from Your Book Marketing Vocabulary
Put Yourself in Others’ Shoes
Don’t Brag or Lie
Don’t Just Mention Your Book, Create a “Dating Profile”
It Takes Creativity to Open Doors (Practical Examples)
Lastly – Listen! Listen to Your Friends


My 5 Star Review:

This author is known for her short no nonsense ‘Naked Books’. She gets to the meat of her advice without any fancy fluff and filler. Hausmann offers simple helpful steps with good guidelines for promoting our books with etiquette and kindness and demonstrates how this can be done without coming off as a pushy author. She also includes how to write proper email requests when requesting book reviews with tips about keywords that will both, turn off a reader or pique their interest. We’ll also learn how to market our books properly on social media, and she shares where not to waste our marketing time and efforts.

This short read packs a punch with sound advice and attainable promise and how to gain more social interaction with readers. Great little resource guide.

58 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – Essential Manners for the Modern Author

  1. @DGKaye, Many thanks for featuring the third book from the little book book series for authors. This series is much beloved, probably because of its concise format. Authors are busy people. The more I appreciate it that you found time to feature it on you blog. Many thanks :))


    1. Thanks so much for dropping by Gisela. I’m sure my author friends will appreciate this book as well. And looking forward to reading more from the series. Great concept of delivery! 🙂 🙂


    1. I, and so many others, appreciate that Gisela. I know many reading this post will be dashing over to Amazon to get your book. Sharing is caring. 🙂


  2. Thank you @dgkaye, @Christopher Fischer, John Maberry, Diana Peach,Marian Beaman, Sally cronin, Marjorie Mallon, Olga Miret, Jacqui Murray.

    This book series was written for the “busy author.” I am pretty sure all of you are part of this group.


  3. Thank you @ dgkayedgkaye, Christopher Fischer, Jacqui Murray, Olga Miret,
    Marjorie Mallon, Sally Cronin, Marian Beaman, Diana Peach, and John Maberry.

    I really appreciate your kind comments.


  4. Hi Debby and Gisela – this looks to be so useful … the whole series – so thank you for featuring it for us … and as Jacqui says ‘quick and pithy’ – what we like … take care and cheers Hilary


    1. Hi Hilary. Thanks so much for popping around. Yes, I have no doubts you’ll enjoy Gisela’s books. I know I’ll be reading more of them for sure. 🙂 x


  5. Thank you DG, I just downloaded this very affordable e-book and look forward to applying its practical and motivating content. Every author should be searching for new ways to improve their “masterpieces.” 🙂 I appreciate Gisela’s work and was pleased to pass along the post. ❤


    1. Thank you, Ellie. Best manners are more important than ever. Last year, one million ebooks were published. The market is getting saturated. All of us have only 24 hrs./per day.

      Hence, in this tight market, choosing the right words is absolutely essential when communicating with book bloggers, reviewers, media people etc.
      Thank you again :))


  6. Thank you DG, I just downloaded this very affordable e-book and look forward to applying its practical and motivating content. Every author should be searching for new ways to improve their “masterpieces.” 🙂 I appreciate Gisela’s efforts and was pleased to pass along the post. ❤


    1. Oh wonderful Ellie. It’s a nice, short concise, to the point read that we can go back to for reference anytime. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. 🙂 ❤


    1. So glad my review encouraged you to buy it Marian. I love Gisela’s ‘no fluff’ approach and the simplified manner in which she wrote the facts. A quick and valuable read. 🙂


    1. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss in your family Gisela. And I want to thank you for taking the time to drop by and respond to comments here. Truly you abide by your own words. 🙂


  7. Hello all,
    one of the book’s readers had a question regarding what I wrote about getting book reviews.
    Please find my extensive explanation on Goodreads in the comments of one of the reviews.


  8. Thanks, Debby, for sharing your review of this book. It sounds like my kind of read, short and to the point. We authors need all the help me can get. Hugs xx


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