Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – #Free #Book Marketing – New Series 2020 – Share an Extract. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The always generous Sally Cronin has opened up a new series and now invites authors to submit an excerpt of one of our books to be featured at Sally’s Smorgasbord Invitation.


Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – #Free #Book Marketing – New Series 2020 – Share an Extract.



We put a great deal of effort into promoting our new, recent and upcoming books but often our previous releases get sidelined.

In this new series I am offering you a chance to promote an earlier book (not your most recent) by sharing an extract from the book.


The aim of the series

  1. To showcase a previous book and sell some copies.
  2. Gain more recent reviews for the book.
  3. Promote a selection of other books that are available.

I will top and tail in the usual way with your other books and links, bio, photo and social media. I will also select a review that I feel has the best selling pitch for the book.

  • This series is open to authors in the Cafe and Bookstore who have more than one book (as this already gets promoted on a regular basis) and have reviews for that book I can select from.
  • I suggest an extract of approximately 500 words or a poem that you feel best reflects the theme of your collection.
  • If you have an illustration or images you can attach to the email for me to include. No need to send the cover as I will have that or will access from Amazon.
  • I will check reviews on Amazon sites as well as Goodreads and select one I feel is a great advertisement for the book.
  • As an author in the Cafe and Bookstore I will already have all your details, links and covers of other books so need to send anything further.
  • Please send your extract and any accompanying images to

To give you an example of what it will look like I am sharing an extract from Tales from the Garden, one of my earlier books from 2015 Please head over to Sally’s to continue reading.


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10 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – #Free #Book Marketing – New Series 2020 – Share an Extract. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  1. I have not been very active of late, as you may know, Sally and Debby, our son has been in ICU in LA for several months (not C-19) and I am finding it hard to concentrate much, plus lockdown, it has been a strange time. I should pop in more often and contribute more frequently but it has been difficult. I seem to mess about doing sweet FA truth be known. I am reading blogs and your posts, just not been in the mood to reply which is bad of me I know. Just letting you know I am still here and trying to participate more. Keep well and safe all. I would love to do this and will try my best to get something together. Have a fab weekend and enjoy life. It is very fragile. xx


    1. Dear Jane. I know from your posts on FB about your situation as I have came by to check on you as your lack of presence has been noticed. I’m so sorry for your worry. Please, never apologize Jane, we are all going through this very strange time and when sickness mixes in with it, no doubts you have a serious lack of concentration. You need to do whatever it is that keeps your mind busy, and I know from myself and many other writers, concentration on anything more than blogs is tough for me most days too. Just know we are thinking of you. ❤


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