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 



#Free #Bookpromotion – What’s in a Name? Book 1 by Sally Cronin

Free This Weekend!

What's in a Name? Sally Cronin



I just want to share this generous offer from Sally Cronin because it’s a limited time offer for the weekend. Sally is offering her book, What’s in a Name? Book 1 for FREE download this weekend only.


You may or may not be aware that Sally has just launched Book 2 and I am thrilled to be featuring her here for next Friday’s guest author feature. So I thought I’d share Sally’s current promo so you can all get a head start on this wonderful series of heartwarming short stories by taking advantage of this offer.


Do note, that Sally’s books are on Amazon, but not in KDP select, so in order for her to do this free promo she asks that you email her HERE so she can personally send you a copy of her book. Besides being good friends with Sally, I’m a big fan of her writing, so I’m adding my 5 Star review here again, along with the blurb. Enjoy and get your copy!




There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.

There are classical names such as Adam, David and Sarah that will grace millions of babies in the future. There are also names that parents have invented or borrowed from places or events in their lives which may last just one lifetime or may become the classic names of tomorrow.

Whatever the name there is always a story behind it. In What’s in a Name? – Volume One, twenty men and women face danger, love, loss, romance, fear, revenge and rebirth as they move through their lives.

Anne changes her name because of associations with her childhood, Brian carries the mark of ancient man, Jane discovers that her life is about to take a very different direction, and what is Isobel’s secret?


My 5 Star Review:


on February 24, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

From Sally:


Free Book Offer – From Friday August 11th until midnight UK time Sunday 13th August.


I am not part of the Kindle programmes so as an Indie I do not run free offers on Amazon. However, the files for the eBook version of What’s in a Name – Volume One is not very large and I can email you a copy.


Please email me on and request Mobi (Kindle) or Epub (Kobo etc)


If you do not have an eBook reader I can recommend Calibre which is a free multi-source reader that is free to dowload to your PC or other devices.


You can read other reviews for the collection on Amazon:


I have no expectation of a review but if you do enjoy the stories I would be grateful if you could share your thoughts on Amazon and Goodreads.


Visit Sally’s post and read another beautiful review HERE