So, how many of you tried to get endorsements from published writers? Did you find it easy? When did you start seeking endorsements? For me it proved a relatively easy task, mostly because I know a lot of writers. I worked for years on building relationships with other writers before asking them to read my final copy. I made sure that I gave them enough time to read it before the pub date so that I could place them into the book. Some declined because they were too busy, one declined after reading a little of it, but a good number agreed. I made sure to tell them that they could decide whether to endorse it after reading it. I wanted to make sure that they didn't feel pressured into endorsing it if they didn't like it. I first sought writers who wrote in my genre. Then I asked those I knew liked fantasy, even if they didn't write it. Finally, I asked some that I knew liked some of the minor themes like romance and spiritual warfare. I also asked some of my target audience to read it for possible endorsement, such as: homeschool moms, homeschool kids, teens, youth pastors, and ministers. I used some of these on the inside of the book under "Advance Praise". I also added some to my blog. I put some of them up on the Amazon page where it says "Editorial Reviews". How about you? Where have you placed endorsements?