Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Mar 4, 2014 | 0 comments
We always like to tell you about various writing competitions. Submitting your work to local, regional, national or international contests can spur your writing career along. Even when you are a “Finalist” which Brenda and I were for “Success with Writing,” it lifted our spirits and our sales. Not everyone can win, but you learn from the process....
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Feb 26, 2014 | 2 comments
Where do you find time to write? That is a question most writers ask themselves at one time or another or all of the time.
I’ve taken more time management classes than I can count and always pick up a hint or two that I can incorporate. However, I discovered most people taking these classes are the ones who never bother to implement what they learn and the others don’t need the classes in the...
Posted by Gillian Nicol on Feb 14, 2014 | 0 comments
by Gillian Nicol
Nothing says reader appreciation like a good old-fashioned giveaway. Pairing a book giveaway offer with a holiday like Valentine’s Day is a sure way to attract attention and assure your readers that you care about them. Giveaways are a great way to engage readers while expanding your fan base to those who may not have picked up your book at first glance. Not sure where to start? There...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Feb 8, 2014 | 2 comments
This national event that brings more than 75 authors, publishers, literary agents, movie producers and famous musicians together under one roof to promote literacy. Headliners include Haywood Smith, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and Bob Mayer, a New York Times bestselling author and CEO of Cool Gus Publishing.
Lumberton, North Carolina (February 7, 2014) - The Book ‘Em North...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Jan 5, 2014 | 0 comments
When Norm and I attended this conference, we both found it a tremendous value for the investment. We both highly recommend it.
The Henderson Writers’ Group Presents
2014 Las Vegas Writers Conference
Join writing professionals, agents, publishers and marketing experts for a weekend of workshops and enlightening discussions about the publishing industry. Limited to 150 attendees, the Las Vegas...
Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Dec 15, 2013 | 1 comment
by Sherrie Wilkolaski
With only a few days left to Christmas, you may be wondering what last minute gift you might get for your favorite author. Here is a list of gifts that you can give any time of year. Most authors won’t come out and ask for what they really want this holiday season, so use this list as your cheat sheet.
1. Buy a copy of the book. Authors love to sell more books. If you know an...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Dec 13, 2013 | 0 comments
Surprising Discovery In His New Book Reveals Path To Undiscovered Spiritual Vitality
Dec. 12, 2013 – NEW YORK — Readers will be surprised to discover Pope Francis’ new book Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus is not just for reading; it’s unlike any other book that has been published before by a Pope. No matter what your religious practices, this book is faith-driven...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Dec 7, 2013 | 0 comments
In the past, I’ve sometimes featured messages from Paul J. Krupin, Direct Contact PR.
Paul wrote the following message:
I share some of my best professional branding techniques and strategies for creating article and interview proposals and pitches that get the best publicity.
So many people struggle to figure out the right words to use to turn people on. I believe you can learn what to say...