Jim Cox Report Shares R...

One of my long time cyberspace pen pals is a Marsha Freedman, an experienced and exceptionally competent book publicist who has work in this field almost as long as I have. She also puts out an informed and informative newsletter for the publishing industry called “The PR Insider”. From time to time she let’s me include her marketing tips and advice in my own newsletter and in the Midwest...

How will you make a commit...

The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference—August 1–3 in New York City—is your chance to acknowledge the importance of writing in your life! You’re likely reading this email because writing is your passion, and a trip to the Conference is a perfect—and purposeful—affirmation of your goals. Take advantage of $50 in Early-Bird savings when you...

Important Links on Educati...

The links for the science information and the educational institutions are quite helpful. You may want to bookmark them. Thank you Beth Cox.  ~MDH  March’s Link of the Month is “World Science U”: http://www.worldscienceu.com This is a website dedicated to offering science education to browsers of all backgrounds and experience levels. Whether one is searching for the answers to a few...

3 April Writing Contests

3 APRIL WRITING CONTESTS WritersMarket.com lists hundreds of contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for children, and more. Here are three with April deadlines: Event Nonfiction Contest is offered annually for the best previously unpublished creative nonfiction (up to 5,000 words). Judges either award three $500 prizes or two $750 prizes, plus publication. Deadline: April...

Submit your poems to WD...

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....

Finding the Time to Write

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...

A Valentine for Your Reade...

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...

3rd Annual Book ‘Em ...

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...
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