Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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SALIKAS' Handcrafted Jewels Showcase

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 02:28 PM PDT

June 10 at 6:00pm thru June 15 at 10:00am SALIKAS' Handcrafted Jewels is exhibiting at this week long event! Motor City Serves as Host to the 2012 National Baptist Congress The National Baptist Congress will bring roughly $5 million in revenue to the city of Detroit. Detroit, Mich.—The 106th annual session of the National Baptist [...]

Motown Writers Group Monthly Meetup

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 02:19 PM PDT

Motown Writers Meetup Group Monthly Meetup Saturday, June 9, 10am – 1pm Barnes and Noble (Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202, Detroit, MI 4

Be Opportunistic: Would Your Book Make a Great Gift?

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 02:14 PM PDT

We're moving into the spring gift-giving season now – would your book be a good gift for any of the following annual occasions? College commencement. Does your book offer life lessons, job hunting advice, or wisdom that will help recent college graduates? High school graduation. Can you guide, entertain, or advise those recent high school [...]

Big Stage Talent Contest

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 02:07 PM PDT

The Big Stage Talent Challenge Is Back To Put Our Money Where Your Talent Is! Saturday, June 9, 2012 6:00pm until 10:00pm Black/Smith Consulting is proud to announce the third installment of the Big Stage Talent Challenge! If you think you've got what it takes to become the next superstar singer or rapper, here is [...]

Barnes & Noble Launches 16th Annual Summer Reading Program: Imagination's Destination

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 02:03 PM PDT

Barnes  & Noble, Inc., the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, recently announced the launch of its 2012 Summer Reading Program: Imagination's Destination. Children in grades 1-6 can earn a free book just by reading eight books and turning in a completed reading journal sheet about the books they read. This year, [...]

Self-publishing: 'under 10% of authors earn living'

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:47 PM PDT

Self-published writers who have an agent, or who use the DIY route to get a traditional deal, earn much more than the average self-published writer, according to a survey of more than 1,000 self-published writers. But only a minority (less than 10%) make enough to live off their earnings. The survey, conducted by the Australian publisher and authors' [...]

Joel Stein, The World's Best Self-Promoter, On How To Be The World's Best Self-Promoter

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:41 PM PDT

Joel Stein wrote a book, "Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity," and went to outrageous lengths to promote it. Then he wrote this article so you can steal his ideas (and of course, to promote his book). I do not like being a self-promoting whore. In fact, one of the reasons I became a [...]

6 Ways Copyeditors Make Your Book Better

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:29 PM PDT

Linda Jay is an experienced book editor and member of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA). Here Linda gives readers some advice on one of the most important decisions a self-publisher makes: hiring a copyeditor. Agreed.  You've spent months (or possibly years) writing the manuscript that will one day be your book. You've distilled [...]

Do you love your publisher? The results of our survey

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:07 PM PDT

A few weeks ago, The Writers' Workshop launched a survey, open only to professional authors, entitled Do You Love Your Publisher? We launched this survey because we felt authors were too seldom asked directly for feedback by the industry that's founded on their passion, knowledge and creativity. And it's a good job we did ask: [...]

Author Survey: The Data

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 01:00 PM PDT

This post contains all the data gathered from our Do You Love Your Publisher? Survey. That survey was launched on our blog here. It benefited greatly from the help and support offered by The Society of Authors, The Crime Writers Association, the Romantic Novelists Association, and many others. We are grateful for their help. (Read [...]
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