I am a registered nurse/attorney, now retired. I now rehabilitate wildlife in the spring, enjoy the summer restfully and with my garden and do most of my writing in the fall and winter. I am fascinated with so many issues pertinent to life today: Economics, health care, animal protection issues, politics, our form of government and philosophy encompass some of those issues. My most important concern: True morality meaning not needlessly and intentionally causing pain or death to any living thing.
I have written two childrens books, many poems and many short stories, mostly about wildlife. I am only now, since my retirement, attempting to publish my writings. I am also interested in writing books on law in our society and medicine in our society, some self-help and some just philosophical and explanatory.
I am in the process of self publishing my first novel through Booksurge/Amazon. This book will be published as a paperback and for Kindle. It is entitled The Final War and 3001--Birth of a Political Renaissance. The novel is a futuristic politically progressive fiction.
In my book, fundamentalist Christian factions and fundamentalist Islamic factions transform all governments into oppositional theocracies This ultimately leads to the Great Religious War. The War kills off more than 99 percent of the population, Only those at the highest of elevations in the mountains all over Earth survive.
The book follows the surviving humans and animals while they attempt to endure. What about the terrible impact on the new generation? Can humanity survive despite calamitous after-effects from the war? Will there be another renaissance or will human life decay into anarchy? How will another economy come about? What impact will follow from changes in religious views immediately after the War? Will a sustainable code of morality replace old religious doctrine? Will members of the human species finally learn how to live in sustained peace? What will life be like in 3001? How will technical, social and political life evolve? Will this truly be the Final War? And, finally, will life be better or worse than it is now?
I now have a new website!! Come and see it at thefinalwarand3001.com. I also have a new email for the book which is email@example.com.
Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?
What would you pay to attend the following events?
Baltimore City Schools Vendor Fair in Maryland $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100
How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!
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I am sending this out to BMN members who specialize in any aspect of children's book publishing, whether your an author, artist, publisher, or offer some other valued skill needed in the creation of children's books.
I invite you to follow my blogs and comment, critique, and network with me as friends (so I can follow your work too).
I have found ning in general to be the best marketing and reference tool compared to any advertising, networking, or leads I have ever used -- free or paid for. And all it's costs is our time.
Many of you are already in my friend network, and thank you for sharing your work with me. For those of you reading, this that I have not introduced myself too, I would like to now, and ask we be friends so I can follow your craft as well.
We all need to support each others work through this economic distress, no stimulus or bail out is going to help us.
In my latest blog post, you will also see three other ning networks that I have created. One for children's book professionals/enthusiasts, one for southern/Tennessee writers, artists, etc., and one for WillowRaven clients (present, past, or future) or simply just fans of my work. I invite you to join the appropriate ones for you as well.
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.
Hi Priscilla. Thanks for asking me to be your friend! Your novel sounds very interesting. I am a published author, and when my publisher went out of business, I decided to self-publish. However, I didn't need to start from scratch. I was looking more for a print-on-demand printer. I found a great resource, and have since used my knowledge and connections to help two other authors publish three books.
My process is all a la carte, so if a book meets my requirements, I can get it into the distribution pipeline as a print-on-demand book for as little as $175, which includes the ISBN, listing in the Ingram and Baker & Taylor catalogs, and one proof copy of the book. If you'd like to talk about getting your children's books into print, contact me at publisher (at) find-tech.biz.
Best of luck with your book sales. Here's some info I wrote about marketing your book: http://is.gd/hsfw
The book Brothers Popovic is a novel based on a true family saga of a Croatian family who escaped in the mid 1930s by running riding and walking through their country and Slovenia to stow away on ships they thought were going to America. If you have time check it out at steverroberts.com