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If you self-publish your book are you a published author?

I read an interesting blog post today that states "First and foremost, a self-published novel does not a published author make." I find that statement most disturbing. It goes on to talk about the expectations of the author. If one just wants to put their novel out for a few friends then it is okay to use a vanity press. But you won't ever sell a "zillion" books. She also… Continue

Added by Bill Walker on November 7, 2008 at 11:55pm — 3 Comments

Have YOUR review featured in the hardcover edition to Proud Souls

This is your chance to have YOUR review featured in the hardcover edition of Proud Souls!!!

In the hardcover edition of my book PROUD SOULS I am going to feature READER REVIEWS in the opening pages. Just as you open a best-selling novel with feature reviews written by major presses and magazines, I am going to feature the same manner. So, if you want to see your name and your thoughts of my novel in the opening pages of this new edition, please,… Continue

Added by Bobby Ozuna on November 7, 2008 at 11:09am — No Comments

Whoopee! 'A Study in Red' is a Number 1

My novel, 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper' is today the Number One bestseller in the Amazon UK chart of Jack the Ripper, Crime,Thriller and Mystery Books at… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on November 7, 2008 at 9:57am — No Comments

What People Had To Say [Reviews/Comments}

By Bill McDonald, President: American Authors Association.

Poet Kevin Brian Wright is a romantic in the best sense of that word. He captures the divine romance of life through his brilliant prose. His words come across as if they were written by a 15th century monk who is high on the spiritual bliss of Holy Communion. One can almost feel this inner joy and "light" he projects with images from his words and phrasing.

Wright's poetry evokes those same sacred feelings that… Continue

Added by Kevin B Wright on November 7, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Beware of These Publishers, Writing Contests and Societies (SCAMMERS)

Here's a list of scammers.

Publish America

International Society Of Poets

International Library Of Poetry

National Library Of Poetry

The Poetry Guild

National Society Of Poets

Iliad Press (Cader Publishing)

The American Poets Society

Noble House Publishers

Publishers Clearing… Continue

Added by Kevin B Wright on November 7, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Who will save the World?

Who Will Save the World? “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (2 Timothy 3:1) The word perilous means dangerous or exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost. The rest of the verses express where most of the danger shall come from and also the reason for the promised peril that shall come. “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,… Continue

Added by Aaron Jones on November 7, 2008 at 7:37am — No Comments

Helping get the word out about Indie Seminars and independent authors

The inaugural Indie Seminars Authors' and Musicians' Seminar is happening March 28th, 2009 in Sacramento, California. The theme is Create. Control. Dream.

Our goal is to celebrate artistic creativity while educating artists of all kinds in the practical aspects of business. Join us to learn how you can reach artistic goals while retaining legal control of your art while pursuing your dreams.

I'm helping get the word out about this. Anyone who wants to be an independent… Continue

Added by Sue L Canfield on November 6, 2008 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Seminar - How to Market Your Book on the Internet

This will be held on the internet and will not be a full day schedule - many items you can complete after the seminar is finished.

Marketing Your Book on the Internet - Seats Still Remain for 11/17-24 Seminar -

sign up at

See full syllibus at the website



Day One

Creating and Optimizing Your Website and Blog

What… Continue

Added by Denise Cassino on November 6, 2008 at 1:12pm — No Comments

“Hand over the chocolate and no one gets hurt!”

Whenver I'm sitting down - which isn't very often - I feel compelled to be reading something. Anything. Even the back of a cereal box. I've loved books since mom and dad read aloud to me as a little sprout. If I'm not reading, I'm usually writing. My newest title, Guys and Other Near Humans was released last spring by Uncial Press.

I've authored ten books to date, including… Continue

Added by Kristine on November 6, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Book Cover

Well, my publisher has decided on a new book cover for Good Date, Bad Date. Here it is. I think it's cute!

Added by Marla Martenson on November 6, 2008 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

The Chatelaines go LIVE!

Take a New York Times Bestseller, two USA Today Bestsellers, an American Title winner, and three award winning, multi-published authors, scramble them all together and what do you get? THE CHATELAINES! ! It's the hottest new Historical authors group blog featuring CL Wilson, Jennifer Ashley, Joy Nash, Gerri Russell, Cindy Holby, Bonnie Vanak and . . .… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on November 6, 2008 at 9:46am — No Comments

Multi-Romance Author Book Signing November 14th in Virginia

There will be a multi Romance Author book signing with VRW authors Sapphire Phelan, Mary Burton, Donna Dalton, Shara Lanel, and Sammie Jo Moresca on Friday, November 14, 2008, 6pm to 8pm. It will be at Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Towne Center 11500 Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond, Virginia 23235. For more information and directions: 804-794-4216.

I'll be signing copies of SHIFTING DESIRES and COMING TOGETHER: UNDER FIRE anthologies.

Sapphire Phelan…


Added by Pamela K. Kinney/Sapphire Phelan on November 6, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Book Review for The Devil Can Wait by Marta Stephens

Title: The Devil Can Wait

Author: Marta Stephens

Publisher: BeWrite Books

Publisher's Address: 32 Bryn Road South, Wigan, Lancaster, WN4 8QR

ISBN number: 978-1-905202-86-7

Price: $15.99

Publisher phone number and/or website address:

The Devil Can Wait

by Marta Stephens

Review by Aaron Paul Lazar

Author of the LeGarde Mystery Series

Looking for a deliciously convoluted tale that will twist its way through… Continue

Added by Aaron Paul Lazar on November 6, 2008 at 7:47am — No Comments

Another Sales Outlet

Fellow authors might be interested in the services offered by BiblioScribe in helping to sell and market your books. BiblioScribe offer a number of free marketing opportunities, including the opportunity to list your books with them, post articles, and have your book sold through their bookstore. All of these services are FREE to members, and membership is free too.

My novel 'A Study in Red' is available through their bookstore at… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on November 6, 2008 at 4:37am — No Comments

This Week 200

The air has turned chilly here in the Las Vegas desert and that's got me thinking about the holidays. This week's issue incorporates a bit of that theme with ideas on gift and thanks giving. I also share a short piece on my experience with Web browsers.

We're into the first week of NaNoWriMo and it's going well. I've got about 10k words in a new novel. Very exciting. It bothers me that the NaNoWriMo Website has been overwhelmed since the start of the month, but I guess we all should… Continue

Added by Gregory A. Kompes on November 6, 2008 at 1:26am — No Comments

From the desk of homicide detective Sam Harper

It’s snowing again. Big wet flakes plunge from the evening sky to the streets below. From my fourth floor window the scenery looks as peaceful as the pictures on the Christmas cards Emma keeps on her desk. But the new layer of snow reminds me of the bodies piling up in the morgue. I close my eyes—each victim’s face flashes before them.

I curse under my breath and try to make sense of the killings.

Superstitions and biblical prophesies—old wives’ tales told to scare the… Continue

Added by Marta Stephens on November 5, 2008 at 9:34pm — No Comments Featured in Altruism Issue of Magazine was just reviewed in November 2008 Altruism Issue of The Improper North Shoreian Magazine. The article is Helps Artists Become Their Art by Joseph Shortsle. Check it out.

Added by Judah Mahay on November 5, 2008 at 8:28pm — No Comments

"Symphony of Your Karma" at the Women & Spirituality Conference

I had participated at the 27th Annual Women & Spirituality Conference at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The title of my, Rachel Madorsky, the two-day workshop was a “Miracle Healing Power Within.” During my workshop, participants were invited to explore the foundation of their own healing sources, and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and useful experience with attendees. Those who participated in my… Continue

Added by Rachel Madorsky on November 5, 2008 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

“Symphony of Your Karma” by Rachel Madorsky

Please join me at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday November 19, 7p.m. for discussion and booksigning of my new book "Symphony of Your Karma.” For reservation call: 847-446-8880.

“Symphony of Your Karma” portrays a unique approach to self-discovery, thus provoking its readers to change their perception and gain new understanding of their place in the surrounding world. The author constructs a mosaic of… Continue

Added by Rachel Madorsky on November 5, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments


The first book of the Daria Rose Series

A story of self-empowerment; to foster positive behavior, confidence, courage, strength, determination, friendship, good values and the importance of being thoughtful and thankful.

This 32 page Hardcover Picture Book is a fun and engaging way to teach young minds about the power they have inside themselves to make good choices and create their own… Continue

Added by Daria Rose Books on November 5, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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