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As I have stated before the war in Iraq and many things associated with it has troubled my spirit for a long time. Recently many of presidents bushes strongest republican supporters have made it very clear that they will be with drawing there support of the war because of there growing displeasure about the…Continue
Added by Judi Lake on May 9, 2007 at 10:41pm — No Comments
After months of researching, writing, editing, design, layout and proofing...Great Dates Orlando is finally ready for release on May 18th!
With production behind me, my main focus is marketing. I'm creating my press kit, networking, and looking for creative ways to get my book out there.
I took a thought from Jach Cranfields "Success Principles" and that is to use the LAW OF 5....Every day I must do 5 things to promote myself and my book. This his how Jack made Chicken Soup for…Continue
Added by Kristen Manieri on May 9, 2007 at 6:38pm — No Comments
My aunt who is at least twenty years my senior recently asked me a question that took me by surprise. It was a question that immediately touched and ignited my spirit. Her question to me was what is the difference between a white person using the N word and black person using the N word ? My answer to them was that there is a very big difference and I took the time out to explain to them…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 9, 2007 at 3:00pm — No Comments
My spirit was very troubled as I listened to the news and heard the story of a twelve year old girl that was shot in the back. The girl was shot at a party between the hour of 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. The shooting along was in and of itself enough to…Continue
Added by John Kremer on May 7, 2007 at 8:51pm — No Comments
It seems that the war in Iraq is a never ending saga that has now taken on a life of its own and seems surreal. Many of our troops have been killed since this war started. Now the rate of troops that are being killed is reaching staggering amounts because of the use of dirty bombs that are getting more deadly as the…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 7, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on May 6, 2007 at 6:48pm — No Comments
If you have not been under a rock in recent weeks then I am sure that you have heard about a growing controversy in this country that have come to the forefront do to the comments of Dona Amus. The controversy involves mostly people of African decent who have been very vocal about their opposition and come out very strongly on the use of words that usually have a negative and stereo…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 6, 2007 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Added by WinningTheGameOfBusiness on May 4, 2007 at 10:55pm — No Comments
Our writing group, Daedalus, has undertaken an interesting project. This group of five women college/high school professors plus me, meets monthly to critique each other's work. We are the distillate of probably three-dozen former members who came and went over the last twelve years. Our membership stabilized about five years ago and seems destined to continue into the…Continue
Added by Bill Stephens on May 4, 2007 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Added by John Kremer on May 3, 2007 at 9:46pm — No Comments
I will be using a Print on Demand service for most of the books we'll publish...
I was considering using BookSurge, because it is the one most closely associated with Amazon...but I ordered a few books that use BookSurge, and was not impressed with the quality of the look and feel of the books.
Have you used/compared the different print-on-demand options?
Any recommendations, based on the quality of the final…Continue
I am sure all of you have heard recently in the news about the car crash that involved the New Jersey Governor John Corizine. Corizine was badly injured and required multiple surgeries to treat his multiple injuries and was on a respirator for a while. Corizine’s injuries were a result of riding in the back seat of an SUV and he was…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 2, 2007 at 5:52pm — No Comments
It is that time of year that marks the anniversary of the protest, marches, and demonstrations in this county. These events that are in primarily Hispanics communities are used to show unity and support for Hispanic culture and issues. It is also used for many immigrants in the community to show their opposition to the state and federal laws that they consider to be unfair. Most of these…Continue
Added by Darryl Williams on May 1, 2007 at 6:22pm — No Comments
My "jefe" and I are starting up a small publishing company for children's books, focusing on books with a distinctly Latin flavor for Hispanics in the US (we are working from Monterrey, Mexico).
Our first book (about Halloween/Day of the Dead) will be coming out this late summer.
But for marketing ideas...we're at square zero.
Any help out there?
My artist wife wrote a book for artists - Passion and Paint in Creating "Great Art". We did our own layout work using Microsoft Office Publisher, and a computer we had built especially for graphics work. I am printing the books on a Xerox laser printer and binding them with equipment from the Maping Co. in Finland. This has been an enjoyable process, and the finished product is quite satisfying. Marketing, to date, is neither enjoyable nor satisfying.
We "put together" a…Continue
Added by John Dahlsten on April 30, 2007 at 10:38pm — No Comments
I am looking for a distributor. I do have the names of several, but it seems that most of the authors I speak to are not happy with the distributor they have. I have heard stories of books being sent back at the author's expense and not much of a profit being made.
Right now my book is only at amazon.com and on my website, but I have had people email me telling me that they looked for it in Barnes and Noble and couldn't find it, so I guess now would be a good…Continue