A Total Write-Off! is a fast-paced and fun television series where two teams of writers match wits in a writing showdown as they compete to create short stories based on spontaneous audience suggestions. With comedian Barbara North as host and ringmaster, it's a hip Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Just for Laughs for both wordsmiths… Continue
Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on March 13, 2007 at 5:09pm —
I haven't figured out this site yet, but working on it. I don't know if the blogs are to put about our books, or to write about what we're doing, or are interested in. At any rate, one of my books is called The Choice Is Yours which is aimed at teens about violence and getting into trouble.
I also went up on Tennessee's death row and did a video and DVD with five of the guys who came out to talk to the kids about how they found themselves up on the row.…
Added by shirley dicks on March 13, 2007 at 3:42pm —
Well, we're up to 75 people in this network. And some nice activity. Check out Steve Weber's Plug Your Book post. His book looks great. It seems to have some action points I did not cover in the new edition of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. You can sample his book free. You can sample his book here:
Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors by Steve Weber.
Added by John Kremer on March 13, 2007 at 2:53pm —
Hello everyone, and thanks to John Kremer for starting this network.
If you're interested in learning more about marketing your book using blogs and other social-networking tools, check out this book available free on my Web site under a Creative Commons license -- follow the "Read it Now" link:
Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors
Added by Steve Weber on March 13, 2007 at 2:34pm —
John Kremer's newsletter introduced me to the book trailer concept. I worked closely with an excellent designer in NYC called SKW Graphics to create this Flash trailer for my book Something Familiar. I am very pleased with the product, housed at mightykat.net. (I'm trying to post it to the video section.) Make sure your sound is on. Feedback welcome.…
Added by Kat R. on March 13, 2007 at 12:45pm —
Authors4charity was started back in 93 and this year we're adding a promotions and publishing company for it's members. We're trying to add new things this year as we've not done much promotions in the past years. Just floating along doing our signings together but we decided that this year we'd try to get out to the public and to grow along with adding new things to our organization. Our web site is www.authors4charity.com It used to be www.authorsforcharity.com but we lost the domain name and… Continue
Added by shirley dicks on March 13, 2007 at 12:09pm —
I love options and it's fantastic to have the opportunity to blog here. Since I already have my blog on at http://www.writeoncreative.com/blog I'll simply invite you over to take a peek.
Please feel free to sign up for Manyon's Musings ezine (electronic newsletter) where you'll receive cutting-edge marketing and copywriting information delivered straight… Continue
Added by Lisa Manyon on March 10, 2007 at 11:55pm —
Design = Perception = Communication.
Graphic Design: a combination of words, pictures and concepts
creating visual communication.
THE WORD DESIGN is both a verb and a noun. Thus design is both an
action and a product. Designing is a process organizing the various
aspects of a work—line, space, light and color, texture, pattern,
time and motion—creating a unified communication product. One
can recognize in the finished process of its… Continue
Added by Judi Lake on March 10, 2007 at 11:54pm —
I just discovered an interesting website with lots of activity. It's called Twitter.com, and it is designed to keep friends and other interested parties informed about what you are doing -- especially via cell phone text messages (which you can access either via the website, IM, or your cell phone.
I'm going to use it to let people who become my followers or friends (two categories in Twitter) -- to let them know whenever I update a page on my website. As I Twitter, the… Continue
Added by John Kremer on March 10, 2007 at 4:21pm —
There was a soft beep on Paulette’s line, indicating that another call was waiting. “Hold on a minute.” Paulette pressed the flash button after scanning the LCD to identify the waiting caller.
“Hey, baby,” she purred after switching calls.
“Do you miss me?”
“Of course I do,” he answered.…
Added by Tracie Howard on March 8, 2007 at 8:51am —
Hi everybody Don't you think us authors should be discovered for our talents. I know there are a lot of good books that should be movies. Better than some of the movies I have seen . My book Drama, Lies, and Deceit is definitely movie material. The box office would profit greatly from this one and I also have more that is even better I am a natural talent when it comes to entertaining I should have been writing years ago. I am also looking to start a center for women and children who have… Continue
Added by Betty Knight Allen on March 8, 2007 at 7:39am —
Handbook to a Happier Life won an honorary Oscar, last night, for best looking book in a movie. Ok, so I'm kidding about the Oscar but seeing a photo of my book in a movie scene was pretty cool.
I'm still working on finding the time to comment on the movie, School for Scoundrels,
but my first reaction is that if the lead character, Jon Heder applied what I suggested in… Continue
Added by Jim Donovan on March 7, 2007 at 3:06pm —
I am excited about my first book. I am truly disappointed in the proofreading and editing. But as the saying goes, "You get what you pay for." I am currently working on my second book, but I will seek out a publisher who is in the immediate area. I am just not fond of the internet publishing. I want someone I can talk to and look eye to eye. Check out my book "It Is...What It Is! Move On" by Donna Wells.
Donna Wells Austin
Added by Donna Wells-Austin on March 6, 2007 at 7:56am —
To celebrate the first printing Conscious Dating: Finding the Love of Your Life in Today's World, I ask your indulgence as I share some of the journey that brought this book from idea to reality eight years later.
In 1997 I was a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice burning out on working with couples on the verge of divorce. I discovered the emerging field of personal/life coaching and became excited about applying… Continue
Added by David Steele on March 5, 2007 at 10:21am —
This year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Relationship Coaching Institute and if you'll indulge me I'd like to share some behind-the-scenes thoughts and history with you.
From Couples Therapist to Relationship Coach
In 1996 I was a couples therapist in private practice burning out valiantly trying to save marriages on the brink of divorce. I finally… Continue
Added by David Steele on March 5, 2007 at 10:15am —
In the 20 years that I have been in advertising, oftentimes than not, clients approach me having absolutely no idea how to begin their project nor what is entailed. Having had come from the ‘pre-computer generation’, quality has always been my main concern as well as developing relationships and educating each client. With technology moving so quickly, design firms are truly a ‘dime a dozen’ and the most common question:‘where on earth do I find a firm who will not only deliver what I need but,… Continue
Added by Judi Lake on March 4, 2007 at 11:29am —
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Added by Carl Windsor on March 3, 2007 at 8:01pm —
Do you have a blog yet? If not, you're missing out on one of the best ways to promote your book.
According to Dorothy Thompson of the award-winning writing site The Writer's Life, "every author needs a blog. If you don't have one, you're missing out on one of the most vital elements in successful book promotion."
To find out how to set up a blog, use it to promote your book, and see examples of successful book promotion blogs, you can read the rest of the… Continue
Added by Jordan McAuley on March 2, 2007 at 1:00pm —
Have you ever wondered how the South Beach Diet became such a huge best-seller?
According to John Kremer's Self Publishing Hall of Fame, it was through celebrity endorsements:
"To promote the book, Rodale sent 1,500 review copies to various publications as well as 500 more advance copies to celebrities, including Larry King,… Continue
Added by Jordan McAuley on February 23, 2007 at 1:00pm —
According to John Kremer, celebrity testimonials, or "blurbs," can be one of the best tools to help you sell more books.
But you're probably wondering how you get them, right? That's where we come in...
When you join Make Your Book Famous!, you'll get instant access to our online database containing the best mailing address, agent, manager, publicist, production company, and charitable cause for over 54,000… Continue
Added by Jordan McAuley on February 23, 2007 at 12:30pm —