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Dear Author,Looking to go to the Baltimore or Capital Book Festivals but hate to pay the price of a tent or table? Would you like to be amongst the who's who in the literary community?Join the Author…Continue


Started Jul 27, 2010

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Dear Author,The 2010 Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Literary Festival is less than six days away. We have space available for our members. Here is an opportunity to sign and sell your book to more…Continue

Started Jun 6, 2010

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Authors, Writers and Novelists, 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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Crown Media & Printing May 19, 2010.

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Something About Me and My Book:
What is the Author Collective?

We are a collaborative of self-published or self-promoted authors with a common goal. We want to vigorously promote our books and get them in the hands of people who can purchase in large quantities without the perils of the mega sized publishing houses.

Who can join this group?

Any published author who currently has an inventory of printed books or one who is able to get their books P. O. D.

What does it cost to join the group?

The fee for an entire year is $375.00 for the first title and $65.00 for each additional title thereafter. This means an author with two titles would pay $375 + $65 or $440. An author with four titles would pay $375 + $195 for the three additional titles or $570. If you have only one title your cost is $375. Each member must also send us twelve copies of each novel or publication entered into the collective. These sample copies will not be sold, but be used solely for display purposes.

Is the fee paid monthly or is it for the entire year.

The cost covers twelve months and is renewable on the anniversary date. It is a one time cost that covers each convention that The Author Collective attends. There are no recurring fees or charges once an author becomes a member.

What are the benefits of membership?

The staff of The Author Collective will aggressively seek to promote and sell your book to book stores, museums, libraries, school systems and other large quantity purchasers. This gives you the author the free time to do what you do best… write! We bare the cost of attending tradeshows, conventions, book fairs and trunk shows specifically targeting the literary trade. The attendees at these events are generally decision makers for their respective companies. All authors dream of showcasing their novels to the persons who can with the stroke of a pen, place on the shelves of institutions around the country their work. Our goal is to seek out these persons and do just that with our member’s works.

How many books will The Author Collective purchase from me?

When we receive your 12 sample copies The Author Collective will go to work for you. We present and display your book at trade shows and solicit orders. Once we have taken an order for your book we will contact you and make a purchase. The number we buy depends on the number of orders that is taken for your book, though our minimum purchase is 12 books per title. In some cases if a book sells extremely well, we may purchase extra copies to hold in inventory.

What if my book is not yet printed?

If you have a manuscript and is looking to get your book printed and into circulation, the Author Collective is for you! Joining gives you access to all of the free services that we offer our members. The good part is that your membership will not expire until one year after we have helped you get your book completed. This means that for no additional cost we will help you get discounts on an ISBN, copyright protection, editors and proofreaders, graphic persons and printers. Once your book is printed and ready for sale we start your yearly membership.

When am I paid for the books that you purchase from me?

We will not ask you for consignment. Once we receive your books we will pay you immediately. We will not expect you to accept returns because unlike the mega-publishing houses, we don’t offer consignment or returns to our clientele.

How do I get started?

Just give us a call and say “I’m ready to become a member of The Author Collective.”

Thank you for your interest.


Michael E. Williams


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Baltimore City Public Schools

Dear Fellow Author,

The Author Collective is once again attending the Baltimore City Public Schools Vendor Fair, April 7th. Here is an excellent opportunity to get your educational book(s) in front of several teachers, principals and school department heads. Join the Author Collective today and see how we can help you sell more books.

Michael Williams

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 8:20am

Authors of Children's and Educational Book...


in Detroit, Michigan beginning in just seven days. There is still time to join the Author Collective and 2,500 Literary Coaches, K-12 Principals, Teachers, Librarians and School Superintendents. What better way for authors of children's and educational books to reach the people who buy in quantities.

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Posted on March 13, 2010 at 8:30am


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Posted on February 14, 2010 at 8:55am

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At 7:31pm on December 8, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

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At 3:57pm on December 6, 2011, Marie Brewer said…

You haven't boosted nothing

At 6:28am on May 25, 2011, Teresa said…
I wish I could attend, please keep me informed of next year's event I will make sure I plan accordingly.
At 9:41am on February 14, 2011, Alexander Devereux said…
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Live More, Laugh Much, Love Often!!!

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
At 6:22pm on August 20, 2010, Linda Valentino said…
Sorry Michael I could not attend my dad is 91 and he is been ill... I am the care-
giver for him and I have to be the one to care for him when my sibling can not.

So I hope to come up next year if I can get someone to take care of my cats too.
At 6:05am on August 14, 2010, RonPrice said…
If I have not responded to your post of six months ago, I do so now and thank you for your information.-Ron in Tasmania
At 8:51am on July 30, 2010, Sheila L. Jackson said…
Thank you for the friendship. I look forward to learning more about you.
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At 5:41pm on February 23, 2010, Linda S. Prather said…
Thanks for the friendship add, Michael.
At 4:21pm on February 21, 2010, Laura Irby said…
Michael; I've been waiting for info on the conference ..I need to plan it with my husband if I am going to attend this weekend..please email me at with info..thanks Laura

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