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The Rape of Innocence to become a Feature Film

I want to share a praise report/brag. I heard from a lady from California yesterday. She pitched my book, The Rape of Innocence, to a small independent black film company and they loved the idea of doing a feature film on my book. So, I will have a contract by tomorrow morning via FedEx.



Of course, that's just one part of it. They also have to find a network that… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on June 10, 2009 at 1:55pm — 11 Comments

Wonderful New Cover for Soon-to-be-Released Book ~ "Raw Redemption"



I'm so happy with my new cover for my soon to be released book, Raw Redemption. After receiving several complaints about the last cover being too restrictive, my new designer, Chris Hayes, came up with something everyone simply loves. More importantly, a cover that has attracted a lot of attention.



Raw Redemption will hit stores early next month. Be on the look out for it.





Lacresha… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on January 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Challenges of Being a Publisher

As the founder and VP of a legitimate publishing company, very rarely do I open up about the challenges associated with running a business, particularly a publishing company. So, here are the facts, as I see them. So, maybe I should say here are my experiences.



When I first started, I was on my own. I wasn't married yet, and barely had enough energy to get out of bed, but I felt commissioned to help publish material that matters, that changes lives. I had on rose-colored glasses for… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on August 8, 2008 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Need Editorial or Design Services?


If you need editorial and design services, I have to recommend Hayes Design and Editorial Service, http://hayesdesign.weebly.com. The business is new, but it is composed of 4 designers, 4 editors and 3 writers. This is the place to see if you need to get your book in tip top shape.

Added by Lacresha Hayes on June 27, 2008 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Writing No-Nos

There are certain things many authors do that murders their manuscript. These things can render your manuscript worthless in the site of any legitimate agent or publisher. Some of those no-nos are:



1. Undeveloped characters and/or storylines - if you're going to write, do it well. Take time to give your characters a life of their own. Make sure your story is not too short or too long. Make sure it doesn't leave any unanswered questions, unless of course, you plan to write a sequel or… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on June 26, 2008 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Living Waters Publishing Company, YOUR publisher



For those who are not familiar with Living Waters Publishing Company, here is a brief overview.



Living Waters is a Christian publisher who specializes in several publishing programs, all of which are aimed at helping young authors establish themselves.



We are a traditional, royalty paying publisher. We also have two subsidy programs for beginners: cooperative publishing and self-publishing assistance.



All books… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on June 23, 2008 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Living Waters is hosting its 12th Book Marketing webinar

Living Waters Publishing Company is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring our 12th Book Marketing seminar, but this time, due to popular demand and to make it more affordable for our participants, we will have it online!



From February 19-21, we will host more than 12,000 participants in our exclusive marketing webinar. Each session will be one hour.



Our topics include:



*Preparing your book for marketing before it's published (red)

*How to create or… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on February 15, 2008 at 8:56am — No Comments

For those of you who are trying to get published

You can join me at www.gettingpublished.ning.com. This is for those who want to get published by a major publishing house.

Lacresha

Added by Lacresha Hayes on November 26, 2007 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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