Thursday, April 8, 2010

Network with Us April 2010

Jeff Weber has released his new book, I.D.E.A. to Exit: An Entrepreneurial Journey, From Basement to Big Time from Mill City Press. It is an engaging true story of how an average guy started a business that rapidly grew to be acquired by a prominent Fortune 500 company. The American dream! All of the details, pains, struggles, and mistakes along the way are shared to help the reader learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. His book is for the dreamer, the existing entrepreneur and the corporate manager who desires to spur the entrepreneurial spirit in his or her coworkers. Please, forward this message to those who will use this book to achieve their goals. Hardcover signed author copies of the book are available at

Want to learn how to get your book on the shelves at libraries? See The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Selling Your Book to Libraries.

If you missed the eighteen leading mind-body-spirit publishing professionals during the grand opening of Spirit Authors, click to check it out now.

The Writing Show Slush Pile Workshop—a new podcast series designed to help you practice capturing readers’ attention.

Inspired by literary agent Kristin Nelson’s two-page pitch sessions, Writing Show host Paula B. and freelance editor Ann Paden will play agent and comment on your anonymous submissions on the show. We’re sure you know by now how important it is to hook a prospective agent or publisher in your first couple of pages. But if you send your work out before it’s ready, you could squander an important opportunity. Don’t risk it. Try your material out on us first--for free! Full details at

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First there was Marcel. Then A. J. Now there's the sinfully sexy, piano playing Raphael. Yes, those hard to resist Baptiste brothers are back in award-winning writer, LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ new e-book, If I Were Your Woman (Red Rose Publishing, 2010, ISBN 978-1-60435-608-3, $5.99 US) that releases March 4, 2010.

Life couldn’t be sweeter for Raphael Baptiste. He’s a lawyer turned Grammy award-winning music icon who’s admired by women all around the world. One admirer in particular is, Dr. Laney Houston, the one woman who isn’t afraid to challenge him at every turn. Make no mistake about it, challenges are something that Raphael thrives on when it comes to the fairer sex. But before he can rise to what the beautiful doctor has in store for him, Raphael is devastated by some personal news of his own that will change the course of his life—forever.

In, If I Were Your Woman, LaConnie Taylor-Jones gives readers an emotional yet passionate new romance about imperfections, trust, and unconditional love! Visit the author's official website at or Red Rose Publishing at for more information!

Need help with using Twitter? Check out Dana Lynn Smith's Twitter Guide for Authors.

Coming in the Fall 2010

When thinking of Rocking Chair Cowboys, we pictured days of old when family and friends would sit on the front porch, many in rocking chairs, telling stories. Just imagine sitting on the porch of a country home while someone shares a story, as the stars glitter in the sky, fireflies are glowing, and an owl hoots in a nearby tree.

Based on that idea, combined with some informal writing style, we hoped to bring back some of the flavor and the spirit of the past. Some stories will speak louder to you than others. Some might cause you to laugh, and others to cry. These short stories are food for the eyes, the recipes food for the body, and God's Promises food for the soul.

Vada M. Wolter and Joseph A Zapalac are writing partners who graduated together, lost track of each other, and were reunited after fifty years. Since becoming writing partners in Oct 2008, they have had two poetry books published—Reflections, Memories Past and Ribbons and Roses.

Look for a May/June release of James Ross’s new book, Opur's Blade from Nightengale Press. It's the fourth book from the Prairie Winds Golf Course setting.

Read or download18 Thought-Provoking Articles Collective at no cost.

Stephanie Barko is a finalist for More Magazine’s Reinvention Story Contest.

In February, Barko’s essay placed second in public voting out of 475 entries nationally, making it among the top ten undergoing editorial judging during March. Winner is announced in April. Stephanie is a Literary Publicist based in Austin, Texas.


As the publishing industry has been evolving to grasp more control over distribution channels, especially given technological advances with e-books and readers, price setting and control has become an important issue. I am sure you have noticed the changes in distribution methods for book, as well as how it has been affecting authors and publishers.

Our model for change has already been adopted by over 3,500 publishers and authors looking to control the distribution process. If you have any questions, or would like more information, then please contact Ian Bitran, Marketing Assistant for Follow bookhitch on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook!

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or to write a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

April is National Poetry Month!

In his book, The Vintage Book of Indian Writing, Salman Rushdie wrote, “The ironic proposition that India's best writing since independence may have been done in the language of the departed imperialists is simply too much for some folks to bear.”

And Amit Chaudhury replied to that statement in his book, Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature, “Can it be true that Indian writing, that endlessly rich, complex and problematic entity, is to be represented by a handful of writers who write in English, who live in England or America and whom one might have met at a party?”

I have chosen this debate as a core theme for this essay and have tried to analyze the past and future of Indian Writing in English (IWE) with all its pros and cons. Please visit my new blog Scent of Own Ink to share your opinion on this topic.

Want to Get a Book Deal in 2010? Learn how at

In honor of Poetry Month (April, 2010) hosts of the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show (Dave & Lillian Brummet) decided to set up a special day for poetry readings on April 13. Published poets are welcome to call in and read their own poetry or share their favorite published poem.

April 13th from 10 to 11 AM (Pacific)
Details & call-in # can be found at:

Poets can also call in via SKYPE; Live listeners will have access to a chat room managed by the host, Lillian Brummet. Show guidelines: No religion, erotica/sex, swearing, etc. (keep it clean).

Kathleen Gage on becoming an online bestselling author

Are you a novice writer who self-doubts or second-guesses? You can learn how to trust and follow what is natural, fulfilling, and even fun for you. Let Reinvent Yourself: Refuse to Settle for Less in Life and Business e-book or coaching program show you how.

Details about the program, her books and e-books, and current free weekly newsletter at See the latest issue of my free newsletter at

Joyce Shafer, You Are More! Empowerment Coach and Author ~ NYC

7 Quick & Easy Steps to Write AND Sell Your First Book Proposal

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Riehlife publishes a poem of the day.

Poets! Submit poems and posts (on creative process, their poetry, writing advice for poets) to We'll be running poems and guest posts together. The mission of Riehlife is to creative connections through the arts & across cultures. So, posts illuminating these themes are welcome.


Janet Riehl

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