Thursday, March 3, 2011

Network with Us March 2011

Limelight Book Review to Launch April 2011

Ink Slinger's Whimsey [ISW,] in association with Writers in the Sky, is always seeking new and innovative ways to assist our clients with their online promotions. The Limelight Book Review is the most recent service directed toward assisting our clients in capitalizing on and utilizing the social media phenomenon created by YouTube.

About the Show

The Limelight Book Review is a weekly, video book review produced by and presented through the Ink Slinger’s Whimsey author promotions blog. Audiences will be introduced to new authors, learn additional and interesting facts about authors they have met before, and enjoy insightful reviews about the latest books on the market.

The focus of the show is to bring positive attention to up and coming or established authors

by . . .

• Sharing author bios and Internet URLs

• Featuring video book reviews with 4 and 5 star ratings

• Placement of video book reviews at ,, YouTube, on and other video related social media outlets

• Announcing author promotional and virtual tour campaigns

• Providing authors with video book reviews that can be used for online self promotion through social media

Promotional Offer

Presently, the Limelight Book Review is in the production stages while ISW builds a season of reviews and will launch at, in April, 2011.

As part of the promotional build up and preparation for the show's launch, the Limelight Book Review video reviews are being offered free to clients with the purchase of ISW's standard book review and the Writers In The Sky Podcast interview combined services.

Start building your video presence on the Internet by having our video review of your book featured on the Limelight Book Review. Submit your book for a free assessment now as the promotional offer is only good through April 30, 2011.

How Does My Book Become a Featured Review?

Books coming to ISW for written or video review services are assessed for entertainment value or social and cultural significance and literary quality, with grammatical and mechanical consideration. The review services are reserved for books receiving a four to five star rating. There is no charge for the assessment or if a book does not receive a high enough rating to be featured as a written review on the ISW blog or through the Limelight Book Review show.

Authors interested being featured through this promotional opportunity please contact Vonnie Faroqui via Ink Slinger's Whimsey at


WITS team member Karen Reddick was recently named Executive Director of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. An organization of over 250 members. Our mission is to help writers and authors self-publish high-quality, industry-standard books. See Karen is the author of Grammar Done Right! Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition, an easy-to-understand grammar reference for all your grammar, usage, and style questions, and The A-Z Guide: The Best Ways to Work with a Virtual Assistant.


PURCHASE paperback book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings,and Energy of Those Around You at The e-book version is available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and other digital reading devices.


Stephanie Miller is reaching out to Mid-South creative writers to let you know she is taking submission for her environmental art/ deeply ecological horticulture magazine. This is a new magazine, and doesn't pay for submission yet. Check us out here to see if you want to participate in this growing community:


“Emotional Balance – Achieving Inner Peace” an uplifting and practical 4-day online event with a panel of 10 world-class speakers on the TRUE nature of energy, emotions, dis-ease, wellness and joy. Here are the time/dates for the telesummit:
Mon Mar 7th, Tues Mar 8th

Wed Mar 9th, Thur Mar 10th

from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST

Register FREE at:

Each of these 90-minute calls will be a truly informative experience with ten of today's leading holistic doctors, healers, authors and speakers on the topics of the connection between energy and emotions and true wellness and dis-ease, including Dr. Eric Pearl, Jason Chan, Doug De Vito, Luis Angel Diaz, Dr Patti Conklin, Dr Ellen Cutler, Steve Taylor and Lissa Coffey. Lynn Serafinn from Spirit Authors will be co-hosting the event.

Even if you can’t make the live broadcast, if you sign up you'll be able to download the audio recording after the event is over.


Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services is a team of highly-qualified writers and editors with many years of experience in writing for articles, books, ad copy, media releases, PR kits, Web text, biographical sketches, and newsletters. Editing, proofreading, book review, and book evaluation services offered individually and as packages. Find us online at


Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales bagged the Bronze in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2010 competition in the travel Narrative/Guidebook category! This awards competition, now in its 19th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing and photography.

“We were extremely pleased with this year’s (500) entries; they were outstanding, both in quality of work and range of coverage, “said Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA the second largest travel media association in North America.

NATJA also publishes Travel World International Magazine. Learn more about Linda Ballou, featured author and her winning book Lost Angel Walkabout, in her interview to appear in the spring issue. See


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 writing a 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. Vist the website for details:

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