Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Editor's Corner February 2012
My public query was met with a huge response and I had a great pool of resources to consider as prospect to become part of the WITS network of referred writers and editors. It is a privilege to introduce to you the newest members of the WITS team: Rick Lewis and Vicky DeCoster. Rick will be handling all our business writing leads including resumes for Nashville clients who request a face-to-face appointment; Vicky will provide resume services for those who do not require an in-person meeting.
I’d like to familiarize you with the rest of our current team. Sarah Moore is a copyeditor for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts and also handles shorter-term writing projects like articles, press releases, and blog posts. Dana Micheli is a New York-based author’s assistant and book marketing expert, serving as our podcast coordinator and show host. She also provides manuscript ghostwriting and editing. Kristen House is a writing instructor assisting WITS clients with manuscript development and editing. Katie Perry is my daughter-in-law and virtual administrative assistant. She collects material to create Writers in the Sky Newsletter, which you are now reading. I encourage you to get to know the WITS team by reading their bios at http://writersinthesky.com/meet-the-team.html. Be sure to send your material for publication in this newsletter to Katie by the 24thof each month. Guidelines are at http://writersinthesky.blogspot.com/p/submit-your-material.html.
I’m making a great deal of progress on my upcoming book, Shifting into Purer Consciousness ~ Integrating Spiritual Transformation with the Human Experience. This book intends to take the spiritual seeker even deeper into relationship with the divine within as it teaches how to raise vibration in the shift we are experiencing in 2012 and beyond. I have set up a new blog (http://integratingfrequencies.blogspot.com/) for disseminating information and to provide a point of purchase.
One important thing you need to do to successfully market your own book is to provide an easy-to-navigate web page from which you promote your book in all its formats. You do have multiple formats—print, PDF e-book, Kindle and Nook readers, and audio book—for your book, right? I advise setting up a Website and then using your blog to drive traffic to the site. Both the Website and the blog should offer a point of purchase. Feel free to use my blog http://whosestuffisthis.blogspot.com/p/purchase-book.html or Website http://weare1inspirit.com/bookstore.htmas an example. I also encourage you to check out the e-books designed especially to help authors promote books online: http://tinyurl.com/DanaWITS .
I often have the opportunity to share my writing, books, and love for Spirit and humanity through several speaking engagements. Below is my January and February itinerary. Be sure to scroll through this newsletter to check out those who have been guests on Writers in the Sky Podcast and We Are One in Spirit Podcast.
On January 19, I was a guest on Susan Allison’s Empowered Healer Show where I talked about how I overcame the emotional damage of being in a very strict religion for many years and how I broke free to experience spiritual transformation. You may listen to the replay at http://weareoneinspirit.blogspot.com/2012/01/empowered-healer.html
I presented “Setting Compassionate Boundaries” on “From Trauma to Transformation Telesummit” January 26.
I will be a guest on Sheryl Glick’s show, Healing From Within, at 4:30 p.m. Central Time on February 6. There should be an announcement at http://www.sherylglick.com/radio-show-guest.html to give you information about how to listen in.
On Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:35 p.m. CT I will present the pros and pitfalls of being an empath in an intimate relationship with someone who is/is not an empath. We open our heart to the wrong source when we look to another person to fulfill us, love us, and meet our needs. When that person disappoints or leaves us, we feel betrayed or abandoned. This presentation will teach you how to activate your heart and connect to the secret chamber of the Sacred Heart where unconditional love abounds.
An online telesummit is a great way to promote your books. Dr. Caron Goode is launching her new book, From Fizzle to Sizzle ~ 8 Steps to Relationship Repair. She and I have partnered for a five-week telesummit that offers listeners some high-quality content to help improve any kind of relationship. And, it’s free! See http://dld.bz/aHxyZ for details about speakers, dates, times, and topics.
Feel free to use this model to launch your next book!
Until the merry month of March,
Owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services