"Sharing with Writers" is from the desks of Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER (USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004" and an Irwin Award winner) and THE FRUGAL EDITOR, winner of USA Book News Best Book award and Reader Views Literary Award, and her writing friends. Writing friends. That's YOU.
It is a place where you'll find writing and promotion tips and where you can share your own writing sucesses with other writers.
Newsletter Dated: 1/15/2006 4:42:34 PM
Subject: [Sharing with Writers] A Little Humor About Networking and More
January 12, 2006: Sharing with Writers:
From the Desks
Of Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Authors* Coalition Friends
~~~:.~~~.:~~~.:~~~:.~~~.:~~~.:~~~:.~~~.:~Most recent issues of Sharing with Writers are posted with live links at Fairgo E-Books: http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/fairgoebooks/literary.htm. You will find the *Best of Sharing with Writers* at Apollos Lyre (www.ApollosLyre.com). Sharing with Writers is the official newsletter of Authors* Coalition, an organization of writers who help writers.
Note: In order to cut down on computerese, I do not use (or I substitute for) many punctuation marks. They seem to disagree with Yahoo and others. I hope it doesn*t drive you crazy.
Note from Carolyn:
Dear Authors* Coalition Members and Subscribers:
I hope a wonderful December was had by all. January is my *Carolyn*s Noble (Not Nobel) Prize* Month at MyShelf.com. I hope you*ll all visit my *Back to Literature* column page to pay tribute to the winners, a couple of whom are SWW subscribers.
Some of you who know about this Oprah-inspired prize will recognize that we have added something new this year--a banner for winners. And, if you know a fellow author who uses exemplary English and explores the human condition with their writing, feel free to nominate them for the 2007 announcement.
The URL for this column is: http://myshelf.com/backtoliterature/column.htm . Please come find some great reading that you won*t find on the big bestseller lists for, after all, *bestseller* isn*t necessarily synonymous with either *well-written* or with *worthwhile.* You*ll also find there--always--a tidbit for readers and at least one for writers, too!
No part of this newsletter is paid advertising. At the suggestion of a subscriber who reads every issue of Sharing with Writers, you will find brand new material so noted with a pointing finger.
Editor*s Note: This is in response to a call for information on a distributor that handles Christian books from Janet Elaine Smith, http://janet_elaine_smith0.tripod.com/ :
Just one other note regarding distribution of Christian books. If an author*s book is already available from Ingram, this wholesaler has a branch called Spring Arbor (or is it Arbor Spring?) that is strictly for Christian books and is recognized by the CBA. It is the largest Christian distributor there is. Your book might have to be submitted by the publisher, but a simple request, if the book is already in Ingram*s inventory, should be all it takes.
Tip: Chris Meeks, author of *The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea,* had the idea to find the e-mail addresses of the top ten reviewers on Amazon.com and ask them if he might send them a copy of his book to review. He couldn*t find e-mail for everyone, so he got ten addresses from the top 20, and in the end, three people wanted to read it.
Authors* Coalition Exclusive Opportunity!
Your Favorite Review Posted Fr^^! All paid Authors* Coalition members (and that includes, of course, those who will be part of the LA Times Festival of Books booth!) are eligible to have one review of each of his or her books posted on the Authors* Coalition site. Those who are not paid members (in other words, those who were grandfathered in as members) may join up as paid members at the site (http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com).
This is easy to do. Send Joyce Faulkner, one of our AC Board of Directors, an e-mail message with *AC Site Review* in the subject line. Tell her whether you are already paid or whether you will be using Paypal on the site to do that. Attach your one favorite review per book to the e-mail and be sure it includes the book title, the ISBN, a link where it can be purchased, the name of the reviewer and a two line credit for that reviewer and/or that reviewer*s site, journal or newspaper.
A special bonus. This will also qualify your book to be reviewed in Joyce*s Red Engine Press*s e-zine, Yarnspinners and Wordweavers (Y&W). She will put you on a waiting list and contact you one at a time--obviously the earlier you do this the better! And, obviously Authors* Coalition has tons of other services as your disposal.
On one of my e-groups we have had a long discussion about *Work for Hire.* Someone questioned if it is appropriate. E-group chats, of course, are about learning and sharing but I was still surprised that this would be a concern for a writer. I thought how many brand new writers we have as subscribers and thought I*d share with you my post on the subject:
*I don*t think I quite understand why someone would be hesitant to *work for hire.* It is a time-honored tradition among writers to write without acknowledgment (though most work for hire is at least acknowledged somewhere). For ages writers have written anonymously, under pseudonyms, ghost written, and edited. Many have done it for lots of money, some for little and some for none (charitable work, as an example, or work that helps build a portfolio). As writers we each must choose our own professional path to using our craft. Who is to tell another that one choice is better than another? Our own professional needs, our goals, our interests. Those are what each of us must consider before taking on any project. Whether or not it is *hired* out, how we*re paid, whether we*re paid, how much we*re paid? Nobody else*s business and certainly not something that isn*t done by the most skilled, best-known among us.*
Call for Submission for a New Poet Warrior Project
From the Poet Warrior Project
*Support your troops--that*s the message from the fabulous book SUPPORT OUR TROOPS by Eric Dinyer with a foreword by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. It*s also the message of the Poet Warrior Project, www.poetwarriorproject.com ,which all started in June 2005 with the poem *When Eagles Learn to Fly* by PFC Jamie A.Goldstein, US Army, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, a young man whose maturity, courage and eloquence inspire us all.
*We of the Poet Warrior Project honor the lives, thoughts and souls of our soldiers in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. We recognize that, while many of the intelligentsia believe the words *soldier* and *poet* are antonyms, poets and warriors have been synonymous since Sun Tzu. From the British World War I poets to the American Revolution to the ancient Greeks, soldiers have chronicled the military life. Our men and women in the armed forces are bearing witness to a life lived to the fullest.
*Have a poem to send? Please send us your poem if you are a member of the US Armed Forces, or have a loved one in the US Armed Forces who has written a poem. Visit
Opportunity Correction. : I forgot to include contact information for Jacqueline Marcell, who consults on the writing/publishing process and on how to obtain celebrity endorsements. The author of the best-selling book, *Elder Rage, or Take My Father… Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents,* she is an expert on endorsements for more than 50 of them from the likes of Hugh Downs and Regis Philbin, propelled her book to bestselling status. ($100 /hr). Find her at www.elderrage.com
St. Valentine*s Day Writing Contest
Give Georgia Richardson (aka Queen Jaw Jaw) your tired, your poor, your best St. Valentine*s Day Funny, Weird, Spooky, or Crazy story (No tear-jerkers, please!)
Visit www.queenjawjaw.com for the rules, guidelines, and a list of prizes. You must be signed up on her homepage (sign up at the *All Things Royal* button on the front page or the contacts page) to enter.
Last Call to Be Quoted in a Journal:
Red Engine Press is publishing a Journal (a real one that people write and draw in). Joyce Faulkner, Pat Avery and I (editors) are looking for 100 writing-oriented quotes of 2 lines ( 2 additional lines for accreditation will appear on each page--that would include book title, website address or other mention at the discretion of each winner).
There is no fee--and no royalties--but those chosen for publication can buy as many as they want at 50% off list price to sell as companions with their book, to give away as gifts or to use as promotional items. The idea here is that there will be 99 other authors selling and giving them away and when they do they will be disseminating information about YOU and YOUR book as well as their own. There is no obligation to buy of course. The journal will be listed on Amazon. The deadline is January 31. Send entries (yes, you can send more than one but they must be your own work) to Joyce at email@example.com.
Tip: For an interesting and useful article on ghostwriting by Joyce Faulkner, author of *In the Shadow of Suribachi* go to http://www.fwointl.com/artman/publish/article_503.shtml
Valentine Gift Idea: *Tracings* my chapbook of poetry, (www.finishinglinepress.com) is now available on Amazon.com. As behooves a book of poetry, Finishing Line Press designed it with fine lineny paper, sparkly end-sheets, and a satin ribbon book marker. Give it with a bottle of wine or a rose. It*s especially suitable for women--friends, sisters, mothers, lovers. Copy and paste http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599240173/qid=1137368318/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-7824821-4156653?n=507846&s=books&v=glance for the exact Amazon page.
Tip: One of the e-groups I get the most from each year is Publishing and Promoting. Give yourself a holiday gift and subscribe! Send an e-mail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for the PubProAuthor newsletter mailing list, too. Go to: http://pubproauthors.bravehost.com/
Michelle Dunn, author of 5 books on how to make money collecting money has received a certificate of participation for her book *Starting a Collection Agency* in the reference books category of the 13th annual Writers Digest International Self-Published Book Awards. Learn more about Michelle at http://www.credit-and-collections
Ilona Hegedus, Hungarian writer, launches a website on European writers. The website is entitled European Reader, and it includes news and reviews in English. http://europeanreader.blogspot.com/
Marilyn Peake*s *The Fisherman*s Son*is now available in audio. Andrew Dollar reads and it is produced by a professional audio production company. Find a link to a sample of the audio at the bottom of the following page:
Linda Morelli*s new novel of romantic suspense, is available from Port Town Publishing*s link is http://www.porttownpublishing.com/ and is now available at Amazon. For those of you who love romance, you*ll be wild about Lani Talbot. The daughter of a Metro DC police officer, Lani grew up with a deep sense of duty. Recently promoted to detective, she joins the same force her father served on before he was murdered. Her goal: to discover the identity of her father*s killer. Learn more at:
Carol White, co-author of *Live Your Road Trip Dream* ( http://www.roadtripdream.com -- RLI Press) is cited in the January, 2006 edition of Writer*s Digest on their *Inkwell* page. This space is reserved for the art of writing concisely (under 50 words) on a given topic posed by the staff at Writer*s Digest.
The question was: *What do you see for the future of books?* Carol*s answer, along with three others, was selected. Her answer? *People are reading more and enjoying it less -- from computer screens to PDAs/e-readers and even *real* books. With 195,000 new books last year, it*s becoming impossible to sort through all the noise.* Carol*s *Live Your Road Trip Dream* was a 2004 Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year competition.
This from longtime marketing guru, writer and subscriber, Rolf Gompertz:
I just came across two outstanding books which I which I plan to highlight in the Broadcast Media and Job Hunting sessions of my UCLA Extension *Elements of Publicity,* starting this spring (2006).
These books are so good I plan to use *How To Get on Radio Talk Shows* by Joe Sabah in my own radio publicity campaign for my own books. What*s so good about PR guru Joe Sabah*s books is that he takes you through the whole process of what to do and how to do it, step by step, in clear, simple language, including examples. It*s like painting by the numbers.
I could tell you more, but you are best off by going to Joe Sabah*s web site http://www.joesabah.com/. I am sending this information out of my own free will, without having been asked to do so by Joe Sabah or anyone else. I am not benefiting from this materially in any way, either through complimentary books, materials, consultations, or other forms of value.
Here are the links:
Rolf is a fellow instructor and the author of a string of literary books as well as few on marketing. Learn more about him by doing a search at Amazon. If you purchase one of his books, one of mine and one of Joe*s at Amazon, you won*t pay any shipping! And you*ll get your 2006 campaign off to a great start.
A Little Humor (and Tact) with Your Promo?
*If you see me drowning in the networking arena-- quick, give me KPR! (Karma Public Relations)* --
Queen Jaw Jaw
According to Webster*s dictionary, one definition of NETWORKING is: An extended group of people with similar interest or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance and support.
The downside of networking is a tricky subject to broach and even taboo to some writers. They refuse to discuss it simply because they are afraid of alienating others. I say peeshaw! The only way to learn is to ask …and to SHARE… and to lead by example. I*ve found that there are four different categories of people who network.
a) Drive-by – People who ask for my opinion of their work, but really don*t want it. They just want validation, or kudos, and attaboys. *Tell me I*m wonderful or I*m moving on.*
b) The Whole Enchilada – People who want it all laid out for them in a packaged e-mail or document. They want to know how to write, how to find a publisher and get published, how to do book signings, and how to market their book. All in one e-mail. They say things like, *Well, I figured since you work from home, you*d have time.* Uh huh…sure, loads.
c) Glass Blowers – People with their own agenda with no intention of helping you, or anyone else. They*re self-serving and say, *Well now, that*s enough about ME, now what about ME?* These people are transparent as glass and should wear warning labels that say, *Can I use you?* They*re also known as *Riders.* They think you just might have clout, so they try to ride on your coat tail and some even use your name WITHOUT permission. These are the most dangerous types. Drive a stake thru their e-mail address should they contact you.
d) Pancakes – True networkers. They soak up everything offered to them like pancakes do syrup. These people want answers and they want to grow as writers. They don*t mind reading the pages and pages of info you provide because they want to learn. They gladly share their own knowledge and experiences. Grateful for your efforts, they reciprocate when they can. AND… you get to watch THEM grow as writers. AND… they get to watch YOU grow as a writer.
Add *two-way street* to the definition of networking and you*ll have the complete picture. If someone helps you, let them know how much you appreciate it. You don*t have to send gifts or flowers. A *thank you* should suffice. Remember, what you put out there will return to you, three-fold! Some people believe in Karma, some don*t. Regardless, you have to admit that what goes around comes around. Isn*t that the same thing?
(Editor*s Note: The thank yous below are full of names and links you can use in a variety ways, from finding publishers for your work to finding sites suitable for promoting your writing and yourself
Chrissie, Editor of BookLore.co.uk: for publishing a review I wrote. I don*t usually list the reviews I*ve written--they*re just too numerous. In fact my reviews have been dwindling these days until I catch up, but this one may be of interest to *Sharing with Writers* readers. Go to Bookore.co.uk or this copy and paste this URL: http://www.booklore.co.uk/PastReviews/CraneAnitaLouise/ScrapbookStylesCelebrateYourStories/ScrapbookStylesCelebrateYourStoriesReview.htm
To those who nominated Authors* Coalition*s site to Writer*s Digest*s *101 Best Sites* for writers (and I happened to learn about it): Cheryl McCann
Editor, Review-Books, http://www.review-books.com; Leora Skolkin Smith, Author of Edges. To any others, thank you, too!
To QueenPower.com for featuring my series of *Affecting Words.* Those interested in following these brief columns it will want to sign up for the newsletter that will prompt you to visit each installment. This week*s *Affecting Word* is aphorism. Read it at http://www.queenpower.com/newsletter/Queen-zine0601.html#Forums You might learn something new about writing! (-:
To David Herrle, Editor of SubtleTea.com for a really sexy review of *Tracings.* http://subtletea.com.
For Writers Who Are Actors, Too:
One of my fellow UCLA instructors teaches *The Business of Acting.* Several subscribers are actors and/or speakers. Learn more about your business.
Start Date: Starts February 1, 2006
Location: UCLA Extension, Westwood, LA, CA. Michael Wallach, instructor.
For information or to register for the Winter Quarter *06, Reg # R7853U go to: www.UCLAExtension.edu/entertainmentstudies. Click on Quick Enroll and enter #R7853U in order to see the course description. Or call 310-825-9971.
From Poets & Writers in an article by David Galef in which he debunks myths like *Creative writing can*t be taught.* He says,
*This annoying maxim…is anti-intellectual. Talent is talent, it claims, innate and inborn, and no amount of time spent in a classroom can create it or improve on it. What will help your writing is a bit unclear: the school of life, perhaps, or picking up tips from strangers on the street. But anyone who*s ever consulted a friend with a critical eye knows how much that can aid a flawed manuscript.*
Galef*s irony is well taken. He goes on to suggest a good creative writing workshop, an MFA, an intense effort to improve the craft.
A New Serialized Informational on Bookstore Sales from Promoter Extraordinaire, Janet Elaine Smith:
Tip 1: The distribution department at Barnes & Noble makes a definite distinction between *Print-ON-Demand Books* and *Print-IN-Demand Books.*
When a store manager looks into their data base, they see how the book is selling. Even if they say *This is non-returnable,* you can convince them to buy. The trick is to prove to them that your book is in demand by their customers and has sold well in a similar environment.
Stay tuned next letter for Tip 2, which will give you a trick to get into the IN demand status in their database.
From Janet Elaine Smith, promotion expert and author of some 17 books! http://janetelainesmith.com.
Francine Silverman, publisher of Book Promotion Newsletter, represents authors by e-mailing Expert Sheets to the media. This low-cost service began in December 2005 and already some clients have been interviewed by major dailies. Contact Fran at email@example.com for more information. www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com
Read author interviews, market information, and more in WriterAdvice, www.writeradvice.com. To subscribe or to submit material for consideration, E-mail LGood67334@comcast.net . Put subscribe in the subject box.
The Y&W newsletter sponsored by Red Engine Press bring authors, bookstores, publishers and reviewers together. Subscribers can write a short article of interest to this group and we*ll try to publish it. To subscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with *Y&W Newsletter* in the subject line.
The Shy Writer: An Introvert*s Guide to Writing Success - Author C. Hope Clark advises you how to *sell your words, not your soul* when you promote your work. Highly acclaimed and loved by many. http://www.theshywriter.com/
The Reading Tub is a charity that promotes family and children*s literacy. They read every children*s book that is sent to them for a review. They are then donated to community organizations. Go to www.thereadingtub.com.
Walter Brasch*s America*s Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government*s Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights. ) is a look at the history and effects of the USA Patriot Act upon the erosion of our civil liberties and violations of at least five of the Bill of Rights. It has been endorsed by liberals and conservatives.
Star Publish offers near self-publish profits on your paperback; it is an alternative to unapproachable publishers. http://starpublish.com.
Do you want to hone your skills? Writer to Writer features tips on writing, marketing, submitting, selling and more. Regular no-fee contests. www.writer2writer.com
Find support for authors--both emotional and material--at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
Gather at QueenPower.com where women promote, support and encourage women. Start living your best life now! http://www.queenpower.com/
Sun Signs for Writers: Learn how astrology can benefit (and entertain!) writers with a new Writers* Digest book: http://www.writersigns.info -------
Judith Woolcock Colombo: Author of The Fablesinger and Night Crimes: Learn more at: http://odin.prohosting.com/~night01
Discover a novel by Cynthianna Appel and receive your choice of another e-book at no cost. Go to http://pages.sbcglobal.net/cynthianna/promo.html today!
Read Joyce Faulkner*s Celebrity Cafe.com column to learn about anything from aging feet to her favorite books on writing: http://thecelebritycafe.com/features/Columnists/The_Weekly_Shriek/
Fr** Publicity Resource: Let this site send your media release to book trade professionals including Associated Press, Reuters, Dow Jones, and more! http://press.heliographica.com/
Has writing lost some of its spontaneity? Find fun writing remedies in Milli Thornton*s online writing course at: http://www.fearofwriting.com/creative-writing-course.htm
Discover a true-life philosophy about making marriages last a lifetime in Choose Love For Life, by Joe and Edwina Roady (http://www.chooseloveforlife.com/.)
The AA Independent Press Guide is a f***, database which details over 2,000 literary and genre magazines and publishers. It is hosted on the website of writer and artist, Dee Rimbaud, at http://www.thunderburst.co.uk/
The Complete Writer offers advice on writing, editing, proofreading, publishing and design. Published by Red Engine Press, it offers writing services. A traditional press, it publishes fiction, nonfiction and children*s titles. http://www.redenginepress.com/
Dr. Bob Rich, freelance editor, finds the good things in your book and makes suggestions for improving it. His clients include independent publishers, and a long list of writers. Find him at http://bobswriting.com/editing.html
The Compulsive Reader reviews books by some of the hottest writers working today. Find author interviews, literary news, criticism, a free e-zine, giveaways, and more. http://www.compulsivereader.com/html.
Do bookstores owe you money? Michelle Dunn*s books How to Make Money Collecting Money: Starting a Collection Agency and Become the Squeaky Wheel, A Credit and Collections Guide for Everyone will help you get your checks in full and on time. http://www.michelledunn.com/
Erica Miner, queenpower.com*s Queen of Journaling, has a monthly e-mail newsletter that rocks with news, tips and an emphasis on journaling. Subscribe at: http://www.ericaminer.com/newsletter.php
A Cappela Publishing*s audio book, How to Write Your Own Life Story (or Your Family*s Saga) is also available as a CD set. It is recommended by the American Library Association*s Booklist. Go to www.acappela.com
A lovely Valentine gift! *Dreams of Grandeur by Amber A. Whitman* is available at http://homebody2001-with.tripod.com.
Authors* Coalition members! Add credibility to your business cards and other promotions by using the logo available to you. Just ask for it by sending an e-mail to HoJoNews@aol.com. Members can help AC serve all its members better! Ask your writing friends to join at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Tell them to visit our blog, too, where they*ll learn how to put a spark into generally insipid book fair participation by following the plans of others: http://redeneginepress.com/chjohnson.
Tips to Get your Query Letter Noticed Without Ticking Off the Editor!
By Michelle Dunn
The day you mail your query letter, many other authors will send one at the same time, so you need to make your letter special so it gets noticed.
Some simple steps you can take to make your letter different:
1. Single space your letter.
2. Try to make your letter one page, if it is too long, reduce your font size but do not go smaller then 8pt.
3. Use spell check!
4. Use colored paper, not too bright but something a little different from all the white letters the editors will receive on the same day. Maybe gray or ivory, or a pale color.
5. Use creative packaging to send your letter, maybe a plain white box rather than an envelope. It will stand out on their desk, and get opened first.
6. FOLLOW UP - call or send a note; calling is better but do follow up!
Michelle Dunn has over 17 years experience in Credit and Debt collection. She is the founder and president of Never Dunn Publishing, LLC, is a writer, publisher, consultant and the Editorial Advisor for Eli Financial Debt Collection Compliance Alert Newsletter. She was a featured guest on (NPR) National Public Radio and has been in many newspapers and magazines nationwide. Visit her website at www.michelledunn.com. ________________________________________________
Review of Audio Classes for Writers
Reviewed by K.L. Nappier, Award-winning author of *Full Wolf Moon*
The authors/instructors who have created *Audio Classes for Writers* have tapped into an intriguing idea whose time has come. Taking advantage of the burgeoning podcast market, they have launched an audio series sure to benefit every writer who listens.
Allyn Evans, Joyce Faulkner, Kathe Gogolewski, Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Marilyn Peake co-chair a call-in program that is a trove of information and real-world anecdotes designed to boost book sales and help writers get their names before the reading public.
Whatever your genre or category; regardless if you write fiction or nonfiction; whether you have a regular gig for a magazine or newspaper or are freelance, you will find topics that are relevant, unique and -most of all- truly useful.
You can find these audio classes at www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/audio.asp. Listen to an excerpt on http://tri-studio.com/kathegogolewskiPODCASTEXCERPT.html .
Essential Book and Record Keeping:
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To subscribe to Sharing with Writers send an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to: HoJoNews@aol.com. It is edited and distributed sporadically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, http://carolynhowardjohnson.com, author of THIS IS THE PLACE, HARKENING: A COLLECTION OF STORIES REMEMBERED and THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON*T and is an entity of Authors* Coalition, http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
You are encouraged to pass this newsletter on to friends or e-groups. It needn*t be pasted in its complete form, but please credit this newsletter and Authors* Coalition the individual contributors with anything you snip and paste.
Ordering Information for The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won*t:
Order FRUGAL in e-book form for only $9. at: http://starpublish.com/starbooks.htm
Paperback copies may be ordered at Amazon where it is discounted: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-0672916-9668863 and at stores like UCLA, Dayton University and San Diego State University*s bookstores.
This is the Place and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered and Tracings, a chapbook of poetry, are also available online or may be special ordered from most fine bookstores.
Tracings, a chapbook of poetry, may be ordered at http://finishinglinepress.com.