"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: 3/30/2008 9:16:25 PM
Subject: [SharingwithWriters]Giving the Media What They Want and Need and YOUR Book
March 30, 2008
Sharing with Writers
A newsletter that is also a community. Share your ideas. Learn from theirs!
From the Desks of
Carolyn Howard - Johnson
And Authors' Coalition Friends
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Sharing with Writers is the official newsletter of Authors' Coalition,
an organization of writers who help writers.
To read this letter in plain vanilla text, scroll down. To read this newsletter with a bit more pizzazz (not much, though!) at Authors Den go to:
In the spirit of the advice I give in the Frugal Editor - - that is to use an extra pair of eyes whenever possible - - this newsletter is voluntarily copyedited by Authors' Coalition member, Mindy Phillips Lawrence ~ email@example.com
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Note from Carolyn:
Dear Subscribers and Authors' Coalition Members:
I love April. April Fool's Day was a favorite when I was a child. In Utah where I was born, forsythia bushes bloom golden in the spring and bulbs that have kept their secrets all winter long start checking out the weather, often by pushing up little green sprouts through patches of snow.
Now that I live in Southern California it's more about gazanias blooming on steep slopes and flowering almond trees and birds of paradise. Quite different from colder climates, but lovely, still.
It's my birthday month, too. I remember playing "Red rover, red rover" at my birthday party the year I turned eight. The ground was still frozen in patches and muddy in others. Brave hyacinths were out. We drank hot cocoa to warm up after we came in the house with noses red from the cold and scraped knees from falling in the slush.
Now I'm a writer it's about writers' conferences and book fairs. I love that, too.
I leave Wednesday for Dayton, OH, to present at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Conference. It will be more like Utah than California on the Dayton University campus. I know what to expect this time. I was there two years ago.
It is a lot like the month of April. New authors appear like tulip bulbs, tippy - toeing into the publishing fray, many with no idea of what is before them. Others who have been around longer helping them do it.
And it turns out a new writing friend (Janet Kay Jensen) whose birthday is also in April will be attending. When I told the director of the conference, Tim Bete, he revealed that he is also an April baby. We plan to have one long birthday party, the 2nd through the 4th, and celebrate writing, too.
Yep, I just love April.
Happy writing, promoting and, yes, editing, too!
Carolyn Howard - Johnson
Websites: http://carolynhoward - Johnson.com (literary)
http://HowToDoItFrugally.com (all things about writing)
Authors' Coalition: http://www.AuthorsCoalitionandRedEnginepress.com
For the Frugal Editor, Amazon - direct: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978515870/
Blogs: http://AuthorsCoalition.blogspot.com, a blog focused on book fairs
http://www.SharingwithWriters.blogspot.com, a blog on all things publishing
http://www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog focused on YOUR reviews
http://www.TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com, a blog focused on editing, formatting and craft
And now blogging on War. Peace. Tolerance. And Our Soldiers at http://www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com.
And now! Squidooing at
and http://www.squidoo.com/carolynhoward - johnson
PS: See more about the Erma Bombeck Writers' Conference under appearances in this newsletter. This conference only comes around every two years but they sell out fast, so you'll be wanting to think about it and get your running shoes on for 2010.
Please pass this letter on to others. Unlike many, I do not mind if you use only portions of it as long as you credit the writers and include this subscribe information. "To subscribe to 'Sharing with Writers' send an e - mail to HoJoNews@aol.com with 'Subscribe' in the subject line."
Tip: Have you won an award? Next time you print up a batch of books you may want to consider Rose Printing. They can do foil on book covers (so your award can appear right on the book - - no sticking on of labels!). They print soft and hard covers, short runs and micro and mini books, too. Neat! www.roseprinting.com.
===================================================== New members will help Authors' Coalition serve all its members better! Ask your writing friends to join at http://www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com/. Paid members get a favorite review posted, consideration for an interview or review in Yarnspinners and Wordweavers, ditto for The Fiction Flyer and Betty Dobson's Inkspotter. Membership is reasonable, too.
Tell friends to visit our blog. There they'll learn how to spark generally insipid book fairs by using value - added promotions. www.authorscoalition.blogspot.com.
Tip: Bloggers, website masters and newsletter editors among us might be interested in the new interview I posted on the F r e e content page on www.howtodoitfrugally.com this morning. It's the "Big Buzz on Social Networking: An Interview with Jennifer Akers." The rest of you might want to read it, too. The articles on that page are good reading and for helping you with your publishing efforts. Ha!
My blog, War, Peace, Tolerance and Our Soldiers is where I get to nag and rag to try to make things better for our troops and maybe for the world. It's only been active a few weeks and is gathering an amazing following. I'd love to have you leave a comment. www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com
(There are leads here, just as you'll find in all the most innocent - looking areas of this newsletter. You never know when you'll find a name or a site that will help you network or write better!)
To Lea Schizas for including an ad for this newsletter on her MuseItUpClub mission statement page. http://museitupclub.tripod.com/MissionStatement.htm. It's Muse that sponsors the great, f r e e online conference in the fall.
No part of this newsletter is paid advertising. If you would like to advertise to subscribers, display ads are available at www.howtodoitfrugally.com at less per year than most sites charge for a single month (see the advertising tab at the top of the page). Authors' Coalition www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com is also accepting ads. So is Yarnspinners and Wordweavers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIP: Planning to pitch your speaking/book topic to radio show hosts this year? Consider using Gordon's Radio List as a resource. Order it www.radiopublicity.net.
Subscribers who have websites or newsletters of their own may be interested in the Free Articles 4 Readers and Writers on my site, www.howtodoitfrugally.com. I try to add new articles to it each week. If you don't see what you need for your blog, or newsletter, just ask. HoJoNews@aol.com.
Poetry Reading Opportunities
Redondo Beach Library: The outreach and programs person at this library is Kimberly Bishop, email@example.com or call her at (310) 318 - 0676, x2573. http://www.redondo.org/library
They are celebrating spring with Pocketful of Poems at the Redondo Beach Library . The next poet performance is on Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Featured poets include Barbara Rabinowitz, Brooks Roddan, Hannibal Tabu, and Marsha Wilde.
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Another Reading Possibility: Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Bliss Art House Café 1249 Vine Street (just south of Hollywood Blvd) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, presents "A Chaos of Angels," featuring works from over 65 poets speaking out against the dire effects of psychiatric drugs as a solution to man's ills. Educators, patients, psychoanalysts, mothers and sons tell their stories. Call 323 - 662 - 9323 to reserve your seat or confirm by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let poet Lois P. Jones know if you write poetry about human rights or related subjects.
Fun and F r * *: If you purchased the Frugal Book Promoter or the Frugal Editor, I'd love for you to review it on Amazon or BN.com. Make it simple; just tell what part of it you found most valuable. If you do, send me the review link (URL) and I will send you a handout from one of my UCLA classes. As a thank you, of course. HoJoNews@aol.com
This is a new running feature for the poets among us and those who would like to try writing poetry but feel, well . . . inadequate. Please send in your poetry tips and resources for this section.
I highly recommend www.wildpoetryforum.com for beginning through advanced writers of poetry. This site, selected by Writer's Digest as one of the top internet workshop forums offers poets a chance to post their work in a number of challenging forums. The moderators offer intelligent and caring feedback with a focus on craft. The site offers weekly exercises from noted poets which challenge the poet in all areas of expression. More information on these challenges may be found here: http://wildpoetryforum.com/ ~wildpoet/discus/messages/32729/33591.html?1205191491 Many of Wild's poets have been well published throughout the years.
Beginners should not be daunted. The subluxation forum has two excellent moderators who are primed to assist newbies.
Hope to see you there.
Lois P. Jones, poet .(Emusing)
Don't suffer with book proposals. You can be a pro with and investment of only 20 minutes and 49 cents with my Great First Impression Book Proposal Short.
http://www.amazon.com/Great - First - Impression - Book - Proposal/dp/B000YG6O5U
Tip: May Lattanzio shares this site for a contest she thinks may interest some of you: http://www.marshhawkpress.org/Contests_and_submissions.htm
A general marketing rule is that a product must be seen seven times before it is purchased. That is just as true for books (because they are products, like it or not!). Let people see that book cover image! To do that, you are invited to advertise as a site sponsor at www.howtodoitfrugally.com for only $25 to $30 a year. Yep, the frugal way! Click on the Advertising tab at the top of the page or contact me personally at email@example.com.
(If you read about others' successes you'll not only be inspired, you'll glean resources for future successes of your own. You are invited to send me news about your successes. Please use "AUTHOR SUCCESSES" as a subject lines.)
Dr. Dan Skelton won the 2007 Outstanding Director award at Conway Community Arts Association in Conway, Arkansas. Skelton, a multi - published author, is two - thirds through writing his Christian - based fantasy novel, Renascence. Keep track of his progress at www.drdanskelton.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Available: Audios from Audio Divas on many aspects of building a writing career are published by Double Dragon Press. Here is the page where you'll find the full list (http://www.double - dragon - ebooks.com/eAuthor.php?Name=Carolyn%20Howard - Johnson ) including one on "Do It Yourself Indexing." The first audio, "Promoting Easy and Cheap!" is a F R ^ ^ sample you can download. Each comes with a resource guide. Here is an example of a guide for the audio - lesson Your Divas did on "Contests": http://www.derondouglas.com/audiosample/AwardResourceGuideContests.pdf
TIP: Kathleen Gage says, "A new feature I on my Street Smarts Marketing website is an events page. I have teleseminars, interviews and events. Go to http://www.streetsmartsmarketing.com/Marketing%20Teleseminars.htm for the list. Many are no c o s t."
Endorsement: I am so happy for you to receive a second award for The Frugal Editor. I bought this book a week ago, and I love it. I can already see the improvement in my work. Thank you. You deserve this award.
Katherine Harms, author
TIP: May Lattanzio also sends this URL for subscribers who need time or inspiration enough to write! An opportunity to get away to write. http://www.nps.gov/archive/volunteer/air.htm
Authors' Coalition members! For credibility, use the AC logo on your promotional materials. Ask for it by sending an e - mail to HoJoNews@aol.com or download it with a click from the AC site http://www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com/AC_Promotional_Videos,%20Logos%20&%20More .
You know you want it on your website! Be sure to link it to the AC site, too! And there is a cross - promotional slide show there that will add movement and color to your site or blog, even if you aren't featured on it. It's all about Karma. ( - :
The Connectedness of Creativity
One day I received a poem from a friend of mine. When I read it, I thought of one of my own as an answer. Therefore, one poem created another.
The same thing often happens with art. Look at a painting and a story comes out. Look at a story and a painting comes out.
This connectedness has one more step. As beings creatively formed by God/Energy/Universe, we take on the characteristics of our Creator and become creators ourselves. We are the ultimate definition of art - begats - art.
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Mindy Phillips Lawrence is publicist and literary agent for Dr. Dan Skelton and the fiction work of Bev Walton - Porter.
I just heard you on Author's Talk Radio where you mentioned writers entering contests. I thought your site visitors may be interested in knowing Premier Book Awards is now accepting entries for the 2008 Awards in both fiction and non - fiction.
With so many new titles published every year it is increasingly difficult for any given title to stand out. One of the best ways for a book to gain credibility, exposure, and increased sales is to win an award for writing excellence.
These awards were established to recognize meritorious works by writers who self - published or had their books published by a small press or independent book publisher. POD books are welcome. The contest is open to selected book length fiction and non - fiction titles with a 2007 or 2008 copyright, published in the English language and targeted for an adult audience in the North American market. There are $100 cash awards for the winners in each category, plus a $500 award each for the best fiction and best non - fiction of the year. Winners also receive a certificate suitable for framing and Premier Book Awards will issue a press release to announce the achievement. Check out the website for details: www.PremierBookAwards.com.
Authors' Coalition: No Hum - Drum Book Fair Promotion Allowed is a blog where you can watch how Authors' Coalition members make book fairs successful with cross - promotion, value - added promotions and a good assessment process. Find it at www.authorscoalition.blogspot.com. It's time to sign up for 2008's LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books.
TIP: Did you know there is a tip for writers on every single page of www.howtodoitfrugally.com and www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com? How might you give your website added value like this? You know, and still make it tie into the content of your book.
================================================Learn more about tips booklets and how to make them work for you. Paulette Ensign was one of the first master promoters I came in contact with. She'll teach you to make promotional booklets work for you with a variety of programs. http://www.kickstartcart.com/app/?af=696843
In the News
Let's Learn To Fit Our Publicity Efforts to What the Media Needs!
The LA Times reports that publishers are scrambling to keep up with the new economic (and accompanying political) scene. Last year's books like Michael Corbett's "Find it, Fix It, Flip It!: Make Millions in Real Estate - - One House at a Time" just won't cut it, they think. They want books that tell people how to survive in a recession. And I'm thinking, oh, like the HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers? That's how getting publicity works. You try to supply what the media needs. Unlike publishers who must scramble, we must make what already exists in our books fit. If we write only what we think will be needed next year, we just might miss the window. Find the article by Josh Getlin in Thursday's March 28 paper.
Learn how to examine your nonfiction or fiction for ways to fit what's in the news at www.SharingwithWriters.blogspot.com. Another take on publicity.
"AC is the current that powers your writing career." http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Carolyn Howard - Johnson, Authors' Coalition Founder
From Elizabeth Lucas - Taylor
(Elizabeth contributes at least one valuable paying resource per SWW issue - - either a great place to sell material or find writing craft or promotional idea - - and sometimes throws in a resource for you.)
Use http://pingoat.com/ and ping your blog each time that you update. It is f r e e and asks for nothing but your blog link.
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Find Elizabeth at http://www.authorsden.com/elucastaylor or her new blog at http://www.elucas - taylor.blogspot.com/ or at MySpace http://www.myspace.com/elucastaylor
where you will find a writers' community.
Reciprocal Links: Many subscribers are in a position to cross - promote. Let me know if you would like to trade some recommendation or promotion for any of my books - - from the HowToDoItFrugally series to my chapbook of poetry - - for a place on my Resources for Writers or Resources for Readers pages on www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.
TIP: Find a tip a week or an article at my www.thefrugaleditor.blogspot.com. Or use it to get your style choice or editing questions answered. This week a seldom mentioned trio of words that can cause spelling confusion. ( - :
I use Vista Print for lots of my promotional materials. Be aware that shipping prices may fluctuate, depending on the deal of the moment. Please use this link:
Why Visual Promotion?
(Brandon Wilson, award - winning
author of Along the Templar Trail and peace walker (www.pilgrimstales.com ). shares his do - it - yourself approach to book trailers.)
These days, as writers we can't limit ourselves
by promoting our work only via written sources.
Younger readers are increasingly turning to
YouTube, Blip and other video sources for book
So, following the tried and true format of movie
trailers, some authors are producing book
trailers to reach a wider audience.
The following is my latest attempt at this. Since
the subject of my book, Along the Templar Trail,
chronicles my recent 2600 mile walk for peace
from France to Jerusalem, I had many photos from which to choose.
I easily built this two minute promo piece in
PhotoShop and iPhoto within a day and I bought
rights to the Gregorian chant type music from a
music library. Voila.
To post it on YouTube and other web video sites
It's not perfect, but it's a Frugal way to reach
millions of new potential readers through another exciting medium.
For a preview of my video, please visit:
The New Book Review is a service of this newsletter and Authors' Coalition. It allows authors to get more exposure from their favorite review and reviewers a chance to have more readers see their reviews - - with links, of course. Please check the guidelines on the blog site at www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com.
From a PR Professional's Lips to You
3 Winning PR Strategies That Might Surprise You
By Nancy Marmolejo
When you think of Public relations strategies what usually comes to mind? For most people it means contacting the media, writing up promotional copy, creating pitches, designing campaigns, setting budgets, and launching next steps. Pretty strategic stuff; you take proven methods, insert your message, and cross your fingers that the right fish bite.
But there is an invisible side to public relations that is just as important as strategies and well - timed campaigns. It involves softer approaches that aren't as technical as other methods, but yield long - lasting and fruitful results. These pr strategies are rooted in your behavior, your attitude, and the rapport you create with everyone around you. You never know which person you meet today is going to connect you to that key media contact tomorrow, or line you up for an interview with a mover and shaker.
The soft side of PR is something to be cultivated in your daily actions and practices. It radiates from within and sets into place the energy to attract incredible opportunities, free PR, and fantastic clients.
Here are three winning PR strategies that might surprise you - but will definitely get you long lasting, quality results:
1. Be nice to everyone you meet.
This is as much a spiritual practice as it is a good PR strategy. You never know who will connect you to your next big break. Practice being nice to everyone you meet from the grocery store clerks and food servers to the event planners and media connections. Don't put conditions or boundaries around who deserves your respect; simply show it to all and let the benefits reveal themselves to you.
2. Be gracious to your peers and colleagues.
To be gracious means to show kindness and warmth to those around you. The more visible and known you become, the more you need to practice graciousness. Rather than develop the superstar ego, remember to show warmth to everyone who proposes business to you (even if you're not interested), your competitors, and the people who've helped you get to where you are. In a nutshell: it's good PR!
3. Spot rising talent and ride the wave with them.
Rock musician and radio personality Dave Navarro shared some interesting insights on being famous. He knows people want to be his friend just because he's famous and sees right through their self - centered intentions. His advice is to spot the rising talent around you and ride the wave to fame with them. Look around you for people who are as ambitious and dedicated as you are. Befriend them, support them, form a mastermind group with them. You never know which one of you will make it to the top first! And since you're rooted first in friendship, it's easy and authentic to lend each other a hand up.
PR is as much about your presence as it is about the strategies you employ to get known. It's the ultimate task to walk your talk and sell your services based on your credibility and good reputation. Work your PR from the inside out and you'll see what I mean: when others know, like, and trust you, they'll want to do business with you!
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Nancy Marmolejo is a multiple award winning business owner who teaches entrepreneurs how to make more money, find purpose, and get more clients by marketing themselves as recognized, credible experts. Learn how to stand out and sizzle in the spotlight by getting Nancy's free tips and audio course at www.VivaVisibility.com
"www.HowToDoItFrugally.com , by Carolyn Howard - Johnson [is] a top website for writers . . . I'd say my ROI is over 1,000%. The advice is particularly strong in addressing the new author where they are in learning the publishing/selling process. Very practical. The site is excellent."
~ Hill Kemp, author of Capitol Offense, and contributor to Secrets, Fact or Fiction? I, ISBN 0 - 9737282 - 5 - 6 and Secrets, Fact or Fiction? II, ISBN 1 - 59594 - 062 - 6, LOC 2006904627, http://www.secretsfactorfiction.com
Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching:
Carolyn Howard - Johnson will share with the nation's humor writers again in April 3 - 5 of 2008 at Dayton University's Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. She'll speak twice at the Kennedy Union on campus. Go to www.humorwriters.org/2008SpeakerBios.html. Tapes will be available even though this conference sold out 77 hours after they opened registration. It is not too early to be thinking about 2010.
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will share her secrets for taking a book fair signing out of the realm of hum - drum to make it a sizzling success at the Thursday, April 17 meeting of Book Publicists of Southern California at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.
BPSC is a resource for publicists, authors and others associated with the publishing industry. The organizations publishes a member directory and newsletter (www.bookpublicists.org/pages/newsletter.asp) ., sponsors events (www.bookpublicists.org/pages/events.asp) and gives out the IRWIN (www.bookpublicists.org/pages/irwin_award.asp) awards to help foster industry excellence.
The event includes dinner. Sportsmen*s Lodge is at 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. A mixer at 5:30 is the epitome of promotion in action. Dinner at 6:30 is $35 and the program only is $10. Reservations may be made at email@example.com. If you tell Irwin I sent you, he will extend the membership rate for dinner. $27.
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On April 26 & 27, Carolyn Howard - Johnson will sign her new USA Award - winning book the Frugal Editor ( as well as her others) at the LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books on the beautiful UCLA Campus in the Authors Coalition booth, #610 and 611. (http://www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/_) Other authors signing there include Barbara Crandall, MD; David H. Jones, Joyce Faulkner, Pam Kelly, DanaLee Buhler, Annette Fix, Patti Kokinos and poets Christine Alexanians and Sona Ovasapyan. To learn more about opportunities for your book go to: http://www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com/fair_booths.htm. Some promotions authors have to be present for, others not. Visitors at this booth will receive free books with their purchase.
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Nancy Mills, founder of Spirited Woman, will be interviewing Carolyn Howard - Johnson in her 2008 Spirited Woman tele - chat series. Sign up now to be part of this exciting series, whether you want to listen to Carolyn or to the likes of Jacqueline Mitchard, author of the Deep End of the Ocean and Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward. To listen live to Carolyn, circle Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 10 am (PST), 1pm (EST) on your calendar. Find the entire series at: www.thespiritedwoman.com/ spirited_woman_circle Advance registration needed.
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will appear on Write On Four Corners with host Connie Gotsch on KSJE FM Public Radio broadcast from San Juan College. Access the program at: www.ksje.com at 10:30 am Wed. 2:30 pm Fri. Mountain Time. Click on the website to listen live in your appropriate time zone. Connie is the author of the mystery suspense novel Snap Me a Future as well as host of Roving with the Arts on KSJE and regular contributor to The Four Corners Free Press, www.fourcornerspress.com.
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The Catholic Writer’s Guild, www.catholicwritersguild.org, and Canticle Magazine, www.canticlemagazine.com, are pleased to announce the first Catholic Writer’s Conference Online May 2 - 9, 2008. Conducted entirely via Internet, the conference will feature online seminars and chat rooms hosted by editors, agents, published writers, and other media professionals in book and magazine publishing. F r ^ ^ to writers of all levels, advance registration is required. To register go to www.conference.catholicwritersguild.org. At 10 am, Pacific time, on Monday, May 5, Carolyn will present Your First Marketing Offense: Query Letters and Great Editing or Ten Ways to Let an Agent Know You Are an Amateur. Karina Fabian will moderate. Then Carolyn will co - present a seminar with Karina on book promotion at 11 am Pacific Time the same day.
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be guest speaker for Pamela Kelly's UCLA Extension course, "Public Speaking for Professionals" on Monday, May 19th at the Public Affairs Bldg, Room 2238, 7 - 10pm. Those interested in learning the steps to exciting and effective speaking, may enroll by going to www.uclatextension.edu and enrolling for Reg# T7594B. Pam Kelly is the author of Speak with Passion, Speak with Power!, a book on speaking that I strongly recommend for authors who want their books to succeed.
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be one of the featured winners of the USA Book News' booth at BEA on Friday, May 29, at the nation's premier book event, Book Expo America. She will sign her USA Book News Award - Winning book, The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success in the USA Book News booths, #835 & #837 in the PMA Pavilion. Make BEA reservations and get info about the event here: www.bookexpoamerica.com.
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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will read from her chapbook of poetry, Tracings, Monday evening, Aug. 11, at 7:30 pm at the Village Bookstore 1049 Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA. Poets Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones sponsor ongoing featured readings called Moonday. Learn more at home.earthlink.net/ ~pero/moonday.html.
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The f r e ^ Muse Online Writers' Conference, sponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard - Johnson, is accepting early registration. Nearly 2,000 attended last year and openings are limited. Learn more about this year's conference, October 13 to 19th, and how you can assure your spot in 2008. We will present an all - new program soon. Carolyn will do a seminar on "Query Letters! Editing them perfectly for a great first impression." Go to: www.freewebs.com/themuseonlinewritersconference/presentersregistration.htm
To see the growing list of presenters go to: http://www.freewebs.com/themuseonlinewritersconference/2007workshops.htm
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Something to Make Writers Smile
(Definitions in the next few newsletters are from www.butlerwebs.com/jokes/definitions.htm .You might have some favorite neologisms, metaphors or similes that make you smile. If so, please contribute.)
"BATHROOM: A room used by the entire family, believed by all except Mom to be self - cleaning.
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This letter is an entity of Authors' Coalition http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Edited and distributed by Carolyn Howard - Johnson,
http://carolynhoward - johnson.com
Author of This Is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, Tracings, and the How To Do It Frugally series of books for writers,
Tracings, a chapbook of poetry, published by Finishing Line Press may be ordered at
www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599240173/qid=1139084827/sr=1 - 1/
This is a place to share with others and learn from others.
Though I do attempt to verify information used within this newsletter's pages, Sharing with Writers does not guarantee entities or information. Subscribers should research resources.
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Order the Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't at stores like UCLA, Dayton University and San Diego State University's bookstores. Order it as an e - book at http://starpublish.com/carolyn_howard - johnson.htm
or paperback at Amazon where it is discounted:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/193299310X/qid=1149015406/sr=2 - 1/
The second in the How To Do It Frugally series of books, The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success, is available at this link to Amazon:
The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know About Selling Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less, is available on Amazon as a Short for 49 cents.
http://www.amazon.com/Great - First - Impression - Book - Proposal/dp/B000YG6O5U/