Thursday, December 17, 2009

Write On 4 Corners Jan-Feb, 20010

Write on 4 Corners, KSJE-FM 90.9
www.ksje.com
Connie Gotsch Program Driector/Interviewer


Contact Connie Gotsch for interview and reading schedule, 505-566 3377, gotschc@sanjuancollege.edu. Visit www.ksje.com for dates and times of Internet real time broadcast, and you can hear past programs online by searching MP3 Archives, Write on Four Corners. January February, 2010 Schedule follows:

January 6: Robert Mirabal. Running Alone in Photography. Red Willow Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

January 8: Kirkland R. Gable. Winner’s Way. Star Cloud Press. “Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.

January 13: Darrell Beckheimer. Stories from the Golden Throne. Author House. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

January 15: Ladette Randolph. A Sandhills Ballad. University of New Mexico Press. Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.

January 20: Danny Solis. A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam. University of New Mexico Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

January 22: Barbara Mayfield, The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me. Azo Press. Write On 4 Corners,, 2:30pm, reading.

January 27: Zelda Leah Gatuskin. Time and Temperature Thoughts About Consciousness. Amador Publishing. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

January 29: Patricia Santana Ghosts of Grullo. University of New Mexico Press. “Write On Four Corners,” 2:30pm, reading.


February 3: Richard Flint. No Settlement. University of New Mexico Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

February 5: Bill Gulick. The Dam Builders. University of New Mexico Press. “Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.

February 10: Melody Groves. Border Ambush. La Frontera Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

February 12: Warren Perkins. Putrefaction Live. University of New Mexico Press. Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.

February 17: Sally K. Serverino. Becoming Fire. Epigraph Press. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

February 19: Nancy K. Morrison and Sally K. Serverino, Sacred Dance of Growing in Compassionate Living. Templeton Foundation Press. Write On 4 Corners, 2:30pm, reading.

February 24: Barbara Mahler. Hole in the Sky. Sea Turtle Publishing. "Write On 4 Corners," 10:30am, reading.

February 26: Frank Szaz. Larger than Life New Mexico in the 20th Century. University of New Mexico Press. “Write On Four Corners,” 2:30pm, reading.

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Carolyn Howard-Johnson Sharing With Writers

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Special Edition
December 10, 2009
Sharing with Writers
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Dear Subscribers:

The holidays are upon us. I have been on vacation. But I wanted you to have this information while there was still time to support your fellow authors. Thus this special edition.

I’m excited to shar this amazing holiday catalog with products you have never seen before. It’s called the Spirit of the Season Catalog - - for your gift giving pleasure - - but also as an example of an excellent approach at the kind of promotion that is effective for authors because it is helpful for others. So won't you please visit this transformational approach to gift giving. www.spiritoftheseasoncatalog.com.

For those of you who are tired of trinket filled catalogs and are looking for special gifts that change people’s lives, the Spirit of the Season Catalog is perfect.

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Many sellers are even giving a portion of their earnings to charity helping others around the world like the women of an African village (who actually make the jewelry we are selling) and the children of St. Anthony’
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It’s the catalog that keeps on giving throughout the season(s). Please share it with your friends, family and contacts! You can do so by simply copying this letter, adjusting it to your needs and sending it to others.

I shared this opportunity with writers before and several Sharing with Writers subscribers are part of it. Thus, we can't go wrong when writers share with writers.
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Happy Writing, Promoting and Editing, too. And Happy Holidays, too!
Carolyn Howard - Johnson

PS: You'll note that this letter is short. Another will be out before Christmas - - just as soon as I get unpacked and get myself into gear.
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 The Muse Online Writers Conference cosponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard - Johnson is now taking reservations for the f r ^ ^ event in October of 2010. http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/

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Carolyn Howard - Johnson offers two seminars at the f r ^ ^ Catholic Writers Conference on Monday March 1. Your Query Letters
Perfected: Straight from the Mouths of Literary Agents is at 9 and a casual chat, Twitter: How Writers Can Make It Work for Them is at 10. The conference is online from Feb 26 to March 5 and is open to everyone.
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 Carolyn Howard Johnson, author of A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques, will make a guest appearance on Paul Bruno's Career Czar® radio program. We'll talk making retailing work in a down economy and how authors can make their case to retailers to let them boost profits with a book signing on December 17, 2010 at 10:00 am Pacific at www.alltalkradio.net/careerczar.
You can also listen at www.alltalkradio./careerczar/career121710.mp3 In the meantime, listen to his other shows at www.alltalkradio.net/careerczar or at the show's blog at www.careerczar.wordpress.com. Ask to be on Paul's notification list for free podcasts.

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The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know About Selling Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less, http://www.amazon.com/Great - First - Impression - Book - Proposal/dp/B000YG6O5U/

A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques http://budurl.com/RetailersGuide

To learn more about This Is the Place,
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She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood, a chapbook of poetry coauthored with Magdalena Ball. http://budurl.com/MotherChapbook

Tracings, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press) www.budurl.com/CarolynsTracings

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Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Write On Author Maida tilchen Found a Neat Web Site

This site gives lists of mysteries by location. I thought of your blog.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/LocationCats/USA/Arizona.html

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Maida Tilchen's historical novel "Land Beyond Maps" is the Winner of the 2009 New Mexico Book Award in the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender category. Go to
http://landbeyondmaps.typepad.com/land_beyond_maps/

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Maida Tilchen News

Madia Tilchen is a Write On 4 Corners Author.

I wanted to let all my wonderful friends know that "Land Beyonds Maps" has won an award. You can read more about it at 2009 New Mexico Book Awards or go directly to the list of winners

You're also invited to visit my website for "Land Beyond Maps"

My publisher has set up a Savvy Press website and a Savvy Press Facebook page. I hope you'll take a look and learn about all the other great books from Savvy Press and Gowanus Books. I'm so honored to be in the company of Savvy's other writers. I'm not a mystery fan, but I couldn't put Ellen Larson's "New Jersey mystery books" down, and her "Measure of the Universe" is a great read about a future time when people have forgotten how they used to communicate with written text - very timely! Thomas Hubschman's "Look At Me Now," actually succeeds as a feminist novel written by a man but in a woman's voice. Gowanus Books has two exciting anthologies of writing by people from all over the developing world - voices rarely read in the US. Take a look and see the good company that "Land Beyond Maps" is in!

Thanks for all your support and encouragement. My next novel, also about women in New Mexico in the 1920s, is moving along. The writing is almost done. I'll be sure to let you know when it is published.

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lois Manno Activities

Hello friends,

Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns through the Artist's Eye just won two prizes at the New Mexico Book Awards: Best Art Book, and Best Book for 2009, the highest award given to the book that ranked top out of 300+ entries this year!

I'll be giving a Powerpoint presentation about the Cavern Arts Project and my book on December 5 at the Santa Fe Community College in The Board Room, 1:00. It's hosted by the NM Press Women's Association.

I hope you can make it to this free talk. Thanks again to all the artists who contributed to the exhibit and the book. I couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you!
Lois


Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

New Mexico Book Award Winners

Winners, 2009 New Mexico Book Awards
The list of winners can be downloaded HERE.


Children’s Picture Book — sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo Co
Public Library and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library
Porter, Pamela — Yellow Moon, Apple Moon (Groundwood Books)

Children’s Activity Book (workbook/craft book/coloring book) —
sponsored by PageOne Books
Cash, Marie Romero — Santos, A Coloring Book (Sunstone Press)

Young Readers Book (to grade 3) — sponsored by Santa Fe Public
Library
Eschberger, Beverly — An Elephant Family Adventure: The Elephants Tour
England (Kinkajou Press)

Juvenile Book (grade school to junior high school) — sponsored by
Printer’s Press
Drucker, Malka — Portraits of Jewish American Heroes (Dutton Childrens Book)
Paulsen, Gary — Notes from the Dog (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House)

Young Adult Book (high school) — sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo
Co Public Library and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library
Klages, Ellen — White Sands, Red Menace (Viking)

Anthology (individual or collection) — sponsored by Printer’s Press
Hunner, Jon — Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy (Rio Grande Books)

Anthropology/Archaeology/Science — sponsored by Rio Rancho Public
Library
Fowler, Catherine and Don Fowler — The Great Basin (School for Advanced Research
Press)

Arts Book (includes art, music, or photography) — sponsored by Cygnet
Press
Manno, Lois — Visions Underground (Rio Grande Books)

Biography (includes memoirs and autobiographies) — sponsored by
Albuquerque The Magazine
Allen, John — Me and the Biospheres (Synergetic Press)

Business Book (includes career) — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Moonwalker, Tu & JoAnne O’Brien-Levin — Business Revolution through Ancestral
Wisdom (Outskirts Press)

Cookbook — sponsored by PageOne Books
Hillerman, Anne — Santa Fe Flavors (Gibbs Smith)

Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book— sponsored by Albuquerque The Magazine
Sanchez, Laura and Alex Sanchez — Adobe Houses for Today (Sunstone Press)

Gardening Book — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Bruce, Hank & Tomi Jill Folk — Windowsill Whimsy: Gardening & Horticultural
Therapy Projects for Small Spaces (Petals & Pages Press)

Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book — sponsored by NM Book Co-op
Tilchen, Maida — Land Beyond Maps (Savvy Press)

Health Book (includes wellness, nutrition, beauty) — sponsored by NM
Coalition for Literacy & WalMart at Zuni
Brasch, Jillian — The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying (Andrews
McMeel Publishing)

History Book – New Mexico subject — sponsored by NM Humanities
Council
Andrews, Martha and Richard Melzer — The Whole Damned World (Rio Grande
Books)

Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.) — sponsored by
NM Humanities Council
Bsumek, Erika Marie — Indian-Made (University Press of Kansas)
Chávez, Nicolasa — A Century of Masters (Rio Grande Books)

Nature/Environment Book — sponsored by LPD Press/Rio Grande Books
Clark, Paulle — Wolf Song: A Love Story (Dogear Publishing)

New Age Book — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Brill, Michael — Numerology for Healing (Destiny Books)

Poetry Book (individual or collection) — sponsored by Rio Grande
Books
Udall, Jay — The Welcome Table (University of New Mexico Press)

Political Book (includes social/current events) — sponsored by PEN New
Mexico
Beller, Ken and Heather Chase — Great Peacemakers (LTS Press)

Reference Book — sponsored by New Mexico State Library
Wheeler, DonnaLee — Who’s the You in the Mirror (Kin Folk Trails)

Religious Book— sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
McLaughlin, Judith — Sacred Feminine (Rio Grande Books)

Self-help Book (includes spirituality /inspirational) — sponsored by
ReadWest
Gerson, Mark David — The Voice of the Muse (LightLines Media)

Travel Book (includes guides) — sponsored by Albuquerque The
Magazine
Nye, Valerie and Kathy Barco — Breakfast New Mexico Style (Sunstone Press)

Nonfiction, Other — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Melzer, Richard — Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest (Arcadia)

Novel – adventure or drama — sponsored by ReadingNewMexico.com
Shaw, Joseph — To Honor the Dead (University of New Mexico Press)

Novel – historical fiction — sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo Co
Public Library and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library
Fackler, Elizabeth — My Eyes Have a Cold Nose (Sunstone Press)

Novel – mystery/suspense — sponsored by Word Harvest Writers
Conference
Pyeatt, Keith — Struck (Quest)

Novel - romance — sponsored by the Land of Enchantment Romance
Authors
Redmond, Shirley Raye — Rosemary’s Glove (Avalon Books)

Science Fiction & Fantasy — sponsored by PageOne Books
Hickman, Kirt — Worlds Asunder (Quillrunner Publishing)

Fiction, Other — sponsored by NM Book Co-op
Montoya, Cheryl & Jerry — Three Dog Night (Rio Grande Books)

First Book (first book published by author) — sponsored by Southwest
Writers
Dix, Catherine Parra — Rosetta Stones (Central Ave Press)

People’s Choice
A Thief of Time — Tony Hillerman

Best New Mexico Book
Andrews, Martha and Richard Melzer — The Whole Damned World (Rio Grande
Books)

Best of Show Book
Brasch, Jillian — The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying (Andrews
McMeel Publishing)
Manno, Lois — Visions Underground (Rio Grande Books)




2009 New Mexico Book Awards FINALISTS
Children’s Picture Book — sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo Co Public Library and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library
Hamilton, Kersten — Police Officers on Patrol (Viking)
Heide, Florence Parry and Jill McElmurry — The One and Only Marigold (Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House)
Mraz, David — Little Goose (Tricycle Press)
Nelson, Vaunda — Who Will I Be, Lord? (Random House)
Porter, Pamela — Yellow Moon, Apple Moon (Groundwood Books)
Redmond, Shirley Raye — Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad (Mountain Press Publishing)

Children’s Activity Book (workbook/craft book/coloring book) — sponsored by PageOne Books
Cash, Marie Romero — Santos, A Coloring Book (Sunstone Press)

Young Readers Book (to grade 3) — sponsored by Santa Fe Public Library
Eschberger, Beverly — An Elephant Family Adventure: The Elephants Tour England (Kinkajou Press)

Juvenile Book (grade school to junior high school) — sponsored by Printer’s Press
Drucker, Malka — Portraits of Jewish American Heroes (Dutton Childrens Book)
Gotsch, Connie — Belle’s Star (Artemesia Publishing)
Hayes, Joe — Dance, Nana, Dance (Cinco Punto Press)
Mayfield, Barbara — The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me (AZRO Press)
Paulsen, Gary — Notes from the Dog (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House)
Tacang, Brian — The Model President (HarperCollins)

Young Adult Book (high school) — sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo Co Public Library and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library
Beller, Ken and Heather Chase — Great Peacemakers (LTS Press)
Buckley, Kate — Choices (Book Publishers Network)
Dix, Catherine Parra — Rosetta Stones (Central Ave Press)
Klages, Ellen — White Sands, Red Menace (Viking)
Lassiter, Karl — Drifter (Avalon)

Anthology (individual or collection) — sponsored by Printer’s Press
diSuvero, Victor — We Came to Santa Fe (Pennywhistle Press)
Hunner, Jon — Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy (Rio Grande Books)
Lacy, Ann & Anne Valley-Fox — Outlaws & Desperados (Sunstone Press)

Anthropology/Archaeology/Science — sponsored by Rio Rancho Public Library
Fowler, Catherine and Don Fowler — The Great Basin (School of American Research Press)
Kandasamy, W.B. Vasantha and Florentin Smarandache — n-Linear Algebra of Type II (ILQ)

Arts Book (includes art, music, or photography) — sponsored by Cygnet Press
Barrow, Thomas & Kristen Barendsen — Photography: New Mexico (Fresco Fine Arts)
Manno, Lois — Visions Underground (Rio Grande Books)
Owings, Natalie — The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary (Sunstone Press)

Biography (includes memoirs and autobiographies) — sponsored by Albuquerque The Magazine
Allen, John — Me and the Biospheres (Synergetic Press)
Dunaway, David — How Can I Keep From Singing? (Villard)
Sager, Stan — ¡Viva Elfego! (Sunstone Press)
Stevens, Reed — Santa Fe Dreamhouse (iUniverse)

Business Book (includes career) — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Durgin, David with Sherry Robinson — Entrepreneur to Investor the Hard Way (Sunstone Press)
Moonwalker, Tu & JoAnne O’Brien-Levin — Business Revolution through Ancestral Wisdom (Outskirts Press)

Cookbook — sponsored by PageOne Books
Hillerman, Anne — Santa Fe Flavors (Gibbs Smith)

Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book— sponsored by Albuquerque The Magazine
Davis, Jerry — Master of None (Montañas Press)
Sanchez, Laura and Alex Sanchez — Adobe Houses for Today (Sunstone Press)

Gardening Book — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Bruce, Hank & Tomi Jill Folk — Windowsill Whimsy: Gardening & Horticultural Therapy Projects for Small Spaces (Petals & Pages Press)
Giannangelo, Frank & Vicky — Growing with the Seasons (Sunstone Press)

Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book — sponsored by NM Book Co-op
Katt, AC — The Sarran Plague (Eternal Press)
Pyeatt, Keith — Struck (Quest)
Tilchen, Maida — Land Beyond Maps (Savvy Press)

Health Book (includes wellness, nutrition, beauty) — sponsored by NM Coalition for Literacy & WalMart at Zuni
Brasch, Jillian — The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying (Andrew McMeel Publishing)
Calhoun, Yael, Matthew Calhoun and Nicole Hamory — Yoga for Kids to Teens (Sunstone Press)

History Book – New Mexico subject — sponsored by NM Humanities Council
Andrews, Martha and Richard Melzer — The Whole Damned World (Rio Grande Books)
Burke, Flannery — From Greenwich Village to Taos (University Press of Kansas)
Kessell, John — Pueblos, Spaniards and the Kingdom of New Mexico (University of Oklahoma Press)
Martin, Craig & Heather McClenahan — Of Logs and Stone (All Seasons Publishing)
Torrez, Robert — Myth of the Hanging Tree (University of New Mexico Press)

Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.) — sponsored by NM Humanities Council
Bsumek, Erika Marie — Indian-Made (University Press of Kansas)
Chávez, Nicolasa — A Century of Masters (Rio Grande Books)
diSuvero, Victor — We Came to Santa Fe (Pennywhistle Press)
Kessell, John — Pueblos, Spaniards and the Kingdom of New Mexico (University of Oklahoma Press)
Medina-Sandoval, Isabelle —Guardians of Hidden Traditions (Gaon Books)

Nature/Environment Book — sponsored by LPD Press/Rio Grande Books
Clark, Paulle — Wolf Song: A Love Story (Dogear Publishing)
Lipman, Jane — The Rapture of Tulips (Pudding House Publications)
Lopez, Clarissa — Fisher-Chick (Clarissa Lopez)

New Age Book — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Brill, Michael — Numerology for Healing (Destiny Books)
Lightwater, Rheanni — Reiki Chakra Keys (Soul Resources)

Poetry Book (individual or collection) — sponsored by Rio Grande Books
Lipman, Jane — The Rapture of Tulips (Pudding House Publications)
Norris, Noreen — Caught Heart (Sunstone Press)
Udall, Jay — The Welcome Table (University of New Mexico Press)
Yurcic, Jason — Odes to Anger (West End Press)

Political Book (includes social/current events) — sponsored by PEN New Mexico
Beller, Ken and Heather Chase — Great Peacemakers (LTS Press)
Bullis, Don — New Mexico & Politicians of the Past (Rio Grande Books)
Smarandache, Florentin — Global Totalitarianism & the Working Animals (ILQ)

Reference Book — sponsored by New Mexico State Library
Beverly, Edward — Chasing the Sun (Sunstone Press)
Bullis, Don — The Old West Trivia Book (Rio Grande Books)
Kandasamy, W.B. Vasantha and Florentin Smarandache — Special Classes of Set Codes and Their Applications (ILQ)
Smarandache, Florentin — Experimental Paradoxist Linguistics (ILQ)
Wheeler, DonnaLee — Who’s the You in the Mirror (Kin Folk Trails)

Religious Book— sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Drucker, Malka — Women and Judaism (Praeger)
Drucker, Malka — Portraits of Jewish American Heroes (Dutton Childrens Book)
McLaughlin, Judith — Sacred Feminine (Rio Grande Books)
Thompson, Jim — The Physics of Genesis (Pleasant Word)

Self-help Book (includes spirituality /inspirational) — sponsored by ReadWest
Brasch, Jillian — The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying (Andrew McMeel Publishing)
Gerson, Mark David — The Voice of the Muse (LightLines Media)
Thompson, Jim — The St. Nicholas Solution (iUniverse)
Vorhand, Susan — The Mosaic Within (Gaon Books)

Travel Book (includes guides) — sponsored by Albuquerque The Magazine
Lopez, Clarissa — Fisher-Chick (Clarissa Lopez)
Nye, Valerie and Kathy Barco — Breakfast New Mexico Style (Sunstone Press)

Nonfiction, Other — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Baxter, John — Cowboy Park (Texas Tech University Press)
Melzer, Richard — Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest (Arcadia)
Reichman, Rick — 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay (Central Ave Press)
Schweidel, David & Robert Boswell — What Men Call Treasure (Cinco Punto Press)
Stevens, Reed — Santa Fe Dreamhouse (iUniverse)

Novel – adventure or drama — sponsored by ReadingNewMexico.com
Martinez, Mario — Converso (Gaon Books)
Maynard, Lee — The Pale Light of Sunset (Vandalia Press)
Miller, Jonathan — La Bajada Lawyer (Cool Titles)
Shaw, Joseph — To Honor the Dead (University of New Mexico Press)

Novel – historical fiction — sponsored by Albuquerque/Bernalillo Co Public Library and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library
Davis, Will — Six Points of Death (Outskirts Press)
Fackler, Elizabeth — My Eyes Have a Cold Nose (Sunstone Press)
Groves, Melody — Border Ambush (La Frontera Publishing)
Jones, Jim — Rustler’s Moon (PublishAmerica)
Klages, Ellen — White Sands, Red Menace (Viking)
Tilchen, Maida — Land Beyond Maps (Savvy Press)

Novel – mystery/suspense — sponsored by Word Harvest Writers Conference
Fackler, Elizabeth — My Eyes Have a Cold Nose (Sunstone Press)
Hightower, Gloria — The Shadow Mountain Murders (Chaparral Center)
Pyeatt, Keith — Struck (Quest)
Shaw, Joseph — To Honor the Dead (University of New Mexico Press)

Novel - romance — sponsored by the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors
Katt, AC — The Sarran Plague (Eternal Press)
Redmond, Shirley Raye — Rosemary’s Glove (Avalon Books)

Science Fiction & Fantasy — sponsored by PageOne Books
Hickman, Kirt — Worlds Asunder (Quillrunner Publishing)
Katt, AC — The Sarran Plague (Eternal Press)
Wheeler, DonnaLee — Kalleni Beyond (Kinfolk Trails)

Fiction, Other — sponsored by NM Book Co-op
Cash, Marie Romero — Lowrider Blues (Sunstone Press)
Fraser, KJ — A Journey, A Reckoning, and A Miracle (O-Books)
King, Nancy — The Stones Speak (Atelier Books)
Montoya, Cheryl & Jerry — Three Dog Night (Rio Grande Books)

First Book (first book published by author) — sponsored by Southwest Writers
Dix, Catherine Parra — Rosetta Stones (Central Ave Press)
Jones, Jim — Rustler’s Moon (PublishAmerica)
Lehman, Theodore — Herr Krupp’s Berthawerk (Gaon Books)
Lipman, Jane — The Rapture of Tulips (Pudding House Publications)
Pyeatt, Keith — Struck (Quest)
Shaw, Joseph — To Honor the Dead (University of New Mexico Press)
Walker, Karen — Following the Whispers (Bascom Hill Publishing Group)

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Carolyn Howard-Johnson Poetry Great Idea for Gifts

Poets Suggest The Real Thing Should Compete with Greeting Cards
Award-winning poets Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball have developed a new concept for inexpensive holiday gifts--an idea for poetic greetings apart from greeting cards.

They suggest a real chapbook of poetry and have released the first two in a series in time for the holidays. So far the series includes Cherished Pulse (for anyone you love) with artwork from California artist Vicki Thomas and She Wore Emerald Then (for mothers on your gift list) with photographs by May Lattanzio. New booklets are coming for Father's Day and for Christmas 2010.

The small books, a tradition in the poetry world since Elizabethan times, are priced to compete with greeting cards. The poets' idea is that, in general, cards from the rack seldom say what we'd like and that a small book of poetry would be more thoughtful.

Cherished Pulse may be ordered from Amazon at www.budurl.com/CherishedPulse and She Wore Emerald Then at www.budurl.com/MotherChapbook .

This us the second edition of Cherished Pulse. The first may well have been the first e-chapbook of poetry. This edition comes in paperback with a newly-designed cover; Ball and Howard-Johnson felt issuing a paperback essential considering the popularity of the e-book version. That e-book was offered by online gift-giving giant of 35 years, Celebration Express to its clients in 2007.

Magdalena Ball runs the highly respected compulsivereader.com review site. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Quark Soup, which won a 2006 "Noble" Prize from MyShelf's Back to Literature site, and a poetry book Repulsion Thrust, due out in December 2009. Her novel Sleep Before Evening, published in 2007, was a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson's poetry appears frequently in review journals. She is listed in Poets & Writers and her chapbook of poetry, Tracings (www.budurl.com/CarolynsTracings ), was given the Award of Excellence by the Military Writers Society of America. She is also an award-winning novelist and short story writer and instructor for UCLA Extension Writers' Program.

For more information on any of the chapbooks in this poetry series, contact maggieball@compulsivereader.com.

Celebration Express can be found at: http://www.celebrationexpress.com.au

Learn more about Howard-Johnson in the media room at www.howtodoitfrugally.com . And more about Ball at www.magdalenaball.com .

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Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

New Mexico Press women Looking for Female Fiction Writers

An outstanding New Mexican writer will be honored for her work in fiction next spring when her book receives the prestigious Zia Award.

Women writers living in the state are invited to submit their books for consideration for the award, given each year by the New Mexico Press Women at the annual spring conference. The 2010 conference will be held in Albuquerque, April 16-17.

The 2010 Zia Award will be given to the author of an outstanding book in fiction published in 2007, 2008 or 2009. The contest is open to novels, novellas and short story collections and to all genres.

Each year the award rotates to one of three categories: nonfiction, fiction and children’s literature. To accommodate this schedule, a book published in the last three years is eligible.

Submissions can be made by the author or by someone else on behalf of the author, such as a publisher. Membership in the association is not required, but the writer must be a woman. Authors must also live in the state or have a strong connection to New Mexico; however the book can be published anywhere. A $10 submission fee is required and helps to defray the costs of the award. Entries must be postmarked by Jan. 11, 2010.

New Mexico Press Women is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women and exists to provide professional development, networking and First Amendment rights protection to professional journalists and communicators. For more information on the association, visit www.NewMexicoPressWomen.org.

The Zia Award was started by members in 1953 to honor an outstanding woman in New Mexico media.

Book entries are considered a donation to the organization and are not returned. The books will be part of the silent auction held at the annual spring awards banquet to raise scholarship funds.

To submit a book entry to the Zia Award contest please send a cover letter containing contact information and a paragraph stating the author’s connection to New Mexico, an email address or stamped postcard for acknowledgement of receipt, the book and a check for $10 payable to New Mexico Press Women to the following address postmarked by Jan. 11, 2010:

Sari Krosinsky
Zia Award Contest Chair
315 Terrace Street SE
Albuquerque, N.M. 87106

For more information on the contest please send correspondence to the address listed above or email michal_kro@hotmail.com.

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Anne-Valley FoxSigns new book How Shandows are Bundled

Here are a couple of literary events involving my work in November:
1) "An Evening of Gratitude and Praise"--fundraiser for New Mexico Literary Arts
At Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe
202 Galisteo Street
Monday November 23 6-8 p.m.
Poets reading will be:
Anne Valley-Fox
Joan Logghe
JB Bryan
Michelle Holland
Miriam Sagan
Mary McGinnis

2) Anne Valley-Fox will read from her new book How Shadows Are Bundled
at Acequia Booksellers in Albuquerque
4019 4th Street NW
on Sunday, November 29 3:00 p.m.
Everyone welcome!

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Book for Hispanic Audiences and Write On alumna's Signing Schedule

1) Christopher Valen (coming to Albuquerque from the Twin Cities, MN) signs The Black Minute, the second in the Detective John Santana murder mystery series. White Tombs, the first book in the series, won two awards in 2008: the ReaderViews Best Mystery Book and The Garcia Book Award for Best Fiction. Books are written in English and threaded with Spanish. He is particularly interested in reaching the Hispanic audience. He would also like to introduce the joy of the Spanish language to non-Spanish speakers.

Friday, November 20, 5 - 9pm
Hastings Entertainment Centers
800 Juan Tabo NE, Suite “A,”
Albuquerque NM 87123-1444
Elya Arrasmith, Book Mgr., (505) 296-6107, book@hst9630.hasting.com

Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 - 2pm
Meet & Greet, Signing
Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center
6600 Menaul Blvd. NE.,
Albuquerque NM 87110
Rob Cotton: (505) 883-8200, CRM2049@bn.com


2) K. J. Fraser signs A Journey, A Reckoning and A Miracle. This debut novel by UNM School of Medicine Associate Professor of Psychiatry follows the lives of three people in post-Bush years. Mixing fantasy with politics and religion, A Journey...emphasizes loss, change, and the possibility of personal and national healing.

Saturday, November 21, 3 – 5pm
Hastings Entertainment Centers
800 Juan Tabo NE, Suite “A,”
Albuquerque, NM 87123-1444
Elya Arrasmith, Book Mgr., (505) 296-6107, elyachan@gmail.com

For moreinformation, please contact: Karen Villanueva:authorcare@aol.com

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Write On Author Nancy Bo Flood

Let me introduce a new children's author to you, Nancy Bo Flood. She will be on Write On 4 Corners Next Srping. Take some time to get to know her better.

Nancy Bo Flood Debby Dahl Edwardson http://community.livejournal.com/thru_the_booth
Monday – Friday Nov. 9-13
Get the Indians Out of the Cupboard: Children’s Literature written about and by Native American and Alaskan Natives, Fiction and Nonfiction
Get the stereotypes out of children’s books.
This coming week I am co-posting on Through the Tollbooth with Debby Dahl Edwardson. We hope to have readers look at an old photograph anew and listen.
A look at Alternative World Views: Whose stories? Whose voices? Contemporary multicultural books –where are they; who is writing them; how do we find them?
Indians in the Cupboard? Perhaps some find this phrase offensive. I hope so because I want to spark discussion about the stereotyping of American Indians in children’s books. Please join us.

I will be quoting Uma!

Enjoy the day - what a week of weather! Nancy

970 456-7746
PO 789
Chinle, AZ 86503 (USA)
wflood@hotmail.com www.nancyboflood.com

author of Navajo Year, Walk Through Many Seasons,
A Children's Choice and Arizona Book of the Year

Sand to Stone, the Life Cycle of Sandstone

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

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November 7, 2009
Sharing with Writers

A newsletter that is also a community. Share your ideas. Learn from theirs! Associated with the multi award - winning series of HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers, www.howtodoitfrugally.com

From the Desks of
Carolyn Howard - Johnson
and Sharing with Writers Subscribers

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 Mindy Phillips Lawrence ~ mplcreative1@aol.com ~ www.freewebs.com/mplcreative. I also tell writers to be patient with other writers when they make editing boo - boos. We're all human. This letter comes out weekly (except when I'm traveling or on deadline) and it's long!
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Contents

Regular Features:
This is your AllMarketing Edition. Many of the regular features of Sharing with Writers are not included in this edition.

~Note from Carolyn
~Letter - to - the - Editor
~Thank Yous (where you also find leads and great resources!) ~Tips and News Galore! (They're scattered, you'll just have to find
them!)
~Opportunities
~Author Successes
~On Poetry
~Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching
~Wordstuff ™
Features:
~ Dilbert's Take on Using Positive Words in Your Marketing
~Watching Trends to Plan Your Writing Career
~Contest and the Real Winners
~Marketing with Tip Sheets



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Note from Carolyn


Dear Subscribers:

This is your yearly AllMarketing Edition of Sharing with Writers! YessSS!
AlllMarketing of books but also the basic principles of marketing, the stuff all marketing is made of (and that includes sub - disciplines like publicity and promotion).

Many writers, of course, already have marketing skills from the world of business or their "real life." Many more (I believe) have little or none and even have skewed ideas and opinions of marketing. Marketing is really about knowing people, caring about them, knowing what we want to sell, caring about it and combining the two. It is not about selling somebody something they don't want or can't use. Thus, there is no reason to feel uncomfortable about marketing (or "selling somebody something") if we know how to do it.

Amazingly, the recession has helped more companies and other entities including prestigious colleges like University of California at Berkeley and Columbia sell their products the right way. They have come together with a "powerful Executive MBA program."

Here's what you can copy from them:

1. They have come together. That's right. They are more powerful together than apart, even being the great educational powerhouses that they are separately.
2. They are reaching out to a niche market (Chris Anderson, author of Long Tail and Free calls it the long tail theory) - - that is they're appealing to executives.
3. They are selling something of real value specifically to those people.
4. They are coming to their audience in as many ways as possible. In this case, they are taking seminars and classes to specific areas, sometimes a long way from their base campuses (Orange County, Los Angeles, etc.) In other words, they are giving their customers what they need where they need it. (With books we should be giving our customers what they need where they need it including Kindle and other readers, paperback, even in some cases, blogged or broken down into white papers).
5. They are making it easy for people to buy their product (register for the classes) by giving them choices, too. Online is easy.
6. And they are advertising strategically (which only means carefully).
They are advertising on newspaper pages read by the executives they are targeting - - the business sections in the areas where they will be holding their seminars and classes.
7. They have designed their programs to make learning as easy as possible for the people they are trying to attract. That's content. For you, that would mean a well - designed (attractive), easy - to - read format in your book. If your book is published traditionally, you probably think you don't need to worry much about that, but here are the facts. Traditional publishers can be a bit stodgy (or, ahem! traditional). The population is aging. Open up the margins a tad. Enlarge the print a bit. Use page designs, front - and backmatter that helps sell what you are selling from poetry to nonfiction how - to.

Naturally, I'd like you to learn how to do some of these things with this newsletter. Naturally I'd like you to learn how to apply the things you're learning by reading my HowToDoItFrugally books (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo and www.budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor).

But really, I don't care that much where you get your information as long as you get it from people who really know what they're doing. That's because I do care. I want you to do it. There are lots of good information out there and I always list them - - including my competitors' books - - in the back of my books. Because just as Berkeley and Columbia are reaching us, we discover we work better together than apart.

Keep Writing, Promoting and Yes, Editing, Too!
Carolyn Howard - Johnson

PS: In the nature of my work - together - and - share - rule, here is a recommendation for one of the new books I've read lately that I like.
Mostly. Except for the book's take on "vanity publishing" (which it is right about at its roots but you know how I am about the term "vanity.").
The book is Become a Real Self - Publisher by Michael N. Marcus. And even his discussion on "vanity" will help clarify. Just let's call them what they are. Subsidy - and/or Partner - publishing. "Vanity" has a religious connotation, a negative one. Let's get rid of it once and for all. Let's also learn not to condemn a good book because of a small disagreement.
Michael N. Marcus's Become a Real Self Publisher is one whale of a good information source for anyone who has decided on a do - it - yourself, take control kind of path.


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Please note the new Resource for Writers page on Contests at www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.
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Letters - to - the Editor
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Carolyn, This is The Place is so motivating! It’s an excellent lesson in tolerance or, more than that, acceptance. I think it’s going to go in my pile of books to dissect and study. Few books make it to that pile. I’m reading David Balducci now (two books) and have to say he’s good but won’t go in my pile (Dan Brown made it because of the intricacy of his plot in The DaVinci Code). What my reading now is teaching me is to have depth to my writing and not just random characters doing stuff. Your book, Laila Lalami’s book and V.I. Naipaul’s book all show characters operating in a backdrop of either history, geography, religion or something larger than just an individual’s story. That’s what I am seeking to do with my novel…still too underdeveloped to write.
Thought you’d like to know.
Mindy Lawrence, Publisher THINKING STONE PRESS

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Dear Carolyn,

RE: Marketing S c @ ms:

Remember when the guy from Barcelona ordered 100 books from me?

1 - He wasn't willing to use my PayPal
2 - When I called up a merchant account to take his credit card, the woman told me that she and her husband had been sca mm ed by someone. They had cleared his credit card, next shipped their books to this person and then the credit card was rescinded.
3 - I looked up the company in Barcelona. The guy's e - mail address was completely unrelated to their address, which he had copied and pasted.
4 - So glad I trusted my intuition and had it confirmed by the merchant account person and by you!

xox Pamela Kelly / Author of Award - Winning "Speak with Passion, Speak with Power!" Coaching and Training that Unleashes Your Communication Super Powers; Presentations - Accent Reduction - Interviews - Whole Life Coaching www.pkelly.com, www.speak - with - passion.com, www.pkellycom.blogspot.com, www.linkedin.com/in/speakwithpassion
Note: When I was a retailer (see my book A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques) we ran into a similar scam. This person came into our store in person, though, and shipped a $12,000 Lladro sculpture to Hawaii. We were out the sculpture and considerable shipping costs. It's the old cancel - the - credit - card scam. Report all such activity to your state's attorney general after making an effort to recover your losses with the credit card company and the individual who purchased the item. Sometimes they catch them and, depending on your state, can recover three times the cost of the lost item plus legal fees and other monies.


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Tip: The Web means more and more people are getting more and more information. So, what you send out via e - mail should be short but you should do it frequently to keep yourself on your reader’s radar and not too far from the minds of feature editors, etc. Media releases go out often, too, from about 400 words to one page. Never longer.


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Please paste this little blurb - - perhaps with a little endorsement - - in your newsletter or website: To subscribe to Sharing with Writers send an e - mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to HoJoNews@aol.com or go to www.howtodoitfrugally.com for an auto subscribe box.
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Tip: Go to Penny Sansevieri’s article on “20 Ways to Get Massive Traffic to your Web site.” http://amarketingexpert.com/ameblog/?p=631 The only tip I don’t massively endorse is getting listed on directories (like the old Yellow Pages but online at places like Yahoo). Other experts suggest that the Web has changed and the influence of directories has waned. Your time might be better spent elsewhere.


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To nominate Sharing with Writers; The Frugal, Smart and Tuned - In Editor; or HowToDoItFrugally Web site Writer's Digest's 101 Best for 2010, please send your nomination to: writersdig@fwpubs.com with "101 Websites" in the subject line. January 1, 2010 is the deadline.
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What To Do with Old, Stale Books . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Suze Orman of CNN and economics fame was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show; there she offered a f r ^^ download of the e - book version of her year - old book and she limited the time to two days. Over a million downloaded it and the publicity didn’t cost a cent or use a shred of paper or ink (at least not at her end!). So you don’t have Oprah networking for you? You could still do it yourself. What a way to get the buzz going. In fact, one could do it with a new book, too, as a pre - publish promotion.


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My blog, War, Peace, Tolerance and Our Soldiers is where I get to nag and rag and try to make things better for our troops and maybe for the world.
I'd love to have you leave a comment. www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com
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Tip: Because I just released A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store
Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques, the idea that authors are by necessity retailers occurs to me. So why not partner with an independent retailer offer to sponsor a coupon promotion (or share in the cost). They send out a flier with a coupon and you get 1/3 of the space on that flier or coupon for your book cover. It will help if you choose a retailer that is somehow a fit for your book. And, yes, this could work well for writers of fiction. Even poetry. A lingerie shop might love to partner with the author of a book of poetry for mothers, as an example.


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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).
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Quote: From an article by Bob Baker in SPAN Connections comes this quote:
[Highly successful authors] understand the self of self - promotion. No matter what level of success you attain, you will always be intimately involved in the promotion of your books . . . no one will ever promote you as passionately as you will. To succeed, get on friendlier terms with promotion.


===================================================== So you got As in English. You know grammar and spelling. That's great but an editor of you those skills alone doth not make. An editor knows formatting, front and backmatter, indexing, structure, the elements of fiction and on and on.
But mostly she'll see your manuscript in a fresh, new light. Learn how to hire a great editor and learn to be a better partner for any author, awful to superb, in The Frugal Editor (www.budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor).
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In the News: E - book sales are up 73 % in October continuing a double - digit growth rate. They are still a small part of the book market but this aspect of books sales is growing while paperback sales shrunk 23%. All of my how - to books are available as Kindle and, yes, they sell now and then. I want to serve my readers the way they want to be served. What retailer in his right mind wants to turn away a sale?


===================================================== Recently Yvonne Perry, owner of WritersintheSky Creative Services, and I chatted about editing, everything from em - dashes to why what works on the Web doesn't work for you book's manuscript. Yvonne offers you the F r ^ ^ podcast on her blog: http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2008/12/do - you - have - questions - about - editing.html. You'll find other f r ^^ podcasts on writing on her blog, too.
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On Marketing
Who Are the Real Winners?
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I think our culture is too tuned into #1 - - you know, that idea you haven't won unless you reach the very top, as evidenced by our awards. I mean, the poor Oscar nominees! Poooor, poooor them if they don't get to take home the naked gold man. A nomination isn't appreciation enough, I guess.

This cultural tendency appears in marketing, too. Authors try something and find it isn't immediately traceable to the sale of a book (or a great Amazon rating). Marketing isn't about one effort. Sure, use that number one spot as a goal but get grateful if your book hits the top 100 in its category!

We writers also need to be patting ourselves on the back more and praising one another more. Congrats to all of you, as an example, for hanging in there to learn more about your craft ~more about marketing. I know a winner when I see one, and it is you.

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Tip: People do not want to buy bound pieces of paper with words printed on them - - they want advice, entertainment, hope, motivation, gain, protection from loss and other forms of emotional satisfaction. You will become more successful at marketing when you stop selling your books and begin selling what your books do for the people who read them. For free marketing tips, subscribe to The A Cappela Newsletter for Writers at www.acappela.com (Submitted by Patrika Vaughn, your Author's Advocate. www.acappela.com


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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.
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Watching trends is an important aspect of planning your writing career and the marketing of it. Example: That cookbooks are among the most popular category among self publishers - - offerings at the Frankfurt fair have quadrupled in 1995 - - is valuable information. Such information has to be interpreted correctly, though. It could mean there is a glut of cookbooks and now's not the time to publish a new one. Or it could mean there is a demand and now is the perfect time.

More research needed. Publishers Weekly reports that in the recession, cookbook sales are up 4%. Research done!

Once interpreted or fully researched, this becomes information for planning what you will publish next. Or, if you have a cookbook, it could be information you'd want to plop into a media release along with details of your book. These are the kinds of information you'll want to search for to angle releases in a way that will interest editors. That's because just the launch of a book is not news these days!

Oh, another idea. Maybe now is the time to do a promotional cookbook like the one I did a few years ago. It was one of the best promotions I ever did and one of the longest lasting. Find an article on it at www.budurl.com/CarolynsFreeContent. That page is full of articles for you to read or to use for your own marketing, your newsletters or blogs - - all free.


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Click on the Advertising tab at the top of the page or contact me personally at hojonews@aol.com.
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Dilbert's Take on Using Positive Words in Your Marketing ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ In The Frugal Book Promoter I talk about how to use benefits to sell books and also how to do it by using the opposite tactic, that is to make people aware of how they'll suffer if they don't buy it.
Political machines and Fox News are using a lot of the latter. I have a favorite book (except for the politics) written by the man who advises the Republican party on marketing. It is called Words that Work by Dr. Frank Luntz and everyone who works with words (or watches the news) should read it to learn more about how the selection of one word and make or break a marketing (or political) campaign. It will also help people see how we are manipulated, but that's another topic.

There is a danger in using benefits as much as the opposite tactic. It was illustrated well in a recent Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams:

The boss says "From now on we will refer to all of our problems as opportunities."

The secretary comes in, lays her hand gently on the boss's shoulder and says, "One of your idiot spawn was playing with the oven and burned down your house."

The rank and file employee takes a sip of coffee and says "Camping opportunity?"


I love this. Sometimes it's best to just call a problem and problem, not an opportunity or a challenge. Choosing words well works - - but it works both ways.


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Available: http://www.tri - studio.com/audiodivas.html from Audio Divas on many aspects of building a writing career. Here is the page where you'll find the full list of the writer - related ones at http://www.tri - studio.com/writers.html. Titles include Contest Facts: How to Add Award - Winning to Your Name, Do It Yourself Indexing: The Way to Sell Your Book to Libraries, Schools and Anyone Else That Buys Nonfiction, Fury and
Destruction: How to Use Violence Effectively in Your Writing, and more.
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Tip: What is superb marketing? Personal contact. Or, just contact that feels personal. Before a cruise my husband and I were called by Royal Caribbean to welcome us, wish us a good cruise. I kept waiting for the sales pitch. It never came. Do you think this got us off on the right foot? You bet it did. How can you let your readers know you're thinking about them? What is the most personal way you might approach that effort?


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If you need help with a book proposal, try my “Great First Impression Book Proposal” method. It takes only 49 cents and 20 minutes to learn to do one right. http://budurl.com/bookproposalreport
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Q&A a la Ann Landers
Marketing with Tip Sheets
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Diana Dodson Asks:

I recently sent you a copy of my "Tip Sheet." I had told you that a paper had asked me for a press copy and we did not know what they meant by a “press copy.” The paper wanted a copy of my book to look at.

I did have another question though. I had thought about this when I was reading your book. If we sent tip sheets to newspapers, why would they necessarily want to use one, where they know nothing about the author or the book?

ANSWER: For them to be interested, you want to make you tips something that would interest the public. Or the specific audience of the media you are submitting to. Example, one of my tip sheets is on “Everything You Wanted to Know about Utah but Were Afraid to Ask.” I only send it out right after there is a big brouhaha in the news about polygamy or some such thing. My novel This Is the Place is set in Utah. So the tips aren't about the book but they are related to the book.

Diana asks:

Is there a form letter that should be included with the Tip Sheet?

ANSWER: You may adapt the query letter examples I’ve given in both The Frugal Editor and The Frugal Book Promoter (they’re all a little different). You tailor them to become a query for your tip sheet.
Remember, with a tip sheet you are asking for something to be published.
Thus it is a query letter, not a cover letter. There is no possible way to cover all the exigencies for anything an author might submit for consideration to a variety of people including agents, editors and publishers. Thus, the ones in both books are templates and you will need to make them fit your different needs.


Diana asks:

Do you feel papers will put these in, even if they know nothing about you?

ANSWER: When you write a query letter you let the editors know a little about you. Did you see the section on building relationships with editors in my book? If you submit releases, tips sheets, etc often enough, eventually they will come to recognize you. And, of course, the whole idea of tips sheets is that editors often need - - really need - - little fillers. So if a tip sheet that might appeal to their audience comes along, they very well might use it, whether they know you or not. Don’t forget to tell them they can use it at no charge and be sure to include a
25 word or less credit line, usually only your name, the title of your book and maybe your e - mail or Web site.


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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.
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Tip: BISAC (Book industry Standards and Communications Codes) and BISG lets others market your book more easily. If you self - or subsidy - publish, know what they do! You may need to guide your publisher through the process. It's a big subject so just Google "BISAC" and keep reading.

Tip: Make marketing with a newsletter or blog easier. Use my Free Content page at www.howtodoitfrugally.com. In other words, don’t let the work keep you from marketing effectively. Let your friends share the load. It’s a win - win that way. Find a huge selection at www.budurl.com/FreeContent.


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The New Book Review is a service of this newsletter. 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.
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Tip: When you query for a conference or speaking gig, don't give your program director too many choices. Ditto for when you offer freebies on your Web site, etc. You know how you give toddlers a choice of this or that? When you’re trying to sell something, it’s possible that narrowing down to two choices won’t be narrow enough, but two is usually the maximum you should throw out there.


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Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching
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 The Muse Online Writers Conference cosponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard - Johnson is now taking reservations for the f r ^ ^ event in October of 2010. http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/

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Carolyn Howard–Johnson discusses Mormon life and history and how she melded the two into her gripping book, This is the Place, on the History Czar, aka Paul Bruno, on March 5, 2010, at 9:00 am Pacific at www.alltalkradio.net/historyczar. The History Czar is the Internet’s premier talk radio program covering all areas of history. You'll find the interview at www.alltalkradio.net/historyczar/historyczar030510.mp3 after March 5. Listen to current History Czar shows at www.alltalkradio.net/historyczar or at the show’s blog at www.historyczar.wordpress.com. Ask to be on Paul's notification list for free podcasts.

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Carolyn Howard - Johnson offers two seminars at the f r ^ ^ Catholic Writers Conference on Monday March 1. Your Query Letters Perfected:
Straight from the Mouths of Literary Agents is at 9 and a casual chat,
Twitter: How Writers Can Make It Work for Them, is at 10. The conference is online from Feb 26 to March 5 and is open to everyone.
http://www.catholicwritersconference.com/index.php

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Carolyn Howard Johnson, author of A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store
Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques, will make a guest appearance on Paul Bruno's Career Czar® radio program. We'll talk making retailing work in a down economy and how authors can make their case to retailers to let them boost profits with a book signing on December 17, 2010 at 10:00 am Pacific at www.alltalkradio.net/careerczar. You can also listen at www.alltalkradio./careerczar/career121710.mp3.In the meantime, listen to his other shows at www.alltalkradio.net/careerczar or at the show's blog at www.careerczar.wordpress.com. Ask to be on Paul's notification list for free podcasts.

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Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be a featured speaker at the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, in the fall of 2010. Find information on that at www.wrwa.net. This active group invites writers from everywhere to join. Find their blog at www.wrwaonline.blogspot.com.


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Wordstuff ™

Something to Make Writers Smile
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(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.)

"FAMILY PLANNING: the art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.”


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Essential Book and Record Keeping:

This is a place to share with others and learn from others.

Although 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.

To submit information articles, tips or other information, e - mail Carolyn at HoJoNews@aol.com. Please put "Submission: Sharing with Writers"
in the subject line.

If you do not care to receive this newsletter, send an e - mail to HoJoNews@aol.com with "Unsubscribe” in the subject line, but please, please don't tell me you've given up writing or promoting!

To subscribe to Sharing with Writers send an e - mail with "Subscribe" in the subject line to:: HoJoNews@aol.com.

Please pass this newsletter to friends or e - groups. It needn't be pasted in its complete form, but please credit this newsletter, and the individual contributors with anything you snip and paste.

Ordering Information:
Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo The e - book at http://starpublishllc.com/id43.html

The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success http://budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor

The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know About Selling Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less http://www.amazon.com/Great - First - Impression - Book - Proposal/dp/B000YG6O5U/

A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques http://budurl.com/RetailersGuide

To learn more about This Is the Place,
Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, Tracings, and She Wore Emerald Then www.carolynhoward - johnson.com.

She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood, a chapbook of poetry coauthored with Magdalena Ball. http://budurl.com/MotherChapbook

Tracings, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press) www.budurl.com/CarolynsTracings

Contact Information
Websites:
http://carolynhoward - Johnson.com (literary) http://HowToDoItFrugally.com (all things about writing)


Blogs:

http://www.SharingwithWriters.blogspot.com, a blog on all things publishing http://www.TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com, all things grammatical and ungrammatical http://www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog focused on YOUR reviews http://www.TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com, a blog focused on editing, formatting and craft http://www.WarPeaceTolerance.blogspot.com, War. Peace. Tolerance. And Our Soldiers.
http://www.sizzlingbookfairbooths.blogspot.com, a blog where you can learn to get some mojo behind your own booth by learning from the successes and mistakes of others.

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Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio Authors Project

M E D I A R E L E A S E

For Immediate Release
Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
E-mail: HoJoNews@aol.com
October 31, 2009


Lillian Cauldwell and Carolyn Howard-Johnson Partner To Offer Fiction Reading Opportunity


Lillian Cauldwell and Carolyn Howard-Johnson invite authors to participate in a frugal and fabulous reading and cross-promotion adventure
Starting March, 2010.
Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio will feature authors of published books of fiction to join in the first-ever serial weekly literary festival where authors read brief excerpts from their books over PIVTR’s radio network.
(Nonfiction and Poetry Weeks will come later in 2010.)

Authors may book a reading on what may be a first-of-its-kind event:
It is only $10 for 10 minutes. Authors may contact lillian.cauldwell@gmail.com before January 15, 2010.
The special will air March 21 thru March 28, 10 to 11 p.m. (New York time) except Wednesday evening when the show starts 10:30 and ends at 11:30 p.m.

Text Lillian at 734-277-2733 Or E-mail: LSaraCauldwell@gmail.com for details!
The planned program also includes:
 Authors book reviews will be posted on Carolyn's The New Book Review blog: http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com. That blog was recently named to Online Universities 101 Best Blogs for Readers list.
 A special authors' page will be created on Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio (www.pivtr.com) Web page.
 Lillian will make MP3 streams (html codes) of participating authors' presentations available for $3 each plus shipping. Proceeds from the MP3 streams will go to Mission Socorro and Capuchin Soup Kitchen to help the homeless, migrant workers and recently released prisoners get back on their feet.

Passionate Voices Radio is based on three principles: to market and promote published mid-list and unknown authors to the media; to provide a conduit for voices not otherwise heard in this noisy world; and to provide quality educational and informative content to listeners so they can use it immediately in their spiritual, personal and business lives.

Lillian Cauldwell is an author of one award-winning nonfiction book, "Teenagers! A Bewildered Parent's Guide." She writes multi-cultural paranormal mysteries for mid teens (9 to 14 years) and mentors junior and senior high school students to write their first books. http://lilliancauldwell.com and http://internetvoicesradio.com.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson is an award-winning novelist and poet. She is also the author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. www.howtodoitfrugally.com.

The pair plans future reading festivals for poets and writers of nonfiction.

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Gwynne Sperncer Cosmic Raccoon November

Mancos writer Gwynne Spencer's Cosmic Raccoon is out for November. To subscribe go to gwynnespencer.com

Or check out the right side of this blog and find her web site.

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

Rio Rancho Book Fair, Rio Rancho, NM

The largest book event of the year is this coming weekend at the Rio Rancho Book Fair
You are invited to join over 100 local authors and publishers at the Rio Rancho Book Fair on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 10am to 4pm. The event will be at the Inn at Rio Rancho.
The Rio Rancho Observer says it is the "Biggest Book event in New Mexico this Year!" The Sunday Albuquerque Journal has a nice write-up as well. You don't want to miss this one!
The event is at the Inn at Rio Rancho, which is located at 1465 Rio Rancho Dr (just north of Sarah Road and just north of the Intel plant). A map is available HERE.
You can download a copy of the participating authors and publishers HERE
There will be books and crafts of all types. This is a great place to start your holiday buying season.
The book fair is being organized by the New Mexico Book Co-op and is held as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for ReadWest, which is the premier literacy program in the Albuquerque metro area.
The books and crafts will appeal to both children and adults. Over 100 New Mexico authors & artists will participate in the event beginning at 10 AM with a story time for children conducted by New Mexico children’s book authors. At 12 noon Don Bullis, author of New Mexico & Politicians of the Past, will be speaking and signing his books. At 2 PM Michael McGarrity, author of The Kevin Kerney Mysteries Series, will address the gathering and sign copies of his books. There will also be a silent auction through-out the day to benefit ReadWest. The book and crafts fair is free and open to the public, but a $2.00 donation at the door is encouraged.
ReadWest’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will continue into the evening at a banquet spotlighting two authors: Marten Griego and his book, Leaving the House of Tears, and Anne Hillerman and her new book, Tony Hillerman’s Landscape. There will also be music by The Taylors, appetizers, cake, and a live auction which will feature an autographed copy of The Audacity of Hope by President Barack
Obama. Tickets are $35 per person. All proceeds will benefit the ReadWest Adult Literacy Program.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.readwest.org,
We look forward to seeing you there.
Happy holidays!
Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

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Sharing with Writers
A newsletter that is also a community. Share your ideas. Learn from
theirs! Associated with the multi award - winning series of
HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers, www.howtodoitfrugally.com


From the Desks of
Carolyn Howard - Johnson
and Sharing with Writers Subscribers

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 Mindy Phillips Lawrence ~ mplcreative1@aol.com
~ www.freewebs.com/mplcreative. I also tell writers to be patient with
other writers when they make editing boo - boos. We're all human. This
letter comes out weekly (except when I'm traveling or on deadline) and
it's long!
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Contents
Regular Features
~Note from Carolyn
~Letters - to - the - Editor
~Thank Yous (where you also find leads and great resources!)
~Tips and News Galore! (They're scattered, you'll just have to find
them!)
~Opportunities
~On Poetry
~Author Successes
~Mindy Lawrence's Itty Bitty Column: “Musical Chairs”
~Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching
~Wordstuff ™
This Issue
~ Features: Yukky Words, Style Choices and Doing It Your Way
~ Feature: Q&A a la Ann Landers: The Best Book Signing Problem of
All
~Feature: Borrowing a Marketing Technique from Newspapers



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Note from Carolyn

Dear Subscribers:

I want to talk about contest snobbery and antisnobbery snobbery today.

Two of my books were named USA Book News finalists
http://www.usabooknews.com/2009bestbooksawards.htm today. A Retailer's
Guide to In - Store Promotions http://budurl.com/RetailersGuide and my
poetry chapbook on motherhood, http://budurl.com/MotherChapbook. Those
events caused quite a nice conversation about awards between me and a
couple of you Sharing with Writers subscribers.

In fact, I talk to people on both sides of the snobbery issue and to some
who were trying to make up their mind which side of the fence they should
sit on.
There is a lot of this uncertainty going around in the literary world. I
often hear people disdain this contest or that printing press or even that
book because it doesn't fit with their literary standards. I might—on the
very same day—hear authors pooh - poohing poetry or literary works as
being elitist or no fun or hard to read or dull.

Here's my stance on both kinds of snobbery. They are both forms of
bigotry. That is labeling something as less than. One could write a book
on the reasons people do this. To inflate their own worth, deflate the
worth of others, because they are fearful of not fitting with one group or
another, to protect what they see as their favored position. You can
probably think of others. But today, let's address contest bigotry because
that's where this discussion started.

In the past few years as books have procreated like little piglets, we
must have some way to help ours stand out for the general reader. Reread
the section on contests in your Frugal Book Promoter
(www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) for details if need be.

But here's where I stand. If one must choose between letting readers know
you have a quality product and caving to those who think nothing counts
but the Pulitzer and Booker, I'll choose my reader every time.
Do know that people have been paying to enter contests for eons. In fact,
many of the finest review journals are nearly fully financed by donations,
grants and, yes, contest monies and that isn't a new way of doing it,
either. There is no reason to waste money entering any of them if you
haven't studied the guidelines and aren't confident that you have a
quality book and have checked with friends to be sure something is not on
the up and up. But do be careful. Just because a contest does not meet
your literary needs does not make it a scam.

Once you have determined yourself a match for a contest, go for it. Once
you win place or show, do all you can to let the world know about it; send
out media releases, let your relatives know, and give everyone the link
for buying your book! On CreateSpace or Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

I think Maggie and I have written a chapbook of poetry that will be a
perfect stocking stuffer to send Mom and a perfect greeting - card
envelope - sized gift to send to other mothers in your life including
those of the boomer and/or sandwich generations. Especially those. ( - :
And that my retail book will benefit those with brick and mortar or online
stores. And I'm happy to shout out that they placed this year.

Winners are people who think they are winners. I feel sorry for the Oscar
nominees who take on a loser mentality when they don't take home a statue.
In fact, sometimes I wonder about their capacity for a little something
called gratitude.


Happy Writing, Promoting and Editing, too.
Carolyn Howard - Johnson

PS: Something else I'm proud of. I finally got a shopping cart so that
people can order signed books directly from me. I used a f r ^ ^ service
from Google to make it. Of course, Google will charge a percentage on the
sales made there but there are no other fees. Find my cart at
http://budurl.com/ShoppingPlaza. Also know that I have a special price
between now and Nov 15 to coach anyone else who wants to do something
similar on their own site through the process. Just let me know of your
interest at HoJoNews@aol.com.



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There is a page of contests on the Resource for Writers page on my Web
site: http://www.carolynhowardjohnson.redenginepress.com/contests.htm
Follow the links on that page to other valuable lists on my site, too.
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Twitter Tip: Twitter is testing a new feature among a select few of its
tweeters. I am one of them. It is a little like Facebook's group model and
I believe it will help Tweeters target their messages only to those who
would be interested in them. I'll keep you up to date. My first group is
simply "Tweeters Who Help Authors." Kind of a broad group. I may have to
narrow that somewhat to groups like "Literary Agents" or "Book Marketers."


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The Green New Media Life Expos (http://www.greennewmedialifeexpo.com )
offer Green Book Pavilions this fall at expos at the Ontario Convention
Center, Ontario, CA; Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento; and the Pomona
Fairgrounds, Pomona, CA. An author's package for each expo is available to
help authors promote themselves and their books. Contact Gerry Fisher at
GeFisher39@aol.com or at 702 467 9411.
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Help with Facebook

Did You Know Facebook Is Limiting Your Access? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Facebook has changed the face of its message page. It is including only
250 and of them at one time and that is ticking off lots of Facebookers.
If you're one of them, you don't have to sit still for this. Go to your
HOME page. Find "news feed" or "live feed" at the top of the page. If it
says "news feed" toggle it to read "live feed." Then scroll to the bottom,
click "Edit Options" A popup will appear that lets you have a "News Feed
Settings" change that numbers from 250 to the maximum 5,000.

If that doesn't work try this:

a) Go to the live feed
b) Find some sort of update you are not interested in receiving (Mafia
Wars, Farmville, or whatever).
c) Place your mouse over that posting and look at the right of that box...
the word "hide" and a drop down arrow should appear.
d) Click on the drop down arrow

Facebooker MaAnna Stephenson also offered this suggestion: “I've made
different lists and place my friends where it's appropriate, such as
family, writing buddies, science buddies, and so on. Makes it very easy to
follow everyone centered on a general theme." She says that way you are
less likely to hit one of Facebook's volume limits and you can target your
messages to specific audiences better, too.
CHJ



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My blog, War, Peace, Tolerance and Our Soldiers is where I get to nag and
rag and try to make things better for our troops and maybe for the world.
It includes a segment of frugal ways to help our troops and veterans. I'd
love to have you leave a comment. www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com
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Author Successes
(The author successes segment is here to praise, laud and encourage but
the success of one author may give you a resource for another. So applaud,
certainly, but also learn.)

Awards for Travel Writer . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Along the Templar Trail, has just taken home the gold for 2009 Best Travel
Book in the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition
(Society of American Travel Writers Foundation). It is about the author's
harrowing 2500 - mile peace walk from France to Jerusalem,

It was also named a Book of the Year Finalist by ForeWord Magazine.

More information is available at http://www.pilgrimstales.com.


My Choices Make Me Who I Am Wins USA Book News ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ …award in
the children's education category. It is written by husband - and - wife
team David & Mutiya Vision and illustrated by Ignacio Alcantara. It
highlights a young boy who becomes aware of the pitfalls in making wrong
choices, and the rewards in making the right ones. As parents of seven
children, The Visions understand the value in exposing children to a wide
range of social lessons. This early on investment can contribute to
producing more socially conscious and empathetic leaders of tomorrow.
Their books prepare children for the ever changing, fast paced world they
will one day inherit. ~ My Choices Make Me Who I Am (ISBN - 13: 978 - 0 -
9659538 - 2 - 5; ISBN - 10: 0 - 9659538 - 2 - 3; $17.00 US). For
additional information, please visit www.VisionWorksPub.com.



=================================================== Book Proposal Help: Ph
yllis Zimbler Miller and I ran a fun Tweetchat on book proposals. She
edited it for easier reading and posted it for those who missed it. There
is lots of info in it on shopping your book to agents, too. Remember, you
read tweet chats like you follow blogs. From the bottom up.
http://budurl.com/bookprotweetchat Another book proposal help is "The
Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know To Sell
Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less" for 49 cents at
http://budurl.com/bookproposalreport
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Opportunities

National Day on Writing Contributions . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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My writing friend Lillian at Lillan@authorsden.com sent this to me and I
found it a worthwhile national project. Please explore. I did start a
local gallery and if that turns out, I'll let you know about it later. But
you may want to start one of your own now:
http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Involved/DayonWriting/StartAGallery.html )
Let me know what you think!

On Thursday, October 8, the U.S. Senate passed
a resolution declaring October 20 as the
National Day on Writing!
In the National Gallery of Writing we’re collecting all kinds of writing
from people from all walks of life—people just like you. Submit stories,
poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video, and artwork.
http://www.galleryofwriting.org/contribute.php

Want more information on contributing to the National Gallery, which will
open to the world on October 20? Learn more about submitting your writing
(http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Involved/DayonWriting/SubmitYourWri
ting.htm),
and about starting a gallery
(http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Involved/DayonWriting/StartAGallery
html ).
For those having trouble getting started, NCTE has created
Tips for Writers (http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/tips)
and offered sample writings (http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/samples).
Established by NCTE, the National Gallery and the National Day on Writing.


New Radio Show Possibilities . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ . . . After a four year run
with her first radio show, Calling All Authors, Valerie Connelly invites
you to listen to her very first new radio program HOT BOOKS - - -
GREAT AUTHORS which WEBTALKRADIO.net is launching on November 2nd. Valerie
is kicking it up a notch, with a brisk format and more incisive Q & A.
This show will of course be fun and information rich, but the pace will be
faster and more exciting.

Valerie's first guest is acclaimed international best - selling author, pm
terrell. We'll talk about her newest book River Passage. This intensely
vivid historical novel is set in the mid 1700's and details the ill -
fated journey of settlers led by John Donelson from Virginia to Fort
Nashborough (now Nashville).

If you're an interested published author, request a booking on the show
for the 2010 programs, by going to www.valerieconnelly.com and clicking on
the RADIO SHOW SIGNUP Booking Form: HOT BOOKS GREAT AUTHORS. Complete all
the fields and click the SEND button. Valerie will get back with you
quickly. Do tune in to listen to HOT BOOKS - - - GREAT AUTHORS with
Valerie Connelly at a time that suits your schedule! Starting on Monday,
November 2, 2009 and available all week on WEBTALKRADIO.net.


Take Care of Writers Block . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
. . . Take the Write Nonfiction in November challenge! Go to
www.writenonfictioninnovember.wordpress.com and start writing and reading.
During November nonfiction writers get a chance to hone their skills and
complete a nonfiction project during the annual Write Nonfiction in
November challenge. Now in its third year, Write Nonfiction in November
(WNFiN) isn't a contest in the traditional sense. It's a personal
challenge to nonfiction writers to simply start and finish a book,
article, essay, query letter, e - book, booklet, proposal, or any other
work or nonfiction in 30 days. And while they do so, a blog provides
nonfiction writing, editing, promotion, marketing, and publishing
information to help them sell themselves and their writing.

Blog posts, which can be read at
www.writenonfictioninnovember.wordpress.com, initially were written by
WNFiN founder Nina Amir, an author, journalist, nonfiction
editor/coach/consultant, but last year she brought in expert guest
bloggers to provide additional information. Again this year she will
provide a few posts of her own and introductions to posts written by
expert guest bloggers - - 28 in all! Additionally, via blog comments and
a new forum WNFiN provides nonfiction writers with a way to comment on and
chat about their writing experiences during November. Post also can be
read in Amir's blog at www.redroom.com, where Write Nonfiction in November
was featured in RedRoom.com's Best Blog series for 12 days in November
2008. Although WNFiN is a November event, the blog is kept "alive" all
year long with one post per month.


New Promo Op + F r ^ ^ Tips ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The book marketing
company Miller Mosaic, LLC announces the introduction of power marketing.
They put the power of marketing into the hands of authors by combining
traditional marketing principles and Internet marketing strategies.
Until recently, the power of marketing was in the hands of publishers and
authors who could afford print advertising campaigns and book tours. Now
authors and publishing companies can level the playing field.
To download the free report “Power Marketing’s Top 3 Internet Marketing
Tips” and for more information on how Miller Mosaic’s power marketing can
help your book marketing, go to http://www.QueensOfBookMarketing.com .


Yvonne Perry Asks for Help/Offers Partnerships ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Yvonne Perry wants to network with about 20 blog owners to help get the
word out about her children’s book of holistic (body, mind, spirit)
stories (http://writersinthesky.com/holistic - children.html). Each book
teaches skills such as following inner guidance, being true to one’s self,
or overcoming fear. Modeled after the lessons Yvonne's grandson, Sidney,
these are great for the classroom, young readers, or toddlers being
nurtured at home.

Yvonne would love to make a guest appearance on blogs that have to do with
parenting, grand - parenting, children, family, spirituality, inner
guidance, communicating with angels, healing, diversity, death of a pet,
or recycling. If you would be willing to participate on a date between
Nov. 26 and Dec. 10, please let her know
http://writersinthesky.com/contact.php or phone 615 - 415 - 9861. She will
help you promote your blog in the process!


===================================================== So you got As in
English. You know grammar and spelling. That's great but an editor of you
those skills alone doth not make. An editor knows formatting, front and
back matter, indexing, structure, the elements of fiction and on and on.
But mostly she'll see your manuscript in a fresh, new light. Learn how to
hire a great editor and learn to be a better partner for any author, awful
to superb, in The Frugal Editor. http://www.budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor
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Q&A a la Ann Landers

The Best Book Signing Problem of All ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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QUESTION: Hi Carolyn. I loved your advice about bookstore signings and
being prepared with your own set up items. Now I can't remember if I read
that in your book or if I read it in your newsletter, but at any rate, it
is great advice! I have three book stores in one city who have offered to
do a book signing for me, which is perfect timing with my new book coming
out soon!! They are all within 5 minutes of each other though. One is a
pet store, one is a Christian bookstore and one is a regular book store
(which I did at a signing at last year and did well). Do you have any
suggestions of strategizing that ~Barbara Techel, author of the multi -
award winning, Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog. (Frankie named Mascot of
Disabled Pets Day!! http://www.disabledpetsday.com; learn more about the
book at http://www.joyfulpaws.com/store.htm.

ANSWER: What a great problem to have, Barbara.

Of course, you will want to promote each of the events. That means each
will certainly know about the other. I would advise candor in any case.
I'd go to your first choice store and ask. But I wouldn't leave my
question open ended. Let's say you approach the bookstore first. Keep in
mind the needs of each retailer is you frame your question. I'd say
something like "I have some other offers for book signings. None of them
are in direct competition to you for none are bookstores. You are my first
choice and I'm wondering if you'd like me to space the signings by 30 days
or so. Keep in mind that I plan to do lots of promotion for you."

Notice that I didn't ask if they wanted an exclusive. I would not give
them that much power with my opening pitch. If they should bring up the
subject of an exclusive, negotiate. "For how long?" is a fair question.
It is patently unfair for them to want an exclusive for a year or forever.
Thirty to 60 days should be enough. If they do, however, then you'll want
to adjust your plans according to what you think is best for your book and
your audience.

Then you repeat this process with your next retailer. You are in a unique
position because you book has not yet been published. That gives you
plenty of time to play with the dates and still have a signing at all
three while your book is still a "fresh release."

I'm glad that The Frugal Book Promoter and Sharing with Writers newsletter
have been helpful to you. If you don't have The Frugal Editor, you might
consider it. The chapters on writing query letters will be uniquely
helpful to you as you begin to query for more and more feature stories,
signings and radio gigs. Best, CHJ


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Learning: Recently Yvonne Perry, owner of WritersintheSky Creative
Services, and I chatted about editing, everything from em dashes to why
what works on the Web but doesn't work for you book's manuscript. Yvonne
offers you the f r ^ ^ podcast on her blog: http://ow.ly/hUNM . Other new
ones for your Frugal and F r ^ ^ enjoyment include:
Raleigh Pinskey and I chat about hiring a publicist and the joy of
writing: www.blogtalkradio.com/Raleigh - R - Pinskey
Cheryl Antier and I talk promotion, memoir, process at
www.blogtalkradio.com/cheryl - antier.
Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman's at Author Access and I chat on
several f r ^ ^ podcasts including a new one on writing book proposals at
authorsaccess.com/archives/146
authorsaccess.com/archives/category/carolyn - howard - johnson
I read poetry with Lillian Brummet as host at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuthorsRead/2009/08/14/Carolyn - Howard -
Johnson - She - Wore - Emerald - Then and with Kim McMillon as host at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Profile.aspx?userurl=onword&year=2009&month=09
where we talk storing poetry in bras and nude cover pictures.
Just the FAQs MaAnna Stephenson and I recorded a couple of different
podcasts. One on marketing fiction (Part II). Find them at
http://www.justthefaqs.net/podcast.shtml
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Feature
Borrowing a Marketing Device from the Newspaper Industry . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Designing Above The Fold For Blogs, E - mail, And More
By Tony Eldridge

Have you heard the term "Above The Fold" before? It comes from the
newspaper industry. Newspapers are displayed for sale by being folded in
half with only the top half of the front page visible. Publishers learned
quickly that your most compelling headlines must be visible, above the
fold, for newspapers to sell. Imagine, the content of an entire paper
hinging on what's put on that relatively small piece of printable real
estate.
Marketing mediums that you use may also have an "Above The Fold" area. E -
mails, Web sites and blogs are the first mediums that come to mind, but
any marketing message that you create for public consumption can easily
fall into this category. Since blogs, Web sites and e - mails are not
physically folded, where is the "Above The Fold" area? Read the rest of
this article, "below the fold," at Tony Eldridge's Marketing Tips for
Authors blog at
http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/2009/10/designing - above - fold -
for - blogs - e - mail.html


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No part of this newsletter is paid advertising. If you would like to
advertise to subscribers, display ads are available at
http://www.carolynhowardjohnson.redenginepress.com/advertising.htm at less
per year than most sites charge for a single month. Find classified there,
too.
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Tip: Want to know more about getting into the greeting card market? This
Author Access podcast with Kate Harper will help:
http://authorsaccess.com/archives/162


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Subscribers who have websites or newsletters of their own may be
interested
in the F r ^^ Articles 4 Readers and Writers on my site,
www.budurl.com/FreeContent . I try to add new articles to it frequently.
If you don't see what you need for your blog or newsletter, just ask.
HoJoNews@aol.com.
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Tip: When you are through reading your newspaper, is it full of holes? If
not you may forget ideas that have occurred to you or information you want
to include in your next book. When I don’t have scissors, I just tear them
out and stow them until I have a minute to file them somewhere in my
computer.


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Fun and F r ~ ~: If you purchased the Frugal Book Promoter or the Frugal
Editor, I'd love 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
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On Poetry
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

This is a running feature for the poets among us and those who would like
to try writing poetry but feel, well, inadequate about the writing or the
promotion. Please send in your poetry tips and resources for this section.

Last week I listed the winner of the poetry contest I ran for Lillian
Brummet's book, Toward Understanding (www.brummet.ca). To follow up I
asked Lillian to contribute a couple of poems with a winter theme to this
newsletter because we are moving into that season very quickly. You know,
so you could get an idea of the book.
Lillian says, "In these poems you can see that I have used the winter
theme to mean more than just weather...the words also represent emotions,
situations and scenes that are frozen in my memories. The first poem,
"Frozen in Time," was written when I was rescued from an abusive situation
and put in a "safe place" for a while - - with a bunch of strangers for
nearly 2 years. At this time I used to pretend I was adopted and was quite
suicidal due to the abuse. The friend I refer to here was an adopted child
with issues of her own and we used to pretend we could be sisters adopted
to different families. Denise and I had a strong bond while I was there,
one that I've never forgotten.

"The second submission is a play on words...the injuries from a car
accident are clear, but also the inner emotions happening at the time are
intertwined in the poem.

FROZEN IN TIME
Denise, you were a friend of mine
Right from the start, we were one in our hearts,
Way back then.
I remember, you and I, in the deep, deep snow,
Desperately searching the sky for UFOs.
Anything to make our lives exciting.
Always feeling alone, ‘til our friendship came along.
Then one day I was called back home,
Returning to a broken, but safe home;
Was not sure if I liked it better this way.
Felt terribly alone - a stranger there.
And I think of you, every couple of years - I do;
Of our friendship - you and I - frozen in time.


CHANGE OF WEATHER
There’s a change of weather coming
I can feel it in my bones.
This muffled white serenity,
Is settling my soul.
There’s a change of weather coming
And it’s aiming at my bones.
The ache of pressure separating
Is muffled by a coat of snow.
There’s a change of weather coming
A cold, cold rush of anticipation,
And the icy winds’ sensation,
Burns into the marrow of my bones.

Lillian blogs at: http://www.consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com


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Endorsement: I wanted to tell you how your workshops, reading your
newsletter, and just chatting with you has been a great help to me. I have
a background in marketing from the fashion world and even though it has
helped me get my foot in the door, I honestly have to say that after
getting to know you, reading your books, and everything else I just said
has truly helped me put Stories for Children Magazine on the map. ~ VS
Grenier, Founder and Editor - in - Chief Stories for Children Magazine.
http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org.
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Twitter Tip: A new Penn State study reported that 20% of all tweets are
brand related. If that's so, why not your brand, that is, your author name
or book title? It also shows that tweets are far more suited to book
promotion that telling people what you ate for breakfast.


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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 hojonews@aol.com.
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Author Successes

(The author successes segment is here to praise, laud and encourage but
the success of one author may give you a resource for another. So,
applaud, certainly. But also learn.)

Client Ralph Cinque Wins USA Book News Award . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ . . . in the field of comics/graphics for his book, Vinland. It is
about Leif Eriksson and the Vikings who reached America in the year 1000.
Blending real history with classic storytelling, Vinland is a rip -
roaring tale of high adventure beautifully illustrated by 10 artists from
4 countries. Order it for the young person in your life at
www.vinlandsaga.com. This is Vinland's second award.


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Audio divas bring you audios on many aspects of building a writing career:
www.tri - studio.com/writers.html. Titles include:
Contest Facts: How to Add “Award - winning” to Your Name;
Do It Yourself Indexing: The Way to Sell Your Book to Libraries, Schools
and Anyone Else That Buys Nonfiction;
Fury and Destruction: How to Use Violence Effectively in Your Writing
And more.
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Tip: Read. Read current events so you'll know how to angle your promotion
to the media. And read up on the publishing industry so you'll know how to
plan your writing/publishing career. You don't want to be at the mercy of
what people tell you, do you? I like the magazine Book Business. Check it
out at http://bookbusiness.com


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I highly recommend Jozette Aaron's f r ^ ^ DeSilva's News for writers:
http://jozette.webs.com/ not just because I write a column for her.
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Tip: It pays to read down in this newsletter. Eve LaSalle Caram, a fellow
UCLA instructor, and I are planning a Roman Retreat for Writers at a
townhouse near the Trevi fountain. We now have the details to share.
You'll want to see what we're doing and there is only room for eight. So
read up on it at www.budurl.com/RomanRetreat and let us know if you are
interested.


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Yes, I do consult. I tailor my fees to your needs - - everything from
coaching to full edits (sorry no partial edits) to hour consultations to
help you with your marketing campaign or your path to publishing.
http://budurl.com/carolynsconsulting
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Subscriber Tip: Have Keynote Will Travel. Most conferences bring in ‘big’
writers for keynotes. But those ‘big’ writers are sometimes a bit pressed
for time and might have conflicting schedules. Knowing this, I never go to
a conference without one of my own keynote speeches tucked away somewhere.
You never know when someone isn't going to show up. But I am already there
and ready to jump in on cue. I also bring materials for other sessions or
workshops (appropriate to the type of conference) in case a presenter isn’
t able to make it. I know the work that goes into running a conference
and I know the importance of the attendees getting their money's worth.
Being ready, willing and able (and speech in hand) to help out at the last
minute not only helps the conference organizers, the attendees, but my own
career as well. And that’s something people remember.
- - - - -
Randall Platt writes fiction for adults and young adults and those who don
’t own up to being either. See what and why at http://www.plattbooks.com
and http://www.slangmaster.com
Platt’s new young adult novel, HELLIE JONDOE, is out November 1st from
Texas Tech University Press. “…this is solid historical fiction with a
scrappy heroine who is genuinely tough and a true survivor. Irrepressible
and irreverent.” ~ Kirkus Reviews


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Thank Yous


Thanks to Karen Cioffi . . .
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. . . founder of WritersOntheMove, for the high praise she rained on Lea
Schizas' and my Muse Online Conference and her urging people to register
early. Lea now has registration for October 2010. Find Karen's blog at
http://vbt - writersonthemove.blogspot.com/2009/10/its - over - for -
this - year - muse - online.html


Thanks to Mary - Jo Holmes . . .
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. . . for including my release on Maggie Ball's and my recent award for
our She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood
(www.budurl.com/MotherChapbook). Find it on her World Publishing News
page on her Web site:
http://www.mary - jo - holmes.com/mycustompage0006.htm. Obviously, a page
like this can be a valuable resource for people in the publishing world.


Thanks to Online Universities . . .
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. . . for listing my New Book Review blog
(www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com) in their "101 Book Blogs You Need to
Read" (http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2009/10/101 - book - blogs -
you - need - to - read/). If my subscribers aren't utilizing this neat f r
^ ^ benefit, they should be!


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If you're starting your own blog or want to market the one you have or
focus it better here’s a f r ^^ chapter from Phyllis Zimbler Miller’s and
my coming book. Download it now at http://budurl.com/bloggingchapter.
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Feature

Yukky Words, Style Choices and Doing It Your Way ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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Howard - Johnson

My idol on grammar and style June Casagrande is at it again.

In her syndicated column, "A Word Please," she puts people on notice that
she thinks a word like "incentivized" is pretty yukky, but goes on to say
that it is still a word. In fact, two of the three dictionaries she
checked listed it as a word. She points out that similar words like
"prioritize" were once considered yukky, too. Who knew?

Often our attitudes about words are a matter of taste. I don't like words
like "signage" or "usage" much either. Generally, the words without the
"age" prefixes would do just as well without them. That makes them feel
sort of wordy or redundant or... mmmm...officious...to me. But that's my
taste. That doesn't make them right or wrong.

Our language changes. We're the ones who make it change. Further, as a
poet, I value that we can make up our own words. Oh, OK. Sometimes as a
nonfiction writer I value it, too.

I like the word "snoof" and it certainly isn't in my dictionary. You can
probably guess what it means, even out of context. In my poems, I often
push words together to make one. Both the English and the German languages
do this a lot. The Germans do it even more than we do. I love the word
"fingerhut" in German, as an example. It means "thimble" but literally, it
means "finger hat."

Heck, I reason, English is a Germanic language so don't even try to tell
me I can't do it. I can. And I will. And you can, too.

An example of when I've done it with nonfiction is "frontmatter." Word
gives it a read squiggle and it isn't in any dictionary I checked as a
single word. But it refers to the front pages in a book and, taken as a
whole, those pages are a kind of entity unto themselves. (Ditto for
"backmatter.") So, in The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to
Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success (www.budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor), I
chose to shove them together. Once one decides to do that kind of thing,
though, one needs to stick with it. It becomes a style choice for that
particular book. So I hope that those of you with copies of The Frugal
Editor enjoy the segments on editing frontmatter and backmatter and have
figured out what I'm doing with those words.

Some of you in possession of The Frugal Editor may also be saying, "Yeah,
but in that book you said to stick with the rules and the most common
style choices. You said that when we are writing query letters and book
proposals and manuscripts, and are looking for a publisher or an agent, we
won't want to give them any reason to think we don't know what we're
doing. You said . . ."

Yep, in that book I advise zero tolerance. There's a time in life to be
adventurous and times not to. When in doubt, and when your writing career
is at stake, best to play it safe.


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I now have a social media page on my Website. I’m including the link so
you can use it as a sample if you don’t have a similar page on your own
Web site. And yes, this can work for you even if you only network on one
site. Be sure to give your visitors an idea of how they will benefit if
they join you.
http://www.carolynhowardjohnson.redenginepress.com/new_page_4.htm
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Tip: I've been warning against posting information on the social networks
that's too personal or too mundane...mostly in the interest of better
marketing. But here are some big reasons (from AOL) why you need to watch
what you say. To read it, copy and paste this into your browser:
http://www.walletpop.com/economizer/article/how - social - media - can -
be - costly - to - your/721020?icid=main|htmlws - main -
n|dl3|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walletpop.com%2Feconomizer%2Farticle%2Fhow -
social - media - can - be - costly - to - your%2F721020


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This is an example of one of my Twitters: "FrugalBookPromo New trend?
Borders will buy nonreturnable books from HarperStudio in return for a
deeper discount." My tweets cover everything from news to more tips and
resources, all in 140 characters or less. If you don’t want to tweet, at
least follow me. Make a profile page and invite me at
www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo.
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Tip: Creative writers (novelists, short story writers, poets, memoirists)
have such a hard time with promotion. By following my trek and tips with
Just the FAQS blogger, artist, author, and podcaster MaAnna Stephenson,
you'll get a good idea of how to analyze your own work for more effective
promotion. http://www.justthefaqs.net/podcast.shtml


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The New Book Review is a f r ^ ^ service of this newsletter. 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.
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An Itty - Bitty Column on Writing

Musical Chairs
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ By Mindy Phillips Lawrence

If you go through a newly published Writers’ Market and verify the
contacts there, you’ll discover that many have moved somewhere else since
its publication, both editors and publishing heads alike. The question is
why does someone resign from Random House and go to Henry Holt and Company
as Stephen Rubin did? The article in the link below suggests it was due to
the repositioning of a company. I propose that a great deal of it might be
money, not the yearning for a more literary product written by thinking
writers. I could be wrong.

Both book publishing personnel and talented writers get lured elsewhere on
a regular basis (both Donna Tartt and Tom Wolfe left their companies for
Little, Brown in 2008) but sometimes it seems that, like all businesses,
publishers dig for the largest gold nuggets they can find and leave
smaller shiny sparkles behind in the slush pile. In other words, while
most of us scream and pray for publication, the industry plays musical
chairs with the elite.

If you want to know who is going where and what is being bought, the best
way I know of to keep up with the industry is to take at least the free
version of Publishers’ Marketplace. The paid version is $20 a month but
tells about the movers and shakers and who is playing musical chairs.
Media Bistro is also a good place to track the business of writing (and,
of course, pay attention to everything Carolyn Howard - Johnson). If you
want to get published, you need to know where the industry is headed, who’
s headed where and follow the yellow - brick road to their door.

LINKS

“Da Vinci Code” Publisher Changes Jobs
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOOKS_DA_VINCI_CODE_PUBLISHER?SITE=MOPAR&SECTION=ENTERTAINMENT&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Why'd Tom Wolfe Flip to Little, Brown?
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/behind_the_deal/whyd_tom_wolfe_flip_to_little_brown_74063.asp

Donna Tartt Leaves Knopf: Can Publishing Be Saved?
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/authors/donna_tartt_leaves_knopf_can_publishing_be_saved_96116.asp

Media Bistro
http://www.mediabistro.com/

Association of American Publishers
http://www.publishers.org/

The Book Deal: An Inside Look at Publishing
http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/
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~ Mindy Phillips Lawrence, www.freewebs.com/mplcreative, is the author of
the poetry collections One Blue Star and Above and Below. She is co -
author of The Complete Writer and a publicist and literary agent. She is
in the process of researching a novel titled Alone is Where We Begin. She
is a publicist for the Military Writers Society of America,
www.militarywriters.com. Blogging at: http://mplcreative.blogspot.com/.
Her specialty is helping writers with their media releases. Reach her at
mplcreative1@aol.com.

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Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching

Just the FAQs MaAnna Stephenson and I chatted again on her permanent
podcast series. Go to http://www.justthefaqs.net/podcast.shtml to learn
more. This was my second time with MaAnna. We feel we really get tons of
information out to writers in these shows - - thus it is well worthwhile
to do more than one.
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The Muse Online Writers Conference cosponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn
Howard - Johnson is now taking reservations for the f r ^ ^ event in
October of 2010. http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/

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Carolyn Howard–Johnson discusses Mormon life and history and how she
melded the two into her gripping book, This is the Place, on the History
Czar, aka Paul Bruno, on March 5, 2010, at 9:00 am Pacific at
www.alltalkradio.net/historyczar. The History Czar is the Internet’s
premier talk radio program covering all areas of history. You'll find the
interview at www.alltalkradio.net/historyczar/historyczar030510.mp3 after
March 5. Listen to current History Czar shows at
www.alltalkradio.net/historyczar or at the show’s blog at
www.historyczar.wordpress.com. Ask to be on Paul's notification list for
free podcasts.

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Carolyn Howard - Johnson offers two seminars at the f r ^ ^ Catholic
Writers Conference on Monday March 1. Your Query Letters Perfected:
Straight from the Mouths of Literary Agents is at 9 and a casual chat,
Twitter: How Writers Can Make It Work for Them, is at 10. The conference
is online from Feb 26 to March 5 and is open to everyone.
http://www.catholicwritersconference.com/index.php

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Carolyn Howard Johnson, author of A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store
Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic
Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques, will make a guest
appearance on Paul Bruno's Career Czar® radio program. We'll talk making
retailing work in a down economy and how authors can make their case to
retailers to let them boost profits with a book signing on December 17,
2010 at 10:00 am Pacific at www.alltalkradio.net/careerczar. You can also
listen at www.alltalkradio./careerczar/career121710.mp3.In the meantime,
listen to his other shows at www.alltalkradio.net/careerczar or at the
show's blog at www.careerczar.wordpress.com. Ask to be on Paul's
notification list for free podcasts.

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New! Carolyn Howard - Johnson will be a featured speaker at the Wisconsin
Regional Writers Association Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, in the fall
of 2010. Find information on that at www.wrwa.net. This active group
invites writers from everywhere to join. Find their blog at
www.wrwaonline.blogspot.com.


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Patricia Dischler Shares Editing Experience . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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~ ~She says, "My newest book, Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity &
Courtesy is being released November 1. I worked with a fantastic
copyeditor on this book - - John Vias. (www.johnvias.com). He not only
brought a technical excellence to the book, but also worked hard to retain
my voice and also went above and beyond by doing research to verify the
accuracy of some topics and research in the book. For example, the book is
filled with activities for parents and teachers on bringing these “3 Cs”
into a child’s day, and one of the activities involved working with worms.
John spent time researching the habits of worms to verify what motivated a
worm to behave in the way described in the experiment! He brought a depth
to the technical quality of the book that really brought it to a new
level. I highly recommend him to any writer looking for a copyeditor! He
is a freelancer that my publisher hired, and I will certainly be
suggesting him to future publishers I work with. You can contact him at:
john@johnvias.com.
- - - - - - Patricia Dischler is the author of several books for
early childhood professionals, Teaching the 3 Cs can be found on her
website at: www.patriciadischler.com. She is an author of From Babysitter
to Business Owner, Because I Loved You, The Patty Cake Kids & The Lost
Imagination Cap, 101 Tips & Tricks for Child Care Professionals and
speaker. She is also the recipient of the 2007 WFCCA Governor's Award

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Wordstuff ™

Something to Make Writers Smile
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(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.)

OPPORTUNIST: A person who starts taking a bath if he accidentally falls
into a river.

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Essential Book and Record Keeping:

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Although I do attempt to verify information used within this newsletter's
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Ordering Information:
Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't
http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo
The e - book at http://starpublishllc.com/id43.html

The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and
Ensure Success
http://budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor

The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need To Know
About Selling Your Book in 20 Minutes or Less
http://www.amazon.com/Great - First - Impression - Book -
Proposal/dp/B000YG6O5U/

A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In - Store Promotions: How To Increase
Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and
Sales Techniques http://budurl.com/RetailersGuide

To learn more about This Is the Place,
Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, Tracings, and She Wore
Emerald Then www.carolynhoward - johnson.com.

She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood, a chapbook of poetry
coauthored with Magdalena Ball. http://budurl.com/MotherChapbook

Tracings, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press)
www.budurl.com/CarolynsTracings

Contact Information
Websites:
http://carolynhoward - Johnson.com (literary)
http://HowToDoItFrugally.com (all things about writing)


Blogs:

http://www.SharingwithWriters.blogspot.com, a blog on all things
publishing
http://www.TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com, all things grammatical and
ungrammatical
http://www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog focused on YOUR reviews
http://www.TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com, a blog focused on editing,
formatting and craft
http://www.WarPeaceTolerance.blogspot.com, War. Peace. Tolerance. And Our
Soldiers.
http://www.sizzlingbookfairbooths.blogspot.com, a blog where you can learn
to get some mojo behind your own booth by learning from the successes and
mistakes of others.

Tweeting at:
www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo
www.twitter.com/frugalretailing




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