Monthly Archives: February 2017

9 Tips on How to Start a Story

How do you begin to tell a story without informing your reader of the where, when, who, and why? Known as an “information-dump” in the writing world, this needed information can often be boring. It must be woven into the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Selling to Libraries Needs to be a Top Priority

According to the ALA Materials Survey published in March 2015, the most popular categories in public libraries were Children’s picture books, general fiction, mystery/thrillers, cookbooks and memoir/bio. The complete list is here. Libraries are a commonly neglected target in the … Continue reading

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March 25 Speaker

Casey will speak on: Authors should expect more from their publishers. Casey W. Cowan has worked in and around the journalism, artistic, and literary fields for twenty years. He’s worked as a reporter, photographer, and graphic designer for a variety … Continue reading

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February Mini-Contest Winners!

AND THE WINNERS WERE — FIRST PLACE with $50 Amazon gift card – Susie Adams with  A Home for Aunt Emma SECOND PLACE with $25 Amazon gift card – John Brooks with  A Gothic Scene THIRD PLACE with $15 Amazon … Continue reading

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Should You Convert Your Books to Audiobooks?

Johannes Gutenberg introduced his printing press to the world in 1439. The device, with its ability to move the type, started a social revolution, and I have no doubt, the morning after the announcement, Mister Gutenberg found himself besieged by … Continue reading

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February 25 Speaker

Brian Katcher is the author of several young adult books, including ALMOST PERFECT, winner of the American Library Association’s 2011 Stonewall Book Award; PLAYING WITH MATCHES, winner of the 2011 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, and THE IMPROBABLE THEORY … Continue reading

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