Agent Jessica Faust of Bookends offers this publishing dictionary for frequently asked questions regarding common publishing terms.
Freight Stories is an online fiction quarterly founded by Victoria Barrett and Andrew Scott, two fiction editors, writers and teachers, when they found the cost of doing a print journal prohibitive. In a recent Novel Journey interview, they said they view the publishing literature as "an act of service and love". (That comment alone makes me curious!) They are looking for stories, shorts, stand-alone novel excerpts, and novellas.
In case you missed it, Tyora Moody, website developer and writer, recently hosted an online workshop entitled "The Next Level Online Marketing: Web 2.0". This is a must read. Everything you ever wanted to know--or at least enough to get you started--with things like Twitter, Vimeo, BlogtalkRadio, and more.
Blogger Amy is sponsoring a Book Blogger Appreciation Week, Sept 15-19, to cheer those of us who willingly blog about books. To participate, get more info here.
Avon Books is sponsoring "Love Gives Back", giving readers the opportunity to preview new books and to read past titles in their entirety online. For every 100,000 pages browsed by readers between Aug 13 - Dec 23, 2008, Avon will donate 100 books to ProLiteracy Worldwide. Get more info here.
Avon is also sponsoring Romance Radio, an new online radio show to connect romance authors directly with their fans.
And last but not least, Tiffany Warren is already planning next year's Faith and Fiction Retreat. Seems like we'll be heading to Daytona Beach. She's currently accepting applications for panelists, both traditionally published and self-published Christian fiction authors. It's an opportunity to promote your books, which will be offered for sale at the retreat, and to connect personally with your fan base. If you're an author who'd like to apply, contact Tiffany by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next year's featured authors will be Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley again, joined by Angela Benson and Tia McCollors. We're going to have a great time. Hope to see you there!
Hubby and I are celebrating our 17th weddding anniversary on tomorrow, August 31st, along with Hubby's brother and his wife (my childhood friend) who are celebrating their 23rd, also on the 31st. Happy Anniversary to Us!!!
Enjoy the weekend!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Move Forward. Believe.
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.