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This may only remain free for the day - September 10th, 2013, so act fast!The book is Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book Paperback by Tim Grahl.He gave a class on creativeLIVE today and has put it up on Amazon for free download for a limited time. Continue
Started by Diane in The Business of Writing Sep 10.
First time novelist and award winning poet Jason Mott has a fantastic new book that is dropping August 27th by Harlequin MIRA.The Returned has an interesting premise - what if people who died suddenly came back? What would you do? No, it is in no way a zombie apocalypse rewrite (Thank the gods!).Decide for yourself. Take a look at the preview, then download the free prequels…Continue
Started by Diane in New Releases Aug 2.
BLUE SKY 4 BLACK AMERICADear Authors and Artists: I seek a new cover image for this upcoming book. "Race and Utopia" should be the theme:https://www.facebook.com/BlueSky4BlackAmerica?bookmark_t=page. I hope you will also like to discuss the subject. I also seek images of utopia (featuring humans) produced by non white peoples to include as chapter headings. Thanx and PeaceContinue
Started by Jesse Rhines in New Releases Jul 10.
There is an article posted on Salon that every would-be 'I'm going to be rolling in cheddar' newbie author should read.Patrick Wensink, author of "Broken Piano for President," which made it to the top of the New York Times list at a time when all the literary world could see was shades of grey, wrote this article because he was perturbed that relatives were under the assumption that he was now a potential millionaire.This is not an unusual assumption for the general public at hand, even in these days of digital change. Many new writers severely over estimate the amount of money to be made with a book - indie or traditionally pressed. Advances are a…Continue
1) I will work on my new novel every day for at least 30 minutes or more.
2) I will visit several Afrocentric blogs and leave a constructive comment.
3) I will connect more with my fellow writers and encourage them to stay the course.
4) I will review at least 3 books written by members of the Black Author Showcase. If you have a good read let me know.
5) I will read more because reading helps me to become a better writer. The following are the list of books I plan to read or re-read to hone my skills.
I have other suggestions for books, excerpts, poetry and AFROFlash Fiction that may interest you. Go to: http://www.staffordbattle.com for more information. Also, be sure to take peek at the folks over at…Continue
Posted by Stafford Battle on September 27, 2013 at 6:29pm
I had a fellow Author come by my table at an Authors showcase recently; he said I came by to check out the competition.
I was dumb founded by this because I was sure our books were probably not about the same topic, and even if they were our perspectives would surely be different!
I do not compete with other Authors at all. I write books solely to help and entertain people, not for the money and definitely not for the competition. I am curious what other Authors on BAS think about this. I would love to hear other opinions.
Would you like to be featured on the Black Author Showcase? Any member that contributes useful information that helps the entire community is not commercial can be featured. It's easy,just write a blog entry, book review, article/essay, start a discussion, lead an active group, upload a book, graphic art, useful photos or videos, sample chapters, or writing samples.
Have an existing website or blog? You can republish any article or blog entry on your Black…Continue