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Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Time in 2012 for MANA's 25% Off Self-Publishing Plans


The day isn't over yet. MANA is offering 25% off the cost of its self-publishing plans. Take advantage of the discount that expires at 11:59 p.m. (PST) December 31, 2012. 

MANA's services include:


*document layout
*editing
*proofreading
*web page on MANA's web site
*e-commerce services, which includes accepting electronic checks and major credit cards
*digital marketing

Every MANA self-publishing plan includes marketing services. So that means not only will you have your book published, MANA will market it, also. 

Whether you want a printed book or an e-book, MANA can tailor a self-publishing plan just for you.  And still until December 31, 2012, MANA will donate a percentage of the publishing plan purchased to the American Red Cross to help this organization in its efforts to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy,  who are still in the process of rebuilding their homes and their lives.

 Contact MANA via e-mail today at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.by December 31, 2012, and SAVE! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

MANA Seeks Your Input

MANA is making plans for 2013. For instance, we plan to offer MANA MONDAY sales again in the Spring because of the success we had in December. As we make our plans, we want to know what type of service or sale would you like to see MANA offer next year?

If you would, please leave a comment on our blog or you can e-mail MANA with your recommendations at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Thanks in advance for your input!

Take Advantage of MANA's Last Self-Publishing Discount for 2012

The year 2012 isn't over yet so, that means it's still time to do the things that you've put off all year. And, if that one thing you've been dragging your feet on doing is self-publishing your manuscript, then it's not too late for that to happen.

For the last time in 2012, MANA is offering 25% off the cost of its self-publishing plans. Take advantage of the discount that expires on December 31, 2012. 

MANA's services include:

*document layout
*editing
*proofreading
*web page on MANA's web site
*e-commerce services, which includes accepting electronic checks and major credit cards
*digital marketing

Every MANA self-publishing plan includes marketing services. So that means not only will you have your book published, MANA will market it, also. 

Whether you want a printed book or an e-book, MANA can tailor a self-publishing plan just for you.  And still until December 31, 2012, MANA will donate a percentage of the publishing plan purchased to the American Red Cross to help this organization in its efforts to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy,  who are still in the process of rebuilding their homes and their lives.

Time is running out. Stop talking about wanting to get published. Contact MANA by December 31, 2012, and SAVE! 

To find out more about MANA's self-publishing plans, e-mail MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MANA Extends Registration Deadline for Creative Writing Seminar

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) has extended the deadline for its Online Creative Writing Seminar.

Our country has faced several challenges lately and many of our friends have been busy preparing for the holidays. Being sensitive to these factors, MANA decided to extend the seminar deadline to January 20. The seminar will be held February 8, 2013.

MANA's one-day, three-hour online Creative Writing Seminar will cover:

•How to get started writing
•How to develop characters
•How to develop plot
•Constructive critiques of some submitted works–the authors will remain anonymous
•Some suggestions regarding becoming published

If you are not available at the time of the seminar goes live, don't worry. Playback of the sessions will be available from February 8 to February 22. This online seminar provides any writer the impetus to get out of the background and come to the foreground and compose a fresh, new manuscript for publication.

Author Stephen Marche wrote in his column in Esquire magazine that this is the "golden age for writers." So, if you want to ride this "golden wave," brush up on your creative writing skills by attending this virtual seminar.

The cost for registration is $25.  To sign up for the Online Creative Writing Seminar, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Want to Be a Writer? These Tips Will Help to Make Your Dream Come True


By Harriet Hodgson 

Last week I met a writer who had one book published. Since his book sells well, and he speaks to groups across the country, he thought about writing a second book. But he didn't take action on this idea. "Writing is too much work," he admitted, "so I just revised my existing book."

This writer speaks the truth. Whether it is a novel, mystery, history, self-help, poetry, children's book, sports book, or another genre, writing is hard work. You also have to deal with submission guidelines, editors, deadlines, and marketing. In short, your work isn't done when your book is done.

Writers also have to deal with comments from readers. During my 35+ years as a writer I have received compliments and thoughtless comments. One man was disappointed when one of my books was released. "I was going to write that," he complained. However, I researched the topic, spent weeks on the outline, spent months on writing, and submitted the manuscript to publishers.

I acted upon my book idea and he did not.

The MANA Short Story Continues to Support The American Red Cross!


The MANA Short Story continues to grow and so has MANA's contributions to the American Red Cross! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to The MANA Short Story. This has been our longest "short story" since we started our blog!

For every 25 posts that are written, MANA will donate $10 to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. So far, MANA has donated $30 to the fund.

It's not too late to participate in the MANA Short Story which is a featured post on our blog. Anyone can add to the story. One writer began the story and other writers are adding to it. 

The MANA Short Story features the adventures of Annabelle and Prince Dylan. Find out where they are now and determine where they are going to go by adding your contribution to the story. Go to: http://manasunriser.blogspot.com/2012/11/join-new-mana-short-story-become-part.html

Let's keep going!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Do You Want Teach Your Children About Angels? "Soaring with the Angels" Can Help


After the shooting death of 20 young children in Newtown, Connecticut, many people began calling them the "angels" of at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The unexpected death of the Newtown youngsters spurred conversations not only about death, but also about angels. 

If you are a parent and you and your child believe in angels, then you will want to read, Soaring with the Angels: A Children's Book, by Cecilia R. Telles.

Along with beautiful illustrations, Telles uses questions and answers to delve into the subject of angels in a way that children would understand. One question Telles poses is, "What do angels look like?" Telles answers, in part: 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

3 Things Make the Biggest Difference in Moving Your Writing Forward

By Dawn Goldberg

As writers, we all want to continuously be moving along in our goals. Think of it as a river. A river constantly flows. There may be places where it looks very calm and barely moving, but if you look close enough, you’ll see a current.

At times, your project feels like it’s a rushing river; other times, it’s trickling along like a small stream.

We have to manage our energy, time, and resources in both places – and everything in between – along the project spectrum. It’s easy to get caught up in your own writing and let it pull you along. The problem with that, though, is that when the torrent is done, you may feel as if you’ve been deserted. And that can lead to self-doubt. “What’s wrong with me? Yesterday, I cranked out 5000 words! Why can’t I write anything today?” And that leads further to “Oh, maybe this is an awful idea, and I should stop.” Or “No one is going to read this. Who the heck do I think I am?”

December 20th Deadline to Register for MANA's Creative Writing Seminar is Here!

If you need to get your creative juices flowing again or brush up on your writing, then consider participating in MANA's Online Creative Writing Seminar. The deadline to register for the online seminar is Thursday, December 20.

This will be a one-day, three-hour online seminar that will cover:

•How to get started writing
•How to develop characters
•How to develop plot
•Constructive critiques of some submitted works–the authors will remain anonymous
•Some suggestions regarding becoming published

The seminar will take place on February 8, 2013. And since it is online, other times for playing back the sessions will be available from February 8 to February 22. This online seminar provides any writer the impetus to get out of the background and come to the foreground and compose a fresh, new manuscript for publication.

Author Stephen Marche wrote in a recent column in Esquire magazine that this is the "golden age for writers." So, if you want to ride this "golden wave," brush up on your creative writing skills by attending the virtual seminar.

The cost for registration is $25.  To sign up for the Online Creative Writing Seminar, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Reviving a Forgotten Manuscript: Checkpoints

By Harriet Hodgson 

My computer is packed with dated emails. Every so often, I clean house, and delete these old messages. One day I came across a manuscript I had written eight years ago. I believed in the concept and finding the manuscript was like meeting an old friend. Could I breathe some life into the existing copy?

I read the manuscript from beginning to end. Though I remembered writing most of it, some paragraphs seemed new. I liked what I read, and wondered if the concept of the book was still valid. Not only was it valid, I figured, it was more valid than ever. This realization sparked my creative juices and I started to update the copy.

I read the manuscript again, focusing on grammar errors. Thankfully, I only found a few typos and tense errors. When I wrote the original manuscript, I wrote mini-chapters to foster quick reading. While I still liked the chapter titles, several seemed too short to me, and I added more copy. But I must be honest here. Getting back into a forgotten book didn't happen immediately. In fact, it has taken me several weeks.

Book Marketing Plans Available on MANA MONDAY

Are you a previously published author who still has books in your basement that you are having trouble selling?  Most new authors find  that outside of family members, friends, and co-workers, it's difficult to sell their own books without the necessary resources. If you find yourself in this situation, MANA can help you market your book to a new audience.

On MANA MONDAY ONLY, all of MarketingNewAuthor.com's self-publishing and marketing plans are ONE-HALF (1/2) off! Yes, that's right: ONE-HALF (1/2) off.  For those who are interested in self-publishing their work, marketing is already included in MANA's self-publishing plans. Previously published authors can purchase a separate marketing plan.

Both self-publishing and marketing plans can be customized to meet your specific needs. MANA also has social media services available should you choose to market your book on a social media platform.
MANA also markets off the web, as well.

Choose the plan that you need and save money on MANA MONDAY. Because this is a special savings of ONE-HALF (1/2) off, we would ask you to send us an e-mail no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Monday, December 17, with a commitment to purchase a marketing plan. We would also require half of your down payment for your marketing plan by December 31, 2012.

So, take your books out of the garage and get ready to sell them after taking advantage of savings on MANA MONDAY.  E-mail MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call MANA at 734-975-0028.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

One Day Only: Half-Off of Any Self-Publishing Plan on MANA MONDAY

If you have always dreamed of self-publishing a book, now is the time to do it!

MANA is offering one-half (1/2) off of any MANA self-publishing plan ONLY on MANA MONDAY, December 17.  What's more, every MANA self-publishing plan includes MANA's marketing services. So not only will you have your book published, MANA will market it, also.

Should you decide that you do not want MANA to market or distribute your book, you can choose to receive 100% royalty from your books.

Whether you want a printed book or an e-book, or just proofreading and editing services for your manuscript, MANA can tailor a plan to meet your needs.

No payments are necessary on MANA MONDAY.  However, because this is a special sale, we would ask you to e-mail us no later than 11:59 p.m (PST) on Monday, December 17, with a commitment to purchase a self-publishing plan. We would also require half of your down payment for your publishing plan by December 31, 2012.

MANA MONDAY's one-half off sale would also make a unique holiday gift for someone you know who wants to have his or her work published.

So, consider realizing your self-publishing dream by taking advantage of MANA's half-off sale ONLY on MANA MONDAY.

Remember, contact MANA before 11: 59 p.m. (PST) Monday, December 17, at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.




Take Advantage of the Last MANA MONDAY Sale!

Monday, December 17 is the last MANA MONDAY of the year. Whether you want to books or a self-publishing and marketing plan, you'll find special offers on MANA MONDAY.

MANA MONDAY sales include: 

•Buy one book and name your price for a second book. The price of the second book must be equal or lesser in price to the first book. Send MANA an e-mail at info@marketingnewauthors.com noting the price that you propose for the second book. The Google Merchant's cart will record the regular price with the shipped order. However, MANA will send you a rebate check for the actual price you have proposed. If you choose this offer, MANA will send $7 from each purchase to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.
Select  3 or 5 books from MANA's web site and tell us how much you want to pay for them, no matter what the list price of the books. If we accept your proposal, MANA will give you the books at that cost.

•Special self-publishing plans in which you can choose to receive 100% royalty for every book sold.  MANA will also donate 10% of your payments to the American Red Cross. Publishing your book has never been more affordable! 

Visit MANA's Bookstore at www.marketingnewauthors.com to place your order on MANA MONDAY. If you have questions or want more information about MANA's self-publishing specials, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or at 734-975-0028.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Using Dialogue To Start a Short Story, A Creative Writing Technique

by Merideth Storms

The first function of opening a story is to excite interest, so that you can intrigue the reader into reading your entire story. Immediately following the opening, you should introduce the characters, reveal tone, setting, and the plot.

If you are writing a fiction story with a singular theme and idea, then stress the idea early so that your readers will realize what your story is trying creatively to focus on. A story's theme often surfaces in the opening, usually in the first paragraph.

To read more here at http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/FF-using-dialogue-to-start-a-short-story.php



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Read The Latest MANA's Newsletter

The latest issue of the MANA SUNSET Newsletter is now on MANA's web site at
 http://www.marketingnewauthors.com/newsletter/THE%20MANA%20SUNSET_2ND%20ISSUE_DEC.%2010,%202012.pdf

Thanks to You, the American Red Cross Has Another Donation

Because of all the creative writers that have contributed to The MANA Short Story, MANA has made its second donation to the American Red Cross.

Participation in The MANA Short Story has been incredible and because of you, this is the most popular short story MANA has had since starting the blog.

For every 25 posts that are written, MANA will donate $10 to The American Red Cross disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Although it's been over a month since the superstorm hit parts of New Jersey and New York, hundreds of people still depend on The American Red Cross and other organizations to receive their food, water and clothes. Many people have not yet found a place to live. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this holiday season.

So far, MANA has donated $20 to The American Red Cross.

In the meantime, please continue to contribute to The MANA Short Story, which chronicles the adventures of the Prince and Annabelle. Anyone can participate in The MANA Short Story which is a featured post on our blog. The photo on the blog post was used as a prompt to begin the story. One writer began the story and other writers are adding to it.

The most recent posts have the Prince and Annabelle continuing on their journey to find Annabelle's parents. Annabelle encounters a mysterious man named Alexander Scanthius who gives her a special gift: The Diamond of Altheria. Annabelle has to guard the diamond with her life so that it will not fall into the wrong hands. She later finds out through a small green leprechaun that the diamond had the capability to find anyone in the world, even if they were in other realms. Needless to say, the Prince and Annabelle used the magic of the diamond and were transported into a different world where they met a very familiar holiday character.

Read the entire story here by clicking on this link: http://manasunriser.blogspot.com/2012/11/join-new-mana-short-story-become-part.html


The Power of Storytelling

By Lorrie Morgan Ferrero 

 I’ll never forget the day I decided to quit my stable $50,000 a year job. Candy, the older assistant who really ran the company, had the radio on in her office. (She actually bossed me around sort of like the Meryl Streep character in “The Devil Wears Prada”. But most of the time she tolerated me. And today she actually invited me to listen in.)

The news was blasting the unfolding details about the Columbine tragedy. It was unthinkable. Horrific. I jumped on the Internet and began following the story of two social outcasts plotting out an evil plan to kill their fellow students and teachers. I was especially upset because I had two young sons in elementary school while I was stuck behind a desk, unable to leave. 

See when my boys, Justin and Chase, were first born in 1990 and 1992, I was a stay-at-home mom. We spent every day reading, going to parks, visiting museums – just hanging out together. It was terrific. But with my divorce in the mid 1990s, I was forced to go to work each day, leaving them in the YMCA after school care program. I realize I’m not alone – a lot of parents have to work outside the home to make ends meet. But my oldest son had a serious case of ADD and emotional immaturity. I was warned by two of his preschool teachers that he was a child who REALLY needed his mother or he could self-destruct…like those kids at Columbine.

 That was the day I realized I couldn’t continue being away from my kids anymore. I had to find an escape. It took some research and a leap of faith before I pulled together enough courage to quit and become a full-time writer. It wasn’t a straight path to success but that is the story of why Red Hot Copy was born.

 That’s my story. Did it get your attention?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Need a Publishing or Editorial Service? MANA Can Help!

If you're ready to take action and self-publish your book, of if you need professional editing and proofreading of your manuscript, send an email to MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

We also provide promotional services for new authors. Let us know what you need. Contact us today. Thanks!

MANA MONDAY Deals are Here!


Savings at MarketingNewAuthors.com continue on December 10 with MANA MONDAY. 

Whether you want to purchase books or self-publish a book, you'll find special offers on MANA MONDAY.


Books bargains include: 


Choosing  3 or 5 books from MANA's web site and tell us how much you want to pay for them, no matter what the list price of the books. If we accept your proposal, MANA will give you the books at that cost.

•Buy one book and pay whatever you want to pay for a second book. The price of the second book must be equal or lesser in price to the first book. Send MANA an e-mail at info@marketingnewauthors.com noting the price that you propose for the second book.  As you place the order, the Google Merchant's cart will record the regular price with the shipped order. However, MANA will send you a rebate check for the actual price you have proposed. If you choose this offer, MANA will send $7 from each purchase to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.

•Special self-publishing deals in which you can choose to receive 100% royalty for every book sold.  MANA will also donate 10% of your payments to the American Red Cross. Publishing your book has never been more affordable! 

So, check out MANA's Bookstore at www.marketingnewauthors.com and place your order on MANA MONDAY. If you have questions or want more information about MANA's self-publishing specials, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or at 734-975-0028.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Call For Senior Writers! Contribute to MANA's Writing Project for Seniors


MarketingNewAuthors is in search of senior adults who are interested in submitting their literary works for the MANA SENIORS WRITING PROJECT.

If you are over 65 rears old and have always wanted to be published, you may want to consider participating in this project. 

Submitted works of no more than 1,000 words can include a collection of poems, short stories or one lengthy piece. MANA will compile writings from seniors and publish them in a book titled, Seniors Sharing and Sayin' Through Their Prose and Poetry. 

The project's goal is to recognize seniors for their literary talent. Each contributing author will receive a copy of the book. The cost for the project is as low as $5 and no more than $50! What's more, if 10 or more people who purchase the book say they are buying it on behalf of one of the contributing authors, MANA will refund the money the author has paid. 

If you are not a writer, but know other seniors who would love to have their works published, then let them know about the MANA SENIORS WRITING PROJECT.

If you're looking for a holiday gift for your loved one or friend, consider surprising them by submitting their work for publication.

Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012.

To learn more about MANA SENIORS WRITING PROJECT, send an email to MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call 734-975-0028.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Add Your Contribution to The MANA Short Story


MANA would like to thank everyone who has contributed to The MANA Short Story. Because of you, MANA has already made a donation to the American Red Cross and  is very close to making its second donation. For every 25 posts that are written, MANA will donate $10 to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

Anyone can participate in The MANA Short Story which is a featured post on our blog. The photo on the blog post is used as a prompt to begin writing a story. One writer began the story and other writers are adding to it. 


So far, The MANA Short Story features the adventures of Annabelle and Prince Dylan who met each other in the MANA Village in the 1920s and are now in a small town located off of Lake Ontario in the year 2011! Read the full story to find out how they ended up in New York City and in a new century!


Where do you think Prince Dylan and Annabelle should go now? 

Author Who Survived Cancer Now Inspires Others Through Her Photo Journal


Sherry Brackett has been on a long journey, one that many have taken and did not survive. Brackett, an author and photographer, had a near-death experience during her bout with cancer. After going through the illness, Brackett said life took on a "whole new meaning."

"It's like opening a present each day and discovering what is inside that gift," she writes on her web site.

Brackett, who describes herself as a "real miracle," created a book titled, Mother Nature's Spiritual Gift to You: A Photographic Journal, to inspire others who are going through a severe illness or other type of life-challenge. 

"The idea for this book came to me in two identical dreams within the same week," she continued. "I believe my book, Mother Nature's Spiritual Gift to You: A Photographic Journal, is an inspirational gift for anyone going through a serious illness or someone (who) just needs a bouquet of warm and fuzzy thoughts."

Brackett, who specializes in nature photos, journals about her thoughts while providing breath-taking photos of Mother Nature. For instance, in her entry titled, The Stages of Life, she writes about the Cleome, more commonly known as the "spider flower":

This flower was something I had never seen before. I found it very fascinating because it displayed all phases of life. The tall, regal stem with its spearmint-like leaves burst with this bloom. You can see the beginning buds, the partially opened flower, the fully opened flower, then, the end of the flowers. It reminded me how alike – this flower and I. We two shared the same type of life span. If you look at the flower, you can see more life than death, for the new buds are already there to add more life. It sustains itself. I am reminded that I need to keep life budding and blooming so I, too, will survive.

In addition to Brackett's entries, there are spaces for readers to write their responses to the photos or share their musings about their own personal circumstances.

Brackett wants to offer hope to all who read her book. She writes, "Reading that journal will lift your spirits and hlep strengthen your courage to turn those negatives into positives." 

To order his book, go to: http://www.marketingnewauthors.com/mother_nature.html







































Sunday, December 2, 2012

It Pays to Make a Purchase on MANA MONDAY

It's MANA MONDAY and that means we have several great offers for you and opportunities to help the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

MANA now offers social media services for new authors, small publishers and new business owners who want more Internet exposure.  MANA will set up and maintain your web site, blog and business pages on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Normally, the cost for these services are as low as $250 (set-up fee) and $50 monthly maintenance and updating fee. Today, on MANA MONDAY ONLY, you CAN PROPOSE what you would pay. If reasonable, your proposal WILL BE ACCEPTED.

MANA will donate 10% of whatever is paid to the American Red Cross.

This is just one deal. Check out our other specials today:

•Buy one book, and name your own price for the second book. The second book must be of equal or lesser price of the first book. Visit the MANA Bookstore at www.marketingnewauthors.com. Send MANA an e-mail at info@marketingnewauthors.com to let us know the price that you set for the book. The Google Merchant's cart will record the regular price of the second book. However, MANA will send you a rebate check for the price that you have proposed. MANA will donate $7 from each purchase to the American Red Cross.

•Choose 3 or 5 books and tell us how much you want to pay for them. E-mail MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com with the price that you want to pay for the books. If MANA accepts your proposal, you will get the books at that cost.

•Special discounts on MANA's self-publishing plans. Receive a royalty as high as 100% with the low-cost plan. E-mail MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call 734-973-0028 to discuss the specific plan that you need. As with the other services, 10% of your payment will be donated to the American Red Cross.

MANA IS NOW ON TWITTER!

MarketingNewAuthors.com is happy to announce that we are now on Twitter! Read more articles, get more updates. 

You can find our page at https://twitter.com/THEMANASTAFF

To do a search on the Twitter site, go to the search bar and type in "Marketing New Authors" or just click on the blue Twitter "bird" icon on the side of this blog.

Send us a tweet to let us know that you're following us on Twitter!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Get Ready for MANA MONDAY on December 3!


Another MANA MONDAY is almost here and that means more deals from MarketingNewAuthors.com. 

On Monday, December 3, choose a menagerie of any 3 or 5 books from MANA's web site and tell us how much you want to pay for them, no matter what the list price of the books. If we accept your proposal, MANA will give you the books at that cost.

You can also buy one book and pay whatever you want to pay for a second book. The price of the second book must be equal or lesser in price to the first book. Send MANA an e-mail at info@marketingnewauthors.com noting the price that you propose for the second book.  As you place the order, the Google Merchant's cart will record the regular price with the shipped order. However, MANA will send you a rebate check for the actual price you have proposed. If you choose this offer, MANA will send $7 from each purchase to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.

And what better time to choose a self-publishing plan than on MANA MONDAY. If you have a short story or novel that you always wanted to have published as an e-book or a traditional book, then take advantage of MANA's special self-publishing deals. Publishing your book has never been more affordable! You can also choose to receive 100% royalty for every book sold. MANA will also donate 10% of your payments to the American Red Cross.

So, start browsing around MANA's Bookstore at www.marketingnewauthors.com and place your order on MANA MONDAY. If you have questions or want more information about MANA's self-publishing deals, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or at 734-975-0028.


Today is "Take Your Child to a Bookstore" Day

Today marks the third annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. The purpose is to help children experience the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore. Read more about the event here:
http://takeyourchildtoabookstore.org

If you can't make it to a bricks-and-mortar store, check out MANA's Online Bookstore where we have many different children's books available for kids of all ages.  Visit our online store at www.
http://www.marketingnewauthors.com/children.html.















An Interview With MANA Author Russ Grimes

MarketingNewAuthors.com welcomes author Russ Grimes in his first interview for our blog. Russ Grimes is the author of Adventures of a Middle-Aged Man, his first self-published book.

His fictional work tells the story of a middle-aged man who goes on new adventures after opening a very special box and gaining extraordinary powers. The author uses writing to express his creativity and shares it with others. 

Q: Russ, What made you write Adventures of a Middle-Aged Man
A: I enjoy writing short stories. Publishing a larger story as a book seemed like a nice challenge.

Q: What was the most challenging aspect of getting this work completed and ready for the publisher? 
A: The initial comments from the reviewer. Even though there are many similarities to my family in this book, it is ultimately fictional. I had to remember not to take the comments and suggestions personally as the reviewer was trying to understand my writing and the concepts I was trying to convey to the reader.

Q: What help, if any, did you receive from the publisher? 
A: The publisher helped with the QA/QC (quality assurance/quality control) on the formatting, grammar, and content in the book, as well as assisting with the illustrations that are found throughout.

Q: Now, Russ, didn't you want to write another children's work? 
A. I am currently working on the follow up book to the first. I am currently finishing up the final 2 chapters in this sequel.

If you want to know more about becoming a MANA author, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.



Are Your Ready to Share Your Work?

Whether you recently completed a novel in November during National Novel Writing Month
or have previously written a manuscript, there is one question you have to ask yourself: "Am I going to share my work with others?" Writers who have not yet finished their manuscripts must eventually ask the same question. 

If you choose to share your manuscript, be sure to have your work critiqued and edited by a professional editor before publishing it. This may mean having to rewrite parts of your finished work, but it will be well worth it if you want to present a quality book to your readers. 

When you are ready to take this step, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) would like to assist you in your endeavor. MANA provides editing and proofreading services in addition to self-publishing services.

During the moth of December, MANA is offering special publishing deals on MANA MONDAYS (Dec. 3, 10, and 17). For 4 payments as low as $65 for an e-book or as low as $150, you can self-publish your work and choose to receive 100% royalty for every book sold. 

If you are not planning to publish a book but a special person in your life has always dreamed of publishing one, then consider giving a MANA self-publishign plan as a gift.

MANA's staff can help you find the self-publishing plan that is just right for you and will help you feel confident about sharing your new book with the world.  

For more information about MANA's special self-publishing offer, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.