Hey Kids! Contribute to MANA's “Hurricane Relief Continuing Short Story”

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Do not let another another day go by; take advantage of the special offers during MANA's Pre-New Year's Eve Days Sale. Make your fireworks open 2014! If you or a friend wants to become published in 2014, take advantage of the sale offered—soon! Only three more days! Be sure to listen to the most recent podcast on the MANA Blog!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Self-Publish With MANA's Pre-New Year's Eve Day Sale!

Was your 2013 New Year's resolution to write a manuscript and have it published? If so, it's not too late to make your resolution become reality. 

From now until Monday, December 30, get 25% off any plan listed on MANA's Self-Publishing web page. To take advantage of this offer:

1. Go to MANA's Self-Publishing page: http://marketingnewauthors.com/selfpub.html

2. Choose a plan. 

3. Scroll down and click on the Cart. 

4. Pay $187.50 (which is 25% off the regular layaway scheduling fee of $250).

5. Take up to one year to pay. 

BONUS: If your really want to become published in 2014, then take the time to listen to "Notables For New Authors," the last in our series of three podcasts on this blog. Then follow the instructions, you will be glad you did!

Questions? Contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Do You Know How to Market Your Book? Listen to MANA's Notables for New Authors Podcast

Marketing is a key component for getting your book out in the hands of readers. Do you know how to market your book? If not, listen to the podcast to find out how.

This is the last podcast of a 3-part series for new authors. Part 1 dealt with how to become published. Part 2 focused on how to obtain an illustrator. Both podcasts are available for replay. 

If you are definitely serious about becoming a published author in 2014 or want to publish another manuscript, then you must listen to the podcast. You will be glad that you did!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The REAL Secret to Writing A Bestseller



Just write. 

No excuses. 

No procrastination. 

Break free of procrastination by following this advice found in this article by Jonathan Gunson of Best Seller Labs: http://bestsellerlabs.com/the-real-secret-to-writing-a-bestseller/



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MANA SUNSET Newsletter Now Available

The December edition of MANA's newsletter is out. Find out the latest news about MANA. 

To view the current and archived versions of THE MANA SUNSET go to:http://marketingnewauthors.com/newsletter.htm.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog Talk Radio Podcast with MANA Founder, Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, founder of MarketingNewAuthors.com and Robbie Dean Press, shared insights with Stacie Walker into what it takes to run a publishing business. Stacie Walker is the host of Woman in Leadership Show on Blog Talk Radio.

Book publishing is extremely important to build your brand and to increase your authority as an entrepreneur. Listen to the podcast: 


Popular Books Internet Radio with Woman in Leadership Show on BlogTalkRadio

Interview With MANA's Founder, Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott on Blog Talk Radio Today

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, founder of Robbie Dean Press and MarketingNewAuthors.com, will be a guest on the "Women in Leadership" Blog Talk Radio program hosted by Stacie Walker today at 3:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. CST.

Dr. Hayes-Scott will share some insights into what it takes to run two book publishing companies. Publishing a book is extremely important to building your brand and increasing your authority as an entrepreneur. 

Follow this link to listen to the "Women in Leadership" program today at 3:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. CST:

Friday, December 6, 2013

Take Your Child To A Bookstore, If You Can't, Shop MANA's Online Bookstore

Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7, is the 4th annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. The purpose of the event is to help children experience the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore. Find out more at: http://www.takeyourchildtoabookstore.org.

If you are unable to go to a store, check out MANA's Online Bookstore and save with MANA's Extended Black Friday Sale. Order any book until Dec. 24, 2013, and receive 20% off. MANA will reimburse you for shipping and handling charges and include a rebate check for the shipping and handling charges with every order shipment. 

What's more, buy 2 books and get the second one of equal or lesser value 50% off. 
MANA's children's section  features many children's books available for kids of all ages. So, why not take a look now and save with MANA's special holiday offers. 

Visit our online store at  http://marketingnewauthors.com/children.html







Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The DNA of a Successful Book

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MANA's Newest Release: Reflections During 2013

MANA is pleased to introduce Reflections During 2013, a compilation of short stories and poems submitted to the 2013 MANA Winter Writers’ Contest

Jeff Ferris was selected the best short story writer for "Two Men Named Jack," and Tiffany Purnell submitted the best poem, "Exotic Chocolate Flower." The front cover of Reflections During 2013  symbolizes the messages conveyed in Mr. Ferris’s short story and Ms. Purnell’s poems.

This collection of works ends the year on a very pleasant note. Furthermore, half of the proceeds will go the ALS Association, MANA's designated charity for 2013. The ALS Association is an organization committed to supporting families and individuals coping with Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

Reflections During 2013 is available in print for $12.95 print and e-Book for $4.95. Preview the book here: http://marketingnewauthors.com/reflections.html.




Sunday, December 1, 2013

MANA Cyber Monday Discounts Are Alive!

Today only, Cyber Monday, MANA will discount 30% off any book, self-publishing plan, and Holiday Layaway Plan down payment. 

Choose any book on the MANA web site and MANA will send with your order a rebate check for the cost of shipping and handling or you can choose to have MANA donate your shipping and handling check to the ALS Association, MANA's charity for 2013.

If you want to become a published author, choose a plan on MANA's Self-Publishing page and get 30% off today. 

Have limited funds? Then take advantage of MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan. Make a $250 down payment and take 30% off the down payment. Your total down payment is $175. Make your payment now on MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan page.

MANA wants you to accomplish your goal of becoming published. So take advantage of MANA's Cyber Monday discounts today.

Questions? Contact us at info@marketingnewauthors.com today!












Friday, November 29, 2013

MANA's Extended Black Friday Sale is Live!

Order any book today, Black Friday, Nov. 29, until Dec. 24, 2013, and receive 20% off your order. What's more, MANA will reimburse every customer for any shipping and handling charges. MANA will include a rebate check for the shipping and handling charges with every order shipment. 
In addition to ordering books from MarketingNewAuthors.com website, MANA will take 20% off the cost of any self-publishing plan. MANA has a plan that fits every budget. Visit our self-publishing plan page and place your order with MANA today until Dec. 24.
Do you want to take advantage of MANA's sale but have limited funds? Not to worry. Use MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan until Dec. 24. With MANA's Layaway Plan, all you need to get started is a non-refundable down payment of $250. Submit your $250 downpayment on MANA's self-publishing page
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Make it even more memorable by becoming a self-published author with MANA. The sale starts today and runs to Dec. 24.  So get ready, choose your plan, and get published!
Questions? Contact us at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Get Ready for MANA's Cyber Monday Sale

If you want to realize your dream of becoming a published author, MANA's Cyber Monday Sale, is the time to do it. 
On Dec. 2, choose any plan from MANA's self-publishing plan on the MarketingNewAuthors.com website and take 30% off! MANA has plans to fit every budget and can tailor a self-publishing plan to meet your need. And that's not all…

Take advantage of MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan and get 30% off your down payment!
With the Holiday Layaway Plan, all you have to do is make a non-refundable down payment of $250. With MANA's Cyber Monday sale, take 30% off the $250 and you only pay $175 for that first step in becoming published. Then, take up to one year to pay for the plan that you choose. 
Remember, 30% off on Cyber Monday. If you want to become a self-published author, take advantage of MANA's Cyber Monday Sale.
Questions? Contact us at  info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Say Goodbye To Writer's Block For Good


Writer's block; we've all had it. We devote time to write, muster the motivation, and clear the space, but our pen stops short an inch from the page. So how do we escape it? First of all, let's remember there is a certain madness to creativity and at times you should let your rational thinking take a vacation while your right brain takes control. Too often writers try to give reason to what they are doing, and feel that they have to know it all from the outset. This can stifle the creative flow.

How do you make the switch to allow your creative mind to shine? Switch off any distractions including the television or radio. Concentrate on being calm and finding your inner creativity. Then, stir the imagination using triggers. Start doodling, write down random words and connect them to one other, or play 'imagine' and allow yourself to list all the reasonable and not-so-reasonable ideas that may come into your head. Write for the bin, and write without limitation.

It's amazing how one thing leads to another, and what you think is crazy, often results in an idea that was just waiting to be uncovered. The trick to really alleviating writer's block forever is to stop trying for perfection. Remember, you are merely drafting ideas in the first instance. These ideas are the seeds of the story, and if you try to perfect them from the outset, they can not become what they are meant to become.

Don't feel that you have to always come up with an original idea. This isn't always plausible, and people are often happier to read new slants on familiar themes. Try combining two or more ideas together to give your writing a new angle and captivate the interest of readers.

Try thinking of past events in your own life: things that have stirred emotions. How could you use that idea and make it a little more interesting? Consider newspaper article that have made an affect you. Could you use any elements of these to generate a section of your story? Scan the headlines. Read people's Facebook updates! You'll uncover lots of dramatic ideas there.

But remember, after you've unleashed your creativity there is still work to be done. The left brain is then required to make sense of the thoughts and ideas you've concocted. That is when it is time to order your thoughts into a story coherent for people to understand. So get in tune with both sides of your brain and, with a little practice, you will have the ability to overcome writer's block permanently.

To get more advice on Writing a Better Novel, or to read more on Getting Published check out these quick and informative articles today.



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Save With MANA's Cyber Monday Sale

If you want to realize your dream of becoming a published author, MANA's Cyber Monday Sale, is the time to do it. 
On Dec. 2, choose any plan from MANA's self-publishing plan on the MarketingNewAuthors.com website and take 30% off! MANA has plans to fit every budget and can tailor a self-publishing plan to meet your need. And that's not all…

Take advantage of MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan and get 30% off your down payment!
With the Holiday Layaway Plan, all you have to do is make a non-refundable down payment of $250. With MANA's Cyber Monday sale, take 30% off the $250 and you only pay $175 for that first step in becoming published. Then, take up to one year to pay for the plan that you choose. 
Remember, 30% off on Cyber Monday. If you want to become a self-published author, take advantage of MANA's Cyber Monday Sale.
Questions? Contact us at  info@marketingnewauthors.com.

It's MANA MONDAY! Calling All Military Veteran Authors

If you are a military veteran and want to have a manuscript published, then today, MANA MONDAY, is your day.

As an author of a work of fiction or non-fiction, you will receive a 20% discount off the cost of any plan on MANA's Self-Publishing page. MANA has plans to meet every budget. We can also customize a plan for you. MANA's self-publishing plans include editing, proofreading, an author's web page, e-commerce services, digital marketing, printing, cover designs and color covers. MANA also has a Print-on-Demand plan for as low as $600. With Print-on-Demand, you can have your book published within four weeks.

After choosing your plan, go to the MANA MONDAY page on our MarketingNewAuthors' website, and  submit a downpayment of $299 toward the cost of the plan. Then, submit your manuscript as a Microsoft Word file or a pdf file to: info@marketingnewauthors.com. Now, you are on your way of becoming a published author

Questions? Contact us at 734-975-0028 or email us at: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Get Ready: MANA's Black Friday Sale Extends to Christmas Eve!

Order any book from Black Friday, Nov. 29, to Dec. 24, 2013, and receive 20% off your order. What's more, MANA will reimburse every customer for any shipping and handling charges. MANA will include a rebate check for the shipping and handling charges with every order shipment. 
In addition to ordering books from MarketingNewAuthors.com website, MANA will take 20% off the cost of any self-publishing plan. MANA has a plan that fits every budget. Visit our self-publishing plan page and place your order with MANA starting Black Friday, Nov. 29, until Dec. 24.
Do you want to take advantage of MANA's sale but have limited funds? Not to worry. Use MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan until Dec. 24. With MANA's Layaway Plan, all you need to get started is a non-refundable down payment of $250. Submit your $250 downpayment on MANA's self-publishing page
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Make it even more memorable by becoming a self-published author with MANA. The sale starts Black Friday and runs to Dec. 24.  So get ready, choose your plan, and get published!

Questions? Contact us at info@marketingnewauthors.com

Friday, November 15, 2013

Receive a Free Kindle Fire With MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan!

You don't have to wait for Black Friday to take advantage of MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan. Instead of using MANA's layaway for a couple of weeks or months like, MANA's layaway lasts for one full year!

If you want to purchase a self-publishing plan from MANA for yourself or for someone else to give as a holiday gift, then now is the time to do it. This is how MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan works:

1. Choose a self-publishing plan from MANA.

2. Pay a $250 down payment to MANA.

3. Take a year to pay for the plan, thus the  MANA"layaway plan."

4. For any holiday in December, you will receive a book bag from MANA. If you are giving the self-publishing plan as a gift, you will receive a card announcing the upcoming gift.

Once the plan is paid in full, you will receive a free Kindle Fire as MANA's gift to you for using our services!

Check out MANA's wide range of self-publishing plans which starts as low as $600. MANA can tailor a self-publishing plan to meet your budget.  Don't hesitate to contact us with questions at info@marketingnewauthors.com. Take advantage of this special offer today! Buy a self-publishing plan and take up to a year to pay for it. 



Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans, MANA Honors You

MANA has had the honor to publish and promote books written by veterans. MANA would like to honor our veterans who have served as soldiers on the field and soldiers of literature.

Thank You, Mr. Richard S. Rose
Mr. Rose served in Vietnam and honored MANA by submitting his work in our 2013 Writing Contest for writers of short stories and other prose. He won first place with his unique collection of short stories, Did You Ever Try to Melt A Lemon Drop: And Other Tales of Life Seen Through Rose-Colored Glasses.







Thank You, Captain Adrian Massey
Captain Adrian D. Massey has served his country with two deployments in Iraq. And he continues to serve. He is the voice for himself and other soldiers in A Soldier's Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life.






Thank You, Dr. Clarence C. Straham
Dr. Straham has now passed. However, his service to his country can never be forgotten. He has made a lasting impact on so many with his work, A Collection of Prayers By An Alpha Man.

To preview the books, click on their titles.

Honoring Those Who Served


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Calling All Veterans For MANA MONDAY

If you are a military veteran and want to have a manuscript published, then take advantage of MANA MONDAY on November 25. The manuscript can be of any work, fiction or non-fiction. 

On MANA MONDAY, authors receive a 20% discount off the cost of any plan on MANA's Self-Publishing page. MANA has a plan to meet every budget. MANA's self-publishing plans include editing, proofreading, an author's web page, e-commerce services, digital marketing, printing, cover designs and color covers. MANA also has a Print-on-Demand plan for as low as $600. With Print-on-Demand, you can have your book published within four weeks.
Authors who choose not to have digital marketing can earn 100% royalty.

After choosing your package, submit a downpayment of $299 toward the cost of the plan. Then, submit your manuscript as a Microsoft Word file or a pdf file to: info@marketingnewauthors.com. Now, you are on your way of becoming a published author

Questions? Contact us at 734-975-0028 or email us at: info@marketingnewauthors.com.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

November is National Novel Writing Month

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Writing Month
Writers from across the world sat down at their computers Friday to begin the task of writing their long-put-off fiction novel and finishing it by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an event beginning on Nov. 1, of each year, is sponsored by The Office of Letters and Light, a national nonprofit organization. NaNoWriMo challenges authors to write a 50,000-word fiction novel in 30 days. 

Authors who choose to accept the mission sign-up on NaNoWriMo's website. To encourage the authors, NaNoWriMo will have published authors, including Rainbow Rowell, who wrote the first draft of the popular Young Adult novel, Fangirl, during NaNoWriMo 2012, to give pep talks to participants. Last year, 341, 375 writers participated in the project. 

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, follow this link to NaNoWriMo's website.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Take Advantage of MANA's Discount Holiday Layaway Plan!

MANA has a Holiday Layaway Plan that's even better than a retail department store's plan. MANA's layaway lasts for one year!

This offer is for those who want to purchase a self-publishing plan from MANA and give it as a holiday gift to a special person or to yourself. 

This is how MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan works:

1. Go to MANA's web site and choose a self-publishing plan.

2. Make a $250 down payment on MANA's Holiday Layaway page and receive a 20% discount off of the plan you choose. 

3. Take a year to pay for the plan.

For any holiday in December, your loved one will receive a book bag from MANA and a card announcing the upcoming gift. The Deadline is Dec. 15, 2013, to take advantage of the discount. 

Once the plan is paid for, the gift-giver will receive a free Kindle Fire from MANA. That special person will have his or her manuscript published with an attractive custom-made cover! If the plan is for yourself, you will receive a Kindle Fire and your manuscript published!

Check out MANA's wide range of self-publishing plans which starts as low as $600. MANA can tailor a self-publishing plan to meet your budget. 

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions at info@marketingnewauthors.com. Take advantage of this special offer today! Buy a self-publishing plan and take up to a year to pay for it. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

It's MANA MONDAY! Submit Your Mystery and Horror Manuscripts

Today is MANA MONDAY. As a salute to Halloween, authors of mystery and horror manuscripts can submit their work today and receive a special discount. You only need to make a down payment of $299 and receive 20% off any MANA self-publishing plan that you choose. To receive the discount:

1. Choose a self-publishing plan on MANA's web site. MANA has several plans and can tailor the plans to meet an author's needs.

2. Visit the MANA MONDAY page to submit a non-refundable down payment of $299.

3. Send your manuscript to us via email at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Get the discount today, get your work of horror or mystery published – ebook or hard copy! It's your choice.

Questions? Contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

MANA's Poetry Contest Extended To November 25

MANA has extended its 2014 Passion for Poetry Poet Contest to November 25. This will give more time for you to submit your poetry. 

If you have a collection of 50 to 150 poems that you feel should be shared with others, then submit your work to the contest.

The winning poet will have his or her work published as a hard copy book complete with professionally designed front and back color covers.

The winner will also receive: 

1. Recognition on MANA's web site.

2. One year of free digital marketing service.

3. Free e-commerce services.

4. Free shipping and handling and storage.

If the poet has a publisher who would want to be the designated publisher, MANA can accommodate the request. Upon the winning poet's request, MANA will link to his or her or any other designated party's web site for one year – 70% royalty for any sales made through MANA's web site will go to the author or the author's designated party.

Entry fee is $5 per submission. Submit your entry as a Microsoft Word file. Deadline for entries is 11:59 PST, November 25, 2013.

To pay the entry fee, go to our Contest page on MANA's web site at http://marketingnewauthors.com/poetrycontest.html.

To submit your entry, email us at info@marketingnewauthors.com.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Today is the Deadline for Submissions to MANA's Poetry Contest


This is the last day to submit your collection of poetry for MANA's  2014 Passion for Poetry Poet Contest. 

The winning poet will have his or her work published as a hard copy book complete with professionally designed front and back color covers.

The winner will also receive: 

1. Recognition on MANA's web site.

2. One year of free digital marketing service.

3. Free e-commerce services.

4. Free shipping and handling and storage.

If the poet has a publisher who would want to be the designated publisher, MANA can accommodate the request. Upon the winning poet's request, MANA will link to his or her or any other designated party's web site for one year – 70% royalty for any sales made through MANA's web site will go to the author or the author's designated party.

Entry fee is $5 per submission. Submit your entry as a Microsoft Word file. Deadline for entries is 11:59 PST, today, Oct. 25, 2013.

To pay the entry fee, go to our Contest page on MANA's web site at http://marketingnewauthors.com/poetrycontest.html.

To submit your entry, email us at info@marketingnewauthors.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Superstorm Sandy Book Fundraiser Still Meeting Needs

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy hit the northeastern United States coastline on October 29, 2012. The hurricane was later downgraded to a Superstorm that hit parts of New York and New Jersey.

Dr. Kathy M. Woods Ignatoski, a Michigan resident, was concerned about her father, Harry Woods, who lived on Mystic Island. Superstorm Sandy eventually destroyed his home, which devastated Kathy’s then 12-year-old daughter, Theresa,  who loved visiting her grandfather. 


Theresa was so affected by her grandfather’s loss, that her teacher suggested she write a descriptive essay about the impact it had on her.  So Dr. Ignatoski thought, if her daughter felt this way, how do children feel who actually went through the story? So she decided to publish a book of essays written by students. The book, Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children, published by MANA, was used as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Tuckerton, NJ. 
MANA recently asked Dr. Ignatoski for an update on her grandfather, her daughter and how the book: 
MANA: How is your daughter doing? She was the inspiration behind the book, correct?
Dr. Kathy Woods Ignatoski:  My daughter is doing fine; although, watching documentaries on Sandy still get to her.  I am anxious to see what happens on the first anniversary.  However, she is excited about my dad’s new house and has been helping me shop for wall decorations and such.
MANA: How is your father doing? Has he relocated?
KWI: My dad has been living with my older brother in Freehold, NJ, since the storm (that is where he took refuge during the storm and has stayed on).  My dad is rebuilding.  He has been having issues with the SBA and the Sandy relief funds set up to help people.  The red tape and overwhelming need has caused a nightmare of a situation.  We are hoping his house is done by Thanksgiving, but that is a long shot.  Although, my dad’s builder called in a favor to get his siding done quickly, the demand is so overwhelming that the people doing siding are backed up 3 months!  This is the case for most construction, plumbing, electrical work there.  After almost a year, my dad still does not have a house to live in.

MANA: How many students and teachers were involved in creating the book?
KWI: To start the book, I approached all of my friends from Michigan who had ties to NJ and asked them to have their kids write something.  I also sent out a Facebook message to friends of mine back in NJ.  My cousin teaches fifth grade in Harrison, NJ, so she and her teacher friend had their classes write an essay as an assignment.  There is also a Catholic school that the parishioners of St. Theresa’s send their kids to in Southern NJ.  It has students from 19 parishes all around southern NJ.  Since those kids live where the worst damage occurred, their school had them all write essays about their experiences in the storm about a week after the storm hit and they had gotten back to school.  The essays from this school are some of the more scary ones in the book, as some of these kids stayed in their homes during the height of the storm.  I wish I could have gotten all of the essays from the school, but they had a worm hit their server shortly after I asked for the essays, so they were only able to send a few.  

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Halloween Treat For Youngsters: 2 Pleasantly Scary Stories For Children


Winifred Parker's book, 2 Pleasantly Scary Stories For Children is a delightfully-told illustrated work that children ages 6 to 11 would enjoy. 

Both stories have adventures, clear messages about right and wrong, and valuable information about the Black Hills of South Dakota that both children, parents and teachers will enjoy.

If you have grandchildren or know someone who does, you may want to have 2 Pleasantly Scary Stories For Children by Winifred Parker as a Halloween treat for children. To find out more about this book, go to MarketingNewAuthor's website at http://marketingnewauthors.biz/products-page/children-books/2-pleasantly-scary-stories-for-children/

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Purchase MANA's "Books For A Buck!"


Take advantage of MANA's "Book for A Buck!" promotion. Buy one book for $6, two books for $5, or $3 for three books–A Book for a Buck! Give the books as donations to your local library or to your friends or add them to your book collection.

The following are the books available for purchase:

CAREER IN CRISIS by John Krieg
Have you lost your job? This work chronicles the life of a man who was a landscape architect and lost his job. This work is for anyone who has had to pick up the pieces of losing, finding, losing and finding a job again. The author provides detailed drawings and photographs of his designs for anyone interested in the specific career of architecture. The second part of the book is for the “history buff”  interested in the development of the eastern California desert region, the author provides intriguing information. So, this author whose career has been in crisis managed to survive and combine his love of one profession with that of an historian. This book is for those who want to take control of their career life and learn about more than just that experience.
ORIGINAL PRICE: $16.95 (hard cover)


REESY: A LITTLE GIRL LEARNING LIFE’S LESSONS BY ANNIE COMOR JACOBS
Reesy is a little girl who has to cope with the divorce of her parents and learns some valuable lessons beyond that, such as dealing with divorce, learning about people of other races, and those hwo face physical challenges. The illustrations are in black and white so that children can make Reesy any color they wish or none at all. Reesy reflects the class and economics of all her readers. This work is an excellent resource to help family members, teachers, social workers, and religious leaders help children having to deal with the break-up of their family, a violent death of a loved one, or coping with other  major social issues. 
Original Price: $20.00 (soft cover)



SOAR WITH THE ANGELS: A CHILDREN’S BOOK BY CECELIA TELLES
Has your child or grandchild ever asked you a question about angels? Soar With The Angels is a beautifully-illustrated book for children who may find the subject of angels quite interesting. This work is perfect for children ages five through ten. When a child asks about angels, this piece will give the answer in a wonderful and uncomplicated manner.
Original Price: $14.95 (soft cover)

Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts. Deadline is December 15 or as long as book are available. 

To order visit our website at: http://marketingnewauthors.com/booksforabuck.html

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A MANA MONDAY Call For Authors of Mystery and Horror

October's MANA MONDAY features a special offer to writers of the mystery and horror genre.

As a salute to Halloween, MANA MONDAY is for authors of mystery and horror. On Monday, Oct. 28, MANA will offer a special pricing of a down payment of $299 and 20% off any MANA self-publishing plan you choose.

To receive the discount:

1. Choose a self-publishing plan on MANA's web site. MANA has several plans and can tailor the plans to meet an author's needs.

2. Visit the MANA MONDAY page to submit a non-refundable down payment of $299.

3. Send your manuscript to info@marketingnewauthors.com.

On MANA MONDAY, get the discount, get your work of horror or mystery published – ebook or hard copy! It's your choice.

Questions? Contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The October MANA SUNSET Newsletter is Available!

The latest edition of MANA's newsletter is now available. If you are a grandparent, you may be particularly interested in reading this one. 

Click on the link to view THE MANA SUNSET: 
http://marketingnewauthors.com/newsletter/MANA%20SUNSET%20OCTOBER%202013_MANA%20SUNSET,%20THE_OCTOBER_2013.pdf

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Give a Gift with MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan

For those who missed the deadline for MANA's holiday gift-giving promotion, we have another special  for you: The MANA Holiday Layaway Plan. Yes, that's "layaway," similar to those at retail department stores. But, instead of using MANA's layaway for a matter of weeks or even months like you would a department store, MANA's layaway lasts for one year!

This offer is for those who want to purchase a self-publishing plan from MANA and give it as a holiday gift to a special person who has always wanted his or her manuscript published.

This is how MANA's Holiday Layaway Plan works:

1. Choose a self-publishing plan from MANA.

2. Pay a $250 down payment to MANA.

3. Take a year to pay for the plan, thus the  MANA"layaway plan."

4. For any holiday in December, your loved one will receive a book bag from MANA and a card announcing the upcoming gift.

Once the plan is paid for, the gift-giver will receive a free Kindle from MANA. That special person will  have his or her manuscript published with an attractive custom-made cover!

Why not check out MANA's wide range of self-publishing plans which starts as low as $600. MANA can tailor a self-publishing plan to meet your budget. 

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions at info@marketingnewauthors.com. Take advantage of this special offer today! Buy a self-publishing plan and take up to a year to pay for it. 





Monday, October 7, 2013

MANA Authors Hold Book Signing

If you are in the Flint, Michigan area, stop by and meet our two authors at a book signing.

Jessyca Mathews and Carrie Mattern will have a book signing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Biggby's Coffee, Suite F, 3093 South Linden Road, Flint, MI 48533.

Jessyca Mathews is the author of Simply: A Collection of Poetry, which was the winning manuscript in the MANA's 2013 Passion For Poetry Poet's Contest.

Carrie Mattern is the second prize winner of MANA's 2013 Sunrise Writer's Contest and author of All About Jane. Concerned about teenage drug use, bullying and teenage suicide? You must read, All About Jane.

To preview these books on MANA's website, click on the above titles.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Part 2 of the MANA's Notable for New Author's Podcast: Tips for Finding a Book Illustrator

Book illustration is essential to any successful book. Do you know how to find a book illustrator? Listen to the podcast to find out how? Listen to the latest "MANA Notables" Podcast which include tips for finding a book illustrator.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Submit Your Entries Today to MANA's Poetry Contest!


The deadline for MANA's  2014 Passion for Poetry Poet Contest is fast approaching. 
If you have a collection of poetry you would like to submit to the contest, then contact us today.

The winning poet will have his or her work published as a hard copy book complete with professionally designed front and back color covers.

The winner will also receive: 

1. Recognition on MANA's web site.

2. One year of free digital marketing service.

3. Free e-commerce services.

4. Free shipping and handling and storage.

If the poet has a publisher who would want to be the designated publisher, MANA can accommodate the request. Upon the winning poet's request, MANA will link to his or her or any other designated party's web site for one year – 70% royalty for any sales made through MANA's web site will go to the author or the author's designated party.

Entry fee is $5 per submission. Submit your entry as a Microsoft Word file. Deadline for entries is 11:59 PST, Oct. 25, 2013.

To pay the entry fee, go to our Contest page on MANA's web site at http://marketingnewauthors.com/poetrycontest.html.

To submit your entry, email us at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Help Your Children Learn Values With "Alphabet of Honor"


Adolescent and teenage students face peer pressure everyday which is why it's important parents start teaching their children at a young age about values and honesty. Author Ann Warkentin has written a book, Alphabet of Honor, that shows parents how to start the conversation with their youngsters. This book can be used not only at home, but at school. 

Alphabet of Honor encourages discussion to help parents and teachers instill a child's development of ethics, a clear sense of right and wrong and a sense of honor. Warkentin does this in a unique way: By using the letters of the alphabet.  

The book, naturally, begins with the letter,"A." This "A" is linked with "Accept Responsibility." The picture for this letter is of a little girl with a facial expression which indicates that something has happened to the toy that she is holding up. 



Based on this photo, the author poses the following questions to the readers: 

1. What do you think happened to the toy?

2. Is this girl in the photo the owner of the toy?

3. How would you feel if the toy were yours?

4. How could you accept responsibility?

5. Has this every happened to you?

6. How would you handle this? What would you do?

Children can answer these questions on their own or the adult reader can pose the questions and discuss the answer with the child. The photos and the text should appeal to a broad age range. 

For more information on Alphabet of Honor by Ann Warkentin, go to http://marketingnewauthors.biz/alphabet-of-honor/

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September,  the week highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers to all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. 

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. 

The books featured during Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of libraries, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. 

The following are the Top Ten Challenged Books in 2012: 

1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pikey. Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group

2.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group 

4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group

6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

8. Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz. Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence 

9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

10. Beloved, Toni Morrison. Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence


Article Source: American Library Association, Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century