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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.