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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A MANA MONTH Call For Inspirational, Religious or Spiritual Works

For the month of April, MANA is calling for manuscripts from authors of inspirational, religious or spiritual works. Whether it's a collection of poems, a novel, or a short story, you may have just the inspiration that your readers need.

This month, MANA will offer writers a 20% discount off the cost of any self-publishing plan with only $250 down. MANA's plans include editing, proofreading, an author's web page on MANA's web site, e-commerce services, digital marketing, printing, cover designs and color covers. MANA also offers a Print-On-Demand service. MANA also publishes print books and E-books. 

To take advantage of this MANA MONTH special offersubmit a non-refundable down payment of $250 on the MANA MONDAY web page of the MarketingNewAuthors web site. Then, send your manuscript to info@marketingnewauthors.com by April 30.  MANA will tailor your 'self-publishing plan to meet your needs, if necessary.

For more information, or questions, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Introducing MANA MINUTE

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) has started a new marketing service, called MANA Minute, to allow authors and others who have products (T-shirts, jewelry, for example  and services to advertise.  MANA will not take any royalties.

Send us your company's logo or a graphic of your product or a book cover, if you are an author. We will provide a link to your web site or blog. MANA will develop the ad based on what an author or business places in writing it wants to be contained in the podcast ad. Or the company or author will be able to submit a CD with the ad developed by the author/company.

Each ad will run for a minimum of a month. The length can be a full minute or thirty seconds. The cost will be the following:

• 1 to 30 seconds: $30 for a month
• $50 for two months
• $70 for three months 30 to 60 seconds
• $60 for a month
• $100 for two months
• $150 for three months

The MANA Minute will run at anytime a listener clicks onto the podcast. We will advertise the service in our various newsletters and on its homepage. This is a cost-effective way to advertise goods, services, and publications.

If you know of authors or others with a valuable service or product that they would want to advertise, let them know about the MANA Minute

Visit the MANA Minute page by clicking here: http://manasunriser.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_24.html

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Marketing – The Foundation

By Karen Cioffi

Getting back to the basics, this article talks about the beginning … 

Every author has thought it, said it, and heard it: promotion is the roll-up-your-sleeves, and dig-in part of writing. It's the much more difficult and time consuming aspect of writing that every author needs to become involved with …if he wants to sell his books.

To actually sell a book, you need to have a quality product. This is the bare-bottom, first run of book promotion …the foundation. 

The Foundation – Create a Quality Product

The very first step in book promotion is to create a quality product. Hopefully, you noticed I said create a quality product, not just a good story. What this means is that all aspects of your book need to be top notch.

A. The Story

To start at the very beginning, the first factor to be dealt with is to be sure your story has all the essential elements. According to Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, there are five major elements of a story: characters, setting, plot, point of view, and theme.

All the elements of a story should complement each other, should move each other forward, draw the reader in, and end with a satisfying conclusion. They should work together to create a story that will be remembered.

Suppose your story is action packed and plot driven, but it lacks believable and sympathetic characters, it will fall short. The same holds true if you have a believable and sympathetic character, but the story lacks movement. Again, it will be lacking. As with all things in life balance is necessary, the same holds true when writing a story.

Here are four articles that will help you in this area:

Fiction Writing for Young Children – 10 Rules
Being a Writer – Learn the Craft of Writing
How to Write a Story with Suzanne Lieurance