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Sunday, November 5, 2017

MANA's Books of the Month for November

As a way to introduce MarketingNewAuthors.com to a new audience, MANA features “Books of the Month” written by MANA’s authors.

MANA’s Book of the Month feature is not the traditional subscription-based book service in which members pay for and receive a new book each month. MANA promotes books by MANA authors through its various media channels. Readers may preview and purchase a book on the book’s web page.

Our books for November 2017 are Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars by T. Patrick Devlin, and A Soldier’s Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life by Captain Adrian Massey.

As a special offer, purchase a copy of Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars, or A Soldier’s Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life and receive $5 off the price of another book on MarketingNewAuthors.com's website. A $5 rebate check will be sent to you after purchase of Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars or A Soldier’s Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life.


Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars 
by T. Patrick Devlin

There’s no getting around it, Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is real and has affected soldiers of various wars. In Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars, author T. Patrick Devlin has taken the challenges of PTSD for veterans and conveyed them into three short stories. 

Although the stories are fictional, Devlin does not approach these challenges in a stereotypical manner. Instead, in the short stories, “Dad’s TV”, “Dancer”, and “Roadkill” the author brings clear insight into the lives of veterans, their family members and others who interact with them.

Click HERE to read more about the book on MANA's blog.

Click HERE To preview Dancer & Other Tattered Threads of PTSD Lives: After the Wars.






A Soldier’s Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life 

by Captain Adrian Massey


U.S. Army Captain Adrian Massey has a love for his country and a love for writing. The Michigan native and Eastern Michigan University graduate served two tours of duty in Iraq and continues his career in the military. 

Capt. Massey drew even closer to his pen during his first tour of duty in Iraq. The majority of his book, A Soldier's Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life was written while stationed in Iraq.

"I am a poet by life experience and Army Officer by trade," Massey writes on his blog. 


Click HERE to read more about the book on MANA's blog.

Click HERE to preview A Soldier’s Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life.

Monday, October 23, 2017

MANA's Before Black Friday Sale


Before you get busy with your Christmas holiday shopping, take a moment to check out MarketingNewAuthor’s (MANA) “Before Black Friday Sale.” 

From now until November 22, you can buy one book at full price and get a second book of equal or lesser value 1/2 off! We will send you a rebate check for the half-off cost. Also, shipping and handling is free. 

Visit MANA’s website at MarketingNewAuthors.com to see the variety of books MANA has to offer. MANA’s Staff has several recommendations for you:



• Propaganda American Style by Dr. Gregory Shafer




Click on each title to either read a blog post about the book or a preview of the book.

Take advantage of MANA’s “Before Black Friday Sale” now. Remember, buy two (2) books and get the first at full price and the second of equal or lesser value 1/2 off! Also, free shipping and handling! Deadline November 22.


Questions? Contact us at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Check Out MANA's Books Of The Month For October

As a way to introduce MarketingNewAuthors.com to a new audience, MANA will feature “Books of the Month” written by MANA’s authors.

MANA’s Book of the Month feature is not the traditional subscription-based book service in which members pay for and receive a new book each month. MANA plans to promote books by  MANA author through its various media channels. Readers may preview and purchase a book on the book’s web page.

Our books for October 2017 are Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children, ed. by Kathleen M. Woods Ignatoski, Ph.D., and The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context by Marcel Gomes Balla.

As a special offer, purchase a copy of Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children, or The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context and receive $5 off the price of another book on MarketingNewAuthors.com's website. A $5 rebate check will be sent to you after purchase of Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children or The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context. 


Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children
ed. by Kathleen M. Woods Ignatoski, Ph.D.

Superstorm Sandy affected so many people. While the media reported reactions by politically powerful individuals and men and women who lost their homes. However, a major segment of the population did not have an opportunity to share how this powerful storm affected them.

This work is a collection of essays written by youngsters affected by Superstorm Sandy. The children tell us about this storm and its effects on their lives through their eyes.

This book may reflect experiences of children who went through Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in August and September. For adults wanting to comfort children who experienced the recent storms, Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children may function as a kind of literary therapy. 

Click HERE to MANA’s blog post: "Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children Now Available." 

Click HERE to read an interview with the book’s editor, Kathleen M. Woods Ignatoski.

To purchase Superstorm Sandy: In the Eyes of the Children, go HERE:  



The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context 
by Marcel Gomes Balla

If you want to learn about the important role Cabo Verde played in world history, then The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context by Marcel Gomes Balla is for you.

Yes, you may have learned about the influence and founding of the Americas by Christopher Columbus. However, the history of the Americas really begins with the Cape Verdeans. Although this book can be read in about an hour or so, the information may be retained for a lifetime.

The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context sheds well-documented light on the founding of the Americas and is most  appropriate in the month that commemorates Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. 

Click HERE to read a Q&A with author Marcel Gomes Balla.

To purchase The Importance of Cabo Verde in a Global Context, go HERE.





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"GRANDDADDY" By Cavis Adams — MANA's Book of the Month


As a way to introduce MarketingNewAuthors.com to a new audience, MANA will feature a “Book of the Month” written by one of MANA’s authors.

MANA’s Book of the Month feature is not the traditional subscription-based book service in which members pay for and receive a new book each month. MANA plans to promote a book by a MANA author through its various media channels. Readers may preview and purchase a book on the book’s web page.

Our inaugural book for September 2017 is Granddaddy, a “coming of age” work by first-time author, Cavis Adams. The author masterfully interweaves the method of stream of consciousness to tell the story of the developing relationship between Granddaddy Jeremiah Hunter, who lives in rural Alabama, and his grandson, Curtis, a youngster from Minnesota.  

Other stories are interwoven implementing stream of consciousness with such skill that the reader cannot help but understand the underlying pain and challenges that Curtis’s parents experience as individuals and as a couple. The unifying element is the spiritual strength that Jeremiah Hunter offers throughout the novel. 

As a special offer, purchase a copy of Granddaddy, and receive $5 off the price of another book on MarketingNewAuthors.com's website. A $5 rebate check will be sent to you after purchase of the book, Granddaddy.


Click HERE to read a Q&A with Cavis Adams.

Click HERE to preview Granddaddy on the book's webpage.

Friday, September 1, 2017

MANA Has Opened The Gate For You To Enter In And Self-Publish This Fall!

Are you ready to self-publish your manuscript this Fall? If so, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) has opened the gate for you to walk in and start the self-publishing process. 

MANA has six new self-publishing plans for you to take advantage of this Fall. Are you worried about the costs for publishing your book? MANA’s self-publishing plans are not only affordable but you can pay in reasonable monthly installments! A non-refundable downpayment is required for all six plans. 

Take $250 off MANA's special self-publication plans. To get the discount, email the Promo Code: MANATWITTER333

The plans are set up based on the number of words of your manuscript. Here is an example of one plan:

Plan A

For a 25,000-word manuscript: 

• Customized document layout 
• Printing of 50 copies 
• Customized Color Covers 
• Web page 
• E-commerce accepting electronic checks, Amex, Discover, Master Card, & VISA 
• Distribution (no charge to the author for shipping and handling)
• 70% royalty for every book sold via MANA 
• $100 down, reasonable monthly installments 

Becoming a MANA author means you’ll receive a 70 percent royalty for every book sold by MANA, and if you choose to sell your own book, you’ll receive 100 percent royalty!

Click HERE to get full details of the six self-publishing plans on MANA’s website. 

This year, MANA is celebrating 15 years of providing individualized services to it customers in such a way that makes it “Unique, Unsurpassed, Unparalleled.” Additionally, MANA would like to say a special “Thank You” to the many authors who have self-published their works with MANA over the past 15 years.

What better way for MANA to celebrate than to offer six new special self-publishing plans this Fall. Go to MANA’s website now to take advantage of this special.

Remember to $250 off MANA's special self-publication plans, email the Promo Code: MANATWITTER333
If you have questions, please feel free to contact MarketingNewAuthors.com at 734-975-0028 or email us at info@marketingnewauthors.com


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A Q&A With Martha Freudigman, Author of "Through The Storms"

Martha Freudigman
MarketingNewAuthors.com welcomes Martha Freudigman, author of ThroughThe Storms, a unique book made up of two stories. One is a fictional murder mystery with all of the twists and turns one would expect. The second story is Ms. Freudigman's autobiography! 

The first part of Through The Storms tells the intriguing story of Marguerite (Maggie) Halloran, a single, "almost" 24 year-old bookstore owner. The store hosted a monthly book club whose members enjoyed reading murder mysteries. 
Little did Maggie know what she was in for after purchasing an old Gothic house in which two gruesome murders took place.

In the second part of the book, Ms. Freudigman, shares the challenges she endured in her more than 80 years of living. Readers will enjoy both stories in this page-turning, fast-paced, book that will keep them engaged from start to finish. 


MANA: Would you please describe to readers what Through The Storms is all about? 
Martha Freudigman: It is a fictional murder mystery with lots of twists that makes it unusual.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

"Bare Essentials Bits": A Weekly Podcast on Grammar and Writing

Do you know when to use "then" or "than" or "their", "there", or "they're"? 

If you aren't sure, then listen to MANA's new audio series, Bare Essentials Bits: All You Wanted to Ask About a Grammatical/
Writing Tidbit but Were Too Embarrassed To Ask!

The 5-minute audio will address a spelling challenge or grammatical issue that stumps or confuses writers. For instance: Do you know when to use "its" and "it's"? The series will also explore punctuation marks, apostrophes and commas.  And so, for anyone challenged by a grammatical tidbit, listen to Bare Essentials Bits!  To download more formats, including mp3, click on the Internet Archive icon of the right-hand side of the player.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask, feel free to email MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com for an explanation.

In this podcast, we answer the questions, "When do you use a semicolon, a colon, or an ellipsis?" Listen to this week's episode to find out:



1. What's the difference between "affect" vs. "effect" and how are they used? Click HERE to listen for the answer on the August 10, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

2. When do you use "come" vs. "came"? "did" vs. "done"?  run" vs. "ran"? saw" vs. "seen"?Click HERE to listen to the August 17, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

3. When do you use "there," "they're," and "their"? Click HERE to listen to the August 23, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

4. How do you use the apostrophe mark when a noun ends in "s"? Click HERE to listen to the August 31, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

5. Hw do you use the apostrophe mark with contractions? Click HERE to listen to the September 6, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

6. This podcast further focuses on the apostrophe mark with contractions! Click HERE to listen to the September 14, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

7. Did you know that there are "rules" when it comes to commas? Click HERE to listen to the September 20, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

8. This podcast focuses on five set of vocabulary spelling challenges, including woman vs. women; allot vs. alot vs a lot; thorough vs. through vs. thru. Click HERE to listen to the September 27, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

9. A  prepositional phrase ends with a noun or pronoun, but how do you know which one to use? For instance, is it, "Just between you and me" or "Just between you and I"? Click HERE to listen to the October 5, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

10. This podcast focuses on when to put an "S" at the end of a verb. For instance, if you have sentence beginning with the singular pronouns, He, She or It, and are speaking in present tense, add an "S" to the verb that follows the pronoun. For example: He goes to the store. So, should all verbs end in "S"? Find out by clicking HERE to listen to the October 12, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

11. So what is a reflexive pronoun and when do you use it? Listen to the October 19, 2017 episode HERE to find out.

12. Did you know that sometimes we have problems using the pronoun, you? Listen to the October 25, 2017 episode HERE to discover the use and misuse of the pronoun. 

13. In this podcast, we answer the question, "What is a subjunctive mood"? Listen to the October 25, 2017 episode HERE to find out.




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Welcome Aboard! MANA's Dr. C Sets Sail With Podcasts For Teachers

MarketingNewAuthors.com's own Dr. C first "set sail" with readers in 2015 with the metaphorical "Dr. C's Academic Online Cruise." The ship docked but she set sail later that year with "Dr. C's English 101 Fall Cruise." 

Now, Dr. C is back with a series of podcasts for teachers entitled, Sharing With Teachers, Be the Captain of Your Classroom in Your Own Way. In this series of 15 podcasts, Dr. C, using the metaphor of a ship captain, will help teachers with different challenges that educators face. Dr. C serves as captain (senior teacher) who trains future captains (teachers). Dr. C offers advice, encouragement and instruction that educators will find informative. To download more formats, including mp3, click on the Internet Archive icon on the right-hand side of the player.

Listen to this week's podcast below:



Click HERE to listen to Captain C's Introductory Audio on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the August 9, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the August 16, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the August 23, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the August 30, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the September 6, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the September 13, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the September 20, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the September 27, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the October 4, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the October 11, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the October 12, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the October 25, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the November 1, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.

Click HERE to listen to the November 8, 2017 episode on MANA's Internet Archive page.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

MANA Author Russ Grimes Interviewed On "The Author Inside You Podcast"

Russ Grimes, author of The Adventures of a Middle-Aged Man and the sequel The Continuing Adventures of a Middle-Aged Man: Unsung Hero was recently featured on "The Author Inside You Podcast." (Click HERE to visit "The Author Inside You Podcast" homepage.)

The Adventures of a Middle-Aged Man tells the story of Randy Grames, a 41-year-old electrical design engineer married for 17 years, yet he's depressed with his mundane life. One day while planting a flower garden, he unearths a sliver box containing a silver coin which he later discovers contains magic from Grigard the Wise. Then, the adventures begin...

In the podcast, Mr. Grimes discussed how he wrote his fantasy books from the beginning to the end. He said the hardest part for him was just getting started.  For some inspiration on getting started, listen to this interview with Russ Grimes:





To preview the books below, click on each title: 
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Call for Entries For MANA’s Novel and Poetry Contest



MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is calling for entries for its Poetry and Novel Contest. MANA will publish and market the winning Novel/Prose manuscript for two years and offer the following services:  

• Customized layout, not based on a template model
• Proofreading
• Editing
• Color covers
• ISBN
• Printing of 100 copies
• Web page on MANA website
• E-Book Version of the Work
• E-commerce accepts Amex, Discover, Master Card, VISA, electronic checks
• Digital marketing

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Start Shopping Early For Christmas! Give The Gift Of Gems for the Body and Soul


MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) has an offer that's perfect for those looking for a unique Christmas gift. MANA has partnered with jewelry designer Kayla Laird of QueenNetzo to produce a first-ever offer of jewelry and books that we call: “Gems For the Body and Soul.” 

How this works

The jewelry. Ms. Laird will design your jewelry pieces based on your order by request:

• Necklace and matching earrings
• Necklace and matching bracelet
• Necklace and matching bracelet and earrings
• Bracelet and matching earrings
• Single stone necklace

You may base your request on several samples shown on MANA’s webpage and ask for a different color or colors. Send an e-mail to MANA (info@marketngnewauthors.com) indicating the number that is next to the photo on MANA’s website. Or you can share with Ms. Laird a design you have in mind.

The books. Complete the unique combination by placing an order of any book (e-book or print) on the MANA website. On MANA’s website you’ll find books for children, historical buffs, religious works, inspirational poetry, just to name a few. To make certain that MANA can fulfill your request, place the names of three books in order of importance for you. This is being done to make sure that you will receive your completed combination in a timely manner.

To order

Prices for the combination jewelry set and book range from $55 to $74. After paying for the combination on MANA’s website, email your book choices to: info@marketngnewauthors.com

So, put in your order for your jewelry and your book of choice today! Get started by clicking HERE to go to MANA’s "Gems for the Body and Soul" webpage.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Call For Entries For The MANA Writer's Contest Summer 2017!

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is calling for entries to the MANA Writers' Contest for Short Stories. MANA continues to rekindle the days of old with the technology of today in its MANA Short Story Series! 

In the early days of print, newspapers and magazines would publish short stories that would appear as a series. As a throwback to those days, MANA has brought serials back to the public with its MANA's Short Story Series. To read short stories that are already on The MANA Sunriser Blog, go to the right side of this blog to view the story list.


Prizes

1st prize: Short Story is featured in five (5) monthly segments of the MANA Short Story Series beginning in September 2017. The winner earns a $100 honorarium and $350 off the cost of any MANA self-publishing plan during 2017-2018. 

2nd prize: Short Story is featured in five (5) monthly segments of the MANA Short Story Series beginning in October 2017. The winner earns a $50 honorarium and $275 off the cost of any MANA self-publishing plan during 2017-2018.

3rd prize: Short Story is featured in five (5) monthly segments of the MANA Short Story Series beginning in November 2017. The winner earns a $25 honorarium and $175 off the cost of any MANA self-publishing plan during 2017-2018.

Rules

• Story must be between 500 to 700 words
• Genres: comedic, children’s, fantasy, mystery, romance, science fiction, and western
• Submit as a Word file
• No limit on submissions
• $15 nominal fee for each submission
Writers maintain full copyright!

The winning stories will be featured in five (5) monthly segments of the MANA Short Story series on The MANA Sunriser Blog. This is a great way to get exposure and have your work recognized by readers throughout the world. Also, writers will maintain full copyright.

Deadline for submissions is July 30, 2017. So, don’t wait! Submit your entries today. For more information, click HERE to visit the MANA Writers' Contest for Short Stories page on MANA’s website.


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