Sunday, January 14, 2018

MANA Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final say in reality. Right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant." – Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood." – Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

"The time is always right to do what is right."

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind." – Oberlin College Commencement

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Are You Ready To Become A MANA Author?

So,  just who is a MANA author? MANA authors are passionate about their subjects. MANA authors also put time and care in the development of their manuscript. 

The MANA Author knows that the submitted manuscript is a quality-written finished piece, needing editing but not total “reconstructive surgery. A MANA Author is willing to share the good news about his/her book and not just expect MANA to market the book.

If you want to know more about being a MANA author and get a deal on MANA's Winter 2018 Self-Publishing Plans, then go to MANA's website for more information. 

MANA's Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott Featured on!

Dr. Hayes-Scott has over 40 years experience teaching a broad base of subjects to high school and college students such as, American Sign Language, courses about deafness, English composition, and courses covering different phases of literature.
For over 26 years, she has been very active in the publishing industry, owning two companies—Robbie Dean Press, LLC (a textbook publishing company) and (aself-publishing company). Her ownership of two companies has made her an effective supporter of female entrepreneurs. The combination of the two careers has enhanced her skills to serve students, writers, and businesswomen. Read more on the site.

Monday, January 8, 2018

5 Fears to Overcome Before Publishing Your Book

There’s nothing like seeing your dream of writing a book become reality. Without a doubt, publishing a book is a major feat, but it’s not for the fainthearted! It’s natural to have some fear before you introduce your book to the world, but don’t let that fear be a stumbling block to publishing your book. 

Here are 5 fears that you may be facing and a few tips to overcoming them: 

• Fear of “going public.” It is important for authors to have a platform to engage with their readers. This means that you need to have a way for readers to connect with you, whether it’s on your blog, your Facebook author page, Instagram, or Twitter. Your readers want to know the author behind the book. If you want to remain anonymous because you're afraid to go public, you may have difficulties selling your book. 

• Fear of criticism. If there is one thing that readers will do, it’s provide feedback—which may include criticism—about your book.  Criticism may be hurtful at first, but it can also be helpful. How? It can show you the weakness of a storyline or a need to flesh out a character, for example. So, take the good with the bad and learn from both. Who knows? It may help you to improve your next manuscript. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

10 Book Publishing and Marketing Trends For 2018

Are you planning on publishing your book in 2018? Or do you already have a book but need help in marketing your work? If you're planning to either publish or marketing your book,  MANA has a round-up of 10 book publishing and marketing trends and predictions for 2018:

1. What will kids be reading in 2018? Scholastic editors issue five predictions about what children's book trends will be popular and successful next year. Read more >

2. Are e-books still popular? With more e-books on the market now than ever before, does this mean there is more competition? Read more >

3. Will audiobooks continue to find an audience in 2018? Read more >

4. Here are 15 trends to watch out for in 2018? Read more >

5. The Independent Book Publishers Association has also weighed in on the 2018 trends. Read more >