Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Take Advantage of Special Discounts on MANA Books!

From now through August 9, take 25% off the following books:

Last Days of Paradise and Beyond: The Untold Story of Adam and Eve – Book One by Darryl A. Turner

This fictional book takes the known accounts about Adam and Eve as told in the Bible and expands on what has not been shared. What really occurred in Eve's mind to make her take that bite? What really pushed Adam to follow? What were those days like after they were thrown out of the garden? This book answers these questions and shows how Adam and Eve had to make a life for themselves and their children. As the story unfolds, you might see yourself in this detailed account of deception, survival, and self-discovery. Preview the book here: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/products-page/books/last-days-of-paradise-and-beyond-the-untold-story-of-adam-and-eve-book-one/

To Market, To Market by Ivy Higgins

Jamaican native Calvin-Joe dreams of coming to America and live a successful life. He realizes his dream of coming to America, but does he succeed? His friends, Ma Lou and Lucy-Mae, have theirHis dream of living in America comes true, but does he succeed? The author draws your into Jamaican life by following other characters, such as Ma Lou and Lucy-Mae, who have their own dreams and concerns about Calvin-Joe. This book will engage you from beginning to end. Preview the book here:

Recipes for Life by Cindy Nicholls

This is a cook book that not only has recipes but also adds a dash of motivation and a pinch of encouragement on every page. What's the value of tantalizing recipes if you do not know how to live a healthy lifestyle? This is the most extensive books for cooks and for those who say they don't' cook but secretly wish they knew how to do so. This "mother of all cook books" gives information to make sure every cook can live to appreciate and enjoy every meal and, most importunely, experience the joy of life! Preview the book here: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/products-page/business-books/recipes-for-life/

Book Trailer: Teenagers Unlocking Personal Power by Midge Patzer

View the book trailer for Teenagers Unlocking Personal Power by Midge Patzer:

Take 25% off Teenagers Unlocking Personal Power by Midge Patzer  when you pay by check via U.S. mail. If using your credit card, pay the list price and within 5 days, MANA will send you a rebate check that covers the 25% discount. Preview the book at http://marketingnewauthors.biz/products-page/educational-books/teenagers-unlocking-personal-power-3/

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MANA Now Offers Private Tutoring For Personalized English Classes

Are you willing to pay as little as $50 to improve your English skills?

MANA is now offering Personalized English Classes (MPEC) to support authors. MPEC can help the general public with any aspect of English grammar and writing. However, it is especially focused on serving authors. 
During a class topic session, we can help you with character development, plot development, and other facets of your work. We can also help you if you want guidance on grammar, punctuation, paragraph development, or research skills.
What is a “class topic session”? It is a one-hour session lasting one to five days with a topic of your choice. For instance, if you need help with character development or a particular story line, the class topic session will focus on that need. If you would like help with a passage from your work, the class topic session could focus on up to 50 pages of the passages, whether the work is fiction or non-fiction. 
You can choose to discuss one or more topics and opt to discuss stem one at a time or concurrently. Since MPEC is online, you can contact the MPEC associate at any time, expecting a timely response and helpful dialogue.
Listen to this podcast to learn more about MPEC:

MANA is offering this opportunity online. You set up the time; you indicate what you want to learn; you let us know how long you want the training. Experienced English teachers on the MANA Team will serve your needs.
Costs will vary depending on the number of topics you would like to discuss. Visit MANA's website for more information on the costs at http://marketingnewauthors.biz/customized-english-classes-mpec/

Questions? Email MANA for more information at mpec@marketingnewauthors.com

Saturday, July 26, 2014

MANA Offering Business Consulting for Women-Owned Businesses

MANA is offering a new service for women who want to launch a small business:
If you have no children, a lot of staff, and a lot of money, you do not need MANA’S Consultation Services. For the rest of most women who want to start or maintain a business, come to MANA!
Now, if you want to become a successful, in-control businesswoman, take advantage of MANA’s Consultation Services for Women Business Owners!
MANA is solely-owned by a woman. Not only does she own MANA, a self-publishing company (12 years young!); she owns a traditional publishing company that began in 1991! Both companies have weathered the various storms of the economy and become stronger. Both companies have a small but very competent staff and have experienced continued growth.
MANA’s Consultation Services are focused on serving women small business owners! It does not matter how small; Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of MANA and Robbie Dean Press, L.L.C., began in the very competitive publishing industry with only one employee—herself, no computer, no printer, and very little start-up money. Now, 23 years later, she invites you to visit both of her sites—www.MarketingNewAuthors.com and www.RobbieDeanPress.com to see the services offered.
Dr. Fairy knows what it is like to start out small. The consultation services offered will most definitely meet the needs of any woman, small business owner or woman who wants to become a business owner.
Services include:
1) one-on-one consultation for 4 hours a month;
2) MANA MINUTE advertising on the MANA Blog for one month or 6 months;
3) 50 brochures for advertisement
5) 20% discount off any other services provided by MarketingNewAuthors.com and/or books on the MANA web site online store;
6) online workshops;
7) $20 referral fee for every recommended new member
The value of MANA Consultation Services for Women Small Business Owners? More than you can imagine!

Not sure as of yet? Listen to Dr. Fairy to learn more: 

You can hear and decide for yourself if you feel Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott is the lady to guide you through the world of being and/or becoming a successful woman business owner.Click on the link to listen to an interview with Dr. Fairy on the "Women in Leadership" program on Blog Talk Radio with Stacie Walker: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/woman-in-leadership/2013/12/09/marketing-new-authors-with-dr-fairy-hayes-scott
For more information contact MANA at: 734-975-0028 or email at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Q&A With Elesia K. Powell, MANA's 2014 Poetry Contest Winner

Elesia K. Powell, MANA's 2014 Poetry Contest Winner
Elesia K. Powell Is MANA's 2014 Passion For Poetry Poet Contest winner. For winning the Passion For Poetry Poet Contest, MANA published her work titled, Sweet Ache: Poetry of the Soul. 

Ms. Powell is an adjunct instructor of freshman composition at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Master's degree in Composition/Rhetoric. Ms. Powell is also the winner of the prestigious University of Michigan Hopwood Award.  The program presents awards each year for creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. 

Q. What drew you into writing poetry?  
A. Listening to the Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni and Dr. Maya Angelou, they were my inspirations. Poetry was a form of release as a teenager growing-up in the Bronx.  Essence Magazine published an opinion letter that I had written during that time, and I thought that was important, and I kept writing. However, it would be years before I had the courage to publish.   

Q. Who were your writing influences (writers, books, teachers)? 
A. I read often, and James Baldwin was one of my favorite authors. Eventually, I fell in love with others as well: Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, J. California Cooper, and Flannery O’Conner are a few.  

Q. When and where do you write?
A. I would like to be a morning writer. I think it would be great to start my days with a few intense hours of creativity, but I find that I often can’t begin to write until after 7 p.m. I have also noticed that once I begin a writing session it becomes difficult to stop, which means I’m up until the early hours of the morning writing. Right now, I’m trying to stay on target toward my goals of completing a collection of short stories, and two works of non-fiction. I don’t actually work on all of these projects at the same time, but they are all at various levels of completion, and I remind myself that I don’t have forever to work on them.  

Q. What is your new publication, Sweet Ache: Poetry of the Soul about?
A.  Sweet Ache: Poetry of the Soul is a compilation of free-verse poems that I have been writing for a number of years.  There are several themes, but I find that it is mostly about the angst and the glory of relationships. There are a few poems, which touch on political topics and scenes of everyday life.  The poetry in Sweet Ache is often vivid and concrete, but there are a few ethereal poems as well.

Are You A Poet? Then Why Not Publish A Chapbook?

If you're a poet and want to publish your work, consider publishing your poems in a chapbook format.

Chapbooks are not new to the publishing industry, yet they are becoming more popular among poets who do not have hundreds of dollars to publish multiple full-length books.  

Chapbooks are similar to booklets (small books) and sometimes compared to pamphlets. The books are relatively inexpensive to produce which means that you can make as many copies of your work as you would like. You can arrange your chapbooks so that each one has a theme. For instance, if you have a collection of poems on several topics, such as love, life, parenting, friendship, you can produce a chapbook on each topic. 

Poetry chapbooks can range anywhere from 20 to 40 pages, are usually stapled on the fold and use card stock or plain paper for the cover. Of course, you can customize the size of the book and design your own cover. It's best to discuss your paper weight and cover design with your publisher or printer. You can decide how to price your book based on your production costs. 

As for what you should include in your book, Poemfish.com has a great article on selecting poems for your chapbook and how to prepare your manuscript for publication. Whatever you decide to include, chapbooks offer you a prime opportunity to introduce your poetry to people who may not normally read lengthy works. 

MarketingNewAuthors.com can help you set up a chapbook as a soft-cover publication or as an e-book as low as $100. Contact MarketingNewAuthors.com for more details. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Introducing The MANA Writers' Group!

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) Writers' Group is open for individuals who love the written word.

Join authors who have previously published with MANA who are already group members and receive: 

• Availability to all MANA Specials on marketing and self-publishing plans and additional percentage discounts

• Discounts on all publishing plans

• Input from club members, if desired

• Customized workshops

• One-on-one consultation up to an hour, once a month - (regular cost: $200)

• A newsletter for club members every two months

• Free e-book

• $10 for every referral to the club 

Club Fee: $49.95 for every 6 months or $80 for a year.

MANA is committed to those committed to becoming a writer!  Each on of MANA's authors are members of the MANA Writers' Group. So, join them and other writers today and experience the MANA Writers' Group!    

For more details, contact MANA at 734-975-0028 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Celebrate Christmas in July With MANA!

MANA's Christmas in July is going on now. From July 5th to July 25th, get discounts off of: 

Worldwide Evil and Misery: The Legacy of the 13 Satanic Bloodlines by Robin de Ruiter and Fritz A. Springmeir (available in English, Spanish, French and German). 

This book is a about the development of a New World Order that aims to suppress the whole of humanity. Are the visible world leaders just mere puppets directed by an invisible power from behind the scenes? Are there invisible hands controlling the world? Is there a conspiracy? Who are the conspirators?

According to the authors, great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who have become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. The authors expose their plans and their ultimate goal of controlling the world!

Unveiled: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion by Robin De Ruiter. The political and socio-economic chaos that exists at the moment was described 200 years ago in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. How is this possible? The author of the Protocols must have been a prophet who intuitively must have foreseen World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.

This book is an attempt to provide some insight and to make it possible for people to act, which is something that is highly needed at this point in time. 

• All Children's Books in the MANA Online Store.

Visit our website at MarketingNewAuthors.com. Get a 25% discount and no shipping and handling fees off this promotion if you pay by check via U.S. mail. If you use your credit card, pay the list price and within 5 days, MANA will send you a rebate check that covers the 25% discount and shipping and handling charges. 

Self-Publishing Discount
Get 25% off any Self-Publishing Plan you choose by July 25th!  Use this significant discount to pay for a unique present--a published book or a gift card detailing a self-published plan delivered by December 25th. 
Make your dream, or the dream of someone you love, come true by becoming a published author. Either way, celebrate Christmas in July now with MANA!
Questions? Contact MANA via email at info@marketingnewauthors.com or at 734-975-0028.  Visit our website at www.marketingnewauthors.com.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

MANA Seeking Manuscripts of Historical and Non-Historical Fiction in July

MANA is seeking manuscripts in the areas of historical or non-historical fiction. If you have a manuscript that you would like to have published, contact MANA by July 31 and receive 20% off the cost of any MANA self-publishing plan.

MANA's self-publishing packages include editing, proofreading, printing, book cover designs, color covers, e-commerce services, an author's web page and digital marketing. We can tailor a plan to meet your needs as well as your budget. 

Take advantage of this offer by:

1. Choosing a Self-Publishing Plan on our website. Click here to visit the site.

2. Go to the MANA Month page to make your $250 non-refundable down payment. 

3. Submit your manuscript in a Microsoft Word file via email to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

4. MANA will review your manuscript and contact you.

Take advantage of this offer to see your dream realized of publishing your historical or non-historical fiction. 

Remember, MANA tailors its self-publishing plans to meet the needs of each author. Questions? Contact MANA today at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call 1-734-975-0028.

Offer expires: July 31, 2014

"Help! I'm Stuck In The Middle of My Story! Now What?!”

By The MANA Staff

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There’s nothing as frustrating as getting stuck in the middle of your fiction novel and not know in what direction to turn.

Ideally, you should develop a story outline, but not all writers do this because they want to work out the plot as they go along. On the other hand, sometimes you develop an outline but then take the story into another direction. 

If you have written yourself into this predicament, don’t panic. Just breathe. Now, step back for a moment and see whether the following advice will help you get out of your hard place.  

Bring your story to a boil 

In the beginning, you introduced the characters and set up the conflict.  So, bring the tension and suspense that you’ve been building from the beginning to a boiling point in the middle of your story.

This is the perfect time to surprise your readers by revealing secrets about your main characters or have your characters experience tragic moments. For instance, you can reveal that your character is having an affair or just found out at 53 years old, that she was adopted, or have one of your characters falsely accused of stealing classified documents from his company and now “shadowy figures” are after him. 

Readers love finding out something about the characters that they didn’t already know. The revelations you create may even confirm what readers suspected about the characters all along. If readers did not suspect anything, the exposed secrets will prompt them to either flip a few pages back to see why they “didn’t see it coming” or continue reading to find out what happens next.

Revelations in the middle of your story also give you more material to work with as you move to the end of your story.