Monday, July 20, 2015


Do you want your manuscript published as E-Book? Then take advantage of MANA's CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! to get your e-book published. 


    *Document layout
    *Color cover
    *Podcast advertisement on MANA      
        Moment web page (1 year)
    *Digital marketing via MANA's newsletter, MANA Harvester, and MANA'sTwitter and Facebook pages (1 year)
    *Personal webpage on MANA website (1 year)
    *E-book placed on
    *E-commerce services (includes, acceptance of Discover, American Express, Master Card, VISA, & electronic checks) 
    *Shipping and Handling (no charge to author)

The cost for the CHRISTMAS IN JULY E-Book Special is $695 until Friday, July 25! From July 26 to July 31 – Cost is $995.

As part of our CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE, writers of Romance and Leadership manuscripts receive 30% off ALL MANA self-publishing plans until July 25. And, ALL writers who sign up during MANA's CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE can have their work published and ready to sell before December 25!

All self-publishing plans require a $250 downpayment. Make your payment on MANA's website HERE, then send us your manuscript in a Word file via email at

Also, get a 25% discount on all publications and services listed on MANA's website, including private seminars, writing consultations with MANA's Writing Coach Dr. C., and book marketing.

Questions? Contact MANA via email at info@marketingnewauthors.comor call 734-975-0028. Visit our website at and start saving today!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Before You Write – Research!

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If you are writing a book of fiction or non-fiction and have not invested any time in researching your subject, don't write another word until you develop a plan for researching your topic! 

Research is of vital importance to your regardless of the topic of your novel because it can bring substance and depth to your work. Even more, readers enjoy an informative book 

An article by The Guardian on "How to write a book in 30 days," says that "research often unearths important details and facts that can affect your entire story, so it pays to invest the time early on in the process. It's also very hard to write a story with huge holes in your own knowledge; it's like doing the work backwards." 

Your research could include going to the library or bookstores to view books similar to your topic, interviewing experts on your topic, gathering anecdotes to 
liven up your copy as well as reading everything you can get your hands on about your topic. writes that Pete Docter, writer-director of Walt Disney/Pixar's film, Inside Out, conducted research by consulting psychologists during the filmmaking. The filmmakers of this summer's mega-hit also consulted scientists at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

On one level, kids can't help but to enjoy the visually stunning movie, but according to, the movie actually teaches viewers about the science of the mind. 

Viewers are allowed to "see" into the mind of 11-year-old Riley, whose family packs up and moves from their home in Minnesota to California.  Operating inside of Riley's mind are the "emotions" of Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness. Viewers watch how the range of these emotions  affect Riley throughout the movie (Don't worry, in case you have not seen the film, there are no spoilers here!).

MANA Author Marion Cornett embarked on the task of writing about the history of the village in which she lives. Since 1996, Mr. Cornett dedicated herself to studying the history of Fowlerville, a village in Livingston County, Michigan. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

First Chapter of Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" Released

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Social media was abuzz Friday after The Guardian and Wall Street Journal placed the first chapter of Harper Lee's highly anticipated book, Go Set A Watchman, on their websites. The book is set for release on July 14. Go Set A Watchman is a sequel to Ms. Lee's Pulitzer-prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in July 1960.

In the first chapter of Go Set A Watchman, readers find Jean Louise Finch, better known as "Scout," as an adult woman living in New York and traveling to Alabama to visit her attorney-father, Atticus Finch, 20 years after the events that occurred in To Kill A Mockingbird. 

According to Wall Street Journal, Go Set A Watchman is the most pre-ordered book on Amazon since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It comes as no surprise then, that reaction to the first chapter were mixed: 

Bloomberg Business was enthralled with the first line of the book:
"Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical." 

• According to The New York Times' review, the book portrays Atticus Finch, who defended a black man against a trumped-up rape charge in To Kill A Mockingbird, as having a dark side. In fact, the review says the book describes Atticus as a racist who attends a Klan meeting and says not-so-nice things about black people. 

National Public Radio's headline describes the first chapter as swinging from "Homecoming to Heartbreak.

• Mick Brown, writer for The Telegraph, asked whether Harper Lee's  "lost" novel should have been published at all? 

Now, it's your turn to be a reviewer. In case you haven't read it yet, here are links to the first chapter of Go Set A Watchman from The Guardian and Wall Street Journal 

So, tell us what you think of the first chapter ?

Friday, July 10, 2015

MANA Is Accepting Submissions For Manuscripts on Patriotism, Military and Outdoors

Do you have a fiction or non-fiction book on the military or patriotism? 

Are you an angler and have a fascinating story about the one that you actually caught, instead of the one that got away? 

Do you have safety tips on mountain climbing, ziplining, camping or other outdoor activities?

More importantly, did you ever say you were going to "one day" write a book  on your experiences or research? 

If so, (MANA) is accepting submissions of manuscripts on he subjects of patriotism, military and outdoors in July and August. 

Whether it's a manuscript on your or a loved one's military service or your research on past patriotic movements, or your experience as a professional guide for outdoor activities or as an outdoor enthusiast, your work may just be what others need. 

MANA offers 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. However, MANA can tailor a plan to fit your budget. 

MANA also offers a Print-On-Demand service and publishes print books and E-books.

What's more, MANA gives authors a 70% royalty for every copy sold!

Take advantage of this special offer by checking out the self-publishing plans MANA offers on the website.

Then, submit your manuscript via email to MANA at

Then visit the MANA Months web page on the website and submit a non-refundable down payment of $250.

For more information, contact MANA at or call us at 734-975-0028.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrate MANA's Christmas in July Sale!

From now until July 25, celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY WITH MANA. 

Writers of Romance and Leadership manuscripts receive 30% off ALL MANA self-publishing plans. And ALL writers who sign up during MANA’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE can have their work published and ready to sell before December 25!

Also, get a 25% discount on all publications and services listed on MANA's website, including private seminars, writing consultations with MANA's Writing Coach Dr. C., and book marketing. 

As an added bonus, get a free copy of the recipe book, Recipes for Life, with a registration to the Writing Coach Services or  Private Seminar. 

Use these discounts to purchase the book you've always wanted from one of our authors or make your dream come true by becoming a published author or get help in marketing your book. Either way, celebrate Christmas in July now with MANA!

In the spirit of this special holiday celebration, will donate 10% of every sale to Alzheimer's Foundation of America. 

Questions? Contact MANA via email at or at 734-975-0028.  Visit our website at and start saving today! 

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