Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MANA's Books of the Month For December

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.

Read the information below about the books we are featuring for December 2017: God’s Gift to Me: I Share With You—Book Two by Doris Zarzycki and Soar with the Angels: A Children’s Book by Cecilia R. Telles.


 God’s Gift to Me: I Share With You—Book Two by Doris Zarzycki

Doris Zarzycki shares her wisdom through a collection of over 220 prose and poems for anyone who needs to make sense of this world and chooses to thrive nonetheless. It is evident that Ms. Zarzycki has done a lot of soul searching and is now confident in herself and works to inspire others. 

Read more HERE about Ms. Zarzycki and her book in a post on MANA’s blog.

Click HERE to preview the book, God's Gift to Me: I Share With You—Book Two.



Soar with the Angels: A Children’s Book by Cecilia R. Telles

Young children have a curious mind and sometimes they ask us questions that we really have to think long and hard about before we give them an answer.

One topic youngsters often focus on is angels. “Who are they?” they ask. “Are they with us now?” At times, children will say they actually have seen angels and talked to them.

If you have a child or a grandchild who is captivated by angels, then you will want to read, Soar with the Angels: A Children’s Book.

Read more HERE about the book in a post on MANA’s blog. 

Click HERE to preview the book, Soar with the Angels: A Children's Book.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Introducing MANA's Businesswomen's Website Page and New Blog

To support businesswomen and encourage them in their efforts, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) has set up the MANA Businesswomen's Pages-Shop Here! to promote merchandise and services of female entrepreneurs. 

MANA's Businesswomen's Pages-Shop Here! can offer:

• Your company's own web page on the MANA website. It will showcase your products or provide a link to your site where sales take place. MANA receives NO ROYALTY. You earn 100% of the sales. 

• E-Commerce on your webpage on the MANA site if your company does not have a website. Again, MANA receives NO ROYALTY. You earn 100% of the sales. 

• Beginning November 24 (Black Friday), your company receives THREE MONTHS of promoting your business pages via MANA's social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest; The MANA Sunriser blog, and The MANA HARVESTER, MANA's digital newsletter. 

The cost is $149.95  There is no long-term commitment. 

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.

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

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.

Want to learn more about verbs and verb errors? Then, listen to this week's episode:



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.

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.

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

Click HERE to listen to the November 23, 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:





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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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Is Fear of Failure Preventing You From Becoming An Author?

Do you have a “big dream” that you don’t like to tell oters about? Some people want to be entrepreneurs and quit their boring day jobs, some people want to be authors and share their stories with the world. Howver, few people will admit this if someone asked them what are their dreams or ambition.  
Typically, we don’t admit our dreams and hopes to others because we don’t want them to laugh at us and tell us to get our heads “out of the clouds.” And, if we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t admit our dreams and hopes because we know they have a small chance of becoming reality! We let a fear of failure stop us from not only speaking about our dreams, but pursuing them! 
This is a huge mistake. The reality is when we give “voice” to our dreams by speaking about them, the more we will become motivated to actually find ways to carry them out. 
For instance, if you want to be an author, what do you do? The first step is to find out what type of book you want to write. Romance? Science Fiction? Biography? Young Adult Fiction? Many authors write their first book in the genre they loved to read them most.
Next, visit bookstores, libraries or go online to check out books in the genre in which you plan to write. What do you like about those books? What do you think will make your book stand out when compared to the books already on the market?
Once you write your book and publish it (either print or as an e-book or both), you will be able to legitimately say you're a “published author.”
The point is that with a variety of resources available, including articles, online writer’s forums, and local writing groups, it is not difficult to start fulfilling your dream of being an author. So in other words, if you want to say you're an “author,” then all you have to do is to begin writing! Writing on a regular basis allows you to enjoy what you’re passionate about without downplaying your dream to others. 
Once you start looking at your goals and dreams like this, it allows you to completely forget the idea of failure. Failure, then, is no longer an issue—nor is it an option!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing: What are the Differences?


Get Your Book Promoted Through the MANA Cover Page!

When it comes to promoting your book, your book cover is just as important as the content inside. With that in mind, it’s important that potential readers see your book cover in multiple places online. 
As a way of helping authors increase their book’s visibility, MANA is offering an ongoing marketing and promotional service called, “MANA Cover Page.” This promotion allows you to add your book cover to MANA’s website and visitors who click on the cover are linked to the website of your choice. MANA takes no royalties for this service. 
The MANA Cover Page is economical for authors on a tight budget. As part of MANA’s introductory special, you can pay $50 a month for a minimum of 3 months (total: $150) to place your cover on MANA’s site which consistently has worldwide visitors. This bargain price originally lasted until June 15. But as a way to celebrate MANA’s 15th anniversary and to get the word out on this new service, MANA has extended the offer until June 30! On July 1, the costs increase to $100 per month (3-month minimum) for a total cost of $300.
So, take advantage today and start promoting your book to readers around the world! Click HERE to check out a preview of the MANA Cover Page. Questions? Contact MANA at info@marktingnewauthors.com.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Are You Marketing Your Book Online?

If you're a self-publishd author, chances are your family and friends have bought your book. However, you may still have a lot books left in the packaging box. What do you do with them?  How do you get people who aren't your friends or relatives to buy your book? Well, one of the best ways you can find a new audience for your book is to look online. 
When it comes to selling your book, you cannot afford to ignore the power of online marketing. The fact is that today, the vast majority of self-published authors sell their books online. So, you will want to be sure that you do your best to market your book online as much as possible. 
The first online platform most authors prefer is Amazon, believed to be the biggest seller of books in the world. Having your book on Amazon is almost like having it on a shelf in major bookstore worldwide. However, if you aren’t actively marketing your book, how will people know it’s on Amazon unless they stumble on it?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

MANA Author Doris Zarzycki Returns With New Release!

Doris Zarzycki entered the publishing world in January 2014 with her debut book, God's Gift To Me, I Share With You–Book One, which contains more than 150 inspirational essays and poems about every facet of life (Click HERE to read a blog post about Book One) 

Now, Ms. Zarzycki is back with her second release, God's Gift To Me, I Share With You–Book Two. In her latest work, Ms. Zarzycki shares her wisdom through a collection of over 220 prose and poems for anyone who needs to make sense of this world and chooses to thrive nonetheless. It is evident that Ms. Zarzycki has done a lot of soul searching and is now confident in herself and works to inspire others.

“This has been a journey of inspiration I wasn’t aware I was taking,” says Ms. Zarzycki, a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who has seen and traveled many roads of life. “When I realized all the thoughts I had put on paper had accumulated into something that I wanted to share, I sat down and put two books together. Now, this is the completion of several years of meeting so many people along my journey of inspirations.”

In the introduction of her God's Gift To Me, I Share With You–Book Two, Ms. Zarzycki explains that she was 50 years old when she started to like herself. She tells her readers that they do not have to wait until that age to learn to like themselves. She hopes that her book will help lead readers to their own self-discovery:

Monday, May 1, 2017

MANA Continues Its 15th Anniversary Celebration With Special Self-Publishing Offers!

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) continues its 15th year anniversary celebration with two May Special Self-Publishing Offers! 

MANA MAY SPECIAL PLAN ONE 

If you make a $600 down payment, MANA will match a written estimate of a competing self-publishing plan or a written estimate of 
a  competing self-publishing company. On top of that, MANA will offer you a 10 percent discount! And, if MANA cannot match the offer, then, we will send you a check for $50. 

You will have a reasonable installment payment plan for twelve (12) months to pay for the remaining balance. Additionally, MANA pays 70 percent royalty for every book purchased through MANA’s website. There are two exceptions in the plan:


1. MANA does not promise to place your books into bookstores.

2. MANA does not promise to accept all manuscripts submitted. MANA sends all manuscripts to its Review Board. Only quality works are published by MANA. MANA wants quality work more than just the money.

Want to know more? Then, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Q&A With Hilary George, Author of "From War to When"

 Hilary George
MarketingNewAuthors.com welcomes Hilary George, author of From War to When. Although Hilary calls herself a "rookie writer," she has indeed written "80 pages of literary paradise on earth" as one reader so aptly described her collection of poetry.

Hilary was born in Singapore of British parents. After fleeing the Japanese invasion early in World War II, Hilary, with her mother and sister, two tin trunks of possessions and five English pounds, found themselves refugees in a strange, new land – Australia.  Hilary and her husband worked two years as missionaries in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. She has lived in the United States for the past 34 years. Her book, From War to When reflects her experiences.

MANA: Briefly describe to readers what From War to When is about.
Hilary George (HG): From War to When depicts some of my life experiences, how they affected me and what I learned from them. It ends with a letter to my children followed by a prayer for everyone.

MANA: Would you explain to readers what the title of the book, From War to When mean? It's assumed that the war is about World War II but what does "When" mean?
HG: World War II changed my life forever but my story is not finished yet. The "When" will be the fulfillment of lifetime hopes and dreams.