I have two recently published articles I’d like to tell you about. Over at Publishing Basics, you’ll find my article, How to Get Published in 2009 posted at
Scroll down and you’ll see my picture along with those of some of my friends, Pete Masterson, Wendy Weiss, Brian Jud and, of course, Ron Pramschufer (site owner). I hope you enjoy the article.
Fran Silverman, publisher of “Book Promotion Newsletter” is featuring my piece on Seven Book Promotion Mistakes and How to Fix Them in her November 19, 2008 edition of her newsletter. Oops, Fran’s newsletter isn’t free, anymore. She charges a fee of $7.50/year. Is it worth it? Do you have a book to promote? If so, then I’d say, YES. Check out the Book Promotion Newsletter site at
I’m presently teaching all 4 of my online courses. Can you believe it? I understand that writers’ conferences (and conferences related to other subjects) are being canceled right and left because of low enrollment this year. It’s a shame. How will you get the information, resources and instruction you need in order to follow your writing dreams to publish and promote a book or supplement your income through writing? I suggest looking for opportunities closer to home. You may find writing/publishing workshops and courses offered locally. Contact your public library, arts council, writers’ group for information.
Also look to the internet. Sign up for an article-writing course, book promotion course, self-publishing course or book proposal workshop, for example. Here at Matilija Press, we offer courses in all of these topics. And if you have a request for a specific course, let us know. Perhaps we can either develop one (if it is within our expertise) or direct you to one.
Learn more about the courses we offer at http://www.matilijapress.com/courses.htm