Archive for April, 2008

Which Hopeful Author Are You?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I’m still aflutter with activity and events this week. After a good Los Angeles Times Book Festival event over the weekend, I dove right into a consultation with an author and landed a new long-term client. Last night, I helped teach a writers’ workshop. I spoke on the art of and the necessity of research […]

Lessons in Article-Writing

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Today, I sent out the second lecture and assignment for my online article-writing course. It’s not too late to sign on and catch up. http://www.matilijapress.com/course_magarticles.htm I also teach online courses on demand (sign up when you’re ready to take the course) on writing a book proposal, book promotion and setting up your own publishing company. […]

Promote Your Book at Book Festivals

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I’m back from the big Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. SPAWN had a large booth where some of our members displayed and sold their books to a crowd of around 150,000. (SPAWN is Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) http://www.spawn.org People came out to the festival, which was held at UCLA, despite the fact […]

Promote Your Book at Book Festivals

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I’m back from the big Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. SPAWN had a large booth where some of our members displayed and sold their books to a crowd of around 150,000. (SPAWN is Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) http://www.spawn.org People came out to the festival, which was held at UCLA, despite the fact […]

The Publishing Expert is Still Learning

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I’m a little late getting the blog up this morning because I’ve been on the air. Yes, I recorded a podcast for Philip Harris over at the author promotion site, Author’s On the Net http://www.authorsonthenet.com I’ll let you know when it goes live. How does this work? I just chatted with Philip and answered some […]

Freelance Writers’ Job Sites

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

My Freelance Article Writing Course is in full swing. The first lecture and lesson was presented yesterday. It’s not too late to join in. http://www.matilijapress.com/course_magarticles.htm One student asked about finding online writing work, so I did some research and came up with a few resources for online writing as well as print magazine writing. They […]

Something For Every Writer and Author

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Peter Bowerman, of Well Fed Writer-fame, has a new blog and it’s getting a lot of attention. He allows comments and he gets a lot of them. Check it out at http://www.wellfedwriter.com/blog I would like to allow comments here. I did for quite a while, but I was so busy deleting spam all the time, […]

Learn How to Get Your Articles Published

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

My online article-writing course starts today. I’m excited. I enjoy working with budding freelance writers who are seeking direction, guidance, discipline, tools and skills toward a career as a freelance article writer or to supplement their income or promote their books. The 6-week course starts today (April 22, 2008). If you’re reading this even during […]

How Do You Sell Books Through a Spam Filter?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Those Annoying Spam Filters Don’t spam filters drive you batty? I think I dislike spam filters more than I dislike spam—and that’s a lot. No, I’m not a spammer. The reason why I hate the filter programs is because they interfere with the transmission of legitimate email. Because you don’t want to bother with deleting […]

Successful Book Launch

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Well, I witnessed it with my own eyes—what appears, from every angle, to have been a successful book launch. Virginia Lawrence, Executive Director of SPAWN, and I attended Diana Zimmerman’s book launch event at Storyopolis, yesterday. Storyopolis is a magnificent store filled with books and art projects for kids. If you live in Southern California […]