Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Market Analysis and Promotion Workshop in July


July 7ABCs of Market Analysis and Promotion, with Shirley Raye Redmond

Writing a book can be tough.  Convincing a New York editor to buy it is tougher.  Selling 100,000 copies is tougher still.  The workshop introduces students to the intricacies of market analysis and dispels well-circulated myths about successful book promotion.  Using hands-on exercises and discussion topics, Redmond shows participants how to develop a marketing plan that will convince an editor to publish their book and how to sell more than 100,000 copies of that book without hiring a publicist.

Shirley Raye Redmond is an award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer and frequent conference and workshop presenter.  She has taught a variety of writing and literature courses at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos campus, WORDHARVEST Writers Workshops, and the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference. As the author of more than two dozen books and more than 400 articles, Redmond learned the intricacies of marketing and promoting from the ground up and uses them very successfully to promote her own work.  Visit her website

Friday, April 13, 2012

April New Releases

Where Lilacs Still Bloom
By Jane Kirkpatrick

Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a novel based on the life of German immigrant housewife who had a hybridize plants. With an eighth grade education, Hulda Klager of Woodland, Washington, spent the next 60 years developing over 250 unique varieties of lilacs.  This is her story and the story of how beauty can heal and bring us hope through the challenges of our days.

Published by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House

Where Lilacs Still Bloom can be purchased at the following sites:

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Wicked Eddies
By Beth Groundwater

WICKED EDDIES is the second book in the RM Outdoor Adventures series.

Fly fishing is dangerous? River ranger Mandy Tanner had no idea until days before a huge tournament in Salida, Colorado. True, the Arkansas River can be a man-eater, but the rapids weren’t responsible for driving a hatchet into the neck of would-be competitor Howie Abbott―a secretive man who may have been cheating. While casting about for suspects, Mandy seeks clues from Abbott’s family members, including her best friend, bartender Cynthia Abbott. But when Cynthia becomes the prime suspect, Mandy realizes she’s wading into deeper, more hazardous waters than ever.

Published by Midnight Ink

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Wicked Eddies can be purchased at the following site: