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Book Signing at the Salem Library by Laura Stroebel at pin Salem Free Public Library 264 Hartford Rd, Salem, Connecticut 06420

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Laura Stroebel will be at the Salem Library signing her new children's book called Animals Are People Too. Hardcovers are $18 and softcovers are $16. Greta Stroebel, her daughter who is a professional singer-songwriter, will be opening the show and selling her CDs as wellSee More
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Entering book award contests

Posted by Beth Bruno on February 28, 2019 at 9:53pm 1 Comment

I wrote an article that has been posted on about entering contests to win money, increase exposure, win other prizes such as actual publishing contracts, and more!

Take a look here:

I've been an editor for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for several years and know how powerful winning such a contest can be to stimulate sales and…


self-publishing steps

Posted by Beth Bruno on November 9, 2018 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Follow this link to the website I belong to as a consulting editor. The site posts blog articles about a variety of topics related to writing, publishing, and marketing. The link above is a blog about specific steps to take when you decide to self-publish. Good luck and success to you!


publishing spiritual books

Posted by Beth Bruno on October 15, 2018 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

If you have written a spiritual book and are considering publishing it on your own, take a look at this wonderful article I found about some of the opportunities for publication:

And, if you're looking for an editor to help you polish your manuscript, give me a holler at or go…


Need an editor? Find an editor

Posted by Beth Bruno on October 8, 2018 at 9:14am 0 Comments

If you are looking for an editor, I hope you will consider contacting me for a free sample. I collaborate with authors of fiction or nonfiction to help them prepare their manuscripts for publication. I've been working with writers for 20 years and have edited more than 400 book manuscripts over the years. And if it hadn't been for my membership in CAPA, dating back more than 20 years, I never would have discovered the literary business and changed careers to be a part of it! Looking forward…


latest edited book advertised on the cover of Publishers Weekly

Posted by Beth Bruno on October 8, 2018 at 9:09am 0 Comments

I've been a book editor for 20 years now, and lots of my author clients have been published in the mainstream and independently. One of them, William Craig, wrote a memoir that has received acclaim on the cover of Publisher's Weekly, September 3rd edition. The title is Inventing Oneself, about a man whose immigrant father worked as a chauffeur when he came to the US, and whose son worked his way up in the banking industry in Philadelphia and Boston. At the end of his career he formed a…



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If you look at the members book page, the books have all disappeared. This is not something I have done, but, as I have been told, an adjustment on the ning. site. I have been told to wait till this is fixed and the books will come back. So please be patient.


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