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CAPA business networking meeting this Monday night.

Reminder: Rain, sleet, or snow, there will be a CAPA networking meeting this Monday night at 6:30 PM at the Wethersfield library. Please RSVP to jasonalster@gmail.com Topics, book readings , author web sites , promotional items for marketing.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on August 25, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Interested in book trailer videos as a book marketing tool?

Join "Book Trailer Videos" on Facebook and learn about making and using book trailers. Also members are encouraged  to critique videos that they like.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Books Giveaways

Book giveaway on my blog at:

http://juephraime.blogspot.com/

Added by Julia E. Antoine on August 21, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

Giveaway

I have a $20.00 Amazon gift card give away on my new blog. I am very new to blogging ... don't know how well I will do at this, but I am giving it a try. Stop by and leave a comment. http://juephraime.blogspot.com/2011/07/give-away-in-this-hop.html

Added by Julia E. Antoine on August 1, 2011 at 5:02am — 1 Comment

brand new book marketing tool to be demonstrated at next CAPA networking meeting Monday July 25th

Brand new way to market books to be demonstrated at next CAPA network meeting. A new way to promote a book is to add a video clip or trailer to a " Send Out Card" . Author Jason Alster has invited Annie Harris independent distributor of of Send Out Cards to demonstrate the Brand new technology at the next CAPA network meeting, Monday eve, July 25th at Wethersfield Library 6: 30 PM. Please RSVP to jasonalster@gmail.com

Have you already written a book? Maybe you are thinking about scheduling… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on July 3, 2011 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

F3: Father Figures in Fiction - Big Shoes Filled By Carol Healy

Are you struggling with character motivations? On Father’s Day, let’s step into some size 13 men’s shoes and dig into backstory. Every character has one, even if it never makes it onto the pages of your story. What happened to your characters to make them think, act or react to the other characters in your story? How did their fathers influence them?

Imagine yourself as the father in the following scenarios. How would each of these actions affect your characters?

Scenario…

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Added by Carol Healy on June 19, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Book Review

I believe I accidentally deleted my post, anyway here goes:

 

Two of my children's books were selected as "Reader's Choice," Children's Bookwatch by Midwest Book Review

 

"Too Clever" is an illustrated collection of 10 short stories about inquisitive children and their adventures in learning. All sorts of subjects are introduced and explored by the curious kids who star in these short stories. Each of them has a lesson to share, making "Too Clever" an ideal…

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Added by Julia E. Antoine on June 12, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Prologue

 I held my hand out to the boy and we were laughing. We stood at the side of the lake as the sun glinted on the water, making the surface like something alive, jumping, stirring witht he promise of fish and frogs and other small creatures. I pushed my toes deeper into the sandy bank, hesitating, knowing full well that the water would be too cold for swimming. Spring had just begun, the blush tipped blossoms…

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Added by Jasmine Alicea on June 6, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

Press Release

 

 

Here is a link to the press release for my new romance novel:

 

http://www.prweb.com//releases/2011/6/prweb8513867.htm

Added by Julia E. Antoine on June 5, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

WWW1: Web Wrangling for Writers – 12 Great Blogs & How to Corral Them

As a life-long learner in a town where the library is awesome during business hours and absent at night, I am thrilled that the Internet is always open.

 

“Wait!” Yelled Harold Humbugger, the writer in the back of the room. “I thought the web was a soul-crushing magnet that lulled you into a false sense of security, draining your time and energy as it saps the creativity from your fingertips?”

 

No, you’re thinking of that sci-fi movie. The web is the…

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Added by Carol Healy on May 22, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Greetings From Anna James - Contemporary Romance Author

Hello Everyone,

 

I'm Anna James, author of contemporary romance stories that allow women of all ages to get lost in a world filled with passion, drama and romance.

 

I have four books currently available with another due out in June 2011 and another in January 2012. I am looking forward to meeting and networking with other romance writers in this…

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Added by Anna James on May 20, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Author book talk and slide show

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrV4x8Lk21Y

 

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on May 15, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Next CAPA networking meeting Tuesday May 31st , Wethersfield.

The Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association will hold a Networking meeting series on the 4th Monday of each month . Due to memorial Holiday the next meeting of the series will be held on Tuesday , May 31st th at the Wethersfield Library at 515 Silas Deane Highway ( Parking Lot off Church street and Silas Deane) starting at 6:30 P.M This series of network sessions helps authors and publishers to share information about their experiences. Topics covered may include the success of writing… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on May 10, 2011 at 6:20am — No Comments

Fay's events

I was a guest on the Mary Jones radio show on WDRC-1360am on April 27, 2011.  The interview went very well with Mary being a great and friendly host.

 

I am looking forward to my next interview with Barry Eva on may 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm on "A Book and a Chat with Fay." Location: www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond.

 

I will be doing a  book signing on Saturday May 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Millrace Book…

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Added by Fay Taylor on April 27, 2011 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

Next CAPA networking meeting - April 25th

The Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association will hold a Networking meeting series on the 4th Monday of each month . The next meeting of the series will be held on Monday, April 25th at the Wethersfield Library at 515 Silas Deane Highway ( Parking Lot off Church street and Silas Deane) starting at 6:30 P.M This series of network sessions helps authors and publishers to share information about their experiences. Topics covered may include the success of writing and peer critique groups,… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on April 21, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Marketing directly to those who want your book

To Market To Market

 

This last weekend I was invited to travel to  Harrisburg, PA to attend the Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Breeders Association MACAPA Jubilee. This was a gathering where the owners of 1,000 alpaca got together to show their animals in competition, to have fun with costume contests, to…

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Added by Peggy Gaffney on April 11, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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