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New release

My new romance novel, State of Ecstasy will be out in April. I am very excited!

Added by Julia E. Antoine on March 17, 2011 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Plymouth Library 140th Anniversary

Authors are invited to attend the 140th Anniversary celebration of the Plymouth Library on April 30, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Plymouth Library at 692 Main Street in Plymouth, CT.  Our own Jerry Labriola has been invited to be the the keynote speaker at this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Plymouth Library at 860-283-5977 or via email at     Attached is the 140th Anniversary…


Added by Dan Uitti on March 12, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Network meeting last night.

There were seven authors and editors who attended the network meeting last night. We met for two hours and shared much information about what works and does not in marketing our wares or improving our skills. The range spanned from how to give a workshop in a school to what were our experiences using social networks. The next meeting will be March 28th , 6:30 PM at the Wethersfield Library.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on March 1, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Capa networking meeting this Monday evening at 6:30

APA - Author/Publisher Network meeting series

The Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association will hold a Networking meeting series on the 4th Monday of each month including February, March & April. The first meeting of the series will be held on Monday, February 28th at the Wethersfield Library at 515 Silas Deane Highway, 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… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on February 26, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments


This March I will head out for a book signing tour for my book, Between the Devil and the Deep...Memoir of a Maverick Priest.


The tour starts on a passenger ship(SS Staterdam) which goes through the Panama Canal. I will do at least one signing there (while traveling throught the canal?)


LOS ANGELES AREA:  On March 19, I'll be at Williams' Book Store, 443 West 6th Street, and on Sunday, March 20, 7 p.m., I'll be at the Cabrillo Beach…


Added by AMES K. SWARTSFAGER on February 23, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Peggy talks to Martha Stewart...


 Peggy talks to Martha Stewart about The Crafty Llama and Alpaca Knits during a photo shoot.…


Added by Peggy Gaffney on January 25, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas to all .

A Google News article about Israel calls my book Leaving Home Going Home Returning Home "Groundbreaking"

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on December 23, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

An example of a great book trailer

Have a look at an example of a nice book trailer for the book Through Sophie's Eyes. Thanks

Through Sophie's Eyes

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on December 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Know your book - creating a professional work

Including all of the necessary parts of a book and putting them in the right order is the first step to making a book credible and professional. The inside of the book is referred to as the book block and can be divided in to three main sections: the front matter, book block text and back matter. All three sections are not absolutely necessary, but if used they should be combined into a single document with any manuscript submission. Read more...… Continue

Added by O. Peart on December 4, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Just made author's page on facebook

I just consulted with an internet information and news agency consultant, and he advised me to make a Facebook page just for my book. I think I like this idea better than a Blog because it is easier for followers to add content and I can easily add photos an information even more so than my Blog which is probably better if I want to attach a chapter of the book and write a larger article. But short term , Facebook for social networking about your own book seems the be the way to go. Have a…


Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on November 28, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Blog Talk Radio with Jean Marie Rusin

My show are December 1 from 1030 am to 1100 am Book Title Lady Rose.

December 8, from 1030 am to 1100 am Book Title SPOOKY

December 15, from 1030 am to 1100 am Book Title Williow Lakes Haunting.

CALL IN... I would like to hear from you.

Author Jean Marie Rusin

Added by Jean Marie Rusin on November 23, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Essays on Life Transitions by Women Writers


Added by Adele Annesi on November 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

book signing


I'm a member of SECAPA. I have 3 self illustrated books published. I've been offered a book signing at 3 different venues in Middletown, but success depends on there being some local authors with local audience influence, and I am from Mystic. would anyone out there be willing to be a part of a signing at either the Book Bower, the Buttonwood Tree, or Broad Street Books? If you're interested email me at and I'll send you a schedule of my present… Continue

Added by matthew goldman on November 16, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Free eBook Publishing


Publish your eBook with book layout, formatting and cover design at DLite

Press. Email:

Other services: self-publishing, formatting, proofreading, editing, cover…

Added by O. Peart on November 8, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Book Trailers by Rainbow Cloud Publications


I would like to announce that I will be offering services of making Book Trailers for those interested at reasonable prices. I will be happy to offer this service to CAPA members because it will combine my experiences in publishing , marketing , art , and movie editing.


Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on November 1, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

Peggy Gaffney featured in the Sunday edition of Meriden Record Journal

The Meriden Record Journal did a feature on member Peggy Gaffney in this Sunday's paper. It talked about all her books as well as the honor she received from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Added by Peggy Gaffney on October 31, 2010 at 9:34am — No Comments

Peggy Gaffney Honored By Martha Stewart.

I am being honored by Martha Stewart. I have been chosen as Doer of the Week from

among the more than 6,000 entrepreneurs who are part of the Dreamers Into Doers

program sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. It is an inspiring group of women who support each other as we grow our businesses…


Added by Peggy Gaffney on October 13, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Jason Alster to talk Simsbury library October 12th

Dear friends,
Please tell a friend about this talk. hope to see you there. Thanks, Jason

Simsbury - Wethersfield resident Jason Alster, author of "Leaving Home, Going Home, Returning Home: A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel," will discuss his experience making aliyah (living in Israel) , co-sponsored by Chai: The Center for Jewish Life and the Jewish Community Relations Council, 6:30 p.m., at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Rd., (860) 677-1235

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on October 11, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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