Sunday, December 27, 2009

Book Street at Scottsdale Art Festival


 

Pictured here are some of the authors who came out to Book Street on November 21-22nd. Charles Burgess (Don't Say you do if you Don't) and Carolyn Ritacca (The Grayhill Spectre) came all the way from Wisconsin to be with us over the sunny weekend. So proud of them all.

Authors pictured standing in order from left to right:  Charles Burgess, Carolyn Ritacca, and Kenton Knepper. Shown sitting: Zoe Sherwood, Lynell and myself (Patti Hultstrand), all holding our books to show off. 

Shown here, Donald Jacques, President of Az Publishing Services, LLC, talking ebook formats with Bryan.

We welcome Lynell with her new book, which was hot off the press the day before this Book Street event and titled, "Dreams Among Nightmares." Lynell is pictured here with her first sales of her book.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Review for new book - The Grayhill Spectre



New Superhero - look out Spiderman !
Didn't think there would be a superhero that I'd like better than Spiderman or Superman, but here he is. The Grayhill Spectre is a complex character and likeable as a person in addition to the superhero side. There are a number of other interesting characters in the story, any one of whom could have a story of their own. This is a book you won't want to put down, and now I can hardly wait for the next one to be done. Apparently the author is writing another adventure (volume 2, I assume), this time set in Las Vegas. For light fantasy reading that will keep you turning the pages, this is a winner. Would absolutely love to see this on the big screen someday.

To order here is the link

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Interview and Review

One of our authors, Charles Burgess, author of "Don't Say you do if you Don't" was reviewed and interviewed recently on Urban-Reviews.com. Follow the link to view this up and coming author's review from someone not related to him OR from his print publisher, since I'm clearly biased.

So proud of Charles for getting out there, making it happen!

If any other writer wants to know the biggest tip I can give to be successful with their books, it is really clear cut. The #1 tip is to CONSTANTLY put you and your book out in front of the public, getting interviews, getting reviews, leading people to where they can buy your book. But, above all, GIVE THEM SOMETHING instead of only taking their money for your book.

What do I mean?
Charles gives his Facebook group "Don't Say you do if you Don't", tidbits of philosophies in life and ways in which to live our lives, that if followed, make us happier, and make those around us easier to live with. Charles has hundreds of followers in Facebook (819 in about 5 months) because of these simple, life changing philosophies. These followers ask him for more when they notice he hasn't written anything for a few days. They need their thoughtful tidbit for the day. And Charles is that much more prolific when he writes every day, even when it's just a few paragraphs in this Facebook group.

I have a philosophy to add to his list. "A few paragraphs a day, makes Charles an overflowing fountain of words for his books." It is widely believed that 'practice makes perfect', but with books there is really no perfection, just great writing. You practice writing, and you will become much better at it and you will write more often. It becomes a compulsion, a need at times, to get those words out and onto paper or your computer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlYAhSffEDM
On Ray Bradbury's view of the writing metaphore

So, my #2 tip for successful book writing is to write often and everyday is even better. Charles has two published books, another in final editing stage, two more he is currently writing right now, and several others he has talked to me about publishing for 2010 and (sorry to say) some will go into 2011. As his print publisher, I have to say, without question, that Charles has great potential to become a best-selling author because he has taken to heart tip #1 of giving them something for free in marketing to lead them to the sale, and tip #2 of writing often to make you a better writer.

GIVE MORE AND WRITE FROM THE HEART - AND YOU MAY JUST TURN AROUND AND ASK THE HUNDREDS, "WHY ARE Y'ALL FOLLOWIN' ME?" And some of them will follow you right to the sale.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=94794131092

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Get Free Shipping NOW on our Books

Amazon won't let us give free shipping because they are controllers. So, if anyone wants a better deal on buying any book in Az Publishing's catalog, they can get it on our
Wigix storefront at  http://www.wigix.com/index.php/xd/xdstore/shelf/2063/1932?si=1932

NO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR!!
PASS IT ON and HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We now have 14 books on Amazon and Growing

Brand New Books from some new names in Urban Fiction, Fantasy, Adult Horror, Time-travel Romance and even a NEW Superhero book. Check it out all you book lovers!

New Ning Network Page

Come and join the new wave of writers, readers, and other weavers of dreams at the new Ning page. http://weaversofdreams.ning.com/events/changing-face-of-publishing

FREE SEMINAR ON PUBLISHING

Every family could use extra money in this tight economy. Your second job could be writing that book you've been thinking about. Don't know where to go to get the correct information you need in this fast changing face of publishing.

If you live in Arizona, you could participate in a free publishing seminar. The next one is February 6, 2010 from 12 - 4pm at St. Stephen's Renewal Center centrally located on 56th St. in Phoenix.
http://www.azpublishingservices.com/SeminarSignUp.php
It's easy to sign up and you could be publishing in no time.


Even an experienced author may not know about all the changes that are taking place in the publishing industry right now. We go over the eBook market as well as print publishing. Don't know where to go to get the correct information you need in this fast changing face of publishing.

About the seminar location:   http://www.ststephens.org/Who/FindUs.htm