In this issue . . .
-- Upcoming free teleseminars
-- Library Thing social network
-- Shvoong knowledge-sharing network
-- The Dylan Thomas Prize
-- Trash-Proof News Releases
Here are a few free teleseminars coming up this week that you might
Arielle Ford Interviews John Kremer -- Tuesday, March 11th,
5:00 p.m. Pacific, 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Click on the link below to sign up:
Corey Burkes of IndepthYOU Internet radio show interviews John
Kremer -- Wednesday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If you
want to listen in, call 646-378-1277.
The IndepthYOU show has recently started what The Library of Success.
They post the cover of a recently released or currently available book
with description, publisher and where to purchase plus 30-days of
continuous promotion on the IndepthYOU show for $2.00.
Library Thing social network
Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com — Users share the books
and book lists they love. More users than Shelfari and more flexible
(according to one user). Now offering galley copies to users who will
write a review for the website. Their Library Thing Local lists bookstores,
libraries, and book festivals including author appearances, events, and
signings at these venues. Authors and publishers are invited to add
event listings. You can also encourage your fans to join and write about
you and your book.
Shvoong knowledge-sharing network
Shvoong: http://www.shvoong.com — Post abstracts or summaries of
any published book or academic article. You'll earn royalties according to
how popular and recognized your summaries become. 150,000 members.
Why not post a summary of your book!
The Dylan Thomas Prize
The Dylan Thomas Prize is now looking for nominations for the 2008
award. The £60,000 prize is awarded to the best book in English (novel,
poetry, or short stories) published by an author under 30. In 2006,
Rachel Trezise won for her collection of short stories, Fresh Apples.
For more info, contact the Dylan Thomas Prize, Tim Prosser, CEO;
44-1792-474051 or 44-7968-854435. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prize aims to encourage, promote and reward exciting new writing
in the English speaking world in commemoration of the life and work of
Dylan Thomas. Entrants should be the author of a published book (in
English), under the age of 30, writing within one of the following
categories: poetry, novel, collection of short stories by one author,
play that has been professionally performed, a broadcast radio play, a
professionally produced screenplay that has resulted in a feature-length
film. Authors need to be nominated by their publishers or producers (in
the case of performance art). To be eligible a literary work must have
been commercially published, for the first time in the English language
between 27th April 2006 and 30th April 2008.
Trash-Proof News Releases
Paul Krupin of Direct Contact PR is now offering a free download of his
classic Trash-Proof News Releases ebook. You can get it here:
Of course, you can also find it on my Free Books for All website:
Another Seattle P-I Blog
Elizabeth Appell, author of Lessons from the Gypsy Camp novel, is now
writing a weekly blog at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website called Straddling Life.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can
do him absolutely no good. — Ann Landers, advice columnist