Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of September 1, 2014

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of September 1, 2014. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.

For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:

* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.

* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.

The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings.  The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.

The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:

Week September 1, 2014 On The Authors Show

Karynne Summars
T. Wrage
Eileen Ladin-Panzer
Henry Zimmer
Devin J. Starlanyl
P. J. Van Sant
Frances Fuller
Gary Doman
Wendy Joseph
Anika B. Connage

Profile:

Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio.  Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.

More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The New Definition Of 'Romantic Fiction' - Author Rusty Blackwood Issues Statement

Romantic fiction' and 'erotica' are both well established genres in the literary world. Romantic Fiction Author Rusty Blackwood believes there is a marked difference between 'romantic fiction' and 'erotica'

The dictionary defines romance as " . . .a novel or other prose narrative depicting heroic or marvelous deeds, pageantry, romantic exploits, etc." Romantic fiction novels often present 'heroic' or 'marvelous' themes. But in today's marketplace it seems that the bar has been lowered, diving deeply into the realm of erotica, as evidenced by the success of novels such as '50 Shades Of Grey' and others.

Rusty Blackwood, author of the romantic fiction novel 'Passions In Paris: Revelations Of A Lost Diary', believes that this trend will ultimately blur the lines between romantic fiction and erotica, and that movement will result in lowered standards for romantic fiction authors and lowered expectations for romantic fiction readers.

"Speaking from the standpoint of a romantic fiction writer, I really feel the need to take a stand on this issue and voice my opinion," stated Miss Blackwood. "The very comparison of these two genres makes about as much sense as comparing apples to onions in flavor.  I find the idea absurd. Furthermore it is totally misleading, especially when a title that is nothing more than pure erotica in genre is marketed and touted to be that of a good old fashioned love story, when in literary fact, is as far from a good old fashioned love story as one can get. Readers are always free to choose as they like, of course, but the damaging factor in this scenario is that the reading public has bought into this misconception, and have made the mistake of believing the likes of '50 Shades of Grey', as well as other titles written in the same vein, now the standard for romantic fiction. This is totally wrong, and it has done nothing but hurt the genre of romantic fiction, and those who write it."

In a review of '50 Shades Of Grey' by Frank Santo on the Daily News website, Santo stated that "the experience of reading E. L. James' '50 Shades of Grey' on the subway was enough to make me feel like a complete psychopath." While a review is but one person's opinion, this nevertheless begs the question - "What is romantic fiction really?"

"Romantic fiction is," continued Blackwood, "the creation of a world in print that sweeps the reader to a place that touches their heart, their soul, and totally absorbs them into the story they are reading. Real love is gentle, caring, passionate beyond the limit of imagination. It allows the reader to feel what the writer is hoping to share, and throughout the story allow them to experience whatever road they imagine they themselves and the one they love to travel. Love can also be hurtful, deceiving and heartbreaking, but it is not a place where a man plots to defile a woman, demeans her beyond all limit, and sends a message to all young women that this conduct and misuse is acceptable, and this is what real love is. This is why the comparison between these two genres is so unbelievably wrong, and needs to be clarified. The reading public should not be manipulated into believing otherwise, regardless of how much a title is hyped, and I hope for the sake of romantic fiction writers everywhere this will soon materialize."

Blackwood's romantic fiction novel, 'Passions In Paris', is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'. It has been compared to Erich Segal's 'Love Story' and Nicholas Sparks' 'The Notebook'. The novel has also received extremely positive reviews from Reader's Favorite reviewers and has a 4-star rating on Amazon. The book was chosen as a finalist in Indie Author Land’s “50 Self Published Books Worth Reading”. Rusty was also a finalist in The Authors Show “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” Awards.

"Passions In Paris" has received rave reviews from readers. Reader Fred Pifer stated the new romance book, "is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book 'Love Story' by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout." Another said, "Passions in Paris I think stands it ground with these other powerful romantic stories like 'The Notebook' by Nicolas Sparks."

Readers can download the epub version of the book at Smashwords. 'Passions In Paris: Revelations Of A Lost Diary' is also available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions, Barnes and Noble in paperback and Nook editions, and Create Space.

Blackwood will appear at Seaway Mall Coles in Welland on on September 20th for a book signing event.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto area and can be reached using the information below or by email at writerrusty@hotmail.ca. More information, including 'An Evening With Rusty Blackwood - Parts 1-3' is available at her website at http://www.rusty-blackwood.com.

Profile:

Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children's books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease.

Contact:

Rusty Blackwood
Web: http://www.Rusty-Blackwood.com
Email: writerrusty@hotmail.ca

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 25, 2014

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of August 25, 2014. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.

For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:

* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.

* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.

The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings.  The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.

The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:

Week August 25, 2014 On The Authors Show

Roland Allnach
Lois W. Stern
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Myrlande Sauveur
MaryAnn Diorio
Terezia Farkas
Richard Trayler

Profile:

Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio.  Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.

More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Announces 'Tails Of Sweetbrier' Is Finalist In CLIPPA Awards

Humphrys-Dunne writes captivating books that teach children life lessons. ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards

Children's book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has announced the 'Tails of Sweetbrier' is one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards in the 3rd - 4th Grade category.

‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is a true story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider. Deanie was born with a handicap, which made walking difficult. When doctors say she will never be able to walk, her dad decides to teach her to ride horses. This inspirational story shows children that nothing is impossible “if you don’t quit.”

“I’m extremely honored to be one of the finalists for the CLIPPA Awards in the third and fourth grade category," Deanie stated. "I am most grateful that the judges felt 'Tails of Sweetbrier' was worthy of this special recognition. I wrote this story so that children will know that perseverance is the key to success. I'm especially thankful to my sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, for her beautiful illustrations and cover, which bring my book to life.”

Deanie believes the message that perseverance is the key to accomplishing amazing things is one that can benefit every child. Through her inspiring, real life and fictional works, children will learn that anything is possible if they refuse to give up on their dreams. Through her works, children are reminded that tenacity is the key to success. They will see proof that obstacles can be overcome and that quitting only guarantees failure.

Deanie wants to be a positive influence to children. She loves to write entertaining stories that emphasize important values such as; never giving up, setting goals, and working together to realize great things. Her objective is to write books that build self-esteem and confidence in children. She works tirelessly to write books that would appeal to children and also teach them valuable lessons, presented in an engaging manner. Other books written by Deanie include ‘Charlene The Star’, ‘Charlene The Star And Hattie's Heroes’ and ‘Charlie The Horse’.

The CLIPPA website states, "Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award celebrates books for elementary-school-age children that offer fun, learning and creativity and were created by authors who have self-published their works. The books nominated for the CLIPPA are judged by Elementary School Principals, Reading Specialists and Distinguished Authors."

"Awarding the top independently published children’s books, the CLIPPA aims to stimulate awareness of self-published books for elementary age children and celebrate top works that provide pages filled with fun learning for young readers."

'Tails of Sweetbrier' also took the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Juvenile/YA Nonfiction category in 2014.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at deanie@dhdunne.tk. All of her books are available at Amazon. More information is available at her website at http://www.ChildrensBooksWithLifeLessons.com.

Profile:

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s author with 4 published books. All of her books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

Deanie and Holly specialize in books that promote positive, character building messages for children.

Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been featured on several author websites and received top billing in one of her interviews with renowned author, Amb. Claire Power Murphy on womensradio.com. In addition she has been honored with numerous blogging awards and nominations including: The Sunshine Award, The Best Moment Award, The Super Sweet Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, The Sisterhood of the World Award, and the I’m Part of the WordPress Family Award.

Contact:

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
http://www.ChildrensBooksWithLifeLessons.com
deanie@dhdunne.tk

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of August 18, 2014

Book Marketing serves as a resource for authors and allows members to engage in promotion and publicity for marketing purposes. The site offers no-charge marketing training, book publicity opportunities and a buyers club for book marketing services

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of August 18, 2014. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.

For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:

* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.

* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.

The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings.  The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.

The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:

Week August 18, 2014 On The Authors Show


T. Wrage
Patrick Brigham
Pat Chalfant
Vincent McCrudden
Terezia M. Farkas
P. J. Van Sant
Donna Stanley
Wendy Joseph
Frances Fuller
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD
Gary Doman

Profile:

Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio.  Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.

More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.

Contact:

Don McCauley
Free Publicity Focus Group
don@freepublicitygroup.com

Danielle Hampson
The Authors Show
danielle@theauthorsshow.com

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