Sunday, December 4, 2016

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of December 5, 2016

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 December 5, 2016. 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 December 5, 2016 On The Authors Show:

Kathy E. Dockett
Alan Noble
S. D. Moore 
Frances Fuller              
Rudi Raab and Julie Freestone
Janet S. Kleinman  
Clayton Graham
Donna Louis
Tina Martel
Gwen Mayo
Virginia Simpson
Mark Wayne Adams
Jane R. Wood
Kass Ghayouri

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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Friday, December 2, 2016

Time Travel Romance Writer Maxine Mansfield, Author Of ‘Time For A Highlander’, Is Finalist In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards

This is the sixth book written by Mansfield. She was picked as a finalist from a field of hundreds of authors.

Maxine Mansfield was chosen as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. Mansfield's ‘Time for a Highlander is an engaging time travel romance novel set in the backdrop of 1643 Scotland. Mansfield was chosen as a finalist from a field of hundreds of authors by public vote.

"I wrote Time for a Highlander because I believe there are times in everyone’s life when they’d love to have the chance for a do-over, a new start, or even a better ending to their Happily-Ever-After," Mansfield stated. "It’ s my hope that, for a little while anyway, this story pulls you right out of your day to day life and into what could’ve, should’ve, might’ve been." 

In the storyline of the book, forty-five-year-old history teacher Bethany Anne Anderson wasn't supposed to die on her dream vacation to Scotland. Someone else was supposed to rescue the child from the falling druid stone. But she's perfectly fine with moving on to the hereafter. She has loved ones waiting for her. Then Tobias Morie, better known as Fate, steps in. Her intervention has changed the future. Before she can move on, she must first help him correct one of his own mistakes. That's fine until she wakes up in 1643 in the body of twenty-year-old Lady Elspeth Frasier. Worse, she's engaged to the very handsome, very young, very virile Quinton MacLeod. But that's not all Fate demands. She must give the Highland laird the heir he’d originally been denied.
Quinton MacLeod loved once. He won't do it again, even if he had time for such nonsense. With the Highland lairds divided between loyalty to their beloved country and the English king, he seeks only peace—in his keep and in his heart. But raised in England and a ward of the enemy, his beautiful new wife has strange notions of education and cleanliness that cause chaos within both. There's also the matter of her very unlady-like views on the marriage bed, which, come to think of it, he's more than happy to overlook. If only he could trust her. Maxine Mansfield: Romantic fiction for all your happily-ever-afters.

Maxine's works have received rave reviews from readers. One Amazon review said, "Quinton is the perfect alpha hero." Another reviewer called the book the “best time-travel romance I've read recently”.

Maxine Mansfield is a prolific writer. Other books include "Tested by the Night, "Tamed by the Fire", Taken by the Passion", "Touched by the Magic" and "Tempted by the Storm".

Members of the public who want to vote for Maxine in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards can access her entry and vote at The Authors Show site at http://www.TheAuthorsShow.com. Maxine Mansfield is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at maxine-mansfield@hotmail.com. ‘Time For A Highlander’ is available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at her website at http://www.maxinemansfield.com.

Profile:

Maxine Mansfield writes fantasy, erotic romances, and fairytales for grownups. She lives in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer.

Contact:

Maxine Mansfield
http://www.maxinemansfield.com
maxine-mansfield@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Effect Of Social Media On Sports Consumption - New Sports Book, 'How We Watch Sports', Released By Sports Analyst And Data Scientist Dan Voicescu

While most sports books center on athletes, tournaments, sports history or strategy, Voicescu's work centers on sports consumption via social media and digital media and how the new patterns of viewing, reading and commenting affect both sports fans and athletes.

Sports analyst and commentator Dan Voicescu has announced the release of a new book about sports and the media, 'How We Watch Sports: The Evolution of Fandom and Sports Consumption in the #postinternet Era'. Unlike other sports books, this sports book shows us how social media has changed the way we watch sports.

According to Voicescu, we now live in the Golden Age of sports consumption. Millions of people are tuning in to the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, and Olympics. Using the tools provided by digital and social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, fans converse and bond using the omnipresent coverage of teams and athletes like never before.

Social media has become the primary interaction channel between fans and the sports industry, the de facto home of breaking news and highlights, rendering the traditional television highlight show irrelevant. Using an unprecented level of access and insight available through social media, sports fans are now more plugged in to the intricacies of sports than ever before.

Voicescu digs deep to examine the new reality of sports media in this informative, humorous guide to the complicated relationship between fans and the sports they consume. How We Watch Sports also provides an overview of the different types of fans in our lives and why their consumption patterns matter. In this one of a kind sport book’s final section, Voicescu takes a glimpse into the future, examining the upcoming trends that will continue to change how fans interact with the teams they support as well as with other fellow fans via Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools.

“I wrote this book looking to create a comprehensive overview of all the dramatic shifts and disruptions in sports consumption patterns that have taken place over the last decade," Voicescu stated. "The book provides a frame of reference for sports fandom in the digital and social media age. Any sports fan looking to gain more insight into the gadgetry and tech advances available at our disposal and how these tools have affected sports consumption, stands to benefit from reading this book.

"Even though there are many online articles and 'think pieces' on the subject, this is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of sports in the social media age in book format.

"Despite my data analytics background, I made a conscious effort to avoid writing a purely academic work. There is something for everyone in this book; from data patterns and trendlines that showcase how sports consumption has evolved, to the highly- satirized, humorous look at millenial sports fans and their consumption patterns.”

Voicescu's book about sports and social media garners a 100% 5 star rating on Amazon, and has garnered rave reviews from readers:

"This is an amazing read. Buy it, gift it, read it more than once. You won't be disappointed in this examination of society through a sports lover's eyes." – stated one review.

 “At first this book is entertaining, then it is interesting, and by the end intriguing” - another stated.

"Excellent 'must read' for all the people who like to watch sports."

Dan Voicescu is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at dvoicescu123@gmail.com.  'How We Watch Sports: The Evolution of Fandom and Sports Consumption in the #postinternet Era' is available at Amazon. More information is available at his website at http://www.howwewatchsports.com.

About Dan Voicescu:

Dan Voicescu is a data scientist, sports writer and keen observer of the evolving sports culture. In 'How We Watch Sports', he has combined his expertise in trend recognition with his passion for all different sports and their respective fan cultures. This book is a culmination of years of professional research and personal reflections on the world of sports.

Contact:

Dan Voicescu
dvoicescu123@gmail.com
http://www.howwewatchsports.com

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rico Austin, Award-Winning Author Of ‘My Bad Tequila’, Named As Finalist In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards

Rico Austin was picked from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. Rico Austin's book, entitled ‘My Bad Tequila’ details one man's epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure.

Rico Austin, author of ‘My Bad Tequila’, has been named as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. His honors came as a result of his appearance on The Authors Show. Rico Austin was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘My Bad Tequila’ details one man's epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure. But 1986 changed everything forever, when one event devastated the lives of 19 students, three chaperones and one bus driver. Was it the tequila?

“I wrote this book," Austin stated, "because I had to purge myself of this fateful Spring Break trip of 1986. I felt the need to share the perils of binge drinking, engaging in irresponsible sex and what happens when college and high school students don’t think twice about what happens when bad decisions are made and acted upon.”

“Thinking about sending your ‘Kids’ to paradise unsupervised?  THINK AGAIN.” 

“You’ll see the true reflection of me when the tequila bottle is empty.” – Rico Austin

Austin has won numerous writing awards throughout his writing career:

Hollywood Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011)
Readers Favorite Book Awards - Silver (Fiction - Mystery - General genre 2011)
Amazon eKindle - #1 Top Rated Kindle eBooks (Mexico Travel genre 2011)
"Five Parrots in a Palm Tree" - Superb Island Reading award 2011
#1 Book to Read, June 2011 - NY Professional Reviewer, Fran Lewis
Readers Favorite Book Awards - Finalist (Fiction - General genre 2011)
Arizona Authors Association - 3rd Place (Fiction Book of the Year 2011 - 2012)
London Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2012)
Los Angeles Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011-2012)
New York Beach Book Festival - Honorable Mention (General Non-Fiction genre 2012)
New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards - Finalist (Fiction - Mystery genre 2012)
Bibliocracy.com - Author of the Month (June 2012)
Suspense Magazine - Review & Article (July 2012 issue)t
Book Town - February's Book of the Month (March 2013) 

Austin is also the author of a number of other books:

'In the Shadow of ELVIS, Perils of a Ghostwriter' - Autobiography, Memoir; This is the true story of how and when Rico met the legitimate, illegitimate son of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Mr. Elvis Presley. These are the trials and tribulations of ghostwriting John Dennis Smith's epic and incredible mystery of being adopted and discovering his birthright.

'ARIZONA Is Where I Live' - Children's book;  ARIZONA Is Where I Live is a masterful and learning display of the Sonoran Desert, the mountains, the lakes, the Grand Canyon and of the animals that make Arizona one of the most unique and interesting states in the Union.

'Son of the KING, an ELVIS Paradox Unveiled' - Biography; This biography is the true story of Elvis the King of Rock n' Roll and his legitimate, illegitimate son. This book explores the relationships of those closest to Elvis Presley and the influences each of them had that kept Elvis from claiming his first born John Smith Presley.

'MEXICO Got LUCKY' - Non Fiction;  Lucky, the most famous dog in all of Sonora, Mexico was dog napped on March 1st, 2014. Was it a prank gone bad by teenagers? Did it involve the ruthless, Sinaloa Drug Cartel, deadliest in the world? Or was it just a lowlife dog thief?

'Author, Artist & Anyone's Personal Marketing Guide: Financial Success with 11 Proven Promotions Including Blogs & Social Media' is Rico’s sixth book.

‘Entrepreneur, Realtor & Anyone’s Personal Marketing Guide: Financial Success with 10 Proven Promotions Including Blogs & Social Media' was Rico’s seventh book published.

'BAJA LOCO, 4 Racing Days & Tequila Nights on the NORRA Mexican 1000' – Memoir: This is the true adventure of the Azuñia Tequila / General Tire race team and author Rico Austin’s journey of the 2014 Mexican BAJA 1000 which was published this last November 2016.

Members of the public who want to vote for Rico Austin in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards can access his entry and vote at The Authors Show site at http://www.TheAuthorsShow.com. Rico Austin is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at rico_thunderbird@yahoo.com. All of Austin's books are available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at Rico Austin's website at http://blog.mybadtequila.com.

About Rico Austin:

Rico Austin earned an Associate Degree in Marketing and Sales from BSU. Rico moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and continued his education receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business at Grand Canyon University, named the “Outstanding International Business Graduate of 1995.” That same year he was also selected as “Mr. Future Business Executive” at the State Leadership Conference which included all universities in the State of Arizona.

The summer before graduating, Rico went to Vilnius, Lithuania, and taught English (ESL). During fall semester of his senior year at GCU, Rico attended Staffordshire University in England where he also started on the American Football Team for the Staffordshire Stallions. Rico finished his Masters, an MBA in International Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus on the Latin America Region and the Spanish language. He appeared in a cameo appearance on Baywatch where he played the role of a drug lord.

Rico was selected for the May 19th, 2013 issue to represent Arizona in fellow author, Annette Synder’s popular blog, Fifty Authors from Fifty States, which spotlights writing professionals across the Fifty United States. He was again chosen to represent his home state of Idaho on March 23rd, 2014, and was named for writing about Arizona on January 17th, 2016. Rico was also chosen from among several hundred writers and bloggers to help compile a booklet with 13 other prominent authors. 'How to Create Credibility as a Freelancer - 70 Tips from a Collection of Experts' was published in December 2009.

Contact:

Rico Austin
http://blog.mybadtequila.com
rico_thunderbird@yahoo.com

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Award Winning Author Dana Lyons Announces Epic Paranormal Thriller Novel, 'The Rosetta Coin'

Lyons brings readers stories no one else could write. Her books feature quantum level adventures that combine science with spirituality.

Award winning author Dana Lyons has announced a recent epic paranormal thriller release, 'The Rosetta Coin'.

Dana Lyons creates stories no one else could write. Her books feature reincarnated lovers, time traveling souls, and an epic battle against ancient powers and alien forces. All of her books are fast paced, engaging and enlightening, written in contemporary time with modern elements as well as scenes from the ancient past. She takes her readers to worlds both ancient and contemporary for adventures of the heart, mind, and spirit.

This paranormal thriller, 'The Rosetta Coin' revolves around an artifact many have died for, leading to an adventure that could change the world.

In the heart of London’s elite social scene, Madelyn Fox has obtained an ancient artifact that could change humanity’s view of science, religion and mankind. If she shares her discovery with the wrong person, she risks joining those who have died in connection with the coin.

For centuries, the full wealth of the St. Germain family has been behind the protection of a secret so immense, so powerful, not even Solomon St. Germain knows the extent of it. Nicholas Alexander Carter, a descendant of the world’s most famous Egyptologist, also possesses a rare piece of this archeological puzzle.

Mercilessly tracked by a terrifying ancient enemy, the three unite in a white-knuckle chase through gritty streets, marble estates and underground bastions as their treasure trove of knowledge faces an explosive disclosure—or destruction.

"THE ROSETTA COIN is written from the heart...a heart filled with hope and faith a better day awaits humanity," Dana stated. "Aside from the adventure and discovery in The Rosetta Coin, what's important is the inspirational message I explore. In my heart I envision a human potential for something better, something beyond the wars and chaos and manipulation that seems to be our current human goal. Abandoning this legacy and establishing a new one is the big truth behind The Rosetta Coin."

Dana Lyons' books have received rave reviews posted on line. One about The Rosetta Coin said, " I loved the imaginative variety and interesting dynamic of the well-written characters. The underlying message was one that hinted at the greater possibilities of our human potential and it left me contemplating our mysterious existence. Most of all, The Rosetta Coin left me anticipating the upcoming sequel.

Another said, "As soon as I picked it up, I was swept into another world of mystery, intrigue, and hope. The rapid character development and story line left me unable to put it down."

Dana has been named as a finalist in the 2016 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards. Her honors came as a result of her appearance on The Authors Show. She was chosen as one of the best from a large number of authors through a public voting process. She was previously a winner in the 2015 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Awards.

Her body of work also includes:

'The Road to Babylon', a paranormal thriller revolving around a power so secret, even its possessor had been unaware and a prophecy so ancient, the world had long forgotten it.

'A Love Reborn', a modern tale of ancient love, magic and betrayal.

'Heart Of The Druae', a time travel romance featuring a love that bridges the past and the future.

Dana Lyons is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at author.danalyons@yahoo.com. All of Dana's books are available at Amazon and other online retail outlets. Members of the public who would like to vote for her entry in the 2016 '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Awards can cast their votes at The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. More information is available at her website at http://www.ParanormalRomanceBookAuthor.com.

Profile:

Dana Lyons lives with her husband and cats in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing since 2002.

Contact:

Dana Lyons
author.danalyons@yahoo.com
http://www.ParanormalRomanceBookAuthor.com

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