"Sharing with Writers" is from the desks of Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER (USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004" and an Irwin Award winner) and THE FRUGAL EDITOR, winner of USA Book News Best Book award and Reader Views Literary Award, and her writing friends. Writing friends. That's YOU.
It is a place where you'll find writing and promotion tips and where you can share your own writing sucesses with other writers.
Newsletter Dated: 4/8/2006 10:45:26 PM
Subject: [Sharing with Writers] Amazon's Plog and Why to Never Use a TOC
April 9, 2006: Sharing with Writers:
From the Desks
Of Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Authors* Coalition Friends
Most recent issues of Sharing with Writers are posted with live links at Fairgo E-Books: http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/fairgoebooks/literary.htm. You will find the *Best of Sharing with Writers* at Apollos Lyre (www.ApollosLyre.com). Sharing with Writers is the official newsletter of Authors* Coalition (http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com) an organization of writers who help writers.
Note: In order to cut down on computerese, I do not use (or I substitute for) many punctuation marks. They seem to disagree with Yahoo and others. I hope it doesn*t drive you crazy.
Note from Carolyn:
Dear Authors* Coalition Members
Ahhh, another conference. And then the
the BIG LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books
on April 29 and 30. Life will be slower
come summer but I do want to report on
the Las Vegas Writers' Conference as
long as it is still conference and
It would be interesting to learn how
many of you have attended writers'
conferences. I worry that it is not
enough of you or that some of you have
tried one and figured they were all
alike and not made an effort to do
another one. I give over a good chunk
of one chapter in *The Frugal Book
Promoter* to conferences because they have
immeasurably helped my career and I
believe they will help
yours. Thatin *Frugal* section outlines
why they will make a difference and
how you can utilize them to their fullest.
I am willing to bet that when you read it, y
ou will realize that you could be using
the ones you do attend (or speak at)
to greater effect. (Those of you with
a paperback copy of *Frugal,*
go to page 105.)
The Las Vegas Writers' Conference
directed by Gregory Kompes. is in its
fourth year. For a conference so young,
I was amazed at the accomplished speakers
it attracted--like Peter Bowerman, Joyce
Spizer and Randall Pratt. Perhaps it is
the Las Vegas magic. Perhaps it is that
this hard-working crew of workers in the
Henderson Writers' Group are so
I did two seminars. One on avoiding the
unprofessional markers I so often see
in dialogue and one--of course--on
promoting your book. Nagging, really,
that it's never too early or too late! (-:
Many of the seminars will be available
soon on the Las Vegas conferences
Here's an example of the unexpected
kind of thing that can happen at
conferences. My husband (Lance G. Johnson, author of *Everything Asians Need to Know About Americans from A to Z* printed in simplified Chinese)
attended a conference led by Kathleen Shaputis from Gorham Printing (www.gorhamprinting.com) . She offered participants little booklets printed by her company. For me it was love at first sight. So much important
information! I contacted her after the
conference and she graciously agreed
to send me enough booklets for my
entire class at UCLA (Sat. Aug 5) --some 30 of them!
I know you, too, will find unexpected
opportunities at your next conference.
Check out both the Erma Bombeck
Writers' Workshop and the Las Vegas
Writers' Conference, both have
supported me and Authors' Coalition.
Each has its own individual personality.
It never hurts to have more than one
No part of this newsletter is paid advertising.
Letters to the Editor:
I bought Carolyn's book (over the
summer) and immediately started
preparing for my novel to be picked
up by a publisher. Once I had the
contract in hand, I really started
applying all of the techniques she
suggested. My results are excellent.
1) The publisher is new and within 5
hours of her launching her site I
already had book orders.
2) I was just informed this weekend
that *Greystone* is on her best
sellers list. In just over two weeks, I
have sold over 100 copies!
So, if you promote early, it really does help.
Author of *Greystone* www.christinabarber.net
Tip: Would it hurt to be "wel-fed" and from
your writing, too. You have probably heard of
Peter Bowerman but if you don't get his f r ^ ^
newsletter or read his *Well-Fed Writer" books,
you are missing an opportunity to learn
more and maybe earn a living doing what you do
best--write. Go to: http://www.wellfedwriter.com/
To Linda Morelli, author of *Lani's
Challenge,* for including information
on the audio classes I am doing for
Double Dragon Publishing and The Complete
Writer's Journal I am co-
editing in her newsletter. Romance
readers and writers will want to
subscribe to her letter. Go to: http://hometown.aol.com/lbmwriter/Romance
To UCLA Extension's Writers Exchange for
publishing notices of my activities
regularly. This issue included information
bout our Authors' Coalition participation
in the LA Times Festival of Books(Booth #610).
To receive that newsletter take a Writers'
Program class on campus or online. It's
a wonderful service for their writers.
Subject Line Story:
Curious About Amazon Connect or
Want to learn how they'll look on your
Amazon page if you decide to
participate in this f r * * program?
Want to know why you should never
again use a Table of Contents?
Cut and paste:
When was the last time you bought a
book from an author you know? *Tracings*
my new chapbook of poetry, (www.finishinglinepress.com), is
available for that honor at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
ref=sr_1_1/002-4692447-2218401?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 but any
book mentioned in any one of your
Sharing with Writers* newsletters
would also be a nice gesture.
If all of us directed more of our
reading to newer authors who write
in genres we love or genres we need
to stretch into, we would do
ourselves and the publishing
industry a great favor.
PRONOUNS sent to you
by Shirley Martin
It's important to get your pronouns
right, whether in conversation or in
writing, but especially in writing.
First thing to remember, if a
pronoun is the subject of a sentence,
t's in the nominative case, and
it doesn't matter how many names you
have preceding it.
Example: "John, Mary, and I went
to the movies." Note, I didn't say
"Many people attended the meeting,
all the officers and I."
And certainly, you wouldn't begin a sentence with "myself." I saw this
once in a fantasy by a well-known author,
in which there was a sentence
such as this: "Myself and John will take
care of it." No, no, no!
Next thing to remember. If a preposition
acts on a pronoun, the pronoun is
in the objective case.
Example: "The tickets were for her
and me." Not "she and I."
I'm surprised at the number of educated
people who say the latter.
Another correct example: "Between you and me..."
More examples: "We were talking about her."
"The present was for my husband and me."
"I gave the book to her."
If a pronoun is the object of a direct
action, it is also in the objective
Example: "John threw him to the ground."
"I told her to stop talking."
"He took her to the opera."
Pronouns like myself, yourself, themselves,
itself are compound personal pronouns and are
Example: "John helped
himself to a piece of cake."
"You don't need to help me. I can
do it myself."
"Figure out the problem for yourself."
I hope these examples have helped. For
more writing tips, go to my
Web site www.shirleymartin.net .
A May Marketing Workshop hosted by
subscriber Janet Elaine Smith at her
Well known for not only getting her
books to sell online and in person,
but in many bookstores nationwide,
she will share the secrets that have
led to her success. It is $20.00 for
4 full sessions. Find information
under her "April Fools" article on
her home page at the above URL.
Janet says she is even using some
of the *branding* concepts I tend
to nag about. (-:
Insider Tips for Calendar Listing
Coming from the Spirited Woman Circle
on May 2 - Oct. 10 (10 am PST) -
Exclusive 1-hr. phone conversation with Selena Templeton, Calendar Editor of
"The Hollywood Reporter." Selena rarely does interviews. She'll talk about what makes
"those first 50 words" so important for
your media pitch, and give insider
tips about getting your events,
book signings, and more into calendar
listings - in Hollywood and beyond.
Your f r ^^ E-book may be posted at the Authors* Coalition site. The topic
of the book should benefit authors in
some way. Send it for consideration to
Joyce Faulkner, our AC site guru, at
firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out the
great selections already there for
you to download and learn from: http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com/
Promote to a New Audience
with Brandi Young, a programmer, site
designer, and stay-at-home mom,
has come up with an ingenious, F r # # way
for authors to promote their books to a
new audience. First Place Bookcase
(http://www.firstplacebookcase.com/) features a virtual bookcase that will
become even more fun as more
unique titles are added to its shelves.
Visitors browse the bookcase to read
descriptions of various titles with the
option of clicking on a title of interest to
link to an on-line bookstore.
Interested authors are invited to submit
titles for consideration. Go to http://www.firstplacebookcase.com/
and click on “Add A Book.” You’ll be
directed to send Brandi an e-mail with
all the required information. She’ll
design a spine that coincides with
your cover. Karen Degroot Carter
thinks she did a great job with her
book, *One Sister’s Song,* a lyrical
challenge to common assumptions about
love, race, and respect. She
says, * You plug in all your info, link
to the on-line bookstore(s) that
carry your book, and voilà…you
have an instant new sales outlet.
Brandi also posts updates on
her blog at First Place Bookcase
so authors can track her promotional efforts, which are just getting
underway. In the past two weeks
since her site’s launch, she’s had
more than 1,300 unique visits and a total of 1,500 total visits (a site counter is also featured on the front page for authors’ reference). *
A Radio Show with a distinctly bookish
flavor! Book Marketing with Fran
airs live on Tuesday, April 11, noon to 1 pm
(MST); 11 am (PST); 1 pm (CST); and
2 pm (EST). During Daylight Savings
Time, the show airs at 11 a.m. in
Arizona, which does not change its
clock. The archives are available 10
minutes after the shows ends.
Easy Steps Tuning Into Fran’s Radio
1. Go to http://www.achieveradio.com
2. On left side, click “Shows, Hosts
and Schedules” and scroll down to my show.
To talk to Fran and her guest, call toll
free 800-920-3717 (Phoenix area –
623-772-9379). To e-mail, on left side
of main page click “In-Quick Message
or Call-In” (In-Quick only works during
Submissions Welcome: Deborah Granger, publisher at Quiet Time Publishing, is open for submission of nonfiction manuscripts and has just begun to accept fiction as well. Find her at quiettimepublishing.com.
The New School in New York has a Summer Writers Colony June 5 - 23 with reasonable New York housing also available for out-of-towners. For more info go to www.generalstudies.newschoool.edu/summer.
Sir Speedy (www.sswhittier.com ) now has digital Web book printing technology and promises " fast turnaround on book orders.* I'm thinking this might be useful for those wanting to print a special run of ARCs to be sent to the major review publishers that require review copies at least 12 weeks ahead of the book's release date. A list of those major and sought-after review journals is in *The Frugal Book Promoter.*
A Writers* Journal for You:
You May Know Someone Who*s Quoted.
Many subscribers are!
ATTENTION WRITERS & THOSE WHO LOVE WRITERS!
Includes quotes from writers and book
promoters in all stages of their careers --
rom novice to seasoned professional.
*There is only one rule in writing --
remember whose story it is and get out
of the way.* ~ Jackie Cornwell
*Be accurate with facts…When you write
a book, you are committing
history.* ~ Dan Poynter
*We are told to write what we know.
Does that mean if we write about murder we must kill for originality?* ~ Jerry Pat Bolton,
Writer, Poet and Ne*r-Do-Well
These journals are perfect for quick
note-taking and sketching. Use as a
diary or a travelogue. Use as gifts.
Use for fund raisers.
Pre-Orders for Authors* Coalition members
and *Sharing with Writers* subscribers
now available. Special bulk prices also
available (thinking Christmas early?)
To order go to:
The Shy Writer: An Introvert*s Guide to Writing Success - Author C. Hope Clark advises you how to *sell your words, not your soul* when you promote your work. http://www.theshywriter.com/
The Reading Tub is a charity that promotes family and children*s literacy. They read every children*s book that is sent to them for a review. They are then donated to community organizations. Go to www.thereadingtub.com.
Walter Brasch*s America*s Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government*s Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights. ) is a look at the history and effects of the USA Patriot Act upon the erosion of our civil liberties and violations of at least five of the Bill of Rights. It has been endorsed by liberals and conservatives.
Star Publish offers near self-publish profits on your paperback; it is an alternative to unapproachable publishers. http://starpublish.com.
Do you want to hone your skills? Writer to Writer features tips on writing, marketing, submitting, selling and more. Regular no-fee contests.
Authors* Coalition is for writers. Find support for authors--both emotional and material--at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
Gather at QueenPower.com where women promote, support and encourage women. Start living your best life now! http://www.queenpower.com/
Please pass this letter on to others.
Unlike many others, I do not mind if
you use only portions of it as long as
you credit the writers and include
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Of course, you’ve heard of blogs!
Everyone’s blogging, and it can be a
hot way to keep readers coming back
to your site. Use a blog directory
that already has a lot of traffic.
Do a Google search for “Blog Directories”
to find them. There are also rules
for good blogging. Here is a good article
with some simple rules for successful blogging: http://www.7nights.com/asterisk/archive/
Read my blog: http://www.anndurand.blogsforauthors.com/summary.php
Order CD*s of Dayton University*s Erma
Bombeck Writers* Workshop presentations,
including mine on Savvy Promotion--It*s Never
Too Late to Hone Your Promotion Skills. What
a way to benefit from a conference without
actually being there! You can purchase an MP3
CD-ROM with 20 of the workshop sessions for
$99 at http://www.fltwood.com/onsite/
Recordings of individual seminars are
$15 and there's a list of the sessions
PENUSA has asked me to teach a class for the Emerging Voices Program they sponsor for writers in underserved Los Angeles area communities in May. If you are interested in joining PEN or contributing to this program, contact Carolyn at HoJoNews@aol.com for a referral or go to www.penusa.com
Los Angeles Times/UCLA Festival of Books i
s April 29 and 30th. If you are in the
area visit Authors* Coalition authors,
enter our drawing, snag yourself a goody bag
and peruse the books displayed there.
We are in a prime spot at Booth #610 at
this fr^e fair. Learn more about what
our booth authors are doing at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
The fair*s official site is: http://www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/
UCLA Class: Carolyn is teaching a one-day
class at UCLA on Saturday, August 5th
(summer quarter). Circle it on your calendar!
Enroll to learn all you need to know about
preparing a professional manuscript for
submission to agents, publishers or to
ready it for alternative presses. To
enroll or to received a free copy of
the program*s *Writers* Program Quarterly,*
contact Marcus Hennessey at
email@example.com or (310) 825-9415.
Audio Classes: Authors* Coalition
members, Allyn Evans, Joyce Faulkner,
Kathe Gogolewski, Marilyn Peake and I,
have produced audio classes covering
subjects like writing skills,
book promotion, and technology for
writers. Access new audio classes
regularly in MP3 or CDRom at
Learn more about the instructors
and find a list of the coming classes
at our Authors* Coalition site at:
To get a fr ^ ^ sample class called
*Radio: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Promoting
Easy and Cheap!* go to the Double Dragon
Publishing (DDP) Website:
Reciprocal Links: Many subscribers are
in a position to cross-promote. Let me
know if you would like to trade some
recommendation or promotion for a
permanent spot (or as my list grows,
semi-permanent) spot in this newsletter. I
use only links that benefit writers
TIP: If you aren't familiar with
what Book Expo America can do for you,
check it out at their site (www.bookexpoamerica.com ) . T
his year it will be in Washington
D.C. May 19-21.
Laura sends this invitation to you
all to visit her new Web site:
*...just wanted to let you know
that I now have a Web site! Woo-hoo!
Thanks for the encouragement
to get it up and running. It is a
simple site with just the facts
about my service. Nothing fancy. http://www.pencilsproofreading.com/
Betty Dobson, http://inkspotter.com,
contracted to co-edit the novel
*Seaquake* for Capt. David Williams
and the Deaf Whale Society
Star Publish has acquired Jada Press.
The name of the company has been changed
from Star Publish to JadaStar
Margie K. Tovrea, the Owner and Director
of Operations at JadaStar, is an
award-winning, multi-published author
writing under the pen name of
Kristie Leigh Maguire. Glenda Ivey,
former owner of Jada Press, is also an
award-winning, multi-published author.
She is the owner of Jada Promotion (http://www.jadapromotion.com )
and will be the new Publishing
Consultant for JadaStar.
Several *Sharing with Writers* subscribers are published by this publisher.
Gordon Kirkland, Canadian author,
syndicated columnist and entertainer,
was a finalist for the 2006 Stephen
Leacock Award for Humor for his
third book *When My Mind Wanders
It Brings Back Souvenirs*
This is the third time he has been
named a finalist for the award. His
first book *Justice Is Blind – And
Her Dog Just Peed In My Cornflakes*
(Harbour Publishing, 1999) and his
second, *Never Stand Behind
A Loaded Horse* (Thistledown Press, 2004)
both received the Leacock Award of Merit.
Learn more at
Joyce Faulkner was named Author of the Month
at MyShelf, a Web site that
features reviews (are you all listening?)
I do a semi-monthly column for them called
*Back to Literature.* Check it out
and use the MyShelf guest book to
congratulate Joyce. Here's the URL:
Betty Dobson, http://inkspotter.com/,
got double good news on the same
day. She was nominated for a local
award by the Mayor of Halifax Regional
Municipality and will attend a nominees'
reception in April and receive a plaque
from the Mayor.
On the same day, PoetWorks Press
announced the release of *Passing,*
an anthology of poems which includes
one of hers written to commemorate
the 15th anniversary of her
The Book Publicists of Southern
California are celebrating their
30th Anniversary. Learn more about
this fun and useful organization--
home of the annual Irwin Awards--at www.bookpublicists.org.
Follow my blog on Authors* Coalition*s
UCLA Festival of Books booth plans and
learn how to make any book fair successful
using value-added promotions. http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson.
Dr. Bob Rich, freelance editor, finds the good things in your book and makes suggestions for improving it. His clients include independent publishers, and a long list of writers. Find him at http://bobswriting.com/editing.html
Success Literary Services offers complete book manuscript services. They were honored with twelve top awards for their work. They are not associated with, nor do they accept funding from literary agencies or production companies. Est. 1984. References. http://www.successliterary.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Compulsive Reader reviews books by some of the hottest writers working today. Find interviews, literary news, criticism, a no - cost e-zine, g I v e a w a y s, and more. http://www.compulsivereader.com/html.
Do bookstores owe you money? Michelle Dunn*s books including Become the Squeaky Wheel, A Credit and Collections Guide for Everyone will help you get your checks in full and on time. http://www.michelledunn.com/
Erica Miner, queenpower.com*s Queen of
Journaling, has a monthly e-mail newsletter
with an emphasis on journaling. Subscribe at: http://www.ericaminer.com/newsletter.php
Need help with your writing? With getting it published? Contact your Author's Advocate,
Patrika Vaughn, at www.acappela.com for
whatever help you need to fulfill your goals.
Dreams of Grandeur, a book of poetry by Amber A. Whitman is available at http://homebody2001-ivil.tripod.com/. A reader says
*I*m impressed…a great deal of talent.*
Tip: Dave Lieber often flies with a
poster of his book cover and has the
right idea about promotion: He says,
*I took my book cover on a flight to
San Angelo, TX to give a talk yesterday.
The airline attendant wanted to know
about it. After 20 minutes of questions,
I promised to send him a free copy.
Meanwhile the whole flight was only
40 minutes long so I lost 50 percent
of reading time to give away a free book.
but, hey, it's Karma. Carrying a
poster around a busy airport isn't a
bad idea, either! Visit Dave's Web site at http://www.yankeecowboy.com/.
AMAZON SHORTS—AND GOOGLE VIDEO
By Chris Meeks
Editors's Note: Chris graciously
consented to tell you about
his experience using Amazon Shorts
which I told you about recently:
If you have a book selling on
Amazon.com, here’s another way to get
more interest there: Amazon Shorts.
Amazon Shorts is a program where
Amazon sells selected short stories, articles, and essays for a mere 49
cents. If you're the author, you get half
of that. The idea is that readers can buy
smaller works from their favorite
authors or discover new authors for little
risk. Each short is linked to the author's
books, and the books to the short. One
hopes to sell more books this way
because Amazon links each short to
your book, and vice versa.
Each short must be unpublished, and
you have to let Amazon have exclusive
right to show and sell your story for at
least six months. Once you’re
accepted into the program (there’s a board that reads your submissions), you
have to sign a contract agreeing to the
above, and there are a lot of other forms
to fill out.
Amazon accepted one of my short
stories, "The Sun is a Billiard Ball." My
story came from a combination of
events, including my own medical
emergency and those of a few friends.
We're here on but a whim. Sometimes
the luck of our lives work in our favor,
sometimes not, and I wanted to explore
that, using two perspectives, one male,
one female. I also perceived, as does
the movie “Crash,” that there is a
certain amount of what seems to be
fate or coincidence in our lives. The
sum of this is left to the reader.
Anyway, if you want to read it, go to:
Read reviews about Chis's prize-winning book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1411647610/sr=8-1/qid=1143755039/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-1799699-7764839?%5Fencoding=UTF8
Need a promotional breakthrough?
Subscribe to the PR Diva Queen*s
Author*s Companion PR Postcard at
for snappy marketing tips and a f~r~e report
*How to Obtain Book Reviews*.
Spirited Woman, an inspired woman*s empowerment community, launches the Spirited Woman Circle, a new monthly 1-hr. phone conversation series with bestselling authors. Learn more at http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_circle/
Francine Silverman, publisher of Book Promotion Newsletter, serves authors by e-mailing Expert Sheets to the media. This low-cost service has proven results. Contact Fran at email@example.com for more information. www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com
Read author interviews, market information, and more in WriterAdvice, www.writeradvice.com. To subscribe or to submit material for consideration, E-mail LGood67334@comcast.net . Put subscribe in the subject box.
The Y&W newsletter sponsored by Red Engine Press bring authors, bookstores, publishers and reviewers together. Subscribers can write a short article of interest to this group and we*ll try to publish it. To subscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with *Y&W Newsletter* in the subject line.
Sun Signs for Writers: Learn how astrology can benefit (and entertain!) writers with a new Writers* Digest book: http://www.writersigns.info
Judith Woolcock Colombo: Author of The Fablesinger and Night Crimes: Learn more at: http://odin.prohosting.com/~night01
Discover a novel by Cynthianna Appel and receive your choice of another e-book at no cost. Go to http://pages.sbcglobal.net/cynthianna/promo.html today!
Read Joyce Faulkner*s Celebrity Cafe.com column to learn about anything from aging feet to her favorite books on writing: http://thecelebritycafe.com/features/Columnists/The_Weekly_Shriek/
Fr * * Publicity Resource: Let this site send your media release to book trade professionals including Associated Press, Reuters, and more! http://press.heliographica.com/
Has writing lost its spontaneity? Find remedies in Milli Thornton*s online writing course at: http://www.fearofwriting.com/creative-writing-course.htm
Discover a true-life philosophy about making marriages last a lifetime in Choose Love For Life, by Joe and Edwina Roady (http://www.chooseloveforlife.com/.)
The AA Independent Press Guide is a f * * *, database which details over 2,000 literary and genre magazines and publishers. Find it on the website of writer and artist, Dee Rimbaud, at http://www.thunderburst.co.uk/
The Complete Writer offers advice on writing, editing, proofreading, publishing and design. Published by Red Engine Press, a traditional press. http://www.redenginepress.com/
Authors* Coalition members! Add
credibility to your business cards
and other promotions by using the logo
available to you. Just ask for it by
sending an e-mail to HoJoNews@aol.com.
New members will help AC serve all
its members better! Ask your writing
friends to join at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Tell them to visit our blog, too,
where they*ll learn how to spark
generally insipid book fairs by
using value-added promotions: http://redeneginepress.com/chjohnson .
Poems about Books and Writing
by Betty Dobson
I grew up with a love of words,
Reading all my mind could hold:
A traveler to far flung lands,
Soaring on paper wings.
Reading all my mind could hold,
I felt the words push out again,
Soaring on paper wings
Over worlds of my design.
I felt the words push out again,
Alive and ripe for sharing
Over worlds of my design,
Mapped without border lines.
Alive and ripe for sharing,
A traveler to far flung lands,
Mapped without border lines -
I grew up with a love of words.
NOTE: This poem was previously
published in Sol Magazine (January 2003).
Betty is the editor of Inkspotter. Learn
more at inkspotter.com
Essential Book and Record Keeping:
This letter lets authors to share with each other. . It is edited and distributed sporadically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, http://www.tlt.com/authors/carolynhowardjohnson.htm , author of *This is the Place,* *Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered,* *Tracings,* and *The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What You*re your Publisher Won*t* and is an entity of Authors* Coalition, http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
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