Friday, April 15, 2011

Fan Page Friday

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Writing and Illustrating Kids Books - If you enjoy writing and illustrating childrens books, please tell the world about it here. 

- What do you enjoy most?
- What challenges do you face?
- What solutions have you found?
- What pitfalls have you uncovered?

Share your thoughts, ideas, resources and feedback with the rest of the children's book community.

Other fun FB Fan Pages

Cute Stuff Kids Do -

Magicblox Kids Book Library -

Ascot Park Raceway -

Awesome Movie Quotes -

Magicblox Digital Children's Library - Our vision is to create and grow a digital library full of wonderful books to enrich the lives of children around the world and give parents affordable access for less than the cost of just a couple of paper books. 

We also give authors and publishers the ability to add their kids books for free, enabling a new distribution channel for them to make money and get recognized.

RAWSISTAZ - The Reading and Writing SISTAZ (RAWSISTAZ) Literary Group was founded by Tee C. Royal in September 2000 and focuses on reading, writing, and discussing books primarily by African American Authors. 

We now have the main group, RAWSISTAZ Online Book Club, RAW4ALL, our literary hang-out, and chapters in cities across the U.S. The main group consists of approximately 50 women who are spread across the globe reaching as far as Japan & England. RAW4ALL has the same goal as the main group, but with fewer rules. Since the group is online, it offers more than the normal meeting once a month to discuss books. We have active email dialogue about books we’ve read, upcoming books, literary events, and we even cross over into the writing arena. Some of the members are published authors while others are aspiring to be authors and are encouraged to share their writing tips and works for critique. 

We also have our own team of reviewers, The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers, and are featured on many sites, in magazines, and have our own extensive database of 5000+ reviews. With our reviewers, you’re guaranteed to get an honest assessment of a book in a constructive way that we hope assists not only the author, but also the reader as they make their reading selections. 

We offer our services and our site to promote literacy amongst the African-American Community, to encourage our authors to continue following their dreams and to facilitate the open exchange of literary information.

 NetworkedBlogs - We offer:
- Easy news search based on blogs popularity.
- 3000 blog categories to explore.
- Add your own blog. Be part of the largest blog reader community. 
- Vote and share the latest news.
- See what blogs your friends follow and write.
- Syndicate your own blog with your Facebook profile, fan pages, groups, applications or Twitter.
- Add a blog tab to fan pages and applications.

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JacketFlap - JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults

Become a fan to stay current on all sorts of book news!

Readers Against WhiteWashing - Readers Against White Washing was founded as a direct result of the recent whitewashing controversy involving Bloomsbury's Under The Magic Glass. This publisher is not alone. Whitewashing is a prevalent practice in the industry and we have decided to take a stand against it.

She Writes - SHE WRITES is a social network where women writers working in every genre—in every part of the world and of all ages and backgrounds—come together in a space of mutual support. Join us!

Bookstack - A place to for readers and writers to gather and share their thoughts about all things bookish

Poets & Writers - We are the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Our national office is located in New York City. Our California branch office is based in Los Angeles.

Poets & Writers Magazine is our organization's flagship publication and the leading journal of its kind. Along with essays on the literary life and interviews with writers, the magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established authors. In addition, it provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prize winners available in print.

Poets & Writers' web site,, includes a searchable database of writers; advice on topics such as copyright, publishing, and finding a writers conference; along with links to other web sites of interest to writers. Another popular feature is the Speakeasy Message Forum, which serves as a central meeting place and community center for writers. Visit us at!

Each year, through our Readings/Workshops Program, we sponsor more than 2,000 literary events throughout New York and California, as well as in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. We make matching grants to a variety of organizations—from grassroots to nationally acclaimed presenters and distributes more than $200,000 annually to more than 800 writers.

Our Information Services department offers publishing advice to writers and maintains a directory of writers, an online database of more than 8,000 authors, including contact information and publication credits. The directory makes it easier for writers to stay in touch with one another and for reading series coordinators, editors, and agents to find writers.

The Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award introduces emerging writers from a different state each year to the New York City literary community. Each year two writers from one state are selected to receive the award, which includes an all-expenses-paid, week-long trip to New York City to meet with literary agents, editors, publishers and writers. 

The Jackson Poetry Prize honors an American poet of exceptional talent who has published at least one book of recognized literary merit but has not yet received major national acclaim. After the Lannan Foundation's Literary Fellowships, the Jackson Poetry Prize of $50,000 will be the largest award for an early to mid-career poet.

As a co-founder of the Literary Network, we continue to champion the cause of freedom of expression and advocates on behalf of writers for public funding of literature and the arts.

The Friends of Poets & Writers is a generous group of donors who provide financial support for our programs. The Friends are writers, readers, and others who wish to support contemporary writers and literature. To thank them for their support, Friends receive special benefits. For more information, visit the Friends online.

Writers for the Red Cross - Writers share a commitment to community by bringing people together through their stories. This is our chance to support other organizations with a similar mission of community, like THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.

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