Thursday, July 28, 2011

Twitteriffic Thursday!

twebbonline TaNisha Webb 
Book club consultant. Speaker. Author of The Ultimate Book Club Experience: How to Create & Maintain a Successful Book Club. Literary event planner/consultant.

asheagold asheagold
I'm a Christian fiction author,poet, educator,and entrepreneur who loves her family,friends,and the ministry.I also review and promote books on my radio show.

ErnessaTCarter Ernessa T. Carter
Ernessa T. Carter: Author, Blogger, Totally Fierce Nerd. Buy my novel, 32 CANDLES, at Amazon.com.

mollydcampbell molly campbell
I have become mildly famous for falling off exercise balls and my shoes. I write in pjs. I have a cat named Salami. There is an accordion man in the cellar.

TrnsformEditing Jill Sulam
Freelance editor, proofreader, word lover. I specialize in editing books on business, gov't contracting, and education.

SueFalcone Simply Sue Falcone
Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Life Coach, Author- Impact change for a lifetime of success! Join mehttp://www.facebook.com/simplysuespeaks

TeeEliceLLOL Tracie E. Christian
LIVE LADY of LITERATURE, Author, Poet, Radio Show Host & Produce, Event Planner, Mommy & Wife

chatwrites Charles L. Chatmon
Author, poet, freelance writer, LA Black Book Expo executive director, writing workshop instructor, co-host of Authors N Focus & proofreader. On a journey.

TheWritersDen David Hunter
Kinetic Writer and Inspirational Guru? Ha! I'll just tell you to Shut Up And Write ...

JenTalty Jen Talty
Co-Creator of Who Dares Wins Publishing, Author of Romantic Suspense, Speaker, Writing Instructor and Hockey Mom

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fan Page Friday

Lightning Source - Lightning Source is the leading print-on-demand company in the world, offering the unique combination of quality, e-book, one-off book manufacturing and access to the most comprehensive distribution solutions in the publishing industry.

The London Book Fair - The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.  Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world. The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets.

Book Expo America - BookExpo America (BEA) is the premier trade event for the North American publishing industry. See and learn exactly what you need to survive today's changing industry and challenging economy. Meet 500+ authors and discover hundreds of new titles on a Show floor bristling with 2,000 exhibitors and featuring the NEW Downtown Stage and Uptown Stage and the ever popular BEA Autographing Area. Learn the trends during 60+ focused sessions at the NEW “Big Ideas at BEA” Conference and this year's Global Market Forum: Books & Publishing in the Arab World. Experience the buzz of the book business at dynamic Special Events. Conduct rights business at the largest North American International Rights Center. Enjoy NEW Show floor amenities such as more seating and places to eat. All of this, plus all of New York City—the publishing capital of the world and where BEA will be held until 2012.

RAWSISTAZ - 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.

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

Ebook Exchange - Welcome to Ebook Exchange! This is a group where you can offer to lend a ebook to someone else and make a request if you would like to borrow.

Project on the History of Black Writing - Founded in 1983, the Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) is committed to literary recovery work in black studies professional development, curriculum change and innovation; and, public literacy programming.

Northern California Screenwriters - Northern California Screenwriters is dedicated to the education and support of aspiring screenwriters, actors, and filmmakers. The group holds weekly meetings, and offers: basic and advanced screenwriting classes, script evaluations, consulting, and editing services.

Anointed Pen Christian Writers' Conference - Workshops, Seminars and Conferences for Writers.

The Book Doctors - We’re dedicated to helping writers everywhere get their books published. Between us, we have over a quarter of a century’s worth of experience turning talented writers into published authors. Whether your book suffers from Titleitis, has no spine or needs a chapterectomy, we will help you fix it so that you can write it, sell it, and market it. Successfully. Not to mention have fun while doing it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Twitteriffic Thursday!

HarlequinTeen HarlequinTEEN
It's About the Books You Want. All the news about Harlequin TEEN books from Senior Editor Natashya Wilson and Amy from Harlequin Digital.

OnlinePublicist OnlinePublicist
Connecting Books with the Online World

BookSwim BookSwim.com
The netflix-style book rental service. Don't tell anyone, but you'll get 50% off your first month if you use the promo code TWITTER50 :)

eBookNoir eBookNoir
eBook design & production, digital content, wokflows, publishing, books, libraries, mobile dev metadata, TOC, the ultimate publishing optimist...

NoloLibrary Nolo Library
Librarian at heart, marketer by trade. I am working to find new ways for Nolo to meet the legal information needs of librarians.

AsininePoetry Asinine Poetry
Publisher of funny poems, prose, podcasts, new iPhone app, too. Always looking for new writers.

blackauthors Black Author Showcas
Community for anyone who brings a book to life.

NightfallPub Nightfall Pub
Publishing house started in Jan of 2010, Primary purpose is to aid first-time authors of their road to publications.

WritersRainbow Tamara Sellman
I write short stories, articles, blogs, novels, poems. Favorite genres: paranormal, speculative, magical realism, and food writing.

Pocket_Books Pocket Books
Publishing great books since 1939.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review Wednesday - Social Location Marketing


Date:                     7/15/11
Title:                     Social Location Marketing: Outshining Your Competitors on Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp & Other Location Sharing Sites
Author:                  Simon Salt
ISBN 10:                 0-7897-4721-9
ISBN 13:                 978-0-7897-4721-1
Pages:                            231
Publisher:              Que
Cover:                             Paperback
Reviewer:              Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant– Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  4 Stars


           Social Location Marketing by Simon Salt is an excellent book for those who still understand the purpose of social location sites. Many worry about privacy and geo-tagging capabilities, but in Social Location Marketing, readers, especially business owners, will have a better understanding of how social media location sites can help in their business.

          This title shows marketers that there are other sites besides Foursquare and Facebook place, such as Gowalla, Yelp, SCVNGR, MyTown, Whrrl, Brightkite and Loopt. The book shows users how to set up account with a few of the major players and gives description of each resource.

          What’s more important about this book is its use of case studies and examples of how location marketing can mean more customers and money for businesses.

          As if this book couldn’t be any more valuable, buyers of this book also receive a free 45-day online edition of the book. I highly recommend this book to businesses that use and count on social media to bring in new business.
          

Review Wednesday - The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising


Date:                     7/10/11
Title:                     The Volunteers’ Guide to Fundraising: Raising Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group
Author:                  Ilona Bray
ISBN 10:                 1-4133-1332-9
ISBN 13:                 978-1-4133-1332-1
Pages:                    414
Publisher:              Nolo
Cover:                   Paperback
Reviewer:              Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  4 Stars


           I always find Nolo books very valuable and The Volunteers’ Guide to Fundraising is no different. The book is packed with very useful tips on what types of companies and organization can participate in fundraising activities as well as what the groups can and cannot do from a legal standpoint.
          A fundraising committee can run background checks on its volunteers and this guide shows you just how to do that as well as creating a budget.
          This title has a wide array of money raising suggestion such as festivals, dinners, contests, sporting events and auctions.
          As with many Nolo guides, there is an attached CD-ROM. It is complete with information on how to apply for grants and a wide array of forms.
          I recommend this to any group, but especially non-profits, schools, daycares and small businesses. In addition, readers can reference the book online at Nolo.com. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Master of Disguises Blog Tour w/James Benjamin

About the Author

James Benjamin was born and raised as a Christian in Winston-Salem, NC. While growing up, James succumbed to the street life and was lured by the many faces of the enemy. Through his trials and tribulations, his faith in God ended up saving his life and provided an impactful testimony to share with others in his shoes. James has dedicated his life to spreading God’s word through his unique prospective and hopes to help change others lives as He did for him. He is also enrolled at the University of Phoenix, acquiring his associate’s degree. James Benjamin is also a student at Apostle Fredrick Price Ministry Training School class of 2013.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fan Page Friday

Literacy, Inc. -
Literacy's Inc's mission is to fight the growing illiteracy rate across America by offering motivational speeches, free books, and the opportunity to win a college education to high school students nationwide.  It is our goal to merge excitement with reading through concrete, valuable incentives that will encourage high school students to take the crucial first step towards developing a more literate society- reading a book, cover to cover.

Nurture Your Books - Nurture Your BOOKS™ is a global, online, independent author and book promotion company based in Alberta Canada; it is owned and run by the company's founder, Bobbie Crawford-McCoy. We offer our support, our author services and our expertise to a growing number of authors who require assistance with marketing, promoting and selling their books. As a Nurture Your BOOKS™ client, you are backed by a hard-working, relevant company that works tirelessly to help you realize your publicity and marketing goals. 

Changeling Press, LLC - Changeling Press publishes the best in Erotic Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, and Action Adventure love stories. You can read our books on your PDA, Kindle, Computer, Laptop or our Print titles. www.ChangelingPress.com

White Readers Meet Black Authors -
www.welcomewhitefolks.blogspot.com
 . Blog written by novelist Carleen Brice devoted to gaining a wider readership for black authors.
To promote black authors to all readers.

Victor McGlothin - I'm an Essence best selling author blessed with great friends and a real cool profession.

Fiction Writers Co-op - The Fiction Writers Co-Op is a diverse group of authors sharing each other’s work and cheering each other on.

Reading Group Choices - Fun and lively resource for reading groups and book clubs -- book club picks, author interviews, tips, GIVEAWAYS.

Allie Larkin WritesAllie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat. She is the cofounder of TheGreenists.com, a site dedicated to helping readers take simple steps toward going green. STAY (Dutton), her first novel, is a story of friendship, love, and a German Shepherd named Joe. Allie’s essay about Stella will be in Wade Rouse’s dog anthology, I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP, due out in November from NAL. For more information see www.allielarkinwrites.com

Claire Cook - Visit http://ClaireCook.com/ to read excerpts of all my novels, for book club questions and to schedule a Skype or phone chat, and for writing and reinvention tips. And follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ClaireCookwrite

Fiction Attic Press - Fiction Attic Press publishes works of literary merit in the ebook format. To publish interesting, unusual works of literary merit, with an emphasis on translation.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Twitteriffic Thursday!

csummie csummie
Publicist; marketer; writer; reader; mother; traveler; Southerner?


BostonBookGirl Lauren E. MacLeod
A literary agent @strothmanagency with an emphasis in YA and MG fiction and nonfiction. Laird of the Clan MacLeod. Opinions are my own.


mariaschneider mariaschneider
Writer, editor, social media type.


globebooks globebooks
Globe Books is the Globe and Mail's books website. Peter Scowen is its editor.


bookgasm Bookgasm
Editor by day, exhausted by night. Into books, movies, music, TV. aka Rod Lott.

RebeccaSkloot Rebecca Skloot 
Author of NYTimes Bestselling book THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (aka #HeLa), soon an Oprah/Alan Ball/HBO film. Writes for NYTMag, O Mag. Animal person.

sruszala sruszala
Dir of Marketing for new NetGalley service for books


alfaqueque Jorge Portland
Publishing consultant, specialized in ebooks and digital content / Consultor editorial especializado en libro electrónico y contenidos digitales


The_BookishType Casey (Bookish Type)
Book lover, reader, reviewer & blogger. Coffee drinker. Sarcasm user. Jeopardy/Gilmore Girls/Vampire Diaries/Glee/Bones watcher.


OpenRoadMedia Open Road Media 
Celebrating the past. Building the future. 360' e-publishing.





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review Wednesday - Money Can't Buy Love by Connie Briscoe

Date:                     7/10/11
Title:                     Money Can’t Buy Love
Author:                  Connie Briscoe
ISBN 10:                 0446534846
ISBN 13:                 978-0446534840
Pages:                   289
Publisher:              Gran Central Publishing
Cover:                  Hardcover
Reviewer:             Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant– Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  3.5 Stars


           Money Can’t Buy Love by bestselling author Connie Briscoe is the story of Lenora Stone. Lenora is drowning in debt and desperately trying to hang on to her boyfriend of three years—who really shows no interest in her. Even though he has cheated on her before, she can’t seem to put a finger on why he appears to be so distant.
          In addition to money and relationship problems, Lenora, a photographer, despises her evil boss. For entertainment purposes, Lenora humors herself and purchases a lottery ticket. She was sure she wouldn’t win, until she does.
          Lenora’s life begins to change. The funny thing about it is, with her newfound fortune, the people in Lenora’s life begin to change, including her attention-lacking boyfriend. Things begin to spiral out of hand and she soon finds out that Money Can’t Buy Love.
          I’ve enjoyed many of Ms. Briscoe’s novels; however, this one did not move me as much as past novels by this author have. If it weren’t for the “lottery” factor, I’d have to say this novel read more like a YA novel.
          Fortunately, Connie Briscoe has written other great stories and I look forward to reading her next novel. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Money Can't Buy Love Blog Tour w/Connie Briscoe

About the Author

Connie Briscoe has been a full-time published author for more than 17 years. Her work has hit the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

 Visit her online at http://conniebriscoe.com.



About the Book

At age thirty-eight, instead of socializing with Baltimore’s A-list, Lenora Stone photographs them for Baltimore Scene, a glossy magazine filled with beautiful people who, unlike Lenora, never have to worry about car trouble and overdue bills. Lately even things with her boyfriend Gerald haven’t been right. They’ve been together for three years but he can’t seem to ask the one question she’s been waiting to hear.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fan Page Friday

Writing - This page was created by Kristen Eckstein, the Ultimate Book Coach (http://ultimatebookcoach.com/). Kristen has been "sucking" books out of people's heads and getting them into print since 2003. Check out the website for loads of free resources and information.

My Writers Connection - Join us for the next Writers' Workshop & Retreat in London, England. Register today at www.mywritersconnection.com. MyWritersConnection.com offers live writing workshops and retreats as well as writing, coaching and editing services.

HostGator - HostGator is a leading provider of shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated hosting. Start a web site with HostGator today! Already have a web site? We'll transfer it for free!

Better Business Bureau - BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.  BBB accomplishes this mission by: *Creating a community of trustworthy businesses, *Setting Standards for marketplace trust,*Encouraging and supporting best practices, and;*Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

Literary Sistah's National Book Tours - We are a group of black women who are passionate about their writing. We plan to bring you unforgetable events and book signings. Our Books Are Addictive.

NCM Publishing - Our mission is to produce a line of literary works that were created with one main objective Stimulating Your Mind, One Word at a Time. Our novels are designed to entertain, educate, enlighten, and enjoy.

Tamika Newhouse - This is a fan page for Award Winning Best Selling Author Tamika Newhouse. She is a woman on a mission and plans to bring you page turning novels every year. She currently heads companies such as AAMBC and CEO of Delphine Publications.

Behind Those Books Movie - “Behind Those Books” is the first and only comprehensive documentation on film of the urban literature genre, giving viewers a raw and uncut look inside the emerging industry. Behind Those Books chronicles the evolution of Street Fiction through interviews with pioneer authors, industry insiders, fans, activists, Hip-Hop artists, book clubs, editors, literary agents, vendors and the like.

Repeat Offender; A True Crime Story in Las Vegas - REPEAT OFFENDER is a true crime story told through the eyes of a cop. An experienced detective in Las Vegas... Some people call it Sin City. The story tells how one of the most prolific criminals ever known in Las Vegas was brought down with his gang of thieves. His name is Daimon Monroe. Some people knew him as Daimon Hoyt. His true name isn't known for sure.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers - City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Twitteriffic Thursday!

GregoryTownes Gregory Townes

sherijmoffett Sheri Jones-Moffett

WriteBrainMedia Denise Dorman
Gen-Y ENFP, Author/Writer, Idea Hamster, Creative, Producer, Publicist, Wife of #1 Star Wars & Comic Book Artist/Illustrator Dave Dorman, Prankste

AuthorMiasha Miasha
Wrote my way out the hood...