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Monday, February 1, 2010

SPAWNews Newsletter – February 2010

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

Table of Contents
– President’s Letter
– Editor’s Note
– Market Update by Patricia Fry
– Book Doctor by Bobbie Christmas
– Member News
– Word Usage by Bonnie Myhrum
– Book review by Dallas Woodburn—
The I Love to Write Book: Ideas & Tips for Young Writers by Mary-Lane Kamberg
– Featured Members—Charlotte and Jon O’Brien
– This and That

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Seven-Day Mystery Cruise

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

A Web site is up for the seven-day mystery cruise to the Mexican Riviera next November: www.2010mysterycruise.blogspot.com Panels and presentations are being pulled together as authors sign up. Short mystery fiction is a strong entry. Looking for publishers to represent their houses and do pitch sessions as well as editors who have put together anthologies. […]

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Spring Book Show in Atlanta

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

Spring Book Show, March 26-28, 2010, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA, www.springbookshow.com or call Cathie Eargle at 865-922-7490 to register.

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CLAS Book Proposal Workshop

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

CLAS is sponsoring a three-session book proposal workshop on February 3, 10 and 17, 7-9 p.m., at Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura, CA. The workshop will include detailed instruction on how to prepare the book proposal. Authors will receive individual help. There will be a Q&A. The goal is for each author […]

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2010 San Francisco Book Festival

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

The 2010 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the spring season. The event will hold its awards ceremony in May in San Francisco. www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com

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2010 Beach Book Festival

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

The 2010 Beach Book Festival has issued the call for entries to its annual competition honoring the hottest reads of the summer season. The top festival book of the upcoming season will win $1500 and a flight to New York for our June 11 awards ceremony at the famed Algonquin Hotel. www.beachbookfestival.com

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2010 New York Book Festival

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

The 2010 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual celebration of books worthy of further recognition from the world’s publishing capital. The event will be held June 10-12, 2010 in Manhattan. www.newyorkbookfestival.com

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Living Now Awards

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

Living Now Awards—Entry fee is $90 per category and the final entry deadline is February 14, 2010. Enter online by midnight Feb. 14 and send books later, or postmark your mail-in entry by February 13th. The Living Now Book Awards present gold, silver and bronze medallions in 30 different lifestyle categories. www.livingnowawards.com

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SPAWN Market Update – February 2010

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2010

Announcement – 100th issue of the SPAWN Market Update
Here’s What’s New – 5 tidbits of interest and controversy
Opportunities for Freelance Writers – 7 promising leads, 2 job databases and a “bookkeeping” site for freelance writers
Opportunities for Authors – a new publisher in Canada and two large online publishers’ directories.
Book Promotion Opportunities – hundreds of speaking engagement leads, get on BookTV, book trailers, new book festival directory
Opportunities for Screenwriters and Playwrights – Ojai Playwrights Conference
Going, Going, Gone – 15 to report
Resources for Writers and Authors – 299 book promotion tools and advice
Bonus Item – article: How to Become a Magazine or Newspaper Columnist
Interviews with Experts – Louise May of Lee and Low Books & Janet Kobobel Grant of Books and Such Literary Agency

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