SPAWNews Table of Contents – July 2010
– President’s Letter from Susan Daffron
– Editor’s Note from Sandra Murphy
– Market Update by Patricia Fry
– Book Doctor by Bobbie Christmas
– Member News
– Book Review by Patricia Fry—Writing for the New Age Market
– Bonus Book Review by Patricia Fry—Writing with a Collaborator
– Featured Member—Roger Ellerton
SPAWN Member Telseminar on September 9 at 1 pm (Pacific) – Sell More Books in Large Quantities with No Returns
Every year, more books are sold to buyers in market segments outside of bookstores than are sold in bookstores – more profitably on a non-returnable basis. Are you getting your share of these sales? In this teleseminar you will discover how to find new markets for your current titles (nonfiction and fiction), locate new users for your existing content, find new uses for your basic information and increase your unit sales, revenue and profits.
On August 12 at 2 pm (Pacific), we will have a SPAWN member teleseminar with author and self-help strategist Jerry Waxler called I Don’t Brake for Writer’s Block: Effective Techniques to Stay in High Gear.
President’s Letter from Susan Daffron
June Teleseminar Announcement
Editor’s Note from Sandra Murphy
Market Update by Patricia Fry
Overheard on SPAWNDiscuss
Understanding Book Discounts by Susan Daffron
Book Doctor by Bobbie Christmas
Word Usage by Bonnie Myhrum
Book Review by Patricia Fry
Tapping Your Innate Creativity by Barbara Florio Graham
Featured Member— A. William Benitez
The West Texas Book & Music Festival is now accepting reservations for the Hall of Texas Authors as part of the West Texas Book & Music Festival in Abilene. It is sponsored by Friends of the Abilene Public Library and the Abilene Reporter-News.
The 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature guidelines and application forms are now available at http://www.vilcek.org/print/prizes_creative_promise.php. No entry fee.
The 2010 New England Book Festival has issued the call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the holiday season. All entries must be in English.
The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) is presenting the Branson Stars and Flags Books Awards, for books published within the last decade that are about military-related topics.
On June 10 at 1 pm Pacific time, we will have a SPAWN member teleseminar with Hope Clark from Funds for Writers called Make More Money Writing: Strategies for Finding New Funding Streams.