Black Authors : How To Self-Publish

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  1. Delores

    Delores MEMBER MEMBER

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    How To Self-Publish That
    Great Novel Without Going Nuts!
    A Monthly Column for Aspiring Writers

    Support Others
    by Delores Thornton

    Whew! You have made it through murky waters, and made it ashore. But what now? Do you brag and boast? Do you burn down the bridge? Or do you help someone else navigate their future?

    Probably one of the most rewarding things that you'll ever do is to help another avoid your mistakes. You might not write a column, but you can respond to requests you receive via email. You can also post information on various message boards.

    There are several online resources for literary entrepreneurs and new
    organizations are forming! One such group is African American Authors Helping Authors or AA-AHA.

    The Mission Statement:

    We will strive to help new authors, support established authors, and pave the way for aspiring authors. This will be done via proven marketing techniques such as advertising, promotion, book tours and book fairs. There will also be piggyback advertising, an Author's Catalog, a website, newsletter, and an annual Self-Published Book Awards Program.

    The organization, governed by a Steering Committee, along with the various other committee, will be active in radio, television and all forms of print media. There will also be chats and discussions with online groups.

    In the not too distant future the organization will be accepting new members. And will eventually include all authors of African descent! Contact <[email protected]>.

    Please stay tuned for further details of this new and exciting approach to marketing! It is sure to benefit the literary community.

    April is National Poetry Month. Remember this in any interviews and/or articles. And the Postal Service is considering adding a poet on a stamp. Please contact your local branch for more information.

    May is Mental Health Month, so think about articles and columns to
    incorporate ideas that will address concerns in this area.

    Well, that's it, next time we'll look at some of the best websites to
    advertise on and why.




    About the Author

    Delores Thornton, an Indianapolis Indiana native, is a member of several writers' organizations including: International Women's Writing Guild, Black Writers On Tour and Indianapolis Writers' Center. Thornton started novel writing five years ago and has self-published two novels, and is finishing drafts for her third. A motivational speaker, she gives workshops and seminars. In addition, Thornton publishes the online and hardcover Marguerite Press Newsletter.
    You can contact her via email at [email protected] or visit her website at Marguerite Press
     
  2. Matt4Jack

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    Thanks for the INFO!

    I was just browsing the internet for this information. You have been a big help, I will be visiting your group. It sounds most helpful. :spin:
     
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    thankz sistah Thornton ......for adding this it will be very helpful to
    many of us poet's // writters in the community .........................
     
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    this was an excellent thread to bring back...
    this type of information is always helpful ^5
     
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    :spinstar: Welcome to Destee and thank you Matt. :spinstar:

    You uncovered a jewel that got by many of us. :laugh:

    Thank you Delores. This information may be three years old, but it has been uncovered at a very special time within the Destee community.

    Matt I'm glad this was your first post. :wave:

    Here is an update. This site changed the new link is :

    http://www.asap-online.org/news.html


    January 13, 2003

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    From: The Executive Staff of Authors Supporting Authors Positively or ASAP (formerly, AA-AHA, Inc.)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Anyone busy writing the post mortem on AA-AHA Inc. should put that pen down! Yes, our founder has left, but the rest of us are still here, still going strong, and still supporting each other in our literary ventures. Yes, we’ve gone through some changes, our name being one of them. We’re now Authors Supporting Authors Positively (ASAP).
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    big ups and thankz HODEE for the update & link
     
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    One great Deal!

    I found this great site. Read all the details of their program. I believe anyone looking to collaborate. Or venture out on thier own should give this site serious consideration. I have had a few converstaions with the representatives there.

    www.authorhouse.com.

    I spoke to :

    Dean George
    To discuss how to successfully publish your black and white paperback, or color book, call me at 888.519.5121, extension 5374 or email me at [email protected].

    Sincerely,
    Dean George
    Author Services Representative

    I have contacted several illustrators. I want to work with. There is a promotional this month @ authorhouse I am going to take advantage of.
    AuthorHouse is a self publishing company. They walk you thru every aspect of book writing and publishing.

    Unlike some book publishing companies, AuthorHouse authors retain all rights and control decisions around the publishing and marketing of their book. You determine how many and when copies of your published book are printed and you select your own royalty schedule. When your book is finished, it's available for order at more than 25,000 retail outlets worldwide, on the Internet at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and through the AuthorHouse online book store.

    The Authorhouse process is ( POD ) print on demand. One or a million copies.
    So you don't carry inventory. Purchases of your book to customers take 7 to 10 business days.

    I have been wanting to do a book for some time. :jumping: I have sevaral idea's, the creative juices are churning like never before. Look for updates.

    The price comes to $923.00. To get a book published in b/w paperback.
    :hot: This months special allows me to go color for the same price.


    If you would like to know more. Feel free to ask me. I have read all of the legals involved.


    Good luck everyone. Go after your dream!
     
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    thankz a very bright way to go with Authorhouse .
    I like what they offer.
     
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