Monthly Archive: June 2017
I would like to feature you, my readers and fans on my website! I have received several photos of the books they have gotten, but I think it is the reader who should get the spotlight.
I’m creating a section just for you and I was wondering if you could send me pictures of you holding up my book. Get creative, have fun with it. I want to showcase the real stars of the show: You the reader! email them to me here at firstname.lastname@example.org or send it through the various social media sites. I hope to start posting them shortly.
Side note: Check out this awesome promo pic that my designer Carrie at madeyoublink.com made! If you need freelance graphic design, look her up!
Until next time!
I had a delightful time at the Friends of The Greensboro Public Library Annual Luncheon yesterday at the beautiful Revolution Mill. I had the chance to meet and talk with several of the supporters and to top it off, I got to hear the amazing Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, to discuss with us her views on the literary world. She was delightfully candid and amazingly engaging, I can definitely see why she is the youngest Executive Director in their history, the woman is amazing! She is far from snobbish and adores reading. Most surprisingly has no biases against genre fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, mystery) or even comics, something rare in the world of the Literati
Me and the wonderful Lisa Lucas
Afterward, I was able to sneak over and ask her about the future of the National Book Awards relating to the rise of Independent Publishers (like myself). She let me know that she just met with the Independent Publisher’s Association and they are working on an award category for future National Book Awards, which is HUGE! I can’t wait to see what good things she has in store for the awards!