Valerie Allen

Write ~ Publish ~ Market ~ Sell

Authors for Authors ~
www.AuthorsForAuthors.com

Authors for Authors
encourage and support writers as they market and sell their work. They celebrate the joy of reading with "Kids Who Read Succeed." They provide services for authors including book fairs, writer conferences and mini book critiques. More information and a registration form is located at AuthorsForAuthors.com or email VAllenWriter@gmail.com.

Book Fairs and Writer Conference:  Provide venues for authors to showcase their work, make presentations, and engage in networking with others in the publishing field. 
`  Events are sponsored in March and November each year in warm and sunny Florida
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The Brevard Authors' Book Fair & Conference is in March (Includes workshops, vendors, and discussion groups)
`  Meet the Authors Book Fair is in November (In conjunction with the Art Works Festival)
`  Display Book option available for authors who cannot attend the book fair 

Editing/Critique /Feedback Services:  B
efore you get too far down the writing road, have your manuscript reviewed and critiqued. 
` Save time and money
` Stop making the same mistakes over and over
` Save yourself from hours of frustrating rewrites
` Get specific feedback on your work to improve and find satisfaction in your writing
` Mini critiques are available for fiction, nonfiction, poems, and children's books
` Find submission requirements at AuthorsForAuthors.com or email VAllenWriter@gmail.com

Kids Who Read Succeed!
`  Books are provided for children at no cost to encourage reading for pleasure and understanding 
`  Books are donated by authors, individuals, libraries, and book stores
`  Teachers and schools are given books to create their own classroom library to use with their students




Articles to Improve Your Writing ~

For your FREE copy of any of these writer tips email: VAllenWriter@gmail.com and indicate the name of the article you would like.

`  Business Cards with Benefits
` Developing Dialogue
` Facts of Fiction

` Internet Marketing Simplified

` Mighty Monosyllable
` Monitor Your Marketing
` Ol' Whatshisname
` Pesky Pronouns
` Repetitive Redundancies
` Rules of the Road
` Sentence No Nos
` Sentences: It's All in the Presentation
` Syntactical Arrangement
` Wasted Words

` Wise Word Usage




Benefits of Networking at Book Fairs and Workshops ~

` A resource of people
` Exposure to different ideas
` Exchange of information
` Developing contacts and connections
` Making referrals
` Learning tips and trading ideas
` Obtaining recommendations
` Mutual support alliances

` Stirring your creative juices
` Sharing your book
` Practicing your pitch
` Finding feedback for your work
` Locating book reviewers
` Bartering books, goods, services
` Group support and encouragement
` Sharing common interests and goals
` Creating good will among your peers
` Finding an expert or those with expertise
` Making friends and getting known
` Build a sense of community
` Matching authors' needs with solutions
` Developing leads to book clubs, library groups 
` Finding a speaker for your group
` Becoming a speaker for another group
` Creating awareness of you and your book
` Name recognition as a topic expert  


Books for Writers ~
`  Class Act                                                                        Barbara Techel
`  Eating an Elephant: Writing Your Life                          Patricia Charpentier
`  Hooking the Reader: Opening Lines that Sell               Sharon Redell-Smock
`  Mosquito Marketing for Authors                                   Michelle Dunn
`  Relaxing the Writer                                                       Amer Polo
`  Smart Branding Without Breaking the Bank                 Brenda Bence
`  So You Want to Write a Book                                         Marshall Frank
`  Speaking in Public                                                         Jan Yager, Ph.D.
`  Starting a Successful Writing Business                         Joyce Henderson
`  The Frugal Book Promoter                                            Carolyn Howard-Johnson
`  The Frugal Editor                                                          Carolyn Howard-Johnson
`  The Great Grammar Book                                             Marsha Sramek
`  The Kindle Publishing Bible                                          Tom Corson-Knowles
`  The Therapist Writer                                                      Sylvia Clark, LMFT
`  Word Trippers 2nd Edition    Barbara McNichol
`  Write, Publish, Sell! 2nd Edition                                     Valerie Allen
`  Write the Darn Book                                                      Mike Reuther
`  Writing Content                                                              Roger W. Nielsen
`  60 Seconds to "WOW!"                                                  Scott H. Lewis


Web Sites for Writers ~
` Amazon.com                                 Amazon/Kindle/Shelfari/CreatSpace
` AMInstatute.com                          Headlines/Title Analyzer
` AuthorsForAuthors.com               Authors for Authors
` Bamm.com                                    Books a Million
` BN.com                                         Barnes & Noble
` BookCrossing.com                       Worldwide Library
` CanaveralPenWomen.org             Pen Women Brevard County FL
` CreativeArtsBrevard .org              Teen Authors of Brevard
` GoodReads.com                            Post and Market Your Book
` HowToDoItFrugally.com              Frugal Editing and Promoting
` Facebook.com                               On line networking
` FloridaBookNews.com                 Florida Authors & Events
` Floridawriters. net                         Florida  Writers Assoc
` Fsanlapw.com                               FL League American PEN Women
` LibraryThing.com                         Library on line
` MilitaryWriters.com                     Military Writers
` ParaPub.com                                 Dan Poynter Para Publishing          
` PinkPorchLife.com                       Reading and book discussions
` RTIR.com                                     Radio for Writers
` SCBWI.com                                 Society of Childrens' Writers & Illustrators
` SCWG.org                                    Space Coast Writers Guild
` SharingWithWriters.com Writer tips and marketing
` Shelfari.com                                 Post and Market Your Book on Amazon
` SmashWords.com                         Free e-book publishing
` STC.org                                        Technical Communications
` WordPress.com                            Blogs for writers
` Worldcat.org                                World wide card catalog


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