Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Meet The Author – Book Discussion

Posted: 11 Mar 2012 07:15 PM PDT

Toms Oyster Bar provided the backdrop for a wine tasting and book discussion. Participants were treated to several varieties of wines with explanations about how to determine the quality of a good wine through sight, smell and taste. Bestselling romance novelist Sylvia Hubbard discussed the principles and techniques behind writing a good novel and gave [...]

MWN March Meetup

Posted: 11 Mar 2012 06:54 PM PDT

The March meeting of the Motown Writers Network saw a tremendous turnout with several first time participants in attendance. Featured speaker Stephanie Lewis, 23 Exchange, a graphic designer gave some excellent pointers on how to design and develop your websites, twitter and Facebook pages. Lewis fielded questions from the group and offered her problem solving [...]

10 Things E-Books Won't Tell You

Posted: 11 Mar 2012 06:12 PM PDT

When her Sony Reader's battery stopped holding a charge, Kelly (last name withheld for privacy) decided to replace it with a Kindle Touch. But she says she had to use illegal cracking software to transfer her e-books, which had been formatted so that they could only be accessed on Sony products. "They're my books," Kelly [...]

In Major Digitization Effort, Scholastic Launches E-Reading App For Kids

Posted: 11 Mar 2012 06:06 PM PDT

The kids' e-book market is still nascent, with e-books making up just about three percent of children's book sales. That could change now that Scholastic, the world's largest children's book publishers, is digitizing much of its list and releasing an e-reading app, "Storia," that includes a large e-bookstore and lets kids read e-books based on [...]

Neo Monday Nights

Posted: 11 Mar 2012 05:57 PM PDT

Monday, March 12, 2012 8:00pm until 12:00am "Suite 813″ 10101 W. McNichols (On the corner of Washburn) ~GUESS WHO'S BACK~ Jah X-El as host at Detroit's NEWEST spoken word platform!!! …YES INDEED!!! The former host of "Neo Saturday Nights" at Sweet Epiphany NOW presents "Neo Monday Nights" at Suite 813… Open mic, good food, free [...]

Free Flow Poetry & Theatre Company

Posted: 11 Mar 2012 05:48 PM PDT

On Wednesday March 14, 2012 there will be an Open House at Lighthouse Theatre.  Come learn about Free Flow Poetry & Theatre Company, classes, meet the instructors, and see the space.  The time of the Open House is 6:30 p.m. Free Flow Poetry & Theatre Company has acquired a home, the Lighthouse Theatre, located at [...]

Venus Mason Theus, Author, Brown Paper Bag

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 10:21 AM PST

Venus Mason-Theus, author of Brown Paper Bag has been busy these days preparing for the formulation of several projects including the release of the long awaited sequel to her first novel. "A Long Time Coming", appropriately named, is tentatively scheduled for release in September 2012. The original novel which started as a how-to-book for caregivers [...]

Ads That Know Your Name: Magazines Push Further Into Personalization

Posted: 06 Mar 2012 10:18 AM PST

Trying to answer the digital era's increasing demands for personalization, magazines are pushing further into ads that address readers individually. The March issue of Harper's Bazaar, for example, arrived at 300,000 subscribers' homes accompanied by a full-page flier greeting subscribers by name and urging them to visit specific Neiman Marcus stores within 50 miles. (Read [...]

Create a Query that Gets a "Yes"

Posted: 06 Mar 2012 10:10 AM PST

We have taken classes on how to write the perfect query letter. We know the ins and outs of crafting that attention-grabbing letter that will snare an editor and/or agent's question. Or do we? Do you know how to keep your query letter from being filed in the circular file (the trashcan) or receiving a [...]
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