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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEXAS WRITING & PUBLISHING NEWSLETTER February 24, 2008 - Issue 1.2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ View this
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      TEXAS WRITING & PUBLISHING NEWSLETTER
      February 24, 2008 - Issue 1.2
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      View this newsletter in HTML formatting, please click
      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/viewonline.asp?ID=9107037428


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      Is It PUBLISH OR PERISH TIME For You & Your Manuscript??

      Live Chat with Rita Mills of The Book Connection

      Monday, February 25, 2008
      8:00 to 9:00 pm CST

      ONE SEAT AT THE DAN POYNTER WORKSHOP ON APRIL 19TH WILL BE GIVEN AWAY TO
      THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE ON THE LIVE CHAT, SO BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR WHAT
      IS SURE TO BE A FUN AND INFORMATION PRESENTATION.

      Join us for what we hope will be an evening of lively banter about the
      publishing industry. Whether you are looking for a publisher to take the
      traditional publishing route, or you are wanting to independently publish
      your book, this will be a good discussion for you to be involved in.
      The more information you have about publishing, the better your decision
      will be for you and your project.

      Rita has several handouts that you will have access to when you participate
      in the Live Chat. Click on the link below for your audio invitation.

      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899190


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      CELEBRATING 12 YEARS IN BUSINESS

      Thursday, March 13, 2008

      The Book Connection is celebrating 12 years in the publishing industry as
      Your Link to Publishing Professionals and Trade Quality Books.

      Come celebrate with us as Rita Mills launches two new publishing imprints,
      Shining Bright Books and Against the Wind Press, under her publishing
      company, Bluebonnets, Boots & Books Press.

      The night is sure to have a few surprises in store for attendees. Four of
      Rita's new authors will be on hand to tell their stories which are all
      fascinating.

      Semir Osmanagic - Unearthing the Bosnian Pyramids
      Felix Scardino - The Pebble and the Canyon
      Sharon Wothke - John of Old, John of New
      Woody Campbell - Fade to Black

      Bring a friend and network with other authors and publishers in the Houston
      area in celebration of Small Press Month.

      6pm-9pm
      Amazon Grill
      9600 Westheimer (entrance on Gessner)
      713-933-0980 for directions
      Finger Foods & Cash Bar

      RSVP by March 8 to
      713-937-9184
      rita@...

      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899191


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      INCREASE YOUR PUBLISHING VIABILITY, CREDIBILITY AND VISIBILITY

      Saturday, April 19, 2008

      Dan Poynter, the foremost authority on the book publishing industry, is
      coming to Houston for a one-day, information-packed workshop, sponsored by
      The Book Connection. Whether your project is an idea, a rough draft, or a
      finished manuscript this workshop will help you assess your project's
      viability in today's market. You will find specific, workable advice,
      including:

      1. Is traditional or independent publishing right for you
      2. Realistically evaluate your project's sales potential
      3. How to assess and achieve your goals
      4. Break your project into easy-to-manage sections
      5. What a professionally designed book needs
      6. How to reach the readers you want
      7. What to do next, starting from where you are NOW!

      Information

      8:30am - 4:30pm Workshop
      5:30pm - 8:30pm Reception with Dan
      Fee - $125 includes lunch and reception
      Fee - $55 reception ONLY

      Houston, Texas
      Holiday Inn SW
      Registration - 713-937-9184
      Information - rita.mills@...

      Registration Limited to 100 Attendees
      Sponsorship opportunities available


      If you have problems viewing the brochure at the link below, please email
      me at the address above and I will send a PDF via email to you. For the
      information packed flyer, please click on the link below.

      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899188


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      ABC'S CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK COMPETITION

      Deadline - Feb. 29, 2008

      The ABC's Children's Picture Book Competition is in its fourth year of
      choosing a winner who will receive a royalty based publishing contract.

      If you write for children please go to the website for more details about
      this exciting competition that utilizes an internet vote to pick the winner
      title. For more information and to see the rules and guidelines please
      click on the link below.

      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899189


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      PUBLISHING PUZZLE

      Do you have questions about navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of
      the publishing industry?

      Join us for a panel discussion and interaction with those who have
      successfully published in a relaxed restaurant setting. There will be
      professionals present with manuscript to market expertise.

      Bring your questions to ask the experts to:

      La Madelaine Restaurant
      Town & Country Village
      Kimberley at Beltway 8

      Wednesday
      March 26, 2008
      6-8pm

      For More Info or RSVP
      rita.mills@...
      713-937-9184
      281-807-1300


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      LOOKING FOR A PUBLISHER?

      Rita Mills of The Book Connection will be representing a limited number of
      titles at BookExpo in the subrights area of the trade show. So, if you are
      looking for a publisher this might be a great opportunity for you to find one.
      For more details, please call at 713-937-9184


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      NEWSLETTER BUSINESS
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
      Please change your address books to reflect this email

      Rita.Mills@...
      or
      rita@...


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      NEW RELEASE SHOWCASE

      Starting in March, I will be doing a new email newsletter called TBC
      ANNOUNCEMENTS. It will showcase new titles with a Pub Date for that
      particular month. So if you have a new book coming out soon, be sure and
      get me your information for inclusion. There will be a one time charge of
      $25 to include your particular title.


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

      The TBC Newsletter goes out to roughly 2,000 email addresses that are
      specific people who are interested in the writing and publishing community.
      If you would like to have a link to your service, please feel free to
      contact me for more details about sponsoring an issue.
      713-937-9184


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      VISIT OUR SPONSORS
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      NIA PROMOTIONS
      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899192

      AMERICAS PRESS
      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899193

      PERCEPTIVE MARKETING
      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899194

      CATALYST MOON PUBLIC RELATIONS
      http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899195
    • rmills@ghg.net
      Hi everyone, here is the latest newsletter.......Rita ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEXAS WRITING & PUBLISHING NEWSLETTER February 24, 2008 - Issue 1.2
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 25 11:00 AM
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        Hi everyone, here is the latest newsletter.......Rita


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        TEXAS WRITING & PUBLISHING NEWSLETTER
        February 24, 2008 - Issue 1.2
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


        View this newsletter in HTML formatting, please click
        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/viewonline.asp?ID=9107037428


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Is It PUBLISH OR PERISH TIME For You & Your Manuscript??

        Live Chat with Rita Mills of The Book Connection

        Monday, February 25, 2008
        8:00 to 9:00 pm CST

        ONE SEAT AT THE DAN POYNTER WORKSHOP ON APRIL 19TH WILL BE GIVEN AWAY TO
        THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE ON THE LIVE CHAT, SO BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR WHAT
        IS SURE TO BE A FUN AND INFORMATION PRESENTATION.

        Join us for what we hope will be an evening of lively banter about the
        publishing industry. Whether you are looking for a publisher to take the
        traditional publishing route, or you are wanting to independently publish
        your book, this will be a good discussion for you to be involved in.
        The more information you have about publishing, the better your decision
        will be for you and your project.

        Rita has several handouts that you will have access to when you participate
        in the Live Chat. Click on the link below for your audio invitation.

        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899190


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        CELEBRATING 12 YEARS IN BUSINESS

        Thursday, March 13, 2008

        The Book Connection is celebrating 12 years in the publishing industry as
        Your Link to Publishing Professionals and Trade Quality Books.

        Come celebrate with us as Rita Mills launches two new publishing imprints,
        Shining Bright Books and Against the Wind Press, under her publishing
        company, Bluebonnets, Boots & Books Press.

        The night is sure to have a few surprises in store for attendees. Four of
        Rita's new authors will be on hand to tell their stories which are all
        fascinating.

        Semir Osmanagic - Unearthing the Bosnian Pyramids
        Felix Scardino - The Pebble and the Canyon
        Sharon Wothke - John of Old, John of New
        Woody Campbell - Fade to Black

        Bring a friend and network with other authors and publishers in the Houston
        area in celebration of Small Press Month.

        6pm-9pm
        Amazon Grill
        9600 Westheimer (entrance on Gessner)
        713-933-0980 for directions
        Finger Foods & Cash Bar

        RSVP by March 8 to
        713-937-9184
        rita@...

        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899191


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        INCREASE YOUR PUBLISHING VIABILITY, CREDIBILITY AND VISIBILITY

        Saturday, April 19, 2008

        Dan Poynter, the foremost authority on the book publishing industry, is
        coming to Houston for a one-day, information-packed workshop, sponsored by
        The Book Connection. Whether your project is an idea, a rough draft, or a
        finished manuscript this workshop will help you assess your project's
        viability in today's market. You will find specific, workable advice,
        including:

        1. Is traditional or independent publishing right for you
        2. Realistically evaluate your project's sales potential
        3. How to assess and achieve your goals
        4. Break your project into easy-to-manage sections
        5. What a professionally designed book needs
        6. How to reach the readers you want
        7. What to do next, starting from where you are NOW!

        Information

        8:30am - 4:30pm Workshop
        5:30pm - 8:30pm Reception with Dan
        Fee - $125 includes lunch and reception
        Fee - $55 reception ONLY

        Houston, Texas
        Holiday Inn SW
        Registration - 713-937-9184
        Information - rita.mills@...

        Registration Limited to 100 Attendees
        Sponsorship opportunities available


        If you have problems viewing the brochure at the link below, please email
        me at the address above and I will send a PDF via email to you. For the
        information packed flyer, please click on the link below.

        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899188


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        ABC'S CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK COMPETITION

        Deadline - Feb. 29, 2008

        The ABC's Children's Picture Book Competition is in its fourth year of
        choosing a winner who will receive a royalty based publishing contract.

        If you write for children please go to the website for more details about
        this exciting competition that utilizes an internet vote to pick the winner
        title. For more information and to see the rules and guidelines please
        click on the link below.

        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899189


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        PUBLISHING PUZZLE

        Do you have questions about navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of
        the publishing industry?

        Join us for a panel discussion and interaction with those who have
        successfully published in a relaxed restaurant setting. There will be
        professionals present with manuscript to market expertise.

        Bring your questions to ask the experts to:

        La Madelaine Restaurant
        Town & Country Village
        Kimberley at Beltway 8

        Wednesday
        March 26, 2008
        6-8pm

        For More Info or RSVP
        rita.mills@...
        713-937-9184
        281-807-1300


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        LOOKING FOR A PUBLISHER?

        Rita Mills of The Book Connection will be representing a limited number of
        titles at BookExpo in the subrights area of the trade show. So, if you are
        looking for a publisher this might be a great opportunity for you to find one.
        For more details, please call at 713-937-9184


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        NEWSLETTER BUSINESS
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
        Please change your address books to reflect this email

        Rita.Mills@...
        or
        rita@...


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        NEW RELEASE SHOWCASE

        Starting in March, I will be doing a new email newsletter called TBC
        ANNOUNCEMENTS. It will showcase new titles with a Pub Date for that
        particular month. So if you have a new book coming out soon, be sure and
        get me your information for inclusion. There will be a one time charge of
        $25 to include your particular title.


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

        The TBC Newsletter goes out to roughly 2,000 email addresses that are
        specific people who are interested in the writing and publishing community.
        If you would like to have a link to your service, please feel free to
        contact me for more details about sponsoring an issue.
        713-937-9184


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        VISIT OUR SPONSORS
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        NIA PROMOTIONS
        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899192

        AMERICAS PRESS
        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899193

        PERCEPTIVE MARKETING
        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899194

        CATALYST MOON PUBLIC RELATIONS
        http://ebiz1.exfoundry.com/members/response.asp?ID=910703742899195
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