Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The Aldens are excited to meet their favorite celebrity—Walter the Cat, who makes the funniest videos on the Internet! And when this celebrity cat inherits a million dollars from his owner, he becomes even more famous! But someone seems to be angry about the will and is stealing things from Walter’s house. Is this cat too famous for his own good?
When a local do-gooder is killed, small town librarian Kathleen Paulson and her magical cats have to dig up trouble in the second mystery in the New York Times bestselling series. Kathleen never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But when Owen and Hercules followed her home from mysterious Wisteria Manor, she realized her mind wasn’t playing tricks on her—her cats have magical abilities. When the body of elderly Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local café, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets—and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.
Do you have what it takes to become an author, but are not sure where to start? Promote Your Book gives enterprising authors the advantage they need to navigate the publishing industry and gain a better understanding of what book promotion is all about. This well-organized collection of the most successful low-cost and no-cost ideas provides solutions for both aspiring and seasoned authors in any genre. You will learn how to promote the book without changing your lifestyle; how to promote creatively, locally, and through social media; submit news releases and tip sheets; arrange book signings, radio, and TV appearances; enhance marketing skills; spend money in all the right places, and more.
Rediscover this lovable classic in a delightful new illustrated edition of these warm and witty cat tales, first published over forty years ago. Animal lovers Doreen Tovey and her husband Charles acquire their first Siamese kitten to rid themselves of an invasion of mice, although they worry about the cat attacking the birds. But Sugieh is not just any cat. She's an iron hand in a delicate, blue-pointed glove; an actress, a prima donna, an empress of cats, and she quickly establishes herself as queen of the house. Thus enslaved, the Toveys try to minimize the chaos Sugieh causes on a daily basis: chewing up telegrams, tearing holes into anything made out of wool, and screaming like a banshee. However things get more complicated once Sugieh decides she's ready to become the perfect mother. Then she and her adorable kittens devote themselves to tightening their grip on the household. You'll share Doreen Tovey's enthusiasm for animals and her infectious feeling of joy toward all the creatures in her household. Surrounded by the friendly astonishment of the village characters who populate the neighborhood, like Father Adams, the local rector—the Tovey household is here again with it's deep though sorely tried love of animals and its splendid portrayal of the country scene. The affectionate illustrations by artist Dan Brown, who specializes in animals, truly capture the essence of the Siamese, helping to bring both the stories and characters to life.
Author: Patricia Fry
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Business & Economics
The most powerful tool in your book promotion toolkit is your personality. The fact is that personality sells books. Readers want a relationship with authors of the books they read. If you aren’t a celebrity or a world-known author, it is up to you to create that relationship. Finally, here’s a book that tells you how to develop a greater rapport with your readers, and thus SELL MORE BOOKS through more effective live presentations, well-attended book signings, successful book festival experiences, and more personalized social media techniques. Learn how to get speaking gigs at conferences and how to land and more expertly handle radio, TV, and Internet interviews. This book will teach you how to: · Find and create speaking opportunities at appropriate venues · Handle yourself skillfully in front of an audience · Eliminate your noodle knees · Improve your speaking skills · Improve and protect your speaking voice · Come up with speech topics for fiction and nonfiction books · Organize workshops and present them on your own · Get publicity for your presentations · Land speaking gigs at conferences · Form a bond with audience members · Write a pitch letter and press release · Create better handouts and use them more effectively · Develop better communication skills · Attract more people to your book signings · Sell more books at book festivals If you’re ready to take your book promotion to the next level, this thorough guide is for you!
When famous feminist English professor Marilyn Milledge is murdered while in Boston for the scoring of the College Aptitude Test, her colleagues begin an investigation of their own. By the author of A Killing in Venture Capital. Reprint.
Author: Patricia L. Fry
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics
A professional guide for new and struggling authors shares insider tips, up-to-date marketing strategies and other resources, profiling the publishing industry while sharing recommendations for such topics as effective query letters, selecting a publishing option and successful self-promotion. Original.
Authors are the CEOs of their books, and their book proposals are their business plans. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before ever setting eyes on a manuscript, and it is a crucial element in getting published. Writing a proposal can also help an author to write the right book for the right audience, and to more successfully pitch a book to the right agent or publisher. Propose Your Book offers a clear understanding of the book proposal process in today’s fiercely competitive publishing climate. It includes: The most up-to-date concepts in writing a book proposal Insider tips from the agents and publishers Examples of actual proposals from publishers’ files Covering proposals for nonfiction, fiction, and children’s books, Patricia Fry provides a hands-on approach from an experienced writer’s perspective. Propose Your Book, enriched with innovative and tried-and-true strategies, is a complete guide to perfecting contemporary proposals that will sell writers’ books. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Poetry. Edited by Patricia Fry and with photography by Fry and Anthony Satori, ELECTRIC RAIN gathers a unique group of up-and-coming writers. We should be thankful for this lovely book which gives voice to some of the next generation of poets. It is always a joy to discover the work of new writers -- Frances Halpern. Funded by Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN), whose mission is to promote the literary arts and to bring together writers, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, editors, agents, and publishers, this new anthology is inspired and inspires: nightstand photos, Sunday mornings/ poetry books open to random pages// sun-dappled pillows, french lace on satin/ coffee cups in the sink// we have yet to know (Cheryl Latif, arc of desire).
Author: Ingrid King
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom, King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. You’ll want to savor each chapter and purr-haps revisit those that strike a personal chord.
Author: Pati Anne
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Paths described in this guide will lead you through six areas of California which hold some of the world's most spectacular sights. No planning is needed; just follow this guide where all activities are laid out in successive order. Hike easy trails and discover some of nature's well-kept secrets. There are paths for the young, old, and wheelchair bound. Eateries and lodgings area listed for each area.
Five hundred years ago, the Reformers were defending doctrines such as justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture, and God's grace in salvation—some to the point of death. Many of these same essential doctrines are still being challenged today, and there has never been a more crucial time to hold fast to the enduring truth of Scripture. In Reformation Theology, Matthew Barrett has brought together a team of expert theologians and historians writing on key doctrines taught and defended by the Reformers centuries ago. With contributions from Michael Horton, Gerald Bray, Michael Reeves, Carl Trueman, Robert Kolb, and many others, this volume stands as a manifesto for the church, exhorting Christians to learn from our spiritual forebears and hold fast to sound doctrine rooted in the Bible and passed on from generation to generation.
Author: Celia Deane-Drummond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006
In the immediate future we are likely to witness significant developments in human genetic science. It is therefore of critical importance that Christian ethics engages with the genetics debate, since it affects not just the way we perceive ourselves and the natural world, but also has wider implications for our society. This book considers ethical issues arising out of specific practices in human genetics, including genetic screening, gene patenting, gene therapy, genetic counselling as well as feminist concerns. Genetics and Christian Ethics argues for a particular theo-ethical approach that derives from a modified version of virtue ethics, drawing particularly on a Thomistic understanding of the virtues, especially prudence or practical wisdom and justice. The book demonstrates that a theological voice is highly relevant to contested ethical debates about genetics.