The release of a new novel deserves some show and tell, especially when it is about a marriage counselor having marital problems.
Human Trafficking is a big problem the world over. Every day someone is kidnapped or shipped across the waters to end up a servant, unwilling worker, or worse on a distant shore. They never know anyone, they cannot count on anyone, and usually the worst part is they are afraid that if they say anything their lives will end. That is why when Authors like Jessica Kristie comes along we all have ti highlight the research and work they put into the works of art they produce. Barbed-Wire Butterflies is just that kind of work.
Jessica didn’t just write a Novel about Human Trafficking but is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this book Published on Amazon to Courage Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Barbed-Wire Butterflies shows the atrocities children as young as 13 year old Elani Benjamin faces when they’re kidnapped and are required to do forced-Labor under abhorrent conditions. Can you imagine you or your child having to live through such a thing? The uncertainty of ever having to see home and family again. That is what these children and adults who are trafficked each day face.
I personally applaud Jessica for her work, for the time she took to write this masterpiece and sharing it with the world in order to dedicate it to a cause of this magnitude. She joins the ranks of many who are actively helping to combat human trafficking, adding another voice to those who are saying stop. Support not only this author, but the cause of fighting human trafficking by purchasing your copy of Barbed-wire Butterflies or gifting it to someone whom you know would enjoy benefiting from this book.
It’s that time again. Time to lay out my plans for the upcoming year. To show the world what I’m about to do. Last year I laid out my New Year’s Resolution to complete a novel, Into the Vein. Guess what? I did finish it, published it myself, and actually completed a second book, Unlocking Your Success Gene after that. Coincidentally I also Coauthored VIP and VIP 2 along with Jerrice Owens and a few Authors. As you’ve seen I have started a few blogs, gotten a little noteriety, developed my graphic skills above horrible, and learned a little marketing. So what happens now? I’m still an unknown Author right?
That’s what happens next. Beginning in December I will be making a shift to become a successful and well known Author. The books I wanted are done and I am currently working on Books 3, which is due in December, an erotic thriller. Following that will be yet another one due in April, and another due in December of 2013. BUT in 2013 I will also be compiling a book of poetry that has been sitting in the library of Congress for a few years. I’ll finally finish the other pieces and add them all together.
I also want to work on being visible and marketing myself. Starting in January I will be releasing a few Press Releases either through PRNewswire.com or Prweb.com, I haven’t chosen which one yet. I’ve also created my own Book order forms and Product description sheets for ITV and Success Gene, which you can view on my Facebook fan page, don’t forget to click like and stay up to date. What I plan on doing is going out to Bookstores to get the paperbacks in print and out in stores for your convenience. I will also be getting myself ready to show up at the stores that purchase my books to sign books for the owners. I plan on being on hand to sign the copies that are sold for the first few weekends days. If you’re a bookstore owner local to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, or Vermont you may want to get in contact before I start my marketing campaign. One thing I have done to get things set up was to contact the CL3 Agency to be my Promoters. By August 2013 I plan on being in every bookstore within the Continental United States and Canada, and looking to break into the International markets. August 2013 is my target date for full recognition and full attainment of the work I’m putting into motion now.
Also I plan on creating a full, cost effective way to help Indie authors, unknown authors, and others break into the market. As wordpress has been limiting the amount of data that can be put onto their free pages I’m finding that I will need to upgrade to keep doing this. As I earn more and am able to stay home from sales I plan on being more effective with the Author interviews I offer, my way of giving back to everyone by presenting new authors and books to readers.
As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins to wind into existence it is time to start putting things out there. These are the first of my New Years Resolution. Look for my books on Amazon, author’s page. Next year more people will know who I am. I will be in bookstores and on your shelves and I’m looking forward to presenting you with books to entertain your senses. Hollywood is just a step after that.
Have you visited my Author’s Blogs yet? If not, click the link here and be redirected. If you’re an avid reader you can enjoy reading posts of Author interview, a few book reviews, interviews with characters, and for those of you who know me, interviews with myself. Oh yah, I do that. Of course I continue as I usually do and have some help for Authors as well as material for readers by bringing new authors in every genre.
For the Reader – There will be New Indie Authors, Drama authors, some Romance, African American Literature, African American Authors, Main stream authors (as I build) and a Book Portal for those of you who just want the books without the entertainment. Yeah I like you too, as long as you purchase or download an ebook. This Blog will be loaded with everything you need to entertain that perfectly good brain of yours. Over the next few weeks be on the lookout for changes and interviews. If you know an author you’d like showcased mention the Writer’s Block, with Alphawriter and get them showcased. Take some times to browse more than the opening pages, leave comments for the authors showcased if you like them. Drop me a note or a comment anywhere.
The Book portal features so far only 3 titles, Dr Eugene Walton’s, African Immigrants and African Americans, a well researched documentary. As participating authors join the ranks the shelf will grow giving you a solid collection of readings that will be rotated on a regular basis of upto 100 titles at a time.
For the Author – The much needed fodder for the fire. I have a plethora of services to help you get some recognition. One of those is a Free reciprocal Blog interview exchange. This helps both of us by providing access to each other’s reader base. While some consider it competition I consider it an endorsement of sorts, introducing your own readers to another author and I to mine. Alone we’re small, but together we are larger. There are also marketing packages sold with the Free interview and Book reviews that can help you and everyone who comes on there. Marketing is done and is being done to help situate Aphauthor Blog to explode soon enough.
Bragging Rights – I have to mention this. Contacted by a marketing company that saw, Unlocking Your Success Gene and rated 7 out of 10
What’s next – Purchasing Books and getting ready to market to bookstores directly, that’s right. I’ve started purchasing my Paperbacks from Createspeace.com Once those are in I will be going around to bookstores local to MA, CT, RI, and NY in order to get the word out about my books. I’m also offering FREE book signings as part of the package if Bookstores order directly from me. If they go through Creatspace they can also contact me directly to let me know when they plan on putting the titles on sale and I will do my best to show up on one of the weekend days. Sort of Meet the Author for Bookstores to help them sell what they’ve purchased. You can also book me for speaking events or signings by getting in touch with the CL3 Agency, visit their site and use the contact button. Order forms are available by contacting me from this or the Author Website. Looking forward to becoming a new choice for your bookshelf.
Recently ran across this on BP. Petalianne Comic Book series by Zelpha Comics. This series is a new series geared toward empowering young girls through the messages in the comic books. The writer, Lounga Nuami, and illustrator branch out on a quest to write cute characters, like the Care Bears did in the 80s and 90s. They have created an Indiegogo account to try and raise funds to try and keep he series going. You can help by visiting and donating to their cause.
I’ve just done an interview with Dr Eugene Wilson who has written what is arguably the most powerful book of 2012. See the interview and then trust me purchase the book. Well worth the read. Should be a requirement for all African and African American educational facilities.
And so comes to close yet another week; how did ya’ll spend it? Was it fun, was it exciting, was it just.. Meh. We’ve had some stormy weather the last few days. I was driving through Worcester, sputtering anyway when I saw what the nice little storm we had did. Tress down again, reminded me of that snowstorm from last year.
In case you don’t recognize it yet, this is just a rant to say hello. I haven’t blogged in days and I feel lazy and kind of blah, but mostly bad because I’ve been shirking my duties as a wordsmith. Will it happen again? I plead the fifth. Yes I do get in that funky mood sometimes where I’d rather be outside or doing nothing. I am so ashamed, how will I ever face… Time to go outside again 🙂 nice cool breeze out there.
BTW don’t forget to get your FREE copy of my Supernatural / Paranormal adventure; Into the Vein Revelation and Revealer from Amazon. You can get the Ebook download or purchase the paperback. The Ebook download is FREE until either tomorrow or Monday. Hit the like button if you do get the FREE download from Amazon kindle. Don’t have a kindle, download the app to your PC or phone and then get the book, takes a few seconds to entertain your brain. Yes you will enjoy it. If you don’t read, tell someone who does to go check it out. It’s good entertainment, don’t just read the erotic parts, read the whole thing. That’s why I’m not telling ya’ll how any erotic scenes are in it… Yeah I’m good at writing those too :p
Anyway, about to go enjoy the nice cool breeze outside, be back later Peace!
I finished editing, procrastinating, and biting my nails this week. I pulled the Unedited Versions from Kindle and Smashwords :p, and even got it Copywritten. Only thing left to do was edit it and boy did I start out. Into the Vein is available both in ebook from Amazon Kindle or you can get the Paper Version ordered at Createspace. I will be looking for other publishers if necessary and a good publicist since I want the word out. This brings my New Year’s resolution to within 96% complete too.
When I sat down to write ITV I sat down to write a Paranormal Thriller that would challenge every aspect of everything people know and believe while delivering a gripping story. Ehem, there were some heavy editing necessary after I was done, but I survived to tel you about it. I actually had chills writing portions of this book and wanted to add so much more to it. I finally had to just publish it so I could stop playing around with it. Into The Vein: Revelation and Revealer is roughly 480 pages of sheer joy.
I have started a FREE promotion for the Kindle Edition as of 7/24/2012. I definitely wanted to share my work and I’m excited. Amazon made it easy to publish my work and Create Space gave me a lot of places to just go about getting my work in print and even offered a promotion where I could get my book in bookstores, so look fo rt coming to a bookstore near you. If not just order it from createspace.com.
I’m going to throw in a shameless plug here; for all you Ebook readers, I made the book only 2.99, which mean that after the promotion is over it will be $2.99, may leave it there for the ebook. Leave feedback if you get the ebook on amazon and tell people about my book. Spread the word [End Shameless Plug].
Next up, working on the second book in the series; already a good ways in and will not disappoint. I’ve learned something about writing and will translate if over into the second book. Keep me in mind when you order books; will also be looking to release chapters through the Blogs once I get enough time.