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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SPAWN Offers Most Useful Perk for Authors Who Write Books!

This is one of the most useful offers I have seen in a long time.  Just had to pass it along to my SharingwithWriters subscribers and visitors regardless of where you live!  Too many authors use the "wrong" reference books for their style guide--if they use one at all. This one (along with my The Frugal Editor) is truly THE one for those who write books. (Lots of us began writing as journalists and tend to stay with the Associated Press --AP--guide!)


If you are a writer, author, small publisher, graphic designer, book marketer or someone interested in being part of Indie Publishing, then you need to join the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN). For over 20 years, SPAWN has been a national resource for the indie writing world, providing guidance, news, and focused tools that help small publishers and authors achieve their goals through newsletter and our award-winning website.

Below are just some of the many benefits you can use to succeed as a member of SPAWN. And you get a free industry-focused ebook each year. If you are looking for an editor or an illustrator, we send out SPAWN Alerts to over 2,000 professionals that help you find the right person for your project.

Please consider joining us.

Kathleen Kaiser, President

The Chicago Manual of Style Online 
will be FREE to all members in February. Have answers to your grammar questions live at your fingertips. As a member, you will simply login to SPAWN.org and with a couple of clicks, you are inside the GOLD STANDARD for grammar.
New Releases from SPAWN, a bi-monthly newsletter goes out to over 1,800 book reviewers and book bloggers. Those members who used this service were happy with the quality of reviews and diversity of media where the reviews appeared. Next issue is February 25. News coming soon about how to sign up. Open to upcoming releases and books recently published. A discounted price for members

Want to get your books in front of 150,000 book lovers? Be part of SPAWN at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in April. If you want to sell your book(s) in the booth yourself, or have your book exhibited, please review this information. We will have another large 20' x 20' corner booth on the main entrance walkway through the entire festival. A discounted price for members

SPAWN Market Update newsletter is going online every two weeks because news is just happening too quickly. You'll be receiving an email with link to the latest news on how to market your books, what sites are selling and which aren't, the latest trends and more. The is a member-only benefit.

Discounts with Story Monsters! SPAWN members receive a 10% discount on the following products:
Story Monsters LLC is dedicated to helping authors of all genres strive for excellence through our marketing and publicity services, Dragonfly Book Awards contestsStory Monsters Approved! awards program, opportunities for connecting with schools, and the award-winning Story Monsters Ink® magazine.

Expansion to our online ebook library happens this spring. New books from top publishing pros on marketing, editing, publicity and more. The is a member-only benefit.

More audio recordings of leading industry speakers from SPAWN-sponsored events and the 805 Writers' Conference.

More in-depth member listings will be made open to the public for your services. Mark the "Publish me on the website" box on the membership renewal form. This will go live by March 1.

And if you are in the Ventura County area, monthly meetings of IWOSC/SPAWN VC are free.

Please consider joining. It will be the best $75 you spend this year. You can't beat the benefits for that price.
Join now and begin enjoying your many benefits


Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter (where she talks more about choosing and the advantages of winning contests and how to use those honors)  and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is  How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfileGreat Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com )

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