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Friday, January 22, 2021

Writers & Publishers Network Lists Membership Benefits Including Chicago Manual of Style Access

Is it time for you to become a WPN member?
"Writers & Publishers Network is an essential resource for my small independent publishing business. As an author, I rely on the useful ideas and information provided by WPN to help me hone my craft. Writing skill counsel is offered with clarity and transparency. 
As a publisher, I have limited time and budget to maximize my marketing and promotional opportunities. WPN has repeatedly offered programs expanding discoverability and increasing sales of my books. Kathleen Kaiser’s wisdom, insight, and generosity solidifies my membership year after year."

Doug Snelson
Award Winning Author & Publisher
Petalous Publishing, LLC
Welcome to 2021 and my second year as membership chairperson for WPN. What a year 2020 was for all of us. I hope the trials of the past year also gave you moments to pause and find inspiration and dedication to your writing practice. I know it has for me.
I want to invite you to join WPN and get 2021 kicked off in the WRITE direction.
Over the past year, I have been working closely with our president Kathleen Kaiser. The goal was to bring new educational resources to WPN and create something with a lasting value to our members. We did that with the launch of our webinar series late last spring.  Starting in March, we will again bring you these courses to attend live or download and watch later, at a discounted member price. It's a can't miss opportunity on your publishing path.
The information, education, and comprehensive knowledge I have gained as a member is the number one reason I wanted to become the membership chairperson. Using WPN resources has made me more focused and better equipped to handle my writing career. 
Writing is so much more than just a craft or art form. Many of us (writers) don't realize what it fully entails until we are close to a finished manuscript. To be successful, you'll have to approach your writing like a business. Publishing, agents, self-promotion, where do you even begin?
WPN is where! We have excellent information on small publishers, book marketers, and the ever-critical graphic designers who make books jump off the shelves at readers.
As artists, we need a little help navigating the business side of our work. Are you an artist that wants to break into the literary world? Where DO you go when you are ready to be published or work as a freelance designer? As a Writers & Publishers Network (WPN) member, you gain inside knowledge of all things publishing.
And with your membership, you get a plethora of invaluable resources. Industry experts share tips and tricks, as well as the staff here at WPN. We work hard to make sure our members get the latest in industry information.

This year, my challenge to myself is to make 2021 the resource year. I already have ideas brewing, so join us as we dive into the roaring 20s!!
To join, please visit our membership page and sign up. You will more than recover the small cost back in discounts and savings from mistakes WPN can help you avoid.
I hope to get to know you all better this year and look forward to seeing each of you at our bi-monthly webinars starting in the early spring! If you have any questions, please email me at info@abmoriarty.com
Write On!
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Among the many member benefits you receive are:
  • New Releases from WPN, a quarterly newsletter, goes out to over 2,800 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.  Open to upcoming releases and books recently published, there is a discounted price for members at this site.
  • Your book on the WPN website: upload your cover and fifty words about your latest book. The Books by WPN Authors page is open to the public, so everyone who visits the WPN website receives the opportunity to see your announcement.
  • The Chicago Manual of Style Online, the GOLD STANDARD for grammar, is access FREE to members. Have answers to your grammar questions live at your fingertips.
  • WPN at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Though the April event is on hold,if you want to sell your book(s) in the booth, join us in our large 20′ x 20′ corner booth on the main entrance walkway through the entire festival. A discounted price for members. You will be notified when reschedule.
  • Market Update. The valuable Market Update will appear every month, letting us know exactly what is going on with publishing. Each issue of the Market Update lists dozens (sometimes hundreds) of opportunities and resources for freelance writers, artists, photographers, and publishers and authors who are seeking a publisher or promoting one or more books. Locate thousands more resources and informational tidbits in the vast WPN Market Update archives.
  • Audio recordings. Audio recordings on topics ranging from publicity to overcoming writer's block are available for members to download at their convenience from the private member area of the WPN website.
  • Free Ebook Members may choose a free ebook when they join or renew.
  • Members-Only Discounts. WPN members receive discounts on products and services such as editorial services, book cover design, interior layout services, consulting, printing, and writing software. NEW: The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) also offers all WPN members a $30 discount on IBPA memberships.
  • Free digital issue of Story Monsters Ink magazine
  • One-Year membership listing at AuthorsandExperts.com or SchoolBookings.com, and Marketing & Publicity services (Includes Goodreads Giveaway, Social Media Contests, Email Campaigns, NetGalley Review Program, and Consulting).
  • Event Calendar. Members may submit events. After approval, your events will be available online for everyone to see.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining 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 multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromoIII), now offered by Modern History Press in its third edition. Carolyn's latest is in the #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. She has two booklets in the #HowToDoItFrugally Series, both in their second editions from Modern History Press. Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers (http://bit.ly/LastMinuteEditsII) and The Great First Impression Book Proposal (http://bit.ly/BookProposalsII) are career boosters in mini doses and both make ideal thank you gifts for authors. The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditor), now in its second edition, is the winningest book in the series. Carolyn also has three frugal books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it helps 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 (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, Carolyn 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). Learn more and follow for news on her new releases direct from Amazon: http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile.

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