Our special for 2016 is for any person signing up to become an Associated Member is $35 for 3 years. As of 2017, we will be back to $35 for a yearly fee. To sign up, click here.
A big thank you from Willie, Alberta, Joyce, and Pat!
Diane Marie Ford
Dr. Melaine E. Hall
Meet & Greet at Smokey Bones
$35 Yearly Fee
Authors Without Borders(AWB) would like to extend an offer to anyone interested in joining our social network. You don't have to be a published author to become a member.
Associate Membership Benefits
- Your bio, book(s), web site, and e-mail address (optional) will be placed on our home page for one month. Your information will be listed on the Associate Memberpage.
- AWB will list the festivals they will be attending. AWB will invite at least one Associate Member to one of these festivals where they can sell their books (the Associate Member agrees to split the cost of the booth).
- Free entrance to our yearly Meet and Greet sessions.
- Advanced notice regarding workshops or classes hosted by AWB.
- A free interview on our NBTV-95 Cable TV show with a complimentary CD that you can use to promote yourself and your books (published authors only).
- If not a member, a CD from the interview on the cable TV show will be $20.00
Contact Willie Pleasants: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or make a $35 check out to "Authors Without Borders
Mail to: Willie Pleasants: PO Box 1604, New Bedford, MA 02740
There are two spaces available to join AWB at the Durfee Christmas Festival in Fall River, Ma. on December 4, 2016. Any member who has not participated with AWB at an event in 2016 is welcome to share AWB's booth. This is a first come first serve opportunity. For more information, please e-mail: email@example.com.
AWb encourages its members to submit upcoming events, appearances, book releases, personal accomplishments, awards, etc, so that we can post them on our home page.
Author of the Month- Janice E. Clark
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
Steve Manchester: four #1 bestselling books on Amazon
Alison Caiola: her novel- The Seeds of a Daisyhit #3 on Amazon
Joyce Walsh: her newest mystery novel- Feathered Serpents is available through Solstice Publishing and fine on-line retailers
Pat Perry: The Realm of Dark and Light, Book Two, Escape from Caldon Island is available through Riverhaven Books and fine on-line retailers.
Willie Pleasants: Stretching the Truth is now available on Amazon and other retailers.
Important News From Preditors and Editors...
"Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site. The listings are being removed until they can be updated by a new caretaker.
If you are interested in taking the reins of P&E, and possess what's needed — at least 20hrs/week to volunteer, excellent investigative skills, in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, ability to detect scams from not-scams, thick skin, good web site skills, good writing ability — please get in touch. Thanks for your interest!"
Joyce Keller Walsh
Tip of the Month...
A few years ago an author friend and I attended a sort of 'Meet and Greet' with publishing agents in Connecticut. It was an overnighter and we met a lot of aspiring authors. Those gathered were allowed five minutes with an agent to plug their book. There were also workshops and roundtable discussions. The agents have probably met untold numbers of authors focusing on just their work. There is nothing wrong with that, especially if you want to hone your craft. What did catch the attention of the agent I was speaking with was when I mentioned that I belonged to a group of authors who not only supported each other but fellow authors as well. Her attitude shifted, even if she wasn't interested in my book.
Long story short, when a writer takes their craft seriously, he or she will have to move beyond their comfort zone and involve themselves in writer's groups; reading events; festivals and join any number of groups that will further not only their work but of the other talented individuals around them. Someone, somewhere who has that right connection might just take notice.
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