Sunday, November 06, 2011

Getting Out There!

It's a busy time of year, with lots of events before we hit the holidays.

Recently saw client Julie Newmar on a Panel, "From Actress to Author," at the West Hollywood Book Fair. I loved watching how animated Julie is when she presents and talks about her new book, "The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth."

Here I am (a little sunburned) with Julie after the book-signing at the WEHO Fair.

Julie appears at Vroman's in Pasadena next Saturday at 5 PM. Her event received excellent advance coverage today in the Star News. Visit to learn more about this famous Catwoman and her book.

Two of my clients (Anita Reinsma / "Stop Waiting for Prince Charming, He's Already Married to Bob") and Lauren Gale ("Confessions of a Recovering Drama Queen") received Irwin Awards on October 20th. In the picture below, I am posing with the two authors like a proud mama just before the Book Publicists of S. California dinner and awards ceremony.

Yesterday, up in Camarillo, I made the rounds at the Ventura County Book & Authors Fair. Met many interesting authors, including Mickey Jones, who wrote "That Would Be Me," his memoir of life on the road as a drummer. Mickey shared with me that when he performed with Trini Lopez, both the then-unknown groups the Beatles and the Rolling Stones acted as warm-up bands for Trini. Author Anita Reinsma spoke at the Fair Saturday on promoting your book, chatting a bit her videos on YouTube. Here she is at her booth with her niece, who's in the state visiting from the Netherlands.

As they say, a rolling stone gathers no moss! If you've got a book, get out there and promote!

Til next time,

Robin Quinn
Editor/Writer/Book Coach

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

March 15th Panel - The Ebook Option

When: Tuesday, March 15th 2011
Networking begins at 6:30pm.
Program: 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: FREE

This is a joint meeting of Author’s Corner & Made in the Valley!

Ebooks are hot! Last July, Amazon announced that its ebook sales for its Kindle ereader had surpassed its hardcover sales for the 1st time ever! Authors and professionals are realizing that producing an ebook is a painless way to create an additional revenue stream. Learn the whys, hows, whats and wheres of ebooks at our March meeting. Topics include what is new at Barnes & Noble on the ebook front. This panel is too valuable to miss!

Note: Barnes & Noble’s Nook will be on display and for sale at this event.

Moderator: Robin Quinn, Book Coach/Editor/BookWriter, www.WritingandEditing.Biz


Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach,

Alex Zabala, Merchandise Manager and Digital Sales Specialist, Barnes & Noble

Linnaea Mallette, Author – Read My Lips Tips for Success, Radio Show Host, Professional Speaker,

Helaine Z. Harris, MA, MFT, Therapist, Teacher, Author – Are You In Love with a Vampire? Healing the Relationship Drain Game, plus The Feminine Warrior: A Guide to Balancing Love and Power,

Zoë Archer, Award-winning Romance Author – The Blades of the Rose series, plus new sci-fi romance novel Collision Course (start of new series) to be released this April by Carina Press, the e-only imprint of Harlequin,

RSVP for this event today and invite a friend:

Location: Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
5121 Van Nuys Blvd
3rd Floor Conference Room
Van Nuys
CA, 91403

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