A lovely post by Milly Schmidt – Nine ways to cope with rejection.

Rejection from agents and publishers that is, not from that guy you’ve had a crush on for years. Although, while we’re on that topic, if you’re looking for advice on how to cope with unrequited love, public humiliations and silent stalemates, I’m your girl! But let’s put all that aside, because today, it’s all about the query. […]

via Nine ways to cope with rejection — Milly Schmidt

Registration is now OPEN!

ATL based writers, now’s a good time to get in on Nowata Press’ premier workshop, From Blank Page to Published (normally $300). Through our partnership with the Marietta Community School, we’re offering our signature program at a deep discount – just $69 for six weeks of tips, tools, tricks, and resources (not to mention structured writing time) that will take your ‘novel’ idea from start to published.

From Blank Page to Published
Step-by-step process on how to go from blank page to self-published in 6 months. Or, if you’re like me, maybe a few months more. Hi, I’m Dana Ellington, owner and principal author with Nowata Press Publishing and Consulting. Join me as I partner with Marietta Community School to offer my 6 week coaching package (normally $300), to new writers. This program is great for writers of any genre, ages 16 and up. Learn all the tools I’ve used to successfully produce and publish my own work since 2008. Join us for the tips, tricks, and tools you’ll need to write, edit, and publish a full-length novel by the end of this year.

COURSE #: W18284 FEE: $ 69
Location: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
7:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 16-Mar 6) (7 Tue) Skipping 2/20


Also this year, we’re introducing a new program, Getting the Word out – Marketing 101.

Getting the Word Out – Indie Book Marketing 101
You’ve written your first ever novel…now what? Join me, Dana Ellington – self-published indie author since 2008; owner of Nowata Press Publishing & Consulting – as I walk you through a simple Marketing Plan you can begin using immediately to build buzz around your upcoming book release. Most of the techniques are free to very low-cost and work with the technology you already have and are suitable for anyone who is ready to launch their journey toward national best seller status.

COURSE #: W18283 FEE: $ 69
Location: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
7:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thu) Skipping 2/22


Click the highlighted course titles above to register.

Let’s get published!

We Can Help You Turn Your ‘Messy’ NaNo Draft into a Published Work of Art

Whew! Did you cross the finish line with 50,000 words or more, or did you find yourself hitting the wall around 30,000 and calling it a day? Say you barely did 10K words before the desire just wasn’t there?

No worries. Nowata Press is here to help you get from blank page (or where ever you find yourself after NaNo) to published.

Let’s schedule your free, one hour consultation.  There we’ll answer your questions on how we can best help you achieve your writing and publishing goals.

In Support of an Indie Author (and a book series we love)

Echo 1 is FREE for five days, and Echo 2 & 3 are $0.99 for seven days! Tell your family and friends! 😀 (I’ll be publishing a variant of this message morning and afternoon until 11/16 when the sale ends, so I apologize if it gets a little repetitive). Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here: Vol. […]

via Echo 1 is FREE for five days, and Echo 2 & 3 are $0.99 for 7 days! — Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

Announcement: Cobb County (Marietta, GA) Library Book Sale. Oct. 27 – 29th.

 

 

Cobb County Library Monthly Newsletter
October 2017

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New Location for Book Sale: Cobb Civic Center

Cobb County Public Library’s semi-annual 2017 Fall Book Sale is October 27-29 at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta 30060.

The Book Sale features donated hardback and paperback books, DVDs, CDs and more. Sales categories include novels, picture books, travel, biography, science and other topics for all ages and reading levels. Prices vary from ten cents to $4.

Sale hours are Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, October 29, 1 pm to 5 pm. You can RSVP here!

Cobb library book sale events are among the largest in Georgia and attract people from throughout the Atlanta region and beyond. Previously staged at Jim R. Miller Park, the event has been moved as construction is underway at the park facility.

For more information on the Book Sale, visit www.cobbcat.org/booksale or call Jonathan McKeown at (770) 528-2332.

 

 

Psychologies Magazine: Novel-Writing Competition

For our UK based readers (writers) – you may want to check this out if you haven’t already. John, I’m looking at you!  🙂

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The latest issue of Psychologies magazine has a novel writing competition for UK residents, aged over 18, with a £5000 e-book publishing deal – and possibly representation too, by literary agents David Higham Associates– up for grabs, IF (and it’s a big IF) you have a previously-unpublished psychological thriller or crime novel* finished by the closing date of 6th October 2017.

You ‘only’ have to submit the first 5000 words of the novel, plus a 1000-word synopsis by that date but it’s a condition of entry that the novel (75,000 – 130,000 words) is complete when you enter. The longlisted and shortlisted entrants will be required to send in their complete novels.

Have a look at the full details and rules here, if you think you might like to enter.

NB: you need an entry form from the magazine, so you’ll either need to hot-foot it out to…

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