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  1. DrRita

    Sewing Seeds To Be Screened!

    Thanks to all of you!!
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    Sewing Seeds To Be Screened!

    I'm very excited! If any of you are going to the festival, look for my little short documentary, Sewing Seeds. I will post the schedule when it comes out. Dear Rita, Let me be the first to say congratulations! Our programming team thought that Sewing Seeds was excellent and it has been selected to screen at the inaugural God Country Family Christian Film Festival, which runs December 7-9, 2018 at the Downtown Micon Cinema, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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    The Reliant

    Wow, that's Josh Murray, the lead for our film Copper Town!! that's crazy!! And Josh is a super guy!! and a great actor too. Josh is a Christian too.
  4. How about Arizona! Cholla cactus (jumping cacti) rattle snakes, tarantulas, goat heads, cat claw, poisonous everything! And heat, hot dirt and tons of bugs that will make your skin crawl. LOL!!
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    Seeking Publishers

    With certain people, it's a debate if there is no one else on the thread . . . and so it's not your fault Sunny!! Just keep on asking and posting. We shall get through this !
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    Seeking Publishers

    Steve Laube just blogged about this subject. A new Christian association has been formed for Christian retailers. I posted it just a bit ago. It's under the title "A New Association for Christian Retailers." Sounds promising and may be the boost the Christian Market needs.
  7. A New Association for Christian Retailers 10/29/2018 Last week, in “response to changes in the industry,” one of which I addressed in the post “Rumbles in CBA,” a new retail association has been formed. The Munce Group has long been a strong collection of Christian retailers who used their combined buying power to market and sell more products in their local stores. With the uncertainty of the ICRS (International Christian Retail Show) and the uncertainty of the Christian Booksellers Association, Bob Munce has announced the formation of the CRA (Christian Retail Association). In addition, they are restructuring and expanding their existing summer convention to include international opportunities. The CPE (Christian Product Expo) has been held for 17 years. This expansion will provide an alternative for publishers and stores and international publishers to come together. Especially if ICRS is no longer a viable option. The first newly named CPE International will be held Sunday to Tuesday, Aug. 25-27, 2019, at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I attended the CPE in Murfreesboro in 2015. I was invited to talk to the stores about Enclave Publishing. The show was very well run; and the stores were enthusiastic and supportive, with nearly 100 attending the presentation. There is more information found in this article by Christine Johnson (link here). This is great news for the industry. There needs to be a place where retailers and publishers can interact on a larger scale. If editors and agents and authors also attend, it could become the place to go each summer. As of now, this is so new we don’t know who will be attending from publishing houses other than sales people. The post A New Association for Christian Retailers appeared first on The Steve Laube Agency.
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    Calling Independent Self-published Authors

    I’ve studied marketing and know it’s the the tough side of self publishing. I’m a terrible marketer but do know that it’s a full time job and takes tenacity and patience. I think I would hire a publicist or marketing company. Chickens 🐓 way out I know.
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    Calling Independent Self-published Authors

    Before online anything . . . okay so I'm a bit older . . . I took a correspondence course and it was of little help. What did help was reading authors who excelled and were known. Observing their technique and seeing how they crafted their stories. I also read books on writing, story, characters and the like. And I wrote and I wrote and I wrote! I also went to writers' conferences and kept pushing. I landed a couple of agents over time, the last a New York agent but when my husband died, I back off of everything for a time and it took a couple of years to get back into the saddle. It was then I started writing screenplays. And now, 15 years later, I am making my first feature with another in the hopper. It takes time, and work, and not giving up! I have never taken an online course for regular writing and would never take one for screenwriting. Also take some college courses on writing!! I did that way back when. Was priceless for instruction!
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    Seeking Publishers

    Steve, you do like to be right, don't you! Even at the risk of offending others. Sunny needs good info, something that will help, not an argument from the members.
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    Seeking Publishers

    One of the best ways to get your manuscript before publishers and/or pick up an agent is by going to writers' conferences. It's a bit pricey but well worth every penny. You can talk/pitch/introduce yourself to agents and publishers who are at the conference LOOKING for works and writers. Do yourself a favor and sign up for at least one conference this year. I know from personal experience that it's the best way to get in the door!
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    Novice Writer Looking For Good Things To Read

    Welcome Donnie! Glad you have joined us!
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    Calling Independent Self-published Authors

    They would have been general statements if you had not quoted me. However when you did, it became about me.
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    Calling Independent Self-published Authors

    If you knew me, I'd perhaps listen to your unsolicited advice. But as it stands from one "unknown' to another, I am not looking for following or followers. I have my own reasons for self-publishing and I do happen do know what I am doing. As to the reference to Schrizophrenic, it seems a bit harsh for one who knows so little about the person they would deem that . . . you should keep your labeling to yourself and your opinions for they seem like that's exactly what they are.
  15. Great article on finding your copyright or registering one online at the Library of Congress site. https://stevelaube.com/checked-your-copyright-lately/
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