Ken Sherman & Associates (www.kenshermanassociates.com ) is an internationally established literary agency with clientswho include David Guterson ("Snow Falling on Cedars"), Anne Perry (82 books in print, a feature and two separate TV series in development), Starhawk, Ed Khmara (screenplays for "Ladyhawke" and "Enemy Mine" and two new film projects in development), Tawni O'Dell (Oprah Book Club Selection for her novel, "Back Roads", which is currently scheduled to shoot in May with Adrian Lyne to direct), and the estates of Simon Wiesenthal, H. L. Mencken, Willa Cather, Franz Kafka and Luis Bunuel to name just a few.
We're based in Los Angeles and are seeking qualified students who are interested in the film, television, and book industries. Bright, motivated and organized self-starters with a passionate interest in any of these fields are encouraged to apply. Duties include reading of scripts and books of all sorts, writing coverage and some general office duties. This is a good entry-level opportunity to learn the inner workings of the writing and producing sides of film, television and book worlds.
A couple of past interns who have gone on to great success are Steve Kloves - writer of all but one of the "Harry Potter" films - and Michael Aguilar, who produced "The Departed" and now has his own production offices at Fox Studios.
The internship is a “for credit only” part-time internship. Proof of official college credit is required. Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format with the heading "Internships" in the email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Pavlac Glyer (author) James A. Owen (illustrator)
Black Squirrel Books 2016
What if you could listen in as two of the greatest writers of the twentieth century discussed their latest books? What if you could learn their secrets and get clear step-by-step directions on how to follow their example? Bandersnatch takes you inside the creative process of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. But it is more than a riveting literary biography: Bandersnatch is a writer’s practical guidebook on how to do what the Inklings did.
Written by award-winning author Diana Pavlac Glyer, Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford, a seat at their table at the Eagle and Child pub. It shows how encouragement and criticism made all the difference to The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other books written by the members of their circle. You'll learn what made these writers tick, and more: inspired by their example, you'll discover how collaboration can help your own creative process and lead to genius breakthroughs in whatever work you do.
And a bonus to all this are the lavish illustrations by James A. Owen, genre illustrator and author of the Chronicles of Imaginarium Geographica series. Ten full-page illustrations were commissioned for this book. They look like turn-of-the-century etchings. Each one is magic! And there is a bandersnatch hidden in each scene. As one reviewer observed, “The illustrations have a unique quality of lending a sense of imaginative mystery to the text and serve as portals into the circle of friendship among the Inklings themselves.”
Bandersnatch released in the #1 slot on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Science Fiction & Fantasy Criticism. It is must reading for writers. Find out why. Available in paperback and eBook.
Author and teacher Steven Barnes is having a free webinar on the “Three Massive Mistakes New Writers Make” on Friday October 9th. Learn more Here: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/19618/703b19542b
And you can get Steve’s free mini-course on applying Joseph Campbell’s model of the Hero’s Journey to your writing at: WWW.LIFEWRITE.COM
WEBINARJAM | Three Huge Mistakes New Writers Make
An exploration of tactics to turbocharge a career.
HOLLSCRIT is a critique group comprised of screenwriters committed to giving and receiving supportive and helpful feedback on fellow members’ completed scripts or works in progress.
We also set aside time during our meetings for pitch practice and discussion on making the best presentation of ourselves and our ideas in those all-important meetings with producers and studio executives.
HOLLSCRIT is a safe and welcoming place for those with stories to tell and scripts to go with them!
Meetings: The second and fourth Tuesday of each month, starting on September 8, 2015
Future dates for 2015: 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15.
Location: 7051 Hollywood Boulevard, Ground Floor (Structure Parking is Free, via the entrance on Sycamore Ln - Show the security guard your GLAWS Membership badge for free parking)
As a self-published author you’re no doubt wondering: How do I get my book noticed by the public, the media, agents, TV and radio producers, bookstore buyers and librarians? The answer: With online reviews from the leading Amazon, YouTube and Blog book reviewers.
That’s why the Finish Your Book team created the "Get Your Book Noticed Kit” – the easiest and most cost effective way to get your book noticed by everyone.
The kit contains the exclusive contact info and detailed submission requirements for 550 of the most coveted Top Amazon, Blog and YouTube book reviewers so you can submit your book to them directly. It also includes a step-by-step guide on "How to Get Reviewers on Your Side" with sample outreach emails, follow up emails and guidance on what to include in your submission, ensuring you won't waste precious time and money.
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(Los Angeles, CA) As the publishing world evolves, chefs, restaurants and food industry leaders are changing the way they approach publishing. Gone are the days when landing a deal with an established publisher was the only way to get your voice, your recipes, in print.
Cookbook authors are turning to alternate publishing options at a startling rate—but not without a laundry list of questions and apprehensions. When your business is recipes, you don’t need to take on the challenge of learning an entirely new industry to get your cookbook published. That’s why Life of Reiley, an award-winning cookbook publisher with a track record in successful sales, is giving would-be cookbook authors another alternative.
Instead of fighting for an increasingly hard-to-get publishing deal or having to go it completely Do-It-Yourself, cookbook authors can turn to Life of Reiley Independent. A creative solution for transforming recipes from a collection to a nationally distributed book, Life of Reiley Independent is created by cookbook authors for cookbook authors. Whether an author is ready to self publish but need someone to show them the ropes or simply needs a good recipe editor, marketing plan or conversion to an eBook, Life of Reiley offers a solution based in a decade of work in a fast-evolving publishing market.
What is most revolutionary about Life of Reiley’s services is the Your Book Your Way program. This utterly unique program walks authors through the cookbook publishing process from concept to full distribution across the US and Canada, offering a full team of professionals to support each step of the process. Although there are many package programs to help authors publish a book, the market lacks a program to specifically address the needs of cookbook authors. And no other program offers cookbook authors the support they need as well as distribution—for both print and eBooks—through the second largest independent book publisher in the United States.
The move to create a program to assist chefs and authors comes out of a desire to support the dreams of colleagues and the cookbook industry at a time when big publishers are struggling. Explains founder Amy Reiley, “Self publishing my first cookbook was one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever undertaken but it was also one of the most rewarding. Now, after a decade of experience as a cookbook publisher, I look forward to introducing other authors to my world and help their books achieve the greatest success possible.”
Details about Life of Reiley Independent, including a list of services and information about the publishing team can be found on the Life of Reiley website at http://www.lifeofreiley.com/wp/life-reiley-independent-self-publishing-solutions
BEACH – Köehler
Books is proud to announce the creation and launch of its new
Latino imprint Café con
Leche, which will publish print and e-books of uncompromising
quality written by Latino authors or are of interest to a wide
Latino readership. Café con Leche (CCL) is being
spearheaded by Leticia Gomez who has worked in publishing since 1993.
As CEO and Founder of Savvy Literary Services, one of the few minority-oriented
publishing firms, Gomez has distinguished herself as being a bilingual
literary agent who strategically and tirelessly champions the work
of the underdog writer.
“WhenI first launched Savvy Literary Services in January
of 2007, I never imagined that I would be instrumental in the creation
of a sorely needed Latino imprint,” said Gomez, “much
less be in the driver’s seat of this brand new vehicle that
is sure to transport worthy Latino authors more quickly through
the overcrowded and highly complex highway that leads to publication.”
The Life of Ximena Godoy, the
latest novel to come from the writing desk of critically acclaimed
and award-winning Chicana/Latina author Graciela Limón, shall be the first book to be published
by CCL. Limón is the author of several novels, including The
Madness of Mamá Carlota (2012); The River Flows North (2009); Erased
Faces (2001), which was awarded the 2002 Gustavus Myers Outstanding
Book Award; The Day of the Moon (1999); Song of
the Hummingbird (1996); The Memories of Ana Calderón (1994,
2001); and In Search of Bernabé (1993), which as
a finalist for the Art Seidenbaum First Novel Award and was named
a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times
Book Review. “In my heart and mind, there is no better
way to launch Café con Leche than with the publication of
this high-quality literary novel about revenge and murder penned
by one of today’s greatest Latina contemporary voices.” Gomez
said she also has several other high profile authors and projects
she is considering for publication.
Gomez will run CCL with Harris Kern, published author of more
than forty books. Kern is recognized nationally as an organization
mentor, personal life coach, and motivational speaker. From 1994
to 2004, Kern ran and operated his own imprint of IT books for
Prentice Hall/Pearson, an imprint of Penguin. He, Gomez and the
Koehler Books editorial board will select works to be published
“Leticia and Harris will provide a literary venue for America’s
fast-growing demographic community,” said Köehler Books
Publisher John Koehler. “Leticia and Harris have a
great eye for talent and know how to market authors and their books.’’
For more information, or to make a submission, go to www.cafeconlechebooks.com
"TWO" is the story of Emerson
and Parker Leigh, wonder girl twins, who are battling with reigning
prep school queen, Portia Flowers, over the right to be themselves
and Parker’s “thing” for Randall Hamner—by
day, a tennis star, by night, a car thief.
Enter, Tim Raines, a handsome young writer
with a Harley who interviews the twins for his first novel. Sparks
fly between Tim and Emerson, but Portia hooks up with Randall,
momentarily wrecking Parker’s
life, but Portia’s video gets her tossed out of school.
Tim’s book, the twins time-travel to Edwardian England and
befriend H.G. Wells, but Tim does them no favors by bringing Portia
and Randall along as adversaries. Alas, the time machine stops
working, and at a young Fabians weekend in the country, Emerson
Back in present-day Calabasas, Portia seeks revenge. She frames
the twins and Tim for kidnapping. With high-powered attorneys as
parents, Emerson and Parker stay out of jail, but not Tim.
So, the book remains unfinished. As Emerson
tries to solve the kidnapping, Parker tries to finish writing the
book, solve her sister’s murder in the past—with a
little help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—and bring them both
Two of Karl Alexander’s novels
have been made into movies, including the bestselling "Time
After Time," a Warner Bros. film starring Malcolm McDowell and
Learn more at: http://www.karlalexander.net |
Angeles, CA, March 2014 — Author and business
executive, Cindy Tansin, announces the release of her new book
on leadership and management, LEAD WITH YOUR HEART and the
Rest Will Follow. The target audience is middle managers. There
are over 10 million middle managers in America, and most of them
are unhappy. While there are many books that focus on the
actions and activities of leaders, few offer guidance on both
a personal and professional level. Middle managers are
craving information that will give them back their passion for
a job they once loved.
As quoted in the Wall Street Journal, “It’s
easy for the middle manager to resemble a rat on a wheel, working
hard but not actually advancing.” Even the best manager often
reaches a point where they ask, “Is this all there is?” and
that’s when the work begins. This book guides managers
on how to deal with their feelings of dissatisfaction and self-imposed
limitations. It teaches that our thoughts dictate our beliefs,
actions, and ultimately our success.
Tansin is an executive, author, speaker and writer with over 35
years of experience managing managers. She has dedicated
her career to helping people find their peace, find their voice,
and, in some cases, reinvent themselves.
For more information, you can contact her
or call 818-429-7521.
Please join us at the upcoming book launch:
When: Wed., April 2, 2014
Where: 11:11 Art Gallery
18640 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
young woman's quest to avenge her family and save the Elves. Lariel
has lived a life of privilege as the daughter of King Tallen,
and heir to the Tallen throne, until the captain of the King's
Guard betrays the Tallen family, murders the king and takes
possession of his lands. On the run and in exile, Lariel
finds refuge in the distant north at the heart of the Elvin
kingdom, where she discovers her secret heritage. She
is Elfkind, not fully human, blessed with the gifts that
come with Elvin bloodlines. But will her new skills
be enough to overcome the dark powers waiting for her as
she endeavors to reclaim all that was taken?
intriguing fantasy adventure."
~Tim Powers, author of On Stranger
Tides & Hide Me Among the Graves
"In ELFKIND, Catherine Cruzan crafts a
vibrant new world filled with adventure and magic from an exciting
feminine perspective. The deft storytelling, engaging characters
and poignant prose combine to create an exceptional debut that
not only satisfies, but leaves readers eager for the next installment
in this epic fantasy series."
~DeAnna Cameron, author of The Belly Dancer & Dancing
at the Chance
"ELFKIND is a fluid, well-paced tale by
a bright new voice in the genre."
~Tony N. Todaro, author of the Lightriders Saga and Xander
Learn more at: catherinecruzan.com | Buy
your print copy here | Buy
your Ebook here
Hugh Leonard is conducting a three-month
workshop on Interiority for writers and trainers from May 3 through
July 19, at a yet-to-be decided location, on the Westside. The
goal of the workshop, is to enhance the abilities of writers and
trainers by increasing access to one’s inner energies, (becoming
Interiority Powered) for the work in which one is engaged.
The number of participants is limited to
8. Since compatibility with the other group members is vital to
the effectiveness of group interactions, a preparatory meeting
of the potential members is required prior to settling on the makeup
of the group.
cost of the program is $300. For this price, the participants receive:
- The Interiority Powered resource book
- The 150 page, in total, workbooks
- Guidance in writing one’s story in
three different contexts
- Participation in the three workshops, (8:00
- Location fee
- Lunches during the workshops and other refreshments
- Opportunity to become a facilitator
of these workshops
- Opportunity to belong to the Interiority
If you are interested, please contact:
Hugh Leonard at email@example.com Ph:
The Palms-Rancho Park
Branch Library invites you to a panel discussion on
Speakers: Prof. Melina
Abdullah, Pan-African Studies Dept. at Cal. State, L.A.
Ace Antonio Hall, Actor
Join us for a panel
discussion on the lessons which can be drawn from the Abolitionist
movement in the United States. This movement, which fought
for the emancipation of millions of African Americans at a
time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and
political forces in the U.S., became the precursor for the
first wave of American feminism and the labor movement.
3 – 5 p.m.
Palms-Rancho Park Branch
Los Angeles Public Library
2920 Overland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Ave
50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Greater Los Angeles
Writers Society member discount:
Enter code "GLWS2014" Register here: http://bit.ly/1i72nvI
attorney Jennifer Kennedy for an in-depth workshop that
guides writers through the contracts involved with the book and
publishing industry. During the hour and a half workshop, we will
explore author-publisher, author-agent, and writer collaboration
agreements, along with strategies for navigating a publishing
deal. Key contractual provisions, such as dramatic rights,
royalty rates, and warranties will be explained, with information
on what you can expect and what you can negotiate without losing
Sample agreements will be provided, as will
answers to the most popular questions - how to get your book published
and what kind of advance can you expect to receive. We will also
briefly discuss the self-publishing marketplace and the
many digital options for self-publishing.
Speaker Jennifer M. Kennedy's legal
career began in litigation, where she served as trial counsel for
some of the world's largest companies for over a decade. Her
appreciation for the arts, which began at an early age, eventually
led her to start Kennedy Law LLP, when she re-directed her practice
to providing high quality legal counseling to transactional clients.
With her long history of litigating the interpretation of contracts,
Jennifer is uniquely suited to provide insight and guidance on
the myriad of contracts her clients encounter in the entertainment
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science from the University of Florida, then graduated
Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law. While in
law school, Jennifer served as the Articles & Comments Editor
for the Entertainment & Sports Law Review and Executive Editor
of the Business Law Review. Her "Stay Out of (Legal)
Trouble" workshops for independent filmmakers, musicians and
writers will run throughout 2014.
us on Wednesday May 8th for the launch of Marissa and Peter
O'Neil's new book Coastal Inspirations: Drawing
Beauty and Meaning From the Sea. Visit the website and
purchase a book at: http://marissaoneil.com/
Your purchase will act as a vote towards
their dream of becoming Best Sellers and empower them to spread
the message of inspiration and healing to the world! In return
for your support, you will not only receive their book for a mere
$19.95, but they have also partnered with some Best Selling Authors,
Social Media Experts, Marketing Experts, and Transformational Specialists
to offer bonus gifts valuing over $2,000! These gifts can be instrumental
to you as a writer and entrepreneur looking to build or enhance
about the book: For this father and daughter collaboration, being
on the coast is a time to explore how the serenity, wisdom, and
healing power of the sea expands their world. This book highlights
how the insights of thoughtful people can guide others along their
path through life. Grateful to share this success with the GLAWS
Community, where an idea was born and brought to life thanks to
all of you!
Visit their website here and purchase a
(Older Press Releases have been archived for space.)
Press has released Mike Robinison's psychological / existential
horror novel The Prince of Earth. As with prior
books, it's available digitally, with the print debuting imminently. Check
it out here.
Mike told us, "I know you're not supposed
to have a favorite child (or brainchild?) and honestly I don't.
But if I had to choose this would be a high contender. And for
those wondering, "Didn't he just have a book release?",
this one and The Green-Eyed Monster, accepted within a month of
each other, followed parallel production schedules, and near-releases
are also part of the marketing strategy."