Welcome to Issue 9 of the SUPERIOR BOOK PROMOTIONS newsletter!
If you love independent books and want to find more of them—the kind that are cutting edge, creative, original, local, regional, or simply the ones the major publishing houses won't take a risk on because they won't be mainstream, take a moment and find out more about your local writing and publishing associations. If you're a reader, by simply visiting the website of such a group you'll find a list of unique books by local authors. You will also find listings of events by many of these authors from booksignings to writing conferences and Meet the Author talks.
And if you're already an author or aspiring to be one, join one of these organizations. As the current president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, I can tell you firsthand that one of the best things I ever did was join a group of other authors and publishers so I could share and learn from them what does and doesn't work in the book world.
For more information about local writing and publishing groups, simply do a search with the name of your state and "publishers" and "authors" in it, or visit the list of regional affiliates at the Independent Book Publishers Association's website:
And don't forget to take time to enjoy the fall colors! This season that John Keats described as "SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness" (see "To Autumn")
Tyler R. Tichelaar
Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., President of Superior Book Productions and award-winning author of The Marquette Trilogy, Narrow Lives, and The Only Thing That Lasts.
What a great way to start off the month of October when the autumn colors peak!
Flora Morris Brown's Color Your Life Happy: Create the Success, Abundance and Inner Joy You Deserve will quickly make you realize life does not have to be black and white, but it can be full of color and happiness. Brown provides common sense changes you can make to find the abundance in life you always knew deep down you deserved. Color Your Life Happy is an upbeat reinforcement with some great practical activities and colorful personal examples that bring to the forefront the wonderful achievements that can be made when people improve their attitudes and prioritize what is really important to them.
To read more, visit Color Your Life Happy.
If you're not sure what you want to read—fiction, poetry, non-fiction—there's a sampling of it all in this phenomenal new journal Recovering the Self. This first issue of a journal geared toward those recovering from illness, addiction, trauma, or just trying to find answers to the difficulties and challenges of life, is an excellent beginning point for anyone who wants to make a change for the better. Many inspirational stories of people who have overcome everything from amputations to lyme disease and drug addictions, as well as techniques for recovery and information about various illnesses, addictions, and treatments are included. Don't miss your chance to get a subscription today!
To read more, visit Recovering the Self.
Have you ever wondered what it must have felt like for Guinevere when she learned she was to marry King Arthur?
Author Cheryl Carpinello explores that question, giving us a wonderful look at the young Guinevere as she matures into womanhood and prepares to take on the accompanying responsibilities. While written for children, this short novel is full of magic, fantasy, and wonderful illustrations that will also bring out the child in any adult. Anyone who loves T.H. White's The Once and Future King or the Arthurian legend in general will feel this book a true treasure and look forward to many more books about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table that Carpinello has planned.
To read more, visit Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend.
Alan Robertson has done it again! Following up on the success of his earlier novel, The Money Belt, Robertson presents us with a modern day suspense novel with a film noir atmosphere. Diamond is a story of deception, greed, and betrayals, one following another until the maze of double-crosses resolves itself in a satisfying conclusion. Diamond is the type of beautiful blonde woman every man dreams of being with, and the type of woman who knows how to use her beauty to get what she wants. Is Jack Tramp, amateur detective, any challenge for her as he investigates a musician's disappearance while Diamond uses her feminine charms to try to stop him?
To read more, visit Diamond.