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One of the shocks that authors find when their book is published is that far from the hard work being completed once their book is written and published, in fact it’s only just starting and the “getting it out there” is where the real hard work starts.

My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Brian Jud“, author, book-marketing consultant, seminar leader, television host and president of Book Marketing Works and founder of the “Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association” (CAPA).

Back in the 90’s Brian published a series of books about finding a job, including “Job Search 101” and learned that there was limited information about how to go about marketing your book once it is published.

Brian is now a book-marketing expert helping publishers market their books in non-bookstore markets to increase their unit sales, revenue and profits. He is the author of “How to Make Real Money Selling Books” and “Beyond the Bookstore” describing new ways to sell more books to special-sales buyers.

He is a partner in Premium Book Company which offers commission-only sales of nonfiction, fiction, children’s titles and remainders to buyers in special markets.

If you are looking for help in marketing in any shape or form indeed if you just want to learn more Brian offers many web sites, seminars, online discussions and seminars many for little or no money.

Book Marketing Works (http://www.bookmarketingworks.com/ ) provides book-marketing products and services can increase your sales, revenue and profits. Check the site for a huge wealth of marketing information.

Brian also shared with us about “The Association of Publishers for Special Sales” (APPS) which can help you sell more of your books and make more money with large quantity non-returnable sales to non bookstore buyers. Check out http://www.spannet.org/ to find out more about APPS including their first Annual Book Marketing conference as well as plenty of helpful tips and information.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Brian Jud

Barry

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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is fellow Connecticut author “Millie Grenough“. A Much traveled, her life changed from being a nun to a night club singer, sort of “Sister Act” in reverse.

After spending time in Latin America as a key member of an international development team, Millie got tired of not being able to converse with the Spanish speaking people that she met. On her return to Europe she created an innovative approach to learning languages for doctors and medical students. Her trademark “Sing it! Learn English Through Song “has lead to six books heeling people throughout the world learn English as a second language.

After a cycling accident she started thinking about her own life and how she could distress her life, this lead to her developing her “OASIS in the Overwhelm: 60-second strategies for balance in a busy world” program which is now out in a book  to help people in their lives.

About “OASIS in the Overwhelm: 60-second strategies for balance in a busy world” (taken from Amazon)

OASIS in the Overwhelm introduces four specific strategies that are practical, easy to learn, take only sixty seconds, and designed to help busy people be more effective and happier at work and at home. Executive Coach and Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine Millie Grenough developed the strategies after her own near-death accident. OASIS tells her story, stories of her clients, and offers the latest results of scientific research that demonstrate the power to re-wire our brains towards greater health and happiness.

As one reviewer put it…

“I must confess some bias. I have taken Ms. Grenough’s course in stress management and have found it incredibly helpful even two years after the fact. I purchased the book as a refresher and was extremely pleased at how doable the refreshing was. Take “must figure out how to get a grip” off your to do list. Purchase Oasis in the Overwhelm and find a new lease on life. The book is short, practical and to the point. I highly recommend it. ”

After listening to Millie during the show I too would highly recommend her book.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Millie Grenough

Barry

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“A Book and a Chat with Millie Grenough”

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“Millie Grenough”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:

“Millie Grenough – Oais”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

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Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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A fellow Connecticut author and member of CAPA Carole
Shmurak
is my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”.
An avid reader and writer when younger, in fact she can remember
that in third grade she had a poem about a cat published in her school newspaper,
her path lead Carole down the chemistry road into teaching, perhaps not
surprising as her father was a pharmacist.
Firstly while still teaching she co-authored six “Matty
Trescott
” novels with Thomas Ratliff, under the pseudonym Carroll Thomas.
In fact  Ring Out Wild Bells, the third book
in that series was nominated for the Agatha for Best Young Adult Mystery of
2001.
These historical fiction “Matty” books are set in the years
1860-1874 and have been used in classrooms in Connecticut and Kansas.
Finally after retiring from teaching Carole had the time to fulfill
her desire to write creating the first in the “Susan Lombardi” series.
All mixed somewhat with an education theme her first book Deadmistress, has Susan following
the case about the murderer of the headmistress of an elite New England
boarding school.
This success was followed by  Death by Committee,
where the murder is closer to home, occurring in her department at Metropolitan
University; and in Death at Hilliard High,
where Susan is called in to consult at an affluent suburban high school where
some strange things are happening.
Carole’s latest book is “Most Likely to Murder” has Susan out
of schools and out of Connecticut at a High School reunion.
About “Most Likely to Murder” (taken from authors web site)
What high school class has a thirty-two year reunion? A
class whose president has left the country, whose vice president is dead, and
whose treasurer is in the Witness Protection program — in fact, Professor Susan
Lombardi’s class from Count Basie High School. Susan has misgivings about
revisiting her hometown: she’s leery of seeing her former high school
sweetheart, now a high tech millionaire, and reluctant to get involved in a
battle between her squabbling brothers. But when she does go, one of her “old
gang” ends up dead, and Susan and her friend’s team up to find the classmate Most Likely to Murder.
With this latest book already being awarded an honorable mention
at the new England Book Festival  it
looks like Carole has another success on her hands.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Carole Shmurak

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Carole Shmurak

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Carole Shmurak”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:

“Carole Shmurak – Susan Lombardi Series”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat

Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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Another returning guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” in the form of fellow CT (CAPA) author and also fellow ex Brit, Frances Gilbert. Previously Francis was on the show mainly chatting about her children’s books including the wonderful “The Cookie Thief”,  a book that I know firsthand is extremely popular with children and schools.
Today though, we were mainly talking about the other side of Frances’s writing, perhaps her “darker” side and her wonderful psychological thriller “Where Is She Now?”
Set in set in a fictional amalgam of two small English towns, the book is full of intrigue and mystery, full of twists and turns to keep any reader wanting to turn the page.
I will shamelessly share parts of a terrific review by Nina Sankovitch as she describes the book better than I ever could…
“…   Gilbert’s writing is lyrical and clear. She does an excellent job portraying the fear and anxiety of someone shaken to the core by trauma, by guilt, and by helplessness in the face of very real danger. Gilbert takes her time creating Rosemary and her space in the world. Slowly, details accumulate and surely, the reader is drawn into the mystery of Rosemary’s child, the question of Rosemary’s sanity or insanity, and the struggle for Rosemary’s survival.
The final unraveling of the truth is unexpected, believable, and riveting. Kindness comes in the form of strangers while treachery begins at home. Where Is She Now left me gasping and roiling, breathless and blown away. This is a wonderful novel.
About “Where Is She Now?”: (Taken from Francis Gilbert’s Web Site)
Rosemary wants only to feel the calm promised in the hymns of her childhood, she wants to ‘lay down her burden and enter in.’ Cradling her green pocket book wrapped in an old green shawl, she wanders through her daily life with her husband Brian, her traumatized self, and her alter ego, the bossy and competent Anna. Something has happened in the past, centering on her baby, but Rosemary can’t quite remember what it was. And where is the baby now?
As she oscillates between rational and delusional spells she seeks validation and support from the inanimate objects around her, the cups on the shelf, the knobs on the bedposts, the books in the bookcase, and the houses lining the streets. In her conversations with them we see a Rosemary who is not quite as deranged as she seems, and a Brian, not quite as supportive as he would like to have you believe.
We also learned during the show not only about a second thriller “She Should Have Come for Me” but also about a third “Murder in the Gun Room” which is currently under way.
Of course the question about about her much wanted flock of sheep as well as the collection of teacups also came up during the show, as well as is next for this talented Connecticut author.
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Frances Gilbert
Barry
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You can find out more about my guest and their books at: “Frances Gilbert – Where Is She Now?”
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Joe Vojt is a life long Connecticut resident who began writing at an early age in spite of the many obstacles that challenged his writing processes. He joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. His background includes serving four years in the United States Air Force with three years SAC experience. “There is nothing that can replace our freedom.” After his time in the service, he selected a career in manufacturing and got involved by putting his heart and soul into learning. This required determination and persistence. Working hard to become successful required having an educational background. Joe served as a board member for Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA) and was the editor for the CAPA newsletter, The Authority. This included being a guest speaker at one of the CAPA meetings. Joe had the opportunity to be on a local radio talk show and a half hour TV program that covered his writing. He is also a member of the Connecticut Muse Literary Society. Joe has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who as an Honored Member.

He has published Threshold of Consciousness (second edition), Enduring Prophesy and Wings of Air (Outskirts Press). In addition, he has a vast collection of short stories.

So why not listen to this interesting thirty minutes and find out all about Joe Vojt and his writing as he is today’s guest on “A Book and a Chat”


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond/2009/10/28/A-Book-and-a-Chat-Joe-Vojt

or on my blog spot at

http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com

Barry



BARRY EVA (Storyheart)
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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