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CBW-LA: Launch Party Photos, Thank You and Anthology News!

From: Alana
Sent on: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:48 AM

Authors and Members - this is a duplicate to the email you just received. You may disregard.

Dear CBW-LA Anthology Authors, Friends and CBW-LA Members,

Congratulations once again to all of our newly published authors! We are so proud of you and in awe of what you were able to accomplish during a one day workshop. All of the board members are here to support and promote you and we truly hope that participation in this anthology will be one big stepping stone to publishing success!

Maiko, our brilliant photographer and top CBW-LA supporter, and Nutschell, our (also brilliant! and) fearless leader, set up a link to thephotos of the launch party. They are so much fun!!! You are welcome to post them on your Facebook and blog, but please give photo credit to CBW-LA if you do so.

Here is the link:

In other news:

1 - The book is listed for sale on Amazon. Both Kindle and paperbook versions are available. and it looks like Amazon is offering the paperback copy on sale for $13.46 right now!
We will have copies of the book available at all future CBW-LA events for attendees to purchase, but in the meantime, we encourage all of our CBW-LA members to visit Amazon and pick up a print or digital copy of the book. This is not a sales pitch or push for profit - we truly celebrate all of the work that our authors put into Story Sprouts, and we hope that you will support them, read their stories, visit their blogs and share your congratulations!

As a bonus, all 10 workshop exercises are included in the book, along with a bevy of writing tips and techniques!

(Amazon Prime members can even borrow the book for free!)

2 - If you read the book, we'd love an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads! Reviews show that people are reading a book and help Amazon understand the genre better.

3 - Speaking of Goodreads, check out our (budding) CBW-LA community there. :)

4 - Starting tomorrowa blurb about on piece submitted by each author will run on Facebook.

5 - Anytime you mention the book on social media, please use (hashtag) #StorySprouts. The tag across social media will show up in one tidy conversation on Tagboard.

6 - The blog comment link will remain pinned at the top of our Facebook page through the week. If you mention Story Sprouts on your blog this week, please share the link there so we can come visit! Authors, friends and CBW-LA members are all encouraged to blog!

7 - Nutschell and I are ramping up for a book blog tour, dates TBD. We will be available for around-the-world interviews about the book - any angle is fine - the concept, the authors, the workshop, the "self-publishing" experience for a non-profit - we'll talk about anything bloggers want to ask! More details coming soon.

8 - If you know an indie book reviewer, please contact them to see if they would be willing to write a review about Story Sprouts or pass the information along to us. If they will write a review, we'll make sure they get a copy and ask for the link when the review is complete. (Likewise if you run a book review blog.)

9 - Love participating in the Anthology and want to do it again? Wish you could have participated and didn't have a chance this year? Save the date for May 2014 for our next Writing Day Anthology Workshop, with a book launch slated September 2014! We will avoid Mother's Day and Memorial Day in May, so that narrows the dates down, though we don't have a solid date yet.

Thank you for your attention to this email and to our authors! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact any of our board members.

As a final reminder, on Saturday we have our final event of the year, a MG/YA critique hosted by Nutschell. Then we'll take some time off for the holidays and be back in January with our big annual Kickstarting Your Writing Career workshop! We already have lots of great speakers, workshops and critique groups set up for 2014.

Onward and upward!
~Alana, Nutschell, Lucy, Tiffani and Angie

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