|Authors Access proudly announces our first collaborative book: Authors Access: 28 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers, Ed. by Irene Watson, Tyler Tichelaar, and Victor R. Volkman. This book contains the distilled wisdom of two dozen guests to the Authors Access show in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand reference. Organized into chapters that reflect the lifecycle of your book, ”Authors Access: 28 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers” lets you learn about best practices and avoid pitfalls in writing, editing, cover design, marketing, book reviews, online presence, genre and children’s books and other key topics.|
|Our new book will be officially launched at the 5th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam Weekend (Nov. 6-9, 2008) in Detroit, Michigan (http://essenceofmotown.com/) As a special thank-you to everyone who comes out for this event, we’ll include a FREE best-of-Authors Access CD-ROM jam-packed with MP3 files from all our shows for each person who buys a book at this event.||
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|On October 16th, 2008 Tyler Tichelaar and Victor R. Volkman spoke with award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Kevin Colllier. He educated us on key areas of unique factors in designing and illustrating children’s books, including: how do authors and illustrators find eachother, avoiding a creative tug-of-war with your artist, the importance of chemistry between author and illustrator, project management pitfalls, and how to choose the right number of illustrations for your book.|
|Kevin Collier is the author and/or illustrator of about 100 books to date (some pending publication). A book he illustrated won the New York Book Festival. Another was reviewed favorably by the New York Times, which only reviews a handful of the tens of thousands of books they receive. As a favor for a minister’s wife, Kevin did some quick illustrations for a poem called Topsy Turvy Land. He never imagined that that she would send those sketchy drawings, done in three days, to a publisher. That book was voted one of the top 50 children’s books of all time by World Magazine in 2006. He is also a critically acclaimed author. His first chapter book, barthpenn at heaven.org, was called “a masterpiece of communication,” and received the Craig’s Choice Award for children’s fiction. His second chapter book, Esther’s
Channel, received 5 stars on Amazon.com. Literary professionals have said that Kevin is the “next C.S. Lewis,” and that his “writing will set the standard for children’s literature for generations to come.”
Kevin also stars in an upcoming show called “Drawing for KICKS,” which will be broadcast nationally, and possibly internationally, on Christian television stations. An offshoot of internationally broadcast show “KICKS Club,” “Drawing for KICKS” features Kevin, his son, Jarod, and some of Jarod’s classmates. Part reality show, part art class, and all fun, “Drawing for KICKS” is shot primarily in Grand Haven, MI.
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The Ann Arbor Indie Publishing Meetup group will host its first get-together on at 7:00pm on Monday, October 20th, 2008 at the Espresso Royale on Plymouth Road in ann arbor, MI. Your host will be Victor R. Volkman, please join our Meetup Group to RSVP so I can plan how many tables to hold for you.
|On October 9th, 2008, Irene Watson and Tyler Tichelaar spoke with book industry expert Carol Denbow. She educated on the intense competition in the book industry, book writing as a business, how to construct a book plan, researching and choosing the right publishing option, and marketing your book with creative sales avenues.|
|Carol Denbow is the author of three books including, “A Book Inside: How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story” released in Fall 2008. She is the founder of Plain & Simple books, LLC, has been interviewed numerous times on radio and television, and is the editor of nine Websites, including a very popular Web site amongst writers A Book Inside Blog|
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