Author Update

Author Update

Author Update

Posted on 04/06/2015 Evan Swensen

Book Signings

We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity for book signings. Here’s what Wikipedia says about book signings: “Book signing is popular because an author’s signature increases the value of books for collectors. The author may add a short message to the reader, called a dedication, to each book, which may be personalized with the recipient’s name upon request. . . . Sometimes an author will sign additional copies for future sale. An additional advantage to authors for doing this is that once a book has been signed, it cannot be returned to the publisher for a refund.

Our online author signing request feature is not working correctly. Please use it to identify the store location where you’d like to have a signing, then email your request to Author Services <>. Mary Ann will take it from there and let you know when the signing has been approved. If you’ve made a request using the online request form in the last couple of weeks please email <> and let Mary Ann know. We’ll let you know when the signing request form is functional again.

Obsolete Words

We trust that most of our authors will know what we’re talking about if we were to write, don’t touch that dial, carbon copy, you sound like a broken record or hung out to dry. If you don’t know what these phrases are taking about you probably don’t know what a telex machine is either. I going to make a social media post about these phrases along with some others. Feel free to comment if you’re following us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Walrus With A Gold Tooth

Steve Levi receive a great review from the February Mensa Bulletin.
Walrus with a Gold Tooth: Crime in Anchorage, Alaska the Pioneer Way: Unorganized! by Steven C. Levi (Publication Consultants). Another entertaining work from our “Alaskan Authority,” this one covers the ups and downs of Anchorage during the two decades between World War II and the Great Alaskan Earthquake, a period when the town grew tenfold. Yet despite the economic boom, Anchorage was one of the few cities in America where the mob never established a firm foothold because the locals banned East Coast families by squeezing them out before they ever made it in. Levi, a 40-year resident of Anchorage, emphasizes that we all live in a transitory world, especially with its rapid technological developments, and that personal economic survival will depend more on reading the future than what is being taught in the classroom from textbooks written decades ago. Or, as he states more succinctly, “History is not the story of the past, it is the study of the future.”

R Mike Harmer

Mike Hammer, Author of How To Go Blind and Not Lose Your Mind, said, “A professional writer is an amateur who did not give up. I have not given up.” Mike’s short statement begs you to ask, “are you a professional or amateur?”

Keep in touch,

Evan Swensen

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