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The Creative Pen Book Marketing and Promotion Group


The Creative Pen Book Marketing and Promotion Group

Share and learn ways to effectively promote your book. You have written a book and had it published. Congratulations! Here, you can brainstorm and share creative, effective and inexpensive ways to promote yourself and your book.

Members: 32
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2013

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Comment by Tyrone T. Dancy on June 20, 2009 at 21:12
This is a great site. This is what I have done to promote my book "Serving Under Adverse Conditions" . I have a license plate made with my web address and the name of my book. This on my car everywhere I drive folks can view it. Visit my page
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on September 3, 2009 at 1:08
Details of availability of my published books is available in list of published books...needful be done please...
Comment by Masimba Mukichi on September 3, 2009 at 5:08
How am I going to submit my views on child abuse. Should I just reply the email you send me.
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on September 3, 2009 at 6:12
Certainly yes...
Comment by Sierra Meriwether on December 16, 2009 at 15:38
The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. We also give guidance to writers wanting to publish and print their books. This no cost information saves our members thousands of dollars over the so-called self-publishing houses.

Join us as we brave the chilly (cold) temperatures of Boston, MA. this January for the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference. This is a terrific and affordable way to showcase your book to more than 9,000 staff members from libraries around the country.

Call Michael Williams at (313) 446-2262
Comment by Sierra Meriwether on March 23, 2010 at 14:45
Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?

What would you pay to attend the following events?

Baltimore City Schools Vendor Fair in Maryland $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

Michael Williams
Comment by Dominique on July 10, 2010 at 13:33
From A Writer's POV is looking to book a few authors, writers and/or business owner for the upcoming months. We are looking for:

A Cover Story

Book of the Month

Business Owner of the Month

Author Spotlight of the Month

Cover Stories must consist of a literary event happening within the month we cover your story.

The Book of the Month must be a published book

Business Owner of the Month must be a business owner that provides a literary service.

Author Spotlight must be an author that has published more than one book.

Interested in any of these features? Email us at


Your Bio

and which feature you are interested in.

Comment by Ivory Simone on August 22, 2010 at 13:36
Hello. I just joined this group. Looking forward to networking and sharing ideas on how to promote our books and other writing projects. Those of you who want to get to know me a little better can check out my OneWoman/OneHouse Blog at (I'm working on updating the content but the basic concept is in place) or tune into my poetry podcast "Bangkok Poetry Streams" at feed:// Chapters of my novel, "Havasu Means Blue Water" are available on
Comment by Sierra Meriwether on January 11, 2011 at 15:03
Good Day Authors,
Looking to sell more books? The Author Collective has just organized two new book festivals which are certain to help!  The 2011 Michigan Spring Book Festival happens April 15th through the 17th at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan and The International Urban Book festival, Cleveland takes place May 13th through 15th at the Richmond Town Square Mall in Richmond Heights, Ohio. We have rented the entire mall for these festivals and expect to have lots of book lovers and book buyers in attendance.
There will be workshops, seminars, panel discussions, classes and lectures on many topics in the field of literature. These learning sessions will be free of charge to public and will provide insight on writing, publishing and marketing books. We will be sending invitations to patrons from the Detroit and Cleveland area school systems & libraries. R2Books and other sponsors will donate 1,000 book certificates to deserving students in each of the two cities. These certificates are good for one free book and must be redeemed at the festival. Many of the student with free book certificates and their parents, will look to purchase additional books and meet the authors in attendance.
Do you love selling at book festivals but hate the rain, cold and the wind that almost always happen during an outdoor event?  Join us for our indoor festivals which will span the entire common area of these shopping malls. Interact with the more than 10,000 shoppers who visit these malls everyday. Author applications are now available on our websites.  Click the links below or call me to reserve your table today!
Look to see you there.
Comment by Sierra Meriwether on March 17, 2011 at 12:00
The Celebrity ROL brings local celebrities together for a great cause. To READ to students. Join our first "READ OUT LOUD" at Laurel Park Place April 15-17.

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