On The Brink Volume II

Here it is! At long last, the second in our edge of your seat fiction anthologies! On The Brink… Volume II from featuring Yvonne Dutchover Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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For Writers: Marketing 101

One of the biggest advantages of working with a publisher is the company’s marketing resource. You have to ask yourself, are you a writer or a marketer? Do you want to spend all day Saturday writing, doing what you love, then all night doing something you don’t really understand? The old ways of marketing are changing, evolving (mutating) at an incredible rate. What was “best practice” last week could be a no-no next week. It’s not rocket science, but it is a matter of time—how much do you have to spare not creating a product? That said there are some basic tips and tools a writer must use to promote their work. Spectacle Publishing Media Group LLC utilizes a team of degreed, certified Internet marketing specialists to promote our author’s works. But we can’t do it all, as much as we’d like to. Talk about your work Our research indicates that there’s no better advertising that word-of-mouth recommendations. We all talk about the books we read, excitedly relaying the clever plots and witty prose of a new author we’ve discovered to our friends over dinner or drinks. So, tell people about your writing. Tell them they might be interested in your new short story, your novella or your epic swords and sorcery story. Tell them how to find the piece, online or otherwise. Be excited and they will be excited as well. You need a website You really, really do. This is place where you can talk about work some more! Since it’s your website and people are visiting to learn about you, that’s the place to be a braggart! Tell them you’ve been published and where! Tell people about your awards or decorations. Talk about your gritty urban style or your refined autumn prose. Tell them about your great professors in college or the first time you were published. Maybe don’t tell them about your cat’s bladder issues or post pictures of you in your favorite wig. Or maybe you should, who knows? The only thing that’s certain is that you need to have an easily accessible web presence for people who want to learn more about you. Social Media You’re Facebooking all day at work anyway. You’re tweeting and texting and Foursquaring already. Why not post a few items about your writing? Maybe offer a link to where your mom can buy a copy. I know my mom always buys a copy of my stories. Anyway, the tools are all right there and free to use. You can do your social media marketing on your smart phone while you’re on the train or the bus. You can’t do it while you’re driving, but you knew that. Encourage...

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Make a Spectacle of yourself!

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September Fiction Contest CLOSED to Submissions

Thanks everyone who submitted a story! We’re knee-deep in fiction and we love it. But the contest deadline has passed and to be fair to those who got in on time, we can no longer accept submissions. But check back soon – we’ll be looking for Halloween stories in about two weeks! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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And the winner is…

We know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for tonight. Well, we have too. We’ve received many great entries into our “grand opening” fiction contest. Good stuff running the gamut of genres. Our editors have been pouring over the ever growing stack of entries. They’ve been wrangling and debating, applying archaic and esoteric formulae to find the perfect story, the single finest gem in a dragon’s treasure trove of stories. Rest assured after weeks of due diligence and vetting, we finally chose the one the stands out as excellent fiction writing. Before we do the big reveal – alright, you caught us. We’re just screwing around. Here it is, right now: The winner of the Spectacle Publishing Media Group Fiction for “On The Brink… Volume I” is Laekan Kemp! Congratulations Laekan Kemp! Your story “The Dove” has earned you the featured author spot in “On The Brink… Volume I” and $100.00! You’ll be hearing from us soon. Thank you for your submission! Come on everyone; let’s hear some props for Laekan! To all of the writers who took the time to submit their work to our first anthology, thank you! We had a hellish time selecting the best. In fact, there were two first fights and one of our editors is… missing. Congratulations to all the authors included in our first publication. Those other writers who have been selected for the anthology will be contacted soon as well. Also, Spectacle Publishing would like to thank Dana O’Shea who provided us with some stellar photography for our first book cover. Check her photographs out and learn more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/37982364@N02/. Thank you all so much. Please keep sending us your very best work and stay tuned for On The Brink… Volume I in eBook and print format!     Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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More Fiction!

You guessed it. We’re hungry for fiction! Spectacle Publishing is expanding and looking for full length manuscripts to publish. You’ve got one. We know you do. Polish it up and in the meantime send us a query! What we’re looking for specifically: Full length novels (70,000 words or more) Any Genre (but Halloween and Holiday books would be nice too!) Original, character driven stories in compelling settings. Stories that make you think. No clichés (unless they are damn clever) Remember: Do not email us the manuscript. Query first. These sites will help you write your query: http://www.poewar.com/how-to-write-a-query-letter/ http://www.agentquery.com/writer_hq.aspx http://www.charlottedillon.com/query.html Spell-check your work! Take the time to read it over before you send it. Send us only your very best work. We want to publish your work, but we also want it to be successful. Our editors take great pains to make sure your work gets a fair review. If they like your work, they work with you, becoming a creative partner, getting your work in the best possible shape for success. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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