I have a new post and a new resolution. So much has happened in the last two months, I have been remiss in reporting it to you.
Well here is a quick update and the latest news.
As for GreeHee Publishing, we are embarking on the audio book in two versions. One read by me, the author (I am working on acting skills to make sure you will enjoy the read) and the one I am really excited about - a full theatrical production by actors. Hopefully both will be available by late summer, or early Fall.
Trading card news, my artists are still hard at work getting these done, we now have an image of the malevolent Tana! I will post that soon.
We have gotten the TalesofTamoor.com website revamped, and created a variety of merchandise for GreeHee fans at Zazzle. On the board is optimizing the website so it will get traffic, and also creating a newsletter to go out every month to GreeHee's hundreds of fans.
Also under construction is the a variety of free games for GreeHee fans. Right now you can find two free downloads on TalesofTamoor under the Goodies Link, right side, click under Free Stuff for Puzzles & Games.
Potemkin and GreeHee have begun their second journey and Book Two is well underway, we are planning an early 2009 release. Keep your fingers crossed, lots of new characters and more intrigue.
GreeHee Publishing has added Follett to their list of distributors and we are finally making some headway in the creation of study guides for Book One. We are planning two different study guides, one for teachers and parents. The other for metaphysical/church groups.
Here is my final piece of news.
As you may or may not know, GreeHee Publishing is a member of PMA (Independent Book Publishers Association) SPAN (Small Publishers Association of North America), COVR (Coalition Of Visionary Resources), and NCPA (Northern California Publisher & Authors).
Last weekend, NCPA held our annual awards dinner and Pride in Publishing Conference.
At the awards dinner, I was elected President. My position takes effect on May 10th.
The conference by the way was outstanding with talks by Dan Poynter, author of
Excellent speaker, author and entrepreneur, Stephanie Chandler exuded information on the how to market your book. Stephanie's latest book sold out at the conference.
Karl Palachuk ran the conference with the precision of an experienced executive. Timing never flagged, each speaker's presentation allowed for questions and answers, handouts will keep me busy for quite a while - all excellent, information and filled with invaluable tips.
Karl also gave an excellent workshop on expanding your sales through spin-off products. He is a sales trainer and author of numerous books including
Other speakers included Bud Gardner, who spoke on 'Breathing Life Into Your Writing.' He co-authored with Jack Canfield
Clint Greenleaf of Greenleaf Distributing, who elucidated the difficulties and blackmail issues of getting books shelves by major retail book chains.
Naida West spoke on succeeding with fiction. She is the author of several historical mysteries, including
And Pete Masterson, gave his audience insight into Designing a Great Book. He is the author of
I invite anyone who has ever considered authoring a book, ebook, paper-book or other digital format, to join NCPA and plan to attend our conference in April 2009 in Sacramento.
After this amazing conference, I have made a new resolution. I will update this blog every week from now on. I am posting a time each week on my calendar to be here for you. If you have any questions on metaphysics, astrology, spiritual laws, the art of manifestation, dreams, EFT, emotional freedom technique, publishing, authoring, or anything that you feel needs a new perspective, feel free to comment or email me. I will answer here.