Valerie Allen

Write ~ Publish ~ Market ~ Sell

Authors for Authors ~

Authors for Authors
encourage and support writers as they market and sell their work. They celebrate the joy of reading with "Kids Who Read Succeed." They provide services for authors including book fairs, writer conferences and mini book critiques. More information and a registration form is located at or email

Book Fairs and Writer Conference:  Provide venues for authors to showcase their work, make presentations, and engage in networking with others in the publishing field. 
`  Events are sponsored in March and November each year in warm and sunny Florida
The Brevard Authors' Book Fair & Conference is in March (Includes workshops, vendors, and discussion groups)
`  Meet the Authors Book Fair is in November (In conjunction with the Art Works Festival)
`  Display Book option available for authors who cannot attend the book fair 

Editing/Critique /Feedback Services:  B
efore you get too far down the writing road, have your manuscript reviewed and critiqued. 
` Save time and money
` Stop making the same mistakes over and over
` Save yourself from hours of frustrating rewrites
` Get specific feedback on your work to improve and find satisfaction in your writing
` Mini critiques are available for fiction, nonfiction, poems, and children's books
` Find submission requirements at or email

Kids Who Read Succeed!
`  Books are provided for children at no cost to encourage reading for pleasure and understanding 
`  Books are donated by authors, individuals, libraries, and book stores
`  Teachers and schools are given books to create their own classroom library to use with their students

Articles to Improve Your Writing ~

For your FREE copy of any of these writer tips email: and indicate the name of the article you would like.

`  Business Cards with Benefits
` Developing Dialogue
` Facts of Fiction

` Internet Marketing Simplified

` Mighty Monosyllable
` Monitor Your Marketing
` Ol' Whatshisname
` Pesky Pronouns
` Repetitive Redundancies
` Rules of the Road
` Sentence No Nos
` Sentences: It's All in the Presentation
` Syntactical Arrangement
` Wasted Words

` Wise Word Usage

Benefits of Networking at Book Fairs and Workshops ~

` A resource of people
` Exposure to different ideas
` Exchange of information
` Developing contacts and connections
` Making referrals
` Learning tips and trading ideas
` Obtaining recommendations
` Mutual support alliances

` Stirring your creative juices
` Sharing your book
` Practicing your pitch
` Finding feedback for your work
` Locating book reviewers
` Bartering books, goods, services
` Group support and encouragement
` Sharing common interests and goals
` Creating good will among your peers
` Finding an expert or those with expertise
` Making friends and getting known
` Build a sense of community
` Matching authors' needs with solutions
` Developing leads to book clubs, library groups 
` Finding a speaker for your group
` Becoming a speaker for another group
` Creating awareness of you and your book
` Name recognition as a topic expert  

Books for Writers ~
`  Class Act                                                                        Barbara Techel
`  Eating an Elephant: Writing Your Life                          Patricia Charpentier
`  Hooking the Reader: Opening Lines that Sell               Sharon Redell-Smock
`  Mosquito Marketing for Authors                                   Michelle Dunn
`  Relaxing the Writer                                                       Amer Polo
`  Smart Branding Without Breaking the Bank                 Brenda Bence
`  So You Want to Write a Book                                         Marshall Frank
`  Speaking in Public                                                         Jan Yager, Ph.D.
`  Starting a Successful Writing Business                         Joyce Henderson
`  The Frugal Book Promoter                                            Carolyn Howard-Johnson
`  The Frugal Editor                                                          Carolyn Howard-Johnson
`  The Great Grammar Book                                             Marsha Sramek
`  The Kindle Publishing Bible                                          Tom Corson-Knowles
`  The Therapist Writer                                                      Sylvia Clark, LMFT
`  Word Trippers 2nd Edition    Barbara McNichol
`  Write, Publish, Sell! 2nd Edition                                     Valerie Allen
`  Write the Darn Book                                                      Mike Reuther
`  Writing Content                                                              Roger W. Nielsen
`  60 Seconds to "WOW!"                                                  Scott H. Lewis

Web Sites for Writers ~
`                                 Amazon/Kindle/Shelfari/CreatSpace
`                          Headlines/Title Analyzer
`               Authors for Authors
`                                    Books a Million
`                                         Barnes & Noble
`                       Worldwide Library
`             Pen Women Brevard County FL
` CreativeArtsBrevard .org              Teen Authors of Brevard
`                            Post and Market Your Book
`              Frugal Editing and Promoting
`                               On line networking
`                 Florida Authors & Events
` Floridawriters. net                         Florida  Writers Assoc
`                               FL League American PEN Women
`                         Library on line
`                     Military Writers
`                                 Dan Poynter Para Publishing          
`                       Reading and book discussions
`                                     Radio for Writers
`                                 Society of Childrens' Writers & Illustrators
`                                    Space Coast Writers Guild
` Writer tips and marketing
`                                 Post and Market Your Book on Amazon
`                         Free e-book publishing
`                                        Technical Communications
`                            Blogs for writers
`                                World wide card catalog

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