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Jerry D. Simmons- Contents of the May 20, 2010 TIPS FOR WRITERS FROM THE PUBLISHING INSIDER

May 20, 2010 – TIPS for WRITERS from the PUBLISHING INSIDER is a free bi-weekly eNewsletter published by Jerry D. Simmons. Readers can access additional information for free at his web site www.WritersReaders.com, the SOURCE FOR INFORMATION ON PUBLISHING for WRITERS & AUTHORS where we take pride in Preparing Writers for Success.
Marketing at a Minimum – by Jerry D. Simmons
Selling books without a minimum marketing effort will result in poor sales. Here are the basics every author should follow when marketing their book:
Digital won’t kill the book but will change reading – excerpts from an article by Jonathan Montpetit for The Canadian Press
Bibliophiles the world over can rest easy – news of the book’s death continues to be greatly exaggerated. the world stage one more time.”
Formats for Sale – by Jerry D. Simmons
Expect to see authors from the big New York houses offer most of their books in as many formats as possible, the more formats, the bigger the sales. 
E-publish or perish: The future of Publishing – excerpts from an article in the Economist Magazine
Price Waterhouse Coopers a consultancy reckons that eBooks will represent about 6% of consumer books sales in North America by 2013, up from 1.5% in 2009.
No Doubt – by Jerry D. Simmons
As you can tell from the content of my recent newsletters, digital publishing is emerging at an accelerated rate.  
The Rise of Self-Publishing – excerpts from an article by Virginia Heffernan for The New York Times Magazine
In this time of Twitter feeds and personal YouTube channels, it’s hard to remember the stigma that once attached to self-publishing.
Oh Well! – by Jerry D. Simmons
Publishing circles in New York often proclaim, tongue in cheek “When it’s written about in the Times, it must be true!” .
Kate Gosselin’s New Book Bombs – excerpts from an article in USmagazine.com.
Kate Gosselin’s latest book isn’t exactly flying off the shelves. 

Publishing Mistakes – by Jerry D. Simmons
This just goes to show that even the biggest publishers make mistakes. 
 Correction – Write Now! 2010: CrimeSEEN will be held Saturday August 14, 2010 at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix. My last newsletter had a link that did not work; here is the correct link for the conference: www.desertsleuths.com. DON’T MISS OUT!!
Free Articles on Digital Content Available via Email – 
“Seven Reasons Why Every Author Should Have an eBook”
“The Importance of Having Access to the Market”
“How to Convert Your Manuscript to an eBook”
“Fifteen Points for Marketing Your eBook”
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Penelope Starr- Alt Comedy Guru Beth Lapides Comes to Tucson

       Alt comedy guru Beth Lapides comes to Tucson with a June mini-festival of screenings, workshop and a new solo show

      Beth Lapides is a paradigm-shifting cultural visionary.  She’s the creator and host of ‘Un-Cabaret’, the legendary alternative comedy show that created a revolution in personal storytelling – and led to the current wave of storytelling shows around the country including Tucson’s own Odyssey Storytelling.

      She has appeared on NPR, Politically Incorrect and Sex and the City. She’s the author of “Did I Wake You”, a critically-acclaimed book of haiku and writes a column called “My Other Car is a Yoga Mat” for LA Yoga Magazine.

      Now Odyssey’s producer Penelope Starr is bringing Beth to Tucson with a 3-ring circus of progressive entertainment including:

Wed. & Thurs. June 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. – Beth Lapides curates and hosts “The Other Network”, a festival of the best un-aired TV pilots ever made introduced by their creators, including Conan O’Brien, Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow, starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano and more at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets $8.00 general; $7.00 Loft Cinema members. Double Feature Ticket (good for both nights):  $14.00 general; $12.00 Loft members at The Loft box-office, or call 520-795-0844.

Saturday, June 19, 7 p.m. – Beth Lapides performs her new solo show, “100% Happy 88% of the Time”, a turned-on tour-de-force that combines story, science and standup, multi-media, music and metaphysics at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at http://bethlapides.com/.

Sunday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Beth Lapides and husband/partner Greg Miller lead a special one-day intensive session of “The Comedian’s Way”, a workshop for writers, performers and other humans at Club Congress. $20 at the door, $15 in advance at http://bethlapides.com/.

      For more info contact Greg Miller 760-327-4656 greg@uncabaret.com, Penelope Starr 520-319-2464 me@penelopestarr.com 

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Monolog Cabin- Laugh at Arizona’s New Immigration Law

        Tired of being the butt of jokes on TV and around the world?  Then fight back–with laughter!  Take a stand Memorial Day Weekend as we poke fun at SB1070–Arizona’s laughable immigration law.  Quick–before the courts repeal it!

      (insert drum roll here) 

      Monolog Cabin founder Steve Barancik and Cabin emcee Robert Mac announce

 Crossing the Line: The “Border Disorder” Comedy Show

      Presented in partnership with No More Deaths, the show will feature:

  • Joey Medina (of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy)
  • Polo the Cholo
  • Tim Bateman (an Australian!)
  • Christina Lopez, and of course…

Steve and Robert.

       We’re talking comedy so funny, you’ll question its nationality!  Join us for a few laughs at the expense of the Arizona state legislature.

      What: Crossing the Line: The “Border Disorder” Comedy Show

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      Where: Laffs Comedy Caffe, 2900 E. Broadway Tucson, Arizona

      When: Sunday May 30th (the night before Memorial Day), 9 p.m.

       How much: $8 (plus a 2 item minimum)

       Reservations: Call Laffs, at 32-FUNNY

 “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

Provided, of course, they have legitimate I.D.”


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