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THE FIRST – Podcast with Dr Sandi Webster

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I was a guest on Dr Sandi Webster’s, podcast. Available on video MP4 and MP3.

I talk about my writing, my books and then about Author Assist. What I do for my clients.
I answer the questions, why it works, and why authors are anxious about hiring someone who can help with marketing or promoting, such as VA or PA?
And I talk about my own experience when hiring a ‘professional.’

Sandi then asks my honest opinion about her book cover and I give it to her straight. As I normally would.
I’m very open and honest when I talk about my work, experience and how I can help authors out there.

Watch or listen to this very engaging interview with tips and advice throughout.

iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/…/karina…/id1572493336…

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/3zTjtdwveTXnQug6pzGRG5

Audible https://music.amazon.com/…/the-first-with-dr-sandi…

Chella Courington – Behind The Pen

In this episode I chat with the author, poet and activist, Chella Courington.

We talk about racism, the art of writing, flash fiction and lots more.

You can watch it here.
https://youtu.be/fQ5EYBTuTNo

 

A HELPING HAND FOR WRITERS non-fiction

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Fed up with rejection after rejection? Not sure how to target the right market, or what to write about?

Writers Bureau tutor, editor and freelance writer, Esther Chilton takes you through the necessary steps to gain publication whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for a while.

Topics include writing:

  • Readers’ letters
  • Fillers
  • Articles
  • Short stories
  • For competitions

You’ll find information on market research, how to set your work out and send it, as well as lots of useful tips, examples and writing exercises to give you ideas and build on your writing skills with the aim of publishing your work.

 

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Esther has regularly written for writing magazines such as Writers’ Forum and Writing Magazine. She has also had her work featured in a diverse range of magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, Best of British, Your Cat, Prima, My Weekly and The People’s Friend, to name a few.

Winner of Writing Magazine, Writers’ News, The Global Short Story and several other writing competitions and awards, Esther has also judged writing competitions.

For over ten years, Esther has been a tutor for The Writers Bureau and after requests from students, she put together a collection of her stories – The Siege. Esther’s latest book of short stories, A Walk In the Woods is out now.

Esther has been working on her first non-fiction book to help writers get published – Publication Guaranteed (Well, Almost!). It’s the first in her A Helping Hand For Writers series and is available as an e-book. A paperback will follow shortly.

In addition to tutoring, Esther works as a freelance copyeditor offering an editing, guidance and advice service for authors and writers. She has edited novels, non-fiction books, articles and short stories. You can find out more about it here: https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/editing-proofreading-and-advice-service/

If you’d like Esther’s help, or would like to know more about what she can do for you, please get in touch: estherchilton@gmail.com

Links:

Website

Blog

Twitter

LinkedIn

To buy Publication Guaranteed (Well, Almost!):

Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

For The Siege:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

For A Walk in the Woods:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

LIVE Hanging With Web Show

I took part in an all-day live broadcast on FaceBook by Hanging With Web Show.
They interview artist all over the world in all calibres, authors, musicians, filmmakers. ….

You can download Toxic –
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QN8S1YZ – Toxic
books2read.com/ToxicAE – Toxic D2D

AUTHORS – ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PUBLISHING CONTRACT?

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Are you an aspiring writer or an indie author looking for a publishing contract? If so, the Electric Eclectic Novella Fiction Prize 2020 is ‘right up your street’.

Simply write a 20K to 30K word story, in any genre and about anything you want, and enter the Novella Fiction Prize.

Entry is just £10.00 GBP, (via official entry form) and the winning authors will have their manuscripts published as Novellas.

The top prize is a full paperback publishing package.  Second and third places having their work published as eBooks.

Also associated prizes; professional cover designs, marketing packages and Author Assist support, Media Interviews and more.

The Electric Eclectic Novella Fiction Prize 2020 is an international literary competition for emerging writers and indie authors.

Submissions are encouraged from all literary fictional genres with no restrictions on theme or subject.

The emphasis of the judging will be on ambitious, imaginative and innovative approaches which explore and expand creative writing.

See; ‘How to enter the NOVELLA FICTION PRIZE’

 

(https://electriceclecticsblog.wordpress.com/how-to-enter-the-novella-fiction-prize/)

 

 

Behind The Pen with Wesley Britton

The latest episode of my YouTube show Behind The Pen.
This was a fun chat with Sci-Fi and nonfiction author, Wesley Britton. We talk about his journey, his books and the state of the publishing industry.
It’s a fascinating chat. Don’t miss it.

 

Radio & YouTube Promotions

If you would like to be a guest on the Author Assist Radio Show on The Artist First Radio Network, let me know. It’s 25e which covers airplay and promo before and after the show.

The show goes out live worldwide 1pm EST and then is archived forever!
I have talked with NYT Bestselling award-winning authors as well as new debut indie author. It’s a fantastic platform to be heard from.
There are also other advertising opportunities, to have your book done as an advert for the station’s daily ad roll. Have a book shout out on my show and even get your book on the network show page.

Also if you would like to be a guest on my YouTube show Behind The Pen it’s 15e for 30/40 mins chat. After the video is edited and accepted by you, it’s then promoted on social media.

You can send me a PM for more details or email kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com

Author Assist has been serving authors since 2015 and now has over 30 affordable services.

https://www.facebook.com/KKantasAuthorAssist

https://kkauthorassist.wordpress.com

 

CYBER MONDAY BARGAINS

SCHOOL OF AGES – The Ghost in the Crystal

by Matt Posner

Ghosts, elementals, time travel, magic duels, teen romance, sacrifice, and ultimate loss… Simon, thirteen, is drawn by surprise into America’s greatest magic school: New York City’s School of the Ages. When the evil spirit of a bitter and scheming heretic from ancient Alexandria attacks, he must risk everything in order to save his soul. Kids and adults won’t stop reading — The Ghost in the Crystal.

This is the first book in a multi-volume series. Three more novels and two short collections are available, with more to come.

DOWNLOAD AND START READING NOW!

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THE RABBIT JOKE

The Rabbit Joke is the award-winning children’s book, written for adults to read aloud.

Read the tale of Fluffybunny’s epic adventure as he tries to save his warren from starvation during a bleak winter. Follow his encounters with metal monsters, hawks and fox and wonder if he will ever see Pinkie Paws again.

The Rabbit Joke will delight any child, especially when read by a parent, grandparent, aunt or older sibling at bedtime or as an afternoon treat.

For a limited period, you can get a 15% discount buy entering GIFT15 at checkout, but hurry, this offer won’t last forever.

Order your copy now!

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ILLUSIONAL REALITY

YA romantic fantasy.

‘Romance, Magic, Action…Illusional Reality has it all.’ Emily Woodmansee 

Nobody expects to stare death in the face only to find out your entire life is a lie. Rescued by Salco, marketing executive Becky finds herself in an unknown magical world filled with happy people that try to forget their land is on the brink of destruction.

Becky will soon learn that her arrival is no accident. If learning that she is Thya, the heir of the enchanting land isn’t enough, she’s then told that an Oracle prophesied that she will save the gentle Tsinians from slavery and domination by Darthorn, the Warlord of Senx.

It is at a festival where she is introduced to the Tsinian council and her kinsmen, that she learns the whole truth. The council are so certain that a union between Darthorn’s son, Kovon and Thya will create peace between the two lands. However, Darthorn has plans for Tsinia as does Kovon for Thya and neither are good.
Although her future has been planned and if she is to save Tsinia she must marry Kovon, Thya gives her heart to another. A love that is forbidden and dangerous.

Illusional Reality is a story about hope, courage, love and sacrifice.
‘This story is unique. No typical fantasy stereotyping.’

Download and start reading now.

Karina Kantas Illusional Reality

 

A wonderful children’s book with the underlining theme of acceptance and to love who you are.

Just in time for Christmas

Download now

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BEST BLACK FRIDAY BUYS

 

 

 

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Buy any ebook from my collection and get your second choice free. All free books will be sent directly to your Kindle.
Prices start from as little as $1.99

Proof of purchase is required.  
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Go ahead and treat yourself.


Now something for the SciFan readers. You CANNOT go wrong with this novel and it’s a steal at only 99c

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A love story in the midst of a historical war. Fate has played its hand, now all Raquelita and Mathew need to do is follow Destiny’s plan.

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AND FOR THE AUTHORS OUT THERE.
Book before the end of Black Friday EST 00.00 to receive 20% discount on all services from now and through 2018.

Book now as the dates are filling up fast.

 

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