Coming up, possibly in September.
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Components of Literary vs. Commercial Fiction
Postponed to a possible September date
John Handley Library
Publishers Weekly estimates that almost two million people are writing novels a year. Some of these authors have degrees in writing and editing, and know the components of literary and commercial fiction; however, many do not. Consequently, their writing may not meet the standards required by most professional editors, agents, and publishers. Not only do they know the difference, they are able to discern an author’s skill level by reading as little as one page of a manuscript.
What are the components of literary vs. commercial fiction and why do they matter? How are they made evident in writing? Pam Webber, author of the bestselling novel, The Wiregrass, and the recently released novel, Moon Water, will explore these and other writing-related questions at John Handley Library from 6:30 -8:00.
Publishing and Marketing Fiction in the 21st Century
Postponed to a possible September date
John Handley Library
The Internet has turned traditional publishing and marketing paradigms upside down. The number of large publishing houses has shrunk. Those remaining are merging with other companies, developing smaller, less expensive imprints, and selling their bricks and mortar assets to become virtually based, all in an attempt to stay profitable. Mix these changes with the additional options for small press publishing, hybrid publishing, and self-publishing, and it is easy for new authors to get lost in the confusion.
Dramatic changes are also occurring in marketing. Publishers are putting more and more responsibility for marketing on the authors, which demands time, energy, branding, social media platforms, and engagement with communities and readers at unprecedented levels. Publishers are also teaming up with distributors in creative ways to enhance marketing at a global level.
Join best-selling fiction and non-fiction author Pam Webber at John Handley Library from 6:30 -8:00 to discuss how new authors can navigate within these evolving paradigms.
November – Moon Water: A Novel named Editor’s Choice November Read of the Month by Historical Novel Society Read the full review here.
November 9 Book signing and conversation about Moon Water: A Novel
Book People (Richmond) 536 Granite Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 –
1 pm to 3 pm
Moon Water 2019 Virtual Tour Itinerary
Independent Book Publishers Association (Launch)
August 20 – September 2:
Goodreads (Signed paperback giveaway)
Night Owl Romance (Article)
August 22 – 31:
Night Owl Romance (eBook & paperback giveaway)
Women on Writing Blog (Essay)
Coffee Time Romance (Show It Off Saturday)
August 26 -31:
Coffee Thoughts Blog (eBook giveaway)
Southern Writers Magazine Blog (Guest Post)
Tar Heel Reader (Review)
As a Matter of Fancy (Review)
Southern Literary Review (Review by Phil Jason)
September 6 – 19:
Library Thing (triple eBook giveaway)
Conversations Live (Live Podcast with Cyrus Webb, 5:30 PM EDT)
Wild Sage Book Blog (photo montage by Denise Birt)
Have Coffee Need Books (Interview)
July 14 – InD’tale Magazine give Moon Water a big thumbs up(-: InD’Tale Magazine
July 10 – Reader’s Favorite gives Moon Water 5 Stars! Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Review
July 9 – Linda Lantz gives Moon Water 5 Stars. Linda Lantz 5 Star Review
July 1 – The Southern Literary Review names Moon Water their September ‘Read of the Month.’
June 24 – Coming soon- Coffee Thoughts will focus on Moon Water August 26.
June 22 – Pam was invited to sign advanced review copies of Moon Water at the American Library Association Conference in Washington D. C. on June 21st. American Library Association Pic
May – Moon Water has been named to Ingram’s Book Buzz list.
December – Moon Water is completed.
January – CONGRATULATIONS to the following folks who just won a free copy of The Wiregrass: Janet Tindall, Carol Custer, Marlys Frisby, Pat Harmer, and Bobbie Gore!
December – Tantor Media just released the audio version of The Wiregrass! It’s available everywhere…major ad local bookstores and online.
October – Great News! Looks like there will soon be an audio version of The Wiregrass!
October – The Wiregrass was named first runner up at the InDTale RONE Awards in Burbank, California (YA Category).
September – CONGRATULATIONS to the following five book clubs that won free copies of The Wiregrass for their members through the BookMovement campaign:
Beachbums Clifton Heights, PA
Lit Chicks Yorktown Heights, NY
Halcyon Book Club Cleveland, TN 37312
Book Lovin’ Ladies of Charleston (WV) Charleston, WV
Buttonwood Bay Book Club Sebring, FL
August – Win free copies of The Wiregrass for your book club! BookMovement is sponsoring the contest. (Giveaway has ended.)
June – The Wiregrass has been named one of four finalist for the InDTale RONE award. Winner will be named in October.
May – The Wiregrass is selected as one of four finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards (Historical Fiction Category).
April – Pam had the distinct honor of keynoting the 90th Apple Blossom Festival’s Ladies Horticultural Luncheon. Her presentation, Women as Storytellers, was presented to approximately 500 women. In addition, she and her grandchildren, Jace and Albin, had a great time riding in the Fireman’s Parade on Friday and the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday. Thanks ABF for a wonderful time!
March – Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA. The Wiregrass was selected as one of the featured books. Pam was also one of the fiction panelists who talked with a standing room only crowd on Friday the 18th. What a wonderful experience!
March – The Wiregrass is selected as an outstanding local novel by The Northern Virginia Magazine.
February – See Stephanie Manzino’s article about Pam and the creation of The Wiregrass!
January – Congratulations to the five book clubs winning free copies of The Wiregrass through the national Book Movement contest: Twisted Sisters Fun Club; Heritage Area Moms Books Club, Inquisitive Gals 2, Wakulla River Book Club, and the LLC (Literary Lunch Club)
January – The Wiregrass will be one of the featured fiction novels at the Virginia Festival of the Book, which is to be held March 16-20 in Charlottesville. Pam has also been invited to be a fiction panelist at the Festival as well (Friday March 18, 12 noon).
December 19 – CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners of free copies of The Wiregrass: Kathy Morrison, Stephanie Workman, Marsha Jakubiak, Merry Miller Moon, and Susan Roberts.
December – The Wiregrass has been placed on the Historical Novel Society’s 2016 Long List.
August – The Wiregrass has been selected at the September Read of the Month for The Southern Literary Review.
August – Charla White of Words A Plenty Book Reviews gives the “gripping tale” of The Wiregrass 5 Stars
August – The Wiregrass is feature on Conversation Live Show with Cyrus Webb
August – Review of The Wiregrass by The Pajama Chef. “I could hardly put the book down . . .”
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass. Paulette’s Papers
August – Romance Reviews Today gives The Wiregrass a perfect 10!
“A Perfect 10 . . .”
—Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass by Book Release Daily
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass by Fresh Fiction. Essay on Thinking Backwards
August – Spotlight on The Wiregrass by So Many Precious Books
August – Southern Writers Magazine Features The Wiregrass
and essay The Impact of Remembering Big
July – Historical Novel Society names The Wiregrass Editor’s Pick and places it on the 2016 long list. “A beautifully told tale . . .”
July – The Wiregrass Story Circle Book Reviews: “Destined to be a best seller.”
—Lee Ambrose, Story Circle Book Reviews
March – The Wiregrass, which is being released by She Writes Press on August 4th, has been nominated for IndieBound’s Indie Next List. It is available to pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and through independent bookstores.
March – David L. Robbins, NY Times bestselling author of Scorched Earth and The Empty Quarter endorses The Wiregrass.