Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Gift of Thanksgiving


A Message from Shelley Lieber, The Wordy Woman and VIP Authors CEO & Founder

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope I'm among the first to wish you a happy, healthy holiday filled with joy.

Our family's Thanksgiving tradition is to go around the table and let each person express gratitude. We started years ago when my
children were young. Thanksgiving came on the heels of my son's and my niece's birthdays, with Chanukah sometimes only a week or two
away. Because they were so young, the children started to associate the holidays with gift getting, culminating with my daughter
blowing out the Chanukah candles, thinking it was a birthday party (she was only three).

So, we began our gratitude-giving tradition to help them understand that holidays are as much about giving as receiving. We continue it to this day, whether we are together or celebrating at tables spread across the country. We make sure we call each family member who is away so we can still connect and give thanks together.

A Special Thanksgiving Offer

I'd like to include you this year in my gratitude giving. I thank you for being a VIP Author Inner Circle member or taking a class or consulting with me this year. You are source of inspiration for me and I appreciate your participation in our work together.

And so, in gratitude, I'm making this special Thanksgiving offer. You can join VIP Authors or renew your membership at the special low rate of only $97, a savings of $30. If you are renewing, the additional year will be added at the end of your current membership, so every member can take advantage of this offer.

Please take a moment to review the VIP Author Inner Circle member
benefits and take advantage of this special Thanksgiving offer>>

My very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,

Shelley Lieber, The Wordy Woman

P.S. Special thanks to Joe Gemignani for use of his beautiful photograph.

Friday, November 06, 2009

2010: A Publishing Odyssey Part II (New date)

Publishing has changed more in the past year than it has in the previous 50. And the rate of change is getting faster and faster. The rules that seemed to be written in stone have begun to erode and are disappearing entirely.

Change is exciting and confusing at the same time. There are more opportunities to get published than ever before—if you know what you’re doing. Now, with all the changes, it’s harder than ever to know what to do. And, wrong decisions can be costly errors. But what if you had a mentor to guide you to the next step—no matter where you are right now?

Join publisher and author Shelley Lieber in a free teleclass that will help you make informed decisions about how to:

  • Choose between traditional publishing and self-publishing

  • Avoid scams

  • Choose the right POD publisher

  • Publish your work as an ebook, audio book or print book

  • Find print and digital markets for your work

  • Build a waiting audience before your book comes out

  • Use social networking sites effectively (and not waste your time)

  • Create a buzz with free publicity

Free Class*: 2010: A Publishing Odyssey, Part II

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET (1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT)

Call Details: (641) 715-3300, Access Code 171279#

*The class is free to attend, but long distance charges may apply.