Monthly Archives: October 2011

Introducing…Michelle Horst – The Writer Bringing You the NEW “Twilight” Magic!

Two weeks ago I had the incredible honor of introducing all of you die-hard readers to a seriously wonderful debut author by the name of Michelle Horst. This is the woman who has begun the next huge YA series! Vaalbara: Visions and Shadows introduces a locale that everyone is falling in love with, and readers across the globe want to travel there right now!

Vaalbara is a world that is ‘out there,’ awaiting a very normal young woman who is bored beyond belief by her own life. She has questions, issues, and a type of self-esteem that makes her turn red in the face. The only person she feels remotely comfortable with is her imaginary friend, Sid. What is being hidden from our heroine – Aislinn – is monumental, but when a new student comes to school named Ryan, Aislinn’s world is soon turned upside down by this handsome, charming boy who talks like he’s from the 17th Century.

Precious Gems Publishing introduced Vaalbara: Visions and Shadows into the world, and fans are going crazy! In fact, THIS is the next YA that should be on the ‘big screen!’ Aislinn (soon to be, Alchera) is beloved by all female readers for her self-doubt covered up by her tremendously funny sarcasm. Ryan (soon to be Raighne) is a hero for any woman’s heart. He is a true warrior and protector and guards Alchera with his life. Unfortunately, there are ‘bad guys’ as well, who want to destroy Alchera before she takes on her destiny and succeeds. Add in a young man who is a real ‘bad boy,’ who Alchera finds herself falling for, and you have the plot of a seriously amazing novel that, thankfully, is only the first in the series!

There are so many authors delving into the YA world. And for a writer like me – who reads and reviews over fifty books a month – it was so unbelievably refreshing to come across a debut novelist who presents an entirely NEW and fresh story to the masses. But as I went more in-depth with this author, I also found a completely stunning individual with passion, drive and determination. Michelle Horst is someone who will soon add mentor, friend, icon, and other ‘titles’ to her resume, as the world finds out more and more about her and Vaalbara. And, today, you are about to be presented with the woman, herself.

Michelle Horst is the amazing mind behind this new series, and I am overjoyed to be one of the very first people on this planet who can say to all the entertainment magazines that, I knew her when! Without further adieu, here is the YA author blasting her way up the charts!

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I would like to begin with your background in writing. Did you always wish to write? Or, was this one of those instances where Althea’s story just came to mind and you had to write it down?

I used to dabble in poetry (not stuff I’d share with people anytime soon, LOL). But when I stopped working I had to do something to express myself. I tried various things from scrap booking to cleaning the house at three in the morning. Needless to say none of it filled the void.

2012 and Twilight previewed in the same year and both stories left a lingering hole in my soul that no book could fill, so I decided to try my hand at writing my very own. I began writing Vaalbara for myself. I wanted to write a story that I would want to read – with the romance and passion levels soaring, and focusing on a girl who had the right, fun attitude. I wanted to show that someone could go through hell and still come back from it.

I didn’t intend for Alchera to come alive the way she did. Six months later, when I opened the file for Vaalbara, I realized I was almost finished, and I guess that’s when it hit me that I was hooked.

Being a writer, and a debut one at that, this is a very solitary and lonely career to embark upon. Can you tell readers how you kept going even when writing became more than a bit of an obsession?

Since I opened my laptop at the beginning of 2010 we have not spent a day apart. Obsession is an understatement, if you want to capture in one word what writing has become to me. If you had to take it away from me I would simply wither away. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is write, and it’s the last thing I do before going to bed. I won’t deny that I’ve had my moments where I thought I was writing into the wind – where I knew my stories would never reach another’s eyes – but luckily I had a dear friend to encourage me. One email from her and every blank page turned into an adventure waiting to be discovered.

Raighne is one of the most handsome and interesting male heroes to come along in a good, long time. Is he based on anyone in particular?

Ooh, Raighne…

Yes, he is based on Ian Somerhalder. Ian is someone I respect very much. I drool when I see him on television and I want to salute him for his heart and strength. He is one of the most endearing humans on the planet, who spends every free minute trying to save ‘Mother Nature’ and every helpless animal. He has raised the ISF Foundation from nothing, and won my heart in doing so. I figured a man who cares so much for another, and looks so good, belongs on the pages of my book where he can take care of Alchera, who is a precious being to me.

Young Adult fiction is the biggest market at the moment. Are you a YA fan? Have you read YA’s in the past, or was this a completely new venture for you?

YA! I love it, and will most likely never grow out of it. I love the innocence that comes along with it and the ‘what could have been’ scenarios. It’s nice to dream every now and then. It isn’t the only genre I love, though. My passions cover quite a big range – from Thrillers to Action to – dare I say it? – just plain, old Romance. Oh, and I’m a sucker for a good Drama.

Let’s discuss Sid! Sid is a great “imaginary friend” to have. Do you, personally, have Sid as a friend? (No need to feel funny about your answer, seeing as that an Archangel with a lot of time on his hands seems to be mine. LOL)

Sid…the light of my life! I used to have a great sense of humor, but as I climbed the business ladder, it became kind of ‘squished’ into a box. As I started writing, I felt Alchera had more to say than just her normal sarcastic wit, and the only way I could get it across was by creating Sid. You could say Sid is that sense of humor we all have locked up somewhere that life has tried to take from us. Sid’s my hero who I speak to when I bump my toe or burn the dinner. Sid’s the one I poke in the ribs when Ian Somerhalder comes on TV. And I only share him with my closest friend who has an Archangel helping her. (Oops! Well, the secret is out now!)

Vaalbara is now becoming a series. Was it going to be a series when you first began to write?

No. I just wanted to write that ultimate story for myself, and look where that got me…now I can’t put my own book down! I’m not quite ready to let the characters go yet.

Did you base any of your characters on Greek or Roman history? Such as…the sisters could be ‘The Sirens,’ etc.?

No. I only stared at gorgeous actors and got my inspiration from them to create some of the characters. Eighty percent of the book is based on people I have met in my life, or things I have experienced.

This book takes a good long look at life and war, and the fact that if things keep going as is, this world may just come to an end and everyone will wish like heck they got to Vaalbara more quickly. What moral and/or morals, if any, would you like the reader to take away from this read?

I’d like the reader to take three things away from Vaalbara:

1) Treat nature with care and respect; we only have one Earth and she deserves better from us.

2) Hope is the heartbeat of the soul. You need hope to dream, and what are we without our dreams?

3) You need someone to trust, even if he’s just an imaginary friend. Life can be a lonely place full of shadows that you have to take on single-handedly, but it sure can be fun with Sid around.

Now…big screen glory. If you had the choice, who would star as Alchera and Raighne, seeing as that they could very well be the next ‘Bella & Edward?’

Raighne: Only one man can fill his shoes in my eyes and that’s, Ian Somerhalder…so a million times, Ian!

Alchera: This is hard. Vanessa Hudgens or Kristen Kreuk?

And the next book will be…?

Vaalbara: The Land of Shadows (although this still could change. ;)

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And last but not least, I always end with these special questions because readers love them. (You can call it an Ode to James Lipton)

What is your favorite word? Crap! I know, I should cut down on it.

What is your least favorite word? It’s actually three words: Oh my God! I cringe every time I hear it.

What turns you on? HUH? Seriously! I’m writing a book on the side. It’s another Y/A Fantasy. Wait for it and then read between the lines to learn the answer to this question. (LOL)

What turns you off? People who don’t appreciate what they have, and what life has to offer.

What sound or noise do you love? The silence of the night.

What sound or noise do you hate? Anything that’s recurring: A water tap dripping, someone tapping their fingers, a door banging, etc. Repetition drives me insane!

What profession, other than your own would, you like to attempt? Anything that will bring me closer to nature.

What profession would you not like to attempt? Anything Corporate.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I would give anything to hear Him say the words: You lived your life well, I’m proud of you.

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Well, readers, I don’t think Michelle Horst will have any trouble hearing Him say that! Vaalbara: Visions and Shadows offers an amazing look at the world and the people in it. There is drama, romance, action, adventure, and an in-depth look into fear, and finding the ability to step out of the shadows to be victorious!

If you have not read this incredible novel, you are missing out on one of the best YA books to hit the market in decades!

Until Next Time, Everybody!

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http://www.michellehorst.com

Boca Raton Traders See Upside Potential For Apple Stock

The Top Gun Options trading team in Boca Raton say they detected some upside potential for Apple (- stock ticker AAPL).

While everyone else is looking at the messy European debt crisis and emerging issues in the Chinese economy, these options traders are looking at AAPL, because it looks like the currency of a ‘flight to safety’ in these uncertain times.

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The Top Gun Options trading team says 2011 has been an excellent year for its advanced model portfolio. This portfolio of companies is up over 25% year to date.

The Boca-based traders offer retail traders of all experience levels a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how a professional Top Gun Options trader scans the market and locates potentially profitable trades. Top Gun Options is conducting a complimentary Intermediate Live Trade Brief next Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and an Advanced Live Trade Brief on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

The Live Trade Briefs start at 9 AM Eastern, 30 minutes before the market opens.

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Is There A Puzzle to Be Solved Under Glastonbury Tor?

There is a place – a very special place – located in Glastonbury, a small town in Somerset, England. A place that comes up in many conversations, books and movies. This is not a surprise. After all, the myths and legends that have always surrounded this small community are numerous and well-known.

For Christians, it is believed that Glastonbury is where Joseph of Arimathea came with his men (the group numbering 13) to hide the Holy Grail, thrust his staff into Wearyall Hill, and produced the Glastonbury Thorn – the original thorn tree. It is also believed by many that King Arthur and his knights (the group numbering 13) entered the legendary island of Avalon through a ‘door’ in Glastonbury. In fact, in 1191 monks at the abbey claimed to have found the graves of Arthur and Guinevere to the south of the Lady Chapel of the Abbey Church. It has also been suggested that St. Michael’s Church – the remains of which still stand atop Glastonbury Tor – was the location where Michael and his angel brethren (another group of 13) entered the world to save, fight, defend, or bring law to the people of this earth.

There are colored lights seen (and photographed) in the sky over Glastonbury; and there are odd sounds and images that have been seen (and recorded) of ghostly figures that seem to inhabit the small town.

It was in 1935 however, when a landscape zodiac was first discovered. The ‘signs’ having been formed by natural features such as roads, streams and field boundaries that were situated around Glastonbury. This ancient zodiac was supposedly a perfect match to the stars above – a perfect match of 13 signs. Capricorn’s “eye” was a haystack; the wing of the Aquarius phoenix was a road laid in 1782; the sign of Cancer was a network of 18th century drainage ditches and paths. Many features ‘supposedly’ came together to show an ancient zodiac that leads people to the roofless, St. Michael’s Tower that sits atop the mysterious, Glastonbury Tor.

As everyone knows – fiction is fiction. BUT in every piece of fiction there is an undeniable fact that the fiction was built upon. In a remarkable new book that has just been released, this subject has been taken one step further. Perhaps there are facts embedded in the Arthurian legend, the legend of the Holy Grail, and the zodiac signs that could very well be put together to lead to a treasure that no one has even thought of yet.

Like The DaVinci Code, 13 (which is the first book in a brand new adventure series called, Tallent & Lowery), utilizes some very real facts that have been placed side-by-side in order to form a puzzle that has readers running to their computers in order to look up each and every detail.

Debates are already beginning over some of the very real characters and locations that this author has been able to piece together. From the mysteries that are inside the Winchester House in San Jose, California – to the ‘bloody’ streets of Whitechapel, readers are already discussing who The Ripper really was, and why a woman truly thought that there were ghosts living in her house that she had to listen to – all the while being completely obsessed over the number 13.

The author has also delved into the world of Aleister Crowley. Some see this man as a true visionary who brought the world different ideas and concepts – a pioneer, in fact, where the subjects of religion and science are concerned. Whereas others believe him to be exactly what he proclaimed himself to be – the Devil, personified.

Aleister Crowley, Jack the Ripper, Sarah Winchester, Andrew Carnegie, Rudolf Steiner – what could all these people from such completely different locations have to do with any myth or legend that may reside in the small town of Glastonbury? Well…in order to know the answer to that, one must begin the adventure.

A hint, perhaps? Included in the puzzle is information about The Golden Dawn, which was an organization that included some pretty popular members throughout time. Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner – and even the poet, Yeats – were members. The meetings that occurred between these three men at various times throughout history is yet another piece of the puzzle that heads readers straight to Glastonbury.

This is a novel that reviewers are calling one of the best puzzles to ever be written, and the upside for all readers out there is that 13 is only the first of seven that are about to be told. Already, there are production companies debating on who should play the characters of Leah Tallent & Gareth Loweryforty-something’s or the late-twenty-something’s that Hollywood has to offer. Could Shia LaBeouf personify a truly interesting bad guy that would bring readers into a whole new dimension? We‘ll have to find out.

But setting aside all the glitz, glamour and raves, the historical information and the weaving of people and places into a very real mystery is truly fascinating. And each and every piece of the puzzle is in direct relation to the 13th sign, and the reason why the zodiac was altered so long ago.

It is no surprise that this book begins inside the New York Public Library – one of the most amazing institutions that houses some of the most fascinating history ever written. And to be able to head from there into a haunted house, walk down a famous street, explore a home on the shores of Loch Ness where some truly mystical events once occurred, is a fantastic experience. Finding clues in the brilliant poetry of Poe and Yeats have readers rushing to embark on this amazing treasure hunt.

What is buried in Glastonbury and simply waiting to be uncovered? Tallent & Lowery will show you. This work of fiction that was built upon facts buried in the past, is a truly brilliant adventure.

Let the debates begin

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The rankings have skyrocketed for Tallent & Lowery: 13, and there have been many readers who are begging for the ‘hard-copy’ book to be printed. Yes, Tallent & Lowery is only available as an eBook right now, but we HAVE heard from the millions who need that book in their hands as soon as possible. If you wish to be notified when the hard copy book is available, please let us know at: amy@preciousgemspublishing.com.

Precious Gems Publishing: Bringing Fiction into the 21st Century!

Computers are a given in the world we live in today, but when true booklover’s look back on the literary ‘gems’ that this world has offered, they can tell you that over 85% of the best titles ever written were published far before our ‘superhighway’ was created. They can always name the books that never saw the light of day in the social marketing and social media worlds; they simply became the ‘best of the best’ because they WERE the best of the best. The authors, the stories – something about them made the entire world stand up and listen. Publishers, quite simply, published them. They weren’t worried about the Amazon Kindle taking over, or the fact that bookstores were going out of business. They weren’t worried about their ‘bottom lines’ as of yet, they were simply in desperate need to publish the books that all the world would remember. And, once upon a time, that’s just what they did.

In 1946, Robert Penn Warren gave the world All the King’s Men. This was far more than just a political novel, it was an in-depth look at the power and corruption in the Depression-era South. Every tumultuous and highly-debatable subject was taken on by Mr. Penn is this unforgettable novel, and it changed the course of the literary world.

In 1946, a man by the name of George Orwell created, Animal Farm - and the world has never forgotten about it. No writer had been more brutally honest about his contempt for power, or more ruthless in his critique of those who abuse it. He took on hypocrisy at its finest, and by choosing to present his ideas and these atrocities in a ‘fairytale-like’ setting, George earned his place among the best fiction novelists of all time.

Whether you liked it or not…in 1936, Margaret Mitchell wrote the colossal romance novel. She brought romance to a new level while still offering a brilliant study into the very difficult subjects of race, war, politics, and the ability to stand up and fight for what you most believe in. Gone With the Wind was the first and most compelling saga in the world of books.

Science fiction was brought into our realm in the very best of ways when a master by the name of J.R.R. Tolkien introduced his, Lord of the Rings in 1954. This man showed the world that he had a mind-bending imagination that gave birth to a whole new world of elves, dwarves, wizards…you name it, they were there. With his intelligence and study of ancient languages and mythology – Tolkien make sure that science fiction would never die.

Ken Kesey unleashed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest into homes in 1964, and took on hypocrisy at its finest. How to conform to modern life; how to deal with the icy power-hungry people in this world that the horrific Nurse Ratched personified – it was all there. His book took liberation to a whole new plateau.

And let’s not forget the REAL YA fiction that made a difference in this world. Judy Blume is, was, and will always be the master at explaining and helping the hearts and souls of youth. The experiences, pain and relentless pressure that they feel each and every day was always addressed and addressed immaculately by Judy Blume. Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret came out in 1970 and people could almost feel the sigh of relief. Why? Because with Blume, parents no longer had to be afraid to talk to their children about sex and religion – because this incredible author had opened the doors to both.

Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen…there simply isn’t enough paper to list them all. We, as a culture, are extremely lucky to have been given these unbelievably fantastic authors who have saved lives, changed minds, and helped readers from all walks of life understand, give, take, love, laugh, cry, and learn. However these authors, during their time periods, were not given million-dollar contracts. They were not constantly fighting for an agent or a publisher…and they didn’t care. Their names became huge over time and their “voice” gave other people theirs. That was what made writing wonderful!

The “dream” is incredible. But there are times when the literary industry looks very much like the sports world nowadays. Contracts are given out to books that simply aren’t going to be talked about in fifty years in an article such as this. And chances are no longer being taken because of the rough and hideous economy. Precious Gems Publishing wants to take that chance. Precious Gems Publishing has found a way to be unlike the self-publishers that are out there right now. The people behind the creation of this new digital-publishing company ARE authors, themselves They are people who have worked in the industry for a good, long time and, quite frankly, didn’t like what they were seeing.

Precious Gems Publishing knows about the money aspect – it’s not like they’re living in their own fairytale. But they have also done the research to be able to do a great number of things for a debut author where it WON’T cost that author $5,000. They won’t receive a substandard formatted book with a substandard cover, and then a contract that states in small print that they have to buy a certain number of there own books.

Precious Gems Publishing has teamed up with some truly reliable organizations that are masters in the digital media and marketing world. They have cut all costs to the bare minimum so that authors only have to pay $899 one time with no extra costs or ridiculous ‘small print’ contracts. And for that low investment, Precious Gems Publishing has been able to build the crew and creative technologies to give each one of their authors a ton of marketing services that will brand them and, perhaps, bring their name to the forefront of Top Ten lists across the globe.

Precious Gems Publishing’s crew are authors, editors, proofreaders, ghostwriters, designers, marketers, and promoters who came together because the author was being overlooked! They are not a traditional house who will never read your book, or put it in the ‘slush pile’ for a later date. They are honest, hardworking people who have had trials of their own with the publishing industry, and are tired of it.

PGP wants creation! They want imagination! They want fiction! And their sister site, Be Wisdom Publishing, wants nonfiction! They realize the benefits of having the ability to self publish, and the great importance of digital publishing. Their graphic designers KNOW how to make a cover that stops people in their tracks as they’re looking through thousands of books in the marketplace. And, one of the ultimate gifts their ‘gems’ receive, is a huge network of sites, online newsletters and magazines, radio and television stations, that offer YOU and YOUR book, marketing and promotion that just doesn’t exist with other companies.

Precious Gems Publishing has a “vision” for the authors they work with; and that vision is to get YOUR creation into readers’ hands and help build YOUR audience!

The editing team, creative/design team, publishing team, and marketing team that YOU acquire from using Precious Gems or Be Wisdom Publishing are monumental – and they are the smartest team to have on YOUR side.

As a writer, I am so tired of losing authors because they ended up so down on themselves (because of form letter rejections) that they stopped believing in their talent, and put their novels into a drawer. Enough! With the digital and social marketing world the way it is, and what it’s quickly becoming, those same agents and publishers who turned you down will soon be wishing they had paid more attention to what the readers actually want to read!

Precious Gems Publishing respects, honors, and supports authors. They not only want, but BELIEVE, that there is a novelist out there right now who is holding the next book that will make history. If you know that YOU are that writer, contact PGP right now!

Until Next Time, Everybody!

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Be Wisdom Publishing is Looking for that Next Unforgettable Work!

There is something truly fascinating about all aspects of our culture. Whether it be history, social culture, political or, incidents that have changed the very course of our lives and futures – there are some books that have literally altered our nation. They have made people stand up and fight, or uncovered some provocative and scintillating deceit and lies existing in our government or governments abroad.

Yes, in sixty years there are many who will speak about how ‘Edward and Bella’ changed their lives. There are also many others who won’t understand that aspect of our social culture no matter how many times they hear about it. But, there was also a time when the American public thought Fast Food Nation was just simply silly. Now it is one of the tomes that speak in-depth about our culture and how we have evolved over time.

The entertainment industry was grand when Andrew Sarris decided to open up his debate in The American Cinema. This nonfiction work held the argument of French critics who said that the director was the author of a film, and Sarris proposed that all American cinema could be defined by the work of the men with the megaphones, as well. This debate made writers extremely unhappy, but Sarris was seen as the ‘Galileo’ of film critics with his assumption.

David Halberstam created a completely different debate when he brought forth The Best and The Brightest. He spoke of the ‘B&B’ that were a part of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, telling all readers that even though the ‘right’ schools were attended and they all followed the supposedly ‘right’ procedures when engineering the Vietnam War, the ridiculousness that happened was inexcusable. This was a man who was a sheer skeptic of these ‘elite’ people, telling the readers about his own background working as a student busboy in the cafeterias at Harvard, surrounding himself with the supposed ‘best and brightest’ who had not a brain between them. He refused to shake hands with generals who simply thought they deserved respect because of the stars on their shoulder, and the debate he opened up regarding the Vietnam War and the senseless deaths of more that 50,000 Americans in the rice paddies made some see red – while others simply nodded their heads in complete agreement.

Stephen King came along and offered one of the smallest memoirs in history – and the one that caused the biggest impact on the writing world. On Writing, to this day, is seen as the most practical and unpretentious writer’s manual around, told from the POV of one of the world’s most beloved novelists.

Without Julia Child, no one would’ve been able to Master the Art of French Cooking from 1961 until today. Frankly, without this amazing work of nonfiction, we might all still be eating Jell-O salads and other equally ‘icky’ creations.

Truman Capote had readers on the edge of their seats as he put forth a nonfiction novel telling the unforgettable story of, In Cold Blood. This genre-bending book had the world engrossed in 1966, when a small newspaper blurb about the grisly murder of a Kansas farmer and his family intrigued Capote so much, that he spent years digging into the context and aftermath of the crime; interviewing true killers and recreating the bloody carnage.

Woodward & Bernstein…All The President’s Men. A nonfiction book that changed the political culture of a country; a work that literally brought down a presidency and launched a thousand reporting careers. Woodward and Bernstein were cub reporters when they untangled the vast conspiracy behind the Watergate burglary – from a phone call to Deep Throat to the scoop that led to the demise of a President – this book will always be known as the ‘best of the best,’ and a game-changer for the political world.

Nonfiction books make our world. They call out to the minds of everyone from every avenue of life. Betty Friedan let us all in on what The Feminine Mystique was all about; while the brilliant Stephen Hawking brought us the power of science in, A Brief History of Time. A man by the name of William Shirer released the tome that is still used by everyone in this world on term papers, books, movies and everything in between – when he uncovered what really happened in, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

From social culture, history, politics, health, relationships, science, technology, memoirs – heck, even the illustrious book of Zen and how it deals with motorcycle maintenance – nonfiction is the foundation that almost all of our beliefs are based upon.

Be Wisdom Publishing was not only formed to help authors become “known” – it was formed because Be Wisdom would like to bring back the “wisdom” that has been missing. Be Wisdom Publishing WANTS the next Woodward and Bernstein (although, this writer is quite sure no President wants to see the team ever again). Be Wisdom Publishing KNOWS that there are authors out there in the world – RIGHT NOW – waiting for their chance to uncover secrets, offer new ideas, explain new technologies, and become a part of American history that will last forever.

Yes, there are many publishers who ARE only looking for Twilight. BUT Be Wisdom Publishing is looking for those books – those amazing authors who write from the heart, who delve into their research, who study, create, and find ways to improve lives and become a force to be reckoned with.

Nonfiction needs to be brought to the digital publishing world. The ‘old’ and the ‘new’ must meet so that all audiences out there can truly read those titles that will – in some cases – change their lives. To begin with an eBook is to have a start in the publishing industry that is solid and builds revenue and branding for the author. It was stated before, but it must be stated again: the sales for digital publishing have been building over the last decade increasing 164% to $441.3 million over just the last few years. That’s a lot of money, and it shows that there’s potential for authors to make serious cash from eBook sales. Another truly amazing statistic is that 78% of the titles published came from small/self-publishers.

Many authors simply give up because of the traditional, big houses, not having the revenue they once had to bring in debut authors. Their “bottom lines” make it so that extremely good authors with extremely good nonfiction books are simply NOT getting the chance they should be getting. Be Wisdom wants nothing more than to change all that

Be Wisdom was created (as well as its fiction house, Precious Gems Publishing) BY authors FOR authors, to help them get where they need to go. AND, the idea was also born from the fact that so many self-publishers are charging authors a truly ridiculous amount of money. Thousands of dollars are being asked for, and then the author needs to actually buy the books themselves to increase their sales. This is highly unacceptable.

Be Wisdom researched for many months to make sure that they could offer a solid publishing platform. From professional editors who have been in the industry for decades; to the best graphic designers who create covers that will live on in readers’ imaginations long after the book has been read, Be Wisdom has covered all the bases. But Be Wisdom also went one step further – the creators found a way to make sure that the author would receive a digital platform and a FULL marketing campaign. Be Wisdom makes sure that all authors receive radio programs where they can speak about their books, ideas, and concepts; they receive postings on Facebook and Twitter around the clock; professional book trailers; and, articles in magazines and newsletters that reach millions of readers. In essence, Be Wisdom not only wanted to find the outstanding nonfiction books that are out there right now that NEED to be published – but they also wanted to be able to brand the author and their book in order to accumulate the fans just waiting for the next unforgettable nonfiction title.

Branding and social networking are the keys to “building” an author in this day and age, and that’s what Be Wisdom Publishing accomplishes. Authors receive a professional editor to work with, as well as a professional designer. They receive a full marketing department that stands behind them to get their message out to the masses and brand them for all time. And they do this for $899.00 and nothing more. There are no ‘scams’ that you must pay more for this, this, and that. here are no premiere packages to sign up for, or a demand that the author purchase copies themselves. Be Wisdom has brought their wisdom to the digital publishing world. Now…they want YOUR wisdom.

Are you the next Julia Child? Do you have in-depth ideas about the current war or the current state of the world? A financial tome that will set Wall Street on its ear? Are you the next Woodward & Bernstein team? Or, a truly incredible writer who has something to say in this world of digital publishing? Will your memoir touch people’s hearts and lead this world in a new direction?

Go to Be Wisdom Publishing and tell them! Nonfiction authors are in very short supply. They are incredible minds with powerful voices that NEED to be heard! NOW is that time!

Until Next Time, Everybody

For more information, go to:

Head of Be Wisdom Publishing (Robert Wilson): rob@be-wisdom.com
Head of Operations (Tom Ski): tom@be-wisdom.com or call 303-956-0569
Head of Graphic Design Department, Artist, (Sherry Gillam): sherry@be-wisdom.com

Be First, Inc. Talks About the Monumental Importance of Having the Perfect Homepage!

Over the past few months, we have been speaking about a monumentally impressive company that is helping entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations, authors, speakers – pretty much everyone you can think of – with their marketing needs. The world of social media and social marketing is huge – a landscape that travels all over the globe, and has the ability to bring in more revenue for YOU and YOUR company. In fact, without owning the skill and knowledge of the social media world, many companies are falling apart during this brutal economy.

Be First, Inc. has a proven track record that shows them to be the best social media advertising group in the world! From websites to articles; from promotion to knowing the ‘ins-and-outs’ of major sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, etc. – Be First, Inc. has the power and the ability to make sure that YOUR company, service or product is spoken about around the clock in all parts of the world.

The skill and intelligence of this crew is overwhelming; some of the most creative people you will ever meet are part of the Be First team. And today they are offering yet another ‘must-know’ tidbit of information, while offering in-depth solutions and suggestions on how to increase YOUR revenue! During a time period that is mostly witnessing the closing of doors, Be First, Inc. is opening them.

Many people don’t really think about their homepage. They simply see it as a vehicle where their future clients will come to get more information. But, let’s face it, a library gives you more information; a website has to jump right out at your customers. There are millions of restaurants; there are millions of stores. If you are an individual – there are millions of other individuals who are most likely offering almost the same products and services that you are. So what makes YOU different? What makes YOU the ‘best of the best’ within your industry – the one and only talent that these customers should go to for their needs.

THAT comes from the ultimate homepage. Professionalism is key – but boredom is unacceptable. Colors MEAN something. Logos MEAN something. Chances are you don’t remember the logo of your local garage, but you automatically know the Pet Boys sign. Why? Because of branding. Advertisements, commercials, constant radio play – these are the things that made the companies that YOU use on a daily basis become part of YOUR daily life. They also used color, fun, entertainment – while keeping the high professionalism when it came to the service they provided.

Everything in this world is visual. So making a website that is easy to use, informative, and offers search capabilities that are necessary for your soon-to-be clients is a must. Your homepage MUST give all the answers to all the questions the audience will ask. Homepages are what lead others to you, BUT you also have to find a way to keep them there.

Your homepage is basically your introduction to the world. The way people ‘point and click’ and ‘surf the net’ like speed demons on the raceway – YOU have about a half a second to grab visitors’ attention. Honestly, if the first look gives them negative feelings, you will NEVER get them to click again.

Once you grab their attention, you HAVE to be able to provide those visitors with information, and a way to communicate that information as fast and clearly as possible. You don’t want millions of words covering the front page. You don’t want your audience to have to read something that looks like an SAT test; you simply want them to find what they’re looking for with no muss, no fuss.

This is where the “plainness” comes in. Yes, you want the ‘pull’ and beauty of the color and logo, but then you want a basic foundation – a frame, if you will, that works with your business idea. The “structure” of the site is to give information – not too much so that it blows your visitors’ minds and confuses them – but just enough to make sure that they want to read more.

Think of your homepage as a bestselling novel. The title and the first sentence need to grab the reader, or they will never continue to the end. AND, above all, remember that your audience is almost 80% ‘young.’ The world of technology and social media is supported by young people. They are the ones who gossip, talk, tell others – whatever you wish to call it. They’re the ones who, if you get them as fans for your company, product, or service – you will have more fans arriving at your homepage by the minute.

Even things that most people like to place in the “dull” category, but are much-needed services in the world, have to take their homepage seriously. Let’s take the ‘law’ for example. A lawyer is necessary. A good lawyer is hard to find. And a lawyer’s website must be easy-to-use, offer the full accreditation list, and all the information that you have that can sell your firm as the top firm to use. The competition in this particular industry is huge, and you want YOUR name remembered. Well…twenty and thirty-something’s are 90% of the people looking at your site, so you must appeal to all visual senses and still offer that professionalism that is needed when looking for a lawyer.

Yes, all of this is extremely difficult to master. That’s why most successful people are going to Be First, Inc. from every market imaginable, and HIRING the masters to set up their homepage. They are making sure that they have the ‘best there is’ in their corner, so that their company is the one being marketed and advertised quicker, better, and more often than their competitors.

The companies that are doing extremely well in the social media and marketing world have discovered, and signed-up for, the Be First, Inc. Ultimate Business Promotion Package. This is an incredible offer that has SO many components to help businesses, consumers, and artists, alike. Be First, Inc. publicity is one-of-a-kind, including: creative images, audios, videos, real-time links, news stories, announcements, and promotion on multiple websites – with complete and in-depth articles and features on Twitter and Facebook.

The amount of people using these sites have grown exponentially, and Be First Inc., is the company that utilizes every single one of these sites to benefit YOU. With Be First, Inc. YOU reach Facebook’s 750 million active users; Twitter’s 200 million; and, the global community who now spends over 110 billion minutes on social networks and blog sites.

By utilizing these amazing ‘gifts’ that are already a huge success across the globe, Be First, Inc. offers full social media portfolios. They extend YOUR message to additional key demographic, geographic and behavioral sites with over 67+ posts every day! Be First, Inc. brands YOUR message and guarantees consistency in all networks.

Build the ultimate homepage! Make sure that the first ‘glimpse’ of your company, product, service, art, talent, or skill is the best introduction that it can possibly be! With Be First, Inc. and their incredible crew, YOUR homepage will end up being the ONLY one talked about in your industry!

Increase your revenue and get your name on everyone’s lips with Be First, Inc. – the company that has already mastered the 21st century and is looking forward to the future of technology.

Until Next Time, Everybody.

To Begin Building Your Business Today, go to:

tom@befirstinc.com
sales@befirstinc.com
info@befirstinc.com

“Up the River with a Paddle”

“Up the River with a Paddle”

First-Ever Paddling Race on the St. Sebastian River

Nov. l9th

A Fun-Raiser and Benefit for By the River

SEBASTIAN, FL, OCTOBER 11, 2011 — “Up the River with a Paddle,” the first-ever paddling race on the beautiful St. Sebastian River, is coming up on Nov. l9th. It is open to competitive and recreational paddlers of all ages and skill levels – Kayakers, canoers, paddle boarders and anyone who can make it up the river with a paddle! Grab the family and enjoy this fun day on the river with food, entertainment, raffle and prizes.  Races include short and long distances and the “Beat Mike Beck Challenge” for cash prizes. Groups, clubs and businesses can compete for the title of “Best Team in the County” in a giant, Elephant Canoe. The event will be held on Nov. l9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dale Wimbrow Park, 11805 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL. It is sanctioned by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and is being coordinated by Florida Outdoor Center.  Proceeds will benefit By the River, the area’s independent residential community for low-income seniors (for more information, please visit www.BytheRiver.org). Organizers aim to draw paddlers from around the state and make this an annual community-wide event. Entry fees begin at $5 for kids under l4. Entry fee discounts will apply for ACA members (and includes ACA insurance for all racers).  Boat and paddle board rentals are available and t-shirts and Swag Bags will be given to racers who register by Nov. l0th.  For more information or to register, please visit www.flocracing.com or call Florida Outdoor Center at 772-202-0220 or By the River at 772-559-2680.

My Universal Listening Revs-Up My Cosmos Communication

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My Electrifying Mettle Liberates My Bold Idealist

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VillaDirect is Delighted to be Included With Select Companies in Central Florida as a Part of the New Disney Affiliation

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — This new program seeks to encourage consistent quality standards in property care and customer service for vacation rental companies around the Walt Disney WorldZ Resort area, as well as defining requirements for property standards that guests expect and benefit from. With this logo, visitors to Central Florida can quickly identify companies that offer quality service and standards as well as consistently reliable accommodations, along with providing an authorized source for information about the Walt Disney WorldZ Theme Parks and Tickets.

Over the last year, Disney worked with key property management companies, including VillaDirect, to develop clear standards for vacation rental homes, and guidelines for promoting the Walt Disney WorldZ Theme Parks.

Steve Hardman, CEO of VillaDirect Vacation Homes said, “We’ve worked as an Authorized Disney Ticket Seller for some time, and the Vacation Rental Home Connection, part of the Disney Ticket Network has been carefully designed to help our guests, by giving them a quality standard that they can rely upon. Whenever guests book with a company which carries the Vacation Rental Home Connection logo – they can be confident in receiving great service and quality in a vacation rental home. We’re absolutely thrilled to be recognized through this program.

To find out more about the Walt Disney WorldZ Vacation Rental Home Connection or to look at the homes offered by VillaDirect Vacation Homes under the program, visit www.villadirect.com.

About VillaDirect Vacation Homes

VillaDirect Vacation Homes is the most popular vacation home rental company in central Florida, welcoming over 50,000 guests each year and an affiliate of the Vacation Rental Home Connection, part of the Disney Ticket Network. The company was established in 1998 and offers the widest choice of quality accommodations to guests from more than 350 privately owned family pool homes, condos and townhouses – all within easy distance of Walt Disney WorldZ Resort and other area attractions. VillaDirect offers properties to fit every family’s needs and budget, from 2 bedroom condos to 7 bedroom estate homes on fabulous vacation rental resort locations in Orlando – as well as being an authorized Disney attraction ticket reseller, where you can buy Disney Theme Park Tickets for your visits to the theme parks of Orlando. For more information, visit the VillaDirect website or call 1-877-259-9908 (toll free USA & Canada).

Steve Hardman, 407-973-0575, steve@villadirect.com

SOURCE VillaDirect Vacation Homes

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