Scott Steindorff is an American film and television producer who specializes in adapting books into movies. Known in the industry as the “Hollywood Book Man”, when he buys rights to a book, there's a good chance that story will show up on the big or home screen. AND he is coming to the Chanticleer Authors Conference!
Don't let your book become invisible to its potential readers! Effective covers sell the first book. The content between the covers sells the second book. And you can quote me on that.
Honoring those who are serving, have served, and those who have fallen while in military service is a tradition here at Chanticleer Reviews.
YISHAR KOACH: FORWARD with STRENGTH – the Story of Shoah Survivor Ferdinand Fragner by Susan Lynn Sloan
An illuminating biography of an amazing man who made a difference to so many people throughout his life.
An in-depth interview with the Queen of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Writer Horoscopes and more are featured in the Fall issue of Chanticleer Reviews e-zine. Read on to find out how to access your free copy!
What is the cornerstone of any successful author's promotional platform? Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Publishing! I was asked by Orna Ross of Alliance of Independent Authors to share what I consider to be the “Seven Must-Haves for Independent Authors” at UPublishU event that was held at the Book Expo of America 2016 held in Chicago. Of course, I agreed! However, the Seven Must-Haves are applicable for all authors whether they are self-published, small press published, traditionally published, or hybrid published. Today, I am addressing the second of the Seven Must-Haves for Authors. What is the cornerstone of any author platform? Editorial Book Reviews Why? Why is it that the big traditional publishing houses have staff and contractors whose main job responsibility is to secure editorial book reviews for their upcoming releases? First a PDQ lesson about the different types of reviews (and, yes, books should have all four): Editorial Reviews by professional reviewers in the publishing industry (required by librarians before purchase) Peer Reviews by peer authors or same genre authors who further up the top-selling list Consumer Reviews by individual consumers (readers) Manuscript Overviews: these are pre-editing, pre-publication evaluations Why are Editorial Reviews Important to Traditional Publishers? Editorial Reviews are needed for pre-launch sales, bookseller tradeshows, sales catalogs, distributor catalogs, sell sheets, and to create marketing collateral. Editorial Reviews establish credibility and competence in the publishing marketplace. Editorial Reviews help set the tone for reader interaction. Editorial Reviews give readers the language and vocabulary to write [...]
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman. We at Chanticleer Reviews are honored to present four excellent reads that exemplify the honor and courage of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military.
What is the single most important publishing tool for first-time authors? Find out in this second article on the Seven Must-Haves for Authors --Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Publishing.