CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
In the race of life, training and practice are essentials if you are going to cross that finish line. It becomes even
more imperative if you want to finish in first place. The feel of that ticker tape as you break through it provides a rush
that is unequaled by any imaginings beforehand.
It was just a little over 6 months ago that Janet Elaine Smith joined forces with Star* Publish LLC. Oh, yes, she had
gone through the training and the practice with other publishers, but when one thing led to another and she needed to find
a home for her future books, Kristie Leigh Maguire, owner of Star* Publish LLC and long-time friend of Janet's, came to the
Within a matter of a few days, a partnership was entered into. Janet was hired as Star's Marketing Director. She had
served her time in the trenches for that, with her own books, as well as helping a lot of other authors get their start in
While future books were discussed between the two staff members, it didn't take long for Janet to realize
that Star* could do a much better job with her previously published books too. So, they were all moved to Star* Publish, and
the work began. This was no small task. Janet already had 14 novels published. Moving them from one publisher to another meant
that there would be a period of time when the books would be unavailable. However, growth always involves some sort of sacrifice.
Kristie Leigh Maguire, the entire Star* Publish staff and technical personnel, and Janet Elaine Smith are proud to announce
that they have crossed the finish line! Yes, the final formatted back-title of Janet Elaine Smith's books was sent to LSI
(Lightning Source Inc.) for printing this past week.
Janet is proud to be a part of Star* Publish LLC, and she would
like to invite all of you to "Explore Roads Less Traveled in a Janet Elaine Smith Novel." She guarantees there will always
be a happily-ever-after ending, and a lot of surprises on the way to that ending.
STAR* PUBLISH LLC PUTS THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS
Several months ago, Star* Publish LLC decided to sponsor a radio program on Internet Voices Radio, an innovative online
radio station. The sponsorship is for the program, "Marketing for Fun and Profit," hosted by Janet Elaine Smith. It airs at 9:30
When the program began, it was at the bare beginnings of the station. Now, they boast over 63,000 PODcast downloads to
their programs, as well as those who tune in to listen to the various programs live. The station is owned and operated by
Lillian Cauldwell, whose goal is to make IVR the "Public Broadcasting System of the Internet." Her programming is as diverse
as its listeners, which now span the globe in over 90 countries.
It was a great delight last week when Janet's "Marketing for Fun and Profit" had as their guest Amanda Scott, bestselling
author with 48 books published by such giants as Kensington/Zebra and Warner. It was very enlightening to hear how such things
as marketing her books works "on the other side of the fence." You can listen to the program by clicking on the link
at the bottom of this article.
Another Star* Publish LLC author, Philip Harris, also hosts a program "All Things that Matter," which airs on Monday
evenings at 7:30 ET.
Janet Elaine Smith also hosts a program in Spanish, "Vamos a Hablar Espaņol," on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Internet Voices Radio Archives (Listen to previous programs)