There is so much excitement at Star* Publish that they wanted to share it with all of our readers. Remember at the beginning
of the year, when Kristie Leigh Maguire, Star's* CEO, said she was not going to be taking many new books in in 2007? Well,
you just can't trust her--when it comes to how much work she isn't going to do. In all other things, she's very reliable.
Here's just the tip of the iceberg of what's happening at Star* Publish.
* G.M. Masterson's brand new time-travel, Alexander: Hall of Gods, is now available. Looks
like Star* beat Harry Potter with this one! This is Star's* first British author.
* Janie Lancaster (author of Julie and the Lost Fairy Tale) has signed a contract with a newspaper
to run a serialized version of her book.
* A new author, Cal Hunter, has signed a contract with Star* for his book Evidence of Intelligent
Design in Human Physiology, a very hot topic in religious circles.
Georgia Richardson, author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Throne,
is this month's
"Author of the Month." You can see more about her here
* The script for A Christmas Dream (book by Janet Elaine Smith and script by Billie A. Williams)
is headed for the printer, hopefully this week.
* Bank Roll: A Max Stryker Mystery, by Janet Elaine Smith, is making waves in bookstores across
the country, thanks to the timing of the cutbacks at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which figures into the storyline
of the book, even though it was written over 4 years ago.
* Maureen Lindsay's children's book on dolphins is in formatting, almost ready to head to the printers.
* Star* books are showing up in new bookstores across the country on an almost daily basis.
* Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Robin Westmiller are both back in CA after their trip to Book Expo in New
York City. They got home with lots of free books, a whole bunch of new contacts and friends, and some very sore and tired
* Internet Voices Radio, which carries Janet Elaine Smith's "Marketing for Fun and Profit" "Let's Speak
Spanish," and is sponsored by Star( Publish will have Kay Karen, best-selling author of nearly 40 books, most of them featuring
Native Americans, will be Janet's guest on Mon., June 13, at 9:30 ET. She will share how marketing for a big traditionally
published author is not as different from those of independent of POD published authors as most people would like to think.
*Internet Voices Radio has a full slate of programs for "Marketing for Fun and Profit" through mid-August, featuring
such guests as Kim McMillon, a publicist; William Lee, a Chinese-American lawyer who has written a book that has been featured
in USA Today and Publishers' Weekly; and Karin Taylor, the director of the New York Center for Independent Publishers.
*Internet Voices Radio has reached an agreement with the publisher, Wiley, to air their podcasts on IVR.
*Star* Publish is receiving queries for some fantastic new books almost weekly. There are children's
titles in the works, thriller/adventure titles, humor, and a whole lot more. Stay tuned, or you'll miss all the fun!