grown up creativity: writer’s resources: How to Build a Real Business Around Your Non-Fiction Books

Great article from WNFIN (Writing Nonfiction In November). I ran across this website a couple of weeks ago. I wish I had been more prepared to do more non-fiction writing in November had I known about the challenge earlier. I will be better prepared next year. In the meantime, enjoy this resource.

via How to Build a Real Business Around Your Non-Fiction Books.

grown up creativity: AAMBC New Book Release, Tears of a Hustler by Silk White

AAMBC (African Americans On The Move Book Club)

New Book Release – Tears of A Hustler by Silk White

 

AAMBC New Book Release, Tears Of A Hustler by Silk White

Synopsis of Tears of a Hustler:

Tears of a Hustler, Part 4 picks up right where Tears Of A Hustler, Part 3 left off… The Spades are a new powerful organization out to clean up the streets and put an end to drug dealing and crime in the community. The Spades leader, a dangerous man that goes by the name Wolf won’t rest until his mission of cleaning up the streets and making the community a nice safe place to live is accomplished, but standing in his way is Pauleena and her deadly crew of killers and dealers. Pauleena is all about her money and could care less about Wolf or The Spades. With each side not willing to budge or come to a compromise a long trail of blood is sure to be left behind once the gun smoke clears… You ve been warned! Join Silk White as he takes you on another ride that you won t forget.

 

An Interview with Silk White:

 native of Harlem, New York, Silk White began his writing career in 2006. He is the author of the three part Urban Fiction series Tears of a Hustler and Co-Owner of Good2Go Publishing and Good2Go Films. Silk has No Way Out and Black Barbie as a film credit under Good2Go Films and in his spare time, loves to write and act. He is currently producing a new movie and is hard at work on his next novel.

1. Tell me about the finale to your critical acclaim trilogy Tears of a Hustler?

This book is the finale to a trilogy that was written 2 years ago.  We took our time with releasing part 2&3 to help build up our fan base in between releases.  It’s a classic finale that all our loyal fans have been waiting for.  I promised I wouldn’t let them down and according to the reviews we have received so far, everyone is happy.  Check amazon.

2. What made you decide to start your own publishing company rather than signing with an establish publisher?

Well after Tears of a Hustler PT 1 was released I had several offers on the table, but from a business standpoint it just made more sense to

Author, Silk White

release my titles under my own company.  In the short term it’s a lot of work because you have to build your fan base one fan at a time, because you don’t have any distribution.  But once you’ve established your brand like we have, you make 100% of the profit. At the rate we’re going we should be one of the biggest independent african american owned publishing companies out there in a few years.  We’ve reached over 130,000 households in two years with no help.   Right now we have good2go publishing and good2go films our movie Production Company and Third Lane Marketing.

3. What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Writing was a natural process for me, growing up in the environment that I grew up in and my life experiences help enhanced my already vivid imagination.  My ability to translate my imagination thru writing was a god gifted talent that I discovered when I was going thru unforeseen circumstances.

4. What’s the best thing about being an author?

I really appreciate all the love and support that I get from the fans.  They are the ones that keep me motivated.  It’s amazing to see all the support that I get from all parts of the country, outside the country also. Shout out to all my UK Fans. I never thought that one day my work would have reached over 70,000 households.

5. What are you working on now?

Well I just wrapped up my 5th book which is slated to be released Nov 25 2011.  Its called The Teflon Queen.   So be on the look out for that. You can pre-order an autograph copy now from www.good2gopublishing.com  I also just finished shooting my 2nd movie under good2go films its called Black Barbie.  The first movie is called No Way Out you can get that at www.good2gofilms.com

6. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

This piece of advice is not just for writers but any aspiring entrepreneurs out there.  Especially, the youth coming from underprivileged communities.  Sometimes in life we get a bad hand to play with. You have to make the best out of the hand you’re given. The best piece of advice I can give is, spend all your time and energy focusing on accomplishing your goals whatever it may be, you’re going to get results.  Surround yourself with good people you trust, Sleep 5hrs work 19hrs.

I just want to say Thanks to everyone out there for the love and support.  Keep supporting me and Good2go Publishing

Find Silk White and Tears Of A Hustler:

WWW.GOOD2GOPUBLISHING.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GOOD2GOPUBLISHING
WWW.TWITTER.COM/GOOD2GOBOOKS

Tears of a Hustler PT 4  http://amzn.to/OYvG6x

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not  http://amzn.to/SFSkRN

 

Read an Excerpt from Tears Of A Hustler:

On September 16, 2012, Wolf receives an email from street hustler Pauleena Diaz

From:              Pauleena Diaz

Subject:           The Consequences

Date:               September 16, 2012

To:                  Wolf

Wolf I’m going to keep this short and sweet…  F*ck you and f*ck your consequences…  When you see me, you know what to do!

 From:              Wolf

Subject:           You’ve Been Warned

Date:               September 16, 2012

To:                  Pauleena Diaz

You have a real filthy mouth for a woman.  I just hope that your bite is as loud as your bark…  I’ve asked you nicely to stop slanging poison to my people.  You refuse so now me and The Spades will respond accordingly…  Ms. Diaz you’ve been warned!

 From:              Pauleena Diaz

Subject:           Fuck You!

Date:               September 16, 2012

To:                  Wolf

Mr. Wolf just by reading your e-mails I can tell that you are a clown and I look forward to running into you.  All I ask is that you keep the police out of this…  It started in the streets so lets keep it there…  This is how I feed my family.  This is how all my people feed their families so if you think for one second that I’m going to lay down, you my friend are in for a rude awakening.  This is what I do.  This is what I been doing and this is what I’m going to continue to do…  Like I said, I look forward to running into you Mr. Wolf.  Just know there will be shots fired on site….  You’ve been warned!

 

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grown up creativity: writers resources – Book: How to Promote and Market Your Books | WritersDigest.com

I definitely plan to add this book by Chuck Sambuchino  to my writer’s resources collection.

via How to Promote and Market Your Books | WritersDigest.com.

 

grown up creativity: #HandmadeSunday – featured artist: MyCoCreations

Today is #BuyHandmade2012 on Sunday, November 25, “Handmade Sunday”, hosted by The Handmade Collective!

#HandmadeSunday, MyCoCreations by Arminda

 

Check out this featured artist:

Artist/Designer: Arminda

Twitter: @mycocreations

Website: http://www.MyCoCreations.com

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grown up creativity: #HandmadeSunday – featured artist: Lisa Graham for Ekocreashunz

Today is #BuyHandmade2012 on Sunday, November 25, “Handmade Sunday”, hosted by The Handmade Collective!

#HandmadeSunday, Ekocreashunz by Lisa Graham

Check out this featured artist!

Artist/Designer: Lisa Graham

Business: Ekocreashunz

Location: Atlanta, GA

Etsy Shop: http://ekocreashunz.etsy.com

Twitter: Ekocreashunz

Today is #BuyHandmade2012 on Sunday, November 25, “Handmade Sunday”, hosted by The Handmade Collective!

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grown up creativity: #HandmadeSunday – featured artist: Ohenewaa White-Ra for Mama Lei Body Essentials

Today is #BuyHandmade2012 on Sunday, November 25, “Handmade Sunday”, hosted by The Handmade Collective!

#HandmadeSunday, Body Scrub from MamaLei

Check out this featured artist!

Artist/Designer: Ohenewaa White-Ra

Business Name: MamaLei Body Essentials

Location: Philadelphia, PA,

Etsy Shop: etsy.com/shop/MamaLeiBodyEssential

Twitter:  @MamaLeibodyEsse

Looking for more great handmade gifts, check out all of The Handmade Collective Artists in the HC Lookbook:
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