2011/2 — Richard Georgian

February 2011

Dear Members:

Only 54 days until our March annual meeting that is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, but then who’s counting.

Our speaker this month is Sanibel author Christine Lemmon. She writes for radio, newspapers, television, and magazines. She has written four books and should provide a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of writing, publishing, and marketing your work.

The January meeting was the largest assemblage of members, seventy, to attend this season. The panel discussion and slides on “The financial side of being an author” are available on our website. It contains a lot of need to know and nice to know information.

There is another opportunity for published authors to showcase their work at the Bonita Springs Literacy Council on February 26. Contact Ken Feeley, klfeely@embarqmail.com for more details and to sign up.

I remind you that your $25 annual dues need to be paid before the end of March. If you have any suggestions, corrections, deletions or changes to the Constitution, By-laws, or Policies and Procedures, you need to inform the executive board before the February 14th meeting. All that information is on our website under About Us.

GCWA is attending the March 19, Lee County Reading Festival. This is a huge gathering of authors and the public. We have reserved two tables this year and our authors may use them to sell their books. Our fee was $10 last year and we were cramped for space. Spreading out, our cost has increased, and we are asking for a $15 fee to help defray the cost, plus the author should be prepared to provide some time to work at the table. We need the authors to have their books on the table before 9 a.m., signed, and prices clearly marked. We will work out a schedule so each author can spend time working the booth and have their books at the front. Please email me rgeorgian@embarqmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.

There is never a bad day to sell a book.

Richard Georgian

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