Archive for the ‘Member Announcements’ Category

PWSD Welcomes Mark Coker from SmashWords

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Smashwords founder and CEO Mark CokerNearly a full-house enjoyed a stellar presentation from Smashwords founder and CEO Mark Coker. He has very generously shared his slides from the presentation with a wealth of great tips, resources, and secrets to selling more ebooks and making more money.

Lit & Libations with New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfeld

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Adventures by the book  is pleased to launch a new series of events  Lit & Libations  with New York Times bestselling author  RYAN WINFIELD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:30pm

About the Event

Venue:  Mission Hills Books & Collectibles, 4054 Goldfinch St., San Diego 92103

Special Introductory Admission:  $15 per person (includes glass of wine)

Information/Reservations: or (619) 300-2532

Join us for the launch of our exciting new series, Lit & Libations, featuring New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfield. Do you have A Reading Problem You Love to Wine About? If so, Lit & Libations Adventures are designed especially for you!

Enjoy an engaging book discussion, Q&A, and book signing with a fabulous author (the “Lit”), share a glass of wine and light appetizers with fellow reading enthusiasts (the “Libations”) , socialize, network with other readers and authors, and see how books can indeed connect people and communities.

About the Featured Author and Book

Ryan Winfield is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including his most recent, Jane's Melody (Atria Books).Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy meeting Ryan, a wonderful storyteller with rich and dynamically drawn characters and settings.

What boundaries would you cross for true love? That is the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can tell her more about her daughter's death - only to find herself falling for him. Jane’s Melody follows a forty-year old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.Sometimes, our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain.And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.

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The Publishing Apocalypse: It’s the End of the World as We Know it

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

With Andrew Zack, The AZack Company, Inc.
April 27th, 2013
Encinitas Community Center

Random House is merging with Penguin. The Department of Justice has sued to change the way books are sold. Traditional publishers are providing services for self-publishers. And agents are becoming publishers. To quote Battlestar Galactica, “What the frack is going on?” Join veteran literary agent, author coach, and publisher Andrew Zack as he tries to sort it all out and provide authors with guidance on the best way to get published. From the traditional to the guerilla, he’ll take a look at it all.

Andrew Zack is president of The Zack Company, Inc., a literary agency, and Author Coach, LLC, an author coaching and editorial consultation service, as well as publisher of Endpapers Press. A publishing veteran with nearly a quarter-century in the publishing business, Andy has worked in-house and freelance for many major publishers. He began his literary agent career at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency in New York, and started his own firm in 1996. In 2006, he moved to San Diego, CA. His areas of interest for both TZC and AC are wide and varied, covering nearly all areas of fiction and nonfiction. A complete list of representation areas can be found at Those interested in author coaching services or managed self-publishing options should visit

The Science of Character Naming

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Sharón Lynn Wyeth
Author and Speaker
Join us this Saturday, March 30th at the Encinitas Community Center

How do writers know what to name their characters? If you have the correct name, everybody can identify with that character and buy into what he is doing. However, the wrong name separates your audience from your character as readers cannot identify with your character. There are certain names that traditionally mean bad guys like Brutus or Bruce. Similarly there are names that indicate the good guys like Maria and Mary. Misnaming your character spells certain death for your material. How can you make sure that you have the right name?

Sharón Lynn Wyeth (said Shah-rone Lynn Y-ith) has developed Neimology® Science, the revolutionary study of how the placement of letters in a name affects who we are. Her first book "KNOW THE NAME; KNOW THE PERSON, How a Name Can Predict Thoughts, Feelings and Actions” is an Amazon bestseller that earned a Literary Excellence Award. Come here what she has to say about names and how to determine the perfect name for your characters.

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New California Branch: Build.Buzz.Launch Opening in Oceanside

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Now open in Oceanside! New office of Build.Buzz.Launch. a Texas company with a California heart.
Drop by for a free drawing: win a free 30 minute consultation with two of our leading experts; or the BBL Bucket of Books which includes titles on medical humor, history, horror and sports all in one bucket. Look to Build.Buzz.Launch. for all your marketing, media and publishing needs.


Book Launch Party: How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Heartfelt_Letters_To_TreasureYou and your guests are enthusiastically invited to join us on Monday evening, August 27, anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., to help celebrate the official launch of my exciting new book, How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure, a comprehensive reference book that will help you and those near and dear to you who would like to write heartfelt letters that will be treasured always.

The event will be held in Yoga Studio A at one of my favorite places, Soul at Home: A Marketplace for Living, 17612 East 17th Street, Tustin, California 92780  (Phone 714-573-7685). To get there, exit the 55 Freeway at 17th Street (the first exit north of the Interstate 5 interchange) and travel east, towards Tustin, for just a couple of blocks; the store will be on your right in a small shopping center. (If you reach Prospect, you've gone too far.) Light, healthy snacks and sparkling cider will be served. (more…)