Tuesday, April 19, 2011
WHAT MAKES MUSE SO SPECIAL
Muse Publishing, Inc.
recently celebrated it's
one year anniversary, and yet, it really hasn't.
Why do I
Whiz Kid behind the reality that is
Muse Publishing, Inc.
and her partner
Muse Publishing, Inc.'s Marketing Director,
merged their talents last March formulating the
blueprint for the Muse Dream Home, but the
Muse Corporation including it's award winning Bookstore did not actually open its door for the public to come in until
molding of the actual
a year old, but the business you the public have had access to...that anniversary is
still to come.
Luckily for all of us, I don't have to
wait that long to tell you all about
Muse It Up,
Muse It Hot,
Muse It Young
and what makes it all so
Let's begin with
Lea and Litsa.
Some of you out there know Lea from her award winning ANNUAL, FREE,
Muse Online Writers Conference.
Lea works tirelessly all year long to bring the Conference to the online writing world, allowing us all to meet, greet, and learn from the best the publishing world has to offer. Workshops are right there for all to take advantage of, learning the craft we all want to be a part of.
Agents...want to find one? Lea makes it easy via her Conference for you to meet agents she has vetted and knows are worthy of your time, and trust.
she places them here for you, the author to meet and submit to. These are publishers she knows, trusts, and respects to not misuse their power as publishers. Anyone who has checked the list of Publishers available for vetting at
PREDITORS AND EDITORS.com knows there ARE unscrupulous publishers out there.
Lea is SO scrupulous she places the
GOOD ones in front of you and encourages you to look around.
I am SOLELY a Muse author, but not because Lea has not suggested we vet other publishers. I am SOLELY a Muse author, as is my daughter, Best Selling Author, Kat Holmes,
because for us, it's
the best! (And yes, we have had experiences elsewhere, so are qualified to make such a blanket statement.)
Litsa Kamateros, along with Lea, is one of the most dedicated advocates for Autism awareness I have ever met.
As a retired
Special Education Teacher, I have had
my own hand in the needs of Special students most of my adult life, yet Litsa and Lea have gone above and beyond anyone I have dealt with in the past.
Promotion is the toughest, at least for me, part of being a
published author. So what do we, the authors so inordinately
proud to be a part of Muse Publishing do to help one another?
We open up our blogs, or as with
Karen Coté, we create something so unique, it cannot help but create
If you have never seen and heard animated renditions of your favorite authors using the author's own voice to introduce their upcoming releases, you will understand when you follow this link to Karen's latest creation on Muse's Behalf...
Promise me you will not miss KAREN'S CHAISE LOUNGE
Karen's approach to helping promote Muse is
innovative and we are all so proud to have her incredible skills here at Muse, but she is not alone in going way above the typical call.
Our authors and editors think OUTSIDE-THE-BOX and are encouraged to do so.
Author Killarney Sheffield and
Editor Nancy Bell put their lovely heads together to create the FIRST Muse Convention this coming fall.
Canada's Premier E-Publisher is starting a trend with the Muse Convention...How many other publishers have their very OWN convention?
BTR shows are not unusal, but Muse doesn't have just ONE show being hosted by Muse Authors...oh no, no, no. To date we have
THREE with more planning to come on board.
THREE, not one, not two, but THREE.
1. Lea Schizas
2. Kat Holmes
3. Barbara Ehrentreu
That's pretty dang fangled
good for such a new Corporation!
And we have this...what I do.
Ginger Simpson, our Queen of Humor, calls what I do STATIONARY BOOK TRAILERS and it seems to be progressing, but, and this is the incredible part, it's growing in
popularity outside of Muse!
I started these postings because another publisher
predicted last July that Muse Publishing would fold within six months, and I took exception. Delilah K. Stephans, the head of our Cover Art Department and the one I have crowned
COVER ART GODDESS produces such incredible works of artistic genius, I knew
blogging about them despite my newness to all of this would still make the world
sit up and take notice of something as
special as I already knew Muse to be.
At Muse Publishing we are part of something that reflects on ALL of us because
ALL OF US are a part of each aspect of its success.
What will be the next "Thinking Outside The Box" revelation?
We have Superman
Jim Hartley and Wonderwoman
Ginger Simpson flexing their creative muscles all the time. Jim has bestowed upon me the designation of
The Muse Publishing Oracle. Don't I look great? And we cannot forget the source of our musical well being. Viviane Brentanos, who actually lives in Greece, and makes sure our souls are fed by sending us such wondrous music. She is our Lady Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry and Song.
Isn't she breathtaking?
Tomorrow is a
canvas still waiting for the
creativity that exemplfies ALL that Muse Publishing Is and all it is still becomming.
So it really IS a year since Lea and Litsa
brainstormed Muse Publishing, Inc. but
the future before us is only getting brighter.
Thank you for joining us as we continue
~BUILDING THE TEAM TO ACHIEVE THE DREAM~