Friday, July 14, 2017

Amusing Myself

Maryville chapter member and writer/poet, Carol Carpenter, has joined the vast network of bloggers on the world wide web. Her new blog is titled Amusing Myself, a blog whose purpose is to contain "Poetry and writing thoughts, and ideas from a self-confessed poet."

We encourage you to stop by in your online blog travels and check out Carol's pages.

Carol Carpenter's Poem is Published

We want to congratulate poet Carol Carpenter on the recent publication of her poem Early Summer on the Naturewriting site. We invite you to check out her poetry and others by clicking here.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Doug Meyer to Speak at Next Meeting

The Maryville Chapter of the Missouri Writer's Guild will next meet on the Third Floor of the United Methodist Church  in Maryville, on June 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The featured speaker for that evening will be Doug Meyer, the owner of Meyer Auto Center in Maryville. Mr. Meyer is the author of "Selling in Your Town," published by Archway Publishers, a division of Simon & Schuster, in August of 2016. He will be speaking about his book and about his experiences of publishing through Archway.  

Mr. Meyer owns and operates several small businesses located in rural communities across three states and has a breadth of knowledge related to the art of selling in those communities, as well as the importance of community involvement and networking. Mr. Meyer contends that it is possible for small businesses in rural communities to compete in the larger marketplace.

These are all issues that translate into the book industry, whether operating a brick-and-mortar shop or a virtual online sales venue. We hope that you will join us for this next meeting.

You can read more about his book on Mr. Meyer's book is available for $3.99 Kindle and $8.99 in paperback through the site. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kelsey Noble is Blooming With Books!

We are pleased to announce Kelsey Noble is the final winner of the Blooming With Books basket donated by the Maryville Chapter of the Missouri Writer's Guild. Enjoy the basket of books and goodies Kelsey. We're sure you'll find hours of entertainment inside. Congratulations!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Amy Houts Featured on KQ2

Author Amy Houts was recently interviewed by KQ2 television of St. Joseph. In her interview, Amy talks about what encouraged her toward a life of writing, and now publishing. She released her first cooperative board game titled Find My Heart, in May of 2016. She has her own publishing imprint, Houts & Home Publications, LLC., and her own website, Houts & Home. Take a moment to watch her interview and read the article. You can find her books available on her website and on Amazon.

KMA Radio Interview with Irene Alexander

Irene Alexander, educator, poet, and children's book author from Barnard, Missouri, recently gave an interview to our own local KMA radio station. It's a great interview. Listen here!

Congratulation's on the new book Mama B! Click on the image below. You can purchase Irene's latest print book and e-book on, print books through Irene's website, or on the publisher's site, Amazing Things Press.

 You can find it on Amazon

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Marketing and Reviews

There was much discussion at last night's meeting of the Maryville Chapter of the Missouri Wrtier's Guild. The topics included reviews, obtaining them and how they affect sales positively or negatively. Targeted marketing and social media marketing options for writer's were also discussed, including local print, radio, and television.

As a follow-up, here is a link to the Poets & Writer's Review Outlets database for any authors interested in finding reviewers for their books. This is a great magazine, too, for anyone looking for addition information.

Be sure to read their submission criteria. There are many who will not accept self-published books for review. There are some who will, like The Washington Post and and others.