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Hello. My name is David Ewen and welcome to our opening edition of TAN

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(Today's Author News). I've been in the book publishingbiz since 1994. In 1998, more was done with the media. My first radio show was on WORC 1310 AM and WGFP 940 AM. That was the beginning of author interviews. I've been interviewing authors since 1998. More recently, I've moved to internet radio on Blog Talk Radio to fully utilize the saved pod cast and social networking on MySpace, Facebook, and TWitter. The shows familiar to some are Today's Author and Morning Coffee. As the Summer wraps up more shows will be aired and can be found on wurry-. blostalkladio. com/ewenprime

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opportunity for authors to share their stories and their works. One of the things I love about interviewing authors is to hear their stories. The stories here are from chat sessions on Facebook. I invited authors to join me on a chat session so that they could share their story. I'm happy to share them with you.

In addition to Author interviews, other stories and special reports will be presented. It's great to explore what other people are doing in publishing. It's a changing industry and I love to watch to see what's new and want to share it with you. Thank you.

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April 28, 2008 My sweet, kind, loving, handsome, compassionate husband was diagnosed with cancer. He had "Peritoneal Carcinoma." What that is.....it is like if you took a hand fuIl of salt and threw

it on the beach sand, how could you find the salt again? Well his salt is his cancer it is everywhere. He had stomach cancer 5 years ago and did chemo and radiation and made it through. But now it is all over his poor body, there is no saving and

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would have only "prolonged" his life a month or two and made him very very sick. So he choose Hospice and to die at home in peace with me, his wife, Jeannie and his daughter Emma. I have decided to stand by his decision and help him die. He has been given 3-6 months to live. Gary and I decided to tell the raw, truth about cancer and what it really does to a strong, 2006 &, 2007 NATIONAL TAE K$IAN DO GOLD MEDAL winner, and his family so we started a website that I blogged on each day. When Gary was feeling up to it he would speak and I would type for him, as he wanted to say some things to the world in his final days. This is what Gury wanted so I did it for him. When Gary was with us, I promised him that one day when I was strong enough, I would do my best to have his story published and shown to anyone who chose to read it. The thought of that brought tears to his eyes..... today is almost 6 months after Gary's death....and I am trying my hardest to live up to my promise. This is so hard for me to work on, read and relive but I will do it for my Prince Gary!!!!!! I love you so much Gury Forever!! !!!

The book "Prince Gary" is available online on vwrw. amazon.com.

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In the Fall of 2008, I met Jeannie Miller-Poland as she attended my class at Holyoke Community College. I've been teaching book publishing for over five years. She wanted to publish a book about her husband, Gary Poland. As I tell all of my students, keep in touch as I like to ensure success to all of my students.

About six months later, I received the manuscript. In it I found Gary had worked for Comcast. Although having been employed at Comcast for 3 years, I never met the Comcast veteran of 25 years. I looked at Jeannie's web site, found some videos and saw my fellow co-workers who knew Gary for many years. Holyoke Community College, I take care of my students and at Comcast, we take care of each other. So, for Jeannie, my student, and Gury, a fellow Comcast family member,I chose to help more.

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also believe that Jeannie and Gary have an important story to tell. Contained here is not a recollection, but rather daily updates with full real life emotions included.

I spoke with Jeannie on the phone and talked about how people have unfortunate emergencies in the family. This book shows the day-by-day jourrrey to the end and beyond. It was written this clear, crisp way rather than an after-the-fact foggy recollection. The exact detail of emotion and reality is recorded. Tears were streaming down my face as I edited the text. I

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When Jeannie, my wife, and I met at a Bames and Noble to discuss the development of the book, we talked about her story and the story of others. The final message being "Love Longer, Hug Harder, Touch Softer, Talk Sweeter, and Forgive Faster." It is the message from Gary, Jeannie and Emma.

Now that the book was moving forward, what day is best to launch into the public? Jeannie and I thought Gary's Birthday would be a good day. So on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, and one year after the Comcast parade, the story of Gary, Jeannie, Emma, and family will be shared. So for you Gary, we remember you on your birthday. Happy

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Longer, Hug Harder, Touch Softer, Talk Sweeter, and Forgive Faster."

With warmest Regards, David K. Ewen, M.Ed.

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Did you know you can be a talk show host? You can. And it's easy to leam all the tips, tricks and techniques to becoming successful. The author has been a talk show host since 1998 and is now helping others become successful as a talk show host. Become A Talk Show Host is Available Now.

David Ewen launched his publishing compâ‚Źrny Ewen Prime Co. in L994. The company had been recognized as having the award winning author in 1997 Leanne Vaughn who at 17 years old published "The Doli House". He is the former executive director of tJle New England Publishers Association.

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year long speaking tour in all 6 New England states to promote self publishing and the independent press industry.

In 1998, David began his radio debut on WORC 1310 AM and WGFP 940 AM on a LIVE hour long Thursday morning show, "Author Of The Week". David has also aired on KCLA 99.3 in Los Angeles, CA. During his continuing media projects, he has met mâ‚Źrny interesting people such as former secretarSr of defense Casper Weinberger and NASA's Apollo astronaut Ed Mitchell, the 6tlr man to walk on the moon. Since 2OO4, David has taught his work shop seminar "Publish Your Book - Guaranteed" at 11 universities and colleges in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and

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Hampshire. He is the author of the text books for his lectures "Let's Make It Simple" and "Reach For Success". In 2OO9, he will be releasing his four part series "Journey To Success" for a future sales workshop seminar. Since April 2008, David produces the all radio shows for Circle of Seven Productions and hosts Book World News, Today's Author and Reader's Entertainment Radio. His latest projects include Morning Coffee and maly other shows.

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ewuew Author interviews are conducted by chat sessions on Facebook. You'll see the authors name and me interviewing as "David". Readers enjoy flipping through a magazine to leam about their favorite authors and to discover new authors. TAN Magazine allows Ewen Prime Co. cover more author interviews than certainly a one-onone radio interview. Amagazine allows readers to flip back and forth to the page they want to zoom in on and learn more about their favorite author or find a new one.

It's easy to be part of TAN Magazine. It is done by chat sessions on Facebook that are saved and inserted into a magazine article. Become a Facebook friend and you too can be in TAN Magazine. "Friend" us at www.facebook.com/todaysauthor.

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Author interview with Courtnqv Roberts www.thestarofthemagi.com 9:03amDavid Morning Courtney - I'm doing Author interviews now via c,hat.It will be in the next edition of TAN Magazine (Todays Author News) 9:03amCourtney OK - Cool. How can I help? 9:05amDavid We just chat back and forth like we are doing now. It's fun and easy. Ready? 9:05amCgurtney Ok - I have a bit of time... 9:06amDavid (Courtney Roberts) Good morning Courntey. Thank you for joining me. Tell us a little about vour work. 9:OSamCouqllggy

I'm what most folks would call an astrologer, but I'm in a pretfy unique niche. I'm an academic astrologer, and publish on the history of astronomy/astrology in religion and science...For instance, my most recent book, The Star of the Magi,,,

9:lOamCourtne}: That was devoted

to the Star of Bethlehem and the Persian astrology of the Magi. However, I also do some very contemporary astrology, particularly in sports. I was just featured on ESPN, doing commentary on my work and the upcoming NFL season.

9:llamDavid How have your readers responded to your work. 9:14amCqU:ltnqy Good question - I get all kinds of responses!!! For one thing, I do personal consultations (Readings, for lack of a better word) and many readers want to consult with me after reading my work. I'm in a fairly unique niche there as well, because I work strictly on a donation basis it's more like spiritual guidance - so my astrological services are available to anyone. So you can imagine, I get to know a lot my readers very well. Check it out: http :i/www.thestarofthemasi. com/freereadings.htm

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9:l6amCourtqgy I also hear from a lot of sports fans, fantasy players, and gamblers - as well as scouts and the guys in player personnel, etc. 9: 17am {.*gg{.{agy I also travel frequently on lecture tours, and it's great when I get the chance to meet my readers face-to-face on the road!

9:lSamDavid What do you like to hear most from your readers?

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heartwarming messages are when they say that my books have helped them reach a greater understanding of their own faith, or

helped them to reconcile conflicting religious dogmas. I'm always trying to communicate the big picture, and bring people together in understanding, and I love it when my readers really get that, and share their feedback with me. 9zZZamDavid If people want to learn more about you, where can they go on the internet? 9:22amUf$LiliegX www.the staro fthemagi. com or www. courtneyrob ertshome. c om There's plenty of info, articles, excerpts, etc. and they can book a reading, too.

9:23amDavid Thank you Courtney for joining me today. 9:24am9-ourtney Thanks, Dave! Always a pleasure chatting with you!

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Author interview with Jean Holloway wryrv.deckofcardz,com 8:54amDavid Hello Jean. Would you be interested in a short interview for TAN Magazine? (Today's Author News) 8:54amJean Hey David, For U, anytime ;o) 8:S5amDavid Ifs easy. We chat and I edit to put in the magazine. Ready for a short interview now? 8:56amJean Sure, let me get my coffee, brb

8:56amDavid That'll be great - It will be fun. 8:58amJean Ready when U R 8:S9amDavid Good moming Jean. Thank you for joining me. Tell us about your latest book. 9:00amJean Black Jack is the sequel to Ace of Hearts, catching up with Det. Robinson 4 years later. 9:02amDavid Tell us aboutAce of Hearts and Detective Robinson. 9:03amJean Ace of Hearts is her 1st homicide case. She's the lst Black female detective & has to prove to everybody (inc. herself) that she can handle the job. 9:O4amDavid How do you transition from Ace of Hearts to Black Jack? How does Detective Robinson evolve? 9:06amJean She matured. In Black Jack, she's well established as a good detective with an impressive arrest record. There are also major changes in her life, that I can't reveal, but let's just say life isn't as lonely for her now. 9:O7amDavid I love the titles Black Jack and Ace of Hearts. Where do the card playing titles come from?

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9:lOamJean

I'd have to say it is an homage to my Dad. He was an extraordinary card player, pinochle (sp?) was his game. I play Bid Whist myself, but I wanted all my books to have the same card theme.

9:l"2amDavid What are your readers saying about your books? 9:l4amJean I love their comments. They say my novels are a roller coaster ride or a page turner. Most folks say they can'tput it down, once they start reading! I've had folks fuss @ me for keeping them up all night. 9:l4amDavid What's next? Is there another book comine out? 9:1SamJean Yes, I just started book 3. Tentative title: Deuces Wild

9:l6amDavid What is that one about?

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9:l8amJean My goal is July 3, 2010 9:lSamDavid To learn more about your book, how can people find you on the internet? 9:l9amJean www. deckofcardz. com or they can email me @j eanholl o w ay @decko fcardz. c om I'm also on MySpace : www.MySpace.com/j eanholloway

9:20amDavid Jean, thank you so much for joining me today. 9:20amJean Thanks for having me. It's always fun to chat wiyou.

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&ulbglls&l9:lTamDavid Good morning Mary. Thank you for joining me. Tell us a little about your book.

9:l8am&!qrv I'm the author of a'tween fantasyltime travel series, "Cynthia's Affic." The books are about two best friends who find a magic trunk in Cynthia's Attic that lets them travel back in time, meet and have adventures with their ancestors.

9:l9amDavid That's a great story. How did you come up with the great and fun idea. 9:20ambtarv The series (4 books, so far) came about through a recurring dream that I'd had for over 20 years about a mysterious attic. Once I realized that the affic was in the home of my childhood friend, Cynthia, the dreams stopped and the writing began.

9:2lamDavid Tell us about the two best friends that are in the book.

9:23amftlgrx Cynthia and Gus (Augusta Lee) are as different as "bubble sun and broccoli" as I describe in the book. Cynthia is always neat, well-mannered and doesn't care much for outdoor activities. Gus is messy, has a very sharp wit and is a tomboy, through and though. But, they always have each others backs and have been best friends since birth.

9:24amDavid How can people learn more about your books? Where can you be found on the internet? 9:26am&{g:ry The books are published by Quake (Echelon Press Imprint) and can be found on the website, echelonpress.com and also on Amazon. They can be ordered through any bookstore. My website, www.marycunninghambooks.com has excerpts and all buy information. Of course, more info is on facebook, too! The 4th book in the series, "The Magician's Castle," will be pub. DEC 2009.

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9:2TamDavid What are your readers saying about your books? 9:29amMpry "scary, funny and mysterious all at the same time." "Wonderfully imaginative tale. I wish I had a magic attic!" "Naney Drew meets Harcy Potter." I've had some great reviews from young readers, too. I do lots of school events and hve so much run with young readers and writers. 9:30amDavid So to check it out readers can go to www.marycunninghambooks.com 9:31am&{s.ry That's right! You'll find all the links there, along with teacher info and fun excerpts! 9:32amDavid Thank you Mary for joining me today. 9:32amMsr3' Thank you! What a fun way to spend Saturday morning! Have a great weekend.

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re,ffifuffiwffi# Authors share their books by talking on the radio. Broadcast radio is fantastic for local exposure or concentration in a particular geographic area. Internet radio shows are global and are saved as pod casts. The shows can be saved and distributed Authors and publishers use the radio as a way of conducting a virtual tour around the USA. It's simplicity allows for interviews to be done over the phone.

I remember my first show "Author Of The Week" eleven years ago on WORC 13 10 AM and WGFP 940 AM. It was an hour long show that started at 9AM before going into ABC News. Back in those days, who ever heard the show was the only audience. Those that missed it was a missed opportunity for the author to share their book. Today, I do a lot with Blog Talk Radio on the internet. My show, Today's Author has been around a long time and has even been included in the COS Radio Network. Another show Moming Coffee covers not only interviews, but specialty subjects in publishing as well.

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ffieFsffi E-Book Revolution By David K. Ewen, M.Ed.

revolution? I'm not an expert and seem to be at the sidelines as I hear a I\4y only ebook is a very basic one that was on sale last holiday season for $115.00. The same model is sold at Ebookwise.com now owned bv Barnes and Noble. I read So what is the E-Book

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There are other fancier e-book readers. Amazon has the Kindle selling less than before at about $300 and Sony has their ebook reader too. Those seem to be the major competitors. Others like Apple are getting into the mix by providing an application for e-reading on their IPhone and I-Touch devices.

Is it a novelty that will soon go away? I think the new technology is here to stay, however won't replace the paper book we have all been accustom to. New technology tends to be an addition rather than a replacement. When television came along, radio didn't go away. It actually expanded so that we even have satellite radio and internet radio.

I believe the ebook will fit into our lives to satisfy convenience of a quick buy and a faster way to reference material while traveling or moving about in our busy lives. I also believe the paper book will continue to stay as that tangible media that will have a market for distribution. People seem to like the packaging a book offers. The nice cover and the soft pages for reading. Perhaps not everyone will favor the ebook? Again, I'm not sure what will happen. I'm still waiting fior the Price of ebooks to come down. I remember when lap tops were $2000. Now the smaller lap tops, called net-books are only $300. If the price of a lap top can come down, then so will e-book readers. More will be available to choose from and at that point, I'll decide on the best. It will be the one who satisfies an industry standard showing a lasting brand.

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