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Sunday – September 27, 2015

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

Garbriel Garcia Marquez was a master writer by world standards and went on to become a Nobel Prize winner in 1982. He was born in Columbia and died in 2014 at the age of 87. He wrote ten novels during his lifetime.

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech title “The Solitude of America, “he emphasized the dictatorships and ethnocide of war and military coups in Latin America. A direct quote from that speech was “We, the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of … a new and sweeping utopia of life, where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible, and where the races condemned to one hundred years of solitude will have, at last and forever, a second opportunity on earth.” Read more ›


Monday – July 14, 2015

The Latino Author presents some great summer reads! Next month we will be sending another list. If you have some books that you would like us to share with our readers, make sure you send that information to “thelatinoauthor@gmail.com” Read more ›


Monday, July 14, 2015

Increase your book sales. “4” Tips to get subscribers to open up your emails!
In this day and age of continuous spam hitting our emails daily, you need to make sure that the information you are sending to your subscribers is opened. Many times, emails are sent out to people on your mailing list, but only a few will open up the information you’ve just sent regarding your new book or upcoming presentation(s).Here are some handy tips. For starters, make sure that you’re addressing the following four areas for your subscribers. Use the 4 “U” approach before you start writing your email out. A title or subject line on an email is very important. Read more ›


Tuesday – March 11, 2014

GREAT LATINO AUTHORS

In an article by The Huffington Post, eight great Latino authors were mentioned. On the list was: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Columbian novelist), Mario Vargas Llosa (Peruvian-Spanish writer), Isabel Allende (Chilean writer), Jorge Luis Borges (Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator), Julio Cortazar (Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist), Carlos Fuentes (Mexican novelist and essayist), Juan Rulfo, (Mexican writer and photographer), and Ernesto Sabato (Argentine writer). Read more ›


Friday, Feb 8, 2013

The Ever Elusive Writer Awards

Too often writers begin a career in this field due to their passion for writing. Once a book is written and published though, the next question is, “What now?” After you’ve locked yourself up in a quiet room for hours and weeks at a time, fingers diligently pounding on a keyboard, or fingers wrought with pain from writing your story the old fashioned way with pen and paper, you then come to the realization that you have created this wonderful manuscript and you want to share it with the world. So how do you do this? Marketing of course! And one way to help market your book is have an impressive book award associated with it.

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Thusday, Jan 12, 2013

Getting Back To Writing

Now that the major holidays have come and gone, that is if you celebrate Christmas and New Years, it is time we get back to our normal routine. This is the time of year when many start with new resolutions. Those resolutions come in many forms, so what better way to begin the year with some resolutions for writing. Here are our top ten resolutions for writers.

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Monday, Dec 31, 2012

A Poem by Juan Felipe Herrera

California Poet Laureate

To commemorate those that perished at the Sandy Hill Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
Little Ones We Carry You

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Thursday, Dec 6, 2012

Writers News Nook

Major Players that develop Best Sellers List?

These lists are basically compiled by Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and the New York Times; however, they are heavily influenced by bookstore sales and major publishing companies. In other words, if you are not published by one of the major publishing companies, most likely your book will not get much attention or get into one of these lists. It does not mean it will not happen, but it may require a lot of footwork on your part to hype up your book. Our next newsletter will include methods to help get your book noticed.

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Monday, Nov 26, 2012

Writers News Nook

So you have not landed a literary agent. Here are four reasons why you may be failing to do so:

1.   Writers, you are pitching to the wrong agents!

If you are writing a historical novel, make sure you pitch to agents that handle these types of books. Do not send out query letters without doing your homework first as to what type of books a particular agent will handle. If you do not do your homework upfront, you can almost be guaranteed that your solicitation will be thrown away or rejected. Make sure you do your research.

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Featured Interview

This week The Latino Author is featuring published author Richard J. Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales has been very candid in his responses to our questions, which cover a variety of topics relating to writing, marketing, and overall struggles in the business. You’ll be pleasantly pleased with the great insight, tips, and advice he has provided for writers in the industry. Enjoy!

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