Out Now! February Issue BookIsh Plaza eZine 2015

4 02 2015

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In this Edition:
– Symposium Papiamentu Language Union
– Book launch ‘Moonlight on the Waves ‘
– Events Calendar
– Educational film ‘A kippah in the Caribbean’
– New books

Read it @ BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.38 FEBRUARY 2015





Recognition for Aruban Author

4 02 2015

Erkenning Q. Nicolaas

The Aruban writer Quito Nicolaas, residing in The Netherlands, is included in the encyclopedia of the University of Oxford. He is recognized as one of the most important authors of the Caribbean. Nicolaas has ten books to his credit, many poems and numerous columns. ‘I am proud that the name of Aruba circulates in this way among many libraries and literary institutions in the world,’ says the writer …

His books are available @ BookIsh Plaza





What it takes to be a Famous Self-Published Author

4 02 2015

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“It’s so easy to become an author of novels. Others have done it, why not me?”

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In writing a novel, all you have to do is follow the formula. Classes abound that teach the formulas. Hell, you probably believe you can imagine and create stories as good as any of them. You have things to say, stories to tell, fantastic ideas floating around in your imagination that deserve to be communicated to a vast army of readers. You’ve been validated by your teachers and peers. Maybe a publisher took a chance on your first novel. Okay you didn’t sell that much but the publisher didn’t promote it and you know in your gut it is a great piece of work. It is a prize worth pursuing. You burn to write stories and novels. It is in your genes. You thirst to see your work converted to the big or little screen. And the money? Lots of money rolling in. You’d be lionized at book parties. People would line up for your autograph. You know in your heart you can be the next Hemingway, the next Faulkner, the next Fitzgerald. Your talent deserves the celebrity and prestige of authordom, the shot at immortality.

Read further @ Huffington Post





Infograhic of how to be a Famous Writer

4 02 2015

Electric Lit team has created an infographic to help people try to answer this question: “Am I a Famous Writer Yet?

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Source: GalleyCat