October 24, 2017

WordPress Workshop by Midstate Design

WordPress Workshop presented by  Midstate Design and Blue Cottage Agency, Monday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Bring you laptops to the Carnegie Library, 206 N 7th Brainerd for this refresher course presented by Corey Kretsinger on understanding your WordPress website. $25 per person. Private sessions to follow on a first come, first serve basis: 1/2 hour ($25) or one hour one-on-one sessions ($50) with Corey (website) or Krista ( publicity) available starting at 1 p.m.  Click here … [Read more...]

Candace Simar releases “Dear Homefolks”

Candace Simar, celebrates the release of her seventh book, “Dear Homefolks” with a reading and book talk at the Brainerd Public Library on Monday, August 28, from noon to 2 p.m. “Dear Homefolks” is a collection of short stories using research from her popular novels. Simar says, “Some tidbits were just too good to waste and readers keep asking for more.” The stories are set both in frontier Minnesota and modern times. It contains a little more of Tolga Township for those anxious for a … [Read more...]

Finish Your Book in Three Drafts presented by Stuart Horwitz

You may have asked yourself while writing: how many drafts is this going to take? Stuart Horwitz, is a nationally-known expert on structure and revision, thinks the answer is three--provided you know what draft you're in and what action steps to take between drafts. Stuart will teach his secrets on revision, followed by a Q&A session.  No registration necessary. Free. Open to the public.   WHERE: Brainerd Public Library, 416 S 5th St, Brainerd, MN 56401 Phone:(218) … [Read more...]

HUNDRED MILES TO NOWHERE by Elisa Korenne Book Launch Celebration

Join Elisa Korenne Korentayer for a Reading, Presentation on Publishing, and Author Q&A - with bagels and other NYC-themed refreshments - in honor of the release of her debut memoir, Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story.  Open house from 10am – 12pm, program from 10:30-11:30,  New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 24 Main Ave North, PO Box 246, New York Mills, Minnesota 56567 FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This event will be part of the extended excitement of New York … [Read more...]

How to Make Self-Publishing Work for You

Do you know how to publish and still keep your rights and all of the royalties? My friend and fellow-faculty member Nancy Barnes just released her new course this week! Independent Publishing with Profitable Authors Institute. Whether you’re a FICTION OR NONFICTION AUTHOR, her four-part course on independent book publishing answers will show you how to be in full control of your book’s content, cover and profits.   CLICK HERE to watch her FREE INTRODUCTORY VIDEO! Instructor: … [Read more...]

Publish YOUR BOOK Class offered at The Crossing Arts Alliance

Do you have a book idea but do not know where to start? Have you finished your manuscript but are unsure of the next best step? Are you confused about the many publishing options out there? This class is for YOU!  Tuesday, March 28, 6-8 Franklin Art Center, 1001 Juniper Street, Brainerd, Minnesota Join us as we discuss today’s book industry, publishing options, first steps in getting a book published and what an author can expect once their book is published. The class instructor is Krista … [Read more...]

12 SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING PROFESSIONALS ready to help you make an impact and an income!

Spring is here and so is our 30% DISCOUNT! It’s time for you to become a profitable author. I am excited about being part of an incredible resource designed specifically for aspiring authors like you.   Here is an amazing program with 48 video classes all designed to help you become a PROFITABLE AUTHOR. Check out the 2 minute video here  and learn how you can get a 30% Spring Discount! Are You Struggling with These Challenges? CAN’T SEEM TO FINISH the book you’ve … [Read more...]

Profitable Authors Institute 2017 Class Series

Blue Cottage Agency is proud to announce a class series brought to you by 12 of the BEST and credible instructors in the industry. Are you to make an impact and an income? Introducing the PROFITABLE AUTHORS INSTITUTE, 12 amazing Courses in 3 Curriculum Tracks. A dynamic collaboration of writing, publishing and promotion experts who provide affordable, cutting-edge instruction to emerging authors. Are You Struggling with These Challenges? CAN’T SEEM TO FINISH the book you’ve been … [Read more...]

Verse Like Water presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri

Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water series will kick off its fifth year with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. The event starts with a reading at noon on Sept. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. After, he will sign books and host an informal craft talk on creativity and the imagination at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Born in Bangalore India, Seshadri has risen to the top of America’s literary scene as a poet, critic and essayist. He is also a … [Read more...]

Nancy Plain awarded Nebraska Book Award for This Strange Wilderness

The Nebraska Library Commission and Nebraska Center for the Book has announced  Nancy Plain  as winner of the 2016 Nebraska Book Award in the category of Children/Young Adult for This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Celebrate with Nebraska’s 2016 Book Award Winners at October 29 Festival Author readings and an awards presentation ceremony will highlight the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books on … [Read more...]

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