Happy Holidays from EDC

 


Happy Holidays!


EDC Creations, The Sankofa Literary Society and The Black Authors Network announced the launch of their 2008-2009 Give the Gift of Knowledge Campaign, bringing readers and authors together to help improve literacy. In 2004, during the Christmas holidays, Ella Curry, the founder of EDC Creations, reached out to women’s groups and literary organizations to help promote early literacy by giving new books to children from low income homes. Today, the “Give the Gift of Knowledge Campaign,” seeks to expand even further by giving the Gift of Knowledge daily!


Based on the “each one teach one model” our goal is to help people introduce reading and new books to their family and friends. Instead of giving expensive gifts that don’t shape lives—-let’s “Give the Gift of Knowledge” and help to strengthen our future generations!


Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives.


Each week EDC Creations will sponsor bookclub chats, live readings from authors, podcast presentations, seminars, community relations discussions, and radio shows that deliver the best our writers have to offer. All we ask is that the readers of the world spread the word. Please share this email with 10 people in your network.


 
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EDC Creations has a new eMagazine  that we would like you to check out. This holiday season Give the Gift of Knowledge. Send a love one a book that could change their lives! Enter the special magazine by clicking here.


Give the Gift of Knowledge. Want to make a difference in someone else’s life this holiday season? Donate an a book to a child, senior or your co-workers for the holidays. EDC Creations has brought the best in today’s literature in our new magazine. Explore new book releases, audio book previews, poems, short stories and written interviews with bookclubs and community leaders by following our EDC Creations eMagazine Blog.  Click here to enter magazine



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EDC Creations 2009 Literary Weekends
It is our mission to help new authors gain exposure for their books. In the New Year, we will host weekly workshops and live readings in DC area hotels. Each session will be videotaped by Botts & Associates, there will be a theme for most genres and refreshments will be served. Please follow our blog closely to find out all the details. If you are an author or bookclub in the Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and East Coast area, reach out to us to be included in these weekly presentations. Please follow our blog closely to find out all the details.


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Holiday Book Promotions
For the month of November only, EDC Creations is offering full promotions on the main EDC Creations site and the new EDC eMagazine  for $75.00. That’s right, you can advertise on either site, on the page you select for $75.00.


However, there will only be 5 books showcased on the front pages, these are based on first come, first served basis. We are offering our eblast services for $75.00 as well. All EDC Creations advertisements are $75.00 for November. Email Ella to get started promoting your book today: elladcurry@edc-creations.com



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Every Author Needs a Website–A Control Center
MySpace is a good social network for promoting your books. It is not like having your own control center, a virtual office if you will, authors need websites. If you want to appear industry savvy and to be taken seriously in your efforts, you need a place to represent you and your books in style! EDC Creations will start offering free consulations on this subject.


In order to help new authors represent themselves in the best light, EDC Creations will now offer starter websites for $399.00, complete with the bells and whistles. Contact Ella today to start your new year off right! We will only create 5 sites per month. If you would like a new website before the new year arrives, email Ella today.


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The Black Authors Network Talk Show is looking for authors and poets to read Christmas, Kwanzaa and holiday material on the radio show. If you would like to write a short story or poem to be read on air, please email Ella Curry, the producer at: elladcurry@edc-creations.com.  Each night in December 2008, we will host a speaker reading their work live! This is a community celebration, you are all welcome to create something special and give it as a gift to the world. We would also like to host children reading their poems too!


Black Authors Network Talk Show
www.blogtalkradio.com/Black-Author-Network
Meet us at:  8pm-10pm EST  Mon., Wed., and Friday nights
Authors dial-in number:  (646) 200-0402


Chat live with the guests in our chat room during the show
www.blogtalkradio.com/Black-Author-Network



Warmest regards,


Ella Curry, President/CEO EDC Creations
Black Author Network Radio-Founder
Sankofa Literary Society-Founder
A Good Book-Marketing Director
Xpress Yourself Publishing-Publicist
WoMEN-NPower (DC Chapter) Member
EDC Creations is on  The Black Men in America blog!

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Monica Carter Tagore: ‘Hope’ Press Release

Knowledge Wealth Series
P. O. Box 52482, Shreveport, LA 71135; (318) 364-8413

Contact: A. Tagore
(318) 364-8413
a@knowledgewealthseries.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘Hope’, ‘change’ have impact beyond presidential stump speeches
Author gives strategies for Americans to deal with their own personal woes

SHREVEPORT, LA – “Hope” and “change” dominate the campaign trail these days, as candidates debate whether the words are about substance or just show, but these are actually two important words that are essential for this country’s growth as well as the growth of individuals and families, said author Monica Carter Tagore.

 “‘Hope’ and ‘change’ may be bandied about quite a bit thanks to this campaign season, but these words are actually key to any progress we are to make – whether on a national or global level, or on an individual level,” said Tagore, newspaper columnist and author of Zoom Power: Your Key to Hitting Your Personal, Business and Financial Targets. “And right now, a lot of people desperately need hope, if their lives are to see any real change.”
 Tagore points to a worsening of family finances, rising foreclosure rate and a high divorce rate as social elements that can be affected to some degree by hope. “If more people had hope, we’d not be in the state we are.”

Many people give up on their circumstances because they see no possibility they can become better. Hope, though, Tagore said, inspires people to find ways to change their own circumstances, rather than wait for others to do it.

“Many of these people suffer more than necessary because they truly do not have any hope that things will get better. But when we can help them see the possibilities of change, then we can inspire them to make strides to create those changes. Those strides can include seeking better jobs, completing their education, launching businesses – anything to change the status quo.”

  Presidential candidate Barack Obama has given new prominence to the words “hope” and “change,” and has inspired millions of people across the country to participate in the political process, some for the first time. “Obama has touched on something that is essential to the progress of the human condition, and that is ‘hope.'”

 Many skeptics discount the importance of hope, or decry its efficacy beyond a first blush of optimism, but Tagore said those who discount hope miss the point. “Hope isn’t about an unreasoned, naïve guess that things could somehow be different,” she said. “Instead, hope is about seeing the possibility of an opportunity – and then moving to take the opportunity.”

 It is the taking of the opportunity that creates the change, Tagore said. “Hope is our first glimpse that things can be different. Change is the manifestation of our belief. What happens between hope and change is our action, and that is essential.”

 Tagore helps people turn hopes into goals and goals into plans, in her book, Zoom Power: Your Key to Hitting Your Personal, Business and Financial Targets. She said it’s not that most people do not want a better life; it’s that they do not know how to create that better life.

 Hope is the number one ingredient to success – no matter how large or small the task. It also is the start of changing the lives of millions of Americans. “From first helping people to see hope in their situations, we can then help people educate themselves about the means they can take to make the changes they dream of making.”
 
 Tagore gives five ways individuals can take hope beyond rhetoric to make it a part of real change in their lives:

1. Examine the benefit of making the change you now see possible.
2.  Seek information to help you move toward realizing the hope-inspired goal.
3. Seek allies who can help you accomplish your goal.
4. Work on your own deficiencies – things you see as weaknesses — that stand between you and your goal.
5. Put into place a plan to use the information, allies and resources to create the change you seek.

To interview Monica Carter Tagore, call (318) 364-8413 or e-mail a@knowledgewealthseries.com.

For more information on her work or her book, visit www.knowledgewealthseries.com.

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From Dusk to Dawn by Niambi Brown Davis

 

From Dusk to Dawn
by Niambi Brown Davis (Author)

Listen to her interview on BAN Radio

Listen to the Black Authors Network Interview 

By the time she was 22, Ayo Montgomery had been an expatriate, a wife, a mother and a widow. Twenty years later, she’s finally at a place of peace in her life. Her son is away at school in Florida. Her soap and body products business is flourishing. She doesn’t know what she’s missing until Bilal Abdul Salaam walks into her life.

Bilal has been looking for a woman to love, cherish, have children and grow old with. On the hottest day of the year, he finds her, and she’s everything he didn’t expect. He’s Muslim and she most definitely is not.

Ayo is 42 and has already raised a son. He’s 32 and ready to start a family of his own. But both are overwhelmed by a smoldering attraction that refuses to acknowledge their differences. As they work their way through the obstacles of family and friends, they discover their love is strong enough, passionate enough and deep enough to make every sacrifice worth-while.

 


REVIEWS 
“Cultures clash and sparks fly in this sizzling debut romance from Niambi Brown Davis. Don’t miss it!”
Deirdre Savoy, National Best-Selling Romance and Romantic Suspense Author

 BOOK DETAILS 

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Parker Publishing LLC (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600430368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600430367

Please visit the authors website for the full details of this fantastic book
http://niambibrowndavis.com/books.htm