Saturday, August 18, 2007

Queens, New York - Self-Publishing Guru Renee Daniel Flagler set to appear at 2007 Queens Book Fair

Source: PA Public Relations Company
Aug 03, 2007

(PRLog.Org) – Queens, New York - Self-Publishing Guru Renee Daniel Flagler set to appear at 2007 Queens Book Fair. Renee Flagler is the founder of a yearly Self-Publishing Symposium which attracts Self-Published from around the country. In addittion, Renee Flagler recently has established the 'Divas of Literature Tour".

The 2007 Queens Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Harvest Room located at 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica, New York. The Queens Book Fair Committee has recently launched the Queens Book Fair web site at to facilitate author registration and consumer information request for the 2007 Queens Book Fair.

About Renee Daniel Flagler:

Renee Daniel Flagler is a writer who has served in marketing, promotions and events for over ten years. Professionally, her writing has been featured in business and consumer newsletters, magazines, ads, brochures, websites and sales & media kits nationwide.

Flagler has always treasured the art of writing since she was a young girl and expressed her delight in the form of short stories, poetry, lyrics and screen plays. Her first published work was a poem featured in her high school year book.

In 2004 she took her love of creative writing seriously and self-published her first novel, Mountain High, Valley Low, under her company, Aspicomm Media. The book has been featured in Ebony Magazine, The New York Amsterdam News and the Columbus Post, to name a few.

Under the divisions of Aspicomm Media, Flagler has been able to marry the things she enjoys the most, marketing, events and writing, into one fulfilling personal career. She continues to consult clients with innovative marketing support, produce and coordinate captivating events and plans to publish several more titles of her own as well as the works of other aspiring authors.

In addition to being President and CEO of Aspicomm Media, Flagler is currently pursuing the launch of Futures by Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring at risk teenage girls by helping them build confidence and realize their potential in an effort to orchestrate the promise of brighter futures.

Flagler is a graduate of New School University with a Masters in Media Arts as well as a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association, National Association of Female Executives and Publishers Marketing Association. Currently, she resides in Long Island, NY with her husband and children.

For more information and author registration for the 2007 Queens Book Fair log on to You may also contact the Queens Book Fair Committee by emailing or calling 718.591.4525.

National Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach Georgia Woodbine selected to keynote 2007 Queens Book Fair

(PRLog.Org) – New York, New York - National Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach Georgia Woodbine selected to keynote 2007 Queens Book Fair. The 2007 Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Harvest Room located at 90- 40 160th Street, Jamaica, New York.

The Queens Book Fair will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.

Georgia Woodbine is Author of National Best Selling Book How to Make Big Buck$ Without Selling Your Soul! National Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach Georgia Woodbine will be sharing the secrets of How to Grab Your Destiny.

Topics Include:

- How to Manifest Your Destiny

- The Art of Setting Goals

- How to Find Your Calling

- How to Identify Your Career Path

- How to Effectively Market Yourself

About Georgia Woodbine: Dale Carnegie once said, “The person who has technical knowledge plus the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people—that person is headed for higher earning power.” Who would have thought that working in the fast-paced entertainment industry would lead to personal transformation and purpose to encourage, motivate, and empower others to implement their knowledge to live their dreams.

Sparking an inspirational phenomenon wherever she goes, national bestselling author/motivational speaker, and marketing expert - Georgia Woodbine shares her experiences, secrets to success and strategies from the entertainment industry that transitioned into her successful publishing company Spiritual Focus Publishing.

Ms. Woodbine is author of National Best Selling book “ How To Make Big Bucks Without Selling Your Soul”, and has produced audio CD’s “Make it Happen” and ““Grab Your Destiny” as well as other motivational products that empower many in communities near and far.

Ms. Woodbine is one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the areas of personal, spiritual and business development. Ms. Woodbine has appeared on 98.7 Kiss FM Wake Up Club, Conversations With Mayor Ernest D. Davis, of Mt. Vernon, New York, , Air America Radio, 93.5FM, 90.3FM - other credits include, Mt. Vernon Inquirer, Star Ledger Newspaper, Hempstead Times, Black Star News, Roll Out Magazine Moving Forward Magazine, and many others. She has also been listed as one of the top ten books in 2006 by the #1 book club in the country.

Ms. Woodbine has appeared as a guest speaker at Georgian Court University , Stony Brook University, Rutgers University, Howard University, Megar Evers College, Black Expo New York, as well as a long list of other churches and network organizations, just to name a few. She has also seved as fellow panelist with other well renowned speakers such as: Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Dr. Farrah Gray and Terrie Williams.

Her credentials include 15 years of entrepreneurial business success as well as an extensive marketing background. She worked in the entertainment industry with over ten years of experience working for a variety of companies such as; Def Jam, PolyGram, WNYU Radio, WQHT-Hot 97, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Apollo Theatre, where she honed her management, promotions, and marketing skills.

She has an amazing desire to be a servant for our Heavenly Father and touch the lives of millions through empowerment and inspiration. She wants to live by example and show others how to discover their inner strengths, tap into their spiritual power, and embrace their destiny.

The Queens Book Fair is pleased to announce our 2007 Keynote Speaker. For more information on the 2007 Queens Book Fair or Author registration details log on to

To book National Best Selling Author Georgia Woodbine as a speaker contact Phil Andrews, PA Public Relations Company at 718.380.2062 or email or to purchase Georgia Woodbine's National Best Selling Book How to Make Big Buck$ Without Selling Your Soul! Log on to or Pre-Order Georgia Woodbine’s Grab Your Destiny CD log on to the above link.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Queens Book Fair deadine for Author Sign-up 2007 Queens Book Fair

Queens, New York - Queens Book Fair deadine for Author Sign-up 2007 Queens Book Fair. Due to increasing demand the 2007 Queens Book Fair Committee is extending Author registration for the upcoming book fair August 10, 2007. The 2006 Queens Book Fair is anticipated to attract hundreds of people to NYC, and Piper and Rogers were counting on the event to introduce some writers to a bigger audience than they've ever enjoyed. The 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Market Harvest Room located at 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Visit for complete registration details.
"It was packed in 2005, and 2006 was well attended " Rogers said. "And I was shocked. It was rainy and we didn't think people would show up. But they still came out."

To some degree, the women are all about taking chances. They started their book business almost by accident a decade ago, while selling gift baskets and floral arrangements at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Flea Market in Jamaica.

They began bringing used books from their own collections to sell at the market, selling out each week. A frequent customer soon asked if the pair could get their hands on books by other African-American authors.

"She asked how soon we could get them, and I said we'd have them for her the next Saturday," Rogers said. "And I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to get these, but I'm going to find out.'"

Rogers, 44, not only supplied the requested books, but soon found herself fielding requests for work by other black writers. Within weeks, she and Piper were visiting distributor warehouses that stacked dozens of titles from tiny imprints around the country.

By 2001, the women sensed a revolution stirring in the African-American literary community. Sister Souljah's 1999 cautionary coming-of age novel "The Coldest Winter Ever" had reinvigorated an urban-literature market that had hibernated for decades, provoking a new generation of black writers to eschew the mythic glamour of drugs and violence.

Other genres took shape around the same time, including revenge melodramas, romance thrillers and inspirational memoirs about overcoming abuse, addiction and lives of crime.

"It's a whole industry booming within an industry," said Angela Wallace, whose self-published novel, "Secret Dramas," earned acclaim for its unique hybrid of soap opera and mob intrigue. "[Writers] are implementing their own imprints. As a result of that, they're bringing other black authors in under their umbrella. I think mainstream publishing is noticing that."

Amid this resurgence, Piper and Rogers established their own tiny umbrella on the Internet in 2002. C&B Books Distribution eventually opened a kiosk at Jamaica Market in October and introduced its newest location in a compact corner store in Flushing in January.

The partners built their stock through consignment deals with self-published authors, advising writers through labor-intensive processes such as mission statements, cover design, press releases and book signings.

While she tirelessly provides encouragement and advice, Piper, 53, insists that no book will sell without its author's own follow-through.

"They have to be willing to get out," she said. "They can't just drop their book at the store and expect the stores to sell their book. We have our own business to run."

But the women treat the Queens Book Fair like a community service as much as they do a business endeavor.

The event, which offered seminars and workshops for published and unpublished writers alike, kicked off with a networking breakfast to help forge partnerships in New York's independent literary scene. Readers had the chance to meet and solicit advice from their favorite authors, as well.

"Harlem and Brooklyn, they already have their recognition - even the Bronx," Piper said. "Queens was very low-key, and it's just starting to blossom.

" The fair was very nice! I met some wonderful authors and walked away with a bag full of info on good books! They even had free food! As soon as I heard the announcer say free and food...LOL

Testimonial Queens Book Fair 2005

It was a rainy day outside but anytime you have a room full of books there is nothing but sunshine. My wrap got wet but it was worth it. :- ) Congrats ladies!!

Wanda D. Hudson Coming Soon - Wait For Love: A Black Girl's Story It's a Woman's World -

The word is out. A listener spotted Guilty Pleasures at the Queens Book Fair. She enjoyed the interview and purchased two copies of my novel. Thanks again for providing yet another platform for striving authors. ~Sonya Harris - Guilty Pleasures Books never go out of style!

Very nice artical written up on you in Newsday. Thank you for throwing such a wonderful event and also for you commitment to the self-published authors. Nathaniel Portis Things In Between

Congratulations Carol & Brenda on your vision to host the Queens Book Fair and for being dedicated to assisting black authors, readers and lovers of the written word. When I say, "It is a blessing to have people like you in the literary community," I mean it from the center of my soul! I can't wait to come next year! Yasmin Shiraz

Self-published authors from around the country are anticipated to participate in the upcoming Queens Book Fair 2007.

Authors are encouraged to register early.

Last year the Queens Book Fair was filled to capacity and we anticipate another great year for the Queens Book Fair.

Log on to today and contact us to get more information regarding the 2007 Queens Book Fair.