My friend's neighbour works from home as a communications consultant cum media planner, so this morning she came over for breakfast armed with a laptop. We sat facing each other across the dining-room table (while my friend prepared a feast of apricot/papaya smoothies, fried eggs, sausages and salad) and after cleaning our plates, worked like little demons. I managed to finish developing all copy for the newsletter, and am implementing changes from copy editor and client.
I also did a synopis for a possible supplement with a national publication and sent it to the commissioning person. The three of us brainstormed story ideas, and the women also shared contact detail of some of the sources that could participate with the stories. Interesting the contacts one can find in friends' addresss books! I also want to offer many thanks Tamara for the recommendation to the pub. Much appreciated.
I also posted a copy of a free ebook from Soul City one the OneLove web site. Called Soul Sex, the 44-page booklet covers the following topics:
• What makes great relationships last?
• Getting to know your own body
• Understanding the joy of making love
• Love-making at different stages of adult life
• Sex and healthy living
• The “How’s your sex life?” quiz
• Useful support contacts
The book carries an age restriction of 16, and parental guidance for teenagers is recommended. I especially liked the chapter on "love-making at different stages of your life."
The chapter looks at teen sex, sex in your twenties, sex when you're pregnant, sex after childbirth, sexx in your forties etc. You can download the book for your own use, and to make it available to your readers on your own site.
Publisher seeks novel submissions
Meanwhile, one of the emails I got this morning was an announcement that Imisebe Publishers is looking for 5 new English novels to publish and take to the London Book Fair in April 2010.
Target group: Open
Length: Approximately 30 000 - 50 000 words
Submission date: 1 February 2010
- deal with issues relevant to South African readers,
- be original and not previously published,
- be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.