Happy New Year!
Here’s my first annual newsletter. Click to access the PDF.
For the past year, I’ve been involved with a woman’s group in Savannah, Georgia called Lead’N’Link.This weekend was the Second Annual Lead and Link Women’s Conference hosted at at Calvary Baptist Temple. Each month we meet for about two hours. It’s a great time to learn about what other Christian women in the community are doing. The conference was a great time of hearing inspiring women speak truths from God’s Word.
I had a great time! Here’s a picture of my vendor table. I’m looking forward to working with the new authors I met this weekend! They have wonderful messages they are sharing with the world!
And my new business cards that came in on Friday . . .
Southeast Georgia Christian Writers Group meeting next Saturday. We hope to see you there!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.
Every month or so I meet with a small business mentor who helps me focus on the next steps in growing my business. During our first meeting he encouraged me to write a business plan. I started and then stopped for quite a while… I’m meeting with my mentor again this Thursday, so I decided it was time to continue working on my business plan. It’s not finished, but here’s what I’ve got so far:
Our Written Lives provides publishing services for independent authors. Working with OWL saves authors the time and money required to set up their own publishing business if they want to break into mainstream production and sales without waiting to be picked up by a large publishing company, which could take months or years. The OWL collection includes fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. Each book has an element of Christian inspiration or teachable values.
Business Activities, Services & Products
*Based on 200 pages or less, for black and white paperback books with color covers. Prices vary for full-color or hardback books. Does not include manuscript editing. Free quote and consultation with accepted manuscript submissions.
Market and Competition
OWL has two markets: independent authors and retail businesses. OWL sells services to independent authors and products for resale to businesses. Business partners include bookstores, churches, counseling centers, non-profit social and human services organizations, coffee shops, gift shops, etc.
What makes OWL unique from other publishers?
OWL of Hope Author Angel Cortello was featured on KALB TV to promote her book and Saturday’s book signing. Check out the link below:
I’m talking about my new book Plastic Reality: Processing Cosmetic Surgery – which will be coming out later this year. We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony (Rev. 11).
Rachael Hartman is a Christian author and publisher. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press creating lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, and Link247. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope bookstore & publishing services. Check out her web site at http://www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.
I’m so proud of Angelena Cortello – she did an amazing job this morning promoting her book on TV. I loved how she gave God all the glory! She came across professionally and just did an all around great job!!
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Alexandria, LA—Last year her book published, and this year she’s taking her message of hope on the road.
Earlier this year, Angel Cortello had speaking engagements in San Marcos, TX and Miami, FL. She’ll be speaking in Austin, TX in soon and in August, she heads to Providence, Rhode Island as a guest speaker at another conference.
Her book goes to places she can’t reach. One man, a prisoner in Oklahoma serving 20 years, read her book and wrote, “I’ve read it twice. The first time in 8 hours. Words can not express how much it ministered to my heart, and encouraged me to take the things in my life, and allow God to use them for His glory… Also, I have about 20 of my friends in line to read it, and God is already moving through your book.”
In her book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance, she shares her story of being lost in a world of emotional problems, addiction, prostitution and the street life. This is the true story of how she chose recovery and freedom, even in the midst of consequences such as HIV.
She is currently writing a devotional of daily prayer and inspiration for people living with chronic illness.
The book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance is available through all major bookstores. It was published by Our Written Lives of Hope, LLC in 2012.
Rachael Hartman is a Christian author and publisher. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press creating lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, and Link247. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope bookstore & publishing services. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.