Editor’s note for 2009

Happy new year from all of us at Scribe & Quill!

This past year was full of changes on both personal and professional levels. On a personal level, I got married in August. On a professional level, I stayed busy with a myriad of writing and editing jobs. The end of 2008, I added the title of writing coach to my resume. This coming year I plan to keep the momentum going on all fronts.

In 2009, my fourth book, Hidden Fire, is due for release by Whiskey Creek Press. I’ve also been offered the position of Director of Education for an online author school. In addition, I’ll continue to write articles, edit manuscripts and coach writers. Many fascinating opportunities are on the horizon, and I plan to stay busy. But my heart, soul and roots remain planted firmly in Scribe & Quill. They always will!

As you already know, Scribe & Quill no longer publishes monthly. Because of my work schedule and other obligations, I decided to publish the newsletter four times a year, rather than twelve. It’s possible that, in the future, the newsletter may go monthly again, but I don’t foresee it at this time. However, Scribe & Quill will continue publication through 2009 and beyond–just as it has (in some form or another) since 1997. I can’t believe we’re going into our 12th year of publication! That’s a mind-blower for sure!

As an addition to our services for the new year, my husband, who is a professional videographer and video editor, is offering his book promo video services to authors of all genres. For a limited time, Scribe & Quill readers/subscribers will receive a discounted rate. Most authors can’t afford to sink $500 or more into a single book video promo, which is why my husband decided to launch Paul’s Promos, a book video design service that offers an affordable alternative for those of us who have limited funds, but who still want and need a quality book promo. To receive a quote, e-mail Paul at paulspromos@gmail.com or visit his MySpace profile to view samples of book videos he’s already created.

Scribe & Quill’s first quarterly issue of 2009 will be linked on the home page as well as available at our Zinester page. For previous issues, visit our Archives section. Our quarterly issues for 2009 will be Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The Web site is always under revision, so be sure to clear your cache and refresh your browser each time you visit.

Please note the addresses of our TWO official sites are: http://www.scribequill.net and http://www.scribequill.org The .com site is no longer associated with the original Scribe & Quill. It was yanked out from beneath us and now some person or company I don’t even know owns the domain. So if you see anything going on over at the .com site, it’s not the original Scribe & Quill and I have nothing to do with that domain.

If you’re a first-time visitor to Scribe & Quill, here are some pages you might want to visit:

To access the Media Kit: http://scribequill.net/media.html
For guidelines, visit: http://scribequill.net/guidelines.html
For advertising, visit: http://scribequill.net/advertise.html
Archived issues can be located at: http://scribequill.net/archives.html

S & Q has an opt-in subscriber list of over 6,000. I hope we will not only keep our current subscribers, but build upon that base over the coming year. As the new year dawns, I want to thank each and every one of you for your subscriber-ship and submissions.

Now I present to you the 2009 journey of Scribe & Quill. 😉

Questions? E-mail me at scribequill@gmail.com


Bev Sninchak, writing as Bev Walton-Porter
Editor/Publisher – Scribe & Quill