Monday, April 18, 2011

APRIL!

It's National Poetry Month, and a very busy month for me. Mississippi Music Educators held the State Conference on March 30- April 2 in Jackson. I had workshops there and a student who performed in the Miss. Elementary State Choir concert, my 3rd surgery for a Lentigo Maligna on my face (finally got it all this time), my grandson's birthday is coming up, Easter is this weekend and the Mississippi Poetry Society is holding the Spring Festival in Ocean Springs April 30-May 1. Whoa! I spread myself thin and hope to get everything done! Meantime, check out my other blog post It's National Poetry Month to read and add favorite poems/quotes. Also, there are links for sharing poetry with children!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ebooks and Self-Publishing

Ebooks and Self-Publishing



Some of us are being carried kicking and screaming into the e-revolution. I wrote this tongue-in-cheek poem, Empty Margins Rekindled, when the Kindle appeared on the market.

I think, or at least I hope, that there will always be print books. But in this world you either go with the flow or get stuck in the mud. Technology is constantly changing and improving and so must we as writers. I have yet to take the plunge to self-publish (other than the few poems I have on my blogs). Popularity of e-technology and economics play major roles in Why are more and more authors self-publishing e-books instead of using traditional publishers and instead of self-publishing in print?

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Wynne Huddleston is a poet, musician and teacher. Her first book of poetry, From the Depths of Red Bluff, ISBN: 978-0-9840483-2-8, published by the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc., is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ms. Huddleston is the Mississippi Poetry Society 2014 Poet of the Year. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Camroc Press Review, Stymie Magazine, Danse Macabre, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. Her poem, Same Stars, Different Houses received a Pushcart Nomination from Deep South Magazine. Awards include the 2013 MPS Award, and Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010 for Environmental Poetry. Ms. Huddleston was born in Lone Star, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi most of her life. She has been an elementary music teacher for 25 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984048324/