"Read My Lips" is the new initiative began in November 2006 to encourage reading and writing among those both young and old. We want to help feed a passion for the written and spoken word to help individuals continue to mold the future. Want to know how you can be featured? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601.896.5616.
- "Guests of Conversations LIVE! Radio Part 1" Word Search
- "Guests of Conversations LIVE! Radio Part 2" Word Search
- "Guests of Conversations LIVE! Radio, Part 4" Word Search
- "Authors You Should Know, Part 2" Word Search
- "Authors We Love, Part 1" Word Search
- "Supporters Tweet For Literacy" Word Search
- "Supporters Tweet For Literacy---2" Word Search
- "Ballin' With Books" Word Search
- CelebRealAcy Word Search
- "Authors Who Have The Write Stuff" Word Search
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
In an effort to encourage reading of the G-Unit Books (a division of Pocket Books), Conversations Book Club and the Reading My Lips Literacy Project have teamed up with the management of the Waldenbooks in Jackson, MS to offer this special offer: For every G-Unit book sold through the store, the buyer will also get a signed 8 1/2" x 11" print of 50 Cent FREE!
Presently the store is offering a "Buy 2 Get One Free" promotion, which means you can get 3 titles and 3 prints. Choose from co-authors Nikki Turner, K-Elliott, Relentless Aaron, Mark Anthony, Kwan and Noire.
You have to hurry, because this promotion will end on November 1, 2007. To find out more about the partnership, contact either Lisa or Pam at Waldenbooks Metrocenter at 601.969.6949.
AND VISIT www.thebestbookclub.info to see when these G-Unit authors will be visiting Mississippi.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The books are on the shelves, the promotion has been done and the time is almost upon us.... Author Craig Alexander will visit Waldenbooks Metrocenter for the first time this weekend---and you are invited to be a part of this milestone with him!
On Friday, September 21, 2007 Alexander will join Conversations Book Club at the store for a book discussion at 6p.m. He will then return on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 1p.m. for his first official booksigning at the store.
His book, THE NINEVEH PROJECT, has met with acclaim from readers and critics alike. It was chosen as the "Book of the Month" by "Teen Conversations" Book Club for the month of September as well as the "Book of the Month" by "Inspirational Conversations" Book Club for the month of December 2007.
For more information on Craig Alexander and his book, visit www.craigalexanderonline.com.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
What had started off as one of Conversations Book Club's most ambitious weekends has ended with a resounding MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Hosting Bestselling authors Shelia E. Lipsey and Daphine Glenn Robinson has been one of the most rewarding events that we have had this month, second only to the launch of our "Conversations LIVE!" internet radio program. They have enjoyed full days of activities, each one more satisfying than the last.
If you are keeping tabs, they are our 18th and 19th authors to host this year. Now, let's recap the weekend:
It all began with "Subway Conversations" Book Club on Thursday, September 13, 2007 when we met with author Shelia E. Lipsey to discuss her book INTO EACH LIFE.
On Friday, September 14, 2007 both Lipsey and Daphine Glenn Robinson took to the road, meeting fans and interested ones at the offices of The Jackson Advocate, Subway Restaurant in Pearl, the Cookie Net in Jackson, Waldenbooks Metrocenter and Belhaven College.
On Saturday, September 15, 2007 we enjoyed "Breakfastwithbooks" at McDonalds inside of the Walmart in Pearl/Brandon then headed to meet Dr. Charlie Gaulden and the residents of the Shady Creek Trailer Park. From there we headed to the PEG Network (Channel 18) to do two interviews thanks to Ken Stiggers, then to Waldenbooks Metrocenter for another booksigning before heading to Richard Wright Library for yet another meet and greet. Afer getting a quick break, we headed back to Subway for "Spoken Word Saturdays" and were greeted with more love and affection from all in attendance! Whether it was singing, dancing, poetry or the reading from the authors, we all left with something that had a smile on our faces.
We put Ms. Robinson on a plane early Sunday morning--- but not without a great surprise: Thanks to the support of our partner Waldenbooks Metrocenter, author Daphine Glenn Robinson's book BROTHERLY LOVE AND BETRAYAL will be on the shelves of the store before the end of the month.
This will make the store the ONLY PLACE IN MISSISSIPPI where her book can be purchased. This is good news, since her book has been chosen as the "Book of the Month" for the Inspirational Conversations Book Club that meets at Subway every 3rd Sunday.
As for Ms. Lipsey, her book SIN-SATIABLE has been chosen as our next book in the "Subway Conversations" Book club---and we will be ending the weekend on Sunday, September 16, 2007 with the Inspirational Book Club discussing her book INTO EACH LIFE.
Again, thank you to all of the special men and women who made this weekend resounding success. None of what we have accomplished would be possible without your love and support. Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your world.
Click here to listen to the full discussion with Bestselling author Andrew Neiderman, author of Devil's Advocate, the UNHOLY BIRTH and the ghostwriter for V. C. Andrews.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The fourth season of C. A. Webb's weekly arts and entertainment talk show debuts Friday, September 14, 2007 with a new name, a new format---and a new approach to reaching its audience.
What was "Conversations with C. A. Webb" since 2003 is now "Conversations LIVE", a weekly one-hour internet radio program geared towards spreading the good news about reading with the world's bestselling authors. Webb is still the host of the weekly program, however, he explains the new format and show this way:
"I wanted to reach a totally different market this season. With an internet-based show, I can reach millions each week. No longer will I be constrained by a studio's guidelines and regulations. From now on I am calling all the shots...and it feels good."
"Conversations LIVE" is taped live at Waldenbooks Metrocenter in Jackson, MS with Webb moderating the first half of the discussion with the guest and then during the last portion of the program the group attending the taping can ask their own questions. Webb is the Executive Producer of the program, and the new Asst. Producer and Engineer is Eddie Bennett of Causin' Drama Entertainment of Jackson, MS.
Underwriter spots for each weekly show are reasonably priced. One mention (which includes the advertiser's name, business, contact information and slogan or message) is only $20 per show. Two mentions each show are only $35, and 4 mentions during the hour show are only $50.00. Individuals who advertise four times during four consecutive weeks on the program can do so for only $100.00! This gives you 16 mentions during the four weeks.
The first show which debuts Friday, September 14, 2007 is with Bestselling author Andrew Neiderman, author of the book THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE and the new thriller UNHOLY BIRTH. Neiderman is also the ghostwriter behind the V. C. Andrews franchise. (Underwriters for this program include authors Doug Dixon email@example.com , Daphine Glenn Robinson www.daphinerobinson.com, Stefanie Worth www.stefanieworth.com, C-Murder www.deatharoundthecorner.com, John Saul www.johnsaul.com and Craig Alexander www.craigalexanderonline.com.)
Online members of the Conversations Yahoo group will be able to download each show each week from there. Each episode will also be available on cd for only $5.00 and includes liner notes about the guest, who advertised during the program and contact information. To join the online book club click here.
For more information you can click here,contact Robin Gardner @ 601.664.8805 or Cyrus A. Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Mississippi has been the home of unique talent for many years, and authors like Darden North are proof that this will not be changing any time soon. He has penned two novels, HOUSE CALL and POINTS OF ORIGIN---each having been met with critical acclaim.
He met with the "Wednesday Conversations" Book Club in South Jackson in mid-August 2007, and allowed the book club to host a booksigning for him at Waldenbooks Metrocenter in Jackson later in the month.
Conversations Book Club is pleased to call author Darden North not only an ally in its campaign to promote reading in the state---he is also a friend.
For more information about North, click here. To read what North has said about Conversations Book Club, click here.