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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mary Greenwood, Award-Winning Author of How to Interview Like a Pro , will be signing books at the 2012 Georgia Literary Festival on November 9, 2012

The 2012 Georgia Literary Festival will be held November 9-10 at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center on the state’s beautiful southeastern coast. There will be a full day of free author programs at the beachfront Convention Center Saturday with additional special events Friday and Saturday at the nearby Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The festival is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book with funding from the Georgia Humanities Council and local sponsors.
On Saturday November 10, 2012, Mary Greenwood, author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards, How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards and How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition, winner of nine book awards will be signing her books at the Marketplace at the Jekyl Island Convention Center.
The 14th annual festival, which celebrates writers and writing in a different part of the state each year, will be hosted by the College of Coastal Georgia, The Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jekyll Island Authority. Representatives of area organizations including the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center have planned the event.
The exciting lineup of more than 30 authors includes Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey, environmentalist and author Janisse Ray, popular author Mary Kay Andrews, bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry, nationally renown chefs Nathalie Dupree, Hugh Acheson and Damon Lee Fowler.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Who are the Winners of the Summer Book Awards

Who are the Winners of the Summer Book Awards?
    1. The Independent Publisher Book Association Awards (IPPY)presented their awards at a ceremony on June 4. Although there is no grand prize winner, there are twelve Outstanding Authors prizes as well as winners in each category. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (McPherson & Company) won in the Literary Fiction category and The Cult of Lego by John Baichtal and Joe Meno (No Starch Press) won in the Popular Culture/Leisure category.   
    2. The Third Annual International Book Awards (IBA) announced their winners and finalists. (How to Interview Like a Pro and How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition, both were finalists.)   
    3. The Indie Excellence Awards announced their winners in June. Wedlocked, A Novel, by Bonnie Trachtenberg (iUniverse), was the winner of the Chick-lit category, How to Negotiate Like a Pro (iUniverse) was the winner in the Self-Help category and After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop (CreateSpace) was the winner in Literary Fiction.
    4. The ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) announced their book awards at the American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibit, which was held June 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Editor’s Choice Award for fiction went to All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press) and the award for nonfiction went to Logodaedaly by Erzsebet Gilbert (Wolverine Farm Publishing). Chelsea Green Publishing was named the Independent Publisher of the Year.    
    5. The Readers Favorite Book Awards Finalists were announced on July 1 and the winners will be announced on September 1, 2012. The awards ceremony will be held in Miami during the Miami Book Festival International in November. How to Negotiate Like a Pro is a finalist in the Self-Help category.
    6.  The Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winners' gala was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The first place winner in the fiction category was The Parsifal Pursuit by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books.) The first place winner in the nonfiction category was Inner Visions, Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, by Jan Thrope (Orange Frazer Press.) Both winners won a cash award of $1500.00
    7. The New York Book Festival announced its grand prize winner, Pot Farm by Mathew Gavin Frank (University of Nebraska Press) at the Grolier Club in New York City where he received grand prize of $1500.00 
    8. The Ben Franklin Awards sponsored by the International Book Publishing Association (IBPA) announced their winners at a gala awards ceremony June 4. The award for popular fiction went to A Crooked Number, (Flat Rock Publishing) and for biography went to Damien, the Making of a Saint (Mutual Publishing.). There was no grand prize winner.                            
    9. Congratulations to all the winners.  May these awards make you famous and help you sell lots of books. Hope you had a great summer.
Mary Greenwood, Author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Negotiate Like a Pro, winner of 9 book awards. Visit Marygreenwood.org

Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.com

Press Release for Star Edition of How to Interview Like a Pro

Job candidates get helpful tips in new how-to book
Award-winning author Mary Greenwood announces the release of “How to Interview Like a Pro”
ORLANDO, Fla. – In the updated edition of “How to Interview Like a Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job” (published by iUniverse), one of the entries in her award-winning series of how-to books for professionals, Mary Greenwood gives readers a comprehensive collection of tips for interviewing and landing a job.

“How to Interview Like a Pro,” winner of 12 book awards, provides strategies and practical tips about how to prepare for job hunting, how to interview and how to seal the deal. Greenwood offers readers insight into how to get ready for an interview, how to answer those difficult questions, and how to negotiate salary. To help readers prepare for their interviews, she has included sample answers to interview questions, allowing applicants the opportunity to rehearse their answers.

An excerpt from “How to Interview Like a Pro”:

“You need to research the employer, the job itself, and the cutting-edge issues and concerns in this field. What did we do before the internet? Basically we had to go to the library, which often took too much time and effort for most of us. Now we just click, and the answers to our questions appear as if by magic. You know that the employer and HR staff are googling your name, so you should be googling them as well.”

Greenwood offers her book to readers at what she sees as a critical time in the history of the economy and employment. “As everyone knows, the economy is unstable and a lot of people are unemployed and looking for jobs,” she explains. “‘How to Interview Like a Pro’ is a book that will help applicants, especially new graduates or those who have not interviewed for a long time, gain the confidence to give the best interview they can.”

“How to Interview Like a Pro” has been selected for inclusion in the iUniverse Star program, which recognizes excellence in writing and commercial success.

About the Author
Mary Greenwood has worked as a human resources director, with a search firm, and as an employment and labor attorney for more than 25 years. She is also the author of “How to Negotiate Like a Pro,” winner of nine book awards, and “How to Mediate Like a Pro,” winner of 12 book awards. Greenwood lives in Florida.

Website: www.marygreenwood.org