Saturday, March 29, 2008

Flenniken Teaches Graphic Novel Class

Scripting the Graphic Novel for Writers and Artists

The graphic novel has come into its own as a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary form and the inspiration for many feature films. Whether your story is pure fantasy or gritty nonfiction, as the auteur of your graphic novel you have complete control of your personal vision. Bring your idea, life story, intriguing scenario or blank page to this class and find out how to build your graphic novel from the ground up. Explore common sense techniques that will help you develop themes, structure your story and create legendary characters. Your finished product will engage the reader and easily translate to the silver screen. If you can draw a stick figure, you're ready for this class! Instructor will e-mail students before class with a list of materials to bring.

Instructor: Shary Flenniken
Meets: Saturday, April 12, 1–5 p.m. Min. 5 Max. 15
General: $95 Hugo House Member: $85.50

Hugo House is located at 1634 Eleventh Avenue in Seattle


Call Hugo House at (206) 322-7030 with your credit card information (Visa and MasterCard only), noon to 9 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays). If you have any questions about registration, please e-mail Brian McGuigan at or check for registration forms.

Shary Flenniken is a member of Book Publishers Northwest. We welcome news from members, just e-mail your announcement to

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Follow-up to March Power E-mail Meeting

If you couldn't make the March meeting on "Powerful E-mails" or want to contact Michael Clark directly, please use the information below.

Constant Contact Northwest Resources:
Michael’s Phone: 866.373.2997
Customer Support Questions: 866.289.2101
Greater Seattle Metro Accounts Consultant: 800.239.0158 (Dann)

Email Quickstart or other Professional Services:

A communications expert with more than seven years experience in education, marketing, and graphic design, Michael has led the development of successful educational programs and presentations for dozens of programs for small organizations. He has also helped organizations develop branding strategies to enhance their public awareness, including new strategies on how to market their organization on the Internet. Michael seeks to provide small businesses and organizations with the tools and knowledge to enhance their visibility and grow their business or organization through e-mail marketing and online surveys.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

PNBA New Title Program

PNBA is now accepting entries for the Summer/Fall edition of the Northwest New Title Preview.

The Preview designed to help publishers target the distribution of free review copies of forthcoming books, ARCs, or galleys directly to bookstore buyers in the Northwest.

For $120, PNBA will add a book to the online listing of new and regional titles with jacket art, a blurb, and a linked email address of the contact person at the publishers.

Listings are sent directly to booksellers, and they e-mail you to request the books.

The deadline for materials is Friday May 2, 2008

The titles will become active on the site on May 16, 2008.
An order form is available at:

Monday, March 03, 2008

No Cooking the Books in 2008

Organizers announced today that "Cook the Books," the celebration of edible tributes to great reading, has been canceled for 2008. The organization hopes to return to frosting fine literature in 2009.

Until then, past edible creations can be seen at

More information on "Cook the Books" can be found at the new website: