URBAN BOOKS AUTHORS & WRITERS OF AMERICA

"Dedicated to promoting literacy and the advancement of writers and authors from under-represented groups"

Here's a list of all of UBAWA's services. If you don't see the service you're looking for, email ubawa2011@gmail.com and we will point you in the right direction to get you the assistance you need!

Coaching & Consultation

Our coaching sessions are second to none. We meet you where your questions begin and offer coaching on a variety of issues that we know are common problems met by the would-be bestselling author.  Our coach sessions are designed to guide the author from the first step of writing their book to the very last of making it a bestseller. Because we understand how important the success of your book(s) mean to you, we have established a way for our clients to have access to fast and convenient coaching available through our Coach Me Chat Module.

Coach Sessions are offered Monday – Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. To request a timeslot for a coach session, just email theofficialauthorscorner@gmail.com .

FREE for Premium Account Members ONLY!! Please email ubawa2011@gmail.com for instructions on setting up a premium account.

FREE Press Releases

(COMING SOON!)

Book Reviews (FREE)

Our book review process has changed. In order for us to review your book, you will need to send us a full length copy of your book. You can either email it to us or send us a print copy. To receive a free book review, please email ubawa2011@gmail.com with the subject heading: FREE BOOK REVIEW for more info.

FREE for Premium Account Members ONLY!! Please email ubawa2011@gmail.com for instructions on setting up a premium account. 

Directory Feature

If you are an author, writer, editor, publisher,

If you are an author, writer, editor, publisher, publicist, manager, or owner of a book club or bookstore, you can submit your information to UBAWA's directory. To add yourself to the directory, please take a few minutes to fill out the UBAWA DIRECTORY FORM.

FREE for Premium Account Members ONLY!! Please email ubawa2011@gmail.com for instructions on setting up a premium account.

Critiques

To have your work critiqued by UBAWA, please submit an excerpt to theofficialauthorscorner@gmail.com with the subject heading: CRITIQUE

Book Covers

(COMING SOON!)

Book Trailers

How would it be if you had the chance to create your own book trailer or book commerical? Check out the following links to websites where the power to create rests all within your hands! And...it's FREE!!

One True Media

Windows Live Movie Maker

Animoto

Digital Films

Masher

Jay Cut

Slideroll

Smilebox

Toufee

Pub Finder

(COMING SOON!)

Rate My Publisher

Authors now have the ability to rate their publishers!! Rate yours by CLICKING HERE.

Bookstore Placement (FREE)

 UBAWA Local Bookstore

 

The UBAWA Local Bookstore is situated in the bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia with a grand opening day set for June-July 2011.

The goal of UBAWA is to encourage readership amongst people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds through the promotion of a diverse array of authors who represent all genres in the literary community. While our specialty is urban literature, we proudly accept ALL genres. To have your title sold in our bookstore, please take a few minutes to read our acceptance criteria.

 

UBAWA LOCAL BOOKSTORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

 

1.     ISBN – ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number that serves two purposes:

(a)  It helps us track sales and inventory

(b)  It allows you (the author) the ability to have your book(s) sold in our bookstore.

If you still need an ISBN, you can purchase one by visiting www.ISBN.org

2.     BAR CODE – To sell your book(s) in UBAWA’s Bookstore, you will need a bar code. Your bar code can be furnished through Bookland EAN Bar Code if you do not have one already.

3.     2-3 Paragraph Essay of why you think your book should be placed on our shelves. Please address the following in your essay:

a.     What makes your book unique and stand out?

b.     Your suggested retail price for your book

c.      Recent reviews/articles on your book

d.     How does your book meet the competition of other books in your genre?

4.     Bowker Books in Print – Have you submitted your book to Bowker? If not, Do it now by visiting http://www.bowker.com/.

 

If you have read and understand all of the above criteria, you can proceed to the Bookstore Placement Application by clicking HERE.

 

If you have read the above but still have further questions, please email ubawa2011@gmail.com  BEFORE filling out the bookstore placement application and your concerns will be addressed accordingly.

 

FREE for Premium Account Members ONLY!! Please email ubawa2011@gmail.com for instructions on setting up a premium account.

 

Event Calendar Feature

If you have an event that you would like UBAWA and its followers to know about, email ubawa2011@gmail.com to have it featured in our Event Calendar. This feature is great for book signings, book fairs, book tours, conferences, workshops, and more!

FREE for Premium Account Members ONLY!! Please email ubawa2011@gmail.com for instructions on setting up a premium account.

 

News & Blogs

Hey UBAWA members! How's the writing going? Now UBAWA members can share in the fun and post their own blog topics to the Authors Blog and UBAWA News! Upload your pictures, videos, and links to the blog and share the buzz on your latest books, ventures, and upcoming signings! If you're a writer or a blogger, this is the perfect opportunity for you! To get started, just click on Post New Entry.

For Premium Account Members ONLY!! Please email ubawa2011@gmail.com for instructions on setting up a premium account.

 

Author Share

Author Share is the spot where authors can share information on their books, discuss blog topics, post ADs and promote their books and ventures. Share your stuff today! big grin

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