Friday, March 30, 2012

Watch These Book Trailer Videos and Choose a GREAT Book This Weekend!


Legend Of The White Wolf


Lost Island Smugglers


North Woods Poachers


Captain Jack's Treasure



When The Lights Go Out


Imagination!


When The Lights Go Out -
Alternate Version


Guys...Read A Book


Barney And The Runaway


And just for fun,
Soccer Cat


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Humor Book Project


I'm looking for a publisher for my humor manuscript, The Sense of Humor. Here's a link with more info. Suggestions - leads would be appreciated.
http://thesneseofhumor.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Word-Of-Mouth Experiment

I’ve been involved in marketing for clients, through video production and TV commercials, most of my life. In recent years, there’s been a new emphasis as markets fragmented. It’s called word-of-mouth. Likely you’re very aware of its power.

So, I’d like to try an experiment. If you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, librarian, or friend of children 8 – 13, or have them in your circle of friends, and you’d like to see them reading more, I would appreciate it if you’d choose the following and plug it into your social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, your blog, newsletter or others.


If you'd also like to choose the email option, that, too, would be much appreciated.


For your Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites please post the following: (Most sites will shorten the link so it fits the message)


Check out these adventures & mysteries for readers 8 – 13 by Max Elliot Anderson http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/2012/02/update-author-max-elliot-anderson-for.html  




For your email messages:


Subject line – Adventures & mysteries for kids!


I thought you'd like to know about adventure & mystery books for kids 8 – 13 by Max Elliot Anderson. More information is available at these sites:


Author Web Site
http://www.maxbooks.9k.com/index_1.html


Author Blog
http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/


Author Book Trailer Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/Maxbooks100




Any other efforts you choose to make, in order to spread this information as far and wide as possible will be appreciated. Feel free to suggest that others do the same. I’ll watch to see what happens, and will report it in a week or so on my blog at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/

Word-Of-Mouth promotion has power!


Thank you!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

8 Great Books for Your Kids

Character, friendship, honesty, greed, danger, excitement, mystery, action, adventure...and goosebumps.

See all the videos. At the last school I visited, the students cheered after each one!
http://www.youtube.com/user/Maxbooks100

Saturday, March 10, 2012

African Wildlife Limited Edition Lithographs

By Artist Philip Lasz 1933 - 2001
It was my distinct honor to know and work with Philip Lasz for several years. Phil was a missionary in Kenya, with an immense talent for capturing African animals on canvas. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer, but his love for the animals that God created, lives on in his work.


Artist Philip Lasz

I have a limited supply of his beautiful, Limited Edition, signed and numbered prints available for $99.95 each. These large, impressive works of art are perfect for the living room, den, or office. $10.00 Shipping & Handling per shipment. Selection of four: Peace Before the Storm, Elephant Herd on the Move, His Majesty and Greater Kudu.

Peace Before the Storm 34" × 21" $99.95
 

His Majesty 34" × 21" $99.95
 

Elephant Herd on the Move 34" × 21" $99.95
 

Greater Kudu 34" × 21" $99.95
 

Note:
If you go to http://www.maxbooks.9k.com/photo3.html 
you'll see 10 additional prints: 6 babies and 4 adults. These are unlimited, unsigned and un-numbered.

Ordering information


Send check to:
The Market Place
P.O. Box 4126
Rockford, IL 61110

Credit Card

Send 2 emails to mander8813@aol.com
Email #1 The lithographs you want to order plus indicate Visa / Master Card, or other, the first 6 numbers of your card and the expiration date
Email #2 The name on the card, last 6 numbers on the card and the security code

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Naperville, Illinois School Visit

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of an author visit at Calvary Christian School in Naperville, Ilinois.


We started with an assembly of around 100 students where several of my book trailer videos were shown on two large screens while the audio was piped through their great sound system. You can watch the same videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/Maxbooks100


Later I went to three different classrooms where writing workshops were conducted. Here’s the material that I cover in the classroom.
Reading Is The Foundation To Learning
 
Mark Twain once said, "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."


It has also been said that a reluctant reader simply hasn’t found the right books yet.


I have come to realize how important reading is to the education process. It is foundational to learning, and is the key to future success in life. Yet I grew up as a reluctant reader.


Now I've joined the battle to help children develop a love for reading.


I'm available for a limited number of school visits in and around the Rockford, Illinois area, and will consider traveling to more distant locations. My program is unique and the responses have been very positive.

My presentation includes props that I use while writing. These are items that help me to visualize the scene better. I also use mood appropriate music and allow the students to stretch their imagination by listening to various pieces. Then I'll read an exciting chapter from one of my books.


For longer programs, I might read a chapter and then ask the students, "What happens next?" They will then write a few paragraphs to continue the story, as they see it. Then I'll read how the story really goes.


I like to stress the fact that each of us is unique. No one sees the world exactly the same as anyone else. Because of this there is lots of room for individual creativity. In literature, this is called voice as students have an opportunity to put down on paper the way they interpret the world around them.


Students also learn how I came to write my books, they see that these books are entertaining, fast-paced, with lots of humor and heart-pounding action. Each book is also educational, without the reader even realizing it.

Most of the books will soon be rated by AR.


If your school is interested in an author visit, please contact me at mander8813@aol.com for details.


After the workshops were finished, students came to a book table where they purchased autographed copies.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Wolf books reach great numbers in Canada

Legend of the White Wolf reached #8 on Amazon.com - Canada earlier this week, and Terror at Wolf Lake reported similar numbers.
Legend of the White Wolf

ISBN: 9781936695690


Terror at Wolf Lake
ISBN: 9781936695966


For readers 8 - 13
Also available as eBooks


Video - Legend of the White Wolf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovJdn3KI1q8&feature