Local Author Releases LOST Lessons 2

Dr. Randy Johnson and David Rutledge released their latest book this week titled "LOST Lessons 2," a unique look at the TV show LOST by 27 high school students from Oakland Christian School. The students' assignment was to review each episode and create a devotional that would apply to real life.  Read more … [Read more...]

Rochester Library to Offer Downloads to Kindles

On April 20th Amazon announced a new alliance with Overdrive which will make Kindle compatible e-books available later this year.  The Rochester Hills Public Library has been offering free downloadable e-books for several years and is looking forward to this new alliance.  Last year over 16,000 e-books were borrowed through the library. The usage was slightly over 9,000 the previous year so it is obvious that there is growing interest in e-books.  Librarians noticed a dramatic increase in … [Read more...]

Writers Welcome To Join

Please join us this Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Borders Bookstore in the Cafe to discuss the business of writing. We meet the third Tuesday of every month (mark your calendars). Free and open to new and published writers. This month we will discuss professional development for the writer: Writer Groups, Workshops, Conferences, etc. Please bring information for any of professional development you are aware of to share with the group. You may also email the … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift-giving Guide for the Writer, New or Published, on Your Holiday Gift List 2010

Holiday Gift-giving Guide for the Writer, new or published, on your Holiday Gift List 2010 Book Suggestions: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg Page by Page by Heather Sellers Chapter by Chapter by Heather Sellers What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter Breathing In, Breathing Out by Ralph Fletcher The Art and Craft of Storytelling by Nancy Lamb Bird by Bird by Anne … [Read more...]

The TexTBook, I See Great People! With Video

As seen in Real Detroit Weekly Magazine on November 10, 2010. "Terrance Burney sees in people what they often have a difficult time seeing in themselves: greatness. And, with much success, he is using a somewhat unconventional — yet popular — medium by which to convey the sentiment. The 28-year-old Lake Orion motivator uses the text-messaging component of his Blackberry mobile phone to thrice weekly send inspirational and motivational missives to everyone on his contacts list. The messages … [Read more...]

Can I Be Published?

From Dan Miller: Don't write because you want to make money - write because you have a message you can't keep inside. If other people like what you have to say, your sales will grow, and publishers will come knocking on your door. Famous self-published books: 48 Days to the Work You Love - Dan Miller Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey A Time to Kill - John Grisham What Color is Your Parachute - Richard Bolles Life's Little Instruction Book - H. Jackson Brown The Christmas Box - Richard … [Read more...]

Should I write my book?

As a publisher we hear this questionoften here at Rochester Media. Our answer is usually, "If this is something you are passionate about then you should certainly try." There are staggering statistics that would discourage anyone from even attempting to write a book. There are those same statistics that would discourage someone from starting a business, from running a marathon, or from finishing their education. If we were to listen to statistics in order to make our choices in life, we will not … [Read more...]