Friday, February 1, 2008

Marguerite Press Author eTours is on the move

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Marguerite Press Author eTours
Marchel Alverson, author of Savor the Sweetness eTours

Savor the Sweetness by Marchel Alverson

Visit Marchel on the Web at: Marchel

There is an old adage; “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” But what happens when your closest friend becomes your greatest enemy? Celeste Gray and Terri Hunter are best friends who seemingly have everything, including a “sacred” orange grove that connects them.

Marguerite Press bringing to the forefront those issues of concern in the literary world since 1996!

Marguerite Press presents the opportunity for all authors to go on tour with "Marguerite Press Author eTours." This concept allows authors to visit different sites which provides an eTour/Virtual Book Tour.

Author Delores "Queen of Promotion" Thornton, Founder/CEO of Marguerite Press traveled to places like Atlanta, Baltimore, New York, Peoria, Cherry Hill, Hartford, San Francisco, Dublin, Ohio; Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Birmingham, Pensacola, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Wilmington, Fort Pierce, Orlando, Muncie, Richmond, IN, South Bend, Chicago, Mobile, Milwaukee, Richmond, VA, Philadelphia, Tampa, Hopkinsville, Detroit, Lansing, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Bellevue, Freeport, Bahamas; Fort Worth, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Queens, Oakland, Springfield, Durham, Columbus, St. Louis, Beaumont, and Cancun, Mexico, promoting literary works. During the tours Thornton encountered fabulous book clubs; participated in fantastic book events, and met wonderful people, some of whom ultimately became fans and friends!

Now every author can go on tour with "Marguerite Press Author eTours" which features a photo, book cover, link to author's site and 35 words of text on high profile Internet sites!!

This venture will provide mega exposure via press releases, email notices and ads in local and national media! Marguerite Press Author eTours will be thirty days per tour. Authors can use their eTour information in Press Kits and mention it in radio, television, and print interviews. For more details please send email to

The high profile sites are listed below:

eTour Stop #1:
Marguerite Press website where avid readers, writers, event planners, and literary organizations will find the Speakers Bureau, and the ever-popular, Around2It Talk Show with host, Delores "Queen of Promotion" Thornton.


eTour Stop #2:
Let's Talk Honestly, a site of African American opinion, poetry, news, and literature all hosted by George Cook host of his weekly online talk show LTH WEEKLY. Join us to check out great poetry and author interviews.

George L. Cook III author of Let's Talk Honestly Vol. 2 A book of poetry and essays on African American Issues Read ebook for free here:

Lets Talk Honestly

eTour Stop #3:
Sexy Ebony BBW African American Book Club is dedicated to reading and discussing literature by black authors. Our goal is to create a forum where readers can explore African American authors and the books they are creating for our reading pleasure. We also want to create a community of readers ready and willing to share their love for reading and just a bit of themselves with like-minded individuals.

Anyone interested in joining can visit our website.

Sexy Ebony BBW Book Club

eTour Stop #4:
SORMAG is the blog to click on to meet the hottest multi-cultural authors hitting the book shelves. We have reviews of their latest book releases and we keep you current on what’s happening in the literary world. The best part, it’s interactive. You can leave a comment for a chance to win a SORMAG goody bag. Click on our link and tell us what you think.


eTour Stop #5:
LeRue Press, LLC
is committed to helping writers publish and promote their work. Writers benefit from both Internet and traditional publishing and promotion including Marguerite Press Author eTours. With a variety of poetry, children's books like "Pick Me, Pick Me!" by Elizabeth Horton, and opportunities to write and be published in the "History of", we invite you to join LeRue Press, and find your voice and your chance to be published.

We here at LeRue Press are thrilled to be a part of eTours with Marguerite Press! And, we would like to offer the eTours authors' books for sale on our site. Our listing service is free. If the author's book sells, we handle the entire process. All they need to do is read and sign our agreement at: and forward a copy of the book.

The agreement lists the terms of sale. We only ask 9% of the sale price (less the Pay Pal fees). Our agreement clearly outlines what we expect. We hope this is a win-win for the author and for us. We hope by including the book along with the eTour, the authors will sell more books!

LeRue Press

eTour stop #6:
C&B Books caters to aspiring and self-published authors who tend to have limited capital and resources. We researched and discovered others who shared our mission. More than just promoting and supporting, C&B is a resourceful research center as well. We refer authors to our network of contacts, such as book clubs, publishers, editors, reviewers, radio stations, public access television, book fairs and expos. Our primary goal includes, organizing book signings, delivering press kits, promotional materials to bookstores, and agents.

C&B Books

eTour stop #7:
Nevaeh Publishing
Dwan Abrams is a full-time novelist/publisher/speaker. She's the author of Only True Love Waits, The Scream Within and Favor (short story appearing in The Midnight Clear: Stories of Love, Hope and Inspiration anthology). Dwan is the founder, publisher and executive director of the newly formed Nevaeh Publishing, LLC. Nevaeh Publishing is a small press independent publishing house. Nevaeh Publishing was established to assist aspiring African-American Christian/Inspirational writers with getting published. Our goal is to become the premier literary Web site for Christian readers and writers.

Nevaeh Publishing

eTour stop #8:
Book Nibbler Reader's Community

So how do you read a good book? One “nibble” at a time! Book Nibbler is a targeted reader’s community currently covering ten genres. You choose what type(s) of book you would like to read and Monday through Friday, we’ll send you a preview—no longer than five minutes out of your day—to “nibble” on. It IS that easy.

Founder/ Cassandra Vaughn

Book Nibbler

eTour stop # 9
Delores Thornton
The home of Delores "Queen of Promotion" Thornton

Delores Thornton

eTour stop # 10
Margie Gosa-Shivers, author of, "Once Is Never Enough"
If you had a whimper of a chance to win back the love of your life, would you grab it? Against all expectations, a Chicago homicide detective who's ready to move for a career with the FBI finds himself wrestling with the notion when he agrees to face danger once more to prove a suicide was really a homicide.

Margie Gosa Shivers

eTour stop # 11
At APOOO our mission is to expose readers of all ages to a good book in any genre; to support African American authors, books, literary events and bookclubs; and, to promote literacy within the African American community.


eTour stop #12
Mocha Readers

Mocha Readers

eTour stop #13
Roux in the Gumbo Blogspot

Roux in the Gumbo

Author eTours, yet another great idea from Marguerite Press! Please visit the eTour sites listed above.

October eTour author was
Kevin Wayne Johnson!

November eTour authors were:
Joan Robertson
Barbara Custer
Yvonne Bridges

December eTour authors were:
Kim Robinson
Margie Gosa Shivers
Kathy J. Marsh

January 2007 eTour author was:
Electa Rome Parks

February 2007 eTour authors:
Dwan Abrams
Cherlyn Michaels
Sammie Ward

March 2007 eTour author:
Carlene D. Heeter

April 2007 eTour author:

May 2007 eTour author:
Kathy J. Marsh

June 2007 eTour authors:
Jazz Catrell
P.R. Hawkins
Joylynn Jossel

July 2007 eTour authors:
Dr. Debbie Lassiter
Pat G'Orge-Walker

August 2007 eTour author:
Delores Thornton

September 2007 eTour authors:
E.N. Joy
Deborah Slappey Pitts
T.H. Moore

October 2007 eTour author:
Darrell King

November 2007 eTour author:
Darn Oldham

December 2007 eTour author:
LaConnie Taylor-Jones

For more details on how YOU can be on eTour please send email to Marguerite Press Author eTours since 2006!


Delores Thornton, Voted "Queen of Promotion" by C&B Books of New York
Literary Expert at
Voted "Best Online Presence - 2006" by Nubian Literary Network

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