Thursday, May 1, 2014

JLB Creatives Publishing Goes Global

JLB Creatives Publishing has some big news. We have signed contracts that will take our authors’ books around the world.

We are a publishing house, now partnered with global distributors behind us, who will take JLB Creatives Publishing books into book stores both online and brick and mortar shops world wide. We are so excited to bring you this news.

For our present and future authors this means a greater audience, a greater chance for their books to be seen and loved. We now have opportunities to place books in Europe, Asia, Australia and more. We also have channels in the process who are working to help our authors' books get into those countries whose markets are difficult to break into such as China, Korea and others in the future.

What a thrill to introduce JLBCP authors’ books to readers around the world through this new venture. No, not a venture an adventure. Growth and success for JLB Creatives Publishing and our authors along the way.

Don’t worry, we are still the same friendly, open company we have always been and will be. We strive to accept and publish the best stories for our bookshelves. Our authors will continue to get the same care and communication to help them bring the best quality book we can to readers.

You will still be able to find JLBCP books on Amazon and the bookshop on our website, but, there may be a few days where a title might become unavailable or disappear from the networks they are presently listed under. This is only a temporary bump in the road as our books make the transition into this new adventure.

We’ll keep you posted as to when titles are re-released onto the new network. So get ready for some release parties and bookish fun to celebrate this voyage of books around the world as JLB Creatives Publishing brings light to the literary world. 

***Submissions are OPEN. If you have a book that you think would wow us head over to Submission Guidelines Read through and if you think your book will be a good fit fill out the submission form. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday's "Spark Your Creativity" Photo

NEW WEDNESDAY FEATURE! "Spark Your Creativity"

On Wednesdays we will be posting a photo taken by our CEO, author Janet Beasley to help inspire authors, painters, musicians, and other awesome artists. We've titled the new feature, "Spark Your Creativity." How did we come up with this? Read on...

When Janet isn't hard at work in the literary world, you'll find her and her husband kayaking the crystal clear, spring fed rivers of Florida. Janet's second passion next to writing is photographing nature as they glide through the serene settings these rivers have to offer. She and her husband also enjoy traveling the US, so you'll also be seeing some of Janet's
photos taken from hikes and journeys she and her husband have done nationwide. She has used her photos time and again for her own inspiration when it comes to many of her stories, and decided she would like to share the same inspiration with the literary and arts world.

And not to worry if you're not inspired this week, come back each Wednesday to catch a glimpse of what could "spark" your next amazing piece of work. And if you don't want to wait until next Wednesday, we'd like to invite you to visit our JLB Creatives Photo Gallery on Flickr where the photos are always free to download and use as book covers, business cards, wallpaper, etc. All we ask is that you give credit where credit is due - perhaps by something as simple as adding a credit link to the JLB Creatives/Janet Beasley Flickr site in your book or on your presentation. 

We hope you enjoy our new Wednesday feature, "Spark Your Creativity." And we want to let you know, if a photo inspires you to write a story that you would like to have considered for publication by JLB Creatives Publishing, be sure to visit our website at where you'll find our company's history, be introduced to the publishing team, discover our Submission Guidelines, and may submit your work for consideration.


This week's photo takes us to Matlacha Florida. A quaint town nestled on the inland Gulf waters. Sunsets there are always amazing. 
Janet has titled this photo, "Peace and More Peace"

Happy creating!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Special Day at One Flight Up Cafe

One Flight Up Cafe is where the JLB Creatives Publishing team works their magic, and the owners and staff at One Flight Up let us work it there in their reserved room. Service is always warm and friendly, the food is fantastic and the lattes... Well, I suggest getting down there and trying them for yourself. 

Our weekly visits to the cafe feels more like visiting friends, they are all such wonderful folk. Today, was a special day. In thanks for all they do for us JLB Creatives Publishing presented owner/operator Judy with a banner. The banner says... 

Bringing light to the literary world, one latte at a time. 
JLB Creatives Publishing 
We meet at One Flight Up, a proud supporter of the arts 

Announcing One Flight Up Cafe as our official meeting place. We are all grateful for all they do not just for us, but for other literary and arts groups. Be sure to stop by next time you're in Mt. Dora and grab a latte. 

Elise, Judy, Jean, (Dar and Connie via Skype), and Janet with the new banner.

In other news we will have a new feature coming on Wednesdays! Wednesday Inspiration, these posts will include a photo or other prompt to inspire your muse. 

If you are a library, school media specialist, author, poet, short story writer, blogger, illustrator, or photographer and would like to be featured on the JLB Creatives Blog simply send us an email at Be sure to put SUBMISSION GUIDELINES in the subject and we'll be happy to email them to you. Review the SGs. If it's your kind of thing and you fit into the guidelines, choose your favorite post style, follow the instructions, submit your work, and you're in!

JLB Creatives Publishing is still accepting manuscripts to review for possible publication as well! For submission guidelines and to submit your novel or children's book visit our website at

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JLB Creatives Editor Dar Bagby (L) and JLB Creatives CEO Janet Beasley (R)