Friday, March 13, 2015

There's a Ton of Fun Coming to Our Facebook Page!

Hello faithful and much appreciated fans! We hope your week is cruising by in style, and you are wearing that amazing smile of yours.

Speaking of amazing smiles...have we ever got some fun coming to the JLB Creatives Publishing Facebook page. Here's our new line up of what's in store for our current and future FB fans starting next week:

  • Mondays: Magnificent Monday ~ a featured photo of someone (or something) smiling big. It's a great reminder to us that Monday's can be magnificent...all we have to do is smile! 
  • Tuesdays: Terrific Tuesday ~ every week on Tuesday we will be running a new giveaway. Winners will receive a digital $5 US amazon gift card. Each contest runs for a week and one winner will be selected via Rafflecopter each week.
  • Wednesdays: Bling Squirrel Wednesday ~ on Wednesdays we will be featuring a photo with our mascot, Bling Squirrel, hidden in it somewhere. There is no prize for finding Bling Squirrel, it's just a fun time-waster to help get you over the "hump" of your week. If you would like to read how Bling Squirrel became our mascot, visit our Facebook Fan Page and look for our Bling Squirrel post from March 11, 2015 (hint: you'll see a giant picture of Bling Squirrel on the post)
  • Thursdays: TBT (Throw Back Thursday) ~ features a TBT photo and brief info of a well known author from long ago
  • Fridays: FAN-tastic Friday ~ a post will be made on Fridays asking a random question. We encourage you to join in the fun by posting your answer in a comment. Obscene or slanderous posts will be deleted.
If you've not become a fan of our JLB Creatives Publishing Facebook page, consider this your formal invitation from us personally to join our other 13,000+ fans now, to enjoy all of the fun throughout the week. 

Thanks for all your shared enthusiasm and continued support. Be sure to click that "like" button on your favorite posts so more cool peeps, just like you, will have the chance to see the fun we're having on JLBCP's Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday Prompt: High in the sky

This week we have a visual prompt to tease your muse. Take a good look at this image and all the details within it for a few minutes. What are these men doing? Are they in a contest for a new car? A circus act? Maybe it's something more sinister a contest of endurance and survival. You decide what these men are up to and write your story in any genre and any word count.

Library of Congress photographs

Stop by to see what's new or to submit your manuscript! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spark Your Creativity!

Every Wednesday we offer you a special photo taken by our CEO Janet Beasley to help spark your creativity. Whether you're an author, a painter, a musician, or clay sculpture artist we think you'll find her photos very inspiring! 

Be Confident in Your Talent

To view more of Janet's photos visit Janet on Flickr

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March Submissions ~ Irish of Course! And BIG NEWS!

Welcome fans, so glad you're here. We hope your March has been going well and your little fingers have been busy typing away.

Submissions are open! In honor of the luck O' the Irish, we're opening up submissions starting today through the end of March, focusing on Irish themed novels, and novels by Irish authors. We are looking specifically for Irish based fantasy, romance, paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers. So if this describes you and you have been contemplating as to whether or not to make a submission to a publisher, we invite you to read our Submission Guidelines to see if you find us as the right fit to consider your work for publication. We invite you to visit the publishing company online at 

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BIG NEWS! Be sure and visit our Facebook page...the luck of the Irish has struck JLB Creatives Publishing! 

COMING SOON: We’ve got something new in store for our awesome FB fans ~ it’s a weekly giveaway from our JLB Creatives Publishing Facebook page. We’re calling it "TERRIFIC TUESDAY!" 

Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday you’re invited to check out our latest "TERRIFIC TUESDAY" giveaway at JLB Creatives Publishing on Facebook for entry instructions for that week. Your correct participation will automatically enter you into the weekly drawing for a chance to win a digital $5 US amazon gift card, compliments of JLB Creatives Publishing. Visit the Giveaway tab on our Facebook page to check out the first "TERRIFIC TUESDAY" giveaway coming March 17, 2015 then be sure to return and enter when the time comes because who knows, you could be our first, lucky, weekly winner! Giveaway winner selections are provided through Rafflecopter and are not affiliated with Facebook in anyway.

Monday, March 9, 2015

FAPA Spring Conference 2015 Recap!

CEO Janet Beasley, at our table with some info for aspiring authors 
Saturday morning authors and publishers gathered together at the NOVA Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Spring Conference on Social Media Branding.

JLB Creatives Publishing team members Janet Beasley, CEO and Elise VanCise, Media Director attended the conference as speakers and representing JLB Creatives Publishing company. Joined by Ken Countess of  The Countess Group.

Mr. Countess was the first to speak and gave an informative session on how important social media has become a major marketing tool for authors and other small businesses. He gave us some great information on what to do and what to say in the social media-verse.

Janet talks about JLBCP and what we do to promote our authors! 
Next up, the JLB Creatives Publishing team! CEO Janet Beasley introduced and spoke about JLB
Publishing and what we do for our authors. Did you know our publishing team has over 100 years experience in the publishing industry? You can check that fact out by visiting our website

After Janet, Elise VanCise took the stage and spoke about the differences between branding and marketing and how to create images to focus on your author brand or your author products.

After the sessions came the Social Media & Branding Panel. There were discussions on many aspects of social media and how it plays into marketing strategies, how often should you post to a media site, how important are mailing lists, hashtag etiquette and more.

Elise talking about the importance of having a social media platform
The JLB Creatives team came home armed with some great information and excited about jumping back into their social media campaigns.

Huge thanks to FAPA for allowing us to speak once again and we look forward to the next great event!

As always don't forget to drop by to see what's new on the bookshelf or submit your novel for consideration!

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