News and Updates

The latest from FAPA and our members

The ABCs of Book Publishing and Marketing

The Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) and the Tallahassee Writers Association (TWA) are excited to offer this educational event about book publishing and marketing on April 28, 2018, at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

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FAPA at Jax Book Fest

Three FAPA members recently took advantage of displaying and selling their books at the Jax Book Fest at tables sponsored by FAPA. Members will have more opportunities to market their books at future events.

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Meet member Richard Ballo

Richard Ballo has been a professional writer since 1980. Today he is an award-winning author and popular national speaker on the topics of death and dying, grief, bereavement, and healing.

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Meet new member Stephen W. Lange

Stephen W. Lange, is an ex-Marine, a retired telecommunications software engineer, a member of the Gideons International, and the author of Contending for Christ.

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Meet new member Rhonda Goodall

My name is Rhonda Goodall and I am a Children’s Author/Illustrator with a very strong passion for kids. I’ve spent a great deal of my life working with kids, working for kids and most importantly, being a Mom and raising kids.

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Meet new member Sarah Frank

Sarah Frank is a 15-year-old author and poet from Tampa, Florida. She attends Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts, where she majors in creative writing and is president of the freshman class. One Chance, Sarah’s first novel, was originally handwritten in a red notebook while she was in the fifth grade. She completed One Chance for publication by BeaLu Books when she was 14.

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Here are some suggestions for book festivals from Kay Whitehouse, children’s book author and FAPA board member. Use these to make your book festival experience a success, whether it’s your first festival or your fiftieth.

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In Publishing? In Florida?

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry.