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Today is International Literacy Day 2017. The theme for this year is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future.” As UNESCO’s Director-General explains,

The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities, and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.”
– UNESCO Director-General

Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8th International Literacy Day to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities, and societies.

Azure Fire Publishing / FSFNet Sale Event And Slack Channel

 FSFNet International Literacy Day | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

In honor of this, Azure Fire Publishing / Fantasy and Science Fiction Network have scheduled an A4 (Ask An Author Anything Day) event and created an open Slack channel where anyone can talk to an author member of the FSFNet community, whether to discuss their favorite book or talk about writing and publishing in general. You’ll find me there, popping in and out during the day, so do drop by to say hello!

FSFNet will also hold a sale event on September 8th, where e-books will either be discounted or free for the day. I’m participating with Pearseus, Rise of the Prince, the first book of my Pearseus series.

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Download Pearseus: Rise of the Prince for 99c!

Sci-Fi Bridge Giveaway

Sci-Fi Bridge Giveaway | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

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Subscribe to Sci-Fi Bridge for a chance to win a package of signed paperbacks from an amazing collection of bestselling and emerging Sci-Fi authors! All who enter will receive 6 E-books for free, but there’s more:

  • 1 Winner will receive 25+ Signed Space Opera/Exploration/First Contact Books.
  • 1 Winner will receive 25+ Signed Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic/Time-Travel Books
  • 1 Winner will receive 15+ Signed Military Sci-fi/Space Marine Books
  • 1 Winner will receive a Brand New Kindle Fire 7
  • 2 Winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Finally, I’m participating with an as-yet unpublished short story called, To Name A Thing. You can read it for free on the subscription page. Enjoy!

Autumn Birt’s Writing Courses Giveaway

Autumn Birt's writing course giveaway | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksThis a unique giveaway aimed at writers: Author Autumn Birt is offering you a chance to get exactly the help you need with the new individual modules of the Ultimate Fantasy Writer’s Guide!

Each lucky winner (and there will be 10!) will get to the pick the module THEY want to get the writing, publishing, or marketing help they need NOW.

If you want to learn to develop the spark of idea into an amazing and unique novel – your amazing novel – and then go further to build a fan base, edit like a pro, format both an e-book and a paperback, launch to fans, and build your author career, the Guide is for you!

Enter to win a module of the Ultimate Fantasy Writer’s Guide and improve your writing, publishing, or marketing skills!