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Competing for Chase’s Mission Main Street Grant

October 14, 2014

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We are vying for a Chase $150,000 Grant in their Mission Main Street Program!

The grants are awarded based on our answers to 5 key questions, which we have submitted. However, we cannot make it to that point without receiving 250 votes!

Twenty small businesses will receive $150,000 in grants, and you can vote for more than one business!
We need your support!!

VOTE now…

Before I go on, let me say a huge thanks to three of our local businesses supporting our efforts:

 The UPS Store #4413
 BooKnack new and used bookstore
 Baxter Library, Fort Mill

With special thanks to Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge for her support! Read her post…

Now on to important questions:

What would we do with the grant?

Receiving a grant of this size offers freedom to continue pursuing Sunscribe’s mission: partner with writers to publish books that affirm and celebrate diversity, inspire deference and intelligent teamwork, and deepen readers’ understanding and appreciation of life.

This grant would position us to accelerate distribution plans and perhaps even be ahead of schedule by offering competitive advances to our authors, placing us in line with other traditional publishers as we contract talented writers and artists to increase our visibility for national award recognition.

 What is Sunscribe?

Sunscribe is a traditional publishing company founded by me, Roxanne Hanna, a writer with over 30 years’ experience as an assigned ghostwriter or editor of custom writings and projects for individuals and corporations.
Sunscribe grew as a natural extension assisting others to shine and achieve goals. My background, combined with a cutting-edge approach to distribution, paired with experienced freelance editors, graphic designers, artists and businesses, enables Sunscribe to compete in this ever-changing technological atmosphere.
Sunscribe’s business model partners with writers to allow customized distribution to the reach readers using unique and streamlined marketing strategies that have not been explored by our competition.

Please take a moment and VOTE now…

Why Sunscribe, why now?

After growing up in a family printing and publishing business, the seed was planted for my own entrepreneurial evolution. As a working mother, I know firsthand the difficulty in juggling career and family relationships and have successfully done so with the strength of a core support network.
My biggest challenge, founding Sunscribe, my third business, which is focused on partnering with writers. Yet this endeavor enables me to reach another level of achievement: to bring readers and stories together, introducing the world to debut and established authors’ works, while maintaining a commitment to recognized literary traditions.

Cast your vote of support here…

If you have already voted, thank you! Consider sharing this message with a friend and including a quick request to support us.

 You can vote for more than one business, just not more than once per business.

vote for sunscribe

Sunday Funny: Banana Peels and Hazardous Cats

September 28, 2014

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Have you heard of the Ig Nobel Prize? It is a competition, “For achievements that first make people LAUGH then make them THINK” and the 24th ceremony to honor the 2014 winners was held recently at Harvard.

Winners from two categories are worth mentioning: The Physics Prize and the Public Heath Prize. Just so you don’t lose the scope of science involved, I’ve pasted the descriptions. Enjoy!!

“PHYSICS PRIZE [JAPAN]: Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Kensei Tanaka, Daichi Uchijima and Rina Sakai, for measuring the amount of friction between a shoe and a banana skin, and between a banana skin and the floor, when a person steps on a banana skin that’s on the floor.

PUBLIC HEALTH PRIZE [CZECH REPUBLIC, JAPAN, USA, INDIA]: Jaroslav Flegr, Jan Havlíček and Jitka Hanušova-Lindova, and to David Hanauer, Naren Ramakrishnan, Lisa Seyfried, for investigating whether it is mentally hazardous for a human being to own a cat.”

See all the categories and winners here…

OMG, if I knew science could have been this much fun…perhaps these scientists have secrets that are more telling than their experiments?

But wait, I own a cat, well, four, and hubs is a scientist. Hmmm?!

More Sunday Funnies…

Sunday Funny: Medical Facts

September 22, 2014
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Medical Student Chortles from Carrie Rubin

We’ve heard of misplaced modifiers, dangling participles and other mad grammar mistakes. But what happens when these are recorded in medical files? Hilarity becomes permanent.
“The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.”
“The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.”
“Patient was released to outpatient department without dressing.”

And the best one, “The patient left the hospital feeling much better except for her original complaints.”

More from Doctors Lounge

Ever wonder the best way to bring a “sample” in to the doctor’s office? Check out Carrie Rubin’s Medical Student Chortles post and you’ll discover the best container, hint it burps, the best underwear not to wear, and another reason not to pick your nose! Ready, set, roll on the floor laughing…

More Sunday Funnies…

Top Twos-Day: The Big ONE

September 17, 2014

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After a month-long break from Top Twos-Day, I’m back. Still analyzing and balancing time with tasks. But one thing’s for sure, the clock’s hands move forward!
And speaking of ahead, we at Sunscribe are excited to announce a way for you to participate in a unique prospect as we grow: help us secure a $150,000 grant from Chase.
Now before you reach for your wallet to verify we haven’t lifted it, let me give you the quick and dirty. Just a VOTE. That’s all we need.
You click on the link below, and voila! Up pops a voting button.
We applied for this grant because we see this opportunity to secure funding without debt for our traditional publishing model.
If you’re not familiar with Sunscribe, mosey on over to our website, here. But please find your way back to our Chase page and VOTE. You can only cast one ballot. Yes, only one!

Fine or not so fine print: Facebook users log in first. If you don’t have a FB account, unfortunately, you can’t vote. But hey, why not use this opportunity to open a facebook account?

Here’s the link, go ahead, mouse over it, and press. Let us know you support us as we partner with writers.

vote for sunscribe
Shameless plug brought to you by Roxie Hanna, publisher of Sunscribe.
Miss a previous Top Twos-Day? Read on…

Sunday Funny: Extinct?

September 15, 2014

BC Comic BooksAfter a month hiatus, Sunday Funny is Baaaack!

Enjoy!

More Sunday Funnies…

 

 

Sunday Funny: Missed the call!

August 12, 2014

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chasing tales tails! ;)

Many thanks to Views and Mews by Coffee Kat for her recent inspirational post…

And for introducing me to Dave Coverly’s site. OMGosh, hang out there for a few minutes and you’ll join me ROFL!

More Sunday Funnies…

Top Twos-Day: Creative Energy!

August 5, 2014

Snag the latest inspiring news, inSCRIBE! Here’s a teaser:

Louise Hay quote

Do you have a toolbox in your closet? Garage? Shed? Is it your go-to project assistant without a flashy attitude or price tag of DIY TV shows? My toolbox is a catch all of stash stored for any project in every room around the house: picture-hanging, Duct-tape wielding, Velcro-sticking potpourri. :)

Writers are no different. Our invisible toolbox often has a collection of words, phrases, guides, books; everything that will assist us as we take on a project. But what else is tucked into that DIY kit? Criticism, rejection slips? Wishful thinking? Read more from Sunscribe’s August newsletter: inSCRIBE…

Short and sweet this week, I hope this video encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone and reach for your creative outlet!



more Top Twos-Days…

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