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About EDC Creations




Welcome to our web site, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about our firm. Since 2000, we at EDC Creations, have represented both individual and corporate clients around the country by offering top-quality marketing services, graphic design, website and image development, event consulting and social media publicity. Applying rigorous energy, experience, and resourcefulness to every project we accept, our staff members are dedicated to your success.  We have the experience, equipment and expertise to make sure that hiring EDC Creations is the last thing you have to do before the responses start rolling in from all your new found fans.

EDC Creations and its owner Ella Curry, can help you breathe new interest and strength into your company. Our creations leave a lasting impact!  EDC Creations can enable you to find, attract, retain, and grow new business with increased effectiveness and reduced costs. We combine marketing promotions, creative web development and professional social media networking  with our leading-edge Web 3.0 technologies to create marketing communications solutions that exceed expectations and deliver greater customer service for your company.

Contact Ella here:   (301) 892-6573  or via email:  ellacurry@edc-creations.com 



Meet  Ella Curry, President of  EDC Creations

EDC Creations is the parent company of the Sankofa Literary Society, the Black Authors Network Radio Show and Black Pearls Magazine, a AALAS award-winner. With a combined reach of potentially 400,000 readers per week, the Black Pearls Magazine, BAN Radio Show and the Sankofa Literary Society are keeping readers well informed on what’s on the book shelves!

Ella brings more than twenty-five years of PR and marketing experience to clients in film, music, publishing and corporate event planning.  Widely recognized as a leading expert on African American Internet book promotion she is asked to speak and/or moderate panels at literary events and conferences across the nation. Her client list reads like the Who's Who Elite of publishing.

The popular BAN Radio Program offers a diverse group of international authors a chance to showcase their books to thousands readers weekly.  BAN Radio reaches more than 118,000 readers per week via newsletter and has produced 24,500 downloads per featured show.  The syndicate feed reaches thousands per week.  As the host of award-winning BAN Radio Show and editor of Black Pearls Magazine, Ella has interviewed award winning authors, celebrated journalists, and community leaders such as: the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou, Alexis M. Herman former U.S. Secretary of Labor, The View's co-host Sherri Shepherd, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. Also, New York Times bestselling authors Walter Mosley, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Mary Frances Berry, Brenda Jackson, Mary B. Morrison, Francis Ray, and Wahida Clark.

In addition to interviewing change agents, she has showcased such top-selling authors as: Sue Monk Kidd, Dr. Bernard Walker former US astronaut, Dr. Daniel Black, Dr. Cornell West, Dr. Sampson Davis,  Paula Giddings,  Sonia Sanchez, social activists Dr. Dorothy Irene Height and Jayne Cortez, Olympian Devon Harris, children's book author Eloise Greenfield, and  Flo Anthony host of  the syndicated radio shows "Gossip On The Go With Flo" and "Flo Anthony's Big Apple Buzz.  

The Sankofa Literary Society consists of authors, librarians, 80 established bloggers, 42 nurses, 15 independent bookstores,  45 reviewing bookclubs and  has over 2,700 members online and offline in total, with 877 of those members coming from bookclubs or established reading groups.  Quarterly the SLS publishes the popular TOP 100 BEST BOOKS lists. Each summer the SLS hosts the annual Chocolate Socials which brings more than 400 readers and authors to Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA for the private literary events.


Black Pearls Magazine, is an award-winning (AALWS) online literary destination for thousands bookclubs and social network fans around the globe. Black Pearls Magazine has more than 79,000 subscribers. BPM also has 165,000 loyal newsletter readers. The newsletter click through rate is at 81% as of August 4, 2013.  Ella D. Curry, the editor-in-chief, has interviewed award-winning actors and actresses such as Hill Harper, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, Pam Grier, Tristan Wilds, Tyrese Gibson,  Bern Nadette Stanis, and international motivational speaker Lisa Nichols from the Secret DVD.

While providing media coverage for the Congressional Black Caucus Author's Pavilion and Book Expo America for the last 5 years, Ella has found that interviewing profound community leaders shaped her own life and Black Pearls Magazine. She has interviewed and learned from: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, political commentator and 15th president of Bennett College; award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill; Dr. Brenda Greene, Exec. Dir. of the Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College; Annette Gordon-Reed, American historian and Harvard Law School professor; MC Lyte, BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner; and Lynn Richardson, the Mortgage Guru and leader of MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Foundation.

Ms. Curry lives in Maryland with daughter and life partner. When she's not working, she loves to travel, write short stories, and chatting in Internet groups with her international group of friends. As her entrepreneurial spirit guides the way upward, she continues to involve herself in challenging, life enhancing projects. 

If you would like more information or have comments, you may reach her via email at: elladcurry@edc-creations.com or visit the parent website at: www.edc-creations.com. Visit Ella Curry’s Media Room:  http://www.edc-creations.com/ellacurrymedia.htm

 




Our Vision

Our vision is to build the most successful network of readers, authors and publishers by bringing together the talents, efforts, and relationships necessary for a greater collective success. 

At EDC Creations every client is vital to us and our community. Your success and ours are truly dependent on each other. Without your support, we cannot deliver the information and resources that are so important to millions of people who read in the world.

We will give our all in order to help you meet the challenges you face by developing
innovative programs that really work, with the audience we have come to know and love.

Through the ups and downs of these trying times, our partners and loyal supporters have stuck together and have emerged as industry leaders in building rich, credible, and inviting communities for people around the world, and from all walks of life, whatever their interests and lifestyles. We strive to continue to bring you the most stimulating content on the web.


Take a moment and examine the services we offer business owners, authors and publishing house--traditional and independently operated. Feel free to email us with any questions or comments. [Contact Us]   [Client List]


            

Speaking Engagements:
Ella Curry owner of EDC Creations can be hired to speak
at your next conference, civic meeting, corporate group or to facilitate workshops.  Fees for speaking begin at $650.00 per hour plus lodging and transportation, if overnight stay is necessary.

Ella Curry will take part in online seminars and workshops at a flat fee of $199.00 per hour. Email Ella to request her to speak at your next event at:  elladcurry@edc-creations.com

Need a reporter for your next event? Ask Ella to help!
Ella Curry will take part in your events, 
by videotaping the event and blogging about it afterwards. All event photos will be listed on the EDC Creations' Black Pearls Magazine front page. We will send out a eblast announcing our event details.  Fees for reporting begin at $350.00 per hour plus lodging and transportation if overnight stay is necessary.





Services we offer the small business owner or author:

Virtual Authors Assistant Services:
• Web Site or Fanpage Content Management
• Creation of e-Magazines or Newsletters 
• Blogs and Podcast Management
• Internet Marketing Management
• Social Media Networking Management
• Organizing Tele-classes, Auto-responders, BTR Broadcasts 
• List Management and Database Coordination 
• Syndication of Articles to Social Media Sites
• Submitting Press Releases to Social Media Sites


Office and Event Support
• Database Management
• Correspondence
• Presentations
• PDF conversions
• eBook creations
• Trade show support
• Web broadcasting
• Live event broadcasting
• Integrate offline and online advertising
• Set up virtual book tours 
• Set up virtual radio tours 
• Blog set up & maintenance 
• Podcast recording, editing and maintenance 


Marketing
Support
• Brand development coaching
• Publicity plan creation
• Creation of e-newsletters
• Database management
• Article submissions
• Newsletter creation
• Outbound pitching
• Inbound enquiry handling


Online/Social Media Services
• Social media training
• Forum participation
• Monitoring website traffic
• Ghost Blogging
• Skype Meeting with Bookclubs
• Contest Setup and Maintenance
• Mini-Digital Magazine for Pre-pub Promo
• Social Media profile setup and maintenance
• Creating and Maintaining business profiles on social networking sites 



Future Goals
Our president and chief executive officer, Ella Curry, is determined to become one of the most powerful literary conglomerates in the industry. Offering the self-published and independently published author the same quality of exposure as the traditionally published author.  In  2011, we hope to have our own radio show on AM radio, our cable TV literary show launched and to bring new books and the authors who create them,  to millions of readers around world. Join us in this drive to Give the Gift of Knowledge!

 



Contact us for more info(301) 892-6573



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