Want your E-book reviewed?
It’s still hard to find critics and bloggers who’ll accept E-books for review. (Digital revolution? WHAT digital revolution?) Fortunately The Reviewer Yellow Pages, a labor of love from book blogger Christy Pinheiro, contains a section on reviewers who actually own digital readers and who are enthusiastic about reviewing E-books. For free. Check it out: ...
Looking for people who'll review your books? For...
Check out The Reviewer Yellow Pages, a labor of love from book blogger Christy Pinheiro. It’s incredibly helpful. http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net/
A short introduction to Smashwords
I swear by these folks. Self-publishing can’t get any easier. http://www.slideshare.net/Smashwords/introduction-to-smashwords-ebook-publishing-and-distribution-made-easy
Can't think of the right word?
Try to OneLook Reverse Dictionary. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/use-the-reverse-dictionary-nanowrimo-tip-18_b17225#disqus_thread
The new Warholism:
Everyone in America will write 15 books.
Amazon has picked Tell No Lie, We Watched Her...
…for one of its new marketing programs. Just go to the book link below and you’ll see a GREEN BOX in the right-hand column that says “Read first chapter free.” Click that and you’ll get said chapter on your PC, Mac, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Droid, Blackberry—pretty much anything outside of chisel-ready stone. The chapter will appear in a Kindle-like window complete with Kindle-like navigation....
Please send a nasty message to Cooks Source Magazine, a place where plagiarism is always on the menu. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/cooks-source-magazine-flooded-with-protests_b16070
Amazon has picked Sex Death Dream Talk...
…for one of its new marketing programs. The link below will take you to the book’s page, where you’ll see a GREEN BOX in the right-hand column that says “Read first chapter free.” Click that and you’ll get said chapter on your PC, Mac, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Droid, Blackberry—pretty much anything outside of chisel-ready stone. The chapter will appear in a Kindle-like window complete with...
A new interview with me:
THE SEVENTH COMPASS POINT OF DEATH is now on Amazon, the Kindle Store, B&N, the iBookstore and smashwords.com (see instant links below). THE LIT-CRIT TAKE: A character-driven thriller, centering on the themes of terrorism, understanding and hope. THE PURE PLOT PITCH: Here’s bad day: Guy sets out to rob a bank but ends up pulling a carjacking, and when he’s arrested a body is found in the...
Tea Party supporter asked to spell Glenn Beck
For Halloween, how many people are breaking out their old witch’s costumes and going as Christine O’Donnell?
Favorite headline of the day:
”The Audacity of Taupe.” The New York Times on Obama’s redesigned Oval Office.
THE LOWER MANHATTAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
It’s now on Amazon, the Kindle Store, B&N, iPad and smashwords.com The lit-crit take: A character-driven thriller, centering on themes of redemption, responsibility and spiritual freedom. The pure plot pitch: Just before he dies in a downtown hospital, a doctor passes along the half-formula for a powerful new hallucinogenic drug. Find the other half, and you’ve got a miracle drug—one...
Ads in E-Books (Part 2)
Publishers are talking about adding advertising to e-books, but it turns out the trend is nothing new. A friend of mine just sent me this 2007 story from the NY Times about the ads (mostly for cigs) that appeared in paperbacks during the 1970s and early 80s. Interesting stuff. file:///Users/rsanders0910/Desktop/Ads%20in%20print%20books.webarchive
An E-Book First
New Thriller Sells More E-Books Than Hardcovers Weeks after Amazon.com said that it is now selling more electronic books than hardcovers, a leading book publisher said one of its prominent new titles is generating greater e-book unit sales than hardcover unit sales during its first week on sale Laura Lippman’s thriller, “I’d Know You Anywhere,” went on sale Aug. 17, and in its first five days...
The guy who runs my local Lotto store...
just announced he’s launching his own e-reader. Where does it end?
It's cause the pages are easier to turn
The ABCs of E-Reading Book lovers have long worried that technology would lead to the demise of long-form reading. But new research shows that owners of electronic reading devices may be reading more than ever before. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703846604575448093175758872.html?mod=WSJ_Books_LS_Books_2
Free movie idea: KING KONG 3...
The giant ape meets his death climbing 15 Penn Plaza.
Ads in E-books?
It’s the wave of the future, according to the 8/19/10 Wall Street Journal.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704554104575435243350910792.htmlI’ve been asking other writers how they feel about this. Surprisingly, there hasn’t been much resistance, especially if some percentage of the ad revenue will be going to the writers. How do you feel?I’ve also been told that...
Self-conscious about writing?
Within the past few hours I’ve talked to two friends who are trying to write and have ideas, but they get blocked by self-consciousness. It’s a common problem—and it’s a killer for creativity. Don’t try to write something that’s going to please other people. Try to write something that’s only going to please your harshest critic—yourself. And surely...
THE SEVENTH COMPASS POINT OF DEATH
THE SEVENTH COMPASS POINT OF DEATH is now on Amazon, the Kindle Store, the iPad, B&N and smashwords.com. THE LIT-CRIT TAKE: A character-driven thriller, centering on the themes of terrorism, understanding and hope. THE PURE PLOT PITCH: Here’s bad day: Guy sets out to rob a bank but ends up pulling a carjacking, and when he’s arrested a body is found in the trunk. The victim is a Sunni...