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Get Your Pitch Noticed by a Major Publisher – 2014

Pub Date: Oct 22, 2014

        Get Your Pitch Noticed by a Major Publisher Reprinted from Harvard Business Review Blog, with permission from the author by Kelsey Libert  |   8:00 AM October 14, 2014   Today, editorial voices are outnumbered by public relations professionals by almost 5:1 – something most publishers lament. The problem with this plague of pitches is that publishers Read more »

IBPA Names Ben Fraklin Digital Award Honorees—2014

Pub Date: Oct 22, 2014

The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation in electronic publishing by individuals and organizations of all sizes. Both Gold and Silver honoree designations are awarded based on exceptional content, design, and use of technology. The most recent honorees are:  GOLD HONOREE: Be The Best Bad Presenter EverPublisher: Berrett-Koehler Read more »

2015 San Francisco Book Festival Call for Entries

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2014

The 2015 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring. The 2015 San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, technology and spiritual/religious works Read more »

IBPA Publishing University Set for April 2015 in Austin

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2014

IBPA Publishing University 2015, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual educational and networking event for independent publishers and self-published authors, will be held at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin on April 10-11, 2015. Organizers say that the selection of Austin to host the IBPA Publishing University is recognition of the growing Read more »

ThrillerFest Early Pricing Ends onHalloween-2014

Pub Date: Oct 16, 2014

ThrillerFest, the world’s largest gathering of thriller authors and their fans, will celebrate its 10th anniversary July 7-11, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. What better way to mark the milestone of a group specializing in chills and thrills then extending early bird pricing until Halloween? And what a milestone it will Read more »

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Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang – 2014

Pub Date: Oct 22, 2014

  Falling into Place Amy Zhang Greenwillow Books 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-229504-0 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “. . . this passionate story is more valuable for parents to read . . .” In her debut swiftly-moving teen novel, Falling into Place, Amy Zhang gets up close with the emotional consequences of those who bully, Read more »

The Lodger

The Lodger by Louise Treger – 2014

Pub Date: Oct 22, 2014

  The Lodger by Louise Treger Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “A literate, thoughtful and passionate first novel . . .” Dorothy Richardson falls into the orbit of author H. G. Wells through his wife Amy Catherine, her old schoolfriend. A writer on the cusp of fame, Wells’ cozy Read more »

The May Bride by Suzannah Dunn

The May Bride by Suzannah Dunn

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2014

  The May Bride Suzannah Dunn Pegasus Books Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “Rich in period detail . . .” Young Jane Seymour discovers that life will never be the same once you’ve accepted a new member and her mysterious ways into your family. In Suzannah Dunn’s historical novel set in the Tudor period, Read more »

Wouldn't it be Deadly by D E Ireland

Wouldn’t it be Deadly by D. E. Ireland

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2014

  Wouldn’t it be Deadly D. E. Ireland Minotaur Books Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “Fans of My Fair Lady and cozy mystery lovers alike will enjoy this book.” In Wouldn’t it be Deadly, former Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins become mixed up in a murder mystery romp through early Read more »

Tolstoy's False Disciple by Alexandra Popoff

Tolstoy’s False Disciple by Alexandra Popoff – 2014

Pub Date: Oct 16, 2014

  Tolstoy’s False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov Alexandra Popoff Pegasus Book 2014 ISBN: 978-1-60598-640-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “. . . writing flows with narrative ease . . .” Alexandra Popoff’s exclusive access to Russian archives, the basis of her new biography, offers a most disturbing revelation Read more »