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Facebook Promotional Ban Spells Trouble for Authors-2015

Pub Date: Dec 18, 2014 | Reporter: Opinion by Doris Booth, Authorlink Editor-in-Chief

Come January 15, 2015 it will be harder for independent authors to let people know when and where to buy their books via posts in their Facebook news feeds. That’s the date on which the social media giant plans to ban “overly promotional” posts—unless you pay hard cash. It seems Facebook did a survey of Read more »

2015 Beach Book Festival – Call for Entries

Pub Date: Dec 18, 2014

The 2015 Beach Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the summer’s hottest reads. The program will be held this year on the West Coast as part of the San Francisco Book Festival. The Beach Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, Read more »

2015 Green Book Festival Call for Entries

Pub Date: Dec 16, 2014

The 2015 Green Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment. This year, the event will be held for the first time on the East Coast. The 2015 Green Book Festival will consider published, Read more »

2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival Call for Entries

Pub Date: Dec 16, 2014

The 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival will be held in partnership with the Honolulu Writers, Authors & Poets Gathering onMarch 31 in Hawaii, co-sponsored by Savant Books and Publications. Speakers and sponsors interested in participating in the publishing seminar should contact bruce@pacificrimbookfestival.com. The Pacific Rim Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography/memoir, children’s books, compilations/anthologies, Read more »

2015 Mirror Awards Call for Entries

Pub Date: Dec 15, 2014

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is now accepting nominations for the ninth annual Mirror Awardshonoring excellence in media industry reporting. Enter online; deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Anyone may nominate, and there is no fee to enter.  Award categories include: Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media ($1,000 prize) Best Single Article &# Read more »

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Waiting On God by Charles E. Stanley

Waiting On God by Charles F. Stanley

Pub Date: Dec 16, 2014

  Waiting On God Charles F. Stanley Howard Books Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “. . .excellent read. . .” Who enjoys waiting? Honest answer: no one. When the event or relationship we’re waiting for is important to our sense of self-worth, the wait can be particularly difficult. We ask painful questions such as, Read more »

Werewolf Cop by Andrew Klavan

Werewolf Cop by Andrew Klavan

Pub Date: Dec 16, 2014

  Werewolf Cop Andrew Klavan Pegasus Crime Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “. . .grabs the reader by the throat . . .” Detective Zach “Cowboy” Adams is a legend in his own lifetime. He’s seen his share of man’s inhumanity to man. When he and partner “Broadway Joe” Goulart are called in to Read more »

The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich

The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich

Pub Date: Dec 13, 2014

  The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich Anchor Books Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “…a taut thriller with consummate flair…” Hedge-fund manager Robert Astor is on the verge of brokering the biggest deal of his career when he learns of his father’s death. Edward Astor, head of the New York Stock Exchange, died Read more »

The Graveyard Book, Vol 1 by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book Vol 1 by Neil Gaiman

Pub Date: Dec 13, 2014

  The Graveyard Book Volume 1 Neil Gaiman Graphic novel adaption by P. Craig Russell Harper Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “Volume 2 can’t come soon enough!” Nobody Owens (“Bod” for short) is a mischievous young boy in the manner of Huckleberry Finn. Bod loves to explore. He’s curious about the people and the Read more »

House of Choates by Brad Zellar

House of Coates by Brad Zellar

Pub Date: Dec 3, 2014

  House of Coates Brad Zellar Coffee House Press Minneapolis 2014 paperback ISBN:978-1-56689-370-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     “. . . a well-written narrative laced with suspense, humor . . . “ Journalist Brad Zeller and photographer Alec Soth have cooperated in a mixed-media experiment, “House of Coates,” to fabricate a vividly drawn character Read more »