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Libby McGuire Named Senior VP, Publisher at Atria
Apr. 18, 2018
Simon & Schuster – Libby McGuire has been named Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group, effective April 30
Sir Ringo Starr Partners with BMG for Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal
Apr. 10, 2018
Los Angeles, CA – April 10, 2018 – BMG is honored to announce Sir Ringo Starr has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG. The agreement covers Starr’s extraordinary and timeless Beatles and solo catalog spanning nearly 50 years, as well as future compositions. The deal encompasses over 150 titles including his featured songwriting… View Article
Barnes & Noble Launches Browsery™ App to Talk About Books
Mar. 27, 2018
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the launch of Browsery—the first mobile app to talk about books the way readers do. Browsery is available for Android and iOS users. It blends technology with the Barnes & Noble experience of community, conversation and peer-to-peer recommendations to deliver a new… View Article
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Pick 2018 Award Winners
Mar. 4, 2018
Award winners – The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA), a non-profit association of independent bookstores from five Northwest states, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, each year picks six or more authors to be promoted in member stores during the winter and spring of 2018.
John Nichols Tops 2017 New Mexico, Arizona Book Award Winners
Jan. 2, 2018
Each year The New Mexico Book-Co-op awards literary prizes in more than 20 categories. The New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best Book of 2017 went to John Nichols The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest (UNM Press). Nichols also earned the Book Award for Fiction in the Other category. The author of some 20 novels, he is… View Article
2017 National Book Award for Fiction Goes to Jesmyn Ward
Jan. 1, 2018
The National Book Foundation announced winners of the National Book Awards on November 15, 2017. See the full list on their site. Jesmyn Ward is the winner of the fiction category. Here are added details about her winning novel.
Write for the Pleasure of It Advises Coster
Apr. 1, 2018
Halsey Street, Naima Coster, Amazon – Naima Coster’s debut novel HALSEY STREET is a story of estrangement and reconciliation that follows the effects of gentrification on the life of a family and the Brooklyn neighborhood where they reside.
Interracial Struggles Amplify Adolescents’ Fears and Longings in Green
Apr. 1, 2018
Green, Sam Graham-Felsen, Random House – Dave is a “half-Jewish” kid in a mostly black middle school in 1990s Boston.
Rebecca Morean’s Newest Detective Series
Apr. 1, 2018
Author Interview with Rebecca Morean, author of Azimuths, We’ve Got This, The Bench, and the Abbey Pen Baker detective series (In the Dead of Winter, Dance of the Spider Monkey, and After Bohemia), among others.
The Instant Pot Cookbook by Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen
Apr. 3, 2018
The Instant Pot Cookbook, Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen, Weldon Owen – This compact, yet comprehensive guide to the Instant Pot is your new go-to-guide for fast and fresh homemade meals!
Nothing Is Forgotten by Peter Golden
Apr. 3, 2018
Nothing Is Forgotten, Peter Golden. Atria Books – a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.
The 14-Day No Sugar Diet
Mar. 1, 2018
The 14-Day No Sugar Diet, Jeff Joseph Csatari, Galvanized Media – A smaller belly and a healthier body can be yours in just 14 days.
How Can I Find a Literary Agent?
Apr. 12, 2018
In today’s digital publishing environment, many authors wonder if having a literary agent is at all necessary. The short answer is yes. If you are seeking a traditional publisher for a novel or memoir, a professional literary agent may be more important in the congested marketplace than ever before. On the other hand, if you… View Article
How to Know When Your Book is Done
Apr. 2, 2018
One of the issues that comes up frequently with my clients and students, especially those who have been working on a particular project for a long time, is “How do I know when it’s done?”
What If The Roses Had Taken Advantage Of Quickie Divorces Online?
Apr. 1, 2018
War of the Roses, Warren Adler – The recent launch of It’s Over Easy sent a steady stream of emails my way with the following question: What does the author of The War of the Roses have to say about quickie divorces online?
Rants and Revelations
Is Amazon Kindle Cheating Self-Published Authors?
Apr. 23, 2018
So, you are about to self-publish a book in e-book or print-on-demand format. It seems like a no-brainer to sign an exclusive contract with Amazon Kindle and up goes your book to Amazon’s vast online audience. After all, presumably they own 60 or 70% of the e-book market. This super-rich company has overall product revenues of more than $107 billion and more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide. But are they playing fair with the average author dreaming of selling a million copies of his or her e-book?
Submit Your Rant!
Oct. 31, 2017
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