Self-publishing success: Kerry Wilkinson

Self-publishing success
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The success of self-publishing continues to grow as Kerry Wilkinson's self-published detective novels sell over 250000 copies on Amazon. Wilkinson, who "didn't set out to 'be an author'" outsold authors such as Lee Child and Stieg Larsson in the last ...

Savannah Book Fest: See 'James Bond' novelist Jeffery Deaver speak free Feb. 18
Savannah Morning News
Deaver is a former journalist, folk singer and attorney whose books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. Some of his recent works include “Edge,” “The Burning Wire,” “Roadside Crosses,” “The Bodies Left Behind,” “The Broken ...

Why ebooks have problems with fonts, footnotes and typos
Here at Computeractive we have been enthusiastic about ebooks (electronicbooks), particularly since the appearance of reliable devices on which to read them, such as the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. But they're not without problems.

Three Books We're Glad We Discovered
Small Business Trends
By Susan Payton The great thing about working behind the scenes on the Small Business Book Awards is that you get to discover a lot of amazing books you might not have known about otherwise. Here are just three unique books that were nominated for the ...

Small Business Trends

'Make text books more age-equivalent, simple'
Zee News
New Delhi: The HRD Ministry is understood to have asked state governments and education boards to make text books more age-equivalent and simple in keeping with the spirit of Right to Education Act. The ministry has suggested that the books be prepared ...

Books, they're on their last page
Times of India
Those devices came some three decades after Marx passed, heralding dog days for both books and libraries as the master of nonsequiturs knew them. Not that he would have been impressed, because "whatever it is, he was against it.

On Books: Sherlock Holmes continues to have many incarnations, imitators
Anderson Independent Mail
Not only are the four novels and 56 stories Conan Doyle wrote about Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. John Watson, still in print, they have spawned countless books, movies, TV series and admiring imitators. Most recently, the film “Sherlock Holmes: A Game ...

Musician's self-published titles are hits
Advances in printing technology and digital distribution - thanks to e-books and reading devices such as the Kindle - have allowed enterprising authors to take control of their careers and bypass the gatekeepers of traditional publishing.

Audio books: Limited, but better than a fund drive
Albany Democrat Herald
A recent issue of the Oregonian included a column by a Portland writer, KB Dixon, who was arguing that listening to audio books doesn't really qualify as reading. “Listening to a book is not reading a book. It is a passive enterprise.

Books: Violence reigns in mysteries
Lansing State Journal
Two recent crime novels by best-selling authors are virtually impossible to put down. Each book features strong characters, considerable violence and numerous unpredictable plot twists. “Taken” by award-winning author Robert Crais (Putnam, ...

Four authors in town this week
The free event is at 7 pm at Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas. Thursday night Rachel Simon will be here for a reading and signing for her novel, “The Story of Beautiful Girl.” The novel follows, over several decades, the story of doomed lovers Lynnie ...

UI student collecting books for Heartland to Motherland
Iowa City Press Citizen
A University of Iowa student is building international partnerships through the gift of books. Tom Ewing, a junior in Russian and international studies, is raising funds to buy books that fit into what he calls the “American literary canon” to donate ...

Local Authors: Handwritten letters provide power to positively impact
The Coloradoan
As I sort through my mail each day, it usually goes into two piles: junk and bills. I remember the days when I used to get excited about getting the mail, hoping to find something more personal from a friend or family member; maybe a card or thank-you ...

Inspirational Writing & Publishing Today
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
It's time again for Linda to teach “Inspirational Writing & Publishing Today” for the Loft Literary Center from March 14-April 18. This time, the class, which Linda has taught since 1998, is at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, a suburb just ...

Bookmarks: Book signings, publishing news and more in Northeast Florida
Florida Times-Union
For tickets and information see Children's Book authors and publishers Jane Wood and Frances Keiser will offer another “ABCs of Publishing Children's Books” class at University of North Florida from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, ...

Prolific authors in Ponte Vedra
St. Augustine Record
Daniel and the Jumbies is the first volume in a series of middle school chapter books by Ponte Vedra author/editor Jules (Julia Coffey) Santella. With clear, well-written prose, interesting and believable characters and a plot with which children in ...

UK Company Choice Textile Ltd to Donate One Million Books to Imo State ...
PR Web (press release)
Even where children are lucky enough to reach a school, text books are in such short supply that in some of the poorest areas as many as twenty children will have to share just one book. And while in the UK every child has access to a library, ...

PR Web (press release)

10000 books sit in his library
Times of India
The place houses a huge library that stocks close to 10000 books. These include the rarest-of-rarebooks on various subjects, including religion, philosophy and literature. Anurag, a banker, has to his credit 19 books, with five already being printed ...

Books: Best sellers
The Journal News |
“The Girl Who Played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 8. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway) 9. “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing)

Publishing company considers Flowery Branch for local history book
Gainesville Times
By Jeff Gill A Charleston, SC-based publisher of local history books has approached Flowery Branch about the possibility of a book on the small South Hall town, which dates to the 1800s. A former Arcadia Publishing editor ...

Books: Local author offers tips on telling tale
Florida Today
The Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 North Courtenay Parkway, is hosting two presentations for aspiring authors by Sarasota author Liz Coursen on Saturday. At 10:30 am, Coursen will present “Yes, You! An Entertaining Autobiography in Three Easy ...

4 TT authors vie for regional prize
Trinidad News
The Prize longlist, which will be announced today, ranged from books by internationally celebrated novelists to a debut biographer and a poet. Two novels and two short fiction books from the Trinis will be competing in the fiction category.

Books: Romance and faith can be found 'Love Endures All Things'
Fayetteville Observer
These romances aren't as likely to end chastely with a feverish kiss and a wedding, as great-grandma's books did. Scenes can be explicit. The erotica/romantica trend continues to seep into mainstream romance novels, and some readers of the genre who ...

Tropicalia books: Variety of books abounds on shelves
The News-Press
Mysteries, thrillers, family dramas and true stories are among the new season's most anticipatedbooks. Novel “Agent 6,” by Tom Rob Smith, follows a former KGB agent's search for his wife's killer. It's the final book in the trilogy that began with ...

Books: Complex, cunning and smart
Wairarapa Times-Age
by Lisa Chaney Numerous lovers, bisexual liaisons, a drug habit and an affair with a German World War II spy. The details of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's life make excellent fodder for a rip-roaring drama. But biographer Lisa Chaney treats the ...

Most Controversial Judy Blume Books
Huffington Post
With over 20 titles under her belt, Blume has been a driving force in young adult literature since the 1970s, and her books still fly off the shelves. So why is reading Blume's books a rite of passage for so many adolescents? Puberty is an awkward time ...

Out-of-print: Not all books are created equal
The Express Tribune
The older it is, the richer the history,” said Haroon Siddiqui adding, however, that not all old books are 'rare' and 'antique'. “The books should be significant, either because of the author, the content or the publishing date.

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Money, Books And Art | The Creative Penn
By (Joanna Penn)
Money, Books And Art. by Joanna Penn on February 12, 2012. Making money is one aspect of publishing, but changing people's lives and the creative process is far more than that. This guest post from the One Week Book Team will challenge your motivations for writing. “Everything is ... If you're new here and want the latest in writing, publishing option and internet marketing for authors, you might like to subscribe to receive email updates from The Creative Penn blog. Just click here ...
The Creative Penn

Why isn't anyone publishing open-access articles in Elsevier ...
By Mike Taylor
Why isn't anyone publishing open-access articles in Elsevier journals? February 11, 2012 ... Authorswho care about open access probably don't just want their article to be open; they want it to be in an open journal. That makes sense to me, ...
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Should we make e-books harder to read? | TeleRead: News and ...
By Chris Meadows
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| · LIBRARY| ... what he annotates through e-ink readers' more difficult process. E-books are in their infancy now: there's little textual design to speak of, typography is often terrible, illustrations are limited, errors are shockingly frequent. ... Mary on "Kindle Lending Library - what about the authors? - Posted on February 12, 2012. "But since I can't read minds, ...
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Books stand up, or books lie down? | LISNews:
By Blake
We don't have an "oversize" section for larger books; really big books just get placed flat on their backs on the bottom shelf. Fine. My beef is with the children's area, where books on the bottom shelves are always placed with the spines facing ...

Just how many books about Abe Lincoln have there been written ...
By Steven Hodson
It should be no surprise to anyone that some of the most popular people in history get a lot of bookswritten about them. From autobiographies to.
The Inquisitr

Winstons books ome London treasures « Winstonsdad's Blog
By winstonsdad
Well last week I went for a day trip to a book launch that I ll tell you about next week ,but as ever a trip to London means a chance to meet my good friend again Simon from inside books and a trip to a larger better stock book shop .Again it as ...
Winstonsdad's Blog

How do I recover my ebooks if my harddrive crashes? | Dear Author
By Jane
The good thing is that most of these companies allow you to redownload your books. The bad thing is that you often have to redownload them one by one. Further, if you don't remember where you bought your ebooks, you may not be able to ...
Dear Author

A Bathtub Made of Books
By Jill Harness
If you have any information, share your knowledge in their comments section. Link Via BoingBoing · Previous Post · Email This Post · Tweet This Post · Share This Post on Facebook · Next Post. Tags: Art, Bathtubs, books, creative, kids ...

Ebooks for the Kindle Fire ereader
By jonfrank604
Well, ebooks make reading easier compared to the traditional method of reading where you bring your book with you wherever you go. The only advantage of ebooks over the traditional books is that you can bring as many volumes as you ...
Science Worm

All About {n}: So Many Books, So Little Time [20]
By Nely
Here are some of the books that I discovered throughout the week scheduled for release that I cannot wait to get my hands on. I will pay, beg and possibly steal (mwahahaha), just to get a chance at reading one of them. The Fine Art of Truth or ...
All About {n}

A #nerdybookclub Valentine to Books « Nerdy Book Club
By CBethM
If you want to watch it in HD, go to the original link at Thank you to everyone who shared photos! Music: Josh Woodward – Effortless – Instrumental. Available at ...
Nerdy Book Club

Kindling a publishing revolution? | Daily Deal Media
By Preetam Kaushik - Daily Deal Media
Kindling a publishing revolution? By Preetam Kaushik - Daily Deal Media February 12, 2012. ebooksLong before the explosion of the internet and the crisis of large-scale copyright violations, writers were financially dependent on patrons as compared to ... In his book 'Swerve' about the book culture in the renaissance, writer Stephen Greenblatt says, “Authors made nothing from the sale of theirbooks; their profits derived from the wealthy patron to whom the work was dedicated.
Daily Deal Media

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David Shipway posted on Strange Day Jobs of Authors Before They Were Famous on ... Flavorpill covers cultural events, art, books, music, and world news.

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