Self Publishing A Book: The 7 Worst Mistakes Of Indie Authors And How To Fix Them

By (Joanna Penn)
To be an independent author means taking your book project seriously. But most of us haven't ... If you are writing historical romance, you should be reading that type of book and understanding what the audience look for and then making sure your book fits the niche – or look for another niche. * Know yourself. Are you in ... After evaluating my sales numbers and deciding that I don't want an amateur product, I have decided to pursue ebook only for my books going forward. Your book ...
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Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale the week of March 4. What it's about: What was it like for those who survived after the “unsinkable” Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912? Wilson tells their little-known stories.

Jodi Picoult's 'Lone Wolf' leads weekend book picks
'Lone Wolf' by Jodi Picoult is this weekend's book pick. By Jodi Picoult; Emily BestlerBooks/Atria, 421 pp., $28; fiction In Jodi Picoult's latest novel, "the stars are four-legged and howling," writes USA TODAY's Deirdre Donahue.


Official: Mistakes led to Afghan Quran burnings
By KM Chaudary, AP A man stands with the Muslim holy book at a rally to condemn the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan by US troops. By KM Chaudary, AP A man stands with the Muslim holy book at a rally to condemn the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan by ...


Excerpt of Hank Haney book about Tiger Woods released
Los Angeles Times
By Diane Pucin Golf Digest has released an excerpt from a book authored by Hank Haney, who was Tiger Woods' swing coach for six years. The book, set to be released March 27, has already angered Woods. Earlier this week before Woods' appearance in the ...

Los Angeles Times

Co-author of 'broken windows' policing theory dies
Wilson wrote or co-authored more than a dozen books on various topics, but his study of police work and the importance of quickly attacking even small signs of disorder have resonated for decades. He was a distinguished scholar in Boston College's ...

Three Hitchens Books Returning to Print
New York Times (blog)
By JULIE BOSMAN Three books by Christopher Hitchens that had gone out of print will be revived in paperback and e-book, the publishers of the titles said. Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette BookGroup, will release the three books on April 10.

The book that inspired ABC's 'GCB': Clever or Offensive?
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
The book, which featured several laugh-out-loud moments, hits the head on the nail describing these socialite women who say one thing, but act completely different. It's a mix of Mean Girls—taken out of the high school setting, of course—meets Steel ...

Ark filled with books to survive data flood
Sydney Morning Herald
Shipping containers stacked two by two are stuffed with the most enduring, as well as some of the most forgettable, books of the era. Every week, 20000 new volumes arrive, many of them donations from libraries and universities thrilled to unload ...

Author Stephen King turns into book reviewer
The event, hosted by Water Street Bookstore, was one of four put on every year across the country by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, during which well-known authors are invited to interview lesser-known authors. During the discussion, which lasted for ...

Book Buzz: Quiet, The Fear Index
Daily Herald
Susan Cain's amazing new book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking,” claims this aspect of our society is something that should be changed. She lauds the qualities of the quiet, inflective souls that recharge in solitude ...

Test your knowledge, then enjoy book fest
Arizona Daily Star
This is one of our authors, left, speaking in the UA Student Union Ballroom at the book festival last March 12. Who is she? Sorry, we won't tell you, but see Name that Author, question No. 2. Your 68-page guide to the Tucson Festival of Books is packed ...

Ariz. sheriff's Obama investigator selling book
Retired detective and volunteer Maricopa County sheriff's posse member Mike Zullo is listed as the co-author of “A Question of Eligibility,'' an e-book for sale through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book is a copy of the investigation findings ...

Author exposes East Timor 'stolen generation'
Sydney Morning Herald
''They also wanted to adopt the children of the resistance as a way to punish, weaken and humiliate the enemy,'' Dr van Klinken says in her book Making them Indonesians, published by Monash University. Dr van Klinken says dozens of children were taken ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Local readers remember their favorite Dr. Seuss book
Heber Springs Sun-Times
Ranton Harlan's favorite Dr Seuss story is Steak for Supper from the book The Bippolo seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss. Harlan, who is 4, names this as his favorite because he likes the terrible crew that follows the boy home for a steak supper ...

Library on wheels sharing digital books
Yuma Sun
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will be in the area this week to showcase the free eBook and audiobook downloads available from the Yuma County Library District. The Digital Bookmobile is a 74-feet long, 18-wheel tractor-trailer that boasts a ...

Book fair concludes, sees over 700000 visitors
By IANS, New Delhi : Focused on youth and children, the biennial World Book Fair New Delhi, organized by the National Book Trust (NBT) concluded Sunday, after registering over 700000 visitors. This year, a forum was provided to discuss issues ...

Book helps Upstate families find the right trails
Greenville News
$9.95. It's always nice when an adage is proven right. Scott Lynch learned firsthand that necessity really is the mother of invention, after constantly being asked for good locations for family hikes.

Jewish-Iranian author: Don't attack Iran
WASHINGTON – In a recent op-ed published by the New York Times, Jewish Iranian-American author Roya Hakakian wrote in reference to Iran and Israel that "no two nations have ever been so deeply shaped by each other and yet so unaware of their debt to ...


security official hopes book will help stem workplace violence
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Jane M. Von Bergen William Whitmore, ex- U. Merion Twp. police officer, wrote a book based on a survey. Three statistics stick in ex-cop William Whitmore's mind - 52 percent of American employees have heard about, seen, or experienced violence on ...

Urban fiction author chronicles her journey
Reading Eagle
She kept her mouth shut and channeled her frustrations into writing a book between job tasks. Blending humor and raw passion, Woods, now 44, entertained a Reading Public Library audience Saturday with recollections of her interactions with members of ...

Digital books a booming business at Sioux City libraries
Sioux City Journal
The library has access to approximately 5400 e-books through the Wilbor Consortium, a group of 164 Iowa libraries. New books are added every month. Despite the growth, e-book availability in libraries still faces hurdles. Publisher Penguin Group ...

Book review 'Freedom's Cap': the US Capitol's big remodel
The Seattle Times
It wasn't always that way; before the Civil War, Congress actually voted to do something: expand the Capitol to its present size Former Washington Post reporter Guy Gugliotta tells how it happened in this fascinating new book. It's a tale of political ...

Author Shares Her Life Experiences
News Chief
No matter what state I was speaking in, a lot of people said I should write a book. I stayed positive no matter what happened in my life and they wanted to know how I did it," Osburn said. "There are lots of mountains and valleys, especially with ...

Author Jodi Picoult puts Green Bay on the map
Green Bay Press Gazette
Picoult will sign copies of her new book, as well as one other book per person » Info: Tickets can be purchased at The Reader's Loft, 2069 Central Court, Suite 44, Bellevue; (920) 406-0200 She has written 20 novels, ...

Author has her own dances with wolves in novel research
Edmonton Journal
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult has written a novel almost every year since her 1992 debut, Songs of the Humpback Whale, which was done while she was pregnant with her first child. Her latest book, Lone Wolf, concerns the difficult choices a family ...

In 'Being Flynn,' author Nick Flynn finds it's getting easier
Boston Globe
Robert De Niro (left) talks with director Paul Weitz on the set of “Being Flynn,'' a movie based on local author Nick Flynn's memoir. Until he showed up in the shelter in the mid-1980s, Flynn's father was a shadowy presence who continued to write to ...

Boston Globe

Book Review: The Hammer Vault by Marcus Hearn
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Every now and then I'll watch a documentary or read a book on some of the history involved, but that's about it. So when I was given an opportunity to check out The Hammer Vault: Treasures from the Archive of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn, ...

Book Review: The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG One only need to read a few reviews of T. Jefferson Parker's work, and consequently book reviews, to come to the realization that readers either love him or hate him. The Jaguar is no different. I think this is because his novels don't conform to ...

Book Review | Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Analysis explores links ...
Columbus Dispatch
His approach also allows for a subtle analysis of the changes within a particular period of time, such as during the years leading up to US involvement in World War II. As a comprehensive survey, the book opens up pathways for others to explore more ...

Columbus Dispatch

Book Review: Mind Your Own Life: The Journey Back to Love by Aaron Anson
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
If you are, Aaron Anson's book is for you. Anson's book is a memoir which examines the social impact of homophobia and how politics and religion has hindered all that is meaningful and authentic in our world. Anson believes that we must get beyond the ...

The Authors Show Announces New Show For Authors, Writers and Publishers, 'The ... (press release)
The Authors Show is a top ranked Internet radio show featuring books and authors from all genres. The new segment presents authors who offer book marketing tips, advice, methods and tools to help others successfully market books SHALLOTTE, NC, ...

Peace And Goodwill Through Books
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — The 14-millionth reused book shared by California's youth with Filipino children was turned over to the Philippine government in January 21, 2012, in a ceremony that showcased the solidarity between Filipinos and Americans as ...

Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store ...
By Donald Melanson
It remains to be seen if it's a full-on change of policy, but it looks like Amazon is at least shifting it stance when it comes to where some of the ebooks put out by its Amazon Publishing division are sold. As you may recall, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers recently pulled print editions of Amazon Publishing books from their store shelves because the ebook versions were only sold in the Kindle Store, a stance that B&N said "undermined the industry as a whole." Now, Amazon has ...

7 Children's Books Written in Response to Other Books - Mental Floss
By Stacy Conradt
7 Children\'s Books Written in Response to Other Books Some authors write books because they have a way with words. Others write books because they have ... And a select group of individuals write books mostly to spite the author of another book. These books were written in response ... Theebook was funny all on its own, but when Samuel L. Jackson was tapped to read the audio version, Go the F*** to Sleep reached a whole new level of fame. What you may not know is that the ...

Russian books in the heart of London — RT
Bestselling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has become a pirate. The creator of the 'Alchemist' believes that free electronic books translates into wider readership, has joined the Pirate Bay site calling on readers to share everything he has ...
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New York's Green Book Goes “Green”
By Melissa Stusinski
New York's famous annual Green Book will truly go green this year, as the city has decided topublish the book online. A limited number of copies. ... Category: News Author : Melissa Stusinski Posted: March 3, 2012. Tags : New York Directory, New York Green Book, ny green book, ... They will have hard copies available as well, most likely to appease residents who collect the books (much like people collected the “Book of the Year” books). This is yet another example of businesses ...
The Inquisitr

Found Book « BookPeople's Blog
By juliewbp
I also found Ramayana: Divine Loophole (Joe T. is narrating those awesome illustrations for me as I type) and The Little Book of Hindu Deities, all illustrated by Sanjay Patel who also animated such films as Ratatouille and The Incredibles. I had no ... We read a lot, and we like to talk about what we read, so you'll find some of that here, and some book news, and some books we like to recommend, and some things going on at the store....all kinds of stuff we feel like telling you about.
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The Future of Architecture - Book - Phaidon - A Look Inside ...
By Jeff Carvalho
Since 1889 Book Phaidon , is an up-to-date, comprehensive look at the architecture of the twentieth century. Jean-Louis Choen, himself an authority on architecture and urbanism, authors book The Future of Architecture. Since 1889 Book ...

Rough Edges: Prologue Books Launches
By James Reasoner
Prologue Books Launches. Here's what I said about the new e-book publisher Prologue Books on their website: Prologue Books is, in a word, spectacular. This is a treasure trove of the great authorswho influenced several generations of writers and are still influencing them. These books are some of the best examples of ... I've bought several books already, and there's a good chance I'll buy everything they publish before I'm through. If you haven't checked out their website already, ...
Rough Edges

New Book Club Selection! | Rachelle Gardner
By Rachelle Gardner
The She Reads book club chooses novels from a variety of genres and publishers. The website features a blog that regularly discusses books and authors; discussion forums; author profiles and interviews; and discussion questions you can ...
Rachelle Gardner

graber book forum part 4 – a theory of global domination « orgtheory ...
By fabiorojas
Finally, we arrive at the end of the book forum on David Graber's Debt. Here, I'll summarize the last section and then wrap up with a few comments and critiques. 1. Debt has a few main goals. First, it is an attack on the theory that money is a ...

Is a Library Without Books Still a Library? | Care2 Causes
By Kristina Chew
California's San Francisco State University is opening a newly-renovated library that will house only a quarter of the million or so books of its collection. ... E-book Borrowing: Publishers and Libraries Disagree. Read more: book, books, college, ...
Care2 Causes

Skeptic Book by Vahrenholt & Lüning Enters 3rd Week On Bestseller ...
By P Gosselin
Skeptic book by Fritz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning “Die kalte Sonne” (see side bar) will begin it's third week on the Spiegel bestseller list since it was first released on February 7. It shot up to number 14 on the bestseller list for German hardcover non-fiction books just a week after it was released. Last week it was on number 15, and ... Publisher Hoffmann & Campe, based in Hamburg, are now is discussions with publishers for an English version. I'm also informed that a second ...

Katie's Book Blog: Blogger Interview: Sophia from The Book ...
By Katie
Info For Publishers. I am currently accepting YA books for review. I do not accept E-books. I also love to do interviews, guest posts, giveaways, or participate in blog tours. Do not hesitate to email me at ...
Katie's Book Blog

McSweeney's published fare all over the place - in a good way
Sacramento Bee
Since then, McSweeney's has grown into a multiplatform book- , magazine- and cyber-publishing house that pushes traditional writing and graphics forms and styles to the edge. • The 27-title book list is daring and intriguing: fiction, nonfiction, art, ...

"Trail of the Spellmans," by Lisa Lutz, is The Bee's Book Club's choice for ...
Sacramento Bee
If you have information on author appearances, book sales, writing seminars, writers club meetings or other book-related special events, e-mail it to at least two weeks before the event. To read the online calendar, ...

Where's the book? Alaska title unshelved in corporate flap
Anchorage Daily News
By MIKE DUNHAM Barrow author Debby Dahl Edwardson got unsettling news at the end of last month. An email from the Anchorage Barnes & Noble store informed her that her book, "My Name is Not Easy," would no longer be available on their shelves.

Review: Never See Them Again
Houston Chronicle (blog)
M. William Phelps will discuss and sign “Never See Them Again,” 7 pm March 12,Barnes & Noble, 12850 Memorial; 713-465-5616. Also at 6:30 pm March 13 at Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597 or

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Christopher Paul Curtis reads, laughs, talks with Flint
The Flint Journal -
comNewberry Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis speaks to children and adults in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. FLINT, Michigan - Christopher Paul Curtis admitted he was a bit nervous before his Barnes & Noble visit on Saturday, ...

The Flint Journal -

Lamott, Ripken, Albright among authors coming to town
Kate Chopin also isn't around anymore, but a bust of "The Awakening" author will join those of Tennessee Williams and TS Eliot at 2 pm March 11 at the Writer's Corner, Euclid and McPherson avenues. Here is a roundup of some of the literary events for ...

Seniors share their stories
San Bernardino Sun
Jan Fowler, author of "Hot Chocolate for Seniors" meets Bobbie Ruth Jordan for the first time February 28 in Upland. (Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer) UPLAND - Bobbie Jordan had always dreamed she would move to California, meet a handsome movie ...

Jim Six: Cerebral palsy no handicap to singer
Gloucester County Times -
“One thing I can do and have always been good at is writing in general. I wrote a lot of poetry as a kid. Somehow I started writing lyrics back in 2001,” he said. “Growing up, I always went on fishing trips, me, my dad and two brothers, ...

Gloucester County Times -

Author Interview - Alton Gansky - I4U News
He is the author of forty or so books, both fiction and nonfiction and has written for ... Barnes &Noble brings Genesee County authors for book signings, readings ...

5 Marketing Tools for Book Authors - Small Business Trends
By Susan Payton
Here are some useful tools to help more readers find your book. ... open book. 1. Turn Paper into Digital. By simply making your book available via Kindle and other ebook resources, you expand the reach of people who can buy and read your book. Kindle books are remarkably easy to market: all a customer has to ... Author Marketing Club, a new free service created by Jim Kukral, aims to helpauthors who don't have a clue how to market their books promote it through various tools.
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