Archive for April, 2012

Microsoft to invest $300M in Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-book platform

April 30, 2012 Leave a comment

So you think Amazon is a monopoly? Now comes the news that Microsoft is set to enter the ebook space. Click here for the story from the Apple Insider.

List YOUR book here

April 22, 2012 10 comments

A lot of bloggers have been amazing kind to me by listing my book on their website. I’d like to return the favor, so I’m providing space on my page of authors to list their own books. Extra visibility can only help, right? Please follow the format on the page.

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Book Reviewers Sought: Los Angeles Review literary journal

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Review literary journal is looking for three to five book reviewers. These reviewers will primarily be responsible for our new online review section, which includes reviews of self-published books. Some reviews may also be published in the print journal. Fiction, poetry and nonfiction reviewers are all welcome to apply. Online reviews are 200 to 500 words in length. Print reviews are 200 to 300 words.

Applicants should have some experience reviewing books, preferably for a literary journal. This is a volunteer position at this time; a stipend may be added in the future.

To apply, please send an email to the Book Review Editor, at LAReview.bookreviews(at) (replace (at) with @) in sending email). A resume/CV and links to published reviews are appreciated. To find out more about us, please visit our web site at

Courtesy: the crwropps-b yahoo group


Connecticut libraries announce Random House ebook boycott

April 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Click here to see why.

Edible Cookbook: How’s This For Book Promotion?

April 8, 2012 2 comments

Directly from the Shelf Awareness Newsletter:

Inhabitat showcased “The Real Cookbook” from German design agency Korefe, “a delicious creation made of 100% fresh pasta. Flip it open for some toothsome inspiration, and tear out the pages to use as sheets of lasagna. For both the seasoned chef and the novice cook, just bake the book and eat!”

Ebook Millionaires: How Are Paperback Sales?

April 5, 2012 3 comments

Everyone knows that John Locke sold a million copies of his 99cent ebooks. Based on this, he signed a pretty lucrative deal Simon & Schuster. But his paperbacks haven’t been doing quite as well.

Amanda Hocking, on the other hand, who signed with St. Martin’s Press, is selling very well.

More on this story here.