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Sunday, 18 May 2014

SEEN This Week 5/19/14

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This week’s book, author, and event news:
Joe E. Legend made a guest appearance on The Undisputed Wrestling Show May 6, discussing his work with wrestling promotions around the world, his new careers as an author and actor, and upcoming appearance. You may listen to the episode’s rebroadcast at this link.
Nicole Maddalo Dixon was featured in an article printed in the Bucks County Courier Times and Intelligencer about her fictionalized account of one of America’s notorious folk heroes, Billy the Kid.
Tom Ufert was interviewed about his new book Political Craps on Kiler Davenport LiveMay 11.
What makes a rooster crow? Get the answer straight from the rooster’s beak in Brewster the Rooster, written by award-winning author J.A. Snow and beautifully illustrated by renowned Montana artist Jim Snow. This charming bedtime story is now available on Amazon Kindle.
Pay a visit to The Derek Morgan Chronicles, a new web site with great stories based on the CBS drama Criminal Minds.
Stephen Pearl has a new interview with Words on a Limb, discussing his work in general, the writing industry, and other topics at this link.
Author Event of the Week: Covington, KY will be the happening place for Indie Authors Do It Dirty September 23-24, 2016. Agenda and time is yet to be determined, but there is plenty of time to plan your spot for this event! Authors located in or interested in attendingcan sign up here to reserve their spots. The official Facebook page for updates can be found here.
My Latest News:
Paperback edition of Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star ranked #33 in Biographies & Memoirs > Sports & Leisure on German Amazon May 14.
Check out my May 12 interview with Marie Lavender’s Writing in the Modern Age blogat this link.
Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star ranked the following on Amazon May11:
United States:
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Biographies
Canada:
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Sports & Outdoors > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Sports & Outdoors > Biographies
United Kingdom:
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Sport > Individual Sports > Wrestling
#6 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Sport > Biographies
Germany:
#3 in Kindle Store > eBooks > Foreign Language eBooks > English eBooks > Sport & Fitness > Individual Sports> Wrestling
#4 in Kindle shop > eBooks > Foreign Language eBooks > English eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Sports & Recreation
Italy:
#3 in Kindle Store > eBooks > Foreign Language eBooks > English eBooks > Sports > Fighting and Self-Defense> Wrestling
Do you have news you’d like to see in an upcoming column? Either post it here or emailwritingmerchant@gmail.com before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter@lacarrington1.
In observance of Memorial Day here in the US, there will be no column posted next Monday, May 26. AOS looks forward to you returning to our site for the next SEEN ThisWeek on Monday, June 2. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

SEEN This Week 5/12/14

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Before I get this week’s column underway, I’d like to take a moment to give a birthday shout out to Billy Kidman, who turned 40 yesterday. Nothing like a milestone birthday falling on the same day as this year’s Mother Day here in the US!
Now on to the latest book, author, and event news:
Is the novel as we know it really dead? Will Self would have us tend to think so. 300,000 books published by traditional publishing houses annually in the United States alone, 50,000 of those are allegedly novels. The count doesn’t include another the percentage of author-published novels each year among another 300,000 self-published work. Click here to read more on The Death of the Novel Is Dead.
DT Peterson’s novel The Cove recently made Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Erotica and the Kindle best-selling lists in Erotica, Gay Romance, and Gay genres.
The May 2 online auction hosted by Turning the Pages Books’ raised $183.50 toward raising funds to help Michele Arthur receive much-needed stem cell treatment. If you missed the auction, donations toward Michele’s treatment are still being accepted on theStem Cells for Michele You Caring page.
Plans are underway for the next Turning the Pages Book Awards and Signingscheduled for April 18-19, 2015. JD Nelson and Dani Hart are among authors already signed. A venue for next year’s event is yet to be announced; perhaps in Orlando or on the Atlantic Coast side of Florida.
Are you looking for your next great read? Do you love strong women, alpha males, and a HEA with no cliffhangers?! Emma’s Home, the first in Maryann Jordan’s Fairfield Series, will fill all the aforementioned traits! Get your copy now on Amazon.
BookBub has raised $3.8 million geared toward helping readers find online ebook deals.Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
Author Event of the Week: The James M. Cox, Jr. Arboretum in Dayton, OH will be One More Romance Author Event’s venue on June 6, 2015. Author signings are scheduled from 1:00-4:00 PM on June 6 with an after party. Depending on the amount of author participation, table setups may be one to two authors at each. Author sign-up is now openat this link, and all are welcome to join the Facebook group to stay informed on further updates.
My Latest News:
Want to know what’s next once you receive an agent/publisher offer? Check out my May 9 guest blog post on Marie Lavender’s Writing in the Modern Age.
Do you have news you’d like to see in an upcoming column? Either post it on a related site or email writingmerchant@gmail.com before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter@lacarrington1.