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Monday, 21 February 2011

SEEN This Week 2/21/11

Greetings! Here's hoping everyone had as wonderful and productive week as some of our writers and other luminaries have. There's plenty of news this week!

Authors On Show's main website has new look that was unveiled February 16. Click here to see all the new features and welcome our two newest team members Jake Barton and Kathryn Brown.

If you have been missing the Night Publishing web site over the past week or so, stop by and view the new look. The 'Where to Buy' information is still being updated, and authors who are listed there, be aware all the links have changed.

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp is hosting The Injustice Files, a television program which profiles unsolved civil rights killings, on the Investigation Discovery cable channel here in the US. The Injustice Files debuted February 18. For additional program details, visit the official website.

Book Depository is looking to stock Empty Chairs by Stacey Danson. A quick click on the 'Notify Me' button will help get the book in stock.

The publishing endeavors of KJ Kron continues via the Slush Pile Reader imprint. Read Part 2 of Kron's Chronicle for his latest adventure. The aforementioned contract, which will be the same for everyone who is published by Slush Pile Reader, is very short and simple. The contract is available for reading in PDF format on the Slush Pile Reader site.

Lorraine Holloway-White made a decision that when her contract expires with her agent next month, she'll be self-publishing A Guide's Guide to Mediumship and Healing.

The Kindle sales stats say that Jo Ellis' Spoilt is about to make it big, especially with its sequel, Fire Starter, due for release in March 2011.

Stephen R. Long was the latest author to be showcased on the Authonomy blog.

Gemma Rice's Clawback is downloading so fast on Smashwords, it's difficult to get an accurate sales figure. The last estimate was around 300 on its first day. Click here to get your own copy.

Simon Swift's  book, Black Shadows, will be published by Wild Wolf Publishing in May 2011. Simon was a previously featured author on AOS during 2010.

Julia Drake will be moderating a panel on E-Books and Book Apps at the LA Bookwoman Day, hosted by the LA Chapter of the Women's National Book Association. The LA Bookwoman Day is an all-day conference on book publishing that will take place at the Marina Del Rey Hotel in Marina Del Rey, CA, 9-4PM February 26. To register and for a detailed program and list of panelists, click here.

Cliff Ball's book, The Unsurper, was featured on Daily Cheap Reads February 15.

Charlotte Castle's dream is to be ranked #500 on paid Kindle downloads. She is now at #548 and garlanded with 16 reviews averaging five stars overall.

An interview with Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello: The Other Side of Alzheimer's, appeared on the NYC chapter of's website. In it, Cathie speaks of recording her mother's conversations and finding joy, humor, and love in her mother's uncommon answers. In the book, Cathie captures fleeting moments and snippets of daily happenings to bring to life her surprising seven-year journey with mother.

Cara Diaconoff's memoir-essay, In the Capsule (North Texas, 2001), will appear in the launch of the new online magazine Verbumcavus in Spring 2011. Her story Georgia, and Points West was published in the Winter 2010 issue of The Adirondack Review as a finalist for the Fulton Prize.

Here's a heartwarming story: Kira Morgana's ten-year-old son, Aaron, has been struggling with reading and writing for the last four or five years. However, on February 19, they received a letter from Young Writers. Aaron- along with some of his classmates - had been entered in a competition by his school. The brief for the task had been write a mini saga on a theme that inspired them in 50 words or less. Aaron's story was selected out of 20,000 plus entries to be included in their Mini Sagas - Fictional Fun Wales anthology and will be published on May 31, 2011.

My news for the week:

The Cruiserweight was recommended as one of the ‘Must See Books’ on  Sweet N Sexy Divas' blog February 15.

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