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Monday, 28 February 2011

SEEN This Week 2/28/11

The final week of the shortest month is here, which means it's not long until spring arrives. In any case, it doesn't appear the following people are slowing down any time soon, at least they didn't this past week.

Let's begin this week by wishing Night Publishing a happy first anniversary! The big event is coming up in early March. Stop by the Night Publishing website and have a look at the offerings of its current authors.

XoXo Publishing and 9 Clouds Book Marketing and Promotions are open to promoting and selling MMA (mixed martial arts), wrestling, and all other sports-intended books.

Models and Talent National picked up a Florida agency and added another 300 models and actors to their roster. Hit them up today for your talent needs.

Promotion a la Carte was voted #2 in the 2010 Preditors and Editors “Promotional Firms and Resources”.

Slush Pile Reader invites you to join the first Writers' Tag where teams of two face off with short story writing duels. Read, vote, or start your own. Read all about it!

Jennifer Lauck's new memoir, Found (Seal Press, March 2011)  is available on Amazon.  She is the New York Times Bestselling author of Blackbird, Still Waters, and Show Me the Way.

Chalet Publishers, LLC, is happy to announce their latest novel will be released March 1, 2011. kiDNApped by Rick Chesler is a well-written adventure/murder on the high seas. This is the second in Rick's trilogy, the first being Wired Kingdom, out last year.

Maze in Blue will be released April 1. The book is a murder mystery set on the University of Michigan campus. The author, Judge Debra Goldstein, plans a series of these "cozy" mysteries.

The next two books following The Taker by author Alma Katsu have been sold to Gallery/Simon and Schuster. Publication has been pushed back to September 6. Meanwhile, UK publication of April 14 is on schedule and reviews are starting to come in, including one at The Bookbag.

Congratulations to Lorraine Holloway-White, whose status on was elevated to Best Seller this past week!

 A Different Life: The Valentine's Day Save  by Kristal McKerrington was released by XoXo part of her A Different Life YA wrestling romance series.

Jake Barton is currently setting the Kindle world alight with his explosive thriller Burn, Baby Burn. Now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lee Child and Alan Guthrie in the top 20 paid Kindle books, Jake is living proof that Authonomy writers can succeed with the right efforts..

Kate Rigby has advanced to the second round in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) with her latest work, Far Cry From The Turquoise Room.

Gerry McCollough  advanced to second round of ABNA in the Young Adult (YA) category with her book, Lady Molly and the SnapperCyndi Tefft's novel, Between, is also in ABNA's YA second round.

PfoxPub and the incomparable John Booth are aiming to misbehave by resurrecting the classic Pulp Fiction novel genre. It's coming soon to an eReader near you.

Gemma Rice's Clawback has downloaded over 1,000 free copies from Smashwords in its first week.
Songs from the Other Side of the Wall by Dan Holloway is now on Kindle for $0.99/£0.70.

Joanne Ellis' Spoilt has become a runaway success, reaching #1 on both the US and UK Kindle charts in free downloads. The sequel, Fire Starter, is set to be released by Night Publishing in March.

Robb Grindstaff was interviewed here about his short story, Stella and Bailey, published in Dancing in the Dark. There's also a review of the story. If you're really feeling adventurous, you can read an excerpt of the story at this link.

Charlotte Castle's latest ambition wasto be ranked higher than #500 on US paid Kindle, and she's accomplished it! As of early last week, she was #498 - but these rankings fluctuate by the minute. Charlotte also ranks #2 in Oncology.

Jillian Brookes-Ward's Saving Nathaniel received 32 customer reviews on Barnes and Noble, averaging 4/5 stars. That's not too shabby!

My news for the week:

The Cruiserweight is set to be promoted as part of WrestleMania 27 week March 28-April 3, 2011. I will appear on WrestleView Radio's The Teacher's Lounge during this special week to discuss the book and its sequel, Kerrigan's Legacy. WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of wrestling here in the US, and the event takes place April 3 in Atlanta, GA.

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