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Monday, 18 July 2011

SEEN This Week 7/18/11

Ready for more news this week? As usual, there's plenty to report!

Verso Books marketing director Clara Heyworth passed away last week at age 28. Condolences go out to her loved ones, colleagues, and friends.

Night Publishing's sales have gone significantly upward month by month, currently at an annual turnover of around $100,000 (split 50/50 between Night and its authors). In January 2011, the annual turnover was estimated at about $5,000. Not bad for a small indie publisher!

United Kingdom-based agent David Kenyon has added Kristal McKerrignton to his roster of authors and wrestling talent he represents. David not only works with some of the best in the business, but has also expressed interest in assisting in the 2012 RT Book Lovers Convention panel. He's also discussing possible representation of me as of this writing.

Kristen Eckstein, Ultimate Book Coach is looking for authors who have had unhappy publishing experiences (traditional, self-publishing, etc.) for interviews. If you’d like to make sure no one goes through what you have, contact​ Accepted candidates will be featured in blog posts (including picture and web site) for additional exposure.

Find out more about George Pappas' intriguing journey and novel Monogamy Sucks in the Orange County Register.

Samantha Towle was recently interviewed by the This is Hull and East Riding newspaper.

On Saturday August 13 at 12PM, Simon Swift will be signing copies of Black Shadows at Waterstones in O2 Centre on Finchley Road in the UK, only ten minutes from Westminster. The wonderful Teresa Geering will also make an appearance.

Check out the very first article written by Lorraine Holloway-White in The Psychic Week.

The Magic of Finkleton by KC Hilton received the Children's Literary Classic Seal of Approval, and headed tothe next round of judging. The book is also being considered for a Gold / Silver Award.

The debut novel in Jenn McKinlay's library lover's series Books Can Be Deceiving appeared on the July 24 New York Times mass market best seller list at number 34.

Silver Publishing released Decisions, the latest novel by Jessica Degarmo, on July 13.

My news for the week:

The Cruiserweight made the wrestling book best seller list on both Amazon and this past week. Click here for additional details.

My Pittsburgh Examiner article Have Unruly Kids Resulted in Businesses Banning Them? was a front page feature for Society and Culture on July 17.

Do you have news you'd like to see in a future column? Email or post your news on a related site prior to the following week. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

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