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Monday, 16 January 2012

SEEN This Week 1/16/12

Today we observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of several iconic figures in history (though his actual birthday was yesterday). Meanwhile, here are some people who created their own histories this past week:

How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks – All for Free wrote an excellent article January 12 about Authors On Show: Authors on Show, Indies Recommend Other Authors. Special thanks to Jason Matthews for a fine job in writing the article.

Barbara Bentley had an excellent turnout for library panel event January 7. Over 100 people showed up to listen to her and three other authors discuss "So You Want to Write a Book."

In very interesting video, bestselling author Stephen King discusses the art of storytelling as well why some people choose to watch American Idol's "comforting mediocrity" over reading short stories

Do you have thinning hair? Christine Schwab shares her latest tips in the latest issue of Arthritis Today.

As A Rebellious Oak is due to be published in March, you may read about Margaret Callow's interview Dorothy Dreyer's blog

Call of Poseidon by CP Bialois was featured on Kay Proctor's blog for the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge for Week 2.

Indie Book List posted Gerry McCullough's second Irish romantic thriller, Danger Danger, with a long excerpt.

Random House of Canada became the sole owner of one of Canada's oldest publishing houses, McClelland and Stewart. Click here to read the story.

We all know some DVDs have an "alternative final scene" among their extras. Michael C.S. Clifford did the same and wrote an "alternative final chapter" to his novel Sometime in Andalusia. It's up to readers to decide if the alternative chapter was a good idea.

Anyone who is interested in arts and disability in Australia is welcome to become a member of Arts Access Australia.

George Pappas was featured on the Story of Books blog’s Five Minutes With: George Pappas, Author, “Monogamy Sucks” and “Dear Hef" He discussed the future of books, how e-books have sparked an erotic resurgence, and his favorite books. George was interviewed by Twitter friend and the blog’s editor Salina Christmas

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