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Sunday, 11 May 2014

SEEN This Week 5/12/14

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.
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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.
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