New Book Releases

News You Can Use – March 26, 2013

Is Baby Boomer Lit the Next Hot Genre? – Yet another parsing of the genres. What do you think about this one?

The Economics Behind the Big Publishing Mergers – Eoin Purcells explores some of the big picture considerations.

Author Intuition – Roseanna White writes a great article. I appreciate her words “Don’t mistake pride for intuition.” Well said.

An Amazon Bestseller Earns the Author Very Little – Patrick Wensink’s article has generated over 100 comments.

What Was the Most Valuable Advice You Received as an Unpublished Writer? – T. Davis Bunn answers the question.

Eight Writers over 80 Years Old – What’s your excuse?

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News You Can Use – Dec. 4, 2012

Guideposts sells Ellie Claire Line and Selected Summerside Titles to Worthy Publishing – Worthy Publishing adds a great gift book line along with some Summerside non-fiction to their company. Plus they added a new VP, Jason Rovenstine, who joins them from his similar role at Ellie Claire/Summerside. The Summerside fiction line remains with Guideposts with no editorial changes. Guideposts fiction and non-fiction remains untouched. (If you are curious an out of date web site shows previous products published under the Ellie Claire imprint.)

Three Things You Can Do in a Novel but not Onscreen – Derek Haas helps writers understand the difference.

The Elevator Pitch – READ THIS ARTICLE!!!! – Susan Morris nails it on the head. The best way to talk about your book to and agent or an editor. Excellent.

Archway Publishing: Simon & Schuster Adds a Self-Publishing Division - Victoria Strauss pulls back the curtain. If you weren’t aware “Like the other self-publishing divisions of trade publishers (LifeWay’s Cross Books, Thomas Nelson’s West Bow Press, Harlequin’s Dell’Arte Press [which, unlike other ventures of this sort, produced a furore upon its introduction and had to change its name], Hay House’s Balboa Press, and Writer’s Digest’sAbbott Press), Archway Publishing is outsourced to Author Solutions Inc.”  And Author Solutions was recently purchased by Penguin…which is merging with Random House.
Confused yet?
If you get a contract from a publisher and you don’t have an agent, check out Victoria Strauss’ site and do your research.

The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion - Nathan Hangen makes a great case.

Want to be amazed? Watch this one minute video of a machine scanning a book at the rate of 250 pages per minute. Do the math. If there are an average of 300 words on a printed page and it takes five minutes to set up a new book, you could feasibly scan ten books an hour or 80 per day. A library of 5,000 books could be scanned and digitized  in two months.

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News You Can Use – Nov. 20, 2012

Family Christian Stores in a Buyout – The largest Christian bookstore chain in the country will have new owners. They have 280 stores in 36 states. The chain’s management in partnership with some investors has acquired the chain from its previous private equity owners.

Tyndale House Publishers Wins Their Courthouse Battle – Great news! I previously posted regarding the potential that an unfavorable ruling could have caused Tyndale to close their doors.

Publishers Hate Authors! – Declares Michael Levine in the Huffington Post. While he scores a few points it ultimately comes across as overstated. Victoria Strauss has the best response on her blog Writer Beware. She says it all.

How Many Pages Do You Read Each Day? - Kit Steinkellner asks a great question and then confesses her own habits. How would you answer the question? (No hedging.)

The Best Comma Rule Ever – Kathy Tyers nails the topic!

The Reinvention of the Bookseller – Interesting thoughts from industry guru Joe Wikert.

The Metadata Handbook now available – The books costs $95 but if you are an indie author/publisher or a traditional publisher you may want to get a copy. Metadata is a key to successful online bookselling. Check out the site for a complete table of contents and a regular blog.

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New Releases May 2010

Below are new books published last month which our agency represented. (In alphabetical order by author. Descriptions are from publisher’s web sites). May 2010 Claim – Lisa Bergren David C. Cook Sent west by their father to make a new life, the St. Clair siblings have done so-but hardly as …

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New Releases April 2010

Below are new books published last month which our agency represented. (In alphabetical order by author. Descriptions are from publisher’s web sites). April 2010 Who Speaks to Your Heart?: Tuning in to Hear God’s Whispers – Stacy Hawkins Adams Zondervan ‘I wrestled with whether a God that I couldn’t see …

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New Releases March 2010

Below are new books from March 2010 which our agency represented. (In alphabetical order by author. Descriptions are from publisher’s web sites). March 2010 Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue – Chuck Black Multnomah Determined, smart and a master of both the sword and the bow, Lady Carliss has …

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New Releases January & February 2010

Below are new books by our clients which released in January & February 2010 (in alphabetical order by author and descriptions from publisher’s web sites). January 2010 Dreams That Won’t Let Go – Stacy Hawkins Adams Revell Indigo Burns is excited. Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams …

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