January 28, 2015 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Brett Garcia Rose announced today that the kindle version of his book Noise, a mystery suspense thriller, has been lowered to 99 cents on Amazon. Noise will only be listed…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on January 28, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments
Imagine the thrill of that first published book: your name on the cover, your words filling each page. Who needs a major publisher to promote and distribute, when you are brimming with enthusiasm and have put aside a small sum for travel expenses? My novel, The Bone Weaver, semi-self-published by a small indie press, was going to sell; I would make that happen. And there would be bookstore readings and signings, flashbulbs (we're talking 2001, so no cell phone shots) and fans…Continue
Book Giveaway Jan 26 – Feb 2: You have a chance to win a Historical Romance, The Bride Ship. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Book: U.S. and Canada only.
The Bride Ship is the first in a new series that chronicles the real-life story of a group of women who left the East Coast after the Civil War to start new lives in frontier Washington Territory. Though my heroine, Allegra Banks Howard, and her friends are fictional, the challenges…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on January 26, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments
This is part two of a two-part report on recent art book festivals I attended in Berlin. To read part one, click here.
Report on Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2014
On 13/14 December, Friends with Books hosted Art Book Fair Berlin 2014, a “festival for…Continue
Added by Bernadette Geyer on January 26, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
This is the first post in the series – Self Publishing Tips from A to Z.
I’ve already touched on the importance of creating a professional looking cover for an indie author. If you want your book to look appealing, you need your cover to look like…Continue
Added by Lana Pecherczyk on January 13, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
In recognition of the 5th anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake, the kindle version…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on January 12, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments
Book Giveaway January 12 - 19: You have a chance to win a Cookbook, The Everything Naturally Sugar-Free Cookbook.
The Everything Series is a great series of books that are dedicated to cooking and baking without refined sugar. Learn how to cook without sugar!
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on January 12, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments
I always say that the thing that played the biggest part in my signing with one of the Big Five publishers was luck. Given how many incredibly talented writers and moving stories exist out there (and in here, on She Writes itself), I deeply believe that luck, more than anything, ignited the whole process of my deal with G.P. Putnam’s Sons (which I wrote about earlier,…Continue
January 7, 2015 (Honolulu, HI) – Local nurse and Honolulu resident, Rene Steinhauer, has just been released from a 21 day Ebola quarantine period that he completed at home in Honolulu after returning from working as a chief nurse in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia.
Added by Kelsey McBride on January 7, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Having a book cover that sells is as important to your novel as the writing itself. If people walk passed your book on the shelf, what use is good writing if no one reads it?
As a Graphic Designer, Reader, Writer and Marketer, here are 5 things I hope to never see on a book cover.…Continue
Added by Lana Pecherczyk on January 6, 2015 at 10:47pm — No Comments
Book Giveaway Jan 5 - 12: You have a chance to win a book from A Susan Cramer Mystery.
Susan decides to leave her long-time husband hoping for a better life. Problem is, things only get worse as she is the first person to discover the collapsed man in the cellar of the Hotel Camaro. With all of the strange people who rent rooms at the old hotel, plus the fact that she has been blamed for the murder, Susan is also concerned about keeping where she is staying…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on January 5, 2015 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Posted new edition of All Art Friday.
In the spotlights: Pam Carriker's forthcoming 'Mixed Media Portraits', the new journal 'Create', Iris Scott's fine art of finger painting (video), a preview of Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' (video), and a talk about Alberto Giacometti (video).
The roundup highlights exhibitions Noyes Museum (Janet Sullivan Turner assemblages), Albright-Knox (Helen Frankenthaler survey), Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (Tanja Softic…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 2, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments
New Orleans, LA (December 31, 2014) – After forty years of searching for what makes the restaurants and saloons of New Orleans unique, novelist Steven Wells Hicks has come up with some answers – thirty-seven of them to be precise.
In his sixth guidebook on the subject, 25…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on December 31, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments
Berlin is well-known for its art scene, so it is not surprising to find that it also has a fine selection of book fairs dedicated specifically to “art books.” I had the pleasure of attending two of these fairs in late-2014, and am happy to provide summaries of them.
Report on artbook.berlin 2014 at Kunstquartier Bethanien
On 21-23 November, artbook.berlin held its third convention for art books, and artistic editions of…Continue
Added by Bernadette Geyer on December 29, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments
Book Giveaway Dec 29 – Jan 5: You have a chance to win a Regency Romance, Proper Attire.
A "proper" West Indies romance, Proper Attire is a quirky Regency meets the Caribbean story about having the courage to stand up for yourself even in the face of danger and the unknown. In this novel, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on December 29, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
Five Different Genre and Ten Books To Give Away Dec 21 - 31: You have a chance to win a fantasy, cozy mystery, mystery/suspense, historical/romance, and non-fiction. These books are family friendly and have received wonderful reviews. We are giving books and e-books away.
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on December 22, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
Do you live in a community that supports writing and writers, reading and…Continue
Added by Ellen Cassedy on December 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
December 16, 2014 (STOCKTON, CA) – Rene Steinhauer, RN, EMT-P, is an accomplished nurse with skilled disaster training experience. He has practiced medicine on all seven continents including working as a flight nurse in Antarctica, a combat medic in Iraq and a disaster manager in Hurricane…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on December 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Book Giveaway Dec 15 - 22: You have a chance to win a children’s book, Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer.
A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? Ugh. This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share! Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on December 15, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments
When you're thinking about a potential title for your book, I strongly recommend that you do the following:
1) Check on Amazon to see if other books already have that title
I'm surprised by how often I come across an article or blog post…Continue
Added by Maria Murnane on December 15, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments