Category Archive for: ‘News & Updates’

Book Business and the Players…

Got turned on to an interesting article about the 4 largest players in the book business. Amazon on line; ReaderLink supplier to mass markets; Barnes&Noble brick-n-morter; Penguin Random House commercial trade. Take a quick look if you don't know much about the functions or back story... or just use it as an fyi. Click for the...

News: Great Southeast Book Festival 2016 — Call for Entries

I get a lot of notices for Book awards... here is one with a deadline of Feb. 14. Contact them at their url below.------Deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on February 14, 2016 .--------------------THE 2016 GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES NEW ORLEANS_The 2016 Great Southeast Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring. The Great Southeast Book Festival will...

NEWS: Los Angeles Book Festival 2016 Call for Entry

I get a lot of notices for Book awards... here is one with a deadline of Feb. 15. Contact them at their url below.DEADLINE for entry is February 15, 2016— LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL 2016 - CALL FOR ENTRIES — LOS ANGELES (January 20, 2016) _ The 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual celebration of books deserving more attention from the world publishing community. The Los Angeles Book Festival will consider entries in general non-fiction, fiction,...

Printed books are alive and doing well — Good Reader

Sounds a little scary. HOWEVER, printed books have gained!! The article presents some interesting stats... As a book designer that news makes me happy. The article states "... paperback sales have increased by 8.9% giving further credence that people are switching back to print in greater numbers than originally thought...." And that the brick and mortar might still be there for all to enjoy... might take awhile.... and they are doing better than online sales, and this on the heels of...

Association of American Publishers

The first sub-head is "Adult Books Experience Growth" ....  And then it goes into Trade info and stats for Educational Materials; Professional and Scholarly Publications. Might just seem like a bunch of numbers, but in the end, they are statistics and have meaning. About AAP The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the voice of the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.  AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues...
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Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing and Promotion?

Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing... a question I get asked many times in initial conversations. There was a time when becoming an author was "like totally out there" and seen as unreachable for most of us. Then, something happened and

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News: The Differences between Reading Digital and Physical Books

I read more pbooks (physical books) than ebooks (digital) and I do lots of research online... mostly I find that the sitting posture for reading online disturbing as I work at a computer all day so it seems like work. I can understand how the article relates online reading to research, the ability to scan as that seems to be the action for work. Mostly fiction books are ebooks which are for letting the mind escape. So I'm guessing e or p will work for that since you can take it anywhere with...
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Book: “Olinguito Speaks Up!” by Cecilia Velástegui

Working with authors is an exciting experience. I get to walk-in-their shoes for just a short period of time and experience the passion they have for their work. The book "Olinguito Speaks Up!" was just such a book. The author Cecilia Velástegui was just that. Her excellent choice of imagery for the interior and story to tell created a book that is meant to be on library shelves for years to come. "Olinguito is a shy and furry animal that sucks his thumb all day long and hides in the...
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Book: J. A. Maloney two Mystery Novels over the past year…

IT YOU LIKE GOLF and OWN A HOME... here are two Brad Stephens Murder Mysteries you will want to read. Check out these are two great murder mysteries... finished over the past year by Joel Maloney author website at http://jamaloney.com/books.html ======== Breakfast Ball Brad Stephens was enjoying the relative success of thirty years in the high stress world of mortgage loan origination when the great recession left him stripped of assets, short of business, and teetering on the brink...

Hollywood Book Festival – 9th Annual Awards

Passing this along to authors interested.... =================== 2014 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES HOLLYWOOD, CA _ The 2014 Hollywood Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its nihth annual awards celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities. The 2014 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to,...

Book Award: The Great Midwest Book Festival 2013

I receive a lot of Call for Entries... so I figured I'd pass a few of them along to you all. I entered several calls after writing my Parenting book and actually did placed in several. I find it's nice to be able to say "I'm an award winning author". I have a list of other award shows on my blog you might be interested in checking out. === THE 2013 GREAT MIDWEST BOOK FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES CHICAGO _ The 2013 Great Midwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its competition...

Technology Economy and Self Publishing… inching it's way to no longer being seen as "vanity" AND It's about time.

Many of you might not realize that I'm not only a graphic designer, self publishing and book/business consultant/coach. I am also a fine artist and publish books about my artwork and other artists. And many-a-time they are sneered at and labeled vanity books. I recently came across an article about how the publishing industry is changing... yes, still! This change seems to begin as the authors...

Self Published books now being added to Apple's iTunes – Breakout Books

One more place for the ebook to be seen and bought. iTunes has added a section called Breakout Books which when you click on that link will open in itunes a display of book. Mostly fiction for now with expansion in the future. This allowing ebooks to be more widely offered on the leading mobile platforms... iphones and ipads. Smashwords, a leading distributor and converter of digital books, also...

Printed books still big with Kids at bedtime.

Printed books, not dead yet! With all the play ebooks are getting lately, you'd think that printed, physical or pbooks are a thing of the past... thank goodness they are not... at least according to this report. ebooks / pbooks???

NEWS: Chronicle Books and Tumblr team up for a Humor Book Search

Chronicle Books and Tumblr team up for a Humor Book Search, the Humor Book Search is on. Deadline Feb. 28, 2013 I sometimes post notices of awards or entry calls... hope this works out for some of you. Always good to be aware of what is out there in the way of helping move your book project forward, whether it's an award show after you publish or a call for synopsis ... promotion and pr makes a difference. # # #

Book Award: Eric Hoffer Awards

Occasionally I get email notices for award shows and think passing them on would benefit my readers. I just received this one and the deadline is January 21, 2013. ==== SECOND CALL:  THE 2013 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD SMALL PRESSES  *  ACADEMIC PRESSES  *  MICRO PRESSES  *  SELF-PUBLISHERS -- $2,000 GRAND PRIZE -- LOW ENTRANCE FEE ($50) All books accepted. … The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Prizes awarded by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal,...
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