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“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

– The Write Agenda

ALERT: John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

11/25/2011: Writer Beware seems to be defending Book Country (Writer Beware – Victoria Strauss)

ALERT: Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

ALERT: (Posted 10/25/11) P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims


Bookstore closing ‘huge loss’ for patrons
Georgetown Barnes & Noble quietly shuts its doors

Innovate or Be Left Behind: Lessons From Amazon | SEO Expert 

Straight From Hel: Wanna Be in Print?

Cost Of Publishing a Guide Evaluating the costs Affiliated With 

Amazon Stops Selling ‘Not Gay, Just Sissy’ Calendar

Chaska native publishes book of his travels (PublishAmerica)

Amazon Announces Unexpected Holiday Sales for Kindle Line

New Year’s resolutions – write that book you’ve always been talking about

How to Choose the Best Method for Publishing Your Book by 

2012 publishing predictions part 2 | FutureBook

Thrown to the Wolves! HarperCollins Sues Over Julie of the Wolves E-Book Rights

How publishing changed in 2011: O’Reilly’s take

Booksellers enjoy late sales boost – The Bookseller

How to Sell More Books in 2012 – Matilija Press

Publishers Weigh In On The Future of Ebooks

No happy ending for book industry

Bookstores must reinvent themselves

Amazon: 4M Kindles sold in Dec., e-book sales up  – GameSpasm

Book sales – The Atlantic Wire

Lump in the road: Woman pens children’s book based on personal  (Tate Publishing)

When Amazon Calls: Two SelfPublished Authors Reflect

US Jewish publisher out with Talmud index

Small publisher says Amazon helped it to survive and prosper 

HC US sues over Open Road e-book

Levelland author Eric Taylor releases ‘Mist’ novel (Tate Publishing)

Is Jesus Divine? : The Christian Pulse (American Book Publishing)


Tracking Amazon: The Top Books of 2011

Mark Coker « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

Smashwords Top 20 Books Perform Equally as well on Amazon: It’s  (The Write Agenda)

Books That Are Never Done Being Written

Publish-Me! Selfpublishing introduction – YouTube

2011 The SelfPublishing Year In Review | David Gaughran

Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing « Self Publishing Advisor

Self Publishing Predictions for 2012 | Book Cover Cafe

Author’s Edge – Eloquent Books & Strategic Book Publishing  (Eloquent Books & Strategic Book Publishing)

tatepublishing’s Channel – YouTube (Tate Publishing)


Amazon Says It Sold More Than 4 Million Kindle Devices; E-Book Gifting Takes Off

A Year In Books: Telling Me Something I Didn’t Know

Why Traditional Marketing Doesn’t Sell Books « Kristen Lamb’s Blog

When a Book Comes Out in Ebook – Interview with Sherri 

Bestselling Books Of 2011

PublishAmerica Author Janice Tuzo schedules book signing News By  (PublishAmerica)


Used book market a thing of the past

Outskirts Press Announces Winner of the Free Amazon Kindle in Their 25 Days of 

Top 10 Literary News Stories of 2011 « Commentary Magazine


Outskirts Press Announces Winner of the Free Amazon Kindle in Their 25 Days of 

HarperCollins Sues Open Road Over E-Book Rights


Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War

Dean Wesley Smith » New World of Publishing: Failure is an Option 

Interview: Jami Alden, co-author of ‘SEAL of My Dreams’

Hackettstown author recognized in national book contest

Print On Demand and Epublishing News She Writes


SelfPublishing Review | Blog | Boost Your Book Sales with Press 

How Book Sales are Influenced « Savvy Writers & e-Books online

Local student publishes book (PublishAmerica)


Ventura author claims literary award (Tate Publishing)

Area woman shares her faith experiences (Tate Publishing)

Kindle Author: How I Got 4800 Amazon Customers to Download My 

Bestselling authors aren’t always what they seem

Google tries to kick Authors Guild out of court in book case


The great ebook price swindle

Startup e-Book House Releases Crime Anthology

Borders may be gone, but book store stays in the community 

Sudbury man puts Thoreau’s principles into action (Park East Press)

Salisbury News: Local Author Releases Children’s Book Nationwide (Tate Publishing)

Local author hopes to uplift others through book (Tate Publishing)

Eastchester groundskeeper publishes poetry (PublishAmerica)


Waterstone’s backs down over Mein Kampf

E-book Sales And Self-Publishing : NPR

The Overlooked Books of 2011

Milli Brown Will Publish Your Book—If You Can Afford It

Craig James’ attorney seeks depositions from book publishers

Wimpy Kid Goes to Court Against Zombie

Wimpy Kid author files lawsuit against Zombie Kid publisher

Craig James Files Complaint Against Book Publishers

Wimpy Kid author sues Antarctic Press over Diary of a Zombie Kid

National Agents Alliance announces bestselling author Jon Gordon will be 

Imperfectly Matched – Legal Thriller Brings Together 2 Opposites  (Strategic Book Publishing)

The Downside to SelfPublishing: Not What You’d Think | Life is but 

Self-Publishing Review | Blog | Guidelines to Consider in Marketing 

A Christmas memoir (PublishAmerica)

PublishAmerica Presents Red Mars and Other Poems from September  (PublishAmerica)

F.C. Resident, Poet Dies at 69 (PublishAmerica)

Delaware author gets inside betrayer’s head (Strategic Book Publishing)


Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter returns to author’s Cuban home 

Michael Chabon Challenges Publishers On Digital Royalties – GalleyCat

Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software: Fixes Some Nagging Issues

Publishers pick their wishes and misses of 2012

Contact 2: BBB Warns Of ‘E Reader’ Scammers

Book Publishing Insider Tipped Law Firms About eBook Price Fixing 

Venti, daughter write book (Tate Publishing)

Amazon Makes the Fire Less Balky


Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees for 2011 « Self 

And the Lead Counsel in E-Books Price-Fixing Litigation Is…

Book Marketing Mistakes That Cost You Sales | SmartAuthorSites 

Borders era over as judge confirms bookseller’s liquidation

Amazon Kindle Fire, B&N Nook Tablet getting software updates

George Pelecanos novel steers marketing in new direction

Changes made to Alberta Readers Choice book award

East Lansing Barnes and Noble Set to Close

East Lansing Barnes and Noble Set to Close

Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 update rolls out

BBB Warning: eBook Scams Rip Off Readers, Authors And Publishers


Publisher accuses SCAF of libel after incitement accusations

Thank You For a Great Year in 2011 | Publishing Perspectives

Over 10,000 Facebook Fans (PublishAmerica)

HarperCollins Selects Ingram Publisher Services/Spring Arbor for Christian 

The Peach Tree Kids Author to Appear on KAZVTV’s Central Valley  (Strategic Book Publishing)

Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Want You To Boycott Amazon

Does the cream really rise in selfpublishing? | Leah Raeder

A look at selfpublishing | TeleRead: News and views on e-books 

News to Use (PublishAmerica)

Sales jump for books written by Hitchens

What can free do for your book? – Erik Emery Hanberg

The Tim Tebow Phenomenon Translates Into Bestselling Book

Author Mistakes | Motion Publishing

eBooks Could cost More Than Printed If Publishers Get Their Way

The Importance Of Reviews

Why authors don’t need traditional publishers anymore

Self Publishing news

SelfPublishing IS Real Publishing-The Difference is up to You

Amazon Kindle Fire Is Far From A ‘Failure’

Craig resident’s new book promotes tips for happier living (Tate Publishing)


Review: Biography: One Click: Jeff Bezos And The Rise O by Richard 

SelfPublishing And Ebook Predictions For 2012 | The Creative Penn

Five reasons NOT to selfpublish your novel as an e-book

Self Publishing, Inc – Publishing service for the selfpublisher

Selfpublishing vs. Big-house publishing | The Blog

Setting Goals For SelfPublishing | CCC’s Beyond the Book


Author Amanda Hocking – An Inspiration for All Writers

M&M to launch digital publishing system in Saudi

At Amazon, Talking Long Term and Meaning It

E-readers: Amazon selling 1 million Kindles per week

Author relates lesson in sport to lesson in life (PublishAmerica)

Sales jump for books written by Hitchens

The Library Alternative

Author-it Software Launches Author-it Cloud

Author Hitchens always a humanist

Interview: Marliss Melton, co-author of ‘SEAL of My Dreams’

Self-publishing: it’s crucial to be realistic

When Self-Publishing Goes Wrong – Grasping for the Wind

So Cupcake: Brenda L. Wagstaff (Tate Publishing)


Barnes & Noble (BKS) Orders 1.5M NOOKs, But Competition Stiffens

Writer Beware: Buying “Access” to Studio Execs and Agents 

2011 December 08 « Self Publishing News For SelfPublishing 

Horror author Stephen King helps raise $240000 to help poor Mainers pay 

Will Amazon Respect Its Kindle Fire Customers? | Geoff Livingston’s 

Publishing News: “Hating Amazon is not a strategy” – O’Reilly Radar

Bodyguardz offers protection for the Amazon Kindle Fire » Coolest 

Amazon announces new free expedited shipping deal

Local Bookstores Call For Boycott Of Amazon For Advertising Their Prices

Does It Matter That Kindle Books Were $9.99 Before Anyone Used E-Readers?

Nook Headed to the UK?

Barnes & Noble to Take Deliveries of 1.1 Million Nook Tablets in Q4 (BKS)

Amazon vs The World | The Big Picture

Amazon offers some Kindle numbers: 1 million sold a week — Tech 

Amazon: For The Third Week, Kindle (Including The Fire) Sales 

Amazon Reports Blowout Kindle Sales Numbers — Close To The 

Here’s A Real-ish Kindle Number From Amazon | paidContent

Self Publishing Has Taken on a New Form in the E-Book Market 

Publishers Block the Path to Successful E-Book Sales | SixEstate

Facebook Fan Page – How To Use It For Book Marketing

E-book reader sales to boom as prices plunge

Featured Book-of-the-Week – Self Publishing News For Self 

Newark author gets 2nd story published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Publisher Happy About Gives its Authors an Early Holiday Gift with 2-for-1 Deal


Joe Simon, a Creator of Captain America, Is Dead at 98

E-book readers

Save $200 When Self-Publishing This Holiday Season

Amazon Spent $450000 Lobbying Gov’t in Q3

“KDP Select is the best way I know to bring my – Amazon Media 

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62


Local author writes about Pat Boone (Tate Publishing)

Tate Publishing – Marketing Department Blog: Serving to Sell

Using SquidLit to Promote Your SelfPublished eBook – Article 

A writer’s guide to getting selfpublished

Amazon’s contentious relationship with authors and bookstores

Why Authors and Social Media Are Meant for Each Other

Publishers Are Still Missing the Boat on E-book Prices

Amazon selling over 1 million Kindles a week

The SelfPublished Author as the Self-Employed Author | The 

Russell Hoban, ‘Frances’ Author, Dies at 86

Shakopee Author Catches Ancestral Spirit in First Novel (Tate Publishing)

West Michigan book publisher capitalizing on Tim Tebow mania

Author Russell Hoban dies aged 86

New Book Trailer Added – The Book Marketing Network

From Published to #1 Amazon Bestseller in 3 Months

3 Simple Book Sales Techniques | Sales Training

Successful Self Publishing – Go Sign Me UP!

Writing and Publishing News » Blog Archive » Secrets to an Author’s 

Raindrop Story by Brighton Teen Fits Rainy Day at Hartland Montessori (Tate Publishing)

Student Run Press Has Published 31 Novels

Video Interview: The Future of Publishing | Jane Friedman

7 Things I Learned from Publishing a Book

Flipside: Bringing Filipino e-books to the market

Barnes & Noble accused of “censoring Christmas”


Interview with Emma Marris, Author of Rambunctious Garden 

Bestselling Author and Screenwriter Prepares His Memoir for the Big Screen

Author Success Stories – SBPRA (Strategic Book Publishing and  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Amazon to stab retail in the heart, says report. Welcome to Q4!

The Kindle Fire’s big security problem

Court clears ‘Bookseller of Kabul’ author

SBPRA Family of Authors Can Help Author’s Son This Holiday Season

Russell Hoban, cult author, dies aged 86

Authors leave publishing houses out of the plot

Amazon Price Check May Be Evil But It’s the Future

Self-Publishing Enables Dual Career Paths

Writer Wednesday: Surprising Things Literary Agents Can Do For You

eBook Exclusivity — A Good or Bad Idea? « An American Editor

Amazon plays hardball with bookstores and writers

Amazon Price Check Discount Has Competitors Crying Foul | PCWorld

Booksellers Deplore Amazon ‘Poaching’ Ploy

Amazon Kindle Fire Improvements: 10 Must-Have Fixes for a New Version

Dymocks responds to criticism of D Publishing contract

Saray Publishing

Read for success? India’s business books take off

20 Little-Known Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading – A SPN 

Apple Faces Another Set of Antitrust Accusers

Q&A With Brittany Geragotelis: Author Of “Life’s A Witch” | Ypulse

Interview With A Successful Writer: Rebecca O’Connor, Award 

New Self Published Authors – Stephen’s Lighthouse

Woman’s Bestselling SelfPublished Book Will Now Become A Movie

How C. Leigh Purtill Self Published After a Traditional Book Deal 

Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney – Helm Publishing (Helm Publishing)

W. Robert (Bob) Gouin’s New Book Studies Of Biblical Chronology (AuthorHouse & Tate Publishing)

Sares leaves the boxing world to delve into crime in his newest book (Tate Publishing)

Strategic Book Publishing Signs Groundbreaking eBook Deal for  (Strategic Book Publishing)


EU Investigates e-Book Pricing

With 5% Discount, Amazon Triples Use of Controversial App CEO Bezos and wife donate $15M to build Princeton Neuroscience 

Strategic Book Publishing Signs Groundbreaking eBook Deal for  (Strategic Book Publishing)

Twin Cities book publisher Ned Waldman dies at 78

Amazon’s Bezos Gives $15 Million to Princeton for Brain Research

Author claims Somali pirates burned his books | Washington Examiner

Author claims Somali pirates burned his books

Print Books Still Rule the Holidays: The Trouble With Gifting an E-Book

e-Book Sales Double – Association of Independent Authors (AiA)

Kindle Fire: good reviews, but some complaints

Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit

The Case for SelfPublishing, with John Mackey and Steven Bryant 

3 Ways to Use Market Research « Self Publishing Advisor

Cards Wanted for Boy with Leukemia (Please send a card to Joey.)

eBook authors cashing in on popularity of eReaders this holiday season

Yahoo countersues Singapore publisher on copyright

A feast for book lovers at international fair

Jeremy Thompson from Matador publishing at the London Book Fair 

Have You Heard About FBA? | Bookshop Blog

An electrifying new twist in the plot as books turn over page for fresh chapter

Vancouver author signs two-book deal with D&M

Self-published authors find e-success

Interview with Debra Burroughs, Author of She Had No Choice

PERPETUAL FOLLY: Indie vs. Self Publishing

Self-publishing vs. Big-house publishing | The Blog

Greg Goldstein promoted to President of IDW Publishing – ComicList

Interview: Whitney Stewart, Author of Give Me A Break: No-Fuss Meditation

Fisherman becomes author at 98

Victoria Strauss Interview YouTube


Chamber chief calls for boycott

In the Wake of Protest: One Woman’s Attempt to Unionize Amazon

US-Israeli Author Found Guilty of Plagiarism

Writing and Publishing News » Blog Archive » When Can I Quit 

Kindle Self-Publishers Soon to Become Amazon Exclusives

“The Help” author’s next book almost year late

Amazon Kindle Fire Update Promised | WebProNews

Amazon Dies In A Fire

Amazon’s Publishing Reputation

Rob Lowe Lands Another Book Deal

Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

Brenner GRAND PRIZE Winner (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Lambert Wins First Prize (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Amazon’s Fire is Fueling Debate

Why Are Google and Amazon Fighting?

Amazon set to roll out update to Kindle Fire

Writers Need To Be Adaptable In Order To Succeed: The Porter 

New Free PDF e-Book: 10 Things You Need to Know About Self 

PUBSLUSH: Publisher Uses Readers to Find New Writing Talent 

US the latest authority to probe e-book pricing

New media regulator could cover digital publishers

Is selfpublishing really only for genre writers?

SelfPublishing in Print Update « Shanna Hatfield

Self Publishing for the Eco-Conscious « Self Publishing Advisor

D Publish, Dymocks Offer Self Publishing Deal For Authors 

The Precarious Portentious Perils Of SelfPublishing

Seal Press Author Offers Eight Ways to Give Back During Hanukkah (Mitzvah . . .  the Right Way)

Jerusalem court finds author Naomi Ragen guilty of plagiarism


Controversial Book Gives Daring Twist On Black Culture! (PublishAmerica)

How to DELETE your Smashwords Account

Censorship causes blindess. This is a complaint against Smashwords.

Publisher defends Shore author against plagiarism claims

How Amanda Hocking REALLY Did It- An Inspiration for All Authors 

What is Amazon’s KDP Select Program? – CrimeSpace

Kindle Publishing and how it works. « Madame Guillotine

10 Reasons Why I Am Self Publishing

Local Author Will Discuss The Pros And Cons Of Self-Publishing 

When the supposed scam busters & watchdogs are scamming

Publication Proposals Ways to Get Your own to the Top of the Stack

Selfpublished author sells 400000 copies of debut novel 

How 3 Publishing Myths Kill the Author | Savas Publishing 

Selfpublishing: Upending the Book Industry | James Russell Ament

How One Author’s Self Published Book Became a Best Seller 

Darcie Chan – a selfpublishing success story – She Writes

What I Got Out of SelfPublishing | The Gatekeepers Post

REMINDER: If you are participating in Amazon’s KDP Select, remove your books from all other distribution channels!

Local author to hold book signing at Town Center mall (Tate Publishing)

Top-Selling Authors Adopt New York Area Schools, Meet with Local (Tate Publishing)

Children’s Care BlogTalk – Book signing December 15th at 


Authors, Have you ever been censored by Smashwords? Tell us your story.

Pay Me, Bug! vs. Smashwords: Round One |

Amazon KDP Support : Smashwords’ Mark Coker Blasts KDP …

Mark Coker, Amazon and the value of indie authors

Nancy Steinbeck « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

About books: Victim of bullying writes book about his experience (PublishAmerica & Tate Publishing)

C. E. Petit « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

SelfPublishing Packages – MindStir Media

Rachel Morgan Writes: Why SelfPublishing Appeals to Me


Charles Emil Petit « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

Police arrest crime author on suspicion of DUI

Local Bookstores Ask Customers To Boycott Amazon Over New Price Check App Offer

E-Library Books Ready for Checkout on Kindles Through North Carolina Libraries

Smashwords Founder, Mark Coker, Trying to Take on Goliath: Obviously Concerned

Mark Coker of Smashwords is Showing Evidence of Being in Bed with Writer Beware

Nancy Steinbeck « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

Local author loves writing about turtles for children (Tate Publishing)

Amazon’s Evil Price Check App: Kicking Bookstores While They’re Down

Do Writers Really Need a Book Business Plan? by Deborah Riley 

Top 10 ways to promote your virtual book tour

Former resident writes third book (PublishAmerica)

How I Became a Best-Selling Author

Local signs romance book Saturday (Strategic Book Group)


Amazon Bribes Self-Published Authors to Sell Exclusively Through the Kindle Store

Amanda Knox to release tell-all book

Taylor Armstrong ‘Didn’t Feel Safe’ To Publish Book Until Husband’s Suicide

Publish an Ebook Now

Publishing in Latin America

Diana Colbert, wife of author Charles Bock, dies

BISG Issues Best Practices For Assigning Digital ISBNs

Why I don’t selfpublish | Myke Cole

Amazon Sets Up $6 Million Royalty Fund for Lending Library Authors

Amazon launches $6M fund to fuel Kindle Direct Publishing

China’s Dangdang Does An Amazon With E-Books, Apps, E-Reader

Future is here with Library Without Walls

Neil Cavuto Asks Donald Trump ‘If All This Is Just To Get Publicity 

Yes, but look at $9.99 upside-down — The Horn Book

Australian authors and publishers get a new advertising outlet

Would You Pay Dymocks $499 To Publish Your Book?

Vanity, thy name is publishing

The Seduction Of Self-Publishing

Bachmann book sells just 3000 copies in two weeks

Should pay Michigan tax? Retail groups say yes, as Amazon offers 
Amazon Kindle Will Win Thanks To Hype, Not Performance

Retail groups lash out after Amazon announces Price Check app promotion

Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry


Get a read on books for the wine lover on your list (Oak Tree Press)

30 Book Awards for SelfPublished Authors — The Book Designer

3 Things Mark Cuban’s Self Publishing Can Mean for You 

Albertville Christian author inks the deal (Tate Publishing)

What You Need to Know About Amazon’s BookPublishing Move

Publishing News: E-book market forecast to hit $5.2B as the book 

What’s the truth behind multiple personality disorder?

Justice Department Confirms E-Book Probe

Amazon will launch Kindle Fire in the UK in January

Publishing company launches young adult line aimed at peer readers

Author Emma Lou Thayne Receives Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist Award

Amanda Knox inks multi-million deal with Blair and Obama’s book agent

Jolie Accused Of Stealing Croation Author’s Story For ‘In The Land 

New Charles Dickens coin honors author

Amanda Knox book deal on its way with Robert Barnett’s help

Amazon strengthens drive into publishing

Sylvia’s book for her mum (PublishAmerica)

Price Check! Amazon App Takes Aim at Brick-and-Mortars

Amazon to Pay Your Customers $15 to Dump You

Amazon app will pay you $15 bucks to walk out on retailers

Readmill goes public: is the future of books social? — Tech News 

Books, like diamonds, are forever | Adverblog

Amazon acquires 450 Books from Publisher Marshall Cavendish

Six Shortcomings of Small Presses | LitReactor

Do you Wattpad? | Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Leaked Document: Hachette Explains Why Publishers Are Relevant 

New option for selfpublished authors |

South Vienna writer to debut mystery novel | The Madison-Press (Tate Publishing)


How to Evaluate Book Marketing Services | Jerry D. Simmons

Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish

Literary Review: No Author is Safe from the Bad Sex Prize

Apple in e-book price fixing probe

EU Investigating Possible Cartel in E-Book Market

Publisher: Author didn’t lift material for novel about Edgar Allen Poe’s child 

How to Make Your Writing More Visible Online

Award-Winning Author Stephen Stark Chooses

Amazon – Please Fix the Fire Announces Partnership with Barnes & Noble to Sell eBooks Through 

The most influential bookseller in Britain calls Amazon the devil

Trending toward the truth: Poll shows internet retail relies on brick-and 

Ask Shama: How Do I Market My Book Using Social Media?

Marketing with Spiritual Intent for Memoirists–Lynn Serafinn 

Bill of Rights for Friends of Authors | Hannibal and Me

APW: The Book Marketing Minefield « A Place for Writers

Thomas Allen and Cormorant launch e-book initiative for indie bookstores

Amanda Knox Teams with Lawyer to Broker Book Deal

Blog Business Success Radio – Blog Business World (Tate Publishing)

ECU freshman published at 16 | ECUNewsletter (Tate Publishing)

SHAW: Are libraries next to go?

EU in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers

Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

Rewriting the rules for publishing

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Crime writer gets better with each book

Southland libraries delve into e-reader mystery

book enthusiasts « Self Publishing News For Self-Publishing Authors

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Has Business Potential

Publishers warm to e-books on their own terms

Amazon’s cloud extinguishes Kindle Fire?

Self Publishing, Inc – Publishing service for the selfpublisher

Famous SelfPublished Authors: Benjamin Franklin « Self 

SelfPublishing Review | Blog | Interview with Henry Mosquera


Author Press Release (Strategic Book Group) – Posterous (Strategic Book Group)

Inspiration Creates Aspiration: A Guide to Help Develop New  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Area graduate writes book about retriever’s many antics (Strategic Book Group)

Susan Whitfield’s Blog: Marilyn Meredith (Oak Tree Press)

Google Plans to Seek Books Lawsuit Dismissal

The Ugly Truth About Consumer Book Reviews: Part One

Beware of fake Amazon account confirmation emails

Daunt is wrong: Amazon is no devil

The Truth About Amazon Publishing, Part II

With 13 Million Readers on Wattpad, YA Novelist Tries Self-Publishing

Eagan businessman’s marketing strategy: self-publishing a book

Booksellers, Multinationals Battle Over Spain’s E-book Buyers 

High Praise for Budding Author from Bestselling Jacquelyn Mitchard

Workshop to teach authors how to publish works

David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA), Named US Book Publishing “Person of 

The First 10000

The Arts: On Writing and Publishing – Lawrence F. Lihosit on “Self 

The Writing Bomb: Turning SelfPublishing Into Self-Employed

How To Write & Market Your Business Book [Resource Page] | The 

Book Marketing « Savvy Writers & e-Books online

You Sold How Many Books? | The Gatekeepers Post

Kobo offers a free e-book each month

Barnes & Noble In Financial Trouble – The Borders Syndrome 

Bestselling SelfPublished Novelist Ja Konrath Talks Writing and 

Tips And Tricks To get SelfPublishing Your Book executive dies in Lake Huron plane crash

Anne K. Albert: Day 11: Mystery We Write Tour with John M. Daniel (Oak Tree Press)


Publisher faces flak for ‘silence’

Breaking News: Highly-Publicized Book Tour Placed On Hiatus

National Writer Series receives kudos from Publishers Weekly |

Niche Authors Offered Customized, Comprehensive Marketing Services At Your

Hotsheet – Helmi Jensen – Strategic Book Publishing & Rights  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

The Unusual Story of Girelli the Gelliphant | PRLog (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Victoria Strauss Reaches 666 Facebook Fans: The Satanic Association is Worth Noting

Author Watch – Best Sellers – December 3, 2011

December Article

Interview: Author Melissa Foster

Marketing strategist Frank Sonnenberg discusses success, book publishing

Park East Press » It’s Not About You (Park East Press)

Publish America Presents Clouds of a Ghoulish War by Bobby David  (PublishAmerica)

Life no storybook for homeless Lancaster woman (PublishAmerica)

The Kill Zone: Literary Agents in the Digital Age

Livia Blackburne: Tips On Responding to Public Criticism (Inspired 

Michael Larsen’s tips for becoming a successful writer


Yuma author releases ‘Travels of Tommy T. Turtle” (Tate Publishing)

Tuttle teacher authors book (Tate Publishing)

Writer offers sobering account on life in Rwanda (Tate Publishing)

About Books: Learn about e-books at library events (PublishAmerica)

The trouble with Word Mills: Writers Beware.

The way to Market a E-book | Piano Trio Spirale

Authors in Grand Junction today (Tate Publishing @ B&N)

Kobo Launches Free E-Book Club

Reasons Not to SelfPublish in 2011-2012: A List | The Passive Voice

Weekly SelfPublished Book Review: Modern Disciples « Self 

Oak Tree Press Blog: December 2011 (Oak Tree Press)

Cory Doctorow: Copyrights vs. Human Rights

How publishers gave Amazon a stick to beat them with

Yup, Silk is Slow – Tests Confirm Amazon’s Browser is Slower Than 

Nielsen Research Finds Metadata Helps Increase Book Sales

European E-Book Sales Hampered by Tax Structure

Barnes & Noble Nook Is Now A $220 Million Business

Author seeking investors for epic Port City history

Has book blogging hit the wall? William Morrow’s blogger notice

In Case You Missed It: “What makes a beautiful (and marketable) book?”

David Shanks: PW Person of the Year 2011

Marketing Links You’d Be Crazy to Ignore | Copyblogger

Author of One Lucky Pound Puppy to do book signing (Tate Publishing)

Area authors to gather for readings, signings (Tate Publishing)

An Author’s Help To Publishing A E-book | Aawco


Interview: Author Melissa Foster

New! The 11th common book publishing myth & misconception

Marketing and Selling Your E-Book

Help! I Need a Publisher!: Publishing Deal – Forget the Clichés

What To Keep In Mind When Publishing eBooks | The Official 

Nobel author Gabriel García Márquez wins 17-year legal fight over 

Are E-Books Destroying Mass Market Sales? – Partners West Blog

Why books are better, from a Kindle owner

Author Writes Collections of Powerful Epiphanies (iUniverse)

Internet Book Marketing, an Authors Secret Weapon | David Hamann

National Print Advertising Possible for Self-Publishing Authors via Co-Op Programs (OutSkirts Press)

Dan Goldie tells how his NY Times bestselling book has changed his practice 

Author Promotions – Author Publishing – Benefits of Self Publishing 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS The PublishAmerica Style Guide eBook  (PublishAmerica)

Flogging the Quill: How selfpublishers can maximize earnings

HUGE News From Helm Publishing! « Author Yvonne Mason  (Helm Publishing)


How can a book coach help you get published?

What Authors Need to Know About Virtual Book Tours – Workflow 

Rethinking Book Marketing: Why Discovery Matters More | The 

MediaShift Ebooks and SelfPublishing Roundup Dec 1 2011 | PBS

‘Fahrenheit 451’ goes digital. Is Ray Bradbury mellowing?

Congressman Still Has Privacy Concerns About Kindle Fire’s Browser

Amazon Has Some Kindle Book Rentals Beyond Textbooks 

Why Publishers Are Afraid of Amazon

Amazon launches Kindle in Italy and Spain, brings Kindle Store to 

Happy Birthday Mark Twain; Huck Finn Author Born 176 Years Ago Today

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Adam Gopnik – The Barnes & Noble Review

100 sites for fiction writers: #81 – SelfPublishing Review – Digg

Ebook SelfPublishing Alternatives: Amazon Kindle, Moodle, Tizra 

Selfpublishing, Pricing, and Print-on-demand : Michael Montoure’s 

A Quick Note About a Common SelfPublishing Misconception 

Thad McIlroy – Future Of Publishing » Advice for Self Publishers

Publishing News – Clive Thompson on the Future of Printed Books

Publishing News

10 Odd, SelfPublished Books Found on Smashwords

Barnes & Noble hires former Microsoft legal foe David Boies

FOSS Patents: David Boies joins Barnes & Noble’s legal team in 

The Trafford Self-Publishing Experience Arrives in Singapore (Trafford Publishing; Author Solutions, Inc.)

Self-Publishing Review | Blog | Self-Publishers and eBook Authors 

Traditional Publishing to ePublishing: What you need to know

Amazon Tells Lawmakers It Supports Sales Tax

British Library’s Promotion of Amazon Listings Draws Ire of One MP

Eric Brock, local historian and author, dies

Best Selling Author Robert G. Allen Launches a New State of the Art Website 

Writer Unboxed » The No. 1 Overlooked Skill for Every Author

The bookstore Is dead

Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: Promote Your Book – Author Marketing 

14 Authors I’d Love to Have Coffee With – Ecademy

Interview with Marcus Taylor, Co-Author of Get Noticed

Feds: John Hinckley browsed assassin books

Self-Published Author Amanda Hocking Sells Over 1 Million e-books

Sci-Fi Publisher Orbit Expands E-Singles Program Internationally 

Les Cockrell: Hospice’s Light Up a Life tree on display at mall (Tate Publishing)

Park East Press » The Genesis One Code (Park East Press)

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

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“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

– The Write Agenda

11/25/2011: Writer Beware seems to be defending Book Country (Writer Beware – Victoria Strauss)

ALERT: Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

ALERT: (Posted 10/25/11) P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims


Best Selling Author Barry Eisler On Copyright, Piracy And Why SOPA/PIPA Are 

Bringing People Closer to One Another and God Through Notes  (Author Solutions, Inc.)

Whiz Kid–Cleo Weinmeister  (Tate Publishing)

Area author to release second book December 6 (Tate Publishing)

Tate Publishing Growth Continues to Impress Publishing World (Tate Publishing)

Mark Cuban crows about $2.99 bestseller

SelfPublishing Review | Blog | Review: Off the Grid by Dan Kolbet

Media Comments on SelfPublished Books

Interesting article on selfpublishing – CrimeSpace

Self Published Books and Authors are Gaining Credibility and 

Are you self publishing your novel or have you self published 

Self-publishing books not without pitfalls

Fahrenheit 451 becomes e-book despite author’s feelings


Oak Hill resident Greta J. King gets book, “I Married the Easter  (PublishAmerica)

Lawmaker Presses Amazon On Kindle Fire Privacy

Author Interview: Butlerm | Envato Notes

First e-book edition of ‘Farenheit 451’ released today

Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ is released as e-book

5 Lessons I Learnt About Book Marketing from Writing Get Noticed 

Traditional Publishing Myth #1: The Publisher Invests Big Bucks in 

Rethinking Book Marketing: Why Discovery Matters More | The 

The Atlantic Hires NYT Bestselling Author

Author Helen Forrester dies at 92

“Fahrenheit 451” is now an e-book

Local author releases debut Christian novel (Tate Publishing)

New Christmas Book Offered (PublishAmerica)

Should Literary Authors Self Publish? – GalleyCat

Where To Get Free Books For Your E-Reader – The Consumerist (Authors take note: The new Napster of ebooks?)

Michelle Demers: Introduction To SelfPublishing: 1/17/2012, 7 

Book Review: One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of by Richard L. Brandt

Amazon Set to Push Traditional Publishing Off a Cliff « Tennant 

UP and COMERS – November | Author Success Stories (Strategic Book Group & Rights Agency)

Latest Developments: Caesar’s English 1 | Royal Fireworks Press (Royal Fireworks Press)

Cyber Monday Deals 2011 The Business of Writing for Children: An Award-Winning 

BNA Books Announces the Publication of “Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws 

Book Marketing Ethics | The Gatekeepers Post

Three Points About E-Books | Publishing Basics… for the self publisher

Lana Peters, author and daughter of Josef Stalin, dies at 85

Best-selling military author coming to promote “KBL: Kill Bin Laden” book

Palestine-born author Judith Maro dies in Wales at 91


Pippa lands $600000 book deal

selfpublishing « Mr. Manley (“These books will sink or swim on their own merits, or the ability of their authors to self-promote, or both.”)

Author Press Release (Strategic Book Group) – Posterous (Strategic Book Group)

Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for  (Outskirts Press)

Does publishing a book on smash words lower your chanced of 

Local Teen Publishes Children’s Book (Tate Publishing)

Anne K. Albert: Day 4: Mystery We Write Tour with Marilyn Meredith (Oak Tree Press)

10 Things That Would Make An 8.9-Inch Kindle Fire A Winner opens Cyber Monday ‘Deals Week’, wages a ‘price war’

Amazon Reports Strong Kindle Fire Sales For Black Friday

First-Time Canadian Author Wins America’s 2011 George Orwell Prize

The 10 hottest books at Seattle Public Library

Battle of the books

About Books (PublishAmerica)

Why Literary Author Colson Whitehead Turned To Zombies

Kindle Author: Kindle Author Interview: Lisa Grace

Top literary agent to give Wick talk

Why SelfPublished Authors Should Consider Foreword Firsts « Self 


Aliens Give Too Much Knowledge? Who Art In Heaven Published by Outskirts Press (Outskirts Press)

Wicked Local Contest: Third annual Creative Writing Contest

Will a Collapse of the Euro Slow European E-book Adoption 

When eBooks attack, mass paperbacks die

Steve Jobs’ e-mail to fan: ‘Life is fragile’

‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ author Mitch Albom: Seeking More ‘Faith and Redemption 

Annie Leibovitz: photographer and collector of images

Oak Tree Press Mystery Reviews/Giveaway | Kings River Life  (Oak Tree Press)


Book Marketing – What Strategy Authors Ignore | Free Content

Curiosity Quills Press Announces Writing Competition for NaNoWriMo Participants

Barnes & Noble Cuts Price of Nook to $79 on Black Friday

Publishing News – November 2011

Authors and Library Program

Penguin ebooks return to libraries

Mathews library to soon let patrons check out e-books

In Fight with Amazon, Libraries Caught in the Crossfire


Famous Vermont Poet Ruth Stone Dies

Interview: Alison Kent, co-author of ‘SEAL of My Dreams’

‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling testifies on media abuses in Britain

Tom Wicker, Journalist and Author, Dies at 85

ISBN # 978-1-61346-969-9 – Tate Publishing

Penguin restores most e-books to lending library services

Barnes and Noble’s new Nook Tablet doesn’t measure up to Kindle Fire

Daughter’s differences inspire Cundy to write book (Tate Publishing)

Outlaw poet publishes second book (PublishAmerica)

Peter Senese: Best-selling Author Donates 100% Of Highly Anticipated Legal 

The price of selfpublishing – authonomy Blog

Book Du Jour: The Ice Is Getting Thinner By  – Self Publish, Be Happy

Southern Scrawl

Late Nite Books

Moses and Dionysus Walk Into a Bar …

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam

J. R. Tomlin on Writing and More

Suzanne Tyrpak

Official Website of Author, David H. Burton

Writer Beware seems to be defending Book Country (Writer Beware – Victoria Strauss)

Blog interview no.197 with mystery novelist William Doonan  (Oak Tree Press)

Humble author releases children’s book (PublishAmerica)

Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for  (Outskirts Press)

Progress in SelfPublishing? Maybe… |

MediaShift . E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup, Nov. 23, 2011 …

Progress in SelfPublishing? Maybe… |



SBPRA Author Wins Pinnacle Book Achievement Award | PRLog (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Author Blogging 101: Blog Design — The Book Designer

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson talks Steve Jobs biography Special

Anne McCaffrey, ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ Author, Dies

Book Country – For or Against SelfPublishing? – The Independent 

Interview: Allison Brennan, author of ‘If I Should Die’

Mark Cuban Explains Why He Self Published – GalleyCat

Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self  (Outskirts Press)

Creative Marketing for Authors on a Budget | The Gatekeepers Post

Pump Up Your Book! :: Virtual Book Publicity Tours » Blog Archive 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid becomes 2011’s fastest seller

Publishing News – How Will We Read: A Book by You?

Christopher Paolini: ‘Inspiration strikes about once every blue moon’

Authors Melissa and Leah Dunn Reveal Spiritual Mystery in New Book (Author Solutions)

Oak Tree Press Blog: Beatlemania strikes again! (Oak Tree Press)


What To Do With Your NaNoWriMo Story After Midnight November 30th

The Plight of the Mainstream Novelist (See Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy)

Face the Nation on Sunday: Books & Authors show

Why Penguin is worried about the role of Amazon’s Kindle in libraries

Bailing on Smashwords for Now

Why Might A Publisher Pull Its E-Books From Libraries?

Competition Hurts Sales | Jerry D. Simmons (See Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy)

12 Self-Publishing Lessons Learned in the Last 12 Days | Becoming 

‘Cabin Fever’ Sells Over 1 Million Hardcovers in First Week

Author James Arrudra Henry Learns To Read At 96, Writes Book 2 Years Later

Amazon Publishing – Monopoly, New Paradigm, Or Both 

Self Publishing – Choosing Between the Different Types of 

Video: Bowker Publisher Setup and ISBN — The Book Designer

Best Way to a Traditional Publishing Deal: Query Agents or Self 

US Spanish Children’s Book Sales Climb

Thriller Author Patterson Gets Back Into Ads | Adweek

Self Publishing – Publishing – Writing Articles

Penguin pulls e-books for Kindle from libraries over flap with Amazon

Why Parents Still Want to Read Real Books, Not E-Books, to their Kids

Krupp Kommunications Places Two Books on NY Times Bestseller List

Penguin suspends e-books for libraries, citing security fears

Books of the Year 2011: Memoir

The First Annual Pitch the Publisher – La Grange! Event Proves Successful

Mark Cuban to Publish eBook

How Big is | American Book Publishing – Blog

How Two Writers Said Adios Mofo to Henry Holt Publishing and Released an 

Why I Chose Not to Get into a Fight at an SF Convention | Michael 

Webtips for Authors and SelfPublishers | SelfPublishing Resources

Self publishing and the reviewer | Bookalicious

SelfPublishing Strategies in 18 Slides | wwwpubletariatcom

100 Notable Books of 2011

Notable Children’s Books of 2011


Want to Publish Your First Business Book? Here’s What Worked for Me.

Amazon may be launching an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012

Writers are authoring their own destinies online

nterview: Connie Brockway, launch author for Amazon’s new romance line

Shelagh Delaney, author of “A Taste of Honey,” dies of cancer at 72

Amazon Taps Self-Published Authors For Kindle Lending Library: Report

Church service inspired children’s book about long-lived lightbulb (Tate Publishing)


Book review: Author reconstructs world for ‘Mrs. Nixon’ in his shadow

Christian Self Publishing

Mrs. Nixon – The Barnes & Noble Review

Mark Cuban Takes Shot at Writing an E-Book

Crime novelist turns publisher as book industry enters a new chapter

Amazon Book Meteoric Rise to #1 Bestseller “Dare to Dream” Author Debbi 

Lines were long for Bill Cosby book signing


 Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

‘The Potato Peeler’ of Paul Rachmanides Presented in Canada (PublishAmerica)

BRIEF: Local author celebrates release of novel (Tate Publishing)

Five Reasons Why the Amazon Kindle Fire Will Light Up Enterprises

Are Candidates Selling Their Ideas Or Their Books?

Weekly SelfPublished Book Review: Unlocking Potential « Self 

Unknown, self-published author makes one-millionth Kindle sale

SelfPublished Authors Sharply Criticize Penguin’s Book Country 

CIA keeps manuscript away from its own author — RT

BooksOnBoard and ProseQuest Launch Into Publishing

Read Me an E-Book Story?

Local author celebrates release of novel – – – News Source for  (Tate Publishing)

New Book Examines How History Formed U.S. (iUniverse)

Sinthyia Darkness ™ Paranormal and Fashion News: Defamation  (PublishAmerica)


Jesmyn Ward on winning the National Book Award — plus, she takes the EW Book 

The way to Design Residual Cash flow With E-books

Forget the Royalties—Just Give Your Book Away | Michael Hyatt

Why I Self-Published

Ocotillo Author Talks About Her New Book at the Holtville Library (PublishAmerica)

Kindle Fire added to Apple app store suit

Amazon Kindle Fire Is Worth It

Paul Rachmanides book The Potato Peeler to be introduced to Canada. (PublishAmerica)

Upcoming Book  – Self Publishing News For Self-Publishing Authors

Megan’s Way (2011 Beach Book Festival Award Winner, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist)

3 Things that are Wrong with Your Book Marketing Plan « Self 

PRAISE FOR CHASING AMANDA | Melissa Foster | Women’s Fiction …

Read Excerpt of Come Back To Me | Melissa Foster | Women’s 

WoMen’s Literary Cafe…COMING SOON! | Melissa Foster | Women’s …

Self Published Books and Authors Are Gaining Credibility and 

Self-Publishing, or, “Boxes of Books Blight My Basement” – Workflow 

Neal Stephenson, Digital Publishing, and Why Books Will Survive

Kindle Publishing System Exposes Insider Strategies Used To Become A 

National Book Award Finalists Get Grilled by Teens (SlideShow)

Non-English books available from the Kindle Store’s homepage, by 

No retraction. You cannot retract facts.

Local author finds persistence key to book

Is Amazon Prime lending a threat to authors and publishers 

Apple accuses Amazon of false advertising in ongoing pursuit of ‘App Store 

The Business Rusch: How Traditional Publishers Are Making Money 

Why Bloggers Should SelfPublish

My SelfPublishing Journey: The Book is Out. Now What? | Frankie’s 

How To SelfPublish Your Book With AJ McDonald of Lulu | The 

The Changing Landscape of Publishing

Posted 11/17/2011

Petey finally makes it to print (PublishAmerica)

Book Review: ‘Get Published Today’ by Penny Sansevieri | The 

Local author wins USA Best Books Award

Promotion, Schmotion

US Authors Fussing Over Amazon Ebook Lending

National Book Award winners include at least one upset victory

ACE FREHLEY: Video Footage From Chicago Book-Signing Event – Nov. 17, 2011

24-Year-Old Marketing Director Lands Major Book Deal – GalleyCat

Amazon KindlePhone for 2012?

Barnes and Noble Nook a Solid Tablet Choice: 10 Reasons Why

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Draws Heat From New Nook: Rich Jaroslovsky

Lifecycle of a Book: Nina Lassam, Marketing – Publishing Trendsetter

Book Marketing : Three Ways to Drive Income Using an Powerful 

Book Marketing and advertising – Several Methods to Travel 

Why a Publisher Says: Become an Expert – Write an eBook | Write to 

5 Things An E-Book Can’t Do

It’s Not Just a Tablet – It’s an Ecosystem

Amazon vs the Book Trade? | The Passive Voice

Bloomberg’s Jaroslovsky Reviews Kindle Fire, New Nook

Authors Guild: Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is “Nonsense”

SelfPublishers & Amazon’s New Format & Devices | The 

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Book Country Fail

Joy of game cooking (PublishAmerica)

Students publish their own books

National Book Award 2011: Twitter updates, winners

New Book Offers Insights for Finding Bliss in Turbulent Times (iUniverse)

How Authors Make Real Money (Hint: It’s Not From Books)

‘Small-Press Author‘ After Winning The Book Award

Books & Books Founder Honored With Prestigious Award « CBS 

Local author signs latest book (Tate Publishing)

Local author’s first book focuses on fun (PublishAmerica)


Posted 11/16/2011

Preview: Nook vs. Kindle Fire

A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960 (Costume Society of America Series) Goldstein, Greenberg & Herskowitz

E-books – and Their Ads – Poised to Proliferate as Publishers Eye Industry

Tate Publishing Authors Appear on the Dr. Phil Show (Tate Publishing)

Tate Publishing’s Latest New York Times Bestseller (Tate Publishing) ( “Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid” has been listed in The Write Agenda’s “Author Watch – Best Sellers” Section)

Bench warrant issued for Kilpatrick’s book publisher

Butches can have kids too

Author Solutions CEO Kevin Weiss Talks eBooks, Self-Publishing on Huffington Post

Lawyer flouts subpoena in Kwame Kilpatrick book-profits case; judge issues 

REVIEW: One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of

How Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library Hurts Authors

3 Reasons Why You Should Convert Your Book to eBook

6 Things Jeff Bezos Knew Back in 1997 That Made Amazon a Gorilla

What Michael Clay Thompson says – Royal Fireworks Press

Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablet starts shipping Wed

Chicago Book Expo Puts Abandoned Borders to Good Use

Bookstore sales up over last year

An Amazon-branded Featured Book-of-the-Week Option Offers 3 Key Benefits to  (Outskirts Press)

New Fiction Release Explores One Man’s Discovery of a Tremendous Hoax; Book by  (Dog Ear Press)

Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: How  – Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

How Should You Spend Your Book Marketing Budget? | The  (See: Dispelling the Myth Behind Yog’s Law: The Fallacies with the Flow of Money to Authors)

Author Scarlet James Peeks Into the World of Obsession in New  (Strategic Book Group)

Self-Publishing and Entrepreneurial Authors « Savvy Writers & e 

Penguin wades into self-publishing | MediaFile

BookPal, Irvine Bulk Book Supplier, Named OC Business Journal’s 3rd Fastest 

Publish thy self: what’s shaking up the literary world

SBPRA Author Sherrie Palm Discusses POP on PBS – Author Press  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Author David Bedford To Be Part of SBPRA’s ‘Authors and Libraries  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

THE GROWING WRITER | 6 Tips from a SelfPublishing Newbie

Indie Author’s Guide to Publishing Ebooks | Publish Your Own Ebooks

There Is More Than Only One Way To Get Published | High Tech 

guana Launches High Quality Selfpublishing | Digital Book 

Penguin’s Book Country Launches SelfPublishing Service | Digital 

Selfpublish with Ignis | Facebook

From eBooks to apps, BookBrewer makes selfpublishing simple  (

7 Lessons In SelfPublishing I Learnt In The 7th Grade – Guest Post 

5 Reasons to Self Publish in November « Self Publishing Advisor

Contracts on fire: Amazon’s lending library mess | TeleRead: News 

In Fire vs Nook: It’s Fire by a nose

Authors Guild gives lousy review to Amazon’s lending libra

Bay Area Author Takes Top Honors at USA Best Books Awards

Gabby Giffords releases book, does first TV interview since shooting

WSJ Reporting Top Ebook Sales

Should Authors be Salespeople or Book Marketers? — The Book 

Pop-up publishes locally

From Facebook to Photo Book in 5 Minutes

Self-Publishers Get Help

Interview with the Chuck Norris of Personal Branding [John Morgan]

Book Country Launches Self Publishing Services

Amazon’s Kindle lending library is contract breach, say US authors

Amazon’s Free Lending Library Ignores Contracts with Publishers, Authors?

Amazon Kindle Fire sales could top 5 million in two months: report

Kilpatrick publisher’s lawyer not expected in court today

Posted 11/15/2011

Sandy Comes Home A Heartwarming Tale About Adoption | PRLog (Strategic Book Group)

Austin Haley Story… from Tate Publishing « KFOR Links (Tate Publishing)

A Lifelong Dream Comes True (Tate Publishing)

Former Washington Post journalist Estabrook dies

More publishers abandon print

Why Freelance Writers Should Self-Publish

Authors Guild gives lousy review to Amazon’s lending library

5 reasons e-reader sales will nearly triple by 2016

How To Publish Books: Self Publishing and Book Marketing Guide Offers Marketing and Publicity Deals | PRLog (

What we learned from 5 million books | LISNews:

Should States Require Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax?

Dramatic novel showcases dysfunctional family attempting to  (Strategic Book Group)

The Kindle Fire vs. the Nook Tablet – which one is right for you 

Help! Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet? | News around the world

Barnes & Noble Launches New Nook Tablet | Mixing Digital

Indie Publisher AuthorHouse Announces Free Book Shipping for November (AuthorHouse)

More publishers abandon print

New book reveals ”Kama Sutra” concepts for marketing in novel form

Commentary: Find the motivation and tell your story

Publishing Confidential | Publishing In the 21st Century

How Will Newspaper E-books Impact Book Publishers? | Publishing 

Amazon Kindle Fire goes on sale in swipe at iPad

Can Amazon Kindle Fire shift tablet market away from Apple’s iPad?

Amazon Kindle Fire: What the web is saying — Mobile Technology 

Why e-books fail to kindle bibliophiles’ desires

How Social Media Can Drive Sustainability

Walking the walk

Testimonials – Royal Fireworks Press (Royal Fireworks Press)

The Skinvestigator Author, Terry Cronin to Appear at the Miami Book Fair 

The Authors Guild On Amazon’s Lending Library – The Fine Books 

Wolverton: New Kindle Fire delivers on promises but still disappoints

Local man publishes third book of poetry (PublishAmerica)

Posted 11/14/2011

Can Amazon Kindle Fire shift tablet market away from Apple’s iPad?

Libraries ramp up e-book lending

Yap Isn’t Much Like Siri. So Why Does Amazon Want It?

Scribd Shakes up Publishing Industry

Author Of Steve Jobs Biography To Speak In SC

Authors Guild Voices Concerns with ‘Amazon’s Library Lending Mess’

Tate Publishing: Books Created by Tate | Tate Blog (Tate Publishing)

Cranford native uses hometown as setting for novel (PublishAmerica)

Scribd Seeks to Upend Traditional Publishing World

Demibooks And Kane Miller Launches InkPad Press – A New Publishing Imprint

Book Du Jour: Anne Schwalbe | Self Publish, Be Happy | Self 

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: Lawrence Block Talks SelfPublishing

Deepak Chopra to Publish Memoir With Brother

Venture: National interlibrary loan for e-books?

Life Cycle of a Book – Publishing Trendsetter

Amazon E-Library Is Publishing’s Profit Model: Virginia Postrel

Suspended book leaks online

Hedgesville author has new book published

Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think

Prospect grows for state taxes on online sales

Online book price war is a charade

State loses money as online buys increase

Trafford Publishing Releases Schedule of Free Indie Book Signings at the 2011  (Tafford Publishing)

Posted 11/13/2011

Pervasive pitch: Scientology book and lecture series, ‘The Basics,’ unleashes 

Barbara Grier, Publisher of Lesbian Books, Dies at 78

Author Neal Pollack’s new novel inspired by history of Jews in basketball

Books with local connections (Tate Publishing)

Writers as Publishers | The Gatekeepers Post

La Vie en Prose: Writer’s Digest Webinar: SelfPublishing

Students take a novel approach

PublishAmerica Presents Kings’ Sole by Mark Hamilton, a must read  (PublishAmerica)

Former Scientology insiders describe a world of closers, prospects, crushing 

Digital Manga Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Reprint Tezuka Title

B2B Marketing – The Most Common and Dangerous Marketing Mistake

Author Jan Brett trolls Scandinavia for atmosphere

Barrow author will wear her atikluk to New York awards ceremony

Author Spotlight: Keisha Martin

Children’s author finds path to success through failure

Author of book on escaping poverty is again trying to climb out

Tate Publishing Releases New Mystery Novel (Tate Publishing)

Area residents receive FFA awards (Tate Publishing)

CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves end perfect regular season in style (PublishAmerica)

Posted 11/12/2011

Galley Girl: The Week in Publishing

Book Sales: How Does Discounting Work? – Author Learning Center

Author Puts Article Online, Insists That Due To Copyright, You 

Musings on Self Publishing | Michele Lee

Author Stephen King: Right-Wing ‘Hate’ of Obama Is Like Anger That Led to 

Author provides thrilling novel of bin Laden killing

What to expect when you’re expecting (to publish a book) | Westwind

Eagan Cop Adds Novelist to His Resume

Reading Corner | Sometimes, as book tells us, ‘It’s OK to be silly’ (PublishAmerica)

Rural childhood inspires children’s book (PublishAmerica)

“Pokey’s Promise” helps kids remember how to tell time (PublishAmerica)

Marketing Expert Julie Guest Alloway Signs Book Publishing Deal With 

‘Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence’ Publisher Grier Dies at 78

Setting up a Blog Tour for Your Book | Lindsay Buroker

What does Amazon want with a voice recognition company?

Union Township man writes children’s picture book (Tate Publishing)

Lifestyle News – Publishing with a Purpose – Everything Matters 

Bookish news and publishing tidbits 12 November 2011 | Read in a 

How a new online venture helped to publish Evil Machines | Books 

mental_floss » 11 NaNoWriMo Books That Have Been Published

5 Good Kindle Books For New Blog Owners

Which book replaced Steve Jobs biography on bestseller List?

E-book recommendations via

Posted 11/11/2011

Real Fast Book Marketing – Affiliate Tools

Market Your Book To The World –Book Marketing Services – YouTube

Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of November 7 

Open Book: 11/22/63, by Stephen King

Amazon still promoting Sandusky’s ‘Touched’

Amazon acquires voice technology on the quiet

Amazon quietly acquires voice capability

Publisher plans big expansion

Veteran Journalists Kick Off Festival of Jewish Books & Authors

Author Discusses Mental Illness

Local publishers scrambling in worst sales downturn

John Williams Hired To Revive Online Book Coverage At The New York Times

Facebook Retreats On Privacy

Jerry Sandusky Memoir Attacked on Amazon – GalleyCat

War, book bind two veterans (PublishAmerica)

Publishers react to Kobo sale

Ashton Kutcher: Dude, where’s my editor?

Elizabeth Lemlich, 83, activist and animal lover

Long Run Printing for SelfPublishers | ABC Article Directory

Print-on-demand publishing comes to Washington

The future of booksPublishing by numbers

Attention, pulpheads! The Miami Book Fair returns

Small publishers join together as Integrated Media Corp.

China restricts local media publishing unverified info from Internet

Amazon author sues reviewer

Amazon to produce 5 million Kindle Fire tablets this year, report says

The Disappointment Author: Lethem v. Wood

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS | My Disappointment Critic

Morris Philipson, Who Led the University of Chicago Press, Dies at 85

Book signing event will feature 30 area authors

The End of Borders and the Future of Books

The book is great technology, but it’s not good for everything

Lesbian publishing house founder Grier dies at 78

Publishing Keith Richards can write — seriously

Houston History Book Fair returns with more authors, more books for sale

Posted 11/10/2011

Amazon Increases Orders for Kindle Fire – Book Trade News – Publisher Owned By The 

iUniverse Self-Publishing Partnership Debuts First Books – Yahoo 

Barnes & Noble Insists Its Tablet Is Better Than Amazon’s

How Independent Bookstores Sell E-Books

Another New York Times Bestseller for Harvey Mackay

Red Hat Co-Founder’s Latest Venture Prepares to Battle Amazon

The Century Foundation Welcomes Author and Journalist Thanassis Cambanis as Fellow

Author: God Does Not Exist for Our Self-Gratification

‘Toady’ author to sign books in Gilbert (Tate Publishing)

Kris Jenner selling more secrets than books

Interviewing God, Author Of The Last Testament: A Memoir

Ten Questions for an Author

Attention, authors: Pulling books is good for sales

Print is dying: E-readers start slaughtering print book sales (infographic)

Amazon to Sell More Than Books in Brazil?

Amazon adds Amanda Hocking, David Baldacci, and Stephenie 

Self-Published British Author Sues For Libel Over Bad Amazon Review

Amazon sells its latest Kindle at a $5.25 loss

Amazon is hit by fallout from the Penn State sex scandal

Activist and author to speak about ‘Blood on the Tracks’

Lansing Author Partners with the Children’s Lit Project

MediaShift Ebooks and SelfPublishing Roundup Nov 10 2011 | PBS

“Olivia and the Fairy Princesses” by Ian Falconer to be Published by Atheneum 

Publish Your Opus at Politics and Prose

Latest, hottest gadgets — all in one place

California author believes first baby has been born to live to 150

Author examines history of the Trail of Tears

QR Markham’s Plagiarism Puzzle

Dolly Parton offers to smear lip gloss all over Transport Minister

Writing Without Paper: Tacita Dean on Film (Tate Publishing)

Online Book Sales are Now a Global Trend

Taking A Chance » Book sales are normally created by

Amazon ups Kindle Fire orders on strong demand

The Top 5 International Book Fairs for SelfPublishing Authors

Digital Publishing Workshop Recap | The Gatekeepers Post

“I do not accept selfpublished or indie published books.” | ‘Adopt an 

Kobo: Publishing, SelfPublishing And Getting Bought « Eoin 

Leaving the scars behind

Author Jennifer Weiner on Twitter: ‘Leave them wanting more’

Authors write about their personal challenges

John Kremer’s Book Marketing Tip of the Week

‘March’ author Geraldine Brooks shares insights at Fort Collins Reads event

Book Talk: The life of Kurt Vonnegut, a disenchanted American

Notes from a SelfPublishing “Success Story” by Heather M. David 

‘Assassin of Secrets’ plagiarism charges: Was QR Markham hiding some secrets 

Newspaper publisher sentenced to 10 years for scams

Creating the Brand of You | Expanding Your Brand

Local Author Publishes Book Inspired by Vietnam POW Bracelets

Amazon quietly acquires Yap in clear bid to combat Siri

Amazon Throws Some Choice Apps on the Kindle Fire

‘Wicked’ author Gregory Maguire takes the EW Book Quiz: His favorite childhood 

ProQuest Names New Executive Team

Marketing Misfires Trigger More ‘Text Spam’ Lawsuits

Shaq’s New Book Takes Digs and Reveals His Vulnerability

Dymocks, Collins says independent bookshops will be hurt by decision not to 

The Engadget Interview: Kobo’s Michael Serbinis

Michigan School Boards Welcome Children’s Book Author Elizabeth Hoadley for 

Game changer

mental_floss » 11 Sculptures Made From Books

Amazon: Top 20 Books Of 2011

No Maltese, thank you, Amazon tells publisher

Dighton-raised author Joseph Fleck to hold book signing (Tate Publishing)

Industry turns new page, cuts import shield to survive

Two authors to appear through Inspired Writer Series at Fairfield University

For Indigo CEO, it’s time to think outside the book

Wendy Stevens Co-authors with Marketing Legends

Call for authors to apply for inaugural Local Author Fair

Illuminating Austin Authors: Dagoberto Gilb, Gregory Curtis among Illumine 

Virtualbookworm POD and Self Publishing

Posted 11/09/2011

Virtualbookworm POD and Self Publishing

Amazon’s Lending Library Raises Publisher & Author Hackles

Wendy Stevens Co-authors with Marketing Legends

Publishing news: Library Journal bought by RLJ Companies

Book market stagnating under crisis pressure

Hey Publishers, Google May Get All Up In Your Business Model

One year ago, Giller winner had no publisher for book

Indie Publisher AuthorHouse Announces Free Book Shipping for November (AuthorHouse)

Amanda Hocking Is Second Self-Published Author to Sell a Million Kindle eBooks

Local author of ‘LA Ice’ to appear at Damian’s Pub

What are Royalties? | Meg North | Historical Fiction | Literary Fiction 

Riverside Books Another Deal, Exits Media Source

The Top 5 International Book Fairs for Self-Publishing Authors

International Festival of Authors to return to Parry Sound in 2013

50 authors slated for writers event

Get Your Author Picture in Google Search Results in 5 Simple Steps

11 Tips for Getting Booked on National TV

How Low is Too Low? | AARdvark

Notes from a SelfPublishing — The Book Designer

Could Amazon’s Lending Library End in Court?

Book Marketing Gazette – Volume I — Book Marketing Made Easy 

Children’s Books: Little Brothers, Good and Bad

For Amazon & Kindle, brick & mortar stores key to success

Esi Edugyan’s Novel Wins Big Canadian Fiction Prize

Check Out One Book Per Month On Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library [News]

Brooklyn author Quentin Rowan’s first thriller a fake, publisher Little, Brown 

Book report gets an A for optimism

“The Books are Back in Town”

How Will We Read: In Book Chains?

Bookstores without Borders find life not so bad

David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer Join the Kindle Million Club

NaNoWriMo Authors Discuss Their Goals and Sacrifices

Faber Academy to teach self-publishing

Scrap GST on local sales, publishers urge

Author prepares students for zombie apocalypse

Horror author Stephen King offers to help struggling fellow Mainers defray 

The new world of e-books

Kevin Lucia: Digitally SelfPublishing the Right Way, Part Two: Mike 

iUniverse SelfPublishing Partnership Debuts First Books by  (iUniverse)

Pippi Longstocking Books Deemed Racist

More Than a Passing Fancy: Ongoing BISG Study Reveals E-Book Buyers Deepening 

Sales of pirated Steven Jobs’ book soar

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs bio among Amazon’s best books of 2011

Author of best-seller earning fans

Publishing with a Purpose – Everything Matters Publishing: HCG Books 

Japan’s Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

Seattle author/historian to speak in Mukilteo

Cut GST from local books, government told

Local publisher to venture into e-books production

Cookbook authors serve more than recipes

Spy Thriller: ‘An Instant Classic’ Vanishes Amid Plagiarism Charges

On Location: Book publishers borrowing a page from Hollywood

Interview: Roxanne St. Claire, co-author of ‘SEAL of My Dreams’

‘Twilight’ Author has lost her Drive for Vampires

Steve Jobs: His Favorite Music And Books

Posted 11/08/2011

A Lifelong Dream Comes True

Paris owns ‘Bourne’ author

Indigo to sell stake in Kobo e-reader

Fayetteville author to sign book Saturday (Tate Publishing)

The Sentinel- The end of paper books is near

Imitating Amanda Hocking Using Extreme Measures | Digital Book 

50Plus : Money : E-book scams flourish along with e-book sales

teve Jobs Bio Breaks Brazilian E-book Sales Records

Steve Jobs book sales top 1 million copies in Japan

Author to Speak at Library Gala

Riceville author Dianna Nicolai to present writing workshop in Cresco Thursday

NBC keeps Cain controversy away from Clinton

Amazon bets on in-store Kindle sales in France

Author Francisco Goldman shares lessons from heartbreak with young writers

Portland author’s debut novel is right on track

6 Meta Tips for Book Marketing Success — The Book Designer

SelfPublishing for the Beginner | St. Johns County Public Library

.biz – Selfpublishing site lets authors sell eBooks for free 

Secret of SelfPublishing: Success | Benton Foundation

Book stores resell for Google

Hachette Book Group eBook Sales Up 134%

Harlequin seeks new authors in online contest

Solana Beach author releases WWII murder mystery (Tate Publishing)

Special Guests: Jack Abramoff, author, ‘Capitol Punishment’

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley signs book in Philly

Paolini’s ‘Inheritance’ goes on sale

APNewsBreak: Publisher pulls debut novel

Strategic Book Publishing Authors Win USABest Books 2011 Awards  (Strategic Book Publishing)

Authors take to Internet to create world’s first interactive book

Where do Deepak Chopra’s publishing affections lie?

News on: Publishing News: Early response to the Kindle Lending 

Kindle Cloud Reader Finally Brings Kindle Books to Firefox

Nook Tablet: How does it stand up to Amazon’s Kindle Fire?

Amazon signs ‘game-changing’ publishing deal with Deepak Chopra

FastPencil PREMIERE Launches New Book “Conversations with Wall Street”

Isaacson book on Steve Jobs makes Amazon Top 10

Stephen King Zips Hero Back to 1958, Targets Oswald Via Time Portal: Books

Hollywood, Silicon Valley Inspire New Teen E-Book Publisher

Amazon Unveils Best Books of 2011 List, and Names “The Art of Fielding” Best 

Life Changing Books Inc. Launches Course On How To Write And Publish A Book  (Life Changing Books, Inc.)

Do it Yourself: Self-Published Authors Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

The very best books of the year 2011 (so far) — Marginal Revolution

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Year, According 

CSU-Pueblo one win from perfection (PublishAmerica)

Balancing Act: Local mom shares ABCs of positive parenting (Tate Publishing)

Book tells of sisters’ lives in Flinthills (Tate Publishing)

Marty Angelo: author and prison minister

Oak Tree Press Blog: November 2011 (Oak Tree Press)

The SelfPublishing ScoopNew York NY Meetup

Webinar Tonight: Make More on Kindle

Barnes & Noble unveils $249 Nook Tablet

Why Apprentice Writers Shouldn’t Be Marketers

Author Solutions Hosts Book Signings at Miami Book Fair (Author Solutions)

Author of Zombie Survival Guide speaks at book festival

Google eBooks finally hits Australia

What’s missing from the Kindle and Nook? Support for printed books

Great authors imagine a world transformed by climate change

Scholastics Hottest Childrens Books For 2011

Book Publishing – Latest news from Asiawide Print Holdings Pte Ltd 

B&H Publishing Group Wins Two USA “Best Books  – Yahoo! News

Interview with Christine Grote, Author of Dancing in Heaven

Author shares e-business secrets with Popular crowd

Youngstown is setting of new mystery novel

Kannada author demands recognition

Author Shows How Less Crap and More Mindful Living Can Help Heal the World

PacktLib now Offers a Collection of Drupal Books in the Drupal Library

Posted 11/07/2011

Publisher’s Weekly Releases Best Books 2011 Guide – GalleyCat

iUniverse SelfPublishing Partnership Debuts First Books (iUniverse)

The Writing Bomb: How to Sell More eBooks

An Attention-Getting Interview with Jim Kukral | Vertical Measures

On Your Mark: Marketing Your Novel (Part 1)

It’s All About Books: Questions on Book Marketing Strategy

6 Meta Tips for Book Marketing Success — The Book Designer

Woodhead to release Children’s Book

Does giving out free ebooks really lead to print sales  – Nimble Books

New book underlines Obama’s global view [Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)]

Bestselling Author Michael O’Brien coming to Northern California

No More Vampires for ‘Breaking Dawn’ Author Stephenie Meyer?

Publishing App Expo in NYC will focus on how to build money-making apps

Two More Modern Business Copyfight Models

Self publishing textbooks online saves Minnesota school district 

Authors Pen High-Tech Victorian World

Author, athlete John Casey’s literary exercise

6 free ebooks on writing from Writer’s Digest | The Gatekeepers Post

Free Marketing Tips Blog: 10 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Online 

6 Meta Tips for Book Marketing Success – Workflow: Writing

Creative writing: What I’m working on | Mitch Wagner’s Blog

Do agent-publishers carry a conflict of interest? – O’Reilly Radar

Book leads to forgiveness, a promise kept (Tate Publishing)

Books-A-Million opens, with fewer books

How To Crowdfund Your Next Book | Internet Marketing for Business 

Amazon Allows Kindle Users To Borrow E-Books @PSFK

Minotaur acquires CJ Lyons’ ‘Blind Faith’

Getting Personalized in the Changing World of Children’s Book’s

Author of Packers book to hold signing

Amazon Prime’s Free Kindle E-Book List Leans on Filler, Public Domain

Exclusive Interview With God, Author Of ‘The Last Testament: A Memoir By God 

Book Review: Just How Evil Is the Internet Really?

Publisher owned by German dioceses markets 2500 erotic books

Workshop: Everything You Need to Write and Publish Your Book!

Three Irish authors nominated for prestigious literary prize

Derrick Fish

The whole truth about why I selfpublished « Linda Cassidy Lewis

Self Publishing – About Fiction Writing

selfpublishing « Literacy, Languages and Leadership

All Brands Are Publishers, Learn How to Be a Good One

Teacher writes about romance, while former journalist chooses hard-boiled style

Stella Parton book signing to benefit SAFE House

Two Crime Authors Feature Reykjavík Chess Duel

Book review: Steve Jobs

Author appearances

New books for kids by legendary authors

Kilpatrick gets a restitution deal

Joan Swan and Suzanne Brockmann talk about reader love

‘Extreme’ mother, daughter authors visit Victoria

Author Sunny Serafino honored

BOOKS: Former Del Martian finds new home on best-seller lists

Local authors make name for themselves

Deepak Chopra, brother in book deal with Amazon

Authors try to unravel the mystery of Chris Van Allsburg’s ‘The Mysteries of 

Amazon’s Prime Lending Library Collection Now Viewable Online

Posted 11/06/2011

Publisher Owned by Catholic Church Reportedly Selling Porn Novels

Books: Get set for the ‘Giller effect’ for contenders for Canada’s biggest 

Turning tragedies into memories (PublishAmerica)

Former GWA teacher writes book (PublishAmerica)

Amazon predicts 1000 jobs by next Christmas

Spartanburg writer’s poetry collection is a labor of love (Strategic Book Group)

Picayune Writers Group holds 3rd Annual Symposium

Local author writes first of six books

Nook Color

Church-owned German publishers selling porn?

Author and Journalist Andy Rooney Was America’s ‘Cantankerous Commentator’

Bookshops gear up for the great ‘Inheritance’ rush

Amazon Publishing nabs Deepak Chopra book

Design and publish your book

Best-selling author Jonathan Tropper to speak at library

An engaging memoir by an engaged journalist

Libraries across southern New Jersey embracing the emergence of e-books

Books, Inq. — The Epilogue: What a spectacular book review …

Authors‘ Collaborative to present during Brookline 1st Light Festival

Posted 11/05/2011

Interview: Author Michael Muhammad Knight, of Why I Am A Five Percenter

Publisher’s new book discusses sustainability

Kilpatrick book money sought

‘Pigs Over Boulder’ author collaborates with students

New avenues for new authors

Amazon Book by Convicted Killer for Kids Ignites Fury

Progressland People: Glaser loves life as inventor, writer, actor (PublishAmerica)

Double T Double Cross To Be Officially Released By Scottsdale Book Publishing 

World-renowned author Dan Brown: Exeter bookstore gave me early jump

Self Publishing, Inc – Publishing service for the selfpublisher

MediaShift . E-Books and SelfPublishing Roundup, Nov. 3, 2011 

Authors pitch book ideas to online fans

Interview: E-book rock star Tina Folsom, author of ‘Zane’s Redemption’

Publishing Options for Your Book

‘Swankville’ hits too close to home for author’s Pleasanton neighbors

It would be a crime to miss authors at libraries festival

Award-winning author discusses book at Glassboro bookstore

Enjoy an afternoon with local authors and wine

Posted 11/04/2011

Author that attributed same-sex attraction to the devil resigns


The Victoria Strauss Files

The Ann “A.C.” Crispin Files

What Are The Options? Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing

Joel Osteen Ends ‘Every Day a Friday’ Book Tour; No. 2 on NYT List

Judge orders Kilpatrick’s publisher to explain lack of payments

New Questions, Concerns About Kindle’s Lending Library—What About Authors?

Uncovering Amazon Publishing

Introducing the Mashable Publisher Platform

BBC News – Publishing: Website helps authors pitch books to readers

Publishers Weekly Bestsellers: The Week’s Hottest Reads

Ex-Borders Employees Hired for Book Promotion Campaign

PublishAmerica Presents Frema by Opanin Kwabena Mensah ModernGhanacom (PublishAmerica)

GMS Teacher Writes Book, Opens Doors

Google Improves Author Info in SERPs for Signed-in Users 

NYT and USA Today Best-Selling Author Victoria Alexander

Student gets first novel published (PublishAmerica)

Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write conference starts Monday

Why Amazon lending worries me

Authors Pitch Book Ideas To Fans Online

John Green Signs 150000 Books – GalleyCat

Who owns the story of a man’s life?

Amazon Makes Like a Publisher With Kindle Singles

Dirks: Books to warm the hearts of fans of the outdoors (Royal Fireworks Press)

Author compares state to Pluto in ed-reform talk – Northwest – The 

Environmental Author Shares Insights at MHC :: News & Events 

This Weekend: Author Events at the Library, Oktoberfest at the Elks 

REGION: Local authors turn out memoirs, self-help books, more (Strategic Book Publishing)

Lydia’s Child – Now Available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other e  (Strategic Book Publishing)

Oak Tree Press | Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White (Oak Tree Press) » John Hodgman And Robert Siegel Consider ‘All’ Things 

Barnes and Noble launches another tablet, aimed directly at the 

THE LITIGATORS BY JOHN GRISHAM (Hoddder & Stoughton £19.99)

Digital Self Publishing – BubbleCow

Amazon intros Kindle book lending for Prime members

Cynthia Sterling, Publisher and CEO SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc  (SterlingHouse Publisher)

Bookstore Marketing: 4 Online Communities to Reach People Who 

How do I get my book published? « Nimble Books LLC

When to Seek Advice | Jerry D. Simmons

May the Force of Ebooks Be With You | The Official BookBuzzr Blog

New Book Profiles the Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development (iUniverse)

In praise of printed books

Caribbean Authors to Share Their Literary Works at Miami Dade College’s 28th 

Burgeoning Author Explores Mysteries Of Chinatown

Local writers gather for 7th Authors Fair Saturday

Author Franki Storlie Uses the Native American Animal Totem to Guide Readers 

Fulfill Your Dream To Be An Author

Soul of South Florida Book Expo to feature Trini American author and last 9/11 

Decadence or Decay? Local authors collaborate on book

Trio of authors to visit area Nov. 15

B&H Publishing Group Wins Two USA “Best Books 2011” Awards

Rabbi’s books serve as spiritual guides

Steve Jobs book jumps to top of bestseller lists

Posted 11/03/2011

Author shares world travels

Rock Hill teacher writes children’s book on geocaching

Walla Walla writer gets book deal



E-Book Scams Grow along with E-Book Sales

The 10 Most Valuable Author Signatures of All Time Adds Option for Authors to Offer Their eBooks for Free

Publishing Services a Major Growth Area for Academic Libraries 

Harlequin Offers Publishing Contract as Prize in Writing Contest

Amazon Lights the Fire With Free Books –

Amazon Prime’s new killer app: Kindle books by subscription 

Battle among local porn authors heats up on facebook as Aurora publisher goes mum

Princeton University Press to try e-book shorts

One in Five Adults Now Using E-Books

Two Children’s Authors Launch Publishing Company in Brazil

What Gets a British Children’s Bestseller Banned?

Click here to get a great free ebook on using Facebook for business.

Serial Killer Charles Kembo has a Children’s Book on Amazon

Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it

From 8 Million to 500000 on Alexa, Fast!

Author Post-Partum: What Happens After the Book Release Frenzy 

Steve Jobs Bio Scores Biggest Debut of the Year – The Hollywood Adds Distribution for Free eBooks

Amazon Won’t Pay Self-Published Author For Books It Mistakenly Gave Away

Will Amazon’s Lending Library Help or Hurt Novelists and Book Publishers?

Amazon Prime Book Lending: Your FAQs Answered

Amazon bypasses library, lends Kindle books directly to Prime users

The end of print? Customer Discussions: Self publishing isn’t as bad as 

Self publish?

SelfPublishing Forum Hosts Poetry and Fiction Contests | Poets 

Good tidings: Children’s author Jan Brett to haul out the hits, holly during 

Harvey Mackay Tackles “Selling in the Real World” in New Book

Steve Jobs biography is top-selling book in the US

Amazon in talks with China to bring in Kindle: media | Reuters

Submission / Open ʼ11 Graduate Crit – Wandering Bears Collective – 10dayebook, publish e-book, write e-book, how 

Publish Your Kindle Book in 6 Easy Steps

LOTR: Executing People Che Guevara Style? Self Publishing 

Fighting the Kindle

Steve Jobs Biography sells 380000 copies in first week.

How to Make Your Author Page Mobile-Friendly

Swampscott woman discovers power in publishing

Amazon launching lending library for e-books

Google News To Promote Google + Profiles Of Authors

Steve Jobs’ private spirituality now an open book

The New Relationship Marketing

Author to speak on Atlantic, fisheries

Kobo announces publishing arm, signs e-reader sales deal with UK 

Did Julian Barnes deserve the Booker prize?

WORDS & IMAGES: Heart and soul

Amazon, Now a Book Lender

Bestselling Authors to Debate the Morality of Capitalism

Las Vegas Valley Book Festival to feature 100 authors

Best-Selling Author Peter Thomas Senese and Child Advocate Carolyn Vlk Publish 

Do Fantasy Books Really Need To Be As Long And Meandering As 

E-book market is a complicated mess | TeleRead: News and views 

Saturday book sales will benefit Child Advocacy Center

Amazon Kindle Owner’s Lending Library offers 5000 borrowable books

Turkish Publisher Arrested — Here’s Why

Author Leading Complaint Against Kindle

Posted 11/02/2011

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

Warning Signs For Large Publishers In August AAP Figures | David 

Here Is A Quick Way To Improve Your Twitter Profile To Sell More 

Print on Demand and Book Distribution Guides — The Book Designer

Assuming that “selfpublished” and “not good enough to be 

Five great ebooks that make a strong case for selfpublishing | The 

Book Review: Second Nature by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Barnes & Noble’s Shrinking Shelves

Swampscott woman discovers power in publishing

Gizmodo Discovers Amazon Is Not Letting Publishing ‘Ruin the Kindle’

County Libraries Now Offer Electronic Books and Devices

Harlequin Offers Publishing Contract as Prize in Writing Contest

Two Free Book  – Self Publishing News For Self-Publishing Authors

County Libraries Now Offer Electronic Books and Devices

SelfPublishing Made Easy DVDs

It’s down to the wire for Giller Prize nominees

Why Speaking Should Be Every Writer’s (Other) Best Friend

Interview: Bella Andre, e-book phenom and author of ‘From This Moment On’

Set Your Book Up To Succeed With A Marketing PlanA Catch in Self-Publishing – Digg

‘Twilight’ Author Dissed By ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Writer – The 

An Inside Look at Book Publishing & Literary Marketing in a Digital World

Area authors take on challenge to write a novel in 30 days

Alexis Jenni Wins Goncourt, France’s Top Literary Award, for War-Art Book

Outcry over Turkish publisher’s arrest and detention

The Truth About Amazon Publishing

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Five Ways Barnes & Noble’s New Nook Could Compete With The 

The Millions : Barnes & Noble to Go the Way of Borders

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New Nook Color could beat Kindle Fire’s sub-$200 price

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Lawyer in Coronado Mansion Death Has TV, Movie Book Ties

Charlie Rose – Chris Matthews, Anchor, Author

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Jewish consultants empower small business success with new book

Why do authors kill off their characters?

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Author Watch – Best Sellers – October 8, 2011

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The Write Agenda’s list of untraditionally published authors and others with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10,000 or better.

Author Watch – Best Sellers – October 8, 2011






Current Rank

The Eighth Scroll Dr. Laurence B. Brown Booksurge February 22, 2008



Megan’s Way (2011 Beach Book Festival Award Winner, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist) Melissa Foster Outskirts Press, Inc. July 19, 2009



Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010



Sweet Farts (Sweet Farts Series) Raymond Bean BookSurge Publishing November 11, 2008



Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy novel about getting even with a bad boy!) Anna Mara Outskirts Press February 19, 2008



Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009



Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math John Chung BookSurge Publishing September 3, 2009



Second Kiss Natalie Palmer Tate Publishing November 30, 2010



True Haunting Edwin F. Becker AuthorHouse July 29, 2011



Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice Sherylynne L. Rochester Outskirts Press January 22, 2010



Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles – Part One) James Mace iUniverse December 1, 2006



Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008



Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Three) James Mace iUniverse July 20, 2009



The Weldon Trilogy: Book One – Fate Intertwined Michael Randolph PublishAmerica July 18, 2011



The Millionaire’s Secret: A Handbook For Building Wealth In Tough Times Ron Taylor iUniverse June 28, 2010



Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Four) James Mace iUniverse January 3, 2011



Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010



Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Thriller R. Samuel Baty iUniverse October 13, 2008



Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Darren Main iUniverse Star October 29, 2007



Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 Volume 1 of 5) (Sql Design Series) Rick A Morelan BookSurge Publishing December 30, 2009



Some Parts are Not for Sharing Julie K. Federico Tate Publishing January 13, 2009



Paramedic to the Prince: An American Paramedic’s Account of Life Inside the Mysterious World of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick (Tom) Notestine Booksurge December 7, 2009



If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Brooke Castillo Book Surge April 26, 2006



A Lone Palm Stands H. A. Olsen Booksurge March 3, 2010



The Highest Bidder Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing November 29, 2010



 Watch List – Expanded to Amazon Sales Rankings up to 50,000

The Insiders Craig Hickman BookSurge January 28, 2009



Tiger Woman John W. Huffman Book Surge October 1, 2009



It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear Ph.D Carol A. Fleming iUniverse July 8, 2010



79 Park Avenue Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 16, 2011



From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography Alter Wiener Authorhouse November 22, 2010



Purchased Power Dennis Sheehan Tate Publishing June 29, 2010



A Daughter’s Worth: A Bible Study for Teenaged Girls Ava Sturgeon Tate Publishing & Enterprises August 1, 2006



Deadly Thirst: The True Story of a Foster Child’s Murder Donna Goodenough Trafford Publishing August 5, 2003



Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History Vol. 1 Chris Rodda BookSurge Publishing August 10, 2006



I Was Amish: A personal story of an Amish girl and her life Malinda Detweiler Xlibris April 14, 2011



Obsessive/Obsession Toye Brown Outskirts Press, Inc. March 5, 2010



The Coloring Book Herve Tullet Tate Publishing March 1, 2009



Teach Your Child to Read in Just Ten Minutes a Day Sidney Ledson Trafford Publishing January 1, 2004



Where Love Has Gone Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010



The Biggest Joke Book Ever Jack Jacoby Trafford Publishing September 3, 2008



Uncommon Sense M. Margaret Neil iUniverse March 1, 2001



THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007



The Betsy Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 17, 2011



Insiders Marvin H. McIntyre iUniverse July 5, 2011



Better Than Steroids Dr. Warren Willey Trafford Publishing February 15, 2007



Almost Home: My Life Story Vol 1 Damien Echols iUniverse, Inc. June 3, 2005



Barracuda Mike Monahan BookSurge February 7, 2008



Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 Volume 1 of 5) (Sql Design Series) Rick A. Morelan BookSurge February 10, 2011



How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary Danny Kofke Tate Publishing & Enterprises October 23, 2007



Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman Jill Kelly PhD iUniverse December 20, 2007



Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians Jason Long iUniverse January 19, 2005



The Elect James Gilbert Xlibris January 10, 2010



What To Do When You Become The Boss: How new managers become successful managers Bob Selden Outskirts Press November 15, 2007



Goodbye, Janette Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010



They Own It All (Including You)!: By Means of Toxic Currency Ronald MacDonald BookSurge Publishing June 8, 2009



The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II John E. Nevola Outskirts Press, Inc. July 29, 2010



SENSIBLE STOCK INVESTING: How to Pick, Value, and Manage Stocks David Van Knapp iUniverse March 5, 2008



Ivy’s Twisted Vine Latrivia S. Nelson AuthorHouse February 2, 2008



The Lyme Disease Solution Kenneth B. Singleton M.D. BookSurge Publishing February 22, 2009



In the Midst of Chaos: My 30 Days at Ground Zero David W. Ausmus Trafford Publishing December 19, 2003



Leadership And Training For The Fight: A Few Thoughts On Leadership And Training From A Former Special Operations Soldier MSG Paul R. Howe AuthorHouse October 6, 2005



CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide Darril Gibson BookSurge Publishing September 9, 2009



Sleeper Barry Friedman iUniverse September 5, 2005



She Slipped and Fell Shonda AuthorHouse October 13, 2008



Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007



Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare: The Paradise Snare Book 1 (Star Wars: Han Solo Trilogy) A.C. Crispin Spectra June 28, 2011



More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying and Afterlife Yvonne Perry Booksurge April 1, 2005



Dreams Die First Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010



Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is.) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse September 12, 2007



Indefensible Rebecca Frankeny Helm Publishing April 6, 2011



Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, 101 Mindfulness Exercises and Other Fun Activities for Children and Adolescents: A Learning Supplement Riddoch & Eggers Huber Christensen AuthorHouse February 12, 2009



I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball Michael Z. Stern iUniverse March 14, 2011



(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From Relationships to Referrals Michael J. Maher Author Solutions October 13, 2010



The Procrastinator’s Digest Timothy A. Pychyl Ph.D. Xlibris June 26, 2010



Those Crazy Germans! A Lighthearted Guide to Germany Steven Somers Xlibris Corporation July 14, 2008



Live Your Dreams… Let Reality Catch Up: NLP and Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You Roger Ellerton Trafford Publishing November 3, 2005



My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Anne Bercht Trafford Publishing August 9, 2004



Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005



My Blood Runs Blue Stacy Eaton Outskirts Press, Inc. April 5, 2011



The War Above the Trees Ronald Carey Trafford Publishing July 6, 2006



The Inheritors Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010



My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Esther M. Friesner St. Martin’s Griffin April 1, 2010



A Few Degrees from Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon Scott Ludwig iUniverse November 11, 2010



Run into Trouble Alan Cook AuthorHouse January 7, 2009



Compulsion (Emily Stone Series #1) Jennifer Chase Outskirts Press, Inc. October 31, 2008



Mental Toughness Training for Golf Dr. Rob Bell AuthorHouse April 29, 2010



The Rise of the Ice Wolf (The Ice Wolf Trilogy) James Jensen Xlibris September 17, 2008



Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism Thomas Allen iUniverse September 10, 2009



Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression (2010-2030): A Survival Guide for Investors and Savers After Peak Oil Kenneth Worth Outskirts Press, Inc. June 30, 2010



Good Morning Reverend RoLonda Brown June 19, 2011



(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals Michael J. Maher Authorhouse December 9, 2010



T.A.P.S. : Tactical Application of Practical Shooting, Second Edition Patrick McNamara IUniverse December 18, 2008



Honeymoon for Three (Gary Blanchard) Alan Cook AuthorHouse June 19, 2007



Chasing Hunter Cort Malone BookSurge October 25, 2007



If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Lose Weight?: Tools to Get it Done Brooke Castillo BookSurge Publishing April 27, 2006



Harmony And Composition: Basics to Intermediate Deborah Jamini Trafford Publishing April 4, 2005



The 45 Second Presentation that Will Change Your Life Don Failla iUniverse Star January 22, 2009



Measuring ITIL: Measuring, Reporting and Modeling – the IT Service Management Metrics That Matter Most to IT Senior Executives Randy A. Steinberg Trafford Publishing August 2, 2006



Burying Father Tim Tom Robertson AuthorHouse October 3, 2008



Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir Gary Taylor iUniverse November 24, 2008



Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student’s Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm Spencer Marc Aronfeld Authorhouse January 17, 2011



Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter William R. Steele Outskirts Press January 13, 2009



Alchemy Mike Wood Booksurge January 12, 2010



God Does Have a Sense of Humor Rob Ballister iUniverse September 30, 2005



Bikers Dave Ebert Xlibris February 2, 2011



The Revenant: A Horror in Dodsville Brian L. Blank AuthorHouse August 14, 2009



The Book with a Hole Herve Tullet Tate Publishing April 1, 2011



SQL Queries Joes 2 Pros: SQL Query Techniques For Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Volume 2 Rick A. Morelan Book Surge January 21, 2010



Ravenshade (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks Author House June 12, 2009






Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit: The Hutt Gambitt Book 2 (Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy) A.C. Crispin Spectra June 28, 2011



The Last Safari:A Season of Discovery in Zimbabwe Bruce VanBuskirk Authorhouse January 13, 2006



First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice Alexa Adams Outskirts Press March 30, 2010



Fundamental Spanish Barbara Bregstein Trafford Publishing July 6, 2006



Basic Counseling Techniques:: A Beginning Therapist’s Tool Kit (Second Edition) Wayne Perry AuthorHouse January 21, 2008



Ending Female Pain: A Woman’s Manual – The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Chronic Pelvic and Sexual Pain MSPT, CSCS Isa Herrera BookSurge Publishing October 5, 2009



Before They Were Beatles Alan J. Porter Xlibris Corporation December 2, 2003



The Ezekiel Code Gary Val Tenuta Outskirts Press, Inc. August 19, 2007



Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy? Frank Stepnowski Outskirts Press, Inc. October 15, 2009



This is Gabriel Making Sense of School: A Book About Sensory Processing Disorder Hartley Steiner Trafford Publishing March 5, 2010



Fire-Heart (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse June 10, 2009



Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not Joanne Herman AuthorHouse September 30, 2009



Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter William R Steele Outskirts Press January 13, 2009



Dark and Stormy Knights P. N. Elrod St. Martin’s Griffin July 14, 2010



Three Dinosaur Friends Jill H. Gunter Tate Publishing October 20, 2009



Z1N1: The Zombie Pandemic: 2012 Was Just the Beginning Mitchell Layne Cook Outskirts Press, Inc. August 20, 2010



Dirty Laundry Chanta Rand Blue Isis May 1, 2011



Just Say What’s On Your Mind E. M. Hillwood BookSurge Publishing September 25, 2008



A Journey of Love: Inspired by True Events Anthony Bt Pham American Book Trade Publishing October 14, 2008



Conversations With Laarkmaa: A Pleiadian View of the New Reality Rebecca Smith Orleane Ph.D. AuthorHouse March 25, 2010



Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book For The Urban Sophisticate Enitan O. Bereola II AuthorHouse April 24, 2009



PEOPLE OF THE BEAR MOTHER T. D. Austin Eloquent Books December 15, 2009



The Vampire Files, Volume Three P. N. Elrod Ace Trade March 1, 2011



Dark Road Rising (Vampire Files) P. N. Elrod Ace July 21, 2009



Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon Sara Howard Strategic Book Publishing July 12, 2010



Invasion America! Alan Wing IUniverse December 23, 2010



7 Scorpions: Rebellion Mike Saxton Eloquent Books September 15, 2010



Twelve Quiet Men: A Historical Western Novel Michael Edward Little Eloquent Books June 2, 2011



The Pirate Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010



The Devil You Know P.N. Elrod VampWriter Books May 28, 2011



Me, Myself and Paris: One Toe Under the Eiffel Tower, The Other In the Grocery Store Ruth Yunker Outskirts Press, Inc July 27, 2010



The Hayloft (Gary Blanchard) Alan Cook AuthorHouse June 2, 2006



Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students Eric H. Roth BookSurge Publishing/ Chimayo Press March 2, 2007



So You Want to be a Ferry Pilot Spike Nasmyth Trafford Publishing June 30, 2006



Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver’s Struggle Elizabeth Tierney Oak Tree Press September 30, 2011



The Lonely Lady Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010



Distant Cousin Al Past iUniverse October 25, 2005



Footpath My Ass!:And Other Keen Observations Made by a Middle-aged Woman Hiking the Appalachian Trail Terry Croteau ‘Bluebird’ Xlibris October 2, 2009



Whistle in the Dark Lisa M. Caretti Eloquent Books February 3, 2009



Sense and Goodness Without God Richard Carrier Authorhouse February 23, 2005




Rank Copies Sold/day
1 3000
10 650
100 100
1000 13
10,000 2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,000 0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,000 0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,000 0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days) 

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Old Man’s War

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Ghost Brigades

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Last Colony

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Questions for a Soldier

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

The Sagan Diary

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

Tor Books

May 10, 2011

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

July 14, 2010

The God Engines

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

June 10, 2010

The Android’s Dream

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Zoe’s Tale

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Highest Bidder

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

November 29, 2010

How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

Judge Sn Goes Golfing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

May 10, 2011

The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)

A.C. Crispin

Disney Editions

May 17, 2011

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin


March 9, 1998


John Scalzi

Tor Books

June 2, 2010

Signs of Love

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

October 4, 2011

Sarek (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

July 27, 1999

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit: The Hutt Gambitt Book 2 (Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin


June 28, 2011

Yesterday’s Son (Star Trek (Numbered Paperback))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare: The Paradise Snare Book 1 (Star Wars: Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin


June 28, 2011

Pharaoh’s Desire

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

May 15, 2011

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The President’s Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

February 1, 2011

The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

October 15, 1992

Dirty Laundry

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis

May 1, 2011

V: The Original Miniseries

A.C. Crispin

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Time For Yesterday (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

Two from the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1995

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

August 15, 1996

Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita (Land of Mist and Snow)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

April 28, 2011

The Confessions of Peter Crossman

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

September 14, 2010

Bad Blood

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 12, 2011

Starpilot’s Grave (Mageworlds, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 1993

The Arm of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

January 24, 2011

Hunters’ Moon (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 28, 2011

The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek Next Generation (Numbered))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000


James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Judgment Night (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 9, 2011


A.C. Crispin


September 1, 1989

The Garden of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

February 21, 2011

Holly and Ivy

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Star Wars the Han Solo Trilogy (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin



Der wilde Planet: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

September 12, 2011

Ecdysis (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Witch Garden and Other Stories

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Up the Airy Mountain (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Jenny Nettles

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

A Tremble in the Air (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011


James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Krieg der Klone: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

StarBridge 6: Ancestor’s World (Crispin, A. C., King, T. Jackson, Starbridge 6.)

A.C. Crispin


July 1, 1996

Die letzte Kolonie: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

July 27, 2009

Geisterbrigaden: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

Silent Dances (Starbridge, Book 2)

A.C. Crispin


July 1, 1990

Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge, Book 4)

A.C. Crispin


May 1, 1992

Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5)

A.C. Crispin


June 1, 1994

Starbridge 3: shadow World(Starbridge, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin


January 1, 1991

Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series)

A.C. Crispin


March 1, 1998

Redwing, Dragon Detective

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Mark II

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

The Rough Guide to the Universe, Second edition (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 5, 2008

The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies 1 (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

October 17, 2005

Der Preis der Sterne 1: Die Kommandantin (German Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

June 21, 2011

An Anthology of Gears and Fears

David L. Kuzminski


March 18, 2010

The Maker’s Shelf

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Protector of Seaswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007


David L. Kuzminski


March 18, 2010

Guardians of Riverswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 2, 2007

Atlanta Nights

Travis Tea

February 16, 2005

A Working of Stars (Mageworlds)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 13, 2003

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 1, 1996

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin


December 1, 1997

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin


December 1, 1997

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000


A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

May 1, 1984

The Wizard’s Castle (Circle of Magic, Book 5)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

March 15, 2001

Danger In The Palace (Circle Of Magic, Book 4)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Awakened City

Victoria Strauss


May 1, 2007

The Wizard’s Statue (Circle Of Magic, Book 3)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Secret of the Tower (Circle of Magic, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

The Stars Asunder: A New Novel of the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 2000

V: Death Tide

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

June 1, 1985

The Apocalypse Door (Peter Crossman)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

December 8, 2009

Making Book

Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Nesfa Pr

March 1, 1994


James D. Macdonald

Harcourt Children’s Books

September 1, 1996

Knight’s Wyrd (Magic Carpet Books)

James D. Macdonald


February 15, 1997

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

August 1, 2005

Storms of Destiny: The Exiles of Boq’urain

A.C. Crispin


August 1, 2005


James D. Macdonald

Hodder Children’s Books


Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict–Requiem For Boone

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 19, 2000

The Burning Land

Victoria Strauss


December 1, 2004

The Rough Guide to The Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 12, 2003


A.C. Crispin

Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

March 1, 1985

Danger in the Palace

James D. Macdonald



Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy – The Paradise Snare, the Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn

A.C. Crispin




James D. Macdonald



Worldstone (Signet AE4756)

Victoria Strauss

New American Library

March 3, 1987

The Ghost Brigades Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

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Star Wars: The Han Solo Omnibus: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, Rebel Dawn (AU Star Wars)

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Random House Audio

March 7, 2000

Star Trek – Enter the Wolves

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DC Comics

April 1, 2001

The Price of the Stars (Mageworlds, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books


City by the Sea (Circle of Magic)

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Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books


The Prince’s Players (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin


April 2, 1998

Tournament and Tower (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Prisoners of Bell Castle (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Rough Guide to Money Online (Rough Guide Internet/Computing)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

November 1, 2000

Communicate with your child: 15 ways to become a communicator : practical guides based on the eco language programs

James D. Macdonald

Communicating Partners Center


Becoming Partners With Children: From Play to Conversation

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Special Pr

March 1, 1989

The Last Colony 1st (first) edition Text Only

John Scalzi



Timecrime, Inc. (Robert Silverberg’s Time Tours, Vol. 3)

James D. Macdonald


January 1, 1991

Zoe’s Tale (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books


The High King’s Daughter (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

May 1, 1990

El castillo del Hechicero (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald


June 30, 2009

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy Vol. One, Two & Three

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books


The Ghost Brigades (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books


The Paradise Gambit (The Hans Solo Trilogy, Volume One, Two, Three)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Spectra


Requiem for Boone (Gen Roddenberry’s Earth the Final Conflict)

James D. Macdonald


January 1, 2002

Guardian of the Hills

Victoria Strauss

HarperCollins Publishers

October 1, 1995

Star Wars Hans Solo Triology:-Paradise Snare/Hutt Gambit/Rebel Dawn (Mass Market Paperback)

A.C. Crispin



Starbridge box set of 3: (Book 2) Silent Dances; (Book 3) Shadow World; (Book 4) Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge)

A.C. Crispin

Ace Books


The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995


James D. Macdonald



Old Mans War Book 1

John Scalzi



Han Solo Trilogy 3 Volumes

A.C. Crispin




John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

January 1, 2009

Yesterdays Saga (Star Trek #11 : The Yesterday Saga, Book 1)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

January 1, 1983

The Paradise Snare; The Hutt Gambit; Rebel Dawn. (Star Wars The Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books/Spectra


Agent to the Stars — Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

John Scalzi



Attack Butterfly (Rust Bucket Universe)

David L. Kuzminski

Americana Publishing

February 1, 2005

Escuela de magia (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald


November 30, 2004


A.C. Crispin




John Scalzi



Star Trek Sarex (Chivers Sound Library # 360 Complete & Unabridged on 10 Cassettes)

A.C. Crispin

Chivers North America


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