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Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC Slams Author P.N. Elrod With a “Another” Cease & Desist Order

In A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Cease & Desist, David L. Kuzminski, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, P.N. Elrod, Preditors & Editors, Richard Tate, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Tate Publishing, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on January 11, 2013 at 2:14 am

An anonymous source has advised The Write Agenda™ (TWA) that Author P.N. Elrod was hit with “another” cease and desist order.

Apparently, numerous Tate Publishing authors, with Facebook and other electronic services, provided information to Tate Officials which were sent to them from Author P.N. Elrod.  Tate’s Officials and legal team apparently followed Author P.N. Elrod’s activities on line for several months and gathered more than enough documentation to proceed with a civil action against her.

Apparently, Author P. N. Elrod was advised that should she continue her harassment, Tate Publishing would file suit immediately and use the alleged defamatory and inappropriate material against her and her web hosting company in Monterey, California (they would also be named in the lawsuit if required).

The anonymous source further indicated that Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC monitored Author P.N. Elrod’s activities and has complete records of each alleged statement of libel and defamation she has made against the company.  In addition, Tate Publishing apparently also has several authors who wish to be included in the lawsuit against Author P.N. Elrod for contacting them with incorrect, harassing and defaming information allegedly beyond opinion without credible facts.

TWA’s anonymous source stated that Tate Publishing is also aware of additional web site operations which Author P.N. Elrod apparently frequents and observes her statements of libel there as well.  Apparently, Tate’s legal team advised Author P.N. Elrod that that if her actions continue they will contact the legal department with Facebook about her actions, which may violate their standards.

TRW’s source stated that Author P.N. Elrod was given an ultimatum. In order to avoid civil action being filed against her the following was requested to be made within five (5) business days and confirmation to Tate’s legal team’s office: 1) Immediately stop contacting Tate staff, authors and prospective authors concerning Tate Publishing with her alleged defamation of their company and staff; and 2) Delete all current posts on the world-wide web concerning Tate Publishing and do not make any future posts.

TWA’s anonymous source indicated that Author P.N. Elrod sent back a certified copy of the letter noting that she has complied with all the demands. TWA has confirmed that the blogs/post have been removed. Apparently, no further action will be taken by Tate at this time.

TWA’s anonymous source indicated that Tate Publishing has taken this action and is preparing more legal action to those who have made such statements without credible facts.

Stay tuned!

Note: P.N. Elrod? Yes, her, she indicated that the SFWA has individuals that can “hack” accounts? See our post at:

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/the-stigma-of-the-science-fiction-fantasy-writers-sfwa-writer-beware-on-authors/

 

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Author Watch – Best Sellers – April 28, 2012

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Boycott, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, Bauer vs. Glatzer, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Book, Book Boycott, Book Sales, Boycott, Boycotted Authors, Boycotted Books, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Crispin, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, James D. MacDonald, Janrae Frank, Jenna Glatzer, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, McIntosh and Otis, Nancy Steinbeck, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, P.N. Elrod, Passion Blew, Passion Blue, PHILLIP DOLAN, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Rachael Saltzman, Richard Tate, Rita J. Webb, Rita Webb, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Literary Agent, The Right Company to Keep, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writers, Yog's Law on April 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

 

 “An Author site/blog using Google ads (e.g. Absolute Write) 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?

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Author Watch – Best Sellers – April 28, 2012

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


Title


Author


Publisher


Current Rank

Drama…Another Man’s Girl

Sydney Lyttle

Create Space

250

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 2nd Edition

Arthur T. Bradley

CreateSpace

347

The Obama Error

Mr. Stephen Pidgeon

CreateSpace

403

On the Island

Ms. Tracey L. Garvis Graves

CreateSpace

443

The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series Book 1)

Jessica Sorensen

Createspace; third Edition

550

The Power of Awareness

Neville Goddard

CreateSpace

704

Ralph’s Italian Restaurant, 100 Years and 100 Recipes

Jimmy Rubino Jr.

Xlibris Corp

780

The Underworld (Fallen Star Series Book 2)

Jessica Sorensen

createspace

803

Chronic Marketer: Confessions Of A Half-Baked (But Highly Paid) Internet Marketer (Volume 1)

Brad Gosse

CreateSpace

840

Beautiful Disaster

Jamie McGuire

CreateSpace

878

Broken Laces

Rodney Walther

Redstone Ranch Press

974

The Vision (Fallen Star Series Book 3)

Jessica Sorensen

createspace

1,135

The Reverend’s Wife (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel)

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Grand Central Publishing

1,183

Catching Fire: The Hunger Games – Book Two: A BookCaps Study Guide

BookCaps

CreateSpace

1,313

Wedlocked: A Novel

Bonnie Trachtenberg

iUniverse

1,369

My Blood Approves

Amanda Hocking

Createspace

1,503

Mockingjay: The Hunger Games – Book Three: A BookCaps Study Guide

BookCaps

CreateSpace

1,596

The Manual: What Women Want and How to Give It to Them

W. Anton

CreateSpace

1,599

It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear

Ph.D Carol A. Fleming

iUniverse

1,630

Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course

Tom Von Deck

Create Space

1,746

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide

Darril Gibson

CreateSpace

1,791

Fate (My Blood Approves, Book 2)

Amanda Hocking

Createspace

2,117

The Billionaire’s Secret Desire

Lietha Wards

Lietha Wards

2,125

Flutter (My Blood Approves, Book 3)

Amanda Hocking

Createspace

2,206

The Eighth Scroll

Dr. Laurence B. Brown

Booksurge

2,249

Titanic: The Edith Brown Story

David Haisman

AuthorHouse

2,813

Safely Buried

John Pesta

CreateSpace

2,930

Crow’s Row

Julie Hockley

iUniverse

2,986

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

3,082

Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength

Steven Low

CreateSpace

3,305

Chasing Amanda

Melissa Foster

Solstice Publishing

3,544

Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms

Dr. Arthur T Bradley

CreateSpace

3,565

Within Arm’s Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service

Dan Emmett

iUniverse

3,735

The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx

CreateSpace

3,850

Come Back To Me

Melissa Foster

Greenforge Books

3,906

Feeling is the Secret

Neville Goddard

CreateSpace

4,562

Thoughtless

S.C. Stephens

CreateSpace

4,620

Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

Valerie Estelle Frankel

CreateSpace

4,921

The Collapse

Jeff Stanfield

AuthorHouse

4,923

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

5,055

Within Arm’s Length

Dan Emmett

iUniverse

5,472

Children of Terror

Inge Auerbacher

iUniverse

5,545

Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math

John Chung

BookSurge Publishing

5,585

How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges

Nadine Briggs

CreateSpace

5,712

S.E.A.L. Team Omega Flames of Betrayal

Sierra Rose

Createspace

5,989

Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice

Sherylynne L. Rochester

Outskirts Press

6,047

The Returned

Dr. Laurence B. Brown

CreateSpace

6,147

Kindle Fire User Manual: User Guide for Kindle Fire to Download FREE Kindle eBooks, Use the Web, Email, TV Shows, Music, Movies, Apps, Games, and Master the Kindle Fire

Max Jones

CreateSpace

6,225

Dear Lilly

Peter Greyson

iUniverse

6,299

Uncommon Sense

M. Margaret Neil

iUniverse

6,314

True Haunting

Edwin F. Becker

AuthorHouse

6,391

Trolling Nights

Savannah J. Frierson

Lulu Press

6,441

Green Smoothie Recipes & other Healthy Smoothie Recipes: Discover over 50 Easy Smoothie Recipes – breakfast smoothies, green smoothies, healthy … treat smoothies and fruit smoothie recipes

C Elias

CreateSpace

6,693

Grid Down Reality Bites

Bruce Buckshot Hemming

create space

6,773

Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl: The Definitive Guide to Understanding Emotionally Unavailable Men and the Women that Love Them

Natalie Lue NML

CreateSpace

6,774

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

6,799

My First Sewing Machine Book: Learn To Sew: Kids

Alison McNicol

CreateSpace

7,009

The Siren

Kiera Cass

iUniverse

7,149

An Ordinary Fairy (The Willow Brown Stories)

John Osborne

CreateSpace

7,260

I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song (The Island Series)

Anthony Bjorklund

Createspace

7,318

Ancient Book Of Jasher: Referenced In Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18; And 2 Timothy 3:8

Ken Johnson

CreateSpace

7,421

Compel (Rae Wilder)

Penelope Fletcher

Poison Princess

7,487

Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian trail

Bill Walker

Create Space for paperback version

7,825

The Mis-Education of the Negro

Carter Godwin Woodson

CreateSpace

7,850

Moonlight

Keith Knapp

Outskirts Press

7,955

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition, 2nd Edition

Ramiel Nagel

CreateSpace

7,964

Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery

Richard Lustig

AuthorHouse

8,071

Heaven Is For Real: The Book Isn’t: An Astounding Refutation Of A Story About A Trip To Heaven And Back

D. Eric Williams

CreateSpace

8,087

Healing is Voltage: The Handbook

NDM, Jerry L. Tennant MD

CreateSpace

8,199

(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From Relationships to Referrals

Michael J. Maher

AuthorHouse

8,216

A Lonely Kind of War: Forward Air Controller, Vietnam

Marshall Harrison

Xlibris

8,258

Dr. John Chung’s SAT II Math Level 2: SAT II Subject Test – Math 2 (Dr. John Chung’s Math Book Series)

Dr. John Chung

CreateSpace

8,305

Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles – Part One)

James Mace

iUniverse

8,424

Dubs Goes to Washington: And Discovers the Greatness of America

Dick Morris

CreateSpace

8,669

The Wedding Gift

Marlen Suyapa Bodden

BookSurge Publishing

8,867

Melting Point

Roger Collins

Lulu.com

8,895

Not Telling

Cindy Vine

Createspace

8,946

BITTER FREEDOM: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor

Jafa Wallach

iUniverse

9,024

Megan’s Way

Melissa Foster

Outskirts Press, Inc.

9,124

Wool – Omnibus Edition

Hugh Howey

CreateSpace

9,152

The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Reader’s Edition)

Manly P. Hall

Tarcher

9,161

The Ten Greatest Prayers of the Bible

Benjamin Reynolds

Createspace

9,182

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change

Douglas Thomas

CreateSpace

9,314

The Theory of Money and Credit

Ludwig von Mises

CreateSpace

9,355

The Power of Habit: Harnessing the Power to Establish Routines that Guarantee Success in Business and in Life

Jack Hodge

AuthorHouse

9,367

A Daughter’s Worth: A Bible Study for Teenaged Girls

Ava Sturgeon

Tate Publishing & Enterprises

9,390

Enchant (Rae Wilder)

Penelope Fletcher

Poison Princess

9,503

Z1N1: The Zombie Pandemic: 2012 Was Just the Beginning

Mitchell Layne Cook

Outskirts Press, Inc.

9,573

The Control Book

Peter Masters

CreateSpace

9,637

Blossoming in Provence

Kristin Espinasse

CreateSpace

9,663

A Lone Palm Stands (Lone Palm Series)

H. A. Olsen

Booksurge

9,892

“Headhunter” Hiring Secrets: The Rules of the Hiring Game Have Changed . . . Forever!

Skip Freeman

CreateSpace.com

9,912

The One True God: A Biblical study of the Doctrine of God

Mr Paul David Washer

CreateSpace

9,960

 

 

 

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WATCH LIST – Books & Authors We Are Watching 

Expanded to Amazon Sales Rankings up to 50,000 

Title

Author

Publisher

Current Rank

Into the Basement

Norm Applegate

Createspace

10,225

Wearing the Cape

Marion G. Harmon

Createspace

10,384

The General Theory Of Employment, Interest, And Money

John Maynard Keynes

CreateSpace

10,565

Effortless

S.C. Stephens

CreateSpace

10,649

Barnabas & Company: The Cast of the TV Classic Dark Shadows

Craig Hamrick

iUniverse.com

10,651

The Case of Billy B

Cindy Vine

Createspace

10,714

As the Twig is Bent: A Matt Davis Mystery (The Matt Davis Mystery Series)

Joe Perrone Jr

CreateSpace

10,812

Page Cycle Diet: Break The Cycle

Mike Page

CreateSpace

10,860

Inevitable: mass customized learning

Chuck Schwahn

CreateSpace

10,906

Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Thriller

R. Samuel Baty

iUniverse

10,920

Better Than Steroids

Dr. Warren Willey

Trafford Publishing

10,935

Exquisite Modular Origami

Meenakshi Mukerji

CreateSpace

10,957

The Prospect of My Arrival

Dwight Okita

CreateSpace

11,117

Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians

Jason Long

iUniverse

11,243

HTML5 for Masterminds: How to take advantage of HTML5 to create amazing websites and revolutionary applications

J. D. Gauchat

CreateSpace

11,258

Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight.

Chef AJ

CreateSpace

11,353

From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography

Alter Wiener

Authorhouse

11,449

Strategic Stock Trading: Master Personal Finance Using Wallstreetwindow Stock Investing Strategies With Stock Market Technical Analysis

Michael Swanson

CreateSpace

11,554

Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the HCG Protocol

Robin Phipps Woodall

AuthorHouse

11,663

Dark Grid: When The Lights Go Out…Permanently.

David C. Waldron

CreateSpace

12,021

A Few Degrees from Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon

Scott Ludwig

iUniverse

12,344

Failing Test: Book One of The Shadow Series

J.M. Pierce

Createspace

12,600

Declaration Of Independence, Constitution Of The United States Of America, Bill Of Rights And Constitutional Amendments

Benjamin Franklin

CreateSpace

12,622

The Busy Brides Bible for Planning a Fabulous Wedding Without the Expensive Cost of a Wedding Planner

Angela A. Kear

Llumina Press

12,681

A Complete Guide To Kumihimo On A Braiding Loom: Round, Flat, Square, Hollow, And Beaded Braids And Necklaces

Kathy King James

CreateSpace

12,804

Paradise Lost

John Milton

CreateSpace

12,894

The Insiders

Craig Hickman

CreateSpace

12,954

Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Four)

James Mace

Legionary Books

12,971

Awkward Bitch:My Life with MS

Marlo Donato Parmelee

AuthorHouse

13,016

Nmap Cookbook: The Fat-free Guide to Network Scanning

Nicholas Marsh

CreateSpace

13,090

The Old Man and the Wasteland

Nick Cole

CreateSpace

13,159

METATRON – This is the Clarion Call: The Ultimate guide for light-workers

R Mackenzie

CreateSpace

13,290

Introduction to the Command Line (Second Edition): The Fat Free Guide to Unix and Linux Commands

Nicholas Marsh

CreateSpace

13,608

Spanish Made As Easy as 1-2-3!

Jordan Eason

CreateSpace

13,716

Metal Detecting for the Beginner

Vince Migliore

CreateSpace

13,896

The Home Distiller’s Workbook: Your Guide to Making Moonshine, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and So Much More! Vol. 1

Jeff King

CreateSpace

14,000

Three Magic Words

Uell S. Andersen

CreateSpace

14,102

Our Turn to Serve : An Army Veteran’s Memoir of the Vietnam War

David B. Simmons

Xlibris

14,181

The Lyme Disease Solution

Kenneth B. Singleton M.D.

BookSurge Publishing

14,300

Hinds’ Feet On High Places

Hannah Hurdard

CreateSpace

14,346

VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive

Duncan Epping

CreateSpace

14,357

Bodyguard: Shifters Unbound

Jennifer Ashley

CreateSpace

14,387

The Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook: with over 40 step-by-step picture tutorials and haircare tips

Abby Smith

CreateSpace

14,451

79 Park Avenue

Harold Robbins

Authorhouse

14,461

Finally Home-Lessons on Life from a Free-Spirited Dog

Elizabeth Parker

Createspace

14,475

Invisible Tears

Abigail Lawrence

Authorhouse

14,610

THE PROTECTOR (Taskforce Series)

Marliss Melton

Amazon’s Createspace

14,678

Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff

Jim Johnson

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

14,722

21 Things to Know Before Starting an Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Claudia Azula Altucher

CreateSpace

14,742

An-Ya and Her Diary

Diane René Christian

CreateSpace

14,901

The Pilgrim’s Progress

John Bunyan

CreateSpace

15,022

America’s Great Depression

Murray N. Rothbard

CreateSpace

15,025

FINALLY: THE GOLF SWING’S SIMPLE SECRET – A revolutionary method proved for the weekend golfer to significantly improve distance and accuracy from day one (1)

J. F. Tamayo

Createspace

15,133

The Realms of Animar

Owen Black

Outskirts Press, Inc.

15,159

Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Three)

James Mace

iUniverse

15,207

The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot – Ever!!

Dusty White

BookSurge Publishing

15,233

The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book: From Monster Books to Potions Class!: Crafts, Games, and Treats for the Ultimate Harry Potter Party

Jessica Fox

CreateSpace

15,245

They Own It All (Including You)!: By Means of Toxic Currency

Ronald MacDonald

BookSurge Publishing

15,254

Learn Me Good

John Pearson

Lulu.com

15,256

The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar

Erica L. Meltzer

CreateSpace

15,267

If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Brooke Castillo

Book Surge

15,312

Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving – Fifth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable

Michael Ham

CreateSpace

15,681

Kindle Fire Survival Guide: Getting Started, Downloading FREE eBooks, Buying Apps, Watching Movies, and Surfing the Web (Mobi Manuals)

Toly K

CreateSpace

15,723

Daniel

Keith Yocum

Dog Ear Publishing

16,041

Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation

A Michael Noll

CreateSpace

16,202

Apocalypse Law

John Grit

CreateSpace

16,203

Hidden Credit Repair Secrets: 2nd Edition

Mark Clayborne

CreateSpace

16,263

Pretty When She Dies: A Vampire Novel (Pretty When She…)

Rhiannon Frater

Createspace

16,367

Dinner Is In The Jar: Quick and Easy Dinner Mixes in Mason Jars or Mylar Bags (bw)

Kathy Clark

CreateSpace

16,486

A Field Of Poppies

Sharon Sala

CreateSpace

16,493

Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning

Beatrice McGarvey

Amazon/CreateSpace

16,552

Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

John Podlaski

CreateSpace

16,712

Economics Made Easy: Second Edition

Les Livingstone

CreateSpace

16,879

Wisdom

Amanda Hocking

CreateSpace

16,961

How to Attract Money Using Mind Power

James Goi Jr.

Infinity Publishing

17,134

The Genie Within: Your Subconcious Mind–How It Works and How to Use It

Harry W Carpenter

CreateSpace

17,404

Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq

Susan Lindauer

CreateSpace

17,421

Designing From The Stone: Design Techniques for Bezel Setting in Metal Clay Using the Stone as Inspiration

Lisa Barth

CreateSpace

17,446

Bang: More Lays In 60 Days

Roosh V

CreateSpace

17,462

Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy about getting even with a bad boy!)

Anna Mara

Outskirts Press

17,569

The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy

Manly P. Hall

CreateSpace

17,644

Revised An Introduction to Project Management, Third Edition: With Brief Guides to Microsoft Project 2010 and @task

Kathy Schwalbe

CreateSpace

17,859

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

CreateSpace

17,906

Where Love Has Gone

Harold Robbins

AuthorHouse

18,012

EMP Survival: :How to Prepare Now and Survive, When an Electromagnetic Pulse Destroys Our Power Grid

Larry Poole

CreateSpace

18,026

Easy Classical Ukulele Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers. In Standard Notation and TAB

Javier Marcó

CreateSpace

18,054

Half Past Midnight

Jeff Brackett

CreateSpace

18,093

Song of the Fairy Queen

Valerie Douglas

CreateSpace

18,118

Second Kiss

Natalie Palmer

Tate Publishing

18,154

Real Estate Tax Deed Investing: How We Made Over One Million Dollars in Two Years

Matt Merdian

BookSurge Publishing

18,235

Heart on Ice

Kara Jorges

Create Space

18,336

Some Parts are Not for Sharing

Julie K. Federico

Tate Publishing

18,917

Assumed Engagement

Kara Louise

Heartworks/Lulu

18,997

Eating for Gastroparesis: Guidelines, Tips & Recipes

Crystal Zaborowski Saltrelli CHC

CreateSpace

19,016

Why Romeo Hates Juliet (a romantic comedy about falling in love with the one you hate!)

Anna Mara

N.A.

19,105

The Ghost Next Door:True Stories of Paranormal Encounters from Everyday People

Mark Morris

iUniverse

19,248

Teach Your Child to Read in Just Ten Minutes a Day

Sidney Ledson

Trafford Publishing

19,385

Math Art: Hands-On Math Activities for Grades 2, 3, and 4

Zachary J. Brewer

CreateSpace

19,609

Shut Down

W. R. Flynn

CreateSpace

19,628

Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Catherine Shanahan

CreateSpace

19,742

Winter in July

James W. Nelson

CreateSpace

19,846

Wraith

Angel Lawson

CreateSpace

19,917

A Python Primer for ArcGIS®

Nathan Jennings

CreateSpace

20,103

Easy Classical Violin Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers.

Javier Marcó

CreateSpace

20,148

Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week

Nadine Hays Pisani

CreateSpace

20,242

The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II

John E. Nevola

Outskirts Press, Inc.

20,244

Dead And Beyond (Ancient Legends #4)

Jayde Scott

Createspace

20,357

Foundations of IT Service Management with ITIL 2011: ITIL Foundations Course in a Book

Brady Orand

CreateSpace

20,452

201 Best Quinoa Recipes: How to Make Healthy and Delicious Quinoa Soups, Salads, Breads, Desserts, Pancakes and More in Your Own Kitchen

Alison Thompson

CreateSpace

20,490

The Real Truth About Sugar: Dr. Robert Lustig’s “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”

Samantha Quinn

CreateSpace

20,556

Ignore the awkward! How the cholesterol myths are kept alive

Uffe Ravnskov

CreateSpace

20,610

Finally Home: Lessons on Life from a Free-Spirited Dog

Elizabeth Parker

CreateSpace

20,765

Outliving Your Ovaries

Marina Johnson MD

CreateSpace

20,825

A Spartan Game: The Life and Loss of Don Holleder

Terry Tibbetts

iUniverse

21,043

Gettysburg Revisited: A Novel of Time Travel

Shand Stringham

iUniverse

21,071

Compass Math Test Success: 150 Compass Math Problems & Solutions

Academic Success Media

CreateSpace

21,269

Stock Cycles: Why Stocks Won’t Beat Money Markets Over the Next Twenty Years

Michael Alexander

iUniverse Star

21,405

Battle for Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out

First Sergeant Robert S. Colella Ret.

iUniverse

21,647

India Was One

An Indian

Create Space

21,658

Five Steps to Your Next Job: A Powerful Manual for Job Search and Career Development

Narinder Mehta

CreateSpace

21,749

GOING GREEN USING DIATOMACEOUS EARTH HOW-TO TIPS: An Easy Guide Book Using A Safer Alternative, Natural Silica Mineral, Food Grade Insecticide: Practical consumer tips, recipes, and methods

Tui Rose RN

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Boycotted Author


Publisher


Pub
Date

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

Spectra

March 9, 1998

Metatropolis

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

Spectra

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

Spectra

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

Crossover

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Judgment Night (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 9, 2011

Starbridge

A.C. Crispin

Ace

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

N.A.

N.A.

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

Remailer

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

Ace

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

Ace

July 1, 1990

Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge, Book 4)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

May 1, 1992

Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

June 1, 1994

Starbridge 3: shadow World(Starbridge, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

January 1, 1991

Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

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

N.A.

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

Fanthology

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

Guardians of Riverswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 2, 2007

Atlanta Nights

Travis Tea

Lulu.com

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

Aspect

December 1, 1997

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

V

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

Eos

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

Groogleman

James D. Macdonald

Harcourt Children’s Books

September 1, 1996

Knight’s Wyrd (Magic Carpet Books)

James D. Macdonald

Graphia

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

Eos

August 1, 2005

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SECRET OF THE TOWER.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder Children’s Books

N.A.

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

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 19, 2000

The Burning Land

Victoria Strauss

Eos

December 1, 2004

The Rough Guide to The Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 12, 2003

Sylvester

A.C. Crispin

Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

March 1, 1985

Danger in the Palace

James D. Macdonald

Scholastic

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

bantam

N.A.

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Worldstone (Signet AE4756)

Victoria Strauss

New American Library

March 3, 1987

The Ghost Brigades Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Random House Audio

March 7, 2000

Star Trek – Enter the Wolves

A.C. Crispin

DC Comics

April 1, 2001

The Price of the Stars (Mageworlds, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

N.A.

City by the Sea (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

N.A.

The Prince’s Players (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam

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

N.A.

Becoming Partners With Children: From Play to Conversation

James D. Macdonald

Special Pr

March 1, 1989

The Last Colony 1st (first) edition Text Only

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

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

James D. Macdonald

Harpercollins

January 1, 1991

Zoe’s Tale (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

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

Albatros/Argentina

June 30, 2009

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

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books

N.A.

The Ghost Brigades (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Spectra

N.A.

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

James D. Macdonald

TOR

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

N.A.

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Ace Books

N.A.

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: THE WIZARD’S STATUE.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Old Mans War Book 1

John Scalzi

TOR BOOKS ST MARTINS MASS

N.A.

Han Solo Trilogy 3 Volumes

A.C. Crispin

BANTAM BOOKS

N.A.

THE GOD ENGINES

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

N.A.

Agent to the Stars — Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

John Scalzi

TOR

N.A.

Attack Butterfly (Rust Bucket Universe)

David L. Kuzminski

Americana Publishing

February 1, 2005

Escuela de magia (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

November 30, 2004

SILENT DANCES STAR BRIDGE BOOK TWO

A.C. Crispin

ACE BOOKS

N.A.

THE GHOST BRIGADE

John Scalzi

Tor

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Chivers North America

N.A.

 

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

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

12/31/3011

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)

12/30/2011

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)

12/29/2011

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)

12/28/2011

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

12/27/2011

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

HarperCollins Sues Open Road Over E-Book Rights

12/26/2011

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

12/24/2011

SelfPublishing Review | Blog | Boost Your Book Sales with Press 

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

Local student publishes book (PublishAmerica)

12/23/2011

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

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS | The Republic

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)

12/22/2011

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)

12/21/2011

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

12/20/2011

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

12/19/2011

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)

12/18/2011

Review: Biography: One Click: Jeff Bezos And The Rise O Amazon.com 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 Free-eBooks.net Blog

Setting Goals For SelfPublishing | CCC’s Beyond the Book

12/17/2011

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)

12/16/2011

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

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

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

12/15/2011

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”

12/14/2011

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)

12/13/2011

EU Investigates e-Book Pricing

With 5% Discount, Amazon Triples Use of Controversial App

Amazon.com 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 Free-eBooks.net 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

12/12/2011

Chamber chief calls for Amazon.com 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

12/11/2011

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 

12/10/2011

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

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

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

12/9/2011

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)

12/8/2011

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 Amazon.com 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

12/7/2011

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 | www.clarkhoward.com

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

12/6/2011

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 Lulu.com

Amazon – Please Fix the Fire

Overstock.com 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

12/5/2011

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 

Amazon.com executive dies in Lake Huron plane crash

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

12/4/2011

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

12/3/2011

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

12/2/2011

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

Amazon.com: The PublishAmerica Style Guide eBook  (PublishAmerica)

Flogging the Quill: How selfpublishers can maximize earnings

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

12/01/2011

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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Author Watch – Best Sellers – September 17, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

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

$0.99

570

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

$0.99

1,606

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

$2.99

1,637

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

$1.70

2,449

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

2,805

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

$3.99

2,929

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

$27.99

3,648

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

3,854

Second Kiss Natalie Palmer Tate Publishing November 30, 2010

$18.99

3,957

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

4,875

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

$5.99

5,328

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

$15.95

5,849

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

5,931

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

$5.99

7,816

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

$5.00

8,037

The Coloring Book Herve Tullet Tate Publishing March 1, 2009

$18.95

8,950

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$2.99

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

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10,207

True Haunting Edwin F. Becker AuthorHouse July 29, 2011

$2.99

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$6.00

10,712

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

$0.99

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$15.95

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

$9.99

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Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007

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

$9.99

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

$9.99

12,571

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

$25.00

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$6.99

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

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

$4.99

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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

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

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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

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$7.00

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

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Where Love Has Gone Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

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$2.99

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$0.99

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$14.99

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19,225

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

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$35.00

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

$0.99

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Aikido: Basic and Intermediate Studies John Litchen Trafford Publishing August 16, 2005

$9.99

21,187

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

$5.99

21,213

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

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21,264

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

$29.95

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

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

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Run into Trouble Alan Cook AuthorHouse January 7, 2009

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Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

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22,509

Burying Father Tim Tom Robertson AuthorHouse October 3, 2008

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23,170

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

$9.95

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

$17.95

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

$2.99

23,275

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

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The Elect James Gilbert Xlibris January 10, 2010

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Giving Birth To God: A Woman’s Path To Enlightenment Mother Clare Watts iUniverse, Inc. November 26, 2003

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Good Morning Reverend RoLonda Brown Authorhouse.com June 19, 2011

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

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Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date

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

Spectra

March 9, 1998

Metatropolis

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

Spectra

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

Spectra

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

Crossover

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Judgment Night (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 9, 2011

Starbridge

A.C. Crispin

Ace

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

N.A.

N.A.

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

Remailer

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

Ace

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

Ace

July 1, 1990

Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge, Book 4)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

May 1, 1992

Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

June 1, 1994

Starbridge 3: shadow World(Starbridge, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

January 1, 1991

Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

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

N.A.

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

Fanthology

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

Guardians of Riverswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 2, 2007

Atlanta Nights

Travis Tea

Lulu.com

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

Aspect

December 1, 1997

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

V

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

Eos

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

Groogleman

James D. Macdonald

Harcourt Children’s Books

September 1, 1996

Knight’s Wyrd (Magic Carpet Books)

James D. Macdonald

Graphia

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

Eos

August 1, 2005

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SECRET OF THE TOWER.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder Children’s Books

N.A.

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

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 19, 2000

The Burning Land

Victoria Strauss

Eos

December 1, 2004

The Rough Guide to The Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 12, 2003

Sylvester

A.C. Crispin

Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

March 1, 1985

Danger in the Palace

James D. Macdonald

Scholastic

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

bantam

N.A.

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Worldstone (Signet AE4756)

Victoria Strauss

New American Library

March 3, 1987

The Ghost Brigades Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Random House Audio

March 7, 2000

Star Trek – Enter the Wolves

A.C. Crispin

DC Comics

April 1, 2001

The Price of the Stars (Mageworlds, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

N.A.

City by the Sea (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

N.A.

The Prince’s Players (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam

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

N.A.

Becoming Partners With Children: From Play to Conversation

James D. Macdonald

Special Pr

March 1, 1989

The Last Colony 1st (first) edition Text Only

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

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

James D. Macdonald

Harpercollins

January 1, 1991

Zoe’s Tale (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

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

Albatros/Argentina

June 30, 2009

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

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books

N.A.

The Ghost Brigades (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Spectra

N.A.

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

James D. Macdonald

TOR

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

N.A.

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Ace Books

N.A.

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: THE WIZARD’S STATUE.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Old Mans War Book 1

John Scalzi

TOR BOOKS ST MARTINS MASS

N.A.

Han Solo Trilogy 3 Volumes

A.C. Crispin

BANTAM BOOKS

N.A.

THE GOD ENGINES

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

N.A.

Agent to the Stars — Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

John Scalzi

TOR

N.A.

Attack Butterfly (Rust Bucket Universe)

David L. Kuzminski

Americana Publishing

February 1, 2005

Escuela de magia (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

November 30, 2004

SILENT DANCES STAR BRIDGE BOOK TWO

A.C. Crispin

ACE BOOKS

N.A.

THE GHOST BRIGADE

John Scalzi

Tor

N.A.

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

A.C. Crispin

Chivers North America

N.A.

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of EnvyRecent Blog Postings & ALERTS (Click on Headlines) 

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


Recent Blog Postings

UPDATED: Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware have been requested to provide proofs!

Author Watch – Best Sellers – September 10, 2011

Atlanta Nights: Filmmaker Rachael Saltzman to Use “Personal Funds” to Create Documentary; Traditional Channels Fail to Produce Support

The Top Ten Postings of The Write Agenda (September 5, 2011)

 

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

Royce Mathews Continues to Fight Exploitation: Pirates of the Caribbean Debate

 Ripoff Report: “Sophronia Flex” Commentary Demonstrates the Need for Caution with Writer Beware

Author Watch – Best Sellers – September 3, 2011

Proof That Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s Fact-Finding and Research Skills Are Questionable

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 26, 2011

New Targets to Propaganda Watch List – August 25, 2011

Ann “A.C.”Crispin’s Cinderella Story: Disney Books Will Surely Be Impressed

Request for Information: Watchdog Blackmail, Intimidation and Extortion?

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 19, 2011

Author P.N. Elrod Apparent Subject of “Cease and Desist” Letters

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In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, American Book Press, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Attorney Victor Cretella, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Blackmail, blog postings, Book Reviews, Book Signings, books, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, defamatory, Disney, e-books, ebooks, Extortion, Free e-book, Free ebook, Goy's Law, Infringement, Interviews, Intimidation, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, Making Light, Money should flow toward the author, Mystery Writers of America, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, P.N. Elrod, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Publishing, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Richard Tate, Royce Mathew, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victor Cretella, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Updated: 4/26/11 – Dispelling the Myth Behind Yog’s Law: The Fallacies with the Flow of Money to Authors

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

UPDATED: April 4, 2011 – Boycott & Petition, Victoria Strauss’ Books: Request to Reveal Evidence of “Investigation”

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Updated: James D. MacDonald Furious Over Tate’s Challenges to Yog’s Law: Rants & Insults

In Absolute Write, Authors, Credibility, James D. MacDonald, Money should flow toward the author, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Richard Tate, Self-Publishing, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on April 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Rants & Insults of James D. Macdonald

Look at this! Over at the Tate Blog . . . .  You don’t know who Yog is? Maybe I can help you out . . . . If you don’t think that Tate is a mendacious vanity, that blog post alone should prove it.”

 – James D. MacDonald

“If you claim that you’ve “disproved” Yog’s Law, or that you’ve found “a fallacy” in Yog’s Law, or that Yog’s Law “doesn’t apply,” either you’re a scammer, you’re a dupe of scammers, or you have no clue about publishing.”

James D. MacDonald

Other Quotes by James D. Macdonald Click Here

The Posting in Question

“A few years ago an individual created out of thin air a concept he called “Yog’s Law.” I have no idea who “Yog” is or what planet he may be from but just like Superman there is “kryptonite” in this concept and that “kryptonite” is the facts. His over-simplistic “Money always flows to the writer” is his central argument. The problem with that concept is that he makes it sound like a movie script. Write a book, ask mom how good she thinks it is, send it to a publisher, they take it and make you a millionaire while you sit at home and watch TV. Of course writers should make money for their work, but the premise that they will never have to spend money if they publish, promote or market their books is incredibly naïve . . . . “Money flows to the author? . . . . Sure, J.K. Rowling and James Patterson are multi-millionaires, but they have each cranked out several books, have movie deals, and have to sell an incredible volume of books. They are in the extreme minority, of which I am certain Mr. Yog’s Law is not a member.””

– Richard Tate

Reader Responses

James [Macdonald], I am really surprised by your latest post about Tate being liars. Up until this point I had thought that you wanted to have an open and honest conversation about Tate . . . .  That led me to believe that you were sincere in engaging in this discussion but at this point, I am starting to question your intent . . . . The fault in Yog’s Law is that it does not provide for a set point in time at which one should take stock of his or her net gains or losses . . . . As writers, if we are to be objective, we should look at all sides of a story and try to gather as much reaearch [sic] as possible . . . . James [Macdonald], I, like you, believe in providing the general public with all of the facts so they can make informed decisions that best meet their specific needs which is why I came her [sic] in the first place. I believe that is what your original intent was in writing Yog’s law. I also believe that is what Anne’s and Victoria’s original intents were. However, I’m starting to get the feeling that you are all just writing to defend your point of view and not really to seek the truth . . . . Sorry, but to me, that is more of a personal attack and is immaterial to the issues being discussed here. . . . Just one last observation on your post. I find it interesting that you got so upset about Tate writing about you and your beliefs on one of their blogs when this has been commonplace for you to do over the years through the forums you frequent. Please believe me when I tell you that I don’t say that in an argumentative way, rather, it’s simply an observation. (Emphasis Added)

 – Jennifer Pereyra

For more information click on the links below:

Pop Quiz on Yog’s Law

Dispelling the Myth Behind Yog’s Law: The Fallacies with the Flow of Money to Authors

References

“Tate Publishing – Page 55 – Absolute Write Water Cooler.” Absolute Write. Web. 22 Apr. 2011. <http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6064591&gt;.

“Tate Publishing of Oklahoma: TATE PUBLISHING AND THE FACTS ABOUT “YOG’S LAW”.”Tate Publishing of Oklahoma. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <http://tatepublishingacquisitions.blogspot.com/2011/04/tate-publishing-and-facts-about-yogs.html&gt;.

Updated – Pop Quiz on Yog’s Law

In A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Authors, Credibility, David L. Kuzminski, Filmmaker, Free e-book, Free ebook, James D. MacDonald, Mark Barrett, Money should flow toward the author, Preditors & Editors, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Richard Tate, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Yog's Law on April 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Money should flow toward the author” but not if:

a)     Your book is published through non-traditional means as an investment in anticipation of a return on the investment.

b)    You are donating to the Preditor & Editor/Dave Kuzminski Legal Defense Fund

c)     You are purchasing Crispin, MacDonald or Strauss books.

d)    You are purchasing the “Atlanta Nights” book.

e)     You are donating to the “Atlanta Nights” film project.

f)      You are buying “Yog’s LawT-shirts and memorabilia.

g)     You are buying “Atlanta Nights” T-shirts and memorabilia.

h)     You are paying $1000 to Deborah Doyle (Yog’s Wife) for a critique and line-edit your novel.

h)     All of the above.

”Money can flow in any direction you want, but it’s your job to know where every penny goes and what you’re getting for those pennies.”

–  Mark Barrett

“A few years ago an individual created out of thin air a concept he called “Yog’s Law.” I have no idea who “Yog” is or what planet he may be from but just like Superman there is “kryptonite” in this concept and that “kryptonite” is the facts. His over-simplistic “Money always flows to the writer” is his central argument. The problem with that concept is that he makes it sound like a movie script. Write a book, ask mom how good she thinks it is, send it to a publisher, they take it and make you a millionaire while you sit at home and watch TV. Of course writers should make money for their work, but the premise that they will never have to spend money if they publish, promote or market their books is incredibly naïve.”

– Richard Tate

“Author and publishing watchdog James D. MacDonald has in times gone by proclaimed that ”Money should flow toward the author,” better known as Yog’s Law. In today’s day and age this law holds true if, and only if, an author is traditionally published.”

– The Write Agenda

Money flows to the author? . . . . Sure, J.K. Rowling and James Patterson are multi-millionaires, but they have each cranked out several books, have movie deals, and have to sell an incredible volume of books. They are in the extreme minority, of which I am certain Mr. Yog’s Law is not a member.”

– Richard Tate

“The current publishing business model which relies on advances against royalties and the consignment method of selling cannot be sustained. A robust publishing industry is good for the reader. Yog’s law is not immutable. Writing is a creative act but selling one’s writing and making a living off one’s writing is a business act.” (Emphasis Added).

 – http://www.dearauthor.com

“A mainstream publisher traditionally assumes the risk of publication and production costs, selects the works to be published, edits the author’s text, and provides for marketing and distribution, provides the ISBN and satisfies whatever legal deposit and copyright registration formalities are required. Such a publisher normally pays the author a fee, called an advance, for the right to publish the author’s work; and further payments, called royalties, based on the sales of the work. This led to James D. Macdonald‘s . . .  dictum, “Money should always flow toward the author” (sometimes called Yog’s Law).”

 – Anonymous

Yog’s Law is very simple: Money flows toward the author. For commercial publishing, this is absolutely true. Once you’ve moved away from it, you’re out of the realm of commercial publishing.” (Emphasis added)

James D. Macdonald

 References

Barrett, Mark Barrett. “The New Money Flow.” Ditchwalk: Storytelling in the Digital Age. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <www.ditchwalk.com/2009/12/01/the-new-money-flow>.

“Dispelling the Myth Behind Yog’s Law: The Fallacies with the Flow of Money to Authors « The Write Agenda.” The Write Agenda. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/dispelling-the-myth-behind-yog%E2%80%99s-law-the-fallacies-with-the-flow-of-money-to-authors/&gt;.

James D. Macdonald.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 19 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_D._Macdonald>.

MacDonald, James D.. “Learn Writing with Uncle Jim, Volume 2 – Page 63 – Absolute Write Water Cooler.” Absolute Write. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6056820#post6056820&gt;.

” Publishing Business Models.”Dear Author. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <http://dearauthor.com/ebooks/books-as-a-business/&gt;.

“Tate Publishing of Oklahoma: TATE PUBLISHING AND THE FACTS ABOUT “YOG’S LAW“.”Tate Publishing of Oklahoma. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <http://tatepublishingacquisitions.blogspot.com/2011/04/tate-publishing-and-facts-about-yogs.html&gt;.

“Vanity press.” Vanity press. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <http://vanity-press.co.tv/&gt;.