Skip to main content

Library Cuts and linkspam salad

Things have been so crazy here that I've been relagated to checking Nathan Bransford's This Week in Publishing posts for news summaries! Not that it's a bad thing at all. ;-)

Dear Author pointed to an article that was pretty heavy. Daily Kos reports that "PA Senate passes 50% cut in library funding". This is horrible because I know a lot of my reader friends use this as a source of their book reading. Not to mention the publishers who sell directly to libraries.

Self publishing is taking off and making the rounds. A few months ago, the NY Times did a piece on the rise of it and now it's Washington Times' turn with the current article Self-Publishing Finds Commercial Niche in Digital Age. The whole article is nothing really new but good stuff nonetheless.

BooksonBoard, one of my fave online retailers, is offering Hot $1 eReader Romances now until June 30th. A small selection but if you're feeling adventurous to try out some new titles now is the time!

Someone posted an article from the Guardian book blog on Why it's Hard to Conjure the Spirit of Orwell in today's times. Even if you're aren't a SF fan (shame on you ;-)) it's good reading for authors and book admirers.

Dear Author also posted a Billboard link with former RIAA head Hilary Rosen who gives a music insider's look at the growing mirror image of current publishing to music studios and Napter. The excerpt on DA is good stuff but like Jane says in the post the whole article is worth a look!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop 2017 @ A Writer's Dream

It's that time again for the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop! And what better way to bring on the winter than with books and hot, cozy drink!

Since I'm up to my ears in seasonal tv romcoms, I thought I'd share the love and give away your choice of the book version of the movies. So if you've been eager to read 'em sign up below!

Prize: Your choice of a Hallmark winter romance book: Journey Back to Christmas, Love You Like Christmas, Christmas in Homestead, A Heavenly Christmas


+
A $10 Starbucks Gift Card!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by and happy entering!

Giveaway Ends 12/31/17 and open to all who can legally enter.
Must be over 18 or have your parents permission to enter.
Winner will be announced within 48 hours at the end of the giveaway and also notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway is organized by Bookhounds and sponsored by the BookHounds.
Void where prohibited.
Not Responsible for lost, sto…

Keeping Kinley by Annette K. Larsen ~ Giveaway + Book Blast + Kindle Scout Nom

I'm so excited about this! Annette K Larsen hooked me when I first read her YA Fantasy Romance Missing Lily and I'm jazzed to say she has a new release out! Annette's book is also on Kindle Scout. A link is included below to check out the book and nominate her book! Enjoy! ~R



Keeping Kinley by Annette K. Larsen
He's noble. She's common. It's complicated. Kinley is content with her common life until a chance meeting with an old friend—a noble—brings the possibility of love. Though Rylan pursues her with a charming carelessness, she doesn’t dare hope that their relationship will be accepted. When Kinley’s livelihood is threatened, she is thrust into his world as a servant, but the Rylan she encounters there isn’t the quirky friend she thought she knew. Can she trust him, or will she be forced to accept that her dreams are only that—dreams?




~Excerpt~ My breath caught as soon as he said the name and my eyes searched his features, looking for the little boy I had known…

It's August!

Hey folks!

Can you guys believe it's August already?

Lots of stuff going on in the world of Rae at the moment both personally and professionally. The newsletter will be going out soon and I'm diligently trying to get out a new release ASAHP that was held back a bit due to me not being happy with the end results. Stay tuned because I feel the end is nigh!

I took a breather from book reviewing and reading to deal with my current rental situation, but I miss it! I love the feeling of coming across that epic book you want to shout from the rooftops and losing myself in epic worlds. Sooooo....I'm diving back in. :-D I'm going through the list of books I had waiting in the wings and will try to play catch up. As I'm only one person with a busy schedule, I may not be able to get all the books reviewed right away and some I may sadly have to put aside if they don't grab me enough. Argh! I want to read and review everything but I can see now why so many bloggers have t…