Linkspam: Way Cool Links You Can't Pass Up! (*Updated with new free ebook link)

 Hey folks!

Thought I'd share some awesome links I came across. It's been awhile since I had a link parade and now's a great time to dive right back in.

First, the big "squee!" news. My publisher Freya's Bower/Wild Child Publishing was recently showcased in the May/June 2010 edition of Writer's Digest under the Small Press Spotlight section. Very cool! I was also jazzed to see One Evening in London spotlighted under the caption box of "What Stands Out & Why". If you're interested in submitting to FB or WCP, definitely pick up a copy of the current Writer's Digest mag to check out the interview with publisher Marci Baun. A digital issue is available for purchase online.

Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird, an excellent book on writing (that I highly recommend for aspiring writers) is the featured author in the current issue.

Coyote Con - Drollerie Press is among my fave publishers because I've come across really wonderful reads. They've also been aware of bringing more multicultural awareness to the publishing world and now they're entering the realm of Digital Conference with the first annual Coyote Con throughout the month of May. The con plans to feature tons of great panels, guest blogs, chats and events like word wars and writing challenges. It's totally free but you have to register to get in on the goods. If you're an author (aspiring or veteran), fan of spec fiction or a book lover, definitely be sure to sign up and check out this con.

More info at the official Coyote Con pageDrollerie Press & The Galaxy Express blog.

And speaking of The Galaxy Express, Heather is gearing up for a campaign to help out author Ellen Fisher with her new sci-fi romance Kindle release Never Love a Stranger.

Here's the blurb:

A hero like no other...

One seemingly ordinary evening, Annie Simpson finds an extremely gorgeous (and totally nude) man in her kitchen. When James tells her he’s an escaped criminal from the future, she figures he’s crazy. Before long Annie and James are running for their lives, and Annie’s falling for James in a big way. But now they have to find a way to change the future before fifty million people die...

Ellen Fisher has an excerpt up at her blog here.

The books is at a total bargain for $.99 so grab your copy while the price is hot! I grabbed a copy for myself. If you're like me and you don't have a physical Kindle, you can still download the Kindle For PC. Amazon needs to get on the ball and make the Blackberry for Kindle for us oldie BB users or else I would so grab a Kindle for Blackberry. But I digress. ;-)

If you're new to the Sci-Fi Romance genre, fear not. Heather recently guest posted at Dear Author her Top Ten sci-fi romance books to get ya started on this upcoming hot new subgenre.

Finally, some freebie book link alerts!

Smashwords is offer the non-fiction book for writers entitled Write Good or Die. Featuring "survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. The book features such goodies as: how to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Available here.

Popular author and blogger guru JA Konrath is offering the first book in his Jack Daniel's series as a free PDF download from his website. If you like female detective stories, definitely check this series out. I hear it's a really good one.

If you're on the lookout for some great book deals (while the Agency 5 tries to sort through their *ahem* pricing dilemma) drop by the Mobile Reads forums under the Deals, Freebies and Resources section. A lot of the freebies are from the Kindle but there are also some other goodies from Smashwords posted whenever anyone finds them. Mobile Reads is also great for current digital publishing events as evidenced by their busy News section here.

My former favorite go to place for freebies, Suvudu Library, hasn't been offering many new reads lately. The only current reads are short stories from their anthologies and I'm wondering if they're starting to hold back as ebooks are gaining in popularity. A bummer because they could be getting some great business by offering free digital downloads of their current popular series. I'll keep an eye on the library just in case any new reads pop up.

*Update! How can I leave out one of the my favorite free e-reads from a great author? Fellow vampire nut and good friend, Marta Acosta is offering up a free download read of her YA novel The Shadow Girl of Birch Grove over at Scribd. The cover is amazing and eludes the gothic theme of the novel. This is at the top of my reading pile already loaded into my Blackberry and I so can't wait to read it. Go ahead and take a gander. And don't forget to show some love for Marta in the comments section if you enjoyed her work!

And that's it for now! I'll be sticking my nose in books this weekend to (hopefully) make a dent in my ever growing pile.

If anyone has any great reads they'd like to share, come on down and post 'em!


Marta said...

Hi, Rae Lori, thanks for mentioning my book! I hope you enjoy it.

Rae Lori said...

My pleasure, Marta! I can't wait to dive in. :-D