Sunday, 14 May 2017

Publishers Weekly

I have recently started receiving The Publishers Weekly newsletter and thought I would share this on my blog for my followers:

The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
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The Report

Hire the Best: Tips from an Indie Author
Indie author Carter Niemeyer urges self-publishers to focus on editing and get over themselves. more » »
The Indie Author's Guide to Free Reviews
These online resources help authors connect with bloggers and writers who review indie books for free. more » »
BookLife Partners with Ingram for 'Indie Author 101'
The free event -- which will take place at BookCon on Saturday, June 3 in New York City -- will feature educational presentations by publishing experts on issues essential to indie authors. more » »
Book Deals: Week of May 8, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Coretta Scott King Award–winner Jason Reynolds closed a seven-figure, four-book deal at Simon & Schuster. more » »
Enter the BookLife Prize to Win a $5,000 Writing Stipend
The second annual BookLife Prize is accepting submissions in seven categories, with each entry receiving a publishable critique and the grand-prize winner receiving a writing stipend of $5,000. SUBMIT YOUR BOOK TODAY! » »
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Featured Reviews

Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife
Barbara K. McNally. Battle Flag, $7.99 e-book (228p) ISBN 978-1-63393-287-6
McNally, writing in heart-wrenching detail, outlines the bitter joy that comes with being a wife of a wounded military service member. more » »

Alaska Virgin Air
Izzy Ballard. 40 Below Ink, $12.50 ISBN 978-0-9818267-0-7
Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will find a kindred spirit in the beleaguered heroine of Ballard’s charmingly sassy AVA series. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Post Your Author Photo
Indie writers can post author photos to their profiles on BookLife. Simply upload an author photo to help readers put a face to your name and connect with fans. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

Guardian: Milo Yiannopoulos to Self-Publish Memoir
After being dropped by publisher Simon & Schuster -- which he is suing -- the alt right provocateur is going indie. more » »
The Book Designer: E-Book Cover Design Awards, March 2017
A look at some of the best-designed e-book covers with commentary from self-publishing guru Joel Friedlander. more » »
Jane Friedman: A Look at Author Marketing Collectives
A conversation with the members of the only national author marketing co-op in the United States about how its members work collaboratively to promote books. more » »
IndieReader: 'Once You're Mine' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
The following are this week's books from PW Select, Publishers Weekly's marketing program for indie authors. To sign up your book for PW Select, click here.
Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo's Beemore Breakthru by Oneeka Williams MD
The Money Ship by Joan Druett
The Island by Pete Healey
Genocide by Pat Krapf
Return To Earth (The Galaxy Series Book 2) by Aithal
Beyond The Milky Way (The Galaxy Series Book 1) by Aithal
Oink: A Food for Thought Mystery by J.L. Newton
The Yoke by Darrell Dunham
Color Your Own Creation by Dan Ferraina
Hurry the Night by John J Asher
To Be a King: Volume 1 by Gunner A. Lindbloom
Breathing Yourself Thin by Qizhi Gao
The Voynich Gambit by Quintin Peterson
Mein Name Ist Peter Dietrich: Deatrick/Dedrick Family Heritage by Ronald J. Deatrick & Claudia Barnard Coffey
Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag by Carole P. Roman
Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon by Darryl Hughes
Interview with a Terrorist by James Rosone and Miranda Watson
The Devil's Dragon by Jason F Boggs
The Walking Stick: Willow of the Wind by Kathy Love Cowen
Face Value: A Wright & Tran Novel by Ian Andrew
Click here to see all the recent titles enrolled in PW Select, or click here to sign up your book for the program.
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