Friday, 30 June 2017

The BookLife Report newsletters

The latest BookLife Report newsletters give advice on marketing a book on any budget, indie news roundup and details of the BookLife Prize:


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

Marketing a Book on Any Budget, Part I: On the Cheap
Indie authors can successfully promote their books regardless of marketing budgets. Here's how to do it on the cheap. more » »
Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, April 2017
Mel Robbins’s self-help title The 5 Second Rule tops the list of bestselling titles on the Smashwords platform for the month of April. more » »
Check Out the BookLife Prize Charts
Want to know which book is leading the pack in Romance/Erotica? Or who wrote the best Mystery/Thriller? Take a look at the BookLife Prize Charts for all the latest scores and critiques. SUBMIT YOUR BOOK TODAY! » »
Book Deals: Week of June 19, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Berkley signed Deanna Raybourn to write two more novels in her Veronica Speedwell series. more » »
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Featured Reviews

The Smart One
Drew Yanno. Pellegrino, $14.95 trade paper (318p) ISBN 978-0-692761-72-4
An outstanding Hitchcockian thriller...The twists are surprising but plausible, and the spare prose a good match for the fast-moving plot. more » »

Chasing Down the Moon
Carla Baku. Look Ma No Hands, $13.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-9861717-0-3
Baku’s first novel is richly textured and well-crafted, with the setting of 19th-century Eureka, Calif., described with commendable accuracy. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Post the Latest News About Your Book
Indie authors can add news—both about their books and about themselves—to their BookLife pages. And, all news items are featured on BookLife's home page. Whether posting a Q&A or a story about an upcoming reading, authors can quickly and easily update the BookLife community about their work and career. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

Jane Friedman: How to Choose and Set Up a Pen Name
Setting up a pseudonym is more complicated than you might think—and it all starts with a little research. more » »
The Telegraph: Rejected By Publishers, Indie Author Now Earns Six Figures
After struggling to break into traditional publishing, Mark Edwards went indie—and hasn't looked back. more » »
David Gaughran: Amazon Charts Has a Fake Books Problem
Fake books powered by clickfarms are showing up on Amazon’s Charts, the e-tail giant's new bestseller lists. more » »
IndieReader: 'Can't Buy Me Love' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
PW SELECT
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.
Time Gliders by Cobus Prinsloo
Cities of the Common Man by Ben Hasskamp
Blood on China Beach by Paul J. Pitlyk
Holy Hodgepodge! by Paul E. Sago
Beyond Terror by Raoul D. Revord, Esq.
Skyscrapers by Jill Wilson Brennan
Revelation Through Science by James G. Martin
Where Innocence Ends by Shinetaha Saincila
The Toots Family by Scotty Williams
My Large Wild Animal Book by Lori Schweigert
Freddie Takes Daisy for a Walk by Diana S. Duncan
A Cat That Travels - Camper Style by Jack McClellan
Prophets in Our Midst by David T. Johnston, Ph.D.
When Aunt Flo Visits by Carlene Wilcox
Scarecrow by George R. Dasher
Life Is Fine, When You Are Aligned! by T.E. Corner
PrimoDeus by John LaChance
Unsealed by K. M. Langdon
Uninvited by Vanessa Kaye
Bully Prevention Tips for Teens by Yvonne Brooks
Great Objectives by Robert Finch
Running with Tigers by Edward Thompson
Hello, My Sweetheart by Sigrid Gassner-Roberts
Origin & Insertion Charts for Massage Therapists by Thomas Vas-Don
Panther 27 by J. Curry Druz
Mask by Mask by Tyler Kyle
Sonnets Walking the Great Divide by Cecil Welles
Living with Reason by Kelcie D. Brunson
When Did I Start Looking Like a Cop? by Joseph Belcastro
Wanted: A Forever Home by Janet Goodwin
Lavenders Blue by Janet Tyers
How Grandpa Tata Caught a Ginormous Fish Without a Hook by Dhan Reddy
Chinese, English, and French Words in Use by Hua Zhang
The ZBAD by Archalien Kessle
The Joy of Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cooking by Meg Fish
A Game for Knowledge by Senir Wongsokerto
Life Is Hopeful for the Living by Dr M.A. Monareng
Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer by Ezekiel Alfred Coker, MR, JP, BEM
Revelations by Charlotte Phoenix
Sex: The Natural Way by STEPHEN HOLT, M.D., D.Sc.
Al-Kiama: The Life After by Moustafa Moukarim
The Fourth Wife of Aliyar Bey by Helene Zulgadar and Nandita Jhaveri-Menon
Families, Friends, and Outcasts by Michael Alexander
The Things That Grow with Us by Jordan Anderson
Hana: A Photographic History of Hawaii's Paradise by Bruce McAllister
Bitter Root by Terri Watts
Gogi & Mogi Go to the Garden by Golareh Safarian
Pink Slips by Beth Aldrich
The Bug Boys by Stewart Hoffman
Mara, Marietta: A Love Story in 77 Bedrooms by Richard Jonathan
McDowell by William Coles
How to Set the World on Fire by T.K. Riggins
Guardian of Deceit by William H. Coles
The Karma Code by Daniel Davidsohn
Zansky: The Case of a Letter by Juhis
Lady Beth by Caroline E. Farrell
Loners and Mothers by Allen Lee Ireland


PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Santat
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association
The BookLife Prize - Enter Now
Services Spotlight

Social Media: Book Buzz
If your business is social media—like Book Buzz—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're an indie author looking to up your social media game, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

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

Indie Scouting Report: May 2017
A monthly look at the best-reviewed self-published titles from BookLife authors. more » »
Ask the Editor: May 2017
Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she looks at how to handle criticism from beta readers. more » »
First Lines: May 2017
A collection of compelling opening lines from titles by BookLife authors. more » »
Check Out the BookLife Prize Charts
Want to know which book is leading the pack in Romance/Erotica? Or who wrote the best Mystery/Thriller? Take a look at the BookLife Prize Charts for all the latest scores and critiques. SUBMIT YOUR BOOK TODAY! » »
Yiannopoulos to Self-Publish Book Dropped by S&S
Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right provocateur who had his book deal with Simon & Schuster canceled in February, is now self-publishing his book. Dangerous is currently available for pre-order ahead of its July 4 release date. more » »
Book Deals: Week of June 12, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Ruth Fitzmaurice sold a memoir called I Found My Tribe to Bloomsbury. more » »
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Featured Reviews

Levels
DH Richards. Quanta, $14.99 trade paper (168p) ISBN 978-1-5375-9839-0
Fans of imaginative science fiction that integrates a whodunit plot line into a well-constructed imagining of the future will enjoy Richards’s thoughtful novel. more » »

Judah’s Scepter and the Sacred Stone
D.A. Brittain. First Edition Design, $21.95 (346p) ISBN 978-1-5069-0229-6
Brittain seamlessly weaves historical fact, legend, and biblical references into an engrossing tale of faith and love. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Add Your Facebook Fan Page
BookLife users can add Facebook fan pages to their BookLife profiles. This gives indie authors another tool to help get the word out about their work, share news about their books, and connect with other authors: all through their pages on BookLife. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

The Book Designer: Five Skills Every Writer Should Develop
There's more to being a writer than just writing. These five skills are essential for every author. more » »
Guardian: Meet Self-Publishing's Under-the-Radar Superstars
You've probably never seen one of their books in a store, but these indie authors sell millions of units annually. more » »
Jane Friedman: How to Improve Your Query Letter
Need to upgrade your agent query letters? These five tips are a good place to start. more » »
IndieReader: 'I'm Only Here for the Beard' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
PW SELECT
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.
Appraisals: Kiriti Sengupta by Dustin Pickering
Life on the Line: Football, Rage, and Redemption by Frank McNair
Eccentricity: Society's Secret Sauce: The Value of Being Eccentric by Brett Sinclair
The Phantastic Zoo by Christopher Kaufman
Buried Secrets by S.D. Tooley
A Diamond in My Pocket (The Unaltered Book 1) by Lorena Angell
The Streetlight by Matt Dever
The Horror Writer by Jerry Jay Carroll
The Little Green Wagon by M.D. Carter
Typo Squad by Stephen Lomer
Angelboy Vol. 1 by N. M. Beguesse
A Day in Eternity by Kathryn Gabriel Loving
Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie
Of Captivity & Kings by E.Y. Laster
Time Gliders by Cobus Prinsloo
Cities of the Common Man by Ben Hasskamp
Blood on China Beach by Paul J. Pitlyk
Holy Hodgepodge! by Paul E. Sago
Beyond Terror by RAOUL D. REVORD, ESQ
Skyscrapers by Jill Wilson Brennan


PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dan Santat
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association
The BookLife Prize - Enter Now
Services Spotlight

Web Design: Moons Stardust Designs
If your business is web design—like Moons Stardust Designs—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're an indie author looking to build an author website, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
Promote your self-published book for $149 - PW Select - click here.
The Report

Writing Duo Finds Success with Sci-Fi Space Opera
How authors Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg landed a self-published serial space opera on the New York Times bestseller list. more » »
Book Cover Redesign: 'Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne'
Tugboat Design's Deborah Bradseth reimagines the cover of Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne by indie author Jerold Last. more » »
Publisher Jason Pinter Goes DIY Route for His New Novel
The Polis Books publisher opted to self-publish his new novel—a prescient tale about a businessman-turned-president with a secret past—keeping the title entirely separate from his house's list. 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! » »
Book Deals: Week of June 5, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Joanna Cantor closed a deal with Bloomsbury for her coming-of-age novel Alternative Remedies for Loss. more » »
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Featured Reviews

My Temporary Life
Martin Crosbie. CreateSpace, $12.99 trade paper (340p) ISBN 978-1-4699-6562-8
Crosbie’s novel captivates from the get-go with spine-tingling drama and penetrating character portrayals. more » »

Journey to Peace
Keanna Barnes. Gold Peach, $8.99 ISBN 978-0-9979057-0-0
Barnes’s writing is intimate and simple, and the daily meditations are quick doses of hope rather than theologically complex reflections on death and grief. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Add Your Listing to BookLife's Services Directory
Whether you're a freelance editor or a for-hire cover designer, placing a free ad in BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to find new customers and grow your business. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

Huffington Post: There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Writer
Thanks to self-publishing, authors today have many more options. more » »
Salon: Today’s Best Superhero Comic Is a Self-Published Masterwork
Michel Fiffe's Copra is putting the Marvel and DC to shame. more » »
Eater: Aviary Raised More than $400K to Self-Publish a Cookbook
For their cookbook, one of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants turned to Kickstarter and self-publishing. more » »
IndieReader: 'Real Sexy' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
PW SELECT
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.
LOVING Like a Leader by Peter Jeff
The Salad Oil King by Mathew Crisci
To Divorce or Not to Divorce by Lenard Marlow
If You're Stuck in a Rut Try Wing Tips by Leslie Dwyer
Revive Your Life! Rest for Your Anxious Heart by Pamela Christian
Mother May I Be Excused by Latifah Free
Roaming with Rudy: Washington, DC! by Corinne Humphrey
Our Fated Century by Grant Rodkey
Come as You're Not by Micah Ann Duckett
Time Capsule by Ideas With Ink
Uneasy Pickings by David Patneaude
Niagara: A Novel by Linda Grace
Third Chronicles of Illumination by C. A. Pack
Francesco Augustine Bernadone: A Brief History of Our Tomorrows (Love and Fear: The Future is Bucharest) by Stan Faryna
ExtraJOYdinary: Creating Your Serene Life by The ExtraJOYdinary Writers Group
Cutie's Big Adventures: Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard (Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard) by Felicia Di John
The Lake Town: A Novel by Hunter Parker Price
Evanthia's Gift (The Gift Saga Book 1) by Effie Kammenou
Phat('s) Chance for Buddha in Houston (Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation) by Virginia Arthur
Astrologer's Proof by David John Jaegers
The Bible Is a Single Book by H Doyle Smith
Remember to Remember: The Mayan Mysteries by Carol Parrish-Harra
Sons and Dads: Who Will Reconcile Them? by Humphrey Muciiri
Land of Neves: The Birth (Book 1) by Jason Bourque
Land of Neves: The Break Through (Book 2) by Jason Bourque
The Lighthouse Library by Donald Averill
The First Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends by Joyce Crawford
The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends by Joyce Crawford
Demon Leap: An Urban Fantasy by Tricia Owens
Everything I Never Wanted: A Memoir of Excess by Barbara Santarelli
All I Want to Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction by Trace Ramsey

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jennifer and Matthew Holm
Publishing 101 by Rachel Deahl
The BookLife Prize - Enter Now
Services Spotlight

Distribution: Emerald Lake Books
If your business is book distribution—like Emerald Lake Books—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're an indie author looking to get your book into stores and libraries, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

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