Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The BookLife Report newsletter

Here are the latest BookLife Report newsletters for my followers to peruse:


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

The Three Pillars of Blog Traffic
Joel Friedlander explains what authors need to do to boost their online readerships. more » »
Book Cover Redesign: 'Why Career Advice Sucks'
Tugboat Design's Deborah Bradseth reimagines the cover of Why Career Advice Sucks by indie author Miles Anthony Smith. 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 July 3, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Mira buys a debut thriller, Graywolf picks up a poetry collection by Ilya Kaminsky, and more. more » »
The Online Writer's Companion

Featured Reviews

Cadicle Omnibus
Amy DuBoff. BDL Press, $4.99 e-book (606p) ASIN B01DQ74GWQ
DuBoff weaves together sympathetic characters, an intriguing plot, devious villains, exciting space adventure, and hopes pinned on a chosen savior. more » »

Kicking the Bucket List
Gail Rubin. Rio Grande Books, $15.95 trade paper (128p) ISBN 9781943681150
This invaluable book is an easy-to-read, enlightening reality check and an insightful and sensitive reminder to preplan today, so you and your loved ones can enjoy the rest of your life. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Connect Your Social Media Accounts
Indie authors can connect their social media accounts—everything from Facebook and Twitter to Goodreads and LinkedIn—to their BookLife profiles. Link your social media accounts for easy sharing and to view your friends' activity on BookLife. Check It Out! » »

For more about these and other great jobs, visit the new PW JobZone, now with resume hosting and more!
 
Indie News Roundup

Huffington Post: How Self-Publishing Saved Me from Myself
How one author's plans for traditional publishing changed when she learned more about the benefits of going indie. more » »
Huffington Post: How to Write Even When You Don’t Feel Like Writing
Some tips, tricks, and mindsets to help authors who are feeling temporarily uninspired or unmotivated. more » »
The Bookseller: Yiannopoulos Memoir Sells 65K Copies in Pre-Orders
The right-wing provocateur made the claim on social media while also appearing to complain about the lack of mainstream media coverage for the title. more » »
IndieReader: 'Issued to the Bride: One Sniper' 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.
Artwork on Mind's Canvas by Shelley Vrgleski
The Unexpected Resolution by Elaine L. Orr
How to Change a Law: The Intelligent Consumer's 7-Step Guide. Improve Your Community, Influence Your Country, Impact the World. by John Thibault
The Acorn Stories by Duane Simolke
Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States by Chris Wright
The Amazing Tree House by Naomi Rogers
Rabbit's Redemption by DP Vent
Collision by Siegfried Finser
A Hint of Silver: A Gordan Hudde Novel by Mark Hudson
Meet ClaraBelle Blue by Adiba Nelson
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir by Glyn Haynie
Long Daze at Long Binh by Stephen Donovan
Skipper by Craig Bass
Three Best Friends by Robbin Miller
The Meaning of Love by Kerry Arko
Coincidence or Christ? by Dimitri Skopos
Shelby: The Deadly Agendas by Katie Murphy
Death of a Debutante by Wendy Soliman
QUANTUM - THE TRILOGY BEGINS by Dean De Servienti
The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark
THE NIGHT BRIDE by WILLIAM CADE
Going Gone!: A Trackers Novel by Anita Dickason
Black and White by Ben Burgess Jr


PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jennifer and Matthew Holm
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association

Services Spotlight

Editing: Lane Diamond
If your business is editing—like Lane Diamond's is—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 hire an editor, 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

Going DIY for Travel Tips
How an indie author found her niche with a successful line of travel guides. more » »
Sequel to Most Crowdfunded Book Due This Fall
After making crowdfunding history last year by raising more than one million dollars to publish a children’s book, authors Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo have announced plans via Kickstarter for a second volume. 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 26, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, FSG won North American rights to Andrew Simonet’s debut YA novel, The Rubber Room. more » »
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Featured Reviews

Big Beginnings
Greyson Bryan. Magneto, $15.95 trade paper (442p) ISBN 978-1-5306-8077-1
Readers will root for the sympathetic Duncan as he morphs into a more grounded version of James Bond or Jason Bourne. more » »

Shattered
Kimberly Rae. Narrow Way, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-5232-9004-8
Rae admirably approaches a difficult subject with a nice balance of romance, intrigue, and wit, while proving that no one is too far gone to overcome their past. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Post and Share an Excerpt from Your Book
Indie authors can post book excerpts to their BookLife pages. Simply by uploading a PDF of the excerpt to a book's project page, users can show off a sample of their work to the BookLife community. Check It Out! » »

For more about these and other great jobs, visit the new PW JobZone, now with resume hosting and more!
 
Indie News Roundup

Jane Friedman: The Difference Between a Press Release and a Pitch
Despite theories to the contrary, the formal press release is not dead. And it's very different than a pitch letter. more » »
Good E-Reader: Indie Authors Should Leverage International Book Space
Self-publishers who aren’t taking advantage of international readerships are missing out. more » »
Express Tribune: Daastan Launches Pakistan's First Self-Publishing Platform
The startup's new imprint, Qissa, is backed by Pakistan’s biggest technology incubator, Plan9. more » »
IndieReader: 'Issued to the Bride: One Sniper' 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.
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
Sinnet of Dragons by Athena
Iron String by Rudy Revak
Intimate Encounter by Deren Icke
Topaz and the Green Fairies by Pat Frayne
Hot, Deadly Desire by Judy H.
Under the Apple Tree by Rebecca Clark Brockway
Journey into Knowledge by Katrina Blecher
So This Is Where We Stand? by Giovanni Burrascano
Living in Peace While Living in Pieces by Michael Washington
Bright Friends by Karen Kalliopi Papagapitos
Free to Fly by Jean Bisbey
A Child's Voyage to New Life by Rose Catalano
Fronds and Anemones by Dr. William Allan Plummer
From a Golden Mirror to a Sparkling Chandelier by Helmut Schwab
The Book of Steven by Steven T. Stevenson and Shah R. Azad
The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer Finally Revealed by Septimus Bacourt
Into the Fire by Sean Kennedy
The Cloud by Jack A. Hancock
Life as Seen in the Eyes of Tatiana by Monica Brosnan
Aphrodite by Lily Rose
Living with Depression by Nick Weatherhogg
Partition by Michael Lapajenko
They're Among Us by M.L. Wilson
The Watson Girl: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller by Leslie Wolfe
Asheville Movies Volume I: The Silent Era by Frank Thompson
Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016 by William H. Coles
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I Hit the Reset Button on My Life by Dr. Quinta
Veronica and the Volcano by Geoffrey Cook
Circled by Anne McAneny
A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi-Looted Art by Nicholas O'Donnell
Pete Goes to School by Diana Duncan
Dream Frequency by S.J. Lomas
Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
Grandpa and Andy by dr richard liposky
Teachings of a Shaman by Corey Stultz
Fountain of Change: How the Life and Ideas of Jesus Reshaped Our World by Oscar R. Nordstrom
The Unexpected Resolution by Elaine L. Orr
How to Change a Law: The Intelligent Consumer's 7-Step Guide. Improve Your Community, Influence Your Country, Impact the World. by John Thibault


PW FaithCast: A Conversation with Joanne Cacciatore
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association
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Services Spotlight

Promotion & PR: Stephanie Barko
If your business is book promotion—like Stephanie Barko's is—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 promote your book, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »



The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
Want to reach 320,000 readers?
The Report

Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back
The controversial author, who self-published his book after Simon & Schuster dropped him, announced a lawsuit against the publisher. more » »
Ask the Editor: Those Pesky Semicolons
Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she looks at how to properly use semicolons. 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 July 10, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Lake Union re-ups Kerry Lonsdale, Sherrilyn Kenyon signs a double with Tor, and more. more » »
The Online Writer's Companion
Featured Reviews

The Zorzi Affair
Sylvia Prince. Amazon Digital Services, $2.99 e-book (154p) ASIN B01N9JQBTN
Set in Renaissance Italy, this coming-of-age story follows a delightful heroine in Zaneta Lucia Zorzi, a beautiful 15-year-old with a desire to study science, who is being forced into marriage. more » »
Riven
Jane Alvey Harris. CreateSpace, $12.99 paper (326p) ISBN 978-1-5440-5417-9
Harris debuts with a heady psychological fantasy, first in a planned trilogy, that unfolds in the aftermath of trauma. For as long as 17-year-old Emily can remember, she has immersed herself in the magical world of the First Realm. 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! » »
For more about these and other great jobs, visit the new PW JobZone, now with resume hosting and more!
 
Indie News Roundup

JaneFriedman.com: A Serial Publishing Platform
A new startup hopes to offer a viable business model and distribution platform for authors and publishers to profit from serialization. more » »
Scroll.in: Self-Publish Like a Start-Up
Can a start-up strategy sell a book more successfully than a big publisher can? more » »
The Book Designer: World's Shortest Book Marketing Plan
Joel Friedlander on how to create a book marketing plan. more » »
IndieReader: 'Easy Nights' 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.
Going Gone!: A Trackers Novel by Anita Dickason
Black and White by Ben Burgess Jr
SONORA PASS by Jaime Olmos
The Trump Challenge to Black America by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
How I Got to Yesterday A Fictionalized Memoir by Paul Sedlock
The Mind of Stefan Dürr: The SHIVA Syndrome Trilogy (Volume 1) by Alan Joshua
Snatch Girl by L.J. Kane
Dark Network by James McCrone
The Body on the Lido Deck by Jane Bennett Munro
Our Fated Century by Grant Rodkey
The Lady with the Purple Hat by Ladina Jaecklin
Mommy, Why Do You Have Two Birthdays? by T.E. Corner
Guardian Unforgiven by Nollen Bradley
Notes of an Underground Humanist by Chris Wright
A Shift Toward Prey by Natalie Allison
'The Man from Mensa' - 1 of 600: Mensa Research by BERNARD MULHOLLAND
Grandma Doesn't Know My Name by Joy Shepherd
Click here to see all the recent titles enrolled in PW Select, or click here to sign up your book for the program.

Nominations Are Now Open for the 3rd Annual PW Star Watch Award
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Services Spotlight

Art and Design: Gatekeeper Press
If you work in the design field, like Gatekeeper Press, an advertisement in the BookLife Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And if you're an author looking for a great designer, the Services Directory is the perfect place to find one. more »
 
The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
Calling All Self-Published Authors! Indie Author Day October 10, 2017.
The Report

The Truth About Milo's 'Dangerous'
After Milo Yiannopoulos self-published Dangerous, his public relations team told PW that 100,000 copies had sold on Amazon. The numbers from NPD BookScan tell a different story. more » »
Indie Scouting Report: June 2017
Our monthly look at the best-reviewed self-published titles from BookLife authors. more » »
First Lines: June 2017
A look at some of the best opening lines from titles by BookLife authors. more » »
Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers List, May 2017
Abbi Glines’s romance Boys South of the Mason Dixon topped the list of bestselling titles on the Smashwords platform for the month of May. 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 July 17, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, HMH Books for Young Readers bought three books by Crystal Smith at auction. more » »
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Rob Buyea
Featured Reviews

Getting Naked for Money
Edie Jarolim. Invisible, $15.99 trade paper (292p) ISBN 9781537415048
Jarolim’s keen sense of humor coupled with her insider’s perspective add a fresh spin to this travel memoir. more » »
Devil in the Dark
Chris Lindberg. CreateSpace, $10.99 trade paper (290p) ISBN 9781539796244
Pulse-pounding... Jason Bourne fans will find a lot to like. 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! » »
For more about these and other great jobs, visit the new PW JobZone, now with resume hosting and more!
 
Indie News Roundup

Jane Friedman: An Author Without a Social Media Presence?
Can authors succeed without using social media to market and promote their work? more » »
Fast Company: Will Writing that E-Book Really Boost Your Business?
The inside scoop on the business benefits of self-publishing. more » »
Huffington Post: Ten Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book
If you want to succeed at self-publishing, pay attention to this 10-step plan. more » »
IndieReader: 'Dangerous' 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.
Can I Be Frank? by Rob Wyatt
The Man from Mensa: 1 of 600: Mensa Research by Bernard Mulholland
Grandma Doesn't Know My Name by Joy Shepherd
Vault of Dreams by Luke Taylor
The Butcher's Bill (The Linus Schag, NCIS, Thrillers Book 2) by Martin Roy Hill
Tillie: Heart and Soul by Mary Atkinson
Walking on Edge: A Pilgrimage to Santiago by Reino Gevers
The Principle of True Representation: Mind, Matter and Geometry in a Self-Consistent Universe by John T. Winthrop
Demaris Protocol by Brian Randall
Medical Apologetics by Kris French
The Wolves Within Our Walls by L.E. Flinders
The Dead Silence by Jane B
Cyrus the Persian Messiah by Mason Balouchian
Guardian Angel by Bill McCauley
Rescued: A Harris Tower Novel by Cara Downey
The Catalina Cabal by Bill Thesken
The Tommy Gun Dolls by Daniel Cooney
From the Midst of Wickedness by Nelson Cover
Click here to see all the recent titles enrolled in PW Select, or click here to sign up your book for the program.

Promote your self-published book for $149 - PW Select - click here.
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association
Services Spotlight

Production: Emerald Lake Books
If your business is book production—like the team at Emerald Lake Books—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're a self-publisher looking for help with your indie title, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

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