Monday, 2 April 2018

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Here is the latest booklife report newsletter:

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

Indie Scouting Report: February 2018
A monthly look at the best-reviewed self-published titles from BookLife authors. more » »
Shakespeare & Co. to Open Three Stores Featuring Self-Publishing Technology
The new owners of New York City's iconic independent bookstore have perfected their mix of caf├ęs, books, and self-publishing machines. This summer they will expand the Shakespeare concept to Philadelphia, with two more Manhattan locations to open later in the year. more » »
Ed Piskor's Marvel-ous New Book
Eisner Award–winner Piskor—who began his career self-publishing comics—delivers his first superhero title, X-Men: The Grand Design, for Marvel. more » »
Book Deals: Week of March 19, 2018
This weekly column helps authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Donna Bray of Balzer + Bray bought two books by Katy Loutzenhiser. more » »
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ryan T. Higgins

Featured Reviews

The Kurdish Bike
Alesa Lightbourne. Alesa Lightbourne, $11.95 trade paper (323p) ISBN 978-0-692-75810-6
Lightbourne writes cinematic prose and easily folds in background about the Kurdish people’s suffering...This story of sisterhood, motherhood, and nationhood should have wide appeal. more » »

Jewels of Persia Cookbook
Sharon B-Nejad. Ziba Graphics, $40.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-9954079-0-9
Home cooks interested in Middle Eastern cuisine in general and Persian cuisine in particular are sure to find plenty of inspiration in this transportive and eye-catching offering. more » »

The Best of BookLife

Select Book Conferences, Festivals, and Fairs in 2018
A roundup of some of the big publishing and literary events in 2018. more » »
The Indie Authors' Guide to Organizing Book Events
How indie authors can connect with readers and sell more books by organizing readings, panel discussions, and other author events. more » »

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Indie News Roundup

Thrive Global: How Self-Publishing Is Diversifying the Book World
Thanks to the rise of self-publishing, people are reading works from a more diverse pool of authors. more » »
Bloomberg: Berlin Startup Looks to Indie Authors for the Next Harry Potter
Inkitt GmbH gives users access to the works of about 60,000 indie authors. It then analyzes user reading habits to predict which books have the potential to become bestsellers. more » »
IndieReader: 'Marriage of Inconvenience' 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.
Bible Letters to the Public Editor by Dan Arthur Pryor
Lost Centuries by Michele Oshel Rosa
Cleo the Basset Hound by Sandra M. Barrett
The Tricolor and the Scimitar by Jean-Paul Sinclair Lewis
Whistleblower by Terry Morgan
Untouchable: A Chillingly Dark Psychological Thriller by Sibel Hodge
The Long Road Home: A Tale of Redemption by Chuck Gaucin
Towards the Inner by Jerronime
No Time to Kill: True Stories of an Arizona Bounty Hunter by Victor M Alvarez
Wagers of Fate: The 108 Stars by Noureddine Hifad
Midway Field by Mike Marcon
Budland by Tom Kranz
Black Angel by Dolores Davis
Beauty Kills the Beast by Astrid Hoffmann
Bear Company (Dark Corps 1) by Cameron Alexander
The White Raven by Carrie D. Miller
Rehab For One-Hit Wonders by George Traikovich
The Last Iteration by Mel Arthur
The Silver Thread of Life by Phillip B. Chute, EA
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Illustrated by Ellie Fabe by Ellie Fabe
Becoming Okay (When You're Not Okay) by Bryan Bushman, Ph.D.

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If your business is social media—like the team at BookBuzz—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're a self-publisher looking to take your social media strategy to the next level, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

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