Bryan Alvarez and RD Reynolds announced on Figure Four Daily January 15 that they have signed a deal with ECW Press to write a newly-expanded 10-year anniversary edition of the 2005 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Book of the Year, The Death of WCW.
The original manuscript was significantly larger than the final product, largely due to the wrestling book market being significantly smaller at the time. Nearly everything that was cut out will be included in the revised edition, plus it will feature tons of quotes from the major players, a look at the ten years following the death of the company, a section debunking criticisms of the first book (“WCW died because of the AOL/Time Warner merger”), THE WOLFPAC, and more.
The book, which will be released in a limited-edition hardcover version as well, is expected to be released in mid-2014. If you have suggestions of topics to tackle or expand upon in this edition, email them to Bryan@wrestlingobserver.com. They will also appreciate hearing from anyone who lived through that period, wrestlers, office staff, etc. at that same address. Everything will also be forwarded to RD Reynolds.
Rosanna Leo shares her newest paranormal romance release Sunburn, now available on Amazon.
Have you picked up Chances Are by Lee Brazil? Click here for additional details and where you can grab a copy of your own.
Cheryl Carpinello was featured January 21 on Kid Lit Reviews.
Markus Ahonen wrote an excellent blog post about working from home. Be sure to check it out and leave a comment.
Tallulah Rose is hosting a blog hop, which kicked off January 20 and runs through February 9. For details on the hop and who is participating, click here.
Tom Winton’s new novella Within a Man’s Heart was released January 18 on Amazon.
So, you have written a book…now what? The excitement grows, but before you start submitting your manuscript to an agent or publisher, you need to read from the expert herself. Editor and author Debi Staples has released her new book, An Editor’s Pet Peeves; A Pocket Guide for Writers. Go to this link to purchase your copy to keep on hand before your next query.
Click here to read a humorous story from Jeff Gardiner, author of Myopia.
New releases for January from Taylor Street Books thus far:
Rattleman by George Shuman
As I Wake by Sarah DiCello
Spanglish for Impatient People – Do It Yourself! by Mike Church
Before there were Angels by Sarah Mathews
A new interview with Stella Deleuze appears on Pageturners, Chick Lit with a difference.
Lovin’ the Skin You’re In author Andrea Amador has launched her new BlogTalkRadio show. The first program, Stop Weighting for Perfect, was broadcast January 23.
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Official trailer for upcoming novel Klass Act was released January 23 on YouTube.
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