It’s Labor Day here in the US, the final holiday of summer. I hope this three-day weekend found you all well, and for those still recovering from the terrible effects of Hurricane Irene, our thoughts and prayers remain with you through this difficult time.
A little literary industry trivia for the week: According to an article printed by Voice of America, many new authors are turning to self-publishing; in addition, self-published books outnumber those released by traditional publishers.
Jeff Ashton, one of the lead prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial, is writing a book about it. Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony will contain details about the trial never before made public, and why Ashton still believes Casey is guilty. Imperfect Justice is scheduled for release in November 2011. Pre-orders for the book can be found on Amazon.
Kristen Stone has an interview posted on 1st Author Interviews.
John Darling’s latest book is now available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions.
Sara Curran-Ross was interviewed on The Hellfire Herald, where she discussed her novels and fetish for handbags.
Brian Hayden received the following from his publisher. ” McGraw Hill will sell your book in Spain, while Harlequin will offer it for sale in Spain and Portugal.” He already has a small contingent of book lovers in the UK and Italy.
Kate Gould announced that her publishing company The Fine Line is now accepting submissions. They are willing to receive unsolicited manuscripts and work of any genre. The only requirement is that it enthralls them from the first page. Click here for additional details.
Jessica Degarmo needs one more person to nominate her for an interview at e-bookmuncher.com. All that is required to send a suggestion for an interview with Jessica to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My news for the week:
The Cruiserweight has once again made the Kindle best selling list among wrestling titles. The book charted at #46 on September 1.
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