New Sharon Tate Book Set for Release February 2012

Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice a new book about actress and Manson victim Sharon Tate and her family’s crusade for justice, will be released February.21, 2012.

The book will be available in hardcover, large-print paperback, and Kindle editions. through Amazon and as hardcover, paperback and NOOK Book editions through Barnes and Noble.

Product Overview:

The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries and bestselling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical peace, love and understanding, this incident is one that still resonates with millions today.

Yet while this crime left an indelible mark on society’s consciousness, it was, first and foremost, a shattering personal tragedy for those closest to Sharon—the loving family left to cope with the emotional devastation of her loss. Now, after nearly forty years, their story is finally revealed.

Compiled by close family friend Alisa Statman and Sharon’s niece Brie Tate, Restless Souls draws on a wealth of material including interviews with the Tates, personal letters, tape recordings, home movies, public interviews, private journals, and official documents to provide a powerful, poignant, and affecting four-decade, three-generation memoir of crime and punishment, anguish and hope, rage and love, that is both a chronicle of death and a celebration of life.

Extending beyond all previous accounts, Restless Souls is the most revealing, riveting, and emotionally raw account not just of these heinous murders, the hunt and capture of the killers and the behind-the-scenes drama of their trials, but of the torment victims families’ endure for years in the wake of such senseless violence.

Pre-orders are now being accepted on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Slush Pile Reader Top 10 Rated Manuscripts 12/31/11

Last rankings of 2011!

Here are the top 10 rated manuscripts on Slush Pile Reader as of December 31, 2011:

Rank: 1
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Popular culture, Other
Rank: 2
Genres: Comedy & Satire, Mystery & Thrillers
Rank: 3
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure
Rank: 4
Genres: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers
Rank: 5
Genres: Mystery & Thrillers, Literary fiction, Crime, Religion & Spirituality, Popular science, Horror
Rank: 6
Genres: Memoir, Comedy & Satire, Adventure
Rank: 7
Genres: Adventure, Chick lit, Comedy & Satire, Popular culture, Romance
Rank: 8
Genres: Comedy & Satire
Rank: 9
Genres: Adventure, Comedy & Satire, Horror
Rank: 10

Night Publishing (Valley Strategies Ltd t/a) announces profit for 2010-2011

Night Publishing decided to account everything in the UK, which means they’re reclaiming significant amounts of tax back from the US IRS to offset their being stiffed earlier this year for $5,000 by Amazon, who retrospectively adjusted their sales stats six months after they had paid Night the relevant royalties and Night paid those royalties to its authors.

Night Publishing will not reclaim any of Amazon’s error back from any of their authors. They have enough cash flow generated during 2011 to swallow the $5,000 loss, once Night reclaims their taxes from the IRS, which should happen soon.

Night has to account to Companies House and the UK Inland Revenue for the year April 2010 to March 2011, and they are pleased to announce they’d made a taxable profit of £330 during their first year.

Thanks to all who bought books written by Night Publishing authors. You helped in getting great new authors into print and taking their places into the literary world.

Networking Your Blog: The Author’s Secret Sales Tool

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Networking Your Blog – The Author’s Secret Sales Tool – How to generate traffic for your blog, use your blog to attract readers, and alert readers of new content — automatically

The Author’s Secret is an author-support company specializing in training you how to promote, providing you with one-on-one coaching in marketing skills, guidance in creating personalized promotional plans, branding, and setting up social media accounts on the web. The Author’s Secret Tools are classes geared toward helping you accomplish the Author’s Goal One: Getting Your Name Out There.  Their goal: teaching you the skills you need to accomplish your Goal One. In addition, you’ll be shown how to protect and care for your computer, website, blog, and general online presence.


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When? Wednesday December 28
What Time?  7-9PM Eastern.
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‘Cruiserweight’ Bestseller Ranks on Amazon

December 28, 2011:

The Cruiserweight ranked #75 in Wrestling paid Kindle bestsellers and #37 in Wrestling Books on US Amazon.

As we all know, ranks do change quickly, but it was a pleasant surprise to see this good news today, considering the book was #88 on Kindle yesterday!

To all who have bought The Cruiserweight, thank you and I hope you enjoy your purchase.

Book of the Week/Free Press Book Review 12/27/11

With the beginning of each New Year, a deluge of diet ads, TV commercials, and books begin to flood the market, but how many of those actually offer long-term results – or even get to the core of why some of us gained weight to begin with?

Internationally recognized behavioral weight loss expert Renee Stephens offers a more realistic and workable solution in her new bookFull-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out (Free Press, 2011).

Are you so emotionally addicted to eating that you would pull food from the trash? Like many who have an emotionally charged, unsatisfying relationship with food, taking food from the trash was only one of Stephens’ behaviors during her days as a food addict. In Full-Filled, she not only shares pieces of her own story and those of some of the patients she’d treated, but also outlines the five most common food triggers that cause overeating.

Full-Filled is not another diet; instead, it’s an easy-to-follow guide for anyone who battles food addiction, with in-depth views on how most people with weight problems get something out of overeating – how overeating and being overweight can be positive as well as negative – along with having unconscious objections to being slim (e.g. fear of unwanted attention).

Stephens also gives her perspectives on changing thoughts and behaviors related to food, how to begin to uncover “trigger” foods and situations, why so many people are out of touch with their bodies’ natural, healthy hunger, how structured eating can welcome freedom and comfort, and getting one’s “dream body” without the preachy descriptions of the ideal weight loss diet.

It isn’t even called weight loss in Full-Filled, but rather “weight release.”

Seven “slip ups” that are actually good for you? It’s true! Stephens also encourages not beating up ourselves when we backslide, but instead, use the experience to prevent future slip-ups.

In six-week steps which include journaling, Stephens’ “Dig In” exercises, joining or creating your own support group (she offers her own online Yahoo Group for support as well), pinpointing objections to becoming the person of your dreams, uncovering fears which drive you to overeat, Stephens’ “self-correction” , “re-do”, “pre-do” and “emotional freedom” techniques, and much more.

Nothing worth achieving is easy – especially facing our demons that trigger our food addictions – but Full-Filled offers helpful solutions without the judgmental, condescending, or preachy know-it-all attitudes.

For short term goals, any diet plan will do. For long-term results, Full-Filled could be your best solution.

Rating: 5/5

SEEN This Week 12/26/11

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got everything they asked for. In midst of the holiday rush, many in the book world had news to offer this past week:

Christine Schwab (Take Me Home From the Oscars) is starting a blog before the end of the year to help in her goal of getting rid of the “old folks arthritis.”

Lisa Scottoline’s new book Come Home is scheduled to be released April 10, 2012. Go to to pre-order and read the first chapter.

Adam Sifre’s Inside My Shorts: 30 Quickies may now be purchased on Smashwords and Amazon.

Pfoxmoor Publishing proudly welcomes The Battle of Sheol author Barbara Neville. Click here to read the complete press release.

Don Martin is looking for another writer to collaborate with. The work will be short non-fiction, and is under contract for publication. He is looking for published writers, but will also consider others (such as students) who want to get some publication credits under their belts. The work is not paid. Preferably the writer will live in So. Arizona, but others will be considered. Contact via Facebook if interested.

Mel Comley was interviewed December 20 by top thriller writer Robert Bidinotti on his blog.

Need covers for your ebooks? Graphicz X designs ready-to-go and custom ebook covers from just $30 Feel free to drop by and have a peek!

A Thirty-Something Girl by LM Stull is now available for sale on BookieJar.

G. R. Holton’s sci-fi novel Deep Screams won the Books and Books of the Year Best Science Fiction for 2011.

Barnes and Noble just reduced the NOOK edition price for Joanna Lee Doster’s book Maximum Speed to $0.99. Be sure to download a copy.

Do you have news that you’d like to see in a future column? Either post it on a related site or email before the following week. Also follow me on Twitter @lacarrington1.

Have a safe and happy New Year! May 2012 bring you prosperity and success.