SEEN This Week 4/23/12

This week’s book and author news:

Christine Schwab attended a wonderful event April 17 for the Arthritis National Research Foundation to meet their board members and many of the research scientists who have received grants from the foundation. The young scientists talked about the research made available to them because of the foundation’s grants. They talked about the future for arthritis, lupus and all of the autoimmune diseases. Out of every dollar raised, 91 cents goes to straight to research.

Chip Kidd is possibly the premier book designer in the country. This talk on TED will make you laugh, but will also tell you things about books and book design you might never have thought of before. He also shares his thoughts about ebooks and an idea for an ap that he has. All authors are recommended to view it.

Barbara Bentley scored a mention in a San Diego article on the Crystal Harris AB1522 case. Barbara also led a writing workshop April 14 about marketing books. Publishing world is in a major state of flux and we authors must do more besides write.

Alfie Robins started a blog, mainly to promote his own work but is adding recommendations and friends’ works. Click here to have a look and be a follower.

Curious about editing software for writers? India Drummond offered her take on a few options.

Read the entire first chapter of Justin James’ new April 22 book release Scott Sapphire and the Emerald Orchid.

Soon to be released byAG Press, LLC: Take My Heart, a book of poetry by Jennifer Tokarz. She is 17 years old. and this will be her second book.

Wade Kelly posted a great blog on how writing and editing go hand in hand.

Stop in and join Suzannah Burke as she interviews Michael Davidson, author of Austin Nights.

Thomas K. Matthews wrote about December 21, 2012 back when most thought it was just four days before Christmas. Check out Ancient Anger.

There are lots of new things happening on The Polka Dot Banner. Stop in and watch the changes happen!

Indies Unite for Joshua was written up in GoodeReader – using social media to help a fellow author

My News For the Week:

The Cruiseweight ranked #54 in Kindle Store/ Kindle eBooks/ Nonfiction/ Sports/ Individual Sports/Wrestling on April 16.

Fifty continues to sell very well on Amazon. About 13 Kindle copies were sold in early April!

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

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