Top #BookBuzzr Books – May 2012

 

 

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Book of the Week/Free Press Book Review 6/12/12

Author Tim Kreider paints an earnest yet humorous portraits of many life experiences in his new book We Learn Nothing: Essays and Cartoons (Free Press, 2012).

Kreider spent fifteen years as a political cartoonist, developing an avid cult following. In We Learn Nothing, he confronts life’s knottiest and intimate issues via a collection of essays and cartoons. He expresses thoughts some of us aren’t brave enough to openly discuss with flair and wisdom.

From etiquette of “unfriending” Facebook friends to drinking to unrequited love to being outed as a “moby” during a Tea Party rally, Tim Kreider gives a no-holds-barred perspective with eloquent language.

If readers learn at least one thing from We Learn Nothing, it’s channeling our darkest fears of the human race while appreciating Kreider’s hilarious, yet brutal honesty approach – from a neck stabbing which nearly killed him to outlining differences between romantic gestures and outright stalking.

There’s lessons to learn from We Learn Nothing, yet the book is a delightful read that makes us all think.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

SEEN This Week 6/11/12

This week’s book, event, and author news:

Do you still stand for no censorship? We fought Paypal this past March and won. Now No Boundaries Press is being asked why they allow certain books on their site as a vendor. You can read more details here.

Shevi Arnold’s latest YA novel Ride of Your Life is now available on Kindle as well as Nook and the iBookstore.

I’ve Been Deader by Adam Sifre is now with Taylor Street Publishing There’s still time to download the first edition.

Children are the keys to our future. Discover what debut author Sharon Ledwith means with a post on Sloane Taylor’s blog

Check out writing tips from a young Barack Obama at this link.

A Wicked Wager by Jennifer Labelle received another outstanding review from Two Lips Reviews

Doug Bremner reports that a target goal was reached with a donation from one of the Atlanta-based interns Philip Ehrenberg. Keep pledging to get on the list of updates and to help them move toward the goal of raising $2000 for post production. See you at Cannes!

A fiercely independent, sexy lawyer has her world turned upside down when she meets a man that she MUST relinquish all control to. Read more in Heather McAlendin-Kendall’s erotic novel Valentine’s Day.

The Bookie’s Runner by Brendan Gisby is available in paperback Amazon.uk. This elegiac portrait of a father will make the perfect Father’s Day gift.

How do you frighten a horror writer? It’s no easy feat, but Catherine Cavendish reveals all in this post.

Stephen Pearl will be at the Guelph Faery Fest June 22-24. He will be doing readings from Nukekubi and some of his other fantasy works as well as signing all of his books.

My News for the Week:

On heels of the success of Cougars and Studs, two more ebooks in the series,Cougars and Studs 2: More Tales of Older Women and Younger Men and Cougars and Studs 3: Men on the Hunt are now on sale at the Amazon Kindle store. Thanks to everyone who took part in the June 9-10 free promotion weekend!

Fifty continues to be steady in sales since its February 2012 Kindle release. At least a dozen additional copies were downloaded the last three weeks of May.

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

Author Profile: Tim Kreider

Tim Kreider was born and educated in Baltimore, Maryland. His cartoon The Pain — When Will It End? ran in the Baltimore City Paper from 1997 to 2009 and also appeared in The New York Press, The Stranger, Philadelphia Weekly and other alternative weeklies. Fantagraphics has published three collections of his work, The Pain — When Will It End? (2005), Why Do They Kill Me? (2006), and Twilight of the Assholes (2011).

He was featured in Ted Rall’s anthology Attitude 2: The New Subversive Alternative Cartoonists (2004). His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Film Quarterly, and The Comics Journal, and have been frequently anthologized.

Tim Kreider has been stabbed in the throat in Crete, ridden the Ringling Brothers circus train to Mexico City, addressed the Forum on Outer Planetary Exploration 2000-2020 at the Lunar and Planetary Science Institute in Houston, attended a friend’s gender reassignment surgery in Wisconsin, and appeared on ABC’s Nightline and World News Online in futile defense of the late planet Pluto.

He divides his time between a turret in New York City and an undisclosed location on the Chesapeake Bay. He has written a collection of essays titled We Learn Nothing which will be released June 12 by Free Press at Simon & Schuster.

 

ON THE WEB:

The Pain: When Will It End? thepaincomics.com

Simon & Schuster Profile: Tim Kreider

Books by Tim Kreider: Amazon.com

Facebook: Tim Kreider

Slush Pile Reader Top 10 Rated 6/9/12

Here are the top 10 rated books on Slush Pile Reader as of June 9, 2012:

 

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

SEEN This Week 6/4/12

This week’s book, event, and author news:

Here’s a date for your diary if you live in Northern Ireland: the Belfast Books Festival have invited Gerry McCullough to read and give a talk at the Whiterock Library in Belfast June 11, 6.00PM.

How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs, 2012 Edition: A Necessary Job Search Book & Career Planning Guide For Surviving And Prospering In Today’s Hyper Competitive Job Market by Paul Rega has beat the iconic book What Color is Your Parachute to become the #1 Job Hunting and Resume Book in the US.

One of the best paranormal mysteries around has been reduced to .99. Get your copy of The Gifts by Linda Prather.

Theo Knell’s new book A Hell for Heroes is now available to pre-order on Waterstones, Amazon.com, and Amazon.UK.

Rhayne Riskae of Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews gave Countermeasure by Chris Almeida its True Gem award.

All authors are welcome to come blog on theAuthor Blog Challenge. It’s a marvelous opportunity to join other authors and blog.

Andrew Grey discussed his latest release on All Male Romance.

Shasta Summer by Tee Tyson ranked in the Top 90 on free Kindle in the US, and #451 in the UK this past week.

Jeanette Audino Hornby is sharing an excerpt from her novel Where The Heart Is It is based on a true story and her character, Navid, is based on her friend Robert, who passed away.

Be sure to check out Sea of Trees, the debut novel by James Russell.

Are you a natural medium as opposed to man taught – or think you might be? These books by Lorraine Holloway-White could be for you.

Stop by for a look at the new Kings of Kindle blog. Some good books have already been featured.

Hannah Warren is seeking writing talent for a short story party. Click here to read additional details and how you can participate.

The one and only fabulous Mari Carr had a brand new release on the market May 29. Come by and get your copy of Because It’s True from Samhain Publishing

My News for the Week:

The Cruiserweight had the following rankings May 30 on Amazon:

#24 in Kindle Store / Kindle eBooks / Nonfiction /Sports / Individual Sports / Wrestling
#62 in Books / Sports and Outdoors / Individual Sports / Wrestling

BIG surge in sales for Cougars and Studs: I received a copy of numbers from the publisher for sales ending the week of May 26, 2012. Read more details at this link.

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

Book of the Week 6/4/12

An inspirational story of a battle with one’s personal battle with RA, Enemy Within: A memoir of strength, determination & acceptance ( New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd, 2010) by Karen Ager offers a look behind her story of dealing with rheumatoid arthritis from age 17.

Enemy Within is not a “woe is me” story, but one of determination, strength and courage.Readers don’t have to have RA to appreciate this book and its no-sugar-coated, well-written content. Karen Ager’s story is told from the heart.

Dealing with any form of arthritis at a young age is never easy, but Enemy Within is just another fine example of life is only what you make it. We can either sit and feel sorry for ourselves, or we can stand up, tell our story with intentions of motivating others around us while living our own lives to the fullest.

Author Profile: Karen Ager

Imagine you are an everyday teenager who is enjoying all life has to offer at that stage, and suddenly, it changes forever with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Could you cope with such a diagnosis at age 17? Karen Ager has – and still retains her focus forward attitude to this day.

BIOGRAPHY:

Karen Ager is a first-time author and tenured teacher at the United Nations International School in New York. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 17, Karen has worked relentlessly to raise public awareness of the disease. Karen has been featured in Arthritis Today (cover and story Jan/Feb 2011), Reader’s Digest Health Smart magazine (October 2010), New Idea (August 2010), Graziamagazine (June 2010), Remedy MD and Healthy Living magazines (Spring 2008), Shape magazine (February 2006), the New York Daily News (February 2005), Sydney Morning Herald (September 2002) and Time magazine Australia (July 2002).
Television appearances have included the U.S. Today Show (October 2007), and WPIX-TV Channel 11 Unsung Hero story (May 2003). She is currently booked to appear on the Australian national television show The Circle which is Australia’s version of The View.

U.S. Radio interviews have recently included NPR – WTBQ-AM, WYYZ-AM, WRPN-AM, WYYZ- AM , 89.9 FM, 88.7 FM, 91.7 FM – Troy University Public Radio, 96.9 FM Boston Talks – It’s Your Health Radio, WOCA-FM, WDIS-FM, Cable Radio Networks – A Touch of Grey.

Karen has also been interviewed on many Australian Radio programs including 2GB, 4GR, ABC Classic FM – Margaret Throsby Show, ABC Tasmania Statewide, ABC Canberra, ABC– Darwin, ABC– Cairns, 2ST, 2GB – Chris Smith Show. Numerous regional newspapers across Australia have also featured stories on Karen.

Karen serves on the Board of Governors for the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, has consulted on the Arthritis Foundation’s Women of Distinction Committee in New York, and often speaks at fundraisers and advocacy events. She is founder of the Karen and Arthritis Support group and website. She is an active blogger about positively managing the challenges of arthritis. Karen is a proud ‘Dream Board’ member of the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children’s Arthritis Foundation.

Read an excerpt from Karen’s memoir Enemy Within, released June 2010. 
Order from Amazon
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ON THE WEB:

Web Site: www.karenandarthritis.com

Facebook: Enemy Within by Karen Ager

Twitter: @KarenAger

Everyday Health: Beating the Rheumatoid Arthritis Odds: Karen’s Success Story

Slush Pile Reader Top 10 6/2/12

Here are the top 10 books on Slush Pile Reader as of June 2, 2012:

 

 

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