SEEN This Week 11/26/12

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and survived the ubiquitous rush that was Black Friday! With the holiday season officially underway, it’s time to support our indie authors by purchasing their books, whether for yourself or the avid readers on your gift lists.

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

Here we are in the home stretch week of NaNoWriMo; the last days to hit the magical count of 50,000 words. Some made the mark long ago, while others are still hard at work. Best wishes and may all participants reach their goals.

Janet Wallach, author of The Richest Woman in America, will speak at the Museum of the City of New York on December 6. Go here and use the code Wallach126 for discounted tickets.

Lee Wilson, The Book Doctors newest Pitchapalooza success story, received a publishing contract. Congratulations Lee!

Jenna Jaxon was a guest on Melissa Limoges’s blog November 20. She discussed colorful condoms and her book 7 Days of Seduction. Like to add a little “color” to your sexual exploits? Come on by and check out the rainbow connection!

With the uproar of Amazon removing indie author reviews, self-publishers have an opportunity to share their stories at this link.

Congrats to Kristal McKerrington for both completing her latest novel Marie’s World and yet another recent appearance on TMZ (at the 43:00 mark).

Can you help support Gary Starta’s new release with a like at Barnes and Noble? He will be happy to reciprocate.

The King’s Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table) by Cheryl Carpinello was an Ebook Children’s Fiction category finalist at the 2012 USA Best Book Awards.

Curiosity Quills Press featured a great interview with Randy Attwood.

While publishers play safe, authors are banding together to create new, exciting imprints based on quality and originality. Read more here.

Romance writers: a new romance anthology is calling for submissions.

Brian M. Hayden will donate $1 for every copy of Road to Transplant that sells in the Untied States to the American Heart Association. If you are wondering how he knows the things he writes about – he had a heart transplant July 9, 2012. Enjoy the book, and help a great organization.

Andrea Amador joined host Ingrid Jones for her WOW Mom! show on SOMA TV November 20. Moms need to know how their feelings about their body and relationship to food influence their kids. Don’t you agree?

One of Dane Cobain’s poems is featured in the latest edition of Street Cake. Read it here.

Mandy Ward’s children’s book, Where Are My Socks? has been accepted by Little Acorns Publishing. The Bandy Legged Sock Snaffler will be creeping into other people’s homes very soon!

 

My News for the Week:

The Cruiserweight’s Daughter ranked the following on Amazon November 24:

#26 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Nonfiction – Sports – Individual Sports – Wrestling
#73 in Kindle Store – Kindle eBooks – Fiction – Genre Fiction – Sports
#98 in Books – Sports and Outdoors – Individual Sports – Wrestling

The Cruiserweight was featured on Morris Pearson’s blog November 20.

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.

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