SEEN This Week 6/17/13

AOS101This week’s book, author, and event news:

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Books. Starr plans to adapt the song, Octopus’s Garden into a picture book. The Beatles originally recorded that song for their 1969 hit album, Abbey Road.

People have been asking for it! RomCon is excited to announce custom book cover design services. Not only do they make pre-made covers, but also do a custom cover, just for you!

Have you checked out the blurb and excerpt for Project Terminal: Legacy? Head on over to Romancing The Pen Today for a sneak peek into Book 1 of Olivia Starke’s exciting new paranormal erotic romance for Beachwalk Press.

Thanks to Dana Lynn Smith for sharing very good article for people launching books.

Forthcoming from Marick Press: Red Flower, White Flower by Jennifer Tseng. Jean Valentine says: “The poems in Jennifer Tseng’s Red Flower, White Flower have a highly intuitive use of music, serious humor, mystery, grief, and along with grief, unguarded understanding and puzzlement, side by side. It is as if this poetry has been waiting in a room somewhere, or a river, or a forest, and now Jennifer Tseng has led us into it — I sometimes even felt some sense of her own surprise — all carried over with a sort of underwater intelligence, light gravity.”

WebbWeaver Books on Blogtalk Radio launched a few months ago and already has been given ‘featured’ show status! The show is seeking authors for interviews and book readings, along with some aspiring writers and any publicists or publishers. WebbWeaver Books author’s reading room has become unbelievably popular and just crossed over to 11,000 individual downloads of book readings. Please contact via e-mail at or their contacts page at the WebbWeaver Reviews web site.
They have also re-opened their submissions and accepting requests for book reviews.

There’s a big bad world beyond the US and UK. As KDP Select loses its shine, here’s some pointers for the ebook world beyond Amazon. Say hello to Whitcoulls.

Delphina Miyares shares an excerpt from Predator’s Kiss at this link. Stop in and have a read.

Want firsthand insight into the process of self-publishing with Balboa Press? Read one author’s experience here.

Looking for a new, low-cost opportunity to promote your books? January Magazine may be able to help.

Stop by Wendy Jones’ blog for an interview with the highly talented, best selling crime author Chris Longmuir.

My News For the Week:

I will be a guest on  the WebbWeaver Books radio show July 23 at 12 noon Eastern to be interviewed and read from Klass Act.

The Cruiserweight ranked the following on Amazon June 10:

#98 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Individual Sports > Wrestling

Check out my June 9 interview on the Blak Rayne Blog.

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