SEEN This Week 8/19/13

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

Celebrated filmmaker George A. Romero and producer Russ Streiner — whose 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead was filmed in the Pittsburgh region — dropped in at Phipps Conservatory August 13 for a surprise visit to see the rare corpse flower that bears Romero’s name. Check out the photo.

Ryan Winfield’s next signing event will be in Seattle on Saturday, September 7. He will be joined by a host of other New York Times bestselling authors and there will be print books there available for purchase if you don’t bring your own. Entry is free for everyone, but you must register for their headcount at this link.

This month, The Rare Book and Manuscript Library honors the influential French novelist Marcel Proust with an exhibit featuring selections of the university’s Proust collection. The exhibit entitled Marcel Proust: Writing Without End marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Swann’s Way, the first of a seven volume classic commonly known as Remembrance of Things Past Read more at Redbuzz.com.

For those looking at the world beyond Amazon, don’t forget the Emerald Isle. Readers in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic seem to have the easy option of both AmCom and AmUK and most of the UK ebook retail sites, but don’t forget Dublin’s legendary Easons bookstore, which also sells ebooks. Unlike the others, Easons sells books in euros, currency of the Irish Republic. Find out more here.

Dawn Torrens’ new release, Tears of Endurance, is now available for purchase on Amazon.

New on Audible.com: You can now listen to the classic The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. What better time to try Audible with a free book?

Linda Gillard on self-publishing: “I market myself, not a genre.” Read more at this link.

Ash Krafton is organizing a Fall giveaway for fantasy/paranormal authors who would like to expand their audiences. If you would like to donate a copy of your book and be included in a “follow along” Rafflecopter giveaway, you can visit this blog page for more information.It’s a great opportunity to gain new followers and get your work in front of new readers.

Romantic suspense at its best! The Ninja Tattoo by Dellani Oakes: Teague thought life was going well. Home from the Army, he owns his own business and is going to college. He’s met the woman of his dreams…and someone is trying to kill him. Marked for death by a violent biker gang, Teague faces his foe, determined to defend himself and the woman he loves. Go here to grab your copy!

Lance Burson’s second book, Soul to Body, is now available on Amazon Kindle and on Lulu in paperback.

Melanie Dent interviewed Gerry McCollough about Gerry’s books, especially the Angel Murphy series Come have a look!

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