SEEN This Week 12/9/13

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

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia read Twas the Night Before Christmas at Tampa’s Straz Center on December 3. This reading carried on a tradition started by the late George Steinbrenner, who began the annual event to introduce underprivileged youths to symphony music, performance art and the theater. Read the full story.

Author Susanna K. Green was featured in The Florida Sentinel’s December 3 edition.

Just in time for Pittsburgh’s holiday season! Pittsburgh Dad’s next live read will be A Christmas Story, starring WQED’s Rick Sebak as the voice of Adult Ralphie and Pittsburgh Dad (Curt Wootton) as Ralphie’s dad. The live reading will take place at Arcade Comedy Theater December 20. Click here to purchase tickets.

Nya Rawlyns has launched her latest book, Sorting Will (A Crow Creek Novel). The book can also be purchased on OmniLit and Smashwords.

Andrew McAllister’s book Unauthorized Access recently made it to 150 Amazon reader reviews and is still averaging over 4 out of 5 stars.

It Started with a Tree by Eliza Earsman is both the ideal gift book for children and recommended for and by home schooling parents.

France’s second largest bookseller, Chapitre, has filed for bankruptcy. Expect the Old Guard Ebook revolutionaries to proclaim another victim of the ebook revolution, and yet more evidence that bookstores and trad publishing are being killed off by ebooks. Find out more at this link.

Jan Warburton is donating proceeds from her books Joanna, The Secret and A Face To Die For to the Red Cross between now and Christmas.

Edward Medina may be deep in the writing cave, but he’s stepped out to celebrate an anniversary.

My News For the Week:

On the heels of The Marilyn Diaries’ free download promo during Thanksgiving week, three remaining books in The Cruiserweight Series are also taking part in free download weeks. Klass Act was featured December 2-6 with a little over 150 free downloads worldwide and made the Top Ten in Genre Fiction – Sports.

I would like to thank Marie Lavender’s Writing in the Modern Age for featuring my guest blog post December 6. You can read my feature at this link.

Klass Act is listed among entries in the 2013 Turning the Pages Book of the Year Contest in the Book of the Year Star, Drama and Sports categories. Go here to give both Klass Act and some other indie books some love! Winners will be announced in the near future.

Do you have news you’d like to see in an upcoming 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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