SEEN This Week 1/13/14

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

Aspiring romance writers and romance readers located in the North Carolina area: Tickets are still on sale for the Tasty Authors Weekend scheduled for February 28 through March 2. Join the Readers’ Luncheon on Friday or attend the entire event and pitch your work to industry professionals.

Mel Comley would like to thank everyone for their help for her Justice box set rise up the charts, which hit #37 on Amazon and #4 on Barnes and Noble last week. Great job!

Florida-based independent publisher Palm Tree Books has opened their web site and accepting both unagented and agented manuscripts for publication. Click here to view their submission guidelines. Palm Tree Books can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille’s sexy MMA romance, Against the Ropes, is available for a limited time on Amazon.

Brian Francis Heffron is seeking references who are familiar with his work as a poet, writer, and educational TV producer and director. He believes such references would make others feel more comfortable conversing with him or perhaps and reading his new novel Colorado Mandala. The novel has received forty-six five-star reviews and was Goodreads’ first ever elected Book of the Month in June 2013. Your positive reviews would be appreciated; a few sentences would be plenty. Click here to support Brian with your recommendation.

Early Bird Price: Be sure to grab your author/sponsor table and awards tickets by the end of February for the Turning the Pages Book of the Year Awards and Signing. Price for a table is $200 and award ceremony tickets are $100. Sales are brisk, so take advantage soon as possible before everything is sold out!

Did you know Amazon Kindle offers a service that accommodates updated versions of eBooks when updates and corrections are made? Click here to learn more.

It can take any length of time to write a book. The same can be said for the editing process, but what’s the standard editing time? What is the average wait for authors to have editing completed? Find out here.

My Latest News

While I was nearing completion of The Marilyn Diaries, I began writing my first non-fiction book Life Subject to Change and planning the second non-fiction project. Life Subject to Change is now in the editing stage, but no official release date has yet been announced.

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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