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All About Sales: a rant by K.J. Charles

All About Sales: a rant by K.J. Charles | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
A couple of conversations I’ve had that left me wanting to slam someone’s head against a wall, possibly mine. Me as author Friend: But why write romance? Don’t you want to write something more lite...
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13-Zoll-Reader Sony DPT-S1 ab Dezember in Japan erhältlich » eReader » lesen.net

13-Zoll-Reader Sony DPT-S1 ab Dezember in Japan erhältlich » eReader » lesen.net | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
Den leichtesten und dünnsten eBook Reader in dieser Größenordnung will Sony mit seinem DPT-S1 konstruiert haben. Die Bildschirmdiagonale entspricht genau einer DinA4-Seite, womit sich das Gerät zur Anzeige von Dokumenten prädestiniert.
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Man würde hoffen, dass das Gerät irgendwann auch in Europa erhältlich ist (zu einem verbraucherverträglichen Preis).

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At Singularity&Co. in Brooklyn, rescuing sci-fi tales from the ravages of time

At Singularity&Co. in Brooklyn, rescuing sci-fi tales from the ravages of time | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
During the past year, the husband-and-wife owners of Singularity&Co. have rescued 15 rare books by scanning and converting them into e-books, with more forthcoming.
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Strange Bedfellows: The Evolving Relationship between Authors and Readers … by Josh Lanyon

Strange Bedfellows: The Evolving Relationship between Authors and Readers … by Josh Lanyon | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it

When Fatal Shadows was published in 2000, the total extent of contact I had with readers — fans — was membership on a mystery listserv (remember listservs?) and the occasional letter forwarded by my publisher. Reviews came from paid professionals. I never anticipated or intended to interact personally with my reading public. I couldn’t imagine such a thing.

Fast forward thirteen years. Readers moderate my Facebook Fan Page and my Goodreads ...

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Thoughtprovoking article on author-reader-interaction.

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How to Get LGBT Romance Books into Libraries ………. by Marlene Harris

How to Get LGBT Romance Books into Libraries ………. by Marlene Harris | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
When I was emailing Tracy Timmons-Gray about the Gay Romance North-West Meet-up in Seattle held on September 14, she mentioned that the keynote speaker for the conference was Marlene Harris who works for the Seattle library system.
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Going Pro: What Gets Lost in the Move?

Going Pro: What Gets Lost in the Move? | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
Years ago, when discussing fan fiction, I would make the analogy that it's like babysitting your neighbors' kids: You get to practice with these characters for a few hours, see what it's like, and ...
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Finding a replacement for Goodreads | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe

Finding a replacement for Goodreads | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
From Dear Author: After Goodreads deleted content – both reviews and shelves – of readers as well as indicated that they would continue to do so in the future (only this time they’ll provide notice), many readers feel like Goodreads is...
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re-post of some GR-alternatives

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Just Joshin: SNEAK PEEK - THE PARTING GLASS

Just Joshin: SNEAK PEEK - THE PARTING GLASS | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it

Straight off the grill and completely unedited)


“Tim?”

 

I glanced over my shoulder, surprised that anyone in New York would recognize me after all this time. Two guys stood in line behind me, waiting to buy tickets for that night’s concert at the Irish Arts Center. Jeans and leather jackets. They looked youngish, fit, and clean shaven in a way that seemed to advertise off-duty cops. I didn’t especially like cops.
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Don't Co-Opt My Disorder for Your Plot Device: a Rant. - Laura K. Curtis

Recently, I read a contemporary romance with an epileptic heroine. I’m not going to name the book/author because I don’t want to make you think this is all about her or just this one book.
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Fringe Review: Choose Your Own Documentary

Fringe Review: Choose Your Own Documentary | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
“I’m Nathan Penlington, and I’m an obsessive…” No, this isn’t a support group, but an introduction to one of the most fresh and innovative shows you will see at the Fringe. In an age which is incre...
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Just Joshin: Anatomy of a Writing Career - Quarter 1

Just Joshin: Anatomy of a Writing Career - Quarter 1 | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it

One of the things I hear again and again from new (and even seasoned) writers in our genre is the inability to gauge where you are versus where everyone else is on their career path. What is normal? What is successful? When should you worry? When should you celebrate? Can you ever slow down and take a breath?

Anyway, lots of confusion, lots of competition, but not a lot of concrete information to compare your own experiences with. So I thought it might be both fun and interesting to track the steps of a completely new M/M author for one year.

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Read the comments section for tons of useful advice for fledgeling authors.

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Profoundly good reading

Profoundly good reading | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
I know. I only just blogged about a Josh Lanyon book a couple of weeks ago. What can I say? It takes something to move me to blog these days. It takes this. The Parting Glass is a sequel to In A Da...
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Joanna Chambers about "The Parting Glass"

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Just Joshin: Alexander J. Masters on the I SPY SOMETHING series

Just Joshin: Alexander J. Masters on the I SPY SOMETHING series | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it

Interview with the narrator of the I Spy Something series audio book.

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Twifandom's long reach: The downstream effects of P2P

Twifandom's long reach: The downstream effects of P2P | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
I've been writing notes for a post on the effects of the Twific pulling-to-publish phenomenon on other fandoms. But it keeps getting bigger and more amorphous, so I decided to break it into parts. ...
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Just Joshin: I Spy Something Audible

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Oh yes! I Spy Something Bloody is now available in audio. The story is narrated by Alexander J. Masters, who I think does a brilliant job of capturing Mark's gently malicious and often cold-blooded voice.

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Yes, yes, yes! I know what audio book is next on my phone. :-)
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Amazon-Acquired Goodreads Says It Has 20M Members, Doubling In Less Than A Year | TechCrunch

Amazon-Acquired Goodreads Says It Has 20M Members, Doubling In Less Than A Year | TechCrunch | Blogposts, Reviews and stuff | Scoop.it
Goodreads, the social reading service that Amazon acquired earlier this year, is announcing today that it has reached 20 million members.
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