Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
The Creature from the Blog Lagoon - sci-fi news and monster movie gossip
Blog Man! - the site behind the man intent on outing infamous archaeologists
Mabinblogion - e-myths for Welsh readers
Blog Star - Patrick Moore’s secret shame
Bloglodytes United - soccer gen for sunlight-shunning couch potatoes
Egg Blog - a collection of lacto-free concoctions for veggies not vegans
Blog Spawn - fun forum for frog fetishists and newt fanciers
Blogwarts - cosmetic tips for acne-suffering teen wizards
Blogpipes Wa’ Hae - a Scottish site for sore ayes
Haven’t the Bloggiest - Facebook.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Reinventing is good. Various agents have suggested this and that. Orchid Wars? Perhaps not. The Lost Orchid? Has some mystique. After much internal wrangling (tautology check: is there any other sort?), the orchid thingy will be The Lost Orchid. Actually ... not a bad choice, given the latest Churchill painting for details of reference. Check the orchid blog. So, now activate redesign of cover and back to the original premise before old-school agents meddled ... and hey presto.
Monday, 13 August 2012
The Numinous Place hits $75k target on Kickstarter as Russell Crowe chips in
Mark Staufer's ebook/app project will blend video, audio, images and text on iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices
Can anyone translate, please?
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Sci-Fi campaign bids to convert rare novels to ebooks ... a specialist New York bookshop is aiming rescue out-of-print books and provide them for free online ... acc to Grauniad. So, books and ebooks can coexist in the same universe?
Friday, 10 August 2012
Well, I thought about hiring someone to design a cover, but ended up doing it myself. Herewith the new-look sepia-themed cover for Dark Interlude ... a tense post-World War One adventure with political undertones ...
Another quick edit and then it's off into the ether and beyond.
Monday, 6 August 2012
Amazon.co.uk says UK Kindle users are buying four times as many books as they were before owning a Kindle in what it calls ‘a renaissance of reading’.
Apparently, sales of Kindle ebooks are now outstripping those of printed books.
How the publishing industry is changing. According to The Grauniad, unaudited figures from the start of 2012, show that for every 100 hardback and paperback book sold on its site, customers downloaded 114 ebooks.
Friday, 3 August 2012
If talking about bestseller lists give you stomach ache, here’s a bit of soothing seltzer.
Four self-published authors will have a total of seven novels on the New York Times ebook bestseller list this weekend, according The Grauniad. My favourite man, founder of self-publishing powerhouse Smashwords Mark Coker, is predicting the number is only going to grow.The highest-ranking is Colleen Hoover with Slammed, in eighth place, ahead of ebooks by James Patterson and Karin Slaughter. I’ll type that again. James Patterson and Karin Slaughter. Then there’s RL Mathewson’s Playing for Keeps in 16th place. Lyla Sinclair’s Training Tessa is 17th and Bella Andre has three self-published romance novels in the chart. A case of multi-storeyed success?
‘We knew this day was coming. Self-published ebook authors are landing on the New York Times bestseller list in a big way [and] lightning struck multiple times this week,’ says Mark. Go Mark. I love his enthusiasm.