Sunday, 22 October 2017

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Here are the latest booklife report newsletters:

The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
Calling All Self-Published Authors! Indie Author Day October 10, 2017.
The Report

Thirty-Five Titles Advance to BookLife Prize Semifinals
The 35 semifinalists were chosen from seven genres by the editorial staffs of Publishers Weekly and BookLife. more » »
Five Writing Tips from Harlan Coben
The bestselling author urges you to "Write like there is a knife against your throat." more » »
Leveraging Digital and Social Media for Bespoke Books
How one determined publisher is tapping digital marketing for its decidedly analog publications. more » »
Ask the Editor: Writing Dialogue
Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she explores writing convincing dialogue. more » »
First Lines: September 2017
We take a look at some of the best opening lines from titles by BookLife authors. more » »
Book Deals: Week of October 2, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Kensington—in what it’s calling a “hybrid publishing partnership”—struck an agreement with bestselling fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan. more » »
Sell Your Rights at the Largest Global Marketplace

Featured Reviews

Begin Again
Crystal Walton. Impact Editions, $13 trade paper (346p) ISBN 978-0-9862882-8-9
This classic love story will have readers enthralled until the last page. more » »

Reflections in the Mist
Curtis Krusie. CreateSpace, $12.99 trade paper (292p) ISBN 978-1-5446-9923-3
A dream job turns into a nightmare for architect Grey Cavanaugh in Krusie’s thrilling page-turner. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Connect Your Social Media Accounts
Indie authors can connect their social media accounts—everything from Facebook and Twitter to Goodreads and LinkedIn—to their BookLife profiles. Link your social media accounts for easy sharing and to view your friends' activity on BookLife. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

Good E-Reader: New Collaboration Boosts Indie Author Discoverability
The American Booksellers Association and Authors Guild are working together to boost the discoverability of indie authors by pairing them with more recognizable names for live events. more » »
Jane Friedman: When You Shouldn’t Hire a Professional Editor
Think it's always the right time to hire an editor? Think again. more » »
IndieReader: 'Dear Bridget, I Want You' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
PW SELECT
The following are this week's books from PW Select, Publishers Weekly's marketing program for indie authors. To sign up your book for PW Select, click here.
Living the Good Death by Scott Baron
Love in the Cretaceous by Howard Robertson
The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town by Jennifer K. Crittenden
Tom and Lovey: Under the Moon into the Wood by G.R. Jerry
The Sun Shines Brightest at Midnight by Youlanda Brewster
The Best Season: The Challenging Finish by Bob May
Johnny Quantum: Flight of the Aereothenon by Tom Pawlik
Memories in the Land of Stardust by Sharon De Pontes
My Doctor Said, Trust Me by Beth Bach
Father's Day by Gary Kyriazi
Saba & Nisha: A Love Story by Lakshmi Raj Sharma
Term Limits by Paul Holbert
The Harvard Square Mob by Neil Mahoney
Taxes Made Happy by Mario Costanz
The Hope Store by Dwight Okita
That Job He's Got to Do: The Life and Times of William Lafayette Cook by Frank N. Cook
Back to the Futures: The Remarkable Power of Simple Mathematics in Futures Trading by Richard A. Fell
The Journey of My Life by Eugene McCann
The Rise of Africa’s Small & Medium Size Enterprises by Robin Sanders
The Right to the Truth by I.C. Papachristos, MD
Ansgar: The Struggle of a People. the Triumph of the Heart by Aleksandra Layland
Missing Mr. Wingfield by E. Christopher Clark
Blood & Water by Katie O'Rourke
Greco's Game: An Aleksandr Talanov thriller by James Houston Turner
Ember Burning by Jennifer Alsever
God Wants You to Be the Man and So Does She by Nicole Showell
Humans: From Nothing to Now by Brett Ashcroft Harrison
Click here to see all the recent titles enrolled in PW Select, or click here to sign up your book for the program.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Andrea Beaty
Free Reviews and Services for Indie Authors
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association
Services Spotlight

Social Media: Book Buzz
If your business is social media—like the team at BookBuzz—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're an indie author looking to boost your social media presence, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

 

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The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
Indie Book Awards. Call for Entries - Next Generation Indie Book Awards!
The Report

Seventy-Nine Books Advance to BookLife Prize Quarterfinals
The 79 titles from seven genres advancing to the quarterfinals were scored and selected by Publishers Weekly reviewers. more » »
Go Local: Marketing Books to Targeted Communities
How leveraging local communities can land authors on the bestseller list. more » »
Politics Take Center Stage at 2017 Small Press Expo
At this year's festival of indie and self-published comics, the focus was on the current political climate, race, and Donald Trump. more » »
Ask the Editor: Working with an Editor
Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she explores the author-editor relationship. more » »
Book Deals: Week of September 25, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Riverhead bought Ruchika Tomar’s debut, A Prayer for Travelers. more » »
Goodreads Marks 10 Years of Supporting Books
Ten years after its founding and four after its acquisition by Amazon, the book discovery site has grown into one of the most influential literary communities on the web. more » »
Calling All Self-Published Authors! Indie Author Day October 10, 2017.

Featured Reviews

Remember, Remember
Anna Elliott, with Charles Veley. CreateSpace, $12.80 trade paper (356p) ISBN 978-1-5450-4916-7
This winning mystery, the third in the series pairing Sherlock Holmes with his daughter, finds the duo investigating memory loss and murder. more » »

Unrest
Sandra Heath. Sandra Ann Heath, $24.99 (350p) ISBN 978-0-9965517-2-4
Heath’s debut novel masterfully incorporates family, romance, tension, and fully realized characters into a wonderfully written piece of historical fiction set in 1978 Tehran. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Post and Share an Excerpt from Your Book
Indie authors can post book excerpts to their BookLife pages. Simply by uploading a PDF of the excerpt to a book's project page, users can show off a sample of their work to the BookLife community. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

The Guardian: Self-Publishing Helps Women Break Book Industry's Glass Ceiling
A survey indicates that while men still dominate traditional publishing, female indie authors release and sell the most self-published books. more » »
SPAC: How Effective Is Facebook Advertising for Indie Authors?
A new survey looks to help self-publishers determine the efficacy of Facebook ads. more » »
Quartz: Amazon Reveals How to Game Its Self-Publishing Platform
In taking legal action against users violating its policies, Amazon laid out how book rankings can be gamed through fake accounts and downloads. more » »
IndieReader: 'Misadventures of a City Girl' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
PW SELECT
The following are this week's books from PW Select, Publishers Weekly's marketing program for indie authors. To sign up your book for PW Select, click here.
New Praetorians 1: Sienna McKnight by R.K. Syrus
Harley and Regina: From Missing Birds to Massacre by Ralph Roland Karst, PhD
Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence (The Troubadours Quartet) by Jean Gill
Keep Breathing: Recollections from a 103-Year-Old by Morrie Markoff
Sammy and Susie Visit the Seaside by Gloria Eveleigh
Reapers of Souls and Magic: A Rohrland Saga (The Rohrlands Saga Book 1) by R.E. Fisher
Success Without Fulfilment by au yong chee tuck
Right in the Middle but Left Out by Jeffery Trees
Boom-Boom! by Wally Duff
The Sorceress: Book One: The Prophecy by John Sinisi
Legacy at Liberty Lake by Cheryl Devenney
Anthony Comes to the Rescue by Gloria Eveleigh
Titan the Time-Traveling Tiger by Gloria Eveleigh
Idris, the Invisible Imp by Gloria Eveleigh
Penelope the Purple Pig Finds a Pal by Gloria Eveleigh
Neville the Nibalong Is Scared of the Night by Gloria Eveleigh
Jack's Temper Tantrums by Gloria Eveleigh
Edmund the Excitable Elephant by Gloria Eveleigh
High Desert High by Steven Schindler
The Adventures of Jumperoo Joey by S. Jags
How the Vortex Changed My Life by Pamela K. Kinney
The Imagineer by David L. Hudacek
Unraveling the Mahler Enigma: A Lost Insight by Franz Loschnigg, Ph.D.
The Seasons of Treaty Oak by Jane Bauld
Really Weird Stuff II by Gregg Kanon
A Most Daunting Time by Robert Roach
Overdose: Letters From Dad by Jack Dison
My Life with Death: The Firsthand Account of an Undertaker’s Journey by David J. VanBuskirk
A Spoon Called Poon! by Theresa Marie Vallotton
The Quest to Overthrow Heaven by Bolko Zimmer
House on Jacaranda Hill by Mary Kay Abbott
Baby Chomper's Bath Time by Jeff Minich
Srepska by Lucas Sterling
Oliver Griffon and the Witch's Curse by Stephen Huggins
Apollo Dreams by Syd Gilmore
A Broken Peace: Chronicles of Nysa by Emmy Wu
Coffee Shop University by Mario Kfoury
Running Cold by Steve Zell
Passing On: What's Fair in Family Inheritance? by Ruth Dixon-Mueller
Walking on a Moonbeam by Bill McDonald
A Skeptic's Journey Through the Yoga Experience by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Living the Good Death by Scott Baron
Love in the Cretaceous by Howard Robertson
Click here to see all the recent titles enrolled in PW Select, or click here to sign up your book for the program.

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Detective Lt. Joe Kenda
Free Reviews and Services for Indie Authors
BookWorks | The Self Publishers Association
Services Spotlight

Web Design: Moons Stardust Designs
If your business is web design—like Denise Alicea at Moons Stardust Designs—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're an indie author looking to build an author website, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »

The BookLife Report: Self-publishing news, tips and trends for authors and readers.
Want to reach 250,000 readers on Bargain Booksy?
The Report

Amazon Alleges Violations by KDP Authors, Publishers
Amazon filed complaints against five individuals whom it claims offered services to KDP authors and publishers to help them manipulate the reading platform for financial gain. more » »
Creating a Successful Book Tour: Five Tips from an Indie Author
Edie Jarolim, author of the memoir Getting Naked for Money, offers some tips and best practices for self-publishers looking to organize book tours. more » »
The BookLife Prize: Checking In with Jennifer Voigt Kaplan
We touch base with last year's finalist in the middle-grade category to talk about reaching readers and what she's working on now. more » »
Book Deals: Week of September 11, 2017
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, the North American rights to RaphaĆ«lle Giordano’s French bestseller, Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One, were acquired by Putnam. more » »
Calling All Self-Published Authors! Indie Author Day October 10, 2017.

Featured Reviews

Into the Funhouse
Walter Harp. LS Publishing, $14.95 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-0-9982068-3-7
Harp’s harrowing debut exhaustively chronicles the twists and turns of his struggle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia over the past decade. more » »

Botticelli’s Muse
Dorah Blume. Juiceboxartists Press, $24.95 trade paper (528p) ISBN 978-0-9981316-0-3
Set in Renaissance Italy, Blume’s interpretation of master painter Sandro Botticelli is at once a florid love story and a chilling political drama. more » »

BookLife Tip of the Week

Add Your Facebook Fan Page
BookLife users can add Facebook fan pages to their BookLife profiles. This gives indie authors another tool to help get the word out about their work, share news about their books, and connect with other authors: all through their pages on BookLife. Check It Out! » »

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Indie News Roundup

Huffington Post: Making Peace with Self-Publishing
One reluctant indie author tells her self-publishing story. more » »
The Guardian: Book Doulas: A New Self-Publishing Service
What are book doulas? And do you need to look into bookbirthing for next release? more » »
SPAC: Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive?
A look at the pros and cons of self-publishing exclusively with KDP. more » »
IndieReader: 'The Time in Between' Tops IndieReader Bestseller List
A look at the self-published books hitting IndieReader's weekly bestseller list. more » »
PW SELECT
The following are this week's books from PW Select, Publishers Weekly's marketing program for indie authors. To sign up your book for PW Select, click here.
The Children of Time by Chaiene Santos
Belle's Tale and Other Stories by David D. Davis, Jr.
Shelby's Creek by Mark Matthiessen
The Man from Mensa: 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 by BERNARD MULHOLLAND
The Startup Survivor: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting, Building and Succeeding in Business by Michael Maloof
The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles: A Dark Discovery by Alec John Belle
Licensed to Steele: The Most Expensive Thing in the World Is Trust by Noland Mattocks
The Dead of Night by Jean Rabe
Four Seasons by Eve Blohm
Saddle Sore by Mike Schaible
The Vanishing of Owen Taylor by Kyle Michel Sullivan
I, Jetebais by Robert Martin Bishop
Bless Me, Mother: : How Church Leaders Fail Women by Finbarr M. Corr, Ed. D.
Manifesting the Divine: Going Beyond the 120 Lessons by Tony Saunders
Lead with Courage: Unleash the Lion in You by Arthur E. Puotinen
Cactus Jumpers by Andrew Burch
The Box Top to Life's Puzzle: Examining Life's Mystery from a Distinctive Perspective by Marcus Hurst
Finding Your Spiritual Balance in a Religious World: Discover Simple Christianity by Kenneth Weatherford
Keeping Your Balance in Our Religious World: Student Study Guide by Kenneth Weatherford
Richie Millstone, the Firewater Dragon & the Platinum Water Crystal by E. H. Allen
Chasing Mercury by September Williams
A Past Life: As Told by Brave Hawk by Donald Silver
Forest Lungs: A Poem by Andrew Zubinas
Escape from Manchuria by Paul Maruyama
Bless Me Indeed: Discover the Secret of Success Through a Bold and Yet Powerful Prayer of Jabez by Janet Kisyombe
Patty Pemberton and the Haunted Candy Factory by Chad Prevost
The Diamond Escape by Sheila Bitts
Redemption Lake by Susan Clayton-Goldner
Siren Song: Har Megiddo 2.0 by Ian T King
In the Beginning by BCE
For the Love of Moose: How One Man's Trash Became My Treasure by Margaret Ludwig
Pink Mountain by Phil Sparks
Healing Mind: Five Steps to Ultimate Healing, Four Rooms for Thoughts: Achieving Satisfaction Through a Well Managed Mind by Janice McDermott
Love in the Cretaceous by Howard W. Robertson
Murder at the Rocks by Jill Paterson
Twisted Doubles by Joanie Pariera
There's a Bigfoot in My Shower by John Nygard
The Gills Creek Five by Greg M. Dodd
The Quantum Cop by Lesley L. Smith
The Jewish FBI Agent by Martin Ettlinger
Clondike and Mudo's Adventure by Matt Armbruster
Wendall's Lullaby by Kip Koelsch
Half Life by Dana Barney
Unloved: A Love Story by Katy Regnery
Vicissitudes of Fortune by Bob Siqveland
The Legend of Santa Dan and Mark the Elf by Georgiann Fischer
Why the Wind Loves Children by Fred Schlissel
Tigranes by Dikran Chamlian
The Ramblings of an Old Man by Cal Kraft
The Portfolio Manager by Paul Blueford
Dream Fishing the Little Spokane by Jeffrey Dunn
Ferdie and the Seven: Book One: When the Angels Are Gone by Larry Buenafe
Click here to see all the recent titles enrolled in PW Select, or click here to sign up your book for the program.

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PW LitCast: A Conversation with Ann Druyan
Publishing 101 by Rachel Deahl
Services Spotlight

Distribution: Emerald Lake Books
If your business is book distribution—like the team at Emerald Lake Books—a free advertisement on BookLife's Services Directory is a great way to grow your business. And, if you're an indie author looking to get your book into stores, Services Directory is a place to connect with industry professionals. more »