November Releases

Janet Evanovich at a book signing at Borders B...

Janet Evanovich at a book signing at Borders Books and Music in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The holiday season is blazing toward us. Cooking, traveling, shopping and in-laws is waiting all for you in big azz doses. If you have an enormously large family on both sides I feel for you….seriously I do. I have a reprieve for you – books! Charge up your ereader and get to downloading a bestseller to take you away from your reality. Here’s a few to look into. I checked out Goodread’s website for new releases as well as Simon & Schuster’s site under Indie Next List. Happy reading!

Goodreads

Mystery & Thriller

  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  • A Death in the Small Hour by Charles Finch

YA

  • Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  • Touched by Corrine Jackson
  • Renegade by J.A. Souders

Simon & Schuster

Indie Next List

  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Whitney Otto
  • Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Mother by Eva LaPlante
  • Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther

Peace and luv!

 

 

Are We Still Talking About This?

Ebooks. Are they here to stay or is it a fad? Come on, if I see one more article (besides this one) questioning the legitimacy of eBooks I am going to spaz out! If there is still doubt check out the numbers, they really don’t lie.

All kinds of ereading devices are flying off shelves and websites. If eBooks were just a fad then I wonder what bomb ass sales numbers look like? I think the quicker people (traditional publishers that is) realize this than I know sales would triple or more.

Some traditional publishers still are using the excuse that self publishing is not legit. The quality is bad to them, the errors are so evident that no one would want to purchase another ebook, blah, blah, blah. Those reasons no longer are good enough. There are so many outlets to create great sell able work so come up with some new excuses boo-boo. I’m not going to tell YOU as a writer

English: A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de...

English: A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de eBook Беларуская: Фотаздымак электроннай кнігі Русский: Фотография электронной книги (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

what avenue to take but I will tell you that you should thoroughly investigate all options – just sayin.

Are you still on the fence with whether to publish an eBook on your own? Tell me your concerns.

Peace and luv!

Who Will Buy Your Books?

Latin America (orthographic projection)

Latin America (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de eBook Бе...

A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de eBook Беларуская: Фотаздымак электроннай кнігі Русский: Фотография электронной книги (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Numbers don’t lie. It’s one of the few things that do not. As a writer regardless if you’re going the traditional or self publish route it helps to know what is selling, who is purchasing and why. I know, I know numbers are confusing and boring but don’t cut out on me just yet. I am about to give you some basic percentages so you will get to know the trends in the writing world.

All of the info below is in the ABA report that was released last week. One of the things that caught my eye was the sales revenue of ebooks in the year 2011. It totaled $21.5 million, 332.6% higher than the previous year. A tremendous increase in other countries proves that people are starting to enjoy reading again. In the UK there was a 22.9% increase with a 1316.8% increase in ebooks and a 10.4% increase in print books. Latin America showed a 15.4% increase in revenue, 201.6% in ebook sales and 9.7% in print. Lastly in Africa showed a 21.9% revenue increase with 638.8% increase in ebooks and 17.1% in print.

Higher demands for the different ereaders, better marketing, increase in English speaking foreigners and television pop programs other countries are now able to watch are contributing factors for the increase in sales. So not only do you as a writer need to pay attention to consumers likes on your block but who buys similar novels across the pond which can potentially increase the sales of your novels. Don’t ever discount other countries always think big!

Peace and luv!

Gotta Manuscript? Have Bookbaby Publish It In Time For The Holidays

Go ahead and dust the manuscript off you’ve had hidden since forever and get ready to have it published in an ebook by Christmas.

Bookbaby who I’ve mentioned before is offering authors an opportunity to get their work out as ebooks. With the increase in eReaders people are going to need phenomenal novels they can read on these devices.

The price?

A very reasonable price of $99 will get your manuscript published. And 100% of net sales goes to you!

So what’s your excuse now?

Peace and luv!

Books 6, old Penguins

Image by BEAT NIK via Flickr

Genius!

Cover of "Kindle Wireless Reading Device,...

Cover via Amazon

Once again I’m sitting here banging my head and wishing that I had thought of this idea but of course I didn’t. eBook soundtracks have become official and Booktrack is leading the pack.

What’s Booktrack?

Booktrack has taken publishing to another level. You heard of soundtracks right? Well this is the same concept only for eBooks. Imagine reading one of my own eBooks (White Lies on sale now at Lulu.com) and on the perfect spot in the story you hear THAT scary music that comes on when you’re watching a thriller or horror film. It start to unravel thru your ears intensifying the scene you are reading. Chilling, isn’t it? And genius I have to say.

Like peanut butter and jelly Booktrack has combined music and the written word. Their first eBook with a soundtrack is called The Power of Six. I can only think of good advantages to this concept.

Makes reading fun again.

For awhile I thought reading was becoming extinct. It was as if people were allergic to reading. Now within the last five years many conglomerates have put out electronic devices that are made for readers on the go. Now it’s cool to have a Kindle, Nook, or eReader in public. Adding music creates more money for the artists, authors, publishers, agents and so on. There is a whole new generation to entice and I think Booktrack is on that right track (get it, right track?) to do it.

Go ahead and slide on over to their website and look around, get info, and possibly get a quote on creating a soundtrack for your next eBook!

Peace and luv!