Sweethearts--A Miniature Shop for Lovers
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Around Valentine's Day I felt absolutely compelled to create a miniature shop of all things heart-shaped. But I didn't want to spend a lot o...
Does every rainbow say pride? Maybe not. And then again...
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So recently my teenage daughter and I were at a party supply store and we came upon this "Pride" display: The wonky "rainbow" pi
New Kobo e-Reader will be released soon
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Kobo is going to be releasing a new e-reader sometime in October or November. The company has finalized the hardware in April and entered mass production soon
Book Excerpt: Teen Rock Drummer Laura Davis-Chanin on Meeting David Bowie
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In her new memoir The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer’s Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the ’70s Rock Scene (out now from Backbeat Books), Laura Davis-Chanin tells the fascinating story of her jou…
Branding For Authors With Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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Branding helps readers find your books and enables you to build a long-term career as a writer – but many authors get branding all wrong. In today's show, Kristine Kathryn Rusch explains what branding really is and how to build your author brand in the most sustainable way.
Publicity 101: Your Publicity Calendar - Where Writers Win
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Our sincere thanks to publicist  CLAIRE MCKINNEY for this guest contribution! When it comes to your public relations campaign and your publicity calendar, what is important to remember is that the campaign starts before the book, with proper preparation and
IndieView with Tinthia Clemant, author of The Summer of Annah: A Labor of Love
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I do keep a target reader in mind while I’m writing. She’s someone who is mature enough to understand that many of the choices we make influence our lives in more ways than we can anticipate.  Tint…
Here are the 2018 Hugo Award Winners
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The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are
FOODFIC: Tilt-a-Whirl - Chris Grabenstein
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Shelley Workinger, author of SOLID Series for teens (Solid, Settling, Sound), blogs about Food in Fiction (plus Toastworthy Teens, Meta-Me, Sayng!).
Caption That Cover: Centaur Wedding Vows - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
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We?re asking you to caption another cover! What?s in it for you? A $10 bookstore gift card! This cover was submitted by Lauren (thanks, Lauren!) for some cover snarkage, but we thought it was too good to pass up for captioning. Here are the rules for captioning that cover: Comment below with your caption! Feel free to caption the cover however you want, but what we really want to know is if you were a centaur?s bride, what ? Continue reading Caption That Cover: Centaur Wedding Vows ?
The Cowboy & the Showgirl by Heidi Hormel
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It's Wednesday Guest day and I'm thrilled to have multi-published author Heidi Hormel visiting today. Learn a little bit about her book, a...
SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Entertainment Lawyer Michael DeBlis Discusses Option Agreements, NDAs, and Standard Release Forms - Script Magazine
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Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Entertainment Attorney Michael DeBlis about a whole host of legal issues including option agreements, NDAs, and standard release forms.
Desiree Holt: A Deadly Business (Contest)
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Leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate! A Deadly Business There is nothing quite so deadly as the business of revenge? Just ask me. I know, because one of the most ?
Quick update?
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Just to update for those of you who?ve been worried, my dad came through his surgery. He?s in pain, of course, but already feeling grumpy and ornery, so that?s good news, too. :) ?
AUDIBLE Deal of the Day ? Twist of Faith | Pixel of Ink
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When family secrets are unearthed, a woman's past can become a dangerous place to hide... 23 years ago, Ava had been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she'd been told. But after the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space...
Canada's Fraser Valley Regional Library Has VR Partnership for 'Inanimate Alice'
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The producer of the 'Inanimate Alice' project partners for VR development with British Columbia's Fraser Valley Regional Library system.
Authors Guild's Richard Russo Warns of Tech Giants' Move Into Content for Writers
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The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, 'is playing out algorithmically and algorithms have not been designed for authors' benefit.'
Brand Loyalty
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INGRID THOFT During a recent visit to my mom's house, I grabbed a pen and added something to the grocery list attached to her fridge.
The best digital textbook solutions for students in 2018
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There are plenty of digital textbook and rental programs that have launched in the past few years and others sell them lower than their physical counterparts.
Treat Yourselves
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by Maggie Sefton Once again, Mary Kennedy's Monday post inspired my post for today---especially the part about her delight in traveling a...
MovieBytes.com
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ScreenCraft has announced their 2018 Spring Film Fund quarterfinalists, chosen from nearly two thousand applications.
Book Excerpt: A Terrifying True Story of Prison Boxing in Thailand
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In his riveting memoir A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand?s Prisons, British bareknuckle boxer Billy Moore tells the true story of how his addiction to drugs landed him in the inf…
REVIEW:  STRIPPED BY ZOEY CASTILE  (debuts August 28)
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KENSINGTON Sensual. Daring. Funny. Heartfelt.
7 Famous Writers and Their Cats
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Cats are, in the words of Gloria Steinem, "a writer's most logical and agreeable companion."
Happy bookish birthdays (20 August) to?
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Happy bookish birthdays (20 August) to... Jacqueline Susann (Valley of the Dolls) (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) H.P. Lovecraft (the Cthulhu Mythos series) (at AmazonSmile*) Anne Cameron (the Lightning Catcher series) (at AmazonSmile*) Salvatore Quasimodo (Carteggi) (at AmazonSmile*) Greg Bear (The Forge of God) (at AmazonSmile*) Edgar Guest (Today and?
Jim Averbeck on his new picture book,
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Trevor by Jim Averbeck , Illustrated by Amy Hevron Trevor is a lonely yellow canary looking for a friend. He stretches his wings t...
Book of the Day: The Foreigner | Pixel of Ink
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Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless when his two eldest daughters had been killed by Thai pirates. Now all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business... Until the day his wife and youngest daughter were destroyed by an IRA bomb in a department store.
Monday's Free & Bargain Kindle Book Deals | Pixel of Ink
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Nonfiction, Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Mystery, War, Romantic Comedy... today's featured books have a little something for everyone!Like what you see? Got friends who like to read? Use Facebook to SHARE Pixel of Ink and share the joy!
The Bee's Knees--Facts about Bee Swarms
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by Joanna Campbell Slan I couldn't let my "bee encounter" buzz by without doing a wee bee research activity. Here's what I lea...
MovieBytes.com
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The Creative World Awards have announced their quarterfinalists for 2018:
What's Wrong with You?
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The lead character in both Random Road and Darkness Lane , Geneva Chase, has been described as: Dysfunctional, yet remarkably endearing...
How To Self-Publish And Market A Children's Book
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Self-publishing books for children can be challenging because of higher printing costs and difficulties in marketing to your target market. In today's show, Karen Inglis explains how she sells thousands of copies of her books for children and tips for how you can do it too.
MovieBytes.com
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The Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition has announced their top 30 screenplays for 2018.
MovieBytes.com
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Semifinalists have been announced for the 2018 Page Screenwriting Awards.
Russian Independent Booksellers and Publishers Say Big Players' Partnerships Hurt Business
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Some of Russia's independent publishers and booksellers say they're unable to handle the competition of bigger players' market dominance.
Keeper Shelf: The Goodmans by Clare Ashton - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
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Squee from the Keeper Shelf is a feature wherein we share why we love the books we love, specifically the stories which are permanent residents of our Keeper shelves. Despite flaws, despite changes in age and perspective, despite the passage of time, we love particular books beyond reason, and the only thing better than re-reading them is telling other people about them. At length. If you’d like to submit your reasons for loving and keeping ? Continue reading Keeper Shelf: The Goodmans by Clare
MovieBytes.com
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ScreenCraft has announced the semifinalists for their 2018 Comedy Screenwriting Competition.
Moonflowers At Last!
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Like the Passionflower, Moonflowers are another first for me. I started the seeds months ago, when I started some Morning Glory seeds. ...