Digital news:

  • Hybrid authors discuss why they choose to both self-publish and trade publish.
  • B&N accused of manipulating its eBook rankings.
  • Digital Book World lists its eBook bestsellers of the week.


Traditional news:

Other Things:

Client News:

  • The Sassy Belles by Beth Albright released from Mira on Tuesday.
  • Jill Sorenson’s romantic suspense Freefall came out this week from Harlequin’s HQN.
  • RT Book Reviews gives client Marni Bates a great review for her upcoming YA romcom Invisible. They say: Bates’ latest is doozy. Her leading lady is the quintessential awkward teen, eager to find her place in life. Readers will follow her willingly as she moves from one disaster to another. Give this one a try.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
  • Last week Amazon announced a new fan-fiction program, Kindle Worlds, and client Alex Kahler will publish under it with their The Vampire Diaries short stories. Kindle Worlds is slated to launch sometime this summer.
  • Julie Kagawa is signing books at Book Expo America this week. Be sure to stop by the Harlequin Booth or the Author Signing area and see her if you’re at #BEA13.
  • Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris reveal the stunning cover for Dawn’s Early Light, the third novel in their Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences steampunk series. They also revved up their Kickstarter campaign for a steampunk anthology and role playing game. You can contribute here.
  • Our digital publishing program launched this week and great reviews are already starting to roll in, like this one for Mark London Williams’ new story.