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Tuesday Night of Heaving Bosoms

tag_pinkDid you know that Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan wrote a book about romance? They did and it came out today. It’s called Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance.   BooksonBoard has it 25% using SmartonBoard coupon code.   The bosom sightings posts at SmartBitches is hilarious.   

tag_pinkFebruary book sales were down a depressing 10.8%.   January sales were assisted by the college students so it’s possible that the mass markets such as romance, fantasy, and urban fantasy books.

tag_pinkJudith Krug, founder of Banned Books Week, has passed away.   So did Quill & Quire editor, Derek Weiler at the young age of 40.    

tag_pinkGuess what? iTunes introduced DRM free music but with strings called tiered pricing.   Guess what though?   Consumers like songs at $.99.   After a few days of sales, the songs at $1.29 are dropping in the charts.  

  tag_pinkStupid companies are trying to ruin Twitter by hiring people to spread fake grass roots  hyping messages.   “Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb has identified a number of household-name companies -‘ among them Apple, Skype, Kodak, Cisco, Adobe, Roxio, PC Tools, and -‘ whose products are hyped by identically worded, paid Magpie tweets.”

tag_pinkBaker & Taylor, the largest distributor of books & entertainment (also the company that was downgraded by Moody’s like last month because of its huge debt load) has partnered with LibreDigital to provide digital content.   “This partnership creates a Baker & Taylor digital warehouse, from which the company will offer publisher services to include asset management, format transformation, marketing services, and customized channel distribution.”

tag_pinkSimon & Schuster bought an ebook only title that sold in the thousands and now S&S is making it a paperback.   Boy, that isn’t something I’ve ever suggested before.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. Jessica G.
    Apr 15, 2009 @ 06:51:40

    I read Dumb Money (book in your last link) and I really enjoyed it. If they do that (ebook first) they have to have a good relationship with the ebook-tailer to get it going though. I wouldn’t have bought it if I hadn’t seen it on Sony’s front page.

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