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More Syndicated Goodness

Reuters loves Jayne because Staying Alive is the third of her reviews to be picked up by Blogburst and syndicated in the last three weeks. Linkage here or go to the main Reuters Entertainment page and scroll to the bottom…. more

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Tailor-made Romances

Would you like to be star of Pirates of Desire or ER Fever? According to the Chicago Post-Tribune, Books by You is selling personalized romance novels. Hmm, could this be a unique Valentine’s Day gift?

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JR Ward Ebook Spotted at EReader

Lover Awakened: A Novel Of The Black Dagger Brotherhood (Signet Eclipse) is now available in e-form. I hope that means the other Black Dagger Brotherhood books are also due to be released in e-form.

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AMS White Knight May Be Chosen Today

The Judge in the bankruptcy suit filed by AMS may decide today which competing offer between Perseus and NBN for the distribution rights of 150 publishers who are creditors of AMS. Perseus may have the leg up, having signed contracts… more

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Overall Book Sales Down but Ebook Sales Up

According to the Association of American Publishers, net book sales fell in 2006 .2%. Certain segments were up such as ebooks which increased 24.1%, adult paperbacks 8.5% and adult mass markets 4.6%. Down were children’s/YA hardcovers (29%); audiobooks (11.7%); and… more