Publishers Weekly has an article up about the new faces of romance. I’ve read three of the books featured and Meljean Brook’s book, Demon Angel, is the class of the bunch. Hers is not to be missed.
Slate offered up a column on how Google Book Search can be used to combat plagiarism. Says Paul Collins “Google Book Search contains hundreds of millions of printed pages, and yet after just a few words, the likelihood of the sentence’s replication scales down dramatically.” In related news, noted jurist ... more >
Aultbea Publishing is setting new records by signing and publishing Christopher Beale’s children’s book, 1,500-word five-chapter novel called This and Last Season’s Excursions. Mr. Beale was 6 years old and 118 days when his opus was completed. He is now busy translating his book into Italian (a language in which ... more >
Penguin announced that it will release some classics with blank, art ready covers so that the reader can sketch, paint, decoupage their own cover. I love this idea and think it would make great gifts. Ned is so handy with the stick figure art. :)
It may surprise you, but the top visited publishing website is Spark Notes, a study guide publisher. Next up is Random House, ranked 8133 and then Harlequin (excluding non romance publishers). St. Martins is dead last and that’s because their website basically has no usable information. Nothing like failing to ... more >
A UK based company called U Star Novels is offering personalized romance novels. You answer 26 questions from where you work to what your favorite perfume is and these details are then interwoven through one of three romances: “Fever in France”, “Indecent in Italy” and “Spanish Sizzle.” You can customize ... more >