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Thursday News: The changing marketplace for goods is eliminating the line...

First, tomorrow is our Book Club discussion of The Last Hour of Gann by R Lee Smith. I asked the author some hard questions and she took them on. I think it was one of the more interesting and provoking author interviews partly because I’m a pretty inept interviewer but mostly because Ms. Smith really gave us some no holds barred answers. Hope you join us.


I liked this book and so did Kati so I agreed to post the new cover for Lick by Kylie Scott. I think the cover reveal was supposed to be yesterday but there are all these rules (time to post etc) so today’s the day at Dear Author! This will be Momentum’s first international publication and will be in stores May 2014.

lick kylie scott

Local retailers without a large presence are feeling this so keenly they are taking punitive action. Target, for example, is threatening to blacklist vendors (and I’ve heard that they are becoming to publishers what Walmart was in the 90s). For smaller retailers, the recommendation is to hook yourself to a distributor like eBay that is presenting same day delivery or move into products that render themselves to in person shopping. Knowledge@Wharton

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


  1. Kati
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 07:52:06

    Ooooh! Look at the pretty, pretty cover of Lick! I love it! I loved this book so much! It’s one of three A reads for me this year.

    Really looking forward to the book club discussion of The Last Hour of Gaan tomorrow. I had a relatively visceral reaction to it, so I’m really looking forward to the author’s answers and am hoping for a really robust discussion of the book.

  2. hapax
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 09:27:01

    WARNING: Seriously Off-Topic Ranting

    I may be revealing how O-O-OLDDD I am, but am the only one who really really hopes the trend for Tattooed Dude covers plays out soon?

    I don’t mean to insult people who have tattoos or those who love them, but tattoos are one of my personal squicks. (I don’t like needles, and I’m not much of one for body modification, period; even pierced ears creep me out a little.)

    Honestly, what happened to the pretty iconic image covers (you know, the fan and the pair of gloves, the high heeled shoe, even the 50SoG-style cufflinks or cuffs) that replaced the clinch cover? Waxed mantitty and headless people in their undies do not give me either warm sentimental feelings or even lusty tingles.

    I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled…

  3. library addict
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 12:14:59

    I shop a lot more at Kobo nowadays than I did a year ago. Even though their allowing coupons on former agency titles didn’t last long, their coupon codes make it easy to save money there. I think the fact they were allowing agency books to be couponable the same month they had a reusable 50% off code is why the books are no longer couponable. I know I bought a whole bunch.

  4. HM
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 15:28:09

    Love the cover of “Lick”.

    And I tend to buy from KOBO rather than Amazon.

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