Doctoral Dissertation – Um, what the ever loving heck is this? A doctoral student, working on her dissertation for Capella University’s Department of Psychology wants to mine the psyche of RWA members for a “happiness project.” The title of her dissertation? “A grounded theory study of the female members of an enabling institution: Romance Writers of America.”
Could ‘Timmy Failure’ Spell Success for Candlewick? – The one area of publishing that most people believe will continue to be robust for print sales (and thus great for brick and mortar retailers) are children’s books. Candlewick is putting a marketing push of $250,000 behind a debut series called Timmy Failure. If Timmy Failure becomes a success, it may be that more and more publishing dollars are turned toward children’s and middle grade books. I know my own tot, who loves to read and reads digitally, also loves the tactile feel of books far more than I. Publishers Weekly
Samhain books no longer available at Books on Board – I heard from a number of readers that they could no longer find Samhain titles at BooksonBoard so I emailed Samhain to ask if they had Taylor Swift-Boated the etailer. This was Samhain’s response:
Samhain Publishing discontinued a direct relationship with Books on Board over 18 months ago due to non-payment of money owed. However, our books continue to remain available to them via Ingram’s Lightning Source. It is obviously their choice as to which titles they would like to stock, so if you are unable to find a Samhain book listed for purchase with them, we invite you to purchase the title directly from us at store.samhainpublishing.com.
There you go.