Pre-order for free content – Divisions of HarperCollins are experimenting with publicity stunts designed to drive up pre orders. With three of their upcoming titles (or at least three that I’ve noticed), HC has promised to release certain unpublished writings (a certain scene from a different POV or in James’ case, a short novella) if pre orders hit some internal level. My guess is that they’ll release it at some time prior to publication without regard to the pre orders because they won’t want to admit that the book didn’t garner enough interest.
Do you find this promotion to be entertaining or annoying? (On a personal note, I rarely pre order anything and I wouldn’t likely pre order a book even to read an outtake) avonromance.com
Download Buzz Books 2013 Fall/Winter – In conjunction with BEA, Publishers Lunch has put together a downloadable ebook filled with excerpts from 40 of the most buzzworthy fiction and non fiction stories published in 2013. There won’t be any romance fiction in there but if you are interested in seeing what the publishers will be pushing this fall, the collection will give you a good idea.Publishers Lunch
Young blood can breathe fresh life in older ones | officialsaypeople on Facebook – I have a friend who is about 10 years older than the rest of us. He married into the group by sweeping a younger friend of ours off her feet. We always joked that he looked so young because he sucked the blood of a younger woman. Who knew that this was actually true! Researchers have found that blood of youngsters can rejuvenate the heart of the old ones – at least in mice. Oh, and who remembers the Druid movie with the tree who drank the blood of babies? Shudder.
But I guess the thing to do is NOT yell for the young people to get off your lawn but invite them in and make a nice meal out of them.
Confirmed: Amazon Bought Liquavista – Color Kindle to Follow? – Nate over at The Digital Reader received confirmation that Liquavista was purchased by Amazon. Liquavista was a Samsung company that offered, among other things, a color eink-like screen. The purchase of this company is prompting rumors that Amazon may be producing a color eink device. The Digital Reader
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