Monday, February 4, 2013

The Nonfiction Self Pulbished Bestseller

Guy Kawasaki has a best seller in a handbook for writers.

A nonfiction book has finally cracked Amazon's Best Seller list.

Literary Criticsm Alive and Well

From Technorati;
NetGalley is an inexpensive and green way for publishers to share their digital galleys with reviewers, media, bloggers, journalists, librarians, booksellers and educators. PR by the Book, LLC has now become the first PR firm to partner with NetGalley.  From Technorati;

From Galley Cat;
Anybody who thinks literary criticism is dead should read this: the digital review copy community at NetGalley now has more than 100,000 members.

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Self Publish an Audio Book

From GalleyCat;

Self-published authors can create their own audiobooks with the help of a growing community at Audiobook Creation Exchange.

Writers using’s Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), an online audiobook rights marketplace and production platform, created ten times as many audiobooks in 2012 as they did in 2011, the year the platform launched. The tool helps writers, publishers and literary agents to create and publish audio versions of their books. Authors can record their own readings using the platform, or they can work with actors and voice over professionals, who also have profiles in the market place. It is used by a variety of types of writers. Self-published authors and authors who have publishers but manage the audio rights themselves use the site. In addition, agents and publishers can use the tool to produce work.

Drinking with Men, Schaap's New Memeoir

Here’s an excerpt: ”What I love about bars is that they are places where people talk to one another and tell people stories. There is a kind of openness and exchange of stories in bars. Everyone is relaxed. You go to a bar not to get dressed up, not to have a really fancy night out on the town. You go to the bar to be relaxed and to be yourself. I think that really facilitates great storytelling among regulars. That’s really what we do at bars, we tell each other our stories.”

She concluded: “But you can tell (whether you are writing a story or telling your friends in the bar a story), whether the story is working or not. Sometimes the story you tell in a is going to fall flat. I think in a way, bars are a great place to hone your storytelling skills. Is this making my fellow bar-goers interested in hearing the rest of the story? Am I going into too much detail? Am I not giving enough detail? Bars are great laboratories for storytelling.”