SELF-E, Connecting Indie Books, Libraries and Readers Libraries are driving a new era of ebook discovery for indie authors and small presses. SELF-e helps develop robust local writing communities and keeps libraries at the center of the indie book movement. SELF-E is found at http://self-e.libraryjournal.com/ Tonight, November 2, 2015, is my second special report about … More SELF-E for Libraries, 11/02/2015, on The Hummingbird Place on BlogTalk Radio
UBER-REVIEWER DIES: Donna, prior to beginning my topic for tonight, I do have a piece of news that will be of interest to almost all authors and to many, many reviewers and readers. Iconic uber-reviewer and good friend of mine, Harriet Klausner, has died at age 63. Harriet was Amazon’s #1 reviewer with an incredible … More Romance News, October 26, 2015–Uber-Reviewer Dies. How to Use Metadata.
This week the online publication The Memo has reported that phony authors have been employing Amazon reviewers to help them cheat their way into the bestseller charts. These fakers worked by contacting third party QUOTE reviewers UNQUOTE who give misleading five-star ratings and remarks after obtaining low-quality ebooks from Amazon in order to obtain “verified purchase” status, which … More Hummingbird Place Romance News, October 19. 2015
The FIRST CHAPTER of Harper Lee’s highly anticipated Go Set a Watchman was published on July 10 by The Wall Street Journal. The story opens with Jean Louise, the grown-up Scout, returning to Maycomb by train from New York to visit her father Atticus, who is debilitated by rheumatoid arthritis. The chapter is heavy on … More HARPER LEE’S NEW NOVEL HITS SHELVES
Fifteen years ago this month I got the call. Tina Colombo, who is now Tina James, called me and bought The Lawman Who Loved Her, my first book for Harlequin Intrigue. That was one of the best days of my life. Who knew that now, in 2015, I would have 37 published Intrigues and a … More Saying Goodbye
First tonight on Romance News, I want to let our listeners know about New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Brenda Novak, and her crusade against Diabetes. Brenda is an active mother of five whose youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of five. His diagnosis led Brenda to … More Brenda Novak’s Fight Against Diabetes and Avon Addicts! Hummingbird Place News 05/04/2015
Hi everybody. I’m Mallory Kane and THIS is romance news. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon (Random) – The relationship between Mary Shelley (1797-1851) and the mother she never knew—Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), author of the incendiary tract A Vindication of the Rights of Women, … More Top Romances, Hummingbird Place Romance News 04/27/2015
THE BEST SOUNDING BOOK I’ve found in my perusal of news this week is the Emery Lord young adult novel, The Start of Me and You, which is out now. Emery Lord came upon the YA scene last year with Open Road Summer, her contemporary debut. But from what I’m hearing, it’s her follow-up novel that strikes a … More Romance News, April 20, 2015. Romantic Coloring Books for Adults.
I can’t take credit for this, but I love–love–love it! One of the funniest writing things I’ve ever seen. See if you agree. It’s called The Tandem Writing Assignment: Tandem Writing Assignment The following is a true story received from an English professor. You know that book “Men are from Mars, Women from Venus”? Well, … More TANDEM WRITING ASSIGNMENT
As reported on The Hummingbird Place on Blog Talk Radio. From Publisher’s weekly, this first tidbit will come as no surprise to the hundreds and thousands of Barbara Taylor Bradford fans. The New York Times Bestselling author’s 30th saga, titled The Cavendon Women, went on sale on the 24th of this month from St. Martin’s … More Romance News, March 30, 2015