This Week in Publishing – Bits and Bites for July 3

by | Jul 3, 2010 | Book Marketing Basics

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It’s the week of fun edition; with crazy book titles, the worst how-to books, odd author items sold at auction and more – perfect for summer. Oh – and there’s some serious publishing news mixed in, too. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

* Advice for authors on book promotion and reviews,

* GetGlue, a social network for entertainment, partners with book publishers for summer’s hot reads

* Gay themed novels for young readers enter the mainstream,

* Celebrities poke fun at other celeb’s books (see Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson as Madonna reading ‘Sex’),

The Brady Bunch opening grid, season one

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* Libraries and librarians are endangered species: what you can do to help,

* Small chain to sell Kindles at their 11 airport bookstores,

* It’s never too late: 82-year-old grandmother lands three-book deal,

* Advice to authors: respect the reader, put a lot of effort into writing, editing, revising your book,

* Competition among e-book readers heats up – learn how to make your book available,

Woman browse books on an unknown library.

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* Barnes & Noble captures 20% of e-book market,

* The most ridiculous how-to books of all time, You mean you aren’t interested in How to be Pope?

* More celebs get book deals: I Dream of Jeannie’s Barbara Eden; Rob Lowe,

* Librarians join forces to create online e-book library:

Kindle DX in rotated position.

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* Kindle DX gets a new look and new lower price of $379,

* Can Google really help indie bookstores? Will it save the brick and mortar stores?

* 12 of the worst book titles ever, Living With Crazy Buttocks is definitely eligible.

* Author’s book title inadvertently becomes Facebook Fan Page phenom,

Jane Austen, Watercolour and pencil portrait b...

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* Ten summer young-adult books you’ll want to read, despite your age,

* Jane Austen’s hair, Dickens’ dog collar: 9 of the most surprising auctioned author memorabilia,

Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), Bella Swan (...
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* 27 reasons that Eclipse the movie is better than Eclipse the book (snarky slideshow!),

* Molly Ringle writes the worst sentence of 2010 (it’s pretty bad!),

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