General Thoughts About Books and Book Promotion

Rumor has it that Barnes and Noble is in talks to try to get their own ereader to compete with Kindle. Different companies are mentioned and nobody is confirming anything so it may all be hype.

NPR is doing a segment with Sarah and Candy from SmartBitchesTrashyBooks. They are one of the more popular sites and gained some fame when they caght a well known author in plagiarism. The NPR interview will air on Saturday April 11th,  They are promoting thier new book, Beyond Heaving Bosoms.

Anyone who is using Twitter, may have noticed its catching fire. All the mentions in the main stream media are fueling a growth that is taxing the servers. This week most of the avatars briefly disappeared and in the afternoons the wait for tweets can be several minutes longer than instantaneous. One of the fun things about twitter is that a haiku like brevity can put a premium on good writing.  Let’s hope that it can survive the success and doesnt fall down like Digg and other sites, who couldn’t handle success well. Stumble Upon seems to be improving though, and many authors have found that writing for hubpages  regularly can be a good way to get something akin to a small writer’s pension in place, as it gives you passive income from any articles you write.

Lee Goldberg reports that Fox is yanking Dollhouse after episode 12, and will not be airing the 13th episode. Sounds like a gimmick to get interest, at least in that last episiode if not in renewing.



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