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Before we get started, I have a new project I'd like to share. Amy, Aarti and myself have launched the Spotlight Series blog where we highlight small press publishers. Small presses publish great books but often, because of their size have smaller marketing departments, get overlooked. By putting small presses in the spotlight through blog tours, we hope to reach a wider audience. The great thing about the tour is the participants seek out the book to highlight on their blog. There is a book out there to suit every taste and you won't get bored reading about the same book over and over again either. Not to mention, we have a few surprises up our sleeves during the tour! So head over to Spotlight Series and sign up for the first tour: Unbridled Books.
*If someone can explain the MacMillan/Amazon debacle to me, I'll give you a cookie. Here's the latest although I'm sure things will have changed in about an hour.
*And Hachette jumps into the fray.
*Jennifer Wells take on Marry Him: "I'd call it re-educating glassy-eyed 20-year-olds, nurtured at the teat of reality television and celebrity magazines, to seek substance over superficiality."
*E-book reader owners get satisfaction.
*Literary Step-Moms get a bad rap.
*Help Canadian blind to read.
*The Book Ban That Wasn't. I'm with the mom on this one: I wouldn't want to read that part aloud in class either. Awkward teenaged moment anyone?
*Etsy Love: These Tres Chic bookmarks from KMadson seem appropriate for Valentine's Day. Oh la la!
Since we're talking about Unbridled Books, they made this hilarious "PSA" on the dangers of reading.
Unbridled Books P.S.A. from Unbridled Books on Vimeo.
Have a great weekend!