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On The Menu: Introducing eBookNewser

ebn.pngEven now with 13 blogs in on its roster, it’s not every day that mediabistro.com announces a new blog launch. But today, Morning Media Menu podcast host Jason Boog, the editor of mediabistro.com’s publishing blog GalleyCat, had some big news: the launch of the site’s latest blog, eBookNewser, which he will be overseeing as managing editor.

This morning, Jason and his co-host, AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven, welcomed eBookNewser’s editor Craig Morgan Teicher to the podcast, to help introduce the blog to the world.

Morgan said the blog will be following all the latest digital reading devices, like the Kindle and the Nook, the latest digital publishing applications, and the Google book settlement and all the repercussions the will derive from that. Today’s biggest news is that Barnes & Noble is debuting demos of its Nook device in stores starting today, although no actual devices will be available for sale.

The blog’s launch comes in advance of mediabistro’s conference next week, the eBook Summit on December 15 and 16. For more on the summit and eBooks, head to eBookNewser.com.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

On The Menu: Taking Up The Mantle Of A Beloved Fantasy Series

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Today on the media-bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson.

Sanderson has been given the enormous task of completing the late Robert Jordan‘s lengthy Wheel of Time book series, which is based on the idea about what it would be like to be told that you are the one who will save the world.

Jordan, who died in 2007, left behind a copious amount of notes and asked his wife to find someone to replace him and finish his series. She picked Sanderson, who decided to take Jordan’s remaining notes and create a trilogy to round out the series. His first book in the series, The Gathering Storm, will be out later this month.

Sanderson said he decided to take Jordan’ notes and create a “trilogy that brings us up to this final conclusion,” he said. “[Jordan] wrote the very last scene of this series before he passed away, and I’m just trying to get there to give the readers what they’ve been waiting for.”

He also discussed how he approached taking up where Jordan left off. “I couldn’t try to imitate Robert Jordan’s style,” Sanderson said. “I felt that if I did that it would stray into parody. And rather than focusing on the story and the characters I would focus on, is this word right, is this a word he would use. I felt I would never get beyond a single chapter if I spent all my time trying to analyze that. In the end I have my own distinctive style for Wheel of Time…In the end there is this weird hybrid that is going one, which I think works pretty darn well. It’s my own voice adapted to the Wheel of Time’s style, rather than my voice imitating Robert Jordan’s style.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Need To Promote Your Book? Strothman Literary Agency Can Help

strothman.pngBeing successful in publishing means finding a need and filling it.

Boston-based literary agency The Strothman Agency is doing just that with their new publicity services offered to clients — and other authors, too. These specialized services, called Epilogue Media, will mix traditional and social media strategies tailored to each particular book and author, and are ideal for journalists-turned-authors.

“Things have been shifting over the past few years,” explained Strothman agent Dan O’Connell, who will be overseeing Epilogue Media. “There are agents that bring on people like me who oversee the publicity efforts of the publishing houses for their clients, but this is sort of a spin-off. We’re ramping up our promotional abilities for our clients and other clients.”

Epilogue’s services will, of course, be available to Strothman’s clients, which include a number of journalists like Peter Gosselin from the LA Times and former New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis. However, O’Connell’s insight is also being made available to authors outside the agency, although they’ll be looking to help authors who are similar to those represented by the agency, namely journalists, academics and writers of nonfiction and narrative nonfiction.

“We really want to very carefully target clients that will help us play to our strengths,” O’Connell said. “But we have had great success with journalists in the past.”

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