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Share Your New Book with GalleyCat Readers

Want to share your book with GalleyCat readers? We’ve upgraded our New Books page on Facebook where all our readers can share their new and upcoming work.

We receive an overwhelming amount of information about new books at GalleyCat, but we can only write about a tiny fraction of these new titles. Using this Facebook page, we will assemble a weekly list of upcoming fiction and nonfiction releases, helping us alert our readers to new books and cope with the overwhelming flow of publicity materials.

Submit your book to our free database of new books. Authors, publicists, editors, and readers can all make use of this new section. Our former “New Books” page has been removed, so feel free to reenter your book if it was previously part of our “New Books” section. As always, you can also post literary events on our Facebook wall. (image via  katerha)

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Find a New Book Written by a GalleyCat Reader

Looking for a new book? Visit our new Coming Attractions page, a growing list of books written by GalleyCat readers.

We’ve sorted the list alphabetically, but you can search for your favorite genre inside the growing collection. Click here if you want to download a copy of the spreadsheet (CSV file) and sort the information yourself. We will update this spreadsheet frequently and highlight some of the books in our weekly Coming Attractions post.

Click here to submit your book to our permanent database of new books. Please fill in all the blanks and keep your descriptions brief. Authors, publicists, editors, and readers can all make use of this new section, but use the author’s name in the blanks. As always, you can also post literary events on our Facebook wall. (Image via Flickr user IaasB)

Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20.

Our speakers include:

Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods Brian Carter, Author, LinkedIn For Business
Keidra Chaney, Digital Content Strategist, The Web Farm Lauren Cucinotta, Branding + Editorial Manager, TEDx
Jennifer Dubrow, Global Social Business Transformation Leader, Inside Sales, IBM Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media, Citibank
Jim Hopkinson, Digital Marketing Strategist + Blogger, The Hopkinson Report Barbara Pantuso, Director of Product Strategy, Huge
Dr. Jay Parkinson, Pediatrician and Social Entreprenuer Andrew Patterson, Director of New Media, MLB Advanced Media
Dave Pickett, Social Media Editor, University of Chicago Amy Porterfield, Author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies
Brian Ries, Senior Editor, Social Media, Newsweek & The Daily Beast Jennifer Rubio, Social Media Marketing Manager, Warby Parker
Steven Tristan Young, Director, Acquisition Marketing and Brand Awareness, Seamless.com

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Facebook Resources for GalleyCat Readers

The GalleyCat Facebook page has become an important part of our community outreach. In the upper right-hand corner of our blog, we’ve added a new permanent link to our page on the world’s biggest social network.

If you want to share your new book with GalleyCat readers, you can do it at this Facebook link. If you want to Facebook your upcoming literary event on GalleyCat, follow this link for directions.

We’ve also collected a number of resources for writers, readers and publishing professionals on the social network. Check it out…

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Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow

If you want to build your author platform, make sure you check out Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp online conference and workshop, starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 7.

You’ll learn how to launch a social media marketing campaign and measure its results. Read more

Books for Troops, Alan Rickman Reads & Bookstore Survival Secrets: Top Publishing Headlines of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, we’ve collected the ten most popular publishing stories of the week–ranging from romance novel heroes to sharing books with our troops to Jersey Shore‘s classical remix (video embedded above).

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1. Nontraditional Ways To Promote Your Book
2. Top 20 Facebook Apps for Book Lovers
3. Most Popular Professions for Romance Novel Heroes
4. Independent Bookstores Share Survival Secrets
5. How To Share Books with Troops Overseas
6. Are Greek Myths the Next Trend for Teens?
7. Navy SEAL Memoir Expected to Generate Great Interest
8. Shakespeare & Company’s Bookstore Cat Monty Has Died
9. Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde
10. Alan Rickman Reads ‘Sonnet 130′ by William Shakespeare

Ben Mezrich’s Book Proposal Already Optioned for Film

Author Ben Mezrich‘s latest project is a nonfiction book entitled Sex on the Moon. According to the LA Times, Sony Pictures has already optioned the film rights to the book proposal.

Here’s more from the article: “The new film tells the story of Thad Roberts, a once-promising young scientist working for NASA who back in 2004 hatched a crazy plan to steal highly prized moon rocks from his bosses at the Johnson Space Center and sell them on the Internet. The motivation: wanting to impress his girlfriend.”

Read more about the incident at this link. The production team behind The Social NetworkKevin SpaceyDana Brunetti, Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca — will reunite for this project. Mezrich (pictured, via) tweeted the news: “The cat is out of the bag, new book new movie same amazing producers and studio…”

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Why Anne Rice Quit Christianity

annerice.jpgHorror novelist Anne Rice made a summer news splash with her Facebook announcement: “I quit.” She left Catholicism, a religion she re-entered during her middle age years. Her resignation drew more than 2,000 comments and well over 3,000 “likes” on the social-networking site.

According to the Guardian, Rice took particular issue when her preacher likened Barack Obama to former Russian head-of-state Joseph Stalin. The preacher made this comparison based on the fact that President Obama’s views on abortion.

Here’s a Rice quote from the article: “I increasingly saw what I thought was sophistry and lies, I thought: ‘I can’t abide this.’ I can’t remain with this. This is crazy. There is no basis in scripture for any anointed hierarchy, let alone a male hierarchy. It’s just not there. And how in the world did this man-god die, preaching against the temple, and then we wind up with St Peter’s in Rome? How did that happen? There were so many issues where I thought the church was flat-out immoral. I had to leave.”

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Web 2.0 Publishing Roundup

  • Booktour.com, whose existence we first announced on GalleyCat during BEA, has now gone live.
  • As first reported here yesterday morning, Shelfari and Facebook have teamed up to launch the Shelfari Facebook Application. [The Book Standard]
  • Compare and contrast the three main social networking sites for books: Shelfari, Goodreads and LibraryThing. [PW]
  • And now add a fourth one: LovelyBooks.
  • Google adds a Japanese partner in the form of the Keio University Library.
  • Pearson Boss Falls Four in UK Media List

    By way of the Bookseller, the Guardian reports that Pearson boss Marjorie Scardino has fallen four places in the Guardian’s “Media 100″, the newspaper’s power-list of the media world’s movers and shakers. She is the only book publisher in the list, Reed‘s Crispin Davis having dropped out in 2004. Placed at 41, Scardino is one below Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, but 17 places below the Doctor Who actor David Tennant. Social networking website Facebook comes in at 100. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt – a new entry – is top of this year’s MediaGuardian 100 list.