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Posts Tagged ‘fifty shades of grey’

Cosmopolitan & Harlequin to Publish ‘Red Hot Reads’

Cosmopolitan magazine and Harlequin will publish a line of romances called Red Hot Reads, a series that “will present independent, adventurous women in contemporary settings and feature fast-paced plots, great dialogue and compelling romance.” The snappy eBooks will all be about 30,000 words apiece.

Starting in May, the series will release two original eBooks by Harlequin authors every month. They will feature “modern young women living the free-spirited and outgoing lifestyle espoused by the international magazine.” 

Cosmopolitans editor in chief Joanna Coles had this statement in the release: ”Cosmo readers love fabulous fiction and if you picked up Fifty Shades of Grey then this is the book series for you … This is fiction for the modern girl negotiating modern love – with all its unpredictability and complications!”

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Man Booker Longlist Samples & Hunger Games Flowchart: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including self-published bestsellers, Jack Daniel’s cease-and-desist and The Hunger Games flowchart (embedded above)

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1. Hunger Games Flowchart
2. Self-Published Bestseller List
2. The Dark Knight Rises Spoilers Released
3. SoundCloud Advice for Writers
4. Encyclopedia Brown Author Donald J. Sobol Has Died
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. Jack Daniel’s Sends Author ‘Most Polite Cease & Desist Ever Written’
7. Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist
8. How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises
9. The Writer Magazine to Go on Hiatus After 125 Years
10. Cracked Looking for Writers

Thomas Pynchon’s Trystero & Captain America’s Help: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including our new self-published bestsellers list, a heartwarming Captain America story and the revelation that eBook sales surpassed hardcover sales for the first quarter of 2012 (chart embedded above).

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1. Self-Published Bestsellers List for Week of June 18, 2012
2. Captain America Helps Kid Fight Bullies & Disability
3. A Tent That Looks Like a Book
4. eBook Revenues Top Hardcover
5. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook
6. Library & Information Science Ranked Worst Master’s Degree for Jobs
7. Explore the Summer Reading Flowchart
8. Thomas Pynchon’s Trystero Spreads Around the Country
9. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
10. Self-Published Author Gets Top Billing on Amazon