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Posts Tagged ‘Kaleb Nation’

First Book Celebrations on YouTube

Earlier this week, debut YA novelist Jess Rothenberg videotaped herself dancing with the first copy of her book and a cat. We’ve embedded the video above, set to a classic tune from Flashdance.

First book celebrations are a small but inspiring genre on YouTube. Travis Nichols celebrated his book release by dancing with a potted plant, playing “Guitar Hero,” and imitating Tom Cruise‘s famous Risky Business scene. Kaleb Nation posted a happy video a few years back, stacking and restacking his new book copies.

Any more videos to add? Here’s more about Rothenberg’s The Catastrophic History of You and Me: “BRIE’S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. But now that she’s D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Sourcebooks Bucks $9.99 E-Book Price Point

bran2.jpgThe publisher Sourcebooks has postponed the e-book version of “Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse” by Kaleb Nation until spring, citing problems with Amazon.com’s valuing of most digital Kindle titles at $9.99. The hardcover will be released in September.

In a Wall Street Journal article, Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah explained the move: “It doesn’t make sense for a new book to be valued at $9.99 … hardcover books have an audience, and we shouldn’t cannibalize it.”

The company prints about 250 and 300 titles a year, and will publish 75,000 copies of the YA novel. Last week they announced a partnership with the digital publisher Smashwords to publish a number of Sourcebooks romance titles on the site. The digital books will be sold at $6.99, published in nine eBook reading formats.