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Posts Tagged ‘Sherrilyn Kenyon’

St. Martin’s Press & Swagbucks Launch the READ Digital Literature Channel

St. Martin's Press LogoSt. Martin’s Press has teamed up with the Swagbucks website to launch a new digital literature channel called READ.

According to the press release, “READ connects authors with potential readers using rich data on genre preferences, favorite subjects, news content and other behavioral trends to match individual titles to the most relevant prospective readers.”

Some of the authors that will be featured include Mary Kay Andrews, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rainbow Rowell, and more. Visitors will be able to access excerpts, book trailers, bonus content, and newsletters. What do you think?

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Gail McHugh Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Gail McHugh rocketed up our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, grabbing two spots with her contemporary romance novels.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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Dianna Love Hosts My Feenix Art Contest

Fans of the book Bloody Trinity (co-written with Sherrilyn Kenyon) have frequently asked author Dianna Love, “what does Feenix the gargoyle look like?” Love has given adult and high school students a chance to decide in her My Feenix art contest with $10,000 in prizes.

Contestants can create flat art, digital art, or 3D art. Artists must submit their piece by July 9th–the winner will be announced at a live event at an Atlanta-based art gallery. First-place for the adult winner includes $1,000 in prize money and a Belador package with a limited issue backpack, a limited issue t-shirt, signed copies of Blood TrinityAlterantBreak Into Fiction, and Thinking Write. The adult winner will also get to choose a library to receive copies of Love’s books.

First-place for the student winner includes a 16gb iPad, a $50 Gift Card, and a Belador package. The student’s school art department will receive $500 and the student’s school library will receive copies of Love’s books.

New York Comic Con 2010 by the Banners

At any publishing convention, the gigantic sponsor banners hung in the rafters provide a glimpse at coming trends and stories people will be talking about this year. We’ve put together a collection of the biggest banners at New York Comic Con today.

Embedded above, Disney’s Tron sequel had a humungous banner supporting the Tron book, Betrayal—hanging directly over the convention floor entrance. See more banners below. Check out our New York Comic Con tag for more coverage.

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