Thursday, May 01, 2008

Exciting News Today!

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?" ~Albert Camus

Hey all, I have lots to share today - all good - so hold onto your seats!

First, I just found out I can order my author copies of Lost in Paradise, which I promptly did about 6.7 seconds after I opened the email from my publisher last night. This would be exciting in itself, but it also means I'll have print copies to bring to (and sell at??) my next public appearance, at an eclectic little place called The Spotty Dog, which is both a pub and bookstore. And seriously, whoever came up with that combination should win a gold medal, right? Anyway, I CANNOT wait to hold my book (my baby) in my hands...

Second, the latest issue of Romance Writers Report has good things to say about Samhain, my other publisher. A very interesting article about authors who have made the switch from e-pubs to NY houses had this to say:

"Not all e-publishers are created equal. There are many small presses and e-publishers in operation right now. Who are the leaders? Kensington Editorial Assistant Megan Records cites "Samhain, Ellora's Cave, and Red Sage." Literary agent Laura Bradford (of the Bradford Literary Agency) agrees. She notes, "Ellora's Cave and Samhain are two of the industry leaders for the e-pubs."

I count my lucky stars every day that I'm contracted with Samhain!

And this third announcement has nothing to do with me, but with a terrific cause that you should definitely take a look at, and that's romance author Brenda Novak's annual Diabetes Auction. Proceeds go to diabetes research (her son has diabetes), and let me tell you, there are some awesome items on the auction this year. There's something for just about everyone. Take some time and check it out, OK?

7 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh!! How exciting you get to hold your book!!

And, yep... I love working with Samhain, too. Good people, got their stuff together, professional.

Now, if only they would write my blurbs for me.

;-)

Diane Craver said...

I'm thrilled for you that you'll get your print books in time for your next signing!

Sarita Leone said...

Congrats, Allie! That's great news, that you'll have your print book available for your next signing. :)

Dru said...

That is excellent news about getting your *baby* delivered to your door in time for your book signing.

Have a good day.

LaskiGal said...

What exciting news!!! It is amazing watching your journey . . .

windycindy said...

I am happy for you and receiving your book. Good luck at the pub/bookstore!
I will check out the auction. My brother was a juvenile diabetic, my older sister has it and so did my mother. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Virginia said...

Congrats Allie, it must be something to get to hold that book for the first time. Kind of like holding a baby.