Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Book Reviews Online

Do you ever wish for excellent online Book Reviews? You'll find them posted regularly at,

Future of book publishing viewpoint

The future of book publishing is an ever fascinating and fluctuating topic among writers. My favorite tidbit today are the sage words of a professional writer-friend:

"I can see the day approaching when a PRINT book is a rare, 'specialty' item, much like people buy vinyl albums produced today in limited numbers, they will buy a print book produced in limited numbers. From what I see and hear, electronic publishing is leaping ahead and I don't think it will be long before it overtakes print publishing." -- Cliver (busy reformatting someone's novel into HTML for Kindle) Citriria Publishing.

You might try keeping abreast of current trends and opinions at,

Small Press Publisher

Authors continuallly search for publishers to query for their manuscripts, so I'll be adding small press publishers to my Favorite links from time to time. Where possible, I'll post information about them received from authors I admire and respect.

From the author of Train to Yesterday, Nell DuVall (Large Print Thorndike Press),

Monday, November 23, 2009

Book marketing opportunity

Rebecca Kellogg, professional writer and 6-year member of Internet Writing Workshop, announced her new blog, CMC Creative Marketing Campaigns,

Check it out.

If you have a book out and are using a creative campaign to market your work, get in touch with Rebecca about being featured.

In her invitation to authors Rebecca says, "If you're using a technique that has not yet been featured on the website, and you're willing to share your great idea so others can benefit, I'd love to feature you and give you a little more exposure."

Scroll down the website to Subscribe to CMC's Red-letter Tips.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November notes

Surgery on my spine, rescheduled yet again, gave me unexpected leisure time until month's end. I'm doing what I enjoy most -- critiquing stories and writing.

And, I'm walking around town again! Natures' sights and scents sustain my soul as motion tones my body. Ideas swirl in my mind and settle quickly into possibilities that seem logical to me. Too impulsive, some might say of actions I take, when I forego more refined planning.

My three-voume series of Montana regional history, Behind These Mountains, vol. 1-3, have been out-of-print and sold out for many years. Recently, a class action against Google resulted in a settlement -- a "grab all rights" settlement, in the opinion of many authors, myself included who have out-of-print books. Google gained the right to digitize, make available, and disseminate books in that classification, electronically.

While it's doubtful that Google will digitize my books, I've begun the process of digitizing them myself, thereby putting them back in print.

But in this case, I'm not acting impulsively so Behind These Mountains, volumes 1-3 won't be available in .pdf format for an indefinite time.

In the meantime, the books are in The MAC archives, museums in northern ID and northwestern MT, Spokane Public Library, libraries in WA, ID and MT and a few other states, USFS offices in MT, and in private collections.