Thursday, October 27, 2011

Enter to Win Anne Hite's "Ghost on Black Mountain"

Read Anne Hite's guest blog today at I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read All Day .

After you've enjoyed Anne's unique writing voice, enter the contest to win a copy of her book, Ghost on Black Mountain.

You don't need to wait to win a copy though as Gallery Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster released Ghost on Black Mountain September 13, 2011 so it's available now in all major bookstores!

You'll find Anne's book tour information here .

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The 2011 Nonfiction Pushcart Prize Ranking at Perpetual Folly Website

The 2011 Nonfiction Pushcart Prize Ranking has a wealth of useful information at Perpetual Folly , not just magazine ranking. Explore the site thoroughly.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

How Author's Sign e-books on Kindle

Authors who want to sign their e-books, or get an author's signature for a Kindle book,  can learn how this works at this New York Times article, Would You Sign My Kindle? , by STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who Owns Those Photos on Websites?

So you want to use a photo you've found on the Internet, but should you trust the permission you get from the website owner?

Think again. Read (and follow the advice in), Does That Website Really Own The Photo They Just Gave Me Permission To Use? Not Likely! on Writer's Weekly.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

e-Book Manager and Kindle Tip

Free software e-Book manager, Calibre . It's available on several platforms (Mac and Windows at least). It will convert many different formats into many other different formats, and will transfer them to and from your Kindle device. It doesn't write Amazon's proprietary format (.azw) but it does output Mobipocket format, which Kindle reads perfectly well.

When you connect the Kindle to your PC, it becomes just another drive on your computer, and you can move anything back and forth from your C drive. When you move a document to the Kindle, you place it in the /documents folder, and it will show up after a delay.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Author Tom Mahony's second novel, Flooding Granite , released today from Casperian Books. Readers outside the US and Canada can buy it here.

Mahoney thanked members of the Internet Writing Workshop - Novels-L list who read and greatly improved the book with their critiques and encouragement.

Imperfect Solitude is Mahoney's first novel, is reviewed by Lewis Faulkner at Internet Review of Books .