I used to post Sunday Matinee with book trailers when PW was using a different blog site. I had to stop when I couldn’t figure out how to put them on this site, but the issue was finally resolved, so I will again be showing videos on Sundays. If you would like one considered to be on the blog, you can send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you’re wondering what you’ve been missing, I’m posting several book trailers I’ve recently received. Enjoy them and then let us know if watching the video makes you want to buy the book or even read it? Have you seen them being shown anywhere? I actually saw one before a movie at the theater a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. There were a lot of people in the theater exposed to that book video and I’m for anything that gets something to think of reading a book. Brilliant!
From Susan Crowley Nights of Passion Blog: From Nov. 29 to Dec 5, Nights of Passion Blog is having a weeklong holiday party with romance authors a.c. Mason, Lindsay Downs, Mary Martinez, Toni Kelly, Rebecca Royce, Annie Nichols, Sandra Sookoo, Leanna Renee Hieber, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Marie Roy, Kit Marlowe, C. Margery Kempe, and Inara LaVey. Join the fun and enter the contests. See the Nights of Passion Blog for details.
From Samhain Publishing: Here are Samhain Publishing’s freebies for this month on Nook and Kindle. This month we’re not only offering our standard two titles for giveaway, we’re also offering four holiday stories as freebies that’ll run a full month from mid-November to mid-December. Happy holidays to our readers!
The first date is the day the book price flips to $0.00 and the second date is the final day and the original price will go into effect again.
11/1/2010 11/14/2010 The Matchmakers Jennifer Colgan
Author’s having their own conventions is nothing new. I’ve been invited to Sherrilyn Kenyon’s K-Con in New Orleans for the past couple of years and had a blast interacting with her fans and touring the areas that are featured in her books. Although there are no plans for an official New Orleans K-Con this year, Sherrilyn is celebrating a mini K-Con on May 24th in Nashville as a free event for her fans.
Now Karen Marie Moning is trying her hand at having her own conference. Here’s the information I received: The excitement is building for Karen Marie Moning’s FIRST FeverCon in Atlanta, GA! A three day fan event celebrating fans of Karen Marie Moning and featuring a Q&A with Karen, a writer’s workshop by Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole, a concert by Neil Dover, special guest appearances by Actor Eric Etebari and Audie Award winner Phil Gigante and much much more. To celebrate, all who register before May 31st will be entered in a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. (You can get more details here.) I’ll be at the Emerald City Writer’s Conference that October weekend, so I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make it.
Lori Foster is on her 6th Annual Reader-Writer Get-Together to be held in June. I was fortunate enough to attend this very casual event that boasts a pizza party, book signing and raffle baskets galore. Proceeds to the One Way Farm, a home for abused and abandoned children.
Have you attended any of these author events? What do you think of them? Any author you wish would have one?
Just a reminder that the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction is in full swing all this month. Along with all the great items to bid on, I have donated one blog day on Beyond Her Book. The winning bid will get to post a blog all about themselves, right here. Get the details here.
From Samhain Publishing:
This month, we have two titles available for free on Nook and Kindle. The first date is the day the book price flips to $0.00 and the second date is the final day and the original price will go into effect again. You can get them at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Forbidden: The Sacrifice
Heat of Passion
From author Janet Halfmann:“Make a Splash with Books” will run from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the South Milwaukee Library at 1907 10th Ave, South Milwaukee, WI. The free event is a collaboration between the library, South Milwaukee Public Schools, and the Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
From author Brenda Novak: One lucky commenter to today’s blog will receive:
One VIP invitation to New York Times Bestselling Authors Brenda Novak and MaryJanice Davidson’s Cyber Launch Party on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 8 p.m. EASTERN TIME on Twitter. Everyone who registers here will receive a Party Pack including free raffle tickets in the snail mail, but VIP ticket holders will receive a DELUXE party pack that includes an autographed copy of WHITE HEAT, a Brenda Novak mini-tote, a special edition Murder Mystery game for 8 women commissioned by Brenda herself and a Love is the Key turquoise and copper bracelet Brenda had designed for members of her fan club. (The winner will be posted in tomorrow’s blog)
Bottom Line: Maybe there’s a Barbara Vey Con in my future…yeah, probably not.