Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Freebie Friday!

UPDATE: The winner is Diane! Congrats! Please email your physical addy to contests(AT)

Client News: Next week on Thursday, March 24th we're hosting USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera in our chat room at 9pm ET. If you've been to our monthly chats before, you know that it's always both fun and eductional. Katherine is the author of more than 50 books, so she has plenty to share about her experience, as well as give us the skinny on her hot new Miami Nights series. There will be giveaways and trivia. Click here to bookmark our chat room. Also, we're giving away a copy of the first Miami Nights book, TAMING THE VIP PLAYBOY for Freebie Friday. So don't forget to leave a comment in this post to enter the drawing!

TKA News: TKA pres Deidre Knight has been tapped to be the featured speaker at the Pocono Lehigh Romance Writers Retreat at Sea, which sets sail on August 8th. The retreat is open to both members and non-members. This is the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily grind and concentrate on your writing goals. Fees are due by April 1st. Visit PLRW's cruise page for more info.

Report from Cyberspace:

The industry awaited news of new Borders closings this week, with some estimates warning the retailer would shutter up to 75 new locations, according to Publishers Marketplace (subscribers only site). However, the final annoucement listed only 28 additional closings in California, Conneticut, Hawaii, Massachussets, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Washington state. - Official Store Closure List

Mass market paperback sales are were down 30% in January, as reported by the Association of American Publishers. Admittedly, that sounds like pretty scary news until you realize that ebook sales increased by 115.8%, up from $32.4 million to $66.9 million, during the same time period. Sounds like growing pains to us as the industry calibrates itself to new ways of doing business - via GalleyCat and eBookNewser

And in news that is probably only exciting to me, and, oh, about a 5 million other people, it was announced that Katniss Everdeen from Suzanne Collins's infamous Hunger Games series was cast this week. Jennifer Lawrence, known for her Academy Award-nominated role in Winter's Bone, will take on the beloved badass heroine. I'm not that familiar with Lawrence, so I can't cast a vote in the heated actress debate, but I'm all for any move that gets this project closer to a movie screen near me - Eonline

Leave your name in the comment section to win a copy of TAMING THE VIP PLAYBOY by Katherine Garbera.

The 411: The sultry heat. The pulsing music. How could millionaire club owner Nate Stern have resisted taking Jen Miller into his arms? Though everyone in Miami considered him a playboy, Nate never flirted with his employees. Yet something about Jen had him changing his mind.

Sleeping with her VIP boss was risky, but the businessman’s charms had Jen throwing caution to the wind. Still, she’d been hurt before. Knowing Nate must play the role of Casanova for the press had her guarding her heart. But when Nate held her close, Jen couldn’t resist the matter what.

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Blogger CrystalGB said...

I would love to read this book. I love her books.

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 6:30:00 PM EDT  
OpenID arlenewritesromance said...

That book sounds great. Sign me up to win a copy!

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 8:53:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous rhea said...

Yeah, I'd like to have this book too.

Thank you.

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diane said...

Ok seems like a nice read!

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:54:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Marie R said...

Looks like a great read count me in!

mromero at wellesley dot edu

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 4:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Stephanie said...

This looks like a great read.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 6:53:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous StacieDM said...

Please enter me too! I love the cover. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 1:33:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Megan fox said...

Really helpful article. Very informative site.

Monday, March 21, 2011 at 3:23:00 AM EDT  

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