SELF-E for Libraries, 11/02/2015, on The Hummingbird Place on BlogTalk Radio

SELF-E, Connecting Indie Books, Libraries and Readers Libraries are driving a new era of ebook discovery for indie authors and small presses. SELF-e helps develop robust local writing communities and keeps libraries at the center of the indie book movement. SELF-E is found at http://self-e.libraryjournal.com/ Tonight, November 2, 2015, is …

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Romance News, October 26, 2015–Uber-Reviewer Dies. How to Use Metadata.

UBER-REVIEWER DIES: Donna, prior to beginning my topic for tonight, I do have a piece of news that will be of interest to almost all authors and to many, many reviewers and readers. Iconic uber-reviewer and good friend of mine, Harriet Klausner, has died at age 63. Harriet was Amazon’s …

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Hummingbird Place Romance News, October 19. 2015

This week the online publication The Memo has reported that phony authors have been employing Amazon reviewers to help them cheat their way into the bestseller charts. These fakers worked by contacting third party QUOTE reviewers UNQUOTE who give misleading five-star ratings and remarks after obtaining low-quality ebooks from Amazon in order to …

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HARPER LEE’S NEW NOVEL HITS SHELVES

The FIRST CHAPTER of Harper Lee’s highly anticipated Go Set a Watchman was published on July 10 by The Wall Street Journal. The story opens with Jean Louise, the grown-up Scout, returning to Maycomb by train from New York to visit her father Atticus, who is debilitated by rheumatoid arthritis. …

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Saying Goodbye

Fifteen years ago this month I got the call. Tina Colombo, who is now Tina James, called me and bought The Lawman Who Loved Her, my first book for Harlequin Intrigue. That was one of the best days of my life. Who knew that now, in 2015, I would have …

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Brenda Novak’s Fight Against Diabetes and Avon Addicts! Hummingbird Place News 05/04/2015

First tonight on Romance News, I want to let our listeners know about New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Brenda Novak, and her crusade against Diabetes. Brenda is an active mother of five whose youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of five. …

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Top Romances, Hummingbird Place Romance News 04/27/2015

Hi everybody. I’m Mallory Kane and THIS is romance news.   Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon (Random) – The relationship between Mary Shelley (1797-1851) and the mother she never knew—Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), author of the incendiary tract A Vindication …

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TANDEM WRITING ASSIGNMENT

I can’t take credit for this, but I love–love–love it! One of the funniest writing things I’ve ever seen. See if you agree. It’s called The Tandem Writing Assignment: Tandem Writing Assignment The following is a true story received from an English professor. You know that book “Men are from …

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Romance News, March 30, 2015

As reported on The Hummingbird Place on Blog Talk Radio. From Publisher’s weekly, this first tidbit will come as no surprise to the hundreds and thousands of Barbara Taylor Bradford fans. The New York Times Bestselling author’s 30th saga, titled The Cavendon Women, went on sale on the 24th of …

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Romance News. March 23, 2015

As reported on The Hummingbird Place, Your Home For Romance, March 23, 2015, on Blog Talk Radio. I’m Mallory Kane and this is romance news. Although it’s not romance, I have to share this exciting piece of news. For the first time ever, E.B. White’s classic novels, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, THE …

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