July already? We find it difficult to believe ourselves – the year is more than halfway done but summertime is finally in high gear. Many of you hopefully have a three-day weekend to look forward to, so enjoy yourself and let us at All Romance / OmniLit / AReCafe make summer even brighter by offering you great books to read. If you haven’t seen it yet, voting has started for ARe’s Hottest Heroes competition. Head over to All Romance and get in on the first round action. Some draws already have a good distance on the competition.
Authors: Don’t forget to submit your hot shorts to our Just One Bite contest! Similar competition as last year, only for 2011 the prizes are much cooler. Victoria Blisse won last year, now it’s your turn!
In the meantime, we’re tallying up the votes on last month’s Hottest Avatar contest and hope to announce a winner soon. Thanks to everybody who entered and voted.
Elsewhere in the book world, one of the best selling and loved books of the 20th century turns 75: some might argue that Gone With the Wind featured the first kick-ass heroine. What’s truly amazing is that today marks the 95th birthday of the film’s Melanie Wilkes – great to see the incomparable Olivia de Haviland is still going strong.
USA Today announced recently that it will counts sales of Kobo eBooks toward their bestseller list rankings. This is wonderful news considering a number of authors are outselling their own print version via digital. If you kept up on Twitter this week, you’ll know that Courtney Milan’s Unlocked has hit the NYT list. This is significant on two counts: Unlocked is not only novella length, but a self-pubbed title. WTG, Courtney!
How many more independent titles will we see on bestseller lists? Time will tell, but news of this independent achievement is certainly fitting for the holiday weekend. Hope your Fourth is safe and happy!
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