Reminder – Getting Published

Medallion Press airs its first live internet radio show this Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. EST. On tap to discuss “Writing a Great Manuscript and Getting It Published,” are Medallion authors Beth Ciotta, Kathy Steffen, and fellow Pennwriter Don Helin. Listeners can call in or text in their questions to Medallion Press Radio to [...]

Gnus of the Whirled – Ebook Wars Heat Up

When two sides enter a conflict, much can be told about each combatant by what they stockpile before a battle. Case in point is an Associated Press report stating that Google is making available over 500,000 out-of-copyright books in unencrypted EPUB format for the Sony eReader. (EPUB is the de facto industry standard for eInk [...]

Cathy Ennis Strikes Again!

Hot on the heels of her Amazon Breakthrough Novel announcement, Cathy Ennis (writing as (aka Cate Masters) ) debuts a romance eBook under the respected Wild Rose Press banner called, Seventh Heaven, set in New Jersey during the turbulent 60′s.

Surfacing by Cathy Ennis

Cathy Ennis’s (aka Cate Masters) urban fantasy, Surfacing, made the quarter-finalist cut in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. While Cathy is both surprised and quite happy to have made the cut, I’m not. Cathy is a fine writer with a great story about loss, love, and Rock & Roll set in a delightfully kitschy setting. Click [...]

Gnus of the Whirled – Amazon vs. Mobileread

Mobileread, a seller of eBooks, announced on one of its user forums that it received a nasty notice from book giant Amazon. Apparently, someone on the user forum posted a bit of hacking software that allowed Amazon Kindle users to purchase books from vendors other than Amazon – like Mobileread. Amazon invoked the Digial Millenium [...]

Getting Published Event with Medallion Press

Fellow writers, want to get published? Okay, silly question. But answers to that most vexing question of just how to get published might be on the horizon. Medallion Press Authors invites listeners to a live edition of Medallion Press Radio on April 4, from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. CST. This is a live, round-table discussion about [...]

Gnus of the Whirled – 1st Edition

CNN reports that a signed, softcover, first edition “Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone” went for a cool $19k at auction – about 7k more than expected. May all of we writers 1st editions be worth thousands some day!!!

Gnus of the Whirled – eBook Wars

Two news items highlighting the intensifying campaign for the eTurf of Ebooks just broke this week. The first was that Amazon announced an Iphone App called, ‘Kindle for iPhone.’ (It must have taken weeks to name that app.) Anyway, the app allows Kindle owners to download books to their iPhone. I can’t imagine reading War [...]

Gnus of the Whirled – Text to Speech to Text

Remember the entry a few weeks ago where the Authors Guild was up in arms about the text-to-speech feature of Amazon’s Kindle II? Well, it’s now old news. Amazon decided to allow the feature only when authors grant permission. That’s how it should have been handled from the get-go. The real problem now for the [...]

Gnus of the Whirled – Hearst eReader

Fortune Magazine reported that the publishing giant, Hearst Corporation, plans to release its own eReader to do for periodicals what the Kindle is doing for books. It apparently will utilize the same E Ink technology as the Sony & Amazon readers – but do it with a bigger screen.