It is good to be back! After some health & computer issues that are resolved now, I am back to pick up where we left off! And wow, does that feel good! We wish to extend a hearty congratulations to Justin W. M. Roberts, who we have had the pleasure of interviewing and reviewing here... Continue Reading →
http://themanbookerprize.com/news/man-booker-prize-2017-longlist-announced The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist announced Submitted by Alice on Wed, 2017-07-26 23:54 Man Booker Prize 2017 2017 The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Baroness Lola Young (Chair); literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; artist, Tom Phillips CBE RA;... Continue Reading →
Totally agree… something needs to be done. Honest authors work too hard to be ripped off by ones who do not wish to put in the effort. I hope Amazon starts to act to stop this unethical practice, before they lose more trusted authors. My thanks to https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/scammers-break-the-kindle-store/ for sharing this alarming news with us.
On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts.
The Kindle Store is officially broken.
This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly baffling. Last Sunday, a clickfarmed title also hit #1 in the Kindle Store. And Amazon took no action.
Over the last six weeks, one particularly brazen author has put four separate titles in the Top 10, and Amazon did nothing whatsoever. There are many such examples.
I wrote at the start of June about how scammers were taking over Amazon’s free charts. That post led to a phone conversation with KDP’s Executive Customer Relations.
Repeated assurances were given that the entire leadership team at Amazon was taking the scammer problem very seriously indeed. But it was also stressed that the…
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We would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes and all the nominees for contributing some amazing works to the body of the world's literature. The winners and nominees are as follows (winners will be starred): Fiction: *The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett The Sport... Continue Reading →
The winners for the 2017 Edgar Awards will be announced April 27,2017. The Edgar Award is given for the mystery genre. Congratulations to all nominees! The Shortlist of nominees is: Best Novel: The Ex by Aflafair Burke Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye What Remains Of Me by Alison Gaylin... Continue Reading →
In case you missed the announcement in January, here are this years winners and honorable mentions for the following children's book awards (winners will be highlighted), if illustrator's name appears first, the book won for the illustrator's art: Congratulations to all winners and nominees! http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal The Newberry Award: Awarded to the author of the most... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to Ross King, winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, 2017! Congratulations to the authors whose books were nominated to the RBC Taylor shortlist! The RBC Taylor Prize, or the Charles Taylor prize as it is also known, is a Canadian Literary Award presented to the best Canadian literary nonfiction. The winner receives $25,000... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to the winners of one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes! They were awarded the highly coveted Windham- Campbell prize. For article see: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/toronto-author-andre-alexis-awarded-one-of-worlds-richest-literary-prizes/article34150425/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=S The winners are as follows: Andre Alexis and Erna Brodber for fiction; Maya Jasanoff and Ashleigh Young for nonfiction; Ali Cobby Eckerman and Carolyn Forche for poetry, and Marina... Continue Reading →