Posts tagged Carina Press
Posts tagged Carina Press
Soul of Kandrith is the sequel to Nicole Luiken’s fantasy Gate to Kandrith, which I really enjoyed.
I’ve omitted the book description because there is no way to avoid spoilers for book 1. If you’d like to read it, click here.
1) At Book Riot, some movie tie-in covers that are better than the originals. I really dislike the monochrome Song of Ice and Fire covers, which is why I’m holding tight to my 2000 editions with scenes from the books on them.
2) At Flavorwire, Handwritten Manuscript Pages from 25 Classic Novels.
3) Yay news from Publishers Lunch (reg required): Hachette Book Group will make its entire catalog of ebooks available to libraries, beginning May 8, including new and recent releases. They had stopped selling new ebooks to libraries in April 2010.
3) Tor UK wrote a post One Year Later, the Results of Tor Books UK Going DRM-Free. There are a lot of good passages, such as:
DRM was an irritant taking away the flexibility and their choice of reading device and format, the very things that made the ebook so desirable a format to begin with.
DRM-protected titles are still subject to piracy, and we believe a great majority of readers are just as against piracy as publishers are, understanding that piracy impacts on an author’s ability to earn an income from their creative work. As it is, we’ve seen no discernible increase in piracy on any of our titles, despite them being DRM-free for nearly a year.
WORD. Harlequin’s digital imprint Carina Press has been DRM free since it’s launch in 2010. I hope more imprints/publishers (my own included) follow suit soon.
Carina Press will be publishing future books in Karina Cooper’s St. Croix Chronicles series later this year (Woooo! Also, work stuff!) so I decided to delve into the first book, Tarnished.
My name is Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim that I am a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They’ve no idea of the truth of it. In my secret world, I hunt down vagrants, thieves … and now, a murderer. For a monster stalks London’s streets, leaving a trail of mystery and murder below the fog.
Eager for coin to fuel my infatuations, I must decide where my attentions will turn: to my daylight world, where my scientific mind sets me apart from respectable Society, or to the compelling domain of London below. Each has a man who has claimed my time as his—for good or for ill. Though as the corpses pile, and the treacherous waters of Society gossip churn, I am learning that each also has its dangers. One choice will see me cast from polite company … the other might just see me dead.
Talking about my “Overheard at @HarlequinBooks” tweets at the Carina Press blog today.
“Haven’t you ever heard of the magic peen?”
1) Tor UK will accept direct submissions from writers, including writers outside the UK. Details on GalleyCat and Tor’s submission guidelines (where someone is also answering questions in the comments).
2) Editors for Harlequin’s inspiration romance lines — Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical — are looking for new authors and will be holding an online pitch. Details and sign up in the Harlequin Community here.
3) Carina Press’s calls for submissions are still open (the links at the top of the guidelines), including the usually invitation-only holiday collections open for 2013 only.
1) 15 Great Vintage Book Covers at Publishers Weekly. Dude, you haven’t seen great vintage book covers until you’ve seen great vintage romance covers.
3) I wrote a blurb about why I loved Tainted Innocence by Joss Alexander (a history mystery I recommend for fans of the Mistress of the Art of Death or The Pillars of the Earth, ) in Monday’s Carina Press newsletter.
4) George R.R. Martin has posted a new sample chapter from The Winds of Winter, the next Song of Ice and Fire book.
I blogged about two of my favorite things for CarinaPress.com today — geekery and books!
Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest is now closed to entries (it’s currently in the public vote phase) but there are also a couple new publishing opportunities:
1) Love Inspired Suspense Fast Track: Fast-track submissions received between October 15 and 26 will hear back from us less than one month after the closing date, before November 26. Details and the submission email address can be found here. Editor Tina James also did a Q&A about the line.
2) Carina Press Submissions Week: The Carina Press blog posted calls for submissions each day this week. Here’s a roundup:
My guest-blog on Carina Press about the desire for new gadgets.
1) Simon & Schuster is running a Fahrenheit 451 Jacket Design Contest for the 60th anniversary edition.
2) Cover designer Chip Kidd talks about failure.
3) io9 has an interesting article with a lot to ponder, “How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of Light” — in other words, how to write an epic sci-fi while maintaining the reality of physics and not resorting to science “magic” like travel via wormholes and warp drive. It also includes different and useful definitions for terms like “space opera”, “hard SF” and a new one to me, “mundane space opera”.
4) Carina Press executive editor Angela James did an #editreport chat on Twitter, sharing quotes from other Carina Press editors about why they reject or love certain submissions. Click here to Read the entire thing (scroll to bottom for the start).
5) Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write is well underway! Catch up on everything that’s happened so far in the sytycw.com archive. In particular, don’t miss this post on 4 romance series in need of writers — all Harlequin series are looking for new authors, but these lines are newer so it’s great opportunity if you have something that fits their guidelines.
FYI, last year I did a couple posts with links to my favorite things from SYTYCW. I will be doing that again next week.