Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I love bringing debut authors your way so today I'm pleased to present Philip Siegel to The Reading Frenzy readers to talk about his YA for Harlequin Teen, The Break Up Artist.
Enjoy learning a bit about the author and his new novel.
It's all yours Philip!
Read an Excerpt:
Friday, April 25, 2014
As of May 1st 2014 the B&N Book Club Community will no longer exist.
Saying Goodbye and Fair Well to a Huge part of my reading life is hard and even knowing it was coming doesn't make it any easier. But lets go back to where it all started way back when the internet was just a baby back to Barnes & Noble University when the, then Giant force in the reading experience started a unique and groundbreaking internet only site where readers could come and take “free” on-line classes. This site progressed to the one so many readers, authors, publishers, bloggers, etc., know and loved for the many years that followed, the book club forum communities.
I had the honor of being a small part of this; first as a reader looking for ideas and other like-minded people to commune with. Then as a moderator for the Fiction General Discussion book club forum. This foray into the unknown for me was the best thing to ever happen to this reader, reviewer, blogger, it led me to e-meet and meet in person so many others in the community from readers and authors and publishers alike. It solidified my passion for reading by giving me an exclusive place to share that passion with others who were just as passionate as I was.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and the B&N on-line community is no exception. It’s been one year this month that B&N let go all of their moderators in the company’s effort to promote their new on-line device, the B&N book blog. It’s not the same, there’s no sense of community any longer but I hope they'll flourish in their attempt to keep an on-line presence going. There were some moderators who meagerly attempted to stay in touch and some like Becke Davis, the moderator of the Mystery forum who will go down with the ship.
I’m going to miss the camaraderie of the many members through the years, some who have moved on and some who continue to comment and post what’s going on in their reading lives and their lives in general.
I know that Barnes & Noble is having really difficult financial issues and I sincerely hope that this sight will not be leaving the landscape like the community is leaving the ethereal one.
So goodbye B&N forums it’s been great!
This is the note from B&N to their community members:
"Important Message from Barnes and Noble
"Important Message from Barnes and Noble
Thursday, April 24, 2014
**READ ALL ABOUT IT**
I'm so pleased to announce that the 2014 Silver Nautilus award goes to
James J Kaufman and his novel The Concealers.
ABOUT THE NAUTILUS AWARDSThe Nautilus Awards represents "Better Books for a Better World." Now in its 15th year, this unique book award program continues to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, honors, awards and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities and global citizens.
Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus assists its winners in getting wider recognition, marketing and exhibiting opportunities, media coverage, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.
The Nautilus Awards seeks and promotes well-written and -produced books with messages about caring for, understanding, and improving every aspect of our lives and relationships.
We look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.
April 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Pollard, Executive Administrator, email@example.com Downstream Publishing, LLC Landfall Business Center, Suite 133, 1213 Culbreth Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405 910-509-5011 http://www.downstreampublishing.com
The Concealers, Book 2 of The Collectibles Trilogy, by local author, James J. Kaufman, has just been selected as a 2014 Nautilus Silver winner in fiction.
In addition, The Concealers was reviewed by Kirkus which stated: “Readers who like their fiction with a strong dose of inspiration and morality will enjoy this outing.”— Kirkus Reviews. For the full Kirkus review see:
Mr. Kaufman’s The Collectibles, Book 1 of The Collectibles Trilogy, also received the Nautilus Silver Award in fiction in 2011. Both novels are Amazon Best Sellers.
“I am honored and heartened by these awards,” said Kaufman, “especially because the purpose of the Nautilus award is to inspire the reader to new possibilities for a better world—which is what The Collectibles and now The Concealers is all about.”
Both The Collectibles and The Concealers may be purchased at Barnes & Noble in Mayfaire, on Amazon, and selected book stores, as well as from DownstreamPublishing.com and JamesJKaufman.com.
About the Author:
Jim Kaufman is uniquely qualified to write about trust. His broad experience and distinctly compassionate character is evident throughout a lifetime of living and working in the legal, government, and corporate worlds from which he has synthesized a powerful message. His Collectibles Trilogy offers a message that he believes can restore those fast-eroding values that made our country great and which, in his view, can once again change our world and our lives for the better. He has written several non-fiction books, including Noise, A Problem to be Heard: Control of Noise through Laws and Regulations; What to do Before the Money Runs Out – A Road Map for America’s Automobile Dealers; Trial Structure and Conduct; and North Carolina Trial and Appeal. Website: jamesjkaufman.com
To view my original interivew with Jim click HERE which includes my review!
Jim’s Podcast interview on FMMK Talk Radio