Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Where are they now?

But first, the P5 for September 7th, 2005:

(2) COOKIN' FOR LOVE: 30,719 5
(3) SUFFER IN SILENCE: 45,379 6
(4) INFERTILITY SUCKS: 111,217 6
(5) THE CIRCLE OF SODOM: 175,728 5


Where are they now? The POD selection authors, that is? Who knows. They are probably home, depressed, watching how their books are not selling.

I know, because I do the same thing about my own book.

But here a couple of tasty items:

Nicole Hunter (whose book is still being shopped around NY by a top tier agent, and whose book may finally get read by top tier editors now that publishing's "summer break" is over) is paired up with THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE on Amazon. We'll see if this makes a sales impact, though I am guessing it is already working. Last time I checked (above), Nicole's book was ranked 23,229.

RoseMarie London will be on the Speaking of Writing Radio Program on September 8th, along with CJ Box. Here is the press release:

This week on Speaking of Writing, host Jeffe Kennedy welcomes a tagteam of local writers. CJ Box and RoseMarie London will discuss their different takes on writing, Wyoming and selling books,through both traditional and non-traditional venues.

C. J. Box, of Cheyenne, is the author of the award-winning and popular Joe Pickett series of novels, including the recent Out of Range. Laramie writer and bookseller RoseMarie London knows a thing or two about writing novels,selling books, the perils of getting yourself in print and when need be,pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.

RoseMarie recently decided to join the growing numberof people who are publishing their own books, with her short-story collection, The Search for an Inappropriate Man. After all, RoseMarie knows how books are sold. She once worked for the Publisher of Little, Brown and Company in New York City,and not long ago, she compiled practical advice into a lecture about book publishing for the advanced novel writing course at the University of Wyoming. Best of all, she's manager of Chickering Bookstore in downtown Laramie, Wyoming. Why shouldn't a bookseller sell her own book? Chickering does after all, report sales to the New York Times bestseller list.

Chuck Box started out as a small town newspaper man.He has built himself up to the writer of national bestsellers, a New York Times Notable Book and novels that have been translated into 12 languages. He might have a high-powered agent today, but he started out yanking on his own bootstraps.Together, the two will discuss their recent books and the paths to holding those books in their hands.

RoseMarie and Chuck will both be appearing at The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference in Denver this weekend, where Rose Marie will be repeating the talk she gave at UW, called TheReal Deal: What actually happens to your novel from acquisition to the bookseller's shelves.

Tune in to the program on 93.5 LP FM on your dial, 4-5pm on Thursday,September 8. Speaking of Writing is sponsored in partby UW's Creative Writing program, and by contributing listeners. KOCA is Laramie's only bilingual community radio station.

Speaking of tuning in . . . I've got a long list of goodies for the fall season, along with some top treasure. Stay tuned, because now that I've had a vacation, I'm ready to roll.