Michael Lewis, Mo Willems, & Emma Donoghue Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 06, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis: “Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out...

Final ‘Life with Archie’ Comic to Feature the Death of Archie Andrews

Archie Comics has announced that protagonist Archie Andrews will die in the final installment of the Life with Archie series. A release date for this double commemorative issue has been scheduled for July 2014. In issue #36, readers will learn how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend’s life. In issue #37, the story will...

Book-Inspired Purses

Books are inspiring high-end hand bag designers, who are designing clutches that look like books. The Little Wonder Book Boats by Beatrice J. Hurley, Paperboats A Sailing by Jennifer Just and Surgeon of the Seas by Charles S. Foltz have all been adapted into handbags this season. Olympia Le-Tan is selling these bags. E Online...

Review: PDF to InDesign Conversion Software for Book Layout: Markzware PDF2DTP

Yesterday we looked at one tool that creates Adobe InDesign files directly from a PDF file. This amazing feat of file conversion, however, came with big costs. (Here’s the link in case you missed it: Review: PDF to InDesign Conversion Software for Book Layout: Recosoft PDF2ID Today we’re going to look at another popular solution...

15 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Self-Published Writers

By Frances Caballo Content marketing is the best way for writers to grow a following of dedicated readers and colleagues on the social web. The steps to achieving this goal are: Write the best book you can for a defined audience. Have your book professionally edited. Hire the best cover designer you can afford. ...

20 Questions with David Burnsworth, author of ‘Southern Heat’

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the...

Review: PDF to InDesign Conversion Software for Book Layout: Recosoft PDF2ID

One of the results of providing services to authors and publishers is that you become familiar with all the different kinds of software authors use to prepare their files. I run into this with my book design clients, as well as the authors we serve on BookDesignTemplates. Like the service bureaus of the 1980s and...

Bob Saget, Matt Taibbi, & Pen Parentis Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. The next installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series will feature five writers. Join in on Monday, April...

Free Samples of the ALA’s Shortlist For Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Looking for some great fiction or nonfiction? We’ve created a special literary mixtape linking to free samples of books that made the shortlist of American Library Association’s (ALA) Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The winners will be announced at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June. The winning authors...

Walter Isaacson’s New Book is Coming in October

Simon & Schuster will publish Walter Isaacson‘s new book The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, this October. The latest work from the biographer of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin, explores how creativity, science and technology intersects. Here is an excerpt: The computer and the internet are among the most...

Capstone Young Readers to Launch ‘Craft It Yourself’ Lifestyle Brand

Capstone Young Readers will initiate a new lifestyle brand called Craft It Yourself (CIY)™. According to the press release, the crafting and lifestyle books that will be published through this venture target tween and teen female readers. CIY launches with the release of seven books that have been previously published by Capstone Young Readers including Planning...

Scholastic Launches Summer Book Reading Challenge

Scholastic has opened the pre-registration for the 2014 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for educators. The free online reading program encourages kids to read during the summer and to log their hours through Scholastic’s site. Students and teachers can set their reading goals and compete against other their students to win prizes. “We know all teachers are committed...

Tribeca Film Releases Trailer For ‘Palo Alto’

Tribeca Film has unveiled a trailer for the Palo Alto movie adaptation. Deadline reports that this film, based on James Franco’s 2010 short story collection, marks the directorial debut of Gia Coppola. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Franco himself as soccer coach Mr. B, Emma Roberts as a young student named April, and...