On Bookstores and Bookselling
The novel resurgence of independent bookstores
On Book Clubs
Book Club Invitations: More Spice Please
She Reads, a national online book club that advocates women’s literacy – wouldn’t it be great if we were to organize a book club like this in Canada? Hmmm …
In defense of purposeless writing
5 Ways To Try A New Writing Style
What Can a Poet Say to a Fiction Writer About Writing? by Calgary poet, Bob Stallworthy
Secrets of popular writers
The Best of the Blogs
Seth Godin: Building your backlist (and living with it forever) – writers and bloggers, please take particular note …
Nathan Bransford: The #ThankAWriter Project – of interest to readers, and this topic is in need of a separate blog. I think this is a great idea!
Writer Unboxed: Give and Get by Kimberley Brock – on She Reads, a national online book club that advocates women’s literacy
Bonnet Rippers: The Rise of the Amish Romance Novel
Yet Another Love Affair from Rachel Small on her love of reading
And a couple of great writers I’d like to give a shout out …
Carrie Mumford‘s published short story, Breath
And Rick Mallery’s blog that I recently discovered. I really enjoy Rick’s writing and have been following his Power Shorts Daily, some of which have been brilliant! I also look forward to reading his novel Becomes the Happy Man that Rick offered as a free download on his blog.
For those of you in Calgary or Fernie, BC, or anyone wishing to support independent bookstores, I have made special arrangements with Pages on Kensington, Monkeyshines Books for Children and Polar Peek Books and Treasures for the eBook to be sold in these stores – a first for indies and eBooks!
If you have already downloaded and enjoyed reading Island in the Clouds, please tell your friends! And consider posting a review to one of the online store sites. (But, if you didn’t like it – PLEASE tell ME!!!)
Thank you to everyone who has downloaded and read the eBook so far! Your support is much appreciated!!
Pearl Luke, the Grand Poo-bah of the Book Club Buddy Empire (okay, perhaps I exaggerate, but she is pretty wonderful!) has posted an interview she conducted with me by email. She had originally asked me to be interviewed so that she could discover what it is exactly that I’m doing with Alberta Books Canada, and how I’m promoting the authors who have signed on with me. What I appreciated about being asked these questions and having to answer them, somewhat coherently, is that it became an exercise in straightening out in my own mind exactly what it is that I do, and what direction I want to take this business. So, thanks, Pearl! This opportunity to let everyone know about Alberta Books Canada is much appreciated!
Read the interview here.
And while you’re in the site, have a look around, check out all of the books and authors that Pearl is promoting through Book Club Buddy. Watch a few book videos. If you belong to a book club, register your club – go ahead! Do it right now! You might win free books!