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Iron King Motion Comic Debuts!

Here’s a great idea for a stocking stuffer! The best-selling young adult novel The Iron King has been transformed into a new medium – a comic book series and now an interactive digital comic book.  Bluewater Productions has released the first two issues of the 4-issue mini series. Bluewater Productions has partnered with Piglion Studios […]

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Congratulations to the 2013 Goodreads Winners!

From Publisher’s Marketplace: Goodreads.com announced the winners of their Goodread Choice Awards, based on close to 2 million online votes. Among the 20 winners: Fiction: And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini Mystery & Thriller: Inferno, Dan Brown Historical Fiction: Life After Life, Kate Atkinson Fantasy: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman […]

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Welcome Emily Keyes to Foreword Literary

We are so happy to announce a new agent has joined the team. Emily Keyes, formerly an agent at the L. Perkins Agency in New York. She also worked at Simon & Schuster in the contracts department for five years prior to that. Emily is based in Manhattan. Emily will be representing middle grade and […]

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JM Frey ‘HERO is a Four Letter Word’ Facebook Contest

Enter this on Facebook by visiting J.M. Frey’s Facebook page. And as an extra bonus, check out her rocking a TARDIS dress!

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Christmas eLight Opp for Romance Authors

Call for Submissions: Quick and Dirty Christmas eLight anthology FFWD is opening for adult romance Christmas stories that are 3,000 to 6,000 words in length. The final day to submit is September 30 and final edits will be done by the end of October. All stories will be contracted for the use of this anthology […]

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Happy Book Birthday!

Two of my fabulous clients have books debuting today! Ransom Stephens has created a new sub-genre called scientific fiction, which I also describe as a science thriller, with his new novel THE SENSORY DECEPTION. It’s got everything: Somali pirates, eco-terrorists, scientists, virtual reality, videogames, and Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Oh, and did I mention whales? […]

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July 12-14 Online Publishing Boot Camp!

I am really proud of the webinar we put together on Digital Publishing and Marketing for Writers Digest. And they did a great job wrapping a program around it with personalized critiques and advice from the three founding partners of Foreword Literary: Pam, Gordon and me. If you’re thinking about self-publishing, or you want to […]

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Fast Foreword eLights are LIVE!

Foreword Literary today unleashed its first set of eLights: curated short stories that are as affordable as they are enjoyable! Our new program, Fast Foreword, is part of Foreword Literary’s new way of representing authors by utilizing all of the tools available to make the most of our clients’ work. Sometimes this means e-publishing if […]

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Read to your Kids Even When You Travel!

Ruckus Media Group, an independent family entertainment company, has received a grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to build Read Together While Apart ™ (RWTA) Technology, a collaboration infrastructure that will run on networked mobile and non-mobile devices and supports a parent and their child reading Ruckus’ eBooks together and playing interactive […]

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Stephen King to publish in Print Only!

I predicted years ago that huge bestselling authors, and Stephen King was always my example, only stayed with traditional publishing out of immense loyalty and affection because they certainly had the brand power to self-publish with a crackerjack team of their own instead of using the publisher’s editors, artists, and sales force. But, in a […]

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