And damn, I'm glad. With classes and studying, I haven't written, or read very much lately. The time I spend on loops, blogs, and just about everywhere else, has been nil. I've got nothing particular to put out there today. No furry creatures, no YouTube music videos to compare, not even a partially clad male body--nothing. So I'm winging it!
A little birdy (who shall remain nameless *grin*) gave me some information yesterday, so I went surfing for more. There's lots of happy, excited talk on the various loops and blogs about the NY Times starting an ebook bestseller list for fiction and nonfiction next year. I guess that's no big secret, huh? This is awesome news for all epubbed authors, and it's about time too! You can catch up on the particulars here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/books/11list.html?_r=2.
EPIC, the Electronic Published Internet Coalition is preparing for their Ariana Award Competition™, recognizing the best in eBook cover art. Finalists and winners are selected on the basis of the appropriateness of artwork to genre, the artist's attention to detail (including style and/or method), and the effectiveness of presentation (i.e. that book title, author's name, publisher logo/information (if included), etc. are clearly viewed). Finalists will be announced in January 2011 and the 2011 Ariana Award™ will be presented at EPIC's Awards Banquet in Williamsburg, Virginia, March 13, 2011. You can find more information on their site at: http://www.epicauthors.com/ariana2011.html.
Okay, I've given you a little peek into what's happening. Now, back to the books--studying that is. : )
See you next Friday, and until then: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele