Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Cult of ePub

If you've ever owned a Mac you've been part of the Cult of Mac. This group of Mac-savvy owners are always ready to help others learn about everything Mac and while there can be a few fanatics in the group (stop staring at me, I know, I'm a Mac geek) many are just quiet supporters of the system touted for ease-of-use and virus-free software. But it appears that whenever two or three Mac fanatics are gathered in Apple solidarity, new converts are created.

While helping my sister choose and purchase her iPad this weekend, I was reminded several times that I should be working at the store I consider my personal Mecca both by my family and the staff working at the store! More than once, I heard things like "You should work here!" and "Why aren't you working for Apple again?" while showing things to my sister at the Apple store. But the truth is when you love doing something, it doesn't feel like work and it is reflected in your attitude and everything you do.

No, I'm not leaving my job to sell Macs but the experience made me think about how similar it is with folks who buy digital readers. Suddenly, they're talking to you about why their device is the best and how great it is to be able to read their favorite books anywhere. Those of us who own several devices may even tell you why we use one device or another for certain tasks (editing vs reading, for example). You may even hear other say things like "You should sell these!" and "Are you sure you don't work for [insert name of device manufacturer here]?" You're suddenly part of a brethren whose fanaticism could be considered cult-like.

You can then consider yourself a member of the Cult of ePub! ;)



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Thursday, February 17, 2011

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM EDITOR LISA COX AT TOTAL-E-BOUND

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM EDITOR LISA COX AT TOTAL-E-BOUND

 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MM, MF, menage novels/novellas

 Open call for submissions in MF, MM and menage erotic romance. I'm particularly interested in contemporary romance, urban fantasy, suspense/thriller, comedy/humour and western/cowboys. However, I'll look at most genres as long as it's fresh, well-written and erotic.

 Length: 10k-125k

 Submit the first three chapters and a synopsis to submissions@totalebound.com. Submit the full manuscript plus synopsis for stories under 20k. Please include the following details in the subject line: "SUBMISSION: [title], [MF/MM/Menage], [word count], Editor: Lisa Cox"

 Full details and submission guidelines available at www.total-e-bound.com <http://www.total-e-bound.com>

 New authors welcome.


 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "SUBSPACE ANTHOLOGY"

 Subspace - Bondage/BDSM Anthology

 Guidelines:

 15K to 20K word count per short story/novella

 Masterful men dominating their submissive women in the best possible ways! Your Dom must enable his partner to reach the psychological state (Subspace) in a BDSM scene.

 Heat Rating: Burning/Melting (see our book rating info)

 The Submission deadline is 1st June 2011 for release in November 2011

 Submit the full story plus synopsis.

 When submitting, please enter "Subspace Submission, [title], Editor: Lisa Cox" in the email subject line.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

RAVENOUS ROMANCE™ LAUNCHES NEW YORK CITY READING SERIES


RAVENOUS ROMANCE™ LAUNCHES NEW YORK CITY READING SERIES

Publisher of erotic fiction to launch Ravenous Nights at Lower East Side venue

 [Boston, MA – February 1, 2011] Ravenous Romance™, a leading online publisher of erotic romance novels and short stories has announced a collaboration with New York City literary hot-spot Happy Endings Lounge to host a monthly erotic reading series on the first Friday of every month called Ravenous Nights.  Happy Endings, a funky 2-story club that was once a massage parlor, is located at 302 Broome Street. The first Ravenous Night is scheduled for Friday, February 4 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and it is free of charge. 

The lineup for February 4 includes:
·      Cecilia Tan, best-selling erotic author of the Magic University series
·      Caridad Pinero, New York Times best-selling erotic romance author
·      Mo Beasley, founder of Urban Erotika, a spoken word performance series
·      KT Grant, author of The Princess' Bride
·      Debra Hyde, acclaimed writer of BDSM erotic romance, and the author of the BDSM classic, BLIND SEDUCTION.
·      Jefferson, well-known sex blogger and author of  M/M short stories for RR anthologies.

The Friday, April 4 lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. 

In celebration of Ravenous Nights, Barnes & Noble has announced that they will offer free copies of the Ravenous Romance anthology Once Upon a Threesome to the first 100 people to download it.  In addition, Ravenous Romance will give each attendee a free Ravenous Romance drink coaster to each attendee and the Happy Endings Lounge will create a special “Ravenous” cocktail which will only appear on the menu during Ravenous Nights.

LISTING INFORMATION:
Ravenous Nights
Friday, February 4, 2011
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Free of charge
Location: Happy Endings Lounge
302 Broome Street (at Forsyth St)
(212) 334-9676


 [About Ravenous Romance™]

An imprint of Literary Partners Group, Inc., Ravenous Romance offers readers engaging and colorful stories with strong plots and character development, but peppered with steamy love scenes. Products are available in iPhone/iPod app, ebook and audiobook format in 12 different categories, including both modern and historical fiction, suspense, paranormal, gay/lesbian/bisexual, and new age, among others.  They also sell a limited number of titles in print on the Home Shopping Network.

For more information please contact Dalyn A. Miller at 617-504-6869 or via email at Dalyn@DalynMillerPR.com

Visit Ravenous Romance™ online at www.RavenousRomance.com