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By Jonathan Petramala, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011
A local company is changing the way readers get their coveted signatures on eBooks.
Local author and inventor T.J. Waters and his friend developed Autography, a place for the author's signature.
"Basically, what you do is pull up a copy of your book as the author, and it inserts a blank page behind the cover and you sign whatever you're going to personalize for somebody," Waters said.
Waters can sign from his iPad, and that message will show up on the eReader within a couple of minutes on a newly created page.
"What we've also been able to figure out is how to do this remotely," Waters said. "So an author could be sitting in his home or a facility like this and doing a book signing in Cleveland."
Pictures and even digital baseball cards can be personalized using Autography.
Some booklovers worry software like Autography could mean the end of bound books.
Experts in the publishing industry predict half of all books will be eBooks in just a couple of years.
"That's an incredible shift in the entire industry that everybody is still trying to get their arms around," Waters said. "How's that going to change bookstores, libraries? How's it going to change author tours, and how is that going to change how the consumers and the authors interact?"
The company is also expanding the technology to other digital mediums like comic books.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I'm blogging today about protestors and hero's funerals. Please stop by and leave a comment.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Swing by and leave a comment to be in the running!
Robert also deserves congrats for his new EPIC award!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
As part of Shifter's Saturdays, Marie Beau is visiting Mariposa's Musings today to talk about Wolf! and her other passions. Come by and chat!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Connecticut Fiction Fest (all genre writing conference) on Saturday, May 14, 2011 – Holiday Inn Conference Center, North Haven, Connecticut
Hotel Discount Code for night of Friday, May 13: CFF
This is a day chocked full of excellent writing workshops and guest speakers. Eloisa James is the keynote speaker. Registration is $99 and sells out quickly so sign-up at http://toniandrews.com/FictionFest.htm Sign up for agent/editor appointments at the same time. They go fast.
The Booksigning is open the public at 4:30 pm
PLUS I will be signing my vampire/supernatural romance The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am working with The Romance Studio to put on a promo event. I want to organize an online scavenger hunt for readers at TRS or anyone else who wants to join. I'm hoping to find 25 or more authors to participate. We would each have to put in $10 to participate in the event because I would like to giveaway a Color Nook or depending on how many people we get to participate an iPad.
The event would run the first week of April, starting April 1. TRS is willing to allow me to launch the event on the site and send out the details in their April 1st newsletter. I think this event can draw a large crowd and get a lot of people to our blogs/websites and allow readers to get to know us and our books.
Please let me know if you are interested by Friday, March 11 (email me - paranormalqueen (at) gmail (dot) com). Once I get the list of those who want to participate, I will send out and email with the details.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I have an interview up today at Deviant Divas - if you're interested in why I started to write. It's ugly..... not the interview!!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011
For Read an E-Book Week, I'm participating in the Smashwords celebration and making all my titles free. Yes, you read that right - free! They were very affordable before at 99 cents, but now they cost nothing. Nada. Gratis. Grab 'em now! Most were previously published by small online presses or web zines.
Hotline to Hell's a fun little paranormal story, another cautionary tale about selling your soul without exploring other options.
Reflections is another fun little paranormal, set during one of my favorite times of the year - Halloween. On the night when the veil between the two worlds thins, you never know what might cross over and cause a little mayhem and chaos. :)
Imprints is a more mainstream/literary short story. Much of it was derived from real life, based on the experiences of two reporters whose tales sometimes embodied the old phrase "truth is stranger than fiction."
If your tastes run more to speculative fiction, Trick of the Light is always available for free from Smashwords.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
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Saturday, March 5, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011
'Kiss A Falling Star' is Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't keep track of how many novels Barbara has her name on, but I will never forget the characters and plot to each.
If you have yet to experience one of Barbara's worlds, Kiss a Falling Star, is a perfect one to start with. And if you've read any short or novel of hers, you already know you're in for another wonderful ride.
How far can you fall? Caspar had once shone brighter than any star in the sky. He led an exciting life, had a good job and the love of his family. Now he barely survives in a village where he’s shunned by everyone, even his parents. Unemployed, unemployable, he consoles himself with stringless sex—lots of it.
How hard can you land? Ally escapes death by a whisker when she falls in front of a train. Not an accident, someone pushed her, and she doesn’t hang around to give them another shot. But she finds herself falling in a different way when she meets Caspar, and she plummets hard and fast. He’s dark, he’s brooding, he’s hotter than any man she’s ever met, and she wants him—bad.
How high can they soar? With Ally’s adversary closing in, plus Caspar’s tendency to screw things up, if they don’t open their arms and catch each other, they’ll burn up in an atmosphere determined to keep them apart.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper, Natalie. When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive - one a snarky teen boy, the other a British scholar - Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good.
I've posted my review here. Stop by and check it out!