Friday, February 28, 2014

Big Bang Press to Publish FanFiction. Scribd’s Titles, Ice Dogs, and LOL Cats

Some news around the publishing industry -

From Book Business Magazine - Publishing Startup Out to Prove FanFic Authors Can Have Mainstream Success
"I was getting very frustrated with the fact that there are all of these authors out there who I think are really talented but weren't being paid attention to," says Morgan Davies , editor-in-chief of Big Bang Press. "You have people who are experimenting with their craft and doing all sorts of interesting things in their stories. There are many writers who I think will be quite popular in a wider audience outside of fandom."

Scribd now offers readers over 300,000 book titles through their subscription service.


I also received a surprise this week! Terry Lynn Johnson sent me a copy of her latest, Ice Dogs. She’d sent me bookmarks and postcards the week prior, plus I already had her first book, Dogsled Dreams. The cover is even more gorgeous than what the picture shows. Thank you so much, Terry - I can’t wait to read it.


And some funny cats to kick off your weekend!





27 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

Yup, the cover looks great.

The cat with the newspaper looks as if he's asking 'What? you don't think I can read?' :D

Have a great weekend, Diane.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome you got Terry's book. I really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great weekend.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Ice Dogs is already on my TBR list.
Loving today's lol cats too, especially the first one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Terry's book cover is so awesome.
I think if cats could read, they really would take over the world.

Robin said...

Great cover!

Those cat pics are hilarious.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Natalie, I look forward to reading it.

Alex, if my cats could read, it would scare me.

Bish Denham said...

I'm really looking for to reading Ice Dogs. The first cat picture is hysterical!

Steven said...

Nice pictures -- I needed a laugh today.

Nicki Elson said...

Very nice surprise. My publisher, Omnific, started for much the same reason as Big Bang...and I'm so glad they did.

Awww, that bottom kitteh looks just like dear departed Sugars. Thanks for the smiles. Have a great weekend.

Southpaw said...

Beautiful cover.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great covers on the book. Love the funny cats.

J E Oneil said...

Yay, kitties!

cleemckenzie said...

Please send me the repair cat. I pay well and I grow a field of catnip.

LD Masterson said...

I love that cover.

I would have captions the cat with the paper: You can have it when I'm done.

Jo said...

Lovely cat pix, I couldn't find the bird, I wonder why?

Great cover.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It's driving me crazy that I can't find the bird. Will you tell us, please? Or give a hint, at least? Smiles.

Be well, Diane,
xoRobyn

Kimberly said...

Such an awesome cover and so cool that you got a surprise copy. :)

Cute cat pictures! I've been seeing a lot of cat videos lately on FB and they just crack me up so much. :)

Rhonda Albom said...

That first cat photo really had me laughing. Thanks.

Milo James Fowler said...

Fan fiction, huh? Maybe I'll get into writing some lost Firefly episodes -- after all of my original ideas dry up.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Nicki, that's interesting.

Lee, can I send my cat?

LD, good one.

Robyn, talk to the paw.

Milo, is that ever going to happen?

Mason Canyon said...

Love the cat photos. I'm looking forward to read reading Terry Lynn's Ice Dogs too. Love the cover of it. Hugs to Spunky.

Medeia Sharif said...

Cats get into everything. :)

I loved Terry's book.

Donna McDine said...

Love Terry's book cover and promo pieces. The cat photos are hysterical. Thanks for sharing!

DMS said...

I've been seeing Ice Dogs around! Looks great! Plus- look at all those goodies. Yeah for you! Enjoy. :)

My favorite one is the one with the birds. :)
~Jess

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane - Ice Dogs looks to be an informative read .. and as for cats - they do best resting up!

It's great that people are paying attention to the many authors out there, who aren't yet recognised gives everyone hope.

Cheers Hilary

Tara Tyler R said...

i think there are tons of great authors who aren't recognized, but i think the bigger problem is there aren't as many readers... the thing that would bring reading back would be an apocalypse, no more electricity for all the other entertainment options... hahahaha (jk)

you and your silly cats =D

Julie Luek said...

Oooo fun stuff going on and love your swag. I love all these cat pictures-- make me laugh.