This Week in Publishing/ Internet Marketing: Riffle, Kindle, more price wars, and some hosting recommendations

By Lori Culwell

So, what’s going on in publishing this week?   I should correct that to say “What’s going on in publishing that I actually care about this week?” It is 400 bazillion degrees in New York this week, and as such, everyone is cranky and everything is taking longer. For instance, even this blog post took longer, as this theme decided that it no longer wanted to recognize carriage returns, so I had to go all old-school and hand-write some hard returns so that it wouldn’t be… Continue Reading


Harlequin Picks Up “Sh*t Girls Say” Book, but can publishing keep up with internet memes?

By Lori Culwell

Harlequin has just announced that they are getting into non-fiction, and how they just signed a book contract with Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, who, in case you don’t know them, are the creators of this popular internet meme:     This meme went viral back in December and prompted a zillion knock-offs, including “Sh*t Hippie Girls Say, Sh*t Seattle People Say, Sh*t Asians Say,” and so on. Is this a great idea for a book?  Maybe.   The fact that the videos have gotten 26… Continue Reading