Monday, June 6, 2011

Xynobooks' Author Blogs (writing, publishing)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle




BLOG DESCRIPTION: Xynobooks is publishing for the people! If you have a story inside you, if you have a unique voice with something to say, we want to help you share that story with the world. Follow our writers and editors as they help each other craft stories for you to enjoy.

MY REVIEW: This is an interesting blog, in that it's very eclectic. This is because the blog entries are written by different authors - book authors - each with their own area of expertise, and their blog entries are shared on this central site.

It's pretty interesting - but if you are a writer looking for help with publishing, you really need to visit the website itself.
Here's the info from their website:
Xynobooks is a full service, royalty paying publishing company focused on emerging distribution opportunities, with an emphasis on e-books.

Our goal is to publish the highest quality books from the most outstanding authors we discover in the formats readers demand.

We are dedicated to giving voice to works that previously were orphaned by the traditional publishers.

We provide authors with the most up-to-date information on trends in the entertainment, electronics and publishing businesses.

We then edit, manufacture and market your book in the most appropriate formats, so that you can sit back, relax, and know that readers are discovering and paying for your work.

Sample post
If I were an Anthony Weiner nobody would be in love with me
If you’ve been any where near a TV, you’ve undoubtedly seen New York’s once favorite son–Representative Anthony Weiner (D)–make a complete ass of himself over his package of weiner. Now, you have to be an idiot to believe his version of events. It’s clear to anyone who’s ever used Twitter or Facebook, or heck any computer period, that Weiner’s a horn dog who was using his social network to score with the ladies, and in this case, a lady quite his junior. Instead of pressing this button, he pressed that button, and voila, he revealed himself to the world.

Now, I’m not belittling him for using the Internet for what comes naturally–and adultery in its many forms seems very natural to powerful men. Several of the characters in my book, Bugchaser use today’s technology in not so savory ways, too. I am, however, questioning his smarts just as the judgment of my characters is ultimately tested and shown to be lacking.

My advice to Representative Weiner would be to forgo the Internet as a place to hook up. You never really know who or what you’re dealing with. I’m not alone in this advice, either. Most law enforcement experts caution against these activities. The Craigslist Killer if anyone needed characters from real life and not my book!

Secondly, when you’re caught with your cookies out of the jar, admit what you did. The truth might hurt, but lying seems extremely painful–watch Weiner squirm!

--"Is This the End of Osama?"
--What have gas prices got to do with it?
--Believe it or not, Part IV
--Signalling Rescuers in an Outdoor Emergency

Reviews published every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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