Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ebooks and Catalogs

Okay, first off: news that is relevant to EVERYONE:

Ebooks have been on the rise for several years now. Kindle brought them to to forefront and now they're all but mainstream. Old school people like me will always buy the book because I like the heft, turning the pages and being able to tell at a glance how much I have left before I'm finished. Plus, I have the gift of destroying any electronic device that gets too close.

I'll stick to books.

But for those of you who are all over the new e-readers, HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Cedar Fort has signed an exclusive contract with Barnes & Noble's new NOOK.

Now, if I were going to buy an e-reader, I would definitely choose the Nook, because the marketing and perks beat Kindle hands down in my mind. All the pre-orders have sold out on the product and the demand is huge.

That is where your book will be sold exclusively. Why exclusively? Because that gives you, the author, a much bigger royalty. And when I say much bigger, I mean MUCH bigger.

So look for your book when Nook starts hitting the street!

Second, I promised to update you all as to which books made it into Books & Things. Here they are (in order by page):

I Know My Saviour Lives (cover)
101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes
They Walked With God
OTME series
Nephi in the Promised Land
65 Signs of the Times
Agent Bishop
Temple Worship Simplified
Where the Sun Rises
The Dragon War Relic
Mario's Conviction
In Love Again and Always
Soul Searching
Completely Breakfast
Spice Up Your Life
Adventures with the Word of God
FHE Adventures
Monday Nights in Jerusalem
The Old Testament Puzzle Book
Centsible Meals
Fearless Dating
Prophets Game
Simply Singing Time
Primarily for Cub Scouts
Ready Resource for Relief Society
Tiny Talks

That is a serious list and they're all big ads, so congrats and have a great week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Books in Catalog

I know many of you wonder what catalogs your books have been accepted into. The 3 main catalogs CFI submits to in the LDS market are Deseret Book, Seagull and Books & Things (Independent store catalog). In upcoming issues the following books have been confirmed to be featured:

Deseret Book Spring Conference Catalog features are:

He Knows You
Where the Sun Rises
Devinely Designed
Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness

Titles featured in the January Seagull Catalog are:

Agent Bishop
65 Signs of the Times
Old Testament Made Easier
I Know My Savior Lives
Ready Resource for Relief Society
Tiny Talks

I don't have the nxt Books & Things titles yet, but I will le tyou know when I do!

Have a great 2010 :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hashbrown Winters Create-A-Character Contest Winner Revealed

Congratualtions to Kaitlyn Larkin of Sunrise Elementary, winner of the Hashbrown Winters Create-A-Character Contest!!! Her character, Nathaniel "Nugget" Nottingham will appear in the third Hashbrown adventure due out this fall!

Thanks to everyone who attended and made the event a success!