Sunday, September 14, 2008
On September 21st ERECblog is taking part in Joy Nash's 50 days, 50 blogs give-away. So on that day we will have a contest to give away a copy of Immortals: The Crossing--sixth book in Dorchester’s USA Today Bestselling series Immortals. I am open to suggestions, perhaps a caption contest? Does anyone have a good picture to use?
In other new penguin has decided to take the LibraryThing/Shelfari idea and cross it with the match.com dating site. "Could a shared passion for Joyce, Dostoevsky or the Brontës be the foundation for a lifetime of love? ... That's what the people at Penguin UK are banking on. In conjunction with internet dating colossus match.com, the publishing company has just launched a new dating website aimed at book-lovers." [Irish Times] [PenguinDating.co.uk] Although when I checked several pictures and links on the page were broken....
And, file under 'one more reason to choose a pen name carefully' or perhaps 'gee, thanks': "Susan Johnson is an Australian novelist, based in London and often mistaken for an American author of erotic romance books who shares the same name. Here the comparisons end because our Susan Ruth Johnson writes quality stories about social and personal subjects." The comparisons start to end at "quality"? And sex and love, as we all know are neither social nor personal. I suspect I would opt for this Susan Johnson who gets a link and cover spot from us for the gratuitous media diss.