Sunday, 24 March 2013

Showcase Sunday #11

Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine several weekly wrap-up memes into one post. Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga's Reviews, and Sunday Post is hosted at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Letterbox Love is a special British book-haul meme hosted by Lindsey at Narratively Speaking.

Last week:

Well, I seem to have caught the lurgy (like cooties, but worse and more British) at the book fair I went to last weekend, so I'm feeling a little sorry for myself now! Unfortunately it's still all busy busy here, so not much chance to snuggle under a blanket with soup and a book yet, but maybe later... ;-)

My posts last week:

Book Review - What Makes You Die, by Tom Piccirilli

How To Promote Your Book

Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy... (but are still sitting on my shelf unread)

The Battle of Science and Magic Part 2: Nostalgia and the New (over at Fantasy Faction)

New Goodies:

(Thank you to Titan Books for sending this review copy)

(Only 99p on Amazon right now!)

Other Stuff:

It seems that a rather unhappy author has written a post about his blog tour, expressing disappointment (to put it mildly) and disparaging some of the blogs involved. Thankfully, a lot of good has come out of this, as many bloggers have responded with their own posts offering advice about blog tours and how to approach bloggers, and showing how marketing a book can look from the other side. These posts are excellent and definitely worth a read. Here are a few of the best ones I've seen:

Curiosity Killed the Bookworm

Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Nyx Book Reviews

Strange Chemistry (the publisher's and their authors' perspectives)

My Own Thoughts About Promoting Books

and something else to offer another different perspective...

Tor Books Blog (a look into the life of a publicist at a major book company)


Hope you all had a great week! What have you been up to? Any new books? :-)


  1. A Most Improper Magic sounds fun, off to read some of the post you recommended. Thanks and have a lovely week The Sunday Post

    1. I thought it looked fun too, and heard good things about it! :-)

  2. Wow, Book of Sith looks awesome! :D Enjoy your new reads and thanks for stopping by! :)

    1. Hehe it does, doesn't it? It's a really well made book actually, very pretty, and even the papers inside are shaped. Lots of effort gone into it.

  3. Ooh, A Most Improper Magick sounds really good! I might go and buy it right now! I hope you enjoy your new books :)

    1. Ooh, hope you enjoy it if you do get it! :-)

  4. Sorry for the lateness in returning your comment. Oh yes the infamous Huffington Post article certainly has generated much discussion throughout the blogosphere. Felicia and I collaborated on a post for it again this past Tuesday, and I can see both sides of the coin. Thanks for the other articles on this topic. I am going to head over and check them out. Hope you are having a wonderful week!