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    News and Events

    Welcome to the June edition of the newsletter.

    If it's not one thing it's another. June is officially Camp NaNo--just to practice for the real thing, or maybe if you've got a nice summer vacation, the goal is to write a novel in the month. So far, I've gotten zero pages done.

    The big news in the world of eBooks continues to be the DOJ anti-trust suit against Apple and the big publishers. I don't have a dog in this hunt. I am, though, all in favor of competition in eBook distribution. Right now, Amazon is the market leader. I love Amazon--I use it for many of my book purchases, our family owns two Kindles, and Amazon is the place to go if you want to buy the paperback version of our books. That said, I'm not anxious to see Amazon become more dominant than they already are. The big news in the world of books is 50 Shades of Grey. Recently, 50 Shades has been selling something like a third of total book sales. I truly don't know what that means--other than that people really should be buying my books instead.

    June is officially beach reading time. At, we offer genre fiction that's designed to offer a fun read--while allowing some food for thought at the same time. I hope you'll check out our collection.

    Rob Preece, Publisher

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    • You can buy logo merchandise from our Cafe Press Store (no markup). (Authors, please let me know if you're interested in your own Cafe Press Store. It's free and I'll be happy to help with artwork and to link to it.)
    • If you haven't already done so, check out our videos page. Trailers, video versions, author rants, and just-for-fun entertainment.
    • Available in bookstores? Thanks to an agreement between printers, many of our books (the paperback versions) are now orderable through your local bookstore. Of course, they're also available through Amazon. Authors, you may be able to work with your local bookstore for signings. e-mail me if you have questions.

    This Month's Release

    I'm in the finishing stages for two books, HIDE AND SIDHE by Janine Bruce (a fantasy/sf sequel to last year's SNAKESTONE AND SWORD), and WHO'S KILLING THE TROPHY WIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS by new author John Kane (a mystery). Check back often to see current status. Both will be on sale for a buck for their first month of availability.

    Last Month's Release

    Deviations by Mike Markel cover Mike Markel's DEVIATIONS: A DETECTIVES SEAGATE AND MINER MYSTERY is now available in both paperback and eBook from Learn more here.

    What our authors are up to

    • Mike Markel has put together a video trailer for DEVIATIONS. Check it out here. (
    • Double-RITA finalist Kara Lennox (Karen Leabo) will be signing (all proceeds to charity) at the Romance Writers of America (open to the public) mass signing on July 25, 2012, from 5-8 PM. It's at the Anaheim Convention Center in southern California.
    • S.K. (Ken) O'Toole's art is on display in the Ann Metzger Memorial Exhibit at the St. Louis Artist's Guild from June 17-August 11.
    • (Note: Authors--please send updates on your activities and I'll include them in next month's newsletter)

    New Reviews

    Mystery and Thriller Reviews

    Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews


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