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    Welcome to the May edition of the newsletter.

    In a fit of extreme writing, I completed Script Frenzy's 100 pages. Unfortunately the script is not finished and it's time for me to get back to my writing. If any of you are in the Long Beach, CA area, I'll be attending write-ins at Rick and Brian's at Redondo and 7th most Tuesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in an effort to keep up with my writing. This, by the way, is a good idea. Like working out, it's useful to go someplace and be surrounded by others who share your goals and who can encourage you, brainstorm you through your problems, and generally let you know that you're not the only person struck by the insanity of being a writer.

    In the world of eBooks, Microsoft has made a huge investment in a partnership with Barnes and Noble... I anticipate this will make B&N a stronger competitor in the market. Also in the world of Nook, did you see the new eInk Nook with lighting? I like to read in bed after Karen has fallen asleep and having lighting helps. I've been reading that Kindle Fire sales are off in the first quarter after a huge Christmas quarter. I'm very happy with the Fire I bought Karen, so I'm not sure about the reasoning behind this.

    With May, we're entering the summer reading season. is proud to offer what I think are some of the best genre fiction out there... at some of the best prices in the market.

    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.)
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    • 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

    Deviations by Mike Markel cover Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having casual sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down. It seems there were problems with her departure. A high profile murder gives Karen a chance to work as a detective again... but the new chief is one for the rules and Karen has too many deviations from official protocol. These deviations may get her fired. They may also get her killed. But she's determined they'll also help her find the killer. Between now and June 8, 2012, DEVIATIONS is marked down from its normal affordable price of $3.99 to sell for only $1.00. Check it out here.

    What our authors are up to

    • S. K. (Ken) O'Toole announces the opening of an art gallery featuring his art at Gallery at Casa.
    • Kara Lennox (Karen Leabo) is a double-finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best published novel. Her two finalist books are TAKEN TO THE EDGE and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. The winner will be announced at the National Romance Writers of America meeting in Anaheim, CA this July. There'll also be a huge book signing... with hundreds of authors open to the public. If you're in the SoCal area, on July 25, 2012, from 5-8 PM, plan to attend the Anaheim Convention Center... and stop by to congratulate Kara.
    • Author Kenneth E. Ingle is doing a signing in the Farmer's Branch (TX) library on May 19. 3-5PM.
    • (Note: Authors--please send updates on your activities and I'll include them in next month's newsletter)

    New Reviews

    No new reviews in April... but we're back to adding them in May.


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    The Blog

    I confess that I've been remiss on the Blog. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about the sometimes-exciting life of a micro-publisher. Otherwise, I'm gradually migrating to Facebook.

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