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Using Calibre To Track Print Book Purchases - Part I

BY Dear Jane, JULY 15, 2010 | PERMALINK

Welcome to Dear Jane, a weekly column based upon reader mailbag questions on anything relating to e-books. No question is too simple or too mundane. We are all learning together. Send your questions Jane@DearAuthor.com with "Dear Jane" in the subject matter.

Dear Jane:

You mentioned something a few weeks ago about using Calibre to track my wants and to-be-reads and purchases for my print books. Is that possible?

~Lauren

Dear Lauren: Yes! I created a short screencast to walk you through adding books to create a library of your print books. The process is fairly simple. You can watch the full screencast (link to a full screen version) or read on below. Download Calibre here (compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux).


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Win A Fairy Tale Romance (Novel) From Eloisa James

BY Whitney Sullivan, JULY 14, 2010 | PERMALINK

The latest Eloisa James historical novel, A Kiss At Midnight will be released on July 27th - but you can win your copy before it hits the shelves - check out the GIVEAWAY at the end of the post.

I was thrilled when an advanced reader copy of Eloisa James' newest novel, A Kiss At Midnight, came into the office. (Readers may remember that I got RT's Elissa Petruzzi hooked on James' novels which she, in turn, recommended to you here.)


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Video Interview: Meg Gardiner

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Meg Gardiner about the author's newest thriller, Liar's Lullaby. They chat about how rock stars, politicians and conspiracy theorists all contribute to making this new case the most difficult psychological autopsy Jo Beckett has ever had to perform!

Meg Gardiner Discusses Liar's Lullaby >>

Meg Gardiner On Jo Beckett, The Heroine Of Liar's Lullaby >>

Meg Gardiner Chats About The New Project That Will Bring Her Heroines Together >>


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
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Two Tess Gerritsen Heroines Take Television By Storm

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

Last night's premiere of TNT's new cable series Rizzoli & Isles, based on Tess Gerritsen's bestselling series about Boston PD Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, drew more than 7 million viewers, according to Hollywood trade reports. 

Photo courtesy of TNT Network

Were you one of the millions watching? If so, what did you think of Angie Harmon as Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as Isles? Did the show match your expectations based on the books? And if you've read Gerritsen's latest, Ice Cold, let us know what you think!


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Young Adult At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Spencer Freeman learns an important lesson at the Thrillerfest panel on the  appeal of YA novels  …

Thanks to bestselling series such as Harry Potter and Twilight, the market for young adult books goes beyond juvenile readers. During this year’s ThrillerFest, the annual convention for thriller authors and fans, there was a panel discussing the ever-popular question, “Are YA Novels for Grownups Too?”

The panel consisted of authors A.J. Hartley, F. Paul Wilson , Jennifer Alison, Ridley Pearson, R.L. Stine and YA publisher Andrew Harwell. F. Paul Wilson, panel moderator and bestselling author in his own right, led the discussion about the diverse readership of Young Adult novels. Other topics they touched on included dark themes in YA books, cross-over characters in series and the fact that many of their readers know their books better than the authors themselves.


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Getting Paranormal At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Lizzie Poteet reports from a Thrillerfest panel about authors' thoughts on mixing paranormal elements into thrillers ...

Ghosts, witches and ghouls, oh my! At this year’s ThrillerFest six of the most noted names in paranormal thrillers met to discuss the popular paranormal subgenre and answer the question: “Why be normal when you can be paranormal?”


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 7/13/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.


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Video Interview: Shane Gericke

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Shane Gericke about his thriller series, his new release and the fifth annual ThrillerFest convention here in NYC. In the first video, the pair chat about who attends ThrillerFest and the ways the convention caters to both authors and readers.

Shane Gericke On ThrillerFest >>

Shane Gericke Gives A Behind The Scenes Look At His New Release Torn Apart >>

Shane Gericke Talks About Writing Serial Killers >>

Shane Gericke Discusses The Serial Killers Of His Series >>


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A New YA Vampire Series Heads To The Silver Screen

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK

Fans of the YA series Vampire Academy will be pleased to learn that the series is coming to the big screen. RT's Whitney Sullivan caught up with author Richelle Mead to get all the details about the project and what you can expect to see in a theater near you!


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Destination: Hawaii

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK

Novels allow readers to travel around the world even if they can't drop everything and head to somewhere like Russia, Singapore or Indonesia. When writing about a foreign country, authors use the locale's culture, language and particular destinations to bring their stories to life. Now the RT Web Team is going in-depth to find out how authors are inspired by these countries and what details they use to transport readers around the world.

Today, join us for a look at Hawaii when RT interviews inspirational author Robin Jones Gunn of this month's Under The Maui Moon ...

RT: Why did you choose Hawaii as your setting for Under The Maui Moon?


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