Every day, someone tweets or emails or otherwise messages me to let me know that they’ve read my novel GUESTLIST. It’s an amazing feeling, to know that something I’ve written has affected another human being in so strongly a way that they must reach out to me to let me know their opinion.
I’ve heard it all – people love Juliet and Swann, others hate Ava with the intensity of a thousand white suns. For some, it presents a New York City that is authentic and wholly familiar; for others, it’s like visiting the city for the first time and experiencing a world they’ve never before encountered. I’ve had people tell me my characters have motivated them, and I’ve had people question whether certain characters are based on them. I’ve had people dream about my characters. Hell, I’ve even had someone tell me they think Ava is the good guy of the whole damn thing!
The point I’m trying to make is, everyone who’s read GUESTLIST has a strong opinion of the novel. That’s a good thing. I want people to talk about it, to love it or hate it.
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Tagged Amazon, Ava Rice, Barnes and Noble, Book, Byron Lord, eBook, GoodReads, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, Juliet Feliz, Kindle, Library Thing, Marcel Swann, Napoleon Fey, New York City, novel, Shelfari
According to GalleyCat, HarperCollins is offering ebooks from bestselling novelist Paulo Coelho for a mere 99-cents in the United States and Canada. The prices are now in effect at Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. The only book not included in this sale is The Alchemist.
Coelho said on his blog that he wanted to make his digital books cost as much as a song in iTunes. Further, he went on to say that purchasing all his discounted books would cost $10.89 as opposed to $74.19 at regular prices.
He says, “For years I have been advocating that free content is not a threat to the book business. In lowering the price of a book and equaling it to the price of a song in iTunes, the reader will be encouraged to pay for it, instead of downloading it for free.”
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Tagged 99 cent, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, eBooks, GalleyCat, HarperCollins, iTunes, Paulo Coelho
Can I be for real with y’all? I don’t know anyone who uses a Kobo eReader. But hey, that doesn’t mean I don’t want my Kobo homies to miss the party! And so, my debut novel GUESTLIST is also finally available for Kobo. Just like its Kindle and Nook counterparts, it’s only $2.99.
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Tagged Barnes and Noble, eBooks, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader
Alright, Dear Readers, we’re getting there.
My debut novel GUESTLIST is finally available for Nook and, like its Kindle counterpart, it’s only $2.99. So for those of you with Nooks, now you don’t have any excuse either.
Last night, Candace Bushnell made an appearance at Barnes and Noble in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. The author is currently on a book signing tour to promote her latest novel, Summer and The City, the sequel to her teen-centric The Carrie Diaries, which released on April 26.
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Tagged Barnes and Noble, Candace Bushnell, Memphis, Miami, New York City, NYC, Summer and The City, The Carrie Diaries
It was announced last month that Borders, the second largest bookstore chain in the country, filed for bankruptcy. HuffPo says that the struggling retailer’s “inability to garner significant online business and its near absence from the growing digital books market have made it difficult for Borders to compete with larger rival Barnes & Noble Inc and online retailer Amazon.com Inc.” As a result, over 200 Borders stores are closing.
Luckily for me, I live in New York City, the greatest city on earth. We’ve an impressive wealth of independent bookstores across the five boroughs—including my favorites Greenlight Books, Book Court and The Strand—so something like this doesn’t necessarily affect us.
Some of you may be fans of Borders, however, and perhaps your favorite location is closing. No worries. Below is a list of independent bookstores in close proximity to the NYC Borders locations that are being shuttered.