August 2021

Obituary Note: Caroline Todd

Obituary Note: Caroline Todd Aug 31 2021 Caroline Todd, who wrote several bestselling series with her son Charles under the pen name Charles Todd, died on August 28. Todd and her son published the first book in the Ian Rutledge series, A Test of Wills, in 1996. The book won the Barry Award from Deadly Pleasures mystery magazine and was nominated for the John Creasey Award in the U.K., the Edgar Award, and the Anthony Award. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association named A Test of Wills one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century, and it was a...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 31, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall for $5.99 A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik for $1.99 The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø for $1.99 City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty for $1.99 Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri for $4.99 This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey for $2.99 By the Book by Amanda Seller for $2.99 The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz for $3.99 The Ravens by Kass Morgan, Danielle Page for $2.99 Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher...

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Updating Your Book Marketing Plan for Holiday Sales

Reading Time: 6 minutesObviously your book marketing plan plays a huge role in your long term success, but a lot of authors forget to make seasonal updates to support sales goals for specific holidays. Yes, all retailers are vying for coveted “holiday shopper” attention, but with some strategic additions to your current book promotion efforts, you can easily grab your share of the holiday sales revenue. Let’s start with some numbers! We know that online shopping sales are big, but did you know that 69% of US consumers shop online at least once a year? And recent figures show that...

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