National Book Awards dominated by writers of color

From Colorlines: The National Book Foundation announced yesterday (November 14, 2018) that five literary works by writers of color earned all of its 2018 National Book Awards. Here are the winning novels and collections, as noted on the foundation’s website: Fiction: “The Friend,” by Sigrid Nunez. The novel explores a woman’s grief after her best friend and mentor dies and leaves her his Great Dane. Nonfiction: “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke,” by Jeffrey C. Stewart. The Black studies scholar chronicles the life and relationships of the first African-American Rhodes Scholar and Harlem Renaissance leader. Poetry: “Indecency,” by Justin Phillip Reed. This collection features several poems of varying forms that explore incarceration, White supremacy, masculinity and other social and racial justice issues. Translated Literature: “The Emissary,” by Yoko Tawada and translated from original Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani. This novel takes place in Japan, after a major disaster prompts the country to isolate itself from the world. In this society, children like Mumei are born frail, while elderly people like his great-grandfather Yoshiro have the energy to care for the youth. “The Emissary” follows the pair’s day-to-day activities and fun in the face of dystopia. Young People’s Literature: “The […]

Our Press Release! Bookticker, Inc., Announces Launch of its Data-Driven, eBook Deal Site

Bookticker, the industry’s only data-driven eBook deal site, launched today, as announced by founder, Greg Aden. Bookticker accepts metadata feeds from all partner-publishers, identifying price reductions in bestselling titles, publisher-promoted titles, and also titles that may fall in price without any promotion. “We wanted to create a site that would promote publisher deals, but also expose deals that consumers may not otherwise find. We also wanted to generate deal visibility that was purely publisher-driven rather than the result of pressured discounting by the major retailers,” said Aden. Bookticker is a new venture from the team of the digital solutions provider, NetRead Software and Services–the first company to provide a commercial, ONIX-conversion service. NetRead delivers metadata in various formats along with eBook content and images to over 400 different global retailers. Utilizing NetRead’s knowledge base, Bookticker sprung from a deep understanding of industry eBook pricing complexity, the ability to consistently ingest and reconcile ONIX metadata, and a pro-publisher perspective. “In addition to offering consumers a one-stop shop for all eBook deals, Bookticker is in fact the one place consumers will see all eBook sales and explore eBooks not only by genre but by publishing houses,” explained Aden. “This is one of […]

Deals are nice, but it’s the content that counts

Through deals, we hope to bring eyeballs. With eyeballs, we hope to provide stimulating titles that appeal to your interests. We hope to showcase publishers who are publishing great books, and also feature them so you know which publishers are creating the books you enjoy.   In addition to identifying price reductions for you, we want to bring value to this process. We’ll take a personal approach. As a reader, ask us questions, and help us understand the content you enjoy.    We’re also pursuing guest bloggers, so there’s variation in this voice. We’ll publish reviews, award information, great sites, opinions on publishing news, and other special blog posts. We’ll attempt to diversify the content, so this blog remains fresh and compelling. FacebookTwitter

Bookticker connects Readers and Publishers

Bookticker strives to alert consumers of eBook price reductions in real-time. Through our ability to ingest data directly from the publishers, we’re able to bring readers great books at digestible prices. We take our partnerships with these publishers seriously, and extend that partnership to you, the Reader. Sign up for deals, daily deals, or alerts on your favorite genres, authors, and publishers. Bookticker exposes eBook deals around the clock! If you’re a publisher, contact Bookticker for your own Daily Deal page, and enhance your relationship with your readers. FacebookTwitter