Buzz Worthy News March 26 2012

26 March, 2012 Buzz Worthy News 9 comments

Book Releases

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

Released On: March 27 2012

Forgiven by Jana Oliver

Released On: March 27 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Released On: March 27 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Is But a Dream by Brian James

Released on: March 27 2012

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Released on: March 27 2012

Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz

Released on: March 27 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Released on: April 1 2012

 

 

Book World News

The Hunger Games set box office records!

 

 

Cover Reveals

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han

Revealed on: Seventeen.com

Expected release date:September 18 2012

The start of a brand-new young adult trilogy about three very different girls who overcome their differences and band together to seek revenge on those who have wronged them, uncovering a supernatural secret about what brought them together and why in the process. Each book will rotate back and forth between the perspectives of all three characters.

 

Scandalous Scandals

As a scathing indictment on the human race, a tumblr was made to name and shame racist tweeters complaining about the casting of The Hunger Games.

The BEA Bloggers Conference is getting set to take off, but not without significant resistance!  Due to some, err, controversial decisions, such as the Conference requesting participants to register and declare their traffic stats.  For those planning on revolting, a Book Blogger Unconference is being planned.

Then a curious thing happened in the week.

An agent tweeted Keira Cass, author of The Selection, and center of a Twitter controversy.

Now, there’s two funny things about this.  The first one being that one author has had two agents publicly tweet her with insulting comments to reviewers.

And that the reviewers saw it and did not give a shit.  It’s a strange world sometimes.

Kat Kennedy

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9 Responses to “Buzz Worthy News March 26 2012”

  1. Michelle Wolfson

    Wow. I had no idea there was a huge uproar from my tweet. Clearly there was no grand plan. Kiera Cass is not my client. I read THE SELECTION and loved it. I don’t even know about any controversy surrounding a tweet by her own agent, but clearly my knee jerk attempt to cheer her up set people off. In retrospect, perhaps it was poorly worded. I certainly respect everyone’s right to their own opinion.

    I also have a lot of respect for bloggers who spend a lot of time reviewing books often just for the love of reading, negative reviews included.

    I can’t help wanting to defend books I love, whether they were written by my clients or not. But perhaps in the future I can do it without personally attacking the reviewer.

    • Kat Kennedy

      This really wasn’t a huge uproar, Michelle. This was nothing – which makes it rather unique, since these sorts of comments would usually illicit more of a controversy.

      Unfortunately, your respect for bloggers doesn’t come out in that tweet. You set the tone for those industry professionals you work with, and that kind of casual attitude is what leads people and authors to come on our reviews and call us whores and bitches. I believe those people are just wanting to defend the books they love too.

      I appreciate that you didn’t mean any offense. I think, in this situation, that it’s good your tweet was mostly written-off so that we can all move on and get back to what we love doing.

  2. Cassi Haggard
    Twitter:

    I’m beginning to question Kiera Cass’s stability. Why does she keep goading people? For attention?

    At least Kiersten White seems to have some sense. Hey authors listen: STEP AWAY FROM THE REVIEWS.
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  3. cyna

    See, now I’m curious to know what Cass said to inspire that reply from white in the first place… is it still residual drama from the first twitter blowup?

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