Monthly Archives: July 2013

iUniverse Publishing Company on Facebook

Facebook LogoiUniverse Publishing Company is a huge advocate of using Facebook to get your book noticed and to sell more copies. So what are you doing to make your Facebook page savvier?

Here are some expert tips from iUniverse Publishing Company to help get the most from Facebook.

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The Legend of Anne Southern, J. Rivers and Brenda Hodge

iUniverse Jim HodgeiUniverse recently talked with J. Rivers Hodge, award winning author of The Legend of Anne Southern with his wife and writing partner, Brenda.

They were the winners of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Regional Fiction and have recently been selected as a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award presented by the Florida Writers Association.

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iUniverse unveils the 5 secrets of author success

iUniverse authors have recently been achieving great success, whether it’s winning book awards, being signed by a traditional publisher, hitting the bestseller lists or turning their books into movies. Here are just a few:

iUniverse My Mother’s Secret by J. L. Witterick

J. L. Witterick hit the Canada Fiction bestsellers list for four weeks running.

The book has been this phenomenal success due to a number of key factors- it’s a great story, it’s well written, it’s had great reviews and the author has taken to book marketing like a duck to water.

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iUniverse Review: “Thus have I heard”

iUniverse review today takes you on a tour of the British Library, 1 of the 2 biggest libraries in the world, alongside The US Library of Congress.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra

The title above refers to the most common first words of Buddhist texts and the context here is that amongst the treasures housed in the British Library is the Diamond Sutra, which is the earliest example of block printing that bears an actual date. The colophon, at the inner end, reads: made for universal distribution by Wang Jie on behalf of his parents on the 15th of the 4th moon of the 9th year of Xiantong, 11th May 868, approximately 587 years before the Gutenberg Bible was first printed.

The extant copy is a scroll, approximately 16 feet long. It was discovered in 1907 by the archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein and then purchased from the walled-up “Caves of the 1000 Buddhas”, which can be found at Dunhuang, northwest China.

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iUniverse Authors Get B.R.A.G.GING Rights

BRAG Awards LogoExcuse the pun, but the Better Readers Appreciation Group (B.R.A.G) has just awarded its latest round of Medallion Honorees and iUniverse Publishing is pleased that the following books and authors have received this prestigious award.

iUniverse Betrayal by Michele Kallio

iUniverse BetrayalAwarded in the historical fiction genre, this Canadian debut author has received excellent reviews, best summed up by Melysah Bunting for TheLitCritic:

“The book is a real page turner and has all of my favorite ingredients: history, intrigue, secrets, love, passion, betrayal and mystery. Although the chapters were told by different characters, I didn’t find it at all confusing and Kallio made me indentify with each of the characters. I didn’t like her portrayal of Jane Boleyn, George Boleyn’s wife, but that’s just me. All of the characters were believable and I enjoyed the contrast between the two historical periods and the lives of the two women. The story was drawn together beautifully at the end, with all the different threads and the reasoning behind Lydia’s dreams. I hope that Kallio will produce more novels as this was an excellent debut.”

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