James Ellroy

Sonnet Media recently launched pubspring.us, the online home of the PubSpring author platform. pubspring.us features a digest of content from authors on the PubSpring network, information on working with Sonnet Media, and more.

Sonnet Media is a digital consultancy that has designed and developed websites for authors, publishers and others for nearly a decade. Past clients include HarperCollins Publishers, New Directions Publishing,  New Yorker staff writer David Grann, Pulitzer Prize winner Lorraine Adams, and the novelist James Ellroy.

Bud Parr, president of Sonnet Media, says “The PubSpring platform is a natural extension of our work with publishers and authors at Sonnet Media.  Over the years, we have identified the very specific needs of authors challenged with finding their audience, and with the move by publishers to connect with readers online.”

Little, Brown and Company's new imprint devoted to publishing suspense fiction now has a name: Mulholland Books, taken from Mulholland Drive, a winding stretch of road in the Hollywood Hills. "Its hairpin turns, sharp cliff faces and breathtaking views of Los Angeles have long made it synonymous with drama and suspense," stated Little, Brown, a division of Hachette Book Group, in a press release announcing the name of the new imprint. "The mysteries of Mulholland have inspired countless novels, films and works of art, from the classic mysteries of Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain to the voices of James Ellroy, Michael Connelly, Michael Mann and David Lynch."

Gather.com, a popular user-driven social networking community on the Web, is celebrating its first anniversary next month with a literary-themed cruise setting sail to Bermuda. The Web site, in conjunction with several major publishers, will present bestselling authors and literary guests who vacationers will have the opportunity to mingle with for the five-night event on Royal Caribbean’s new Jewel of the Seas cruise ship. Gather.com President and COO Carl Rosendorf, a former executive with Barnes & Nobel.com, chats with Book Business EXTRA! about the Book It to Bermuda cruise. Book Business EXTRA! -- What has Gather’s connection been with authors and publishers since the Web

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