Saturday, July 20, 2019

Amazon Literary Prize Finalists To Be Considered for Prime Video - Publishing Perspectives

Panzer was washing the windows of the Panzermobile, when he found a wadded up post stuck in the door frame. Flattening it out our fastidious kitty boy discovered it was a post about Amazon's Prime Video and the UK Kindle Storyteller Prize from the Publishing Perspectives site.

It's very confusing.
According to Porter Anderson, Amazon has added a bonus for the finalists in the UK Kindle Storyteller competition for self-published in English authors and Amazon's other five global (other languages than English) literary prize group competitions. In addition to the Kindle Storyteller winner (and the other winners in the global group) all finalists will also be considered for an audiovisual production contract with Amazon Studios and an additional advance payment. The post brings out some of the confusing points in the competition's rules and terms. Since parts of the terms are stringent and limiting, the post stresses it's important to read everything before making a decision.

Panzer says, "Here's your chance for an audiovisual deal."

Note: This is a h-u-g-e post. Bring a thermos of tea and four muffins for today's reading selection. If you plan to follow the links in the post, bring a thermos of tea and a dozen muffins.

To read the post tootle over to Amazon

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A New Panzerism

Mom is still sick ... so ... She hasn't been able to look for any news for today ... so ... Pretend it's Monday and here's a Panzerism.
No saddle needed. *

Panzer on equestrian skills:

I am not scratching the furniture ...

I am learning how to ride the couch without a saddle.



*From Cat Wisdom for humans

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sick Days

Panzer here.

Mom and What's His Name have been sick for a few days. Mom is feeling better and will be back posting tomorrow (Wednesday).

Friday, July 12, 2019

B&N Sale Moves Closer to Completion - Publishers Weekly

The sale will work out fine.
Today as Panzer was traveling around the Catosphere he heard clapping and cheering coming from outside the Panzermobile. Following all the jocularity took our happy kitty pilot to the Publishers Weekly site. With a little digging in the posts, he found one about the Barnes and Noble company sale.

According to Calvin Reid, the sale of Barnes and Noble to Elliott Capital Advisors is on track to close by August. Elliott is offering $6.50 per share all cash. According to papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, another company had also offered to buy Barnes and Noble, but financing issues prevented the acceptance of the offer. The papers also document founder Leonard Riggio's offer to purchase the company, which he withdrew.

Panzer says, "Let's hope Elliott can turn Barnes and Noble around to profitability."

Note: This is a long-medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and one one and a half muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Barnes and Noble sale

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Scribd Develops Snapshots - Publishers Weekly

Panzer was taking a leisurely trip in the Catosphere when he decided to stop in at the Publishers Weekly site. With a little digging in the posts our inquisitive kitty boy found one about Scribd.

According to Jim Milliot, reader subscription service Scribd has added a new reader service. Scribd's new Snapshots feature is used to describe the content of a nonfiction title to a subscriber. The subscriber can use the information to decide whether the title is of interest to them.
Snapshots? Book Review? You Choose.

Panzer says, "Sounds like a book review to this little kitty."

Note: This is a short post. Bring a cup of tea for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Scribd Snapshots


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

We're in Smashwords Summer Sale!

Panzer and Mom are participating in Smashwords Summer sale. The sale runs through July 31.

Here's the books we've put in the sale:



Cat Wisdom for humans is half price (99 cents) with Coupon Code SSW50 (Be sure to use the code!)

Cat Wisdom for humans Smashwords Sale

This is a collection of Panzer's Monday Panzerisms.













Laugh Don't Cry, Life's A Joke is free with Coupon Code SS100 (Be sure to use the code!)

Laugh Don't Cry, Life Is A Joke Smashwords Sale

This is a collection of stories about Mom's adventures as a writer (with a little bit about how Mom and I got together).











The Case of the Cat and the New PI is always Free so no code needed

 The Case of the Cat and the New PI Smashwords Sale

 This is the first mystery story from Cat's And Crime.










Under New Management is always Free so no code needed

Under New Management Smashwords Sale

This is a romance short story.

Monday, July 8, 2019

A New Panzerism

Panzer on fairy tales:

What's His Name told me if I kissed a frog it would turn into a beautiful feline princess.

Bletch ...

Worst kiss I've ever had.
Wonder if he'll like the fairy tale in his shoe.

And ...

It must have been a boy frog...

because no feline princess came out of that one.

Friday, July 5, 2019

If I Should Die Before I Wake - SleuthSayers

All cats and writers need to read this.
Today, Panzer decided to make a quick stop at the SleuthSayers site. There with a little digging in the posts, our inquisitive kitty found a post about the important preparations writers need to make before they die.

Michael Bracken's post brings up special things writers need to do. These are things to help their family members take care of the writing business and their royalty payments, the rights to their work, their obituary, and other business duties. This is a serious post.

Panzer says, "This little kitty never thought of writing his own obituary."

Note: This is a long-medium length post. Bring a cup of tea, two muffins and some paper and pen for taking notes for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to Sleuthsayers

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day!


Happy Fourth of July!





From Panzer, Mom and What's His Name

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

New Chapter? UK print book sales fall while audiobooks surge 43% - The Guardian

Panzer hasn't been to The Guardian site for a while, so our traveling kitty decided to stop in there today. With a little digging in the posts he found one about the U.K.'s 2018 book sales.
Looks like audio is the way to go now.

According to the post by Mark Sweney, U.K. physical book sales declined in 2018 by 5.4 percent. This was the first decline since 2014. A chart is included in the post showing physical book sales 2014 through 2018. Although book sales declined, audiobook sales increased 43 percent. The ebook market also declined 2 percent.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... Maybe this little kitty should do some audio books."

Note: This is a medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post tootle over to UK book sales and audiobooks

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