The Guilty Party

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Discover Your Next Favorite Author

Despite the little Beta tag that seems to linger on the logo, the announcement has gone out today that Authonomy, the place Harper Collins Publishers UK has set up as a place for writers to showcase their work, is now open to everyone.

So I would like to extend an invitation to all of my blog friends to check it out. There are some fine writers to be found there and the way Authonomy is set up you can vote for your favorites by placing them on your "Bookshelf". The books with the most votes each month will be checked out by the Harper Collins editorial board. For those of you familiar with the workings of the publishing world, you know this can be a great opportunity for a writer who otherwise might find it almost impossible to get any sort of attention from a major publishing house. Word has it that other publishing houses are also trolling about the site, looking for new talent that might fit their needs.

I have been participating in the beta version of Authonomy for the past several months and I can tell you that there are more than a few terrific reads to be found there. Everything from YA novels to full bore thrillers to innovative fantasy to romance. Of course, I have a few things clogging up the place, including Boomerang, The Baer Boys, A PM for Pittiana and even The Cookenflagens and the Chest of Destiny.

So if you'd like to see what it's all about, come check out

If you would feel safer doing so, just Google Authonomy and that will do the trick too.

Best to all,

Go Ye Forth and Do Likewise.

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I am a writer with a longtime interest in photography. I'm a dad, husband, photographer, and not very good guitarist. My first novel, Boomerang, is available in both paperback and ebook form at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and As a matter of fact, my second novel, The Baer Boys, can be found at exactly the same places.