Wishing you a safe, and very merry holiday! May you be surrounded by those you hold dear, and who hold you dear, and of course may there be plenty of books under your tree, or waiting in your eReader's for you on Christmas morning!
If you aren't sure what Jólabókaflóð is, you are in for a treat. It is the greatest holiday tradition you never knew about, and will want to work into your holiday from now on~if you're a book lover, that is. And I'm guessing, since you're here, you are! Jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic tradition of giving books as gifts on the eve of the holiday, then spending the day/evening reading them while enjoying a hot beverage of your choice, often jólabland (orange soda and malt/beer). Myself, I go for hot cocoa, but you do you. Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) originated circa world war II when many things were rationed, but paper wasn't one of them. Couple that with Icelanders deeply ingrained love for books, and it swiftly became a tradition embraced and beloved by the entire country. In mid-November, a catalogue of new book releases is created, everyone puts in their orders, and then the books are given as gifts on the eve of the holiday and everyone nestles i
Books are a fantastic, easy gift, especially now that nearly everyone has an eReader of some form or another. You can buy a book for someone online and have the eBook immediately gifted to them, which makes for excellent last minute shopping! I'm also a firm believer that there is a book for everyone. These are a few great books that I recommend for those on your list (genres listed): Magical Realism The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster For those that loved The Time Traveler's Wife Historical Romance No Groom at the Inn With Open Arms Countess So Shameless Hanna and the Highlander Tempted by a Rogue Rodin's Lover Paranormal Romance Cinderella and the Ghost Red Of Flame and Promise Trancing the Tiger The Unquiet The Bite of Winter Frailties of the Bond Ascension The Forgotten Ones A Touch of Darkness Debt Collector Forged by Fate The Space Between The Perception Series Grasping at Eternity Echoes in the Glass Bewitching the Enemy
As my agent and I delve into the frightening stage of submitting to publishers the subject of The Big 6 comes up yet again and I realized, not all aspiring authors know what this means. Before the editor stage of submitting I didn't realize who The Big 6 were either. Here they are in no particular order (some subsidiaries may not be listed. Click on the link for a full listing): Random House: There are a lot of publishing groups each with their own imprints under this huge roof. Here the groups: Crown Trade Group, Knopf Doubleday Publishing, Random House Publishing Group (including Ballantine, Bantam, Dell, and many others), RH Audio Publishing Group, Random House Children's Books, RH Information Group, RH International, RH Large Print. http://www.randomhouse.biz/ourpublishers/ Simon & Schuster: Atria, Folger Shakespeare Library, Free Press, Gallery Books, Howard Books, Pocket, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Threshold Editions, Touchstone/Fireside, Aladdin, Atheneum
Merry Christmas Heather!!!ReplyDelete
Warm hugs and holiday wishes!!
Thanks Karlene! Merry Christmas and hugs to you too!Delete
Alas, the Asgardian squirrel, Ratatoskr, keeps pelting me with snowballs. And Asgardian snow is COLD! May the future hold only happy surprises for you. MERRY CHRISTMAS!ReplyDelete
LOL! It is indeed. Thank you Roland, and you as well!Delete