Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sad news for libraries and ebook lending

This article in Library Journal states that Harper Collins will now limit the number of times a library can lend one of their ebook titles to 26.

The article states:

Josh Marwell, President, Sales for HarperCollins, told LJ that the 26 circulation limit was arrived at after considering a number of factors, including the average lifespan of a print book, and wear and tear on circulating copies.
This is an incredibly terrible idea. I can't imagine what libraries will do when faced with having to repurchase their ebooks after they've been circulated only 26 times.

UPDATE: Here's another link to a story in the NYT about HC, in it you find out that Macmillan and Simon & Schuster don't even make their ebook titles available to libraries.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Giveaway!

I'm giving away five copies of Rose of Par Kluhnd: A Fairy Tale at Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Rose of Par Kluhnd: A Fairy Tale  (Paperback) by Linda Ash

Rose of Par Kluhnd

by Linda Ash

Giveaway ends March 31, 2011.
See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

The contest ends March 31st. Goodreads will randomly select the winners at that time, notify me, and then I'll send the books to the winners!

I'm celebrating the release of Rose of Par Kluhnd in print at, and drumming up notice for it in both its print and ebook forms.

Enter to win a copy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vote for my story!

The Gatekeepers Discovery Writing Awards

I've entered this contest! It's being hosted on

It's a contest for Young Adult novels. I've entered Rose of Par Kluhnd: A Fairy Tale.

To see my entry and to vote for it, click here.

In the first round, currently running, the first 50 pages of the story are posted. The top 100 stories with the most votes move on to round two, where the next 50 pages are posted. If you make the round two cuts, your full story is posted and the judges pick the winner.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Featured on another blog!

Rose of Par Kluhnd is featured today on Karly Kirkpatrick's blog, Young Adult Author in an Epublished World, in her Bookaday post. Thanks, Karly!

In other news, Rose of Par Kluhnd will be available in print at on February 22nd. It is available right now through Createspace if anyone is anxious to get a print copy. Here's the link:

Rose of Par Kluhnd in paperback at Createspace, $9.49

Click the cover at right for more information about availability and where to purchase Rose of Par Kluhnd: A Fairy Tale.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Goodreads... addictive. And because of it, my 'to be read' pile has grown considerably.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Now Available for Nook

My novella, The Witch of Starmont is now available at Barnes and Noble for the Nook and Nook Color!

Click the book cover to go the the Barnes and Noble page.

I'm fond of this little novella. It has a touch of fantasy, a touch of romance, and a bit of gardening. It's a quick, light read, just right as a distraction from the daily grind.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why don't you prove it?

In the Harry Potter movie, Chamber of Secrets, when Harry accuses Malfoy's father of slipping Riddle's diary into Ginny's possesions, Mr. Malfoy says, "Why don't you prove it?" but he delivers the line exceptionally well.

My daughter and I sometimes use that line in banter:

Me: "You ate the last piece of chocolate!"

Daughter: "Why don't you prove it?"

Well, now I have proof!

This is my proof copy of Rose of Par Kluhnd. I'm going over it now, getting ready for the print version to become available. I laughed when I saw this on the very last page. I showed it to my daughter the first time she said, "Prove it!" after I'd gotten it in the mail.

She said, "Gaaah!" in frustration, claiming it wasn't fair.

Mwah ha ha! Too bad! Now I have proof.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Featured on a blog!

Kindle in the Wind
Bringing the best eBooks
to your attention

Rose of Par Kluhnd is featured today on the Kindle in the Wind blog

This is the beginning of more exposure for this book. On the 16th it will be featured on Karly Kirkpatrick's blog, and I have a few blogger reviews lined up in the coming weeks and months.

I'm not the best at promotion, but I'm learning!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I'm done! I finished the scarf I was knitting for my mom for her birthday from handspun/hand-dyed yarn.

Now I can move on to other things, like going over the proof for Rose of Par Kluhnd so that I can make the print version available soon.

And don't forget, Rose of Par Kluhnd will be featured on Kindle in the Wind blog tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

With a new book out, I should be extremely busy

I should be working really hard on promotion, etc. Instead, I'm knitting. My mom's birthday is in a few days and I'm busy trying to finish the scarf I'm knitting for her from homespun yarn.

But on Saturday (my mom's birthday), Rose of Par Kluhnd will be featured on the Kindle in the Wind blog, and on the 16th of Feb. it will be featured on Karly Kirkpatrick's blog, Young Adult Author in an Epublished World, in her Bookaday post. Hooray!