Wednesday, June 20, 2007

AtomFilms, MySpace, Funny or Die and Veoh...

What do they all have in common? Reader's Entertainment TV!
Two weeks ago REC Tv's hit original comedy show, The Lonesome Losers was featured on Funny or Die! Last week The Lonesome Losers was featured on MySpace! This week we found the guys featured on AtomFilms! And, Veoh featured Circle of Seven Productions, parent company of REC Tv and where REC Tv videos live!

With all of this online exposure REC Tv is reaching readers, finding fans and making history with online reader's entertainment!

We were very excited when the director of The Lonesome Losers was contacted and asked to have the show entered into a contest where the winner has a chance for a deal with Comedy Central!

The online hit show VIRAL caught up with our Lonesome Losers a couple of weeks ago and interviewed them for the show. We are currently featuring the VIRAL episode on REC Tv on the main player after The Lonesome Losers episode of the week!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Books on Video and at MySpace!

Book videos are winning top awards! A month ago we found out that Christine Feehan's Dark Demon won a top Telly Award along with Must Love Dragons and now three more videos have been added! New Moon, a book by Rebecca York and Susan Kearney won with two videos; Island Heat and The Quest!

Book videos have become so entertaining that the movie-trailer-like videos now have their own online TV here at Reader's Entertainment!

To see more you can go to or if you're on MySpace drop by and see the newest videos there and blog about which ones you really love at

Congrats to Susan and to Rebecca!!

The Quest by Susan Kearney

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New Moon

New Moon - Book Trailer

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Island Heat

Island Heat Book Trailer

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Ways to get free books online - A discovery I made during BEA

What will come of books in the future? Will they all go to electronic format? Will people be able to access books for free? Let's take a look at some things I found at BEA that could stir up a buzz of a different nature between authors and readers.

Wowio is an online site that gives books away for free! Yep, you heard it. Free books. I recognized some of the books and wondered, "Wow! Can they do that?" But, apparently they are doing it.

I went over to register to check it out. Wowio doesn't allow non-anonymous email addresses, such as Yahoo or Gmail, so that is very annoying. I signed up with my COS account and then was told that the domain had to be checked first. Finally, I got my authorization and go in to set up my account. They ask a lot of personal information so I'm a bit concerned with that. Why do they need my age and race to give me free books? They don't trust me to say who I am (won’t take Yahoo accounts), but they trust be to give my REAL age?! Ha! They don’t know me very well do they?! I can see where my entertainment preferences are important though.

At Wowio they say you can download up to 5 ebooks per day. And, if you get 10 friends to join they will give you a free iPod Shuffle! I can see where they want to authenticate email addresses, but really, if you’re smart enough you can get around this too.

I have to say that there really are a lot of books here. And, if you like the classics, this is the place for you! Or, if you’re a college student on a budget, this is a good resource.

I searched “Romance” and up came some Jane Austen books (good sign!) and Edgar Allen Poe (bad sign). Did Edgar Allen Poe write romance and I just missed that fact?

They have a feature “Readers of this book also downloaded” that I thought was useful. I found a book I was actually VERY interested in - Branwell: A Novel of the Bronte Brother. I ordered the book and was told that a confirmation email would be sent telling me how I can download the book. The email came in and I now have the book. But, what I found interesting is that they note how much the book is actually worth ($14) and that it is brought to you by Verizon Wireless! So, they have companies who sponsor a book! All very interesting. And, other than the fact that I didn’t like to give out so much information on myself and that they don’t allow non-authenticating email addresses (which will cost them in the long run) this is a very cool site with wonderful benefits!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Good, The Bad and The Smugly

I attended the Harlequin party last night and was impressed! It was very classy, very fun and I was amazed to find that I knew a lot of the people there.
The party was held at a place called Arena. Very chic! Very hip!
One of the things that impressed me was that everyone mingled and seemed to chat with everyone else. I didn't detect any "clicks" or haughtiness. It was one of those experiences that made me think, "wow! I would love to write for these prole! I would love to be a part of this!" Kudos go out to Harlequin for being cool, chic and fun! And bonus points to them for the free food and drinks! Lol
Afterward I hung out with some old friends and new! The conversation turned to bad-behavior-by-authors. Since I was sitting with readers, and not authors, I got told some terrible stories that shocked me! I was amazed at the authors I was told about, and very interested in how those experiences deeply affected the fan/reader telling the story.
I now have a running list of authors reported to get mad and ride if you don't recognize them! And a list of smug ones who have a "better than you complex"!
Luckily, it is a short list!
The night was wonderful and now I'm sitting in the airport waiting to go home, wher I hope to sleep...until Thursday! Lol
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