Friday, April 27, 2012

Spotlight: From the Web to the Stacks.

From the invention of the printing press, technology has changed the ways we interact with information. It's no secret that the internet and eReaders are shaking up the scene today. A story we've heard a few times already in 2012 involves the success of self-published authors (see Publishers Weekly).

From Allison's staff review of Eden by Keary Taylor, to the excitement around 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James, authors, readers, and publishers are discovering that success and great reads can be found outside the traditional sources. Of course, the stories we hear about are those authors who've made the jump to traditional publishing like Amanda Hocking, author of young adult paranormal romances and self-made millionaire.

Read Alike Suggestions for Amanda Hocking

The Frenzy by Francesca Lia Block 17 year-old Liv has had more than your typical teenage struggles and concerns. When she turned 13 she discovered that she's not as human as she thought.

Evermore by Alyson Noel The first book in the Immortals series, who discovered her psychic powers after a tragic car accident.

Tithe by Holly Black Sixteen year-old Kaye has seen faeries all her life, which is just another way that marks her as different, like her rock musician mother. Then she saves a mysterious young man who claims to be a knight of the faerie court.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike, Fifteen year-old Laurel discovers, after growing wings, that she is a faerie.

Read Alike Suggestions for 50 Shades of Grey

You may also want to check out these discussions where readers have suggested their favorite erotica authors: Dear Author and Read React Review

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice (writing as A.N. Roquelaure)

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Saddled and Spurred by Lorelei James

Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Other Books Available at Carnegie-Stout that started out on the internet
Please stop by the Recommendations Desk on the first floor, check out NoveList Plus on the library's website, or visit W. 11th & Bluff next week for more reading suggestions. Or submit a Personal Recommendations request, and we'll create a reading list just for you!

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