From a comic diary to a collection of essays on culture and belonging, the most recent published works by WordPress.com authors are great additions to your bookshelf.
Just Pressed: New Books by Authors on WordPress.com
Gabrielle Bell, a cartoonist based in Brooklyn, New York, has published a new book, Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries. Raw, revealing, and sometimes surreal, this comic diary serves up what Gabrielle is known for — her humor and introspection — as she muses on daily life and chronicles her travels around the world, from France to Sweden to Colombia.
Gabrielle is a WordPress.com blogger to watch: in the past, her work has been selected for numerous notable anthologies (such as the Best American Comics series) and her last book, The Voyeurs, was named a best graphic memoir of 2012.
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Marilyn R. Gardner, the blogger at Communicating Across Boundaries, also has a new book released this month: a collection of essays, based on her blog posts, titled Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging.
Marilyn started her blog in 2011 after returning from a relief trip to Pakistan — with the hope of finding her voice.
Three years later, Marilyn has grown her blog into a space for thoughtful writing on cross-cultural communication, faith, third culture kids, travel, and the Middle East.
Between Worlds, which weaves these themes into one compilation, is tangible proof that Marilyn indeed found the voice she had been looking for.
Are you an author on WordPress.com? Have you recently published a book? Leave a comment and let us know.
If you’re interested in previous book releases from WordPress.com authors, check out our May and April 2014 editions. For a glimpse of how authors use their blogs to promote their books, take a look at this post on author websites.
Hi Cheri, Just published my first book this month! The title is My Precious Life which is also the name of my website and WordPress blog site. The book is a memoir and is available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.uk, Barnes & Noble and other online book stores. It is the story of my life and faith from a toddler to a senior of seventy-seven years of age, and is getting good feedback from books sold so far. Thank you for a possible feature…that would be amazing! I just completed posting 100 blogs in 100 days and am now working on blog 105.
I am a WP author and have recently had the opportunity to build my very own writer’s retreat! I call it the Writer’s Nook. Check it out ;)
Hi, I’ve been blogging for almost four years over at ocdtalk and have a book being published in January by Rowman & Littlefield called Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. Not only is the book the story of what helped and what hurt in my son’s amazing recovery from severe OCD, it also includes commentary throughout by Dr. Seth Gillihan, an expert in treating the disorder. For more info, and for links to Amazon and the publisher’s site, please check out this post: http://ocdtalk.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/overcoming-ocd-a-journey-to-recovery/ . The book is already available to preorder for those who are interested.
Thanks! Janet Singer
My first collection of poems and photographs, Separation Anxiety, is available in e-book form from Smashwords. I’m going the Espresso Book Machine for the print edition, which, after several delays, should be available within the next two or three weeks. In addition, I have a second collection (tentatively titled Journalism), in the works. Many of the poems included first appeared on my blog.
I have self-published two books and have written blogs. About both. What am I doing wrong? How can I make my blogs fancy like the blogs featured?
I have just published my second book based on Irish mythology, Conor Kelly and the Fenian King. I regularly blog about Irish mythology, and Ireland’s ancient places, and living with a child who has a rare syndrome, and upon whom my unlikely hero, Conor Kelly, is based.
I write about language, culture, place, teaching, life on my WP blog Dewdrops (http://dawnwink.wordpress.com/) and my novel MEADOWLARK was published by Pronghorn Press )http://www.amazon.com/Meadowlark-Dawn-Wink/dp/1932636978/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405726619&sr=8-1&keywords=Meadowlark+by+Dawn+Wink).
Thank you for featuring books and authors!
New author here as well! Short stories thus far. Got one up on Amazon Kindle. Called “Hobo: a horror short story.” Cheers!
I have started a WordPress blog because I have just published a book designed to stimulate debate, and a blog seems the way to keep the dialogue going. I don’t expect to sell many books, but I’ll give the blog a year and see how it goes :-)
So exciting to see how much writing talent there is around!s
I’ve written two books – one non-fiction and one fiction. The non-fiction one is called Fabulous Weddings and I published it through iBooks just for ease as it’s full colour and full of photos. It’s at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fabulous-weddings/id740607732?mt=11.
The other, newer, one is called Shark Ass, a novelette in the tradition of B-grade monster movies everywhere. This one I have tried with Amazon KDP select and it’s at http://www.amazon.com/Shark-Ass-satirical-novelette-everywhere-ebook/dp/B00KI1JUY8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405739539&sr=8-1&keywords=shark+ass – including a free sample.
Always looking for a good read. Thanks for the tip!
Congrats to all authors here! My novel is for any woman who secretly wants a child of a certain gender but feels too guilty to admit that. Or is disappointed because she has all sons and won’t get to experience raising a daughter. Or simply – – for anyone who has tried their best to control destiny! “Lullabies & Alibis”
My name is Damien Comerford and I have been a journalist for 30 years. I have just written a non fiction book called Cover Up. Here is a synopsis:
Cover Up tells the stories of five extraordinary events, which sent shock waves around the globe. Five of the world’s biggest crime stories. They include the deaths of Princess Diana, Pope John Paul I and US Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. Five stories that remain as mysterious, enigmatic and compelling as the day they happened. Cover Up takes the reader on a journey of new discovery. Reinvestigating each crime, deconstructing the official investigations, examining in detail the forensic clues and information that was overlooked as well as uncovering new evidence.
The book will be released in August.
I love WordPress where I can share information and pictures that are the background to my novel. I started blogging just a week ago. First the ebook, then the blog, next the paperback. All a learning curve. Writing the book was the easy bit.
There really are thousands of us on WordPress, aren’t there? WordPress has been so helpful for my career as a poet and novelist. My blog, now six years old, helped me launch my first book of poems, Where the Butterflies Go. Since then, I’ve been published by Winter Goose Publishing ( Carry on Dancing) and Morning Rain Publishing just published my first novel, Strangely Incredibly Good. Thanks for your great support, WordPress!
I’m an author with two children’s books out and the book releases are both published on WordPress.com. The book links are
Please add them to your list. Thank you.
I am an author on WordPress.com. My book, FROM PLANTATION TO PARADISE? CULTURAL POLITICS AND MUSICAL THEATRE IN FRENCH SLAVE COLONIES, 1764-1789, was published on May 1, 2014, by Michigan State University Press. To celebrate this accomplishment, I held a book signing event on June 7, 2014, at which time select portions of the book were read. For more information on these events, see my website, http://www.davidmspowers.com, or my author page at Amazon.com/author/davidmspowers.
I have recently published a novel on Kindle for middle grade kids, ages about 9 to 12. Kids can also read it on an iPad or smartphone with the Kindle app. It features a boy protagonist, but has two wonderful girl characters, too. It’s a realistic story with a breathtaking fantasy in the middle.
Go to Amazon to see it: just type in my full name, Catherine Becker Reynolds or the title, “Into the Blue Somewhere” and it will come right up.
My website, catherinereynoldswriter.com will give you all the details, too. Thanks for all these wonderful book and author recommendations!
I have just edited and published on iBooks my late uncle’s memoirs of 10 years as a fighter pilot in the R.A.F. For good reasons it is titled ‘One Life Left’ and I have compiled it from a wad of old typewritten manuscripts handed to me by his daughter. He survived World war 2, but only just – all 19 colleagues he trained with were killed. It was a time when individual aspiration to duty, constant danger and a great feeling of national identity were uppermost in people’s lives.
I have put together a WordPress website as an introduction to the book which is available on iBooks, Kindle, and Lulu as an ePub or hardback version. I am particularly proud of the iBooks version which is interactive and contains 80 photographs taken from his albums. http://wingcommandergarlick.wordpress.com/
I’m interested in publishing a book at some point, so will be taking a look at this site for inspiration.
My ‘Jungle Book Of Management’ being published on 25 july,2014.These empirical styles took me years to compile, presently a soft cover, available from Broadway, Goa.Would appreciate comments and feed back.
WordPress has been such a boon for me–without it, I doubt anyone would have found out about my book. The audience that I created has been so supportive and wonderful! My book is called Tales From A Hungry Life: A Memoir with Recipes by Maria Schulz. It’s a humorous collection of stories about a Puerto Rican/Italian family in the 1970s and 80s, and the food that they all shared. It’s available on Amazon.com in a paperback and Kindle editions:
Please check out my blog at http://www.talesfromahungrylife.wordpress.com too. Thanks!
Hi Cheri and WordPress Folks,
After writing my blog for two years I looked at it last summer and thought, “I think I may have a book here.” Nearly one year later my book: Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees was published! (on Amazon.com)
When asked to rate the stress they experience around managing people, on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being maxed-out stress), many business owners, managers, and executives rate themselves at a 9 or 10. There is a high cost to all of this stress both in workplace tension, personal health, and a lack of work/life balance. My book helps leaders learn how to lessen this stress and lead with more calm and clarity than they ever imagined was possible.
So, thank you Cheri and WordPress for giving authors like myself an opportunity to spread the word about their writing.
Good luck to all the writers in our community,
In response to ‘Are you an author.’
Crime and Mystery series. Working on the fourth.
Well, I’m glad for the invite. I published my first book, “The Rebirth and Awakening of Wolfie Star-Runner” just this past fall and it’s available right now on Amazon (direct link: http://www.amazon.com/Rebirth-Awakening-Wolfie-Star-Runner-Chronicles/dp/1492310301/ref=tmm_pap_title_0 ). The basic plot: Werewolf hunter Wolfsbane Bendis’ life is turned upside down after he is bitten and learns that everything he thought he knew about werewolves (and himself) is wrong.
It’s got quirky characters, comedy, drama, surprises…and I’ve been told it’s a fun read all-around. If you like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” or “Fullmetal Alchemist,” you’ll probably like this too. The sequel, “Wolfie Star-Runner Plays with Hellfire” (in which our hero’s adventure really starts to…heat up…is in the final editing phases and will be out within the next few months (hopefully by the end of summer-middle of autumn if all goes well).
I’ve recently published a book called Mental Dimensions – Tales of Fantasy for a New Generation. It contains short stories that are similar to fairy tales, fables, and parables. Adults can relate to the stories, and children also receive enjoyment from them.
I published my first e-book ‘Tissue of Lies’ last year and started a blog a few weeks later. I’ve only been seriously blogging for a couple of months and now realise I should have done this before my book was published, not after. My website is http://carolec55.wordpress.com and my psychological thriller can be obtained from http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00C7ATLN8
What a great platform you are providing for authors; it’s appreciated.
I’ve been blogging for the past six months on WordPress at iang.co – I recently decided to branch out into fiction, which has been amazing & challenging all at once.
About two weeks ago, I released my first novella – it’s a steampunk detective story aimed at older children. I’m now writing the sequel just for kicks!
It’s called What Went Wrong With Mrs Milliard’s Mech:
A couple of days ago I started to write my first book to publish my painting works, so I really appreciate your efforts guys, I mean really… and Good Luck with the next one :) Cheers from Ireland
wow. how great to see this post. yes, I just published a book, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without blogging. It’s about creating the life you want at work. Here’s the link: http://shop.benbellabooks.com/Business/What-Do-You-Want-to-Create-Today.html
Hello! It looks like there are a lot of bloggers who have written books. Congratulations ya’ll.
I just finished writing a biography of my father-in-law. He was a pastor from the Midwest who moved to Ukraine with his wife and eight children in 1992. What a challenging life, and what and example. The foreword for the book was written by Christian artist, Jeremy Camp.
The name of the book is Distant Fields, and is available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0990528707/
It is available in paperback or Kindle.
Here’s my children’s book on smashwords. Check it out!
My Debut Novel : Dark Fey, The Reviled is a Fantasy genre story set in the primordial forests of mystical time in a land peopled by both Light Loving and Darkness Revering Faeriekind, or Fey, where a relationship between two unsuspecting, kindred souls, separated by far more than social stigma, blossoms in secrecy that could shatter both their worlds. Ayla, a Light loving, Guardian of Childfey hides more than a few secrets; secrets that isolate her and set her apart. Secrets that bring her to the attention of one who comes in shadow and silence; one who watches, waiting for the ideal moment to step from the darkness, reveal the truth about himself and alter the course of her life forever.
It is a tale of Light and Darkness, of Joy and Sorrow, and the Trials and Triumph of Courage and Perseverance.
Available on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JYDIWW2
Thank You Ever So for Sharing :)
It’s nice to know I’m in good company on WordPress LOL! I have several books out my most recent is: “Self-Publishing Hacks No One Tells You About” which is available on my blog for free: http://writingbytheseatofmypants.com/freebies-for-indie-authors/
The other is a YA novel called, “Hag” and that’s available on Amazon for $2.99: http://www.amazon.com/Hag-Rachel-Rueben-ebook/dp/B007PLASOA/
Thank you for the opportunity to share my work on your page.
I started my blog to promote my books. While that’s still the focus, blogging has become so much more. I’m in the process of getting some older works self published. I hope to have five titles available by the end of the year. Three are available now and there are links on my blog. http://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com
I write science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal stories.
It’s wonderful to see the success of so many WordPress authors. My very first published piece, The Orchid Keeper, will be available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, books a million.com as well as booklocker.com (available as an eBook and also a print on demand book). There will be links to purchase it on my blog.
Yes, I have recently published a book entitled Fallen Weapon Fallen Warrior.
My book was just published this week: http://www.amazon.com/Across-Street-Normal-Gracie-Harold/dp/1500465267/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406151004&sr=8-1&keywords=Across+the+Street+from+Normal+by+Gracie+K.+Harold
It chronicles my struggle to embrace Goodness after surviving life.
I have 5 books:
1) Where does the Truth Begin
2) Fear…a short dive into why people fear and what
3) The Traveler…today’s affiliated social groups, and difficulties of modern living
4) Word Art 1st Edition….poetry
5) Word Art 2nd Edition….poetry
Recently published and selling on Amazon.
“Are you an author on WordPress.com? Have you recently published a book? Leave a comment and let us know.”
I am an author taking a different route here at WordPress.com, writing straight commentary on MultiTouch Fiction (at multitouchfiction.com) on the new genre of literature made possible with Apple’s iBooks Author multimedia-publishing platform. There is not now, or ever will be, a single reference to my own work. I issue an invitation to writers, artists and multimedia-content creatives everywhere to explore exciting new possibilities and I wish everyone continued success in their work.
I am – The New Mrs D is a hilarious comedy – bit.ly/TheNewMrsD