Today I got five emails from authors all alerting me to a website that had 32 of our books and an equal number of other publishers’ books on it, scanned in and uploaded as PDFs for anyone to freely download. If it sounds like harmless sharing to you, please read this post and educate yourself on pirating.
First, the background: people loves to steal our books. Libraries and bookstores have claimed for years that some of their most frequently stolen stock are the religious books – anything from the Bible to those on witchcraft and magic. Whether this comes from a belief that all sacred knowledge should be free, a desire to hold onto a book containing so much wisdom (or so many
Social networks are now the darlings of the Internet. News these days often debuts on Facebook and Twitter before it is ever posted to the websites of news outlets, and we can poke our cross-country friends and acquaintances without ever leaving the comfort of our home.
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And, we are very excited to share that a number of our authors are
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my job as an acquisitions editor is publishing the work of a new author. We work together as their book evolves from just a concept to a final book sold in stores around the country and the world.
When I first met intuitive coach Jodi Livon in August of 2007, we talked for a couple hours over a cup of coffee. She knew she had many things to say about her experience with psychic development, but didn't yet have a book proposal or solid direction for her writing. A few months later, she emailed me a proposal. Less than a year later, a final manuscript. And about a year after that, Jodi is charming her way into the heart of everyone who reads her book The
The Biography Channel's Emmy® Award-winning documentary series Biography® will feature three Llewellyn authors on its upcoming episode on witches. Among the witches interviewed and featured on this week’s episode are authors Silver RavenWolf, Christopher Penczak, and Stefani Barner.
The episode will focus on the history of witchcraft, spanning from ancient times to the modern day Wicca movement, and explore the facts and fiction surrounding witches. According to the Biography website, the program begins by “[traveling] back 2000 years before Christianity when witches were considered great healers who prayed to the forces of nature.”
The “Witches” episode of Biography can