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Colorado Sun newsletter features Jerry Mitchell's book
Published on: 7/29/2019
Do you like books that hit the ground running and pull you in with multiple plotlines that will converge, 200 pages later, in a heart-thumping climax?
THESE ARE THE BOOK AND READING STATISTICS THAT SHOW WHO READERS ARE
Published on: 7/5/2019
Have you ever wondered how much time the average person in the U.S. spends reading? How about how we stack up against readers in other countries? Read on for a collection of books and reading statistics
More CAL 2019 Awards
Published on: 7/15/2019
eBOOK: FICTION -Margaret Mizushima, Burning Ridge
eBOOK: NON-FICTION -Lisa Reinicke, Football Flyboy
SCREENPLAY/STAGEPLAY -Jennie MacDonald, A Merry Widow or Two
COVER DESIGN -Aaron LaPedis & Scott Johnson, A Boy Named Penguin
CAL 2019 Award Winners
Published on: 7/15/2019
2019 LIST OF WINNERS
POETRY, SINGLE POEM -Dan Guenther, The Whale Watcher's Road
POETRY, COLLECTION -Carolyn Evans Campbell, What Kind of Love Was That?
ESSAYS -Penny Rafferty Hamilton, A Pink Warrior Shares Insights from Her Oncology Odyssey
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK -Phyllis Perry, All About Julia Morgan
CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT: Chapter book -Phyllis Perry, Missing Bones
ADULT NOVEL
Category A: Romance -Sheri Cobb South, The Desperate Duke
Category B: Mystery, Crime, Suspense -J.A. Turley, The Hole Truth
Category C: Science Fiction, Fantasy -Jane H. Bock & Carl E. Bock, Swamp Guide
Category E: Western -J.M. Mitchell, Killing Godiva's Horse
Category F: Literary -Courtney Miller, Ghili, The Chief Named Dog
ADULT NON-FICTION
Category A: Cookbooks, Travel, Self Help, Health and Fitness, etc. -Michele Morris, Poco a Poco
Category B: Historical -Jeffrey B. Miller, WWI Crusaders
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CAL Authors Participate in Mountain of Authors
Published on: 5/9/2019
CAL was represented in Colorado Springs on April 27 at the Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors. Peg Brantley and Barbara Nickless shared their experience and expertise on writing an award winning book, while other CAL members--Jodi Bowersox,John D. McKenna, Nancy Oswald, Dian Curtis Regan, Sarah B. Rickman, and Cindy Skaggs-- were invited by the library to display and sell their books. Nancy Saltzman and Joe Murphy held down the CAL information table.

Event announcement

Sign up for the CAL Co-op Booth at Country Christmas Gift Show!
Published on: 2/19/2019
CAL will once again return to the Colorado Country Christmas gift show in 2019, setting up a booth for CAL authors to sell their books. The 7th annual CAL Co-op Book Booth will be a part of the show at the Denver Merchandise Mart on November 1, 2 and 3, 2019.

News

Authors Alliance Voices Concerns About the CASE Act
Published on: 9/18/2019
Today, the United States House Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to review H. R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the "CASE Act"). The CASE Act would establish a small claims tribunal within the Copyright Office as an alternative to federal court for pursuing copyright claims.
Big Pubs Sue Audible over new technology
Published on: 9/9/2019
A group of seven publishers—including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan—filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the audiobook platform Audible
Berkley library opens more to researchers
Published on: 9/13/2019
Not long ago, if researchers wanted to publish excerpts or images from the UC Berkeley Library’s collections in their books or articles, they were confronted with a patchwork of policies — a hard-to-navigate web of fees and permissions that shifted depending on which library on campus held the materials.
Big Pubs Have Mixed First Half 2019
Published on: 9/4/2019
The first six months of 2019 were something of a mixed bag for trade publishers whose financial results are publicly reported.