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Kimberlie I. Leon
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Kimberlie I. Leon is a marketing and content expert and currently serves as Director of Marketing for BookExpo America (BEA) and BookCon, the leading B2B and B2C book and author events in the US. Kimberlie has always been fond of reading the classics, poetry every now and again, chick lit, and daily newspapers. Her passion for the written word stems from her enjoyment and curiosity of pondering the deeper meaning and shared emotions of stories. Although Kimberlie loves the feel and smell of a printed book, she appreciates the ease and convenience of reading on a device.

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You Had Me at the First Line--10 First Lines to Hook You

(67) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 7:27 AM

A first impression goes a long way. That's true with people, and I think it's also true with books. When I'm choosing a new book, once I get past the title and the author, it's the first line--or first few lines--that make the decision for me. It's that handful of...

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One Dozen Quotes About Love

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 7:09 AM

I love Valentine's Day. Always have. Probably always will. I think there's something special about one entire day dedicated to love. Some may say you don't need one day to focus on love, you should honor it all year long. I don't disagree, but I still really like the idea...

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A Good Book Is a Good Friend

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 4:10 PM

When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me that when she had a good book to read, it was like having a good friend. And when she finished a good book, it was like losing a good friend. It took me a long time to understand what...

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A Bangle, a Book, and a Cupcake

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 6:21 PM


It all began a few months ago when some of the girls on my team started to wear the latest craze in bangles. I noticed the bangles immediately because they were not only visually interesting, but also made a pleasing-to-the-ear jingling...

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What Is It About a Bookstore?

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:11 AM

The other night I was shopping in New Haven, CT and wandered into The Yale Bookstore. I didn't plan to go in, and wasn't in need of a book, I just can't seem to walk by a bookstore and not stop in.

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What's Behind the Covers?

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 11:52 AM

Have you ever wondered while reading a good book, how the author came up with the plot? How they created such a loveable or not-so-loveable character? Or, what inspired them to create a certain dialog between two characters?

I've often thought of those questions and more when I'm reading...

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