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I Am Just a Reader

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Home
Deborah Plummer

With on-demand publishing companies putting out the works of over 400,000 self-published titles and MFA programs cranking out a slew of new writers, readers are more and more in demand... especially readers who do not want to be writers and who are satisfied with the pure joy of reading.

How I (And Others Like Me) Discovered Fifty Shades of Grey

Jessica Turner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jessica Turner

Last October, while trolling through the erotica archives at my humble online retailer, I stumbled upon a book called Fifty Shades of Grey. I was shocked by what happened during and after I read it. I was completely and utterly hooked on the book.

Pimping Your Book, Indie or Traditional

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

There are some differences in how traditional and indie books are publicized, but those differences are shrinking by the nanosecond.

Unsure You Want To Read That Book? This New Search Engine Can Help

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on July 7, 2011 10:23 AM | Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

While searching for reviews of a book, it is tough to sort through all the mixed Amazon reviews, publisher sites and mainstream critics. The Book Blog...

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

Blogging can be extremely useful for more reasons than just populating your website with content. Let's look at some reasons why you must blog and why it should matter to you!

Literary Anti-Heroes Of Middle-Age

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One of the many books I have been rereading between bouts of Powell is "Persuasion." If you read Jane Austen more or less annually, as I have done sin...

A Romantic Weekend With...

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You've dumped your bags and coat and suddenly an inviting tryst feels very like waiting alone with a stranger for something possibly awful to happen i...

Author Stephen Markley Explains How To Write A 'Premature Memoir'

The Outlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The letters are the same as all the ones that have come before, and as usual, I'm taking it from all sides. Sometimes I'm surprised I'm not getting re...

Why Book Bloggers Are Becoming Essential To Publishers

The Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg, Special to the Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

for all their enthusiasm, can a group of dedicated amateurs really make a difference in the success of a book? Publishers think they can. Mulholland's...

Highlights From the First Annual Book Blogger Convention

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Shaffer

The first annual Book Blogger Convention was officially held on May 28 at the Javits Center in New York City, immediately following the conclusion of BookExpo America. More than 200 bloggers, publishers, and authors attended.

Book Bloggers Take Manhattan

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A swarm of book bloggers converged on Javits Center in their first convention last Friday, which drew 250 people to a day-long lineup of speakers and ...

Subject: Our Marketing Plan

The New Yorker | Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you already have a blog, make sure you spray-feed your URL in niblets open-face to the skein. We like Reddit bites (they're better than Delicious),...

Dear Publishing Colleagues

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Hertz

I know many of you are looking at this Books section and wondering what the heck is going on and how the hell you are going to make any noise for your books.

Do Book Bloggers Make a Difference?

Beth Kephart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Kephart

Let's stop asking if book bloggers can make a difference. Let's start figuring out how they can operate -- with integrity and commitment, without fear of being fined -- in the coming era of new FTC guidelines.

Blogger Reads A Book A Day

The New York Times | PETER APPLEBOME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a time-deprived world, where book reading is increasingly squeezed off the page, it is hard to know what's most striking about Ms. Sankovitch's que...