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5 Easy Ways for Authors to Do Killer Readings

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

A reading is a performance. Don't ever forget that you're entertaining an audience and interacting with it. You need to see yourself as onstage, and that means getting somebody you trust to give you honest feedback from more than one reading.

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.30.2015 | Good News

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan. Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a bu...

Renewing America's Friendship With Books

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Preetam Kaushik

We need more and more information. We have an insatiable urge for fantasy, and its possibilities. And we want it in a new garb. Books today have turned the casualty, as a result of this. Why did libraries lose charm, when we still have our reading habits intact?

Curse You Evelyn Wood -- And All You Speed Reading Book Demons

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home
Steven Paul Leiva

All authors like fan letters. But indie authors (what we who are not published by the six big behemoths of American book companies call ourselves) love fan letters. It means that we somehow got on someone's radar and that makes us blipping happy.

PHOTOS: White House Easter Egg Roll Brings Out Obama's 'Wild' Side

Posted 06.09.2012 | Education

The president is unleashing his wild side. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle welcomed spring with Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll...

So This Isn't a Cookbook?

John Malik | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home
John Malik

Good writing should make a personal connection with you, grab you and hold on, speak to your fears or dreams. And that night in my audience maybe half of these people were over 60 years old.

The Catch-22 of Book Readings, The Taste of Mackerel

Erica Heller | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Erica Heller

I prepared for my book reading the way I prepare for most new life experiences: I broke out in hives, didn't sleep for a week, misplaced the mascara, was limned in a perpetual clammy sweat, couldn't breathe and felt bizarrely seasick.

Andrew Lenoir

Racing Cars, Reading Books: IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon Goes Back To School | Andrew Lenoir | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

When not winning races, IndyCar champion Scott Dixon reads to his two-year-old daughter Poppy. Her favorite books are “Goodnight Moon” and the Cli...

Have You Read a Book a Day for a Week? Try Doing It for a Year

Steve Kettmann | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Steve Kettmann

Nina Sankovitch funneled her grief into a daffy, crazy notion, namely, that every day for a year she would read a book and post an online review of that book all in real time. Plenty of people have had such notions. Sankovitch really did it.

Dispatches From the (Book Tour) Front

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

I'm on book tour with The Four Ms. Bradwells. That's the good news and the bad.

WATCH: Jon Hamm Reads 'My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

At a standing room-only show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night, Jon Glaser's new book "My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top" got the star treatment from a...

Shakeseare, Suzanne Collins And Patti Smith

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

To discover new books you can read reviews, but you can also pause and take a look around while out in public. What's a better way to find out what bo...

Not All Steve Martin Events Suck

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Shaffer

Six days before the Steve Martin debacle at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, the comedian gave a delightful reading from his new novel at the Union Square Barnes & Noble.

Ten Tips to Running a Good Book Reading

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

Although there were only 30 people in attendance for his reading, Penenberg led it skillfully. Amateur writers should take note of some of Penenberg's successes.

The Embers Road Show: One Author's Thoughts on Going on a Book Tour

Hyatt Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Hyatt Bass

When my novel, The Embers, first launched, there was only one thing I was afraid of. Unfortunately in the next few months I was going to be doing a lot of it: Reading my book. Out loud. To complete strangers.