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Why Do You Have to Market Your Book? 10 Ways to Focus Your Marketing

Ken Atchity | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Ken Atchity

Your book is about to be published or already published, and now it's time to talk about the simple facts of marketing.

A Map for the New World: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media The recently published "Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media", weighing in at over five hundred pages, claim...

Claire Fallon

The Book We're Talking About | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books

The Bees by Laline Paull Ecco, $25.99 Publishes May 6, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining plot description and analy...

The Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins... a Review

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

You might ask why a very successful professional at the top of her game might leave the comfort and prestige of a hard-won executive role leading the largest research team in the world to go on a pilgrimage, build houses in 20 remote countries for Habitat for Humanity all while roping in a degree from the Harvard Divinity School!

What Has Become of You Is a Slow-moving Psychological Thriller

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

What Has Become of You is a story that moves at its own pace. It is written in a way that allows you to analyze each and every event as it occurs before another incident happens. This helps set the ominous tone of the story and advances the all together murky atmosphere of the plot.

It's Time to 'Rethink Food'

Michelle Weiss | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Michelle Weiss

There have been several books that encourage a plant-based diet, but the recently released Rethink Food is changing the landscape. Co-authors Shushana...

Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

Roz Warren | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Food writer and self-proclaimed "knish scholar" Laura Silver has written a history of the iconic potato pie she calls "the Jewish soul food," just in time for International Knish Week, which begins on May 5th.

Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

Michael Levin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, two Harvard educators, just published The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, which details the depressing inner lives of young people who have been raised on smartphones.

Natchez Burning Will Sear Its Story Into the Reader's Mind

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Once you start this book you will not be able to put it aside. It may burn your fingers but it cannot be dropped. It is compelling reading that awes, repels and entertains all at the same time. It is the book we have been waiting for Iles to write. It has finally arrived and we are all the better for it.

'Be Safe I Love You' Tells One Veteran's Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This book centers on one woman returning from her tour of duty in Iraq. She has been changed by her service, but one thing remains constant -- her love for her 12-year-old brother. Their relationship forms the core of this gripping story.

Mary Higgins Clark Creates Another Mystery in I've Got You Under My Skin

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Mary Higgins Clark isn't sharp and edgy; she is interesting and fun. She doesn't pile on the gore but rather just piles on the suspense. She makes reading her books an enjoyable experience.

Review: My Paris Kitchen

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The Accidental Locavore has long been a fan of David Lebowitz. If you're not familiar with him, David is an American chef and food writer living in Pa...

Lisa Scottoline Stumbles With KEEP QUIET

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline will undoubtedly write good books again in the future. Her talent is that great. However the failure to carry through with a logical plot in this novel will linger with her fans for some time to come.

St. John's Folly Gives Us Another Bay Tanner Mystery

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There is so much richness in the presentation of this story that the readers can lose their cares and be totally absorbed by it all. Plus through the magic of Kathryn R. Wall's writing the passage of the last three years disappear and you are instantly back in Bay's world as if you had never left.

'Back From the Brink': A Book Review By Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

People with mental illness have too few examples of those who have recovered and built a life with community, relationships, purpose and pride. They, and their families, need to know about others who have recovered, with illness, and built successful and meaningful lives.

Grippando Turns Up the Heat With BLACK HORIZON

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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The One-Minute Manager Gets 'Fit at Last'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

The most important message I got from their book is the value of enrolling others in helping you achieve what your commitment. Don't try to go it alone. We humans are social creatures and we do much better when we surround ourselves with people who share our vision and values.

Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Parthenon was the jewel of Greek religion. Like an ageless celestial mirror, it also reflected the power, patriotism, democracy and artistic and technical achievements of Athens, the premier Greek polis in the fifth century BCE.

Just Do It

Peter Clothier | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Okay, I know that's a cliche. Worse, perhaps, it's a cliche born of a sneaker commercial. But how often do you hear some other person -- or yourself...

Breaking Out of a Broken System

Blake McCammon | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Blake McCammon

Did you know that 1.2 million people die from malaria each day? The ironic thing is that a simple $4 pill can help eradicate this insidious disease.

Rise Like Environmental Lions

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Environmental health is controversial. Are we saying we care for the natural world, giving it human-like life and health? Second, is environmental hea...

THE DEEPEST SECRET Shows the Strengths and Weaknesses of Carla Buckley's Writing Skills

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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Heroines Gone Wild

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Once upon a time, if a woman wanted to make it in the world she had to keep ...

Human Footprints to a Harrowing Future

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have read dozens of books dealing with the natural world and the environmental crisis. But rarely have I come across the mirror of the world I disco...

Leila Meacham's Somerset Is a Must-read for Fiction Lovers

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Just when you think the winter blahs have gotten the best of you, a novel comes along that makes you want to hole up in your house and read and read and read. Such a novel is Leila Meacham's stirring saga Somerset.