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The Bad Review (Of My Own Book) That Made Me Laugh

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.10.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

This nimrod didn't compare my adult thriller to any other book in my Nick Hoffman mystery series, but wholly inappropriately compared it to a children's self-help book. And reached a conclusion 100% at odds with what actually happens in the novel and what it means.

To Review or Not?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Should your review be a means by which you demonstrate snarky, scathing wit or sarcasm? In other words, is your review a put-down, stand-up routine? Is it a vitriolic screed? If so, you should not review the book.

How Launching a Book Is Like Sending Your Kid to College

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

As you abandon your child on that college campus, you envision the worst: a psychopath for a roommate, listless professors, alcohol poisoning, and fraternity hazing.

Love and Rainbows -- Romance Novels Blaze a Trail for Everyday Equality

Bobbi Dumas | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Bobbi Dumas

The fact that they are gay is just another character element -- like gum-chewing, the tendency to curse or not being a morning person. And really, how refreshing is the normalcy of that?

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child--and to Publish a Book

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

The title of Hilary Clinton's bestselling book, IT TAKES A VILLAGE: AND OTHER LESSONS CHILDREN TEACH US, was based on an African phrase. We all know t...

'Kirkus' Book Review Gets A New Owner -- From The NBA

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looks like Kirkus Reviews will live another day to praise -- and skewer -- authors, but with some rather unorthodox owners for a publication with a lo...

Kirkus May Be Revived

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Kirkus Reviews, a longtime publishing magazine that was supposed to shut down, may be getting a reprieve. According to a posting Tue...