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

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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.

The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.14.2014 | Books

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The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2013 | Books

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Can Guys Write Romance Novels?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
John Blumenthal

Hoping to cash in on the insanely lucrative market for romance novels, I decided to write one with my friend, Barry Golson. Granted, the genre is dominated by women, but so what? How hard could it be?

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Donna Tartt, Dan Simmons, and Bush and Cheney in the White House. Plus: Philip Roth analyzed. ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, why it's normal to be a perv, retelling "Pride & Prejudice," and the best mystery stories of the y...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Elizabeth Gilbert, new Jeanette Winterson, new Jeffrey Deaver. Plus: the sequel to one of PW's...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, new Stephen King, new Jhumpa Lahiri, new Julian Barnes. Plus: fairy tales done by cartoonists. ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Thomas Pynchon, new Eric Schlosser, and a song that will save your life. Plus: tracking down C...

The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.13.2013 | Books

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Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Suzanne Collins's picture book, Paul Harding's second novel, and Jonathan Lethem's latest. Plus: a...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Margaret Atwood, new J. M. Coetzee, new Daniel Woodrell. Also, a must-read poetry collection. ...

9 Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the dead return to life, blood-pumping episodes of derring-do and heroism, and Amy Grace Loyd's Th...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the newest from the author of Schindler's List, the letters of an underrated novelist, and the won...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, 2013's most detestable narrator, the wonderful new Javiar Marías novel, and Orwell's letters. Plu...

The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.28.2013 | Books

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Publisher Weekly's First E-Book Single Lands on Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

An e-book single from Publishers Weekly about the behind-the-scenes pricing battles for e-books has become one of the surprise nonfiction best sellers for the week of June 23.

The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | Books

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The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.07.2013 | Books

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The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books

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Week's Hottest Reads

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2013 | Books

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An Author's Guide to Publishing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

After publishing 17 books traditionally -- from Knopf to Penguin to W.W. Norton -- I decided to explore what my New York literary agent calls "the great experiment" of indie publication. Even for a technophile, indie publishing was a high learning curve.

The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books

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The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.12.2013 | Books

-- Week ending April 7th, 2013, powered by Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2013 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION...