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Why Roz Chast Deserves Our Attention

Doesn’t it make you happy when people get what is rightly theirs? Doesn’t it make you crack a smile—you know, the kind where your gleaming teeth actually appear from underneath those seemingly permanently pursed lips—when what ...
 
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A Freelance Book Reviewer’s Reflections

At the end of July 2013, I left my job as a library assistant to set up as a freelance book reviewer. For just over a year, then, I’ve been writing reviews and other book-related articles on a self-employed basis. My one-year a...
 
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A Review of Autocrit
A Review of Autocrit
A Review of Autocrit

The Future of Editing – A Review of AutoCrit

The future of editing has arrived. I’m a writer first and an editor by default. Reducing my editing time is important. I want to present the best work I can, that I am capable of doing myself. I’ll admit I’m not the best editor...

 
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Book Marketing 2014
Book Marketing 2014
Book Marketing 2014

Book Marketing in 2014

2013 has passed in a flash and now we are into a new year with new goals and resolutions. Did you make yours yet? Or have you broken them already? In the last year the publishing world has changed drastically. Penguin and Rando...
 
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Color E-Reader Tablets

Electronic readers are now coming with full color, backlit screens, but are they any different from tablets like the iPad? Know the pros and the cons before you go shopping. This article covers the most popular color e-readers:...

 
Interesting Books
 

How to Start an Online Book Club

Book clubs have long been considered a chance for people to gather with friends to discuss a book and enjoy a bit of wine. Now book clubs are being founded online too, and it creates an opportunity for like-minded people from a...
 
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Free Digital Magazines Now Available at Some Libraries

The pleasure of reading a magazine is a visually stimulating experience. There’s the glossy feel of the paper, the color of the artistic photographs, and the layout of the text around the images. Some magazines communicate acad...
 
Awesome Books
 

Finding That Next Great Book

It’s a nice autumn evening. You’re curled up on your couch with a mug of hot cider in one hand and a great book in the other. The only problem you have now is that you are on the last page and have no idea what you want to read...

 
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Reading Paraphernalia

Last week I wrote about librarians’ pet peeves, and how devoted I am to my extensive bookmark collection. Now it’s time for a few more pieces of reading ‘equipment’ no bookworm should be without. First is a leather ...
 
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What’s a Summer Reading Program?

Every year public libraries all over the US are funded through tax dollars to organize events and interactive programs that engage the public to read more. It helps keep kids think critically and battles the dreaded “summ...