Monthly Archives: July 2014

7 Life Lessons I Learned From Children’s Books

By Dee Donavanik, Publicity Director There has been lots of discussion about why YA books are gaining popularity among adult audiences, especially as several blockbuster adaptations are hitting the theaters. We’ve accepted that YA books have mass appeal and are not … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: Critics Weigh In On Amazon’s New e-Book Subscription

  By Nicole Martineau, Publicist   Last week, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited, a new e-book service that allows customers to read as many books as they want from a digital library of over 600,000 titles and thousands … Continue reading

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5 African Writers You Should Read Now

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   There was a time in my life when the only books I read were by African writers. I was an African Studies major in college, and in addition to my coursework on campus I … Continue reading

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Getting Support For Your Book

photo credit By Brian Feinblum, Senior Vice President and Marketing Officer   To promote your book you need time, money, ideas, a good book, a market and support. Who will help you become a book marketing machine?

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Summer Reading Requirements: Why It Shouldn’t Be Just for Kids

By Cori Cagide, Associate Publicist As kids most of us were assigned the dreaded required summer reading list sometime towards the end of the school year. I remember choosing which of the three uninteresting books I wanted to read, and preparing … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Read the Book Before You See the Movie?

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   In early June my mother notified me via email that she needed to see The Fault in Our Stars when it came out. She works in a middle school library and often reads many … Continue reading

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Tequila Mockingbird: MEDIA CONNECT Hosts Finn Parners Happy Hour

By Anna Patrick, Digital Publicist   Yesterday our division put on our first Finn Parnters happy hour, a literary-themed bash with bookish bites and literary liquor, fittingly named Tequila Mockingbird!

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New Additions to my Bookcase: A Book Lover Steps Outside her Comfort Zone

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist   Book lover’s confession: I have a ton of books that I haven’t yet read on my bookshelf, and I tend to be pretty consistent in terms of what I read. All summer I have been … Continue reading

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