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A Look at the Man Booker Longlist Books by American Authors

By Adrienne Fontaine, Senior Publicist As a part of my summer reading, I read four of the five books written by Americans and named on the longlist for the Man Booker prize. The fifth, Joseph O’Neill’s The Dog, is not … Continue reading

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Should You Attend Writers Conferences?

By Brian Feinblum, Senior Vice President and Marketing Officer   I recently attended the Willamette Writers Conference where I spoke before 50 eager self-published authors, talking about how one can make his or her book marketable and how to promote … Continue reading

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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

photo credit 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, … Continue reading

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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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Four Ways a Speaking Event Helps Authors

photo credit By David Hahn, Managing Director I’ve often been asked over my career, “What is the best way to sell books?” And the “Chauncey Gardiner” in me loves to respond by saying, “The best way to sell books is … Continue reading

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Revamping Reading Rainbow for the Digital Age

photo credit By Nicole Martineau, Associate Publicist   If you grew up in the ‘80s or ‘90s, you’ve probably heard the exciting news that Reading Rainbow could be making a triumphant comeback, all thanks to LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter campaign. The … Continue reading

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