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Book Review: J by Howard Jacobson

Reviewed by: Myles Friedman *I receive no monetary or in-kind compensation for my reviews. All opinions are my own* Quote Worthy: What if all harmonious relationships on Earth were dependent on the mutual hatred of an Other? Howard Jacobson explores this world in his dystopian novel J, where the Other has been removed from public […] The post Book Review: J by H...

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“Tell The Best Story You Can” & Other Tips For A Successful Writing Career

We had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Robin Antalek for this week’s Women On Wednesday, where we talked to her about her journey to writing, publishing and what it means to be a female author in this industry. 1. What is your view on the importance of women having a presence in the writing […] The post “Tell The Best Story You Can” �...

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Top 5 Book Marketing Techniques Inspired by the Fashion Industry

By: Jessica Barrah At CompletelyNovel, we get a lot of authors asking us how they can create a buzz about their books on a budget. To answer them, we’ve been doing a bit of research about unique marketing ideas from a very different industry – the world of fashion. So what can selling books and flogging […] The post Top 5 Book Marketing Techniques Inspi...

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Book Review: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Reviewed by: Myles Friedman *I receive no monetary or in-kind compensation for my reviews. All opinions are my own* Quote Worthy: If you’ve never empathized with hippie counterculture in late-sixties America, reading Inherent Vice may prove a transformative experience. Author Thomas Pynchon, by way of Larry “Doc” Sportello, has created an unlikely hero that eve...

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The Beauty Of Being A Hybrid Author

This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing the talented, Catherine Ryan Hyde author of 27 published and forthcoming books. Her bestselling 1999 novel Pay It Forward was made into a major Warner Brothers motion picture starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. It was chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and […] ...

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5 Tricks To Maintaining Your Creative Flow

By: Daphne Gray – Grant  As a professional writer, I’ve overcome a lot of bad habits in the past 30 years. Funnily enough, the hardest one for me to change was the most worthwhile to fix. And what was it? Editing while I wrote. Not that there’s anything wrong with editing. In fact, the best writers edit […] The post 5 Tricks To Maintaining Your Crea...

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I’ll Take Manhattan: The 5 Best Books About NYC

By: Nicole McArdle New York City. There are songs about it, comics based on it, countless TV shows and movies set in it and thousands of words inspired by it. Being a NYC based company, we wanted to share our favorite literature about the city with our readers. Below are five works that tell intimate […] The post I’ll Take Manhattan: The 5 Best Books About...

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Book Review: A Sister to Honor by Lucy Ferriss

Review by: Nicole Armeno *I receive no monetary or in-kind compensation for my reviews. All opinions are my own* Quote Worthy: A Sister to Honor sheds light on the complex meaning of familial honor and cultural values. The book opens in the Pakistani family home of Farishta. We are quickly introduced to her family and […] The post Book Review: A Sister to Honor ...

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For The Visual Bookworm

Ring in the New Year by following these book lover Instagrams. Feed that craving for all things bookish & maybe even discover a new read! Chronicle Books  A SanFran based independent publisher, this account is full of coffee, food and stacks of books. Honestly, what more do you need in life? Twitter: @ChronicleBooks Blue Eyed Biblio […] The post For The Vi...

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