From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

(CNN)He stood 5-foot-4 and weighed 130 pounds. An angular, baby-smooth face made him look even less intimidating. Henry Johnson was at first just another railroad porter who toted luggage and smiled for tips. Johnson was a US sergeant standing sentry one night in a French forest when a German raiding party attacked. The swarming Germans shot Johnson in his lip, head and side. Yet Johnson kept shooting back. When his rifle jammed, he grabbed it by the barrel and clubbed more Germans. Then he used the bolo knife to stab and disembowel another enemy soldier. He kept throwing grenades until …

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The Device Trial by Tom Breen

5 stars from the San Francisco Book Review http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/product/the-device-trial/ Finalist in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards Story Summary: New York attorney Brian Bradford was severely injured and hospitalized after the violent confrontation at the end of the first novel, The Complaint. Having not learned his lesson from the first litigation against ZeiiMed, he decides upon his return to work to commence a second lawsuit against the billion dollar health insurance company. He agreed to file the suit after meeting the elderly Martha Dudley and learning that she was dying from a defective hip replacement device manufactured by a …

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So, you have your first review. Now what?

By Maryglenn McCombs One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a book publicist is delivering that first review of a new book to an author, and in some cases, the first ever review to a new author—especially when said first review is a good one.  Getting that first review is a momentous […]

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Press Kits: Separating the Amateurs from the Professionals

By Mari Selby Marshall McCluhan said, “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” Your press kit – or media kit ­– is a tool. It’s your chance to shape how you want to be perceived and received. Media kits are sent out along with your book to reviewers, interviewers, for possible speaking […]

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How To Make Your Book Appeal to a YA Audience

Originally posted to City Book Review on 3/23/17   By Morgan Rath You’ve finally done it! That young adult novel you’ve been working on for what feels like forever is finally finished and ready for print! So, now what? How do you make your book stand out amongst the crowd? Here are some tips of […]

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Reaching out to Book Bloggers—Part Two

Article originally appeared on City Book Review. By Bethany Brown As we all know—authors, publishers, marketing professionals and book coaches—reviews matter. Any time you can get your book reviewed; participate in an online interview, podcast or webinar; write a guest post or article or even provide an excerpt on a well-trafficked site, it’s good for […]

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The Ken wants to fix business journalism in India with a subscription model

Four formerreporters and entrepreneurs are attempting to fix Indias broken business media landscape and simultaneously prove that theres an audience and business for paying for quality journalism in the country. Subscription-based media is thriving in the West. The New York Times has seen its digital subscription base swell following the election of President Trump. In tech, The Information, founded by a former Wall Street Journal editor, has thrived with a mix of trend-based reporting and news scoops, while Stratechery, an analysis-focused newsletter/blog from Taiwan-based writer Ben Thompson, has also shown the model to be lucrative. Butthis is India, a country …

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Making the Most of Your Amazon Author Page

By David Wogahn | @Wogahn | authorimprints.com Most online stores give authors a chance to share information about themselves. But only Amazon goes so far as to provide website-like features to every contributor to every book they sell. The service is called AuthorCentral and it offers 5 author brand-building features: The ability to create a branded website […]

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Photo of Hillary Clinton reading news Pence used AOL email goes viral

Photo shows the former presidential candidate reading an article about the vice-president using private email to discuss sensitive matters as Indiana governor A photograph of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looking at a newspaper headline about vice-president Mike Pence dropped. Despite reports that other government figures including Obama administration defense secretary Colin Powell had used private email while in office, the state departments internal watchdog said Clinton had broken department rules. The extremely careless, the bureau found no criminal charges were warranted. After the election, Clinton wrote to Congress 11 days before the election, to say new emails had been …

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Reaching Out to Book Bloggers (Part One)

Original post from City Book Review on March 1, 2017. By Bethany Brown While there are many different components to a book launch, reaching out to book bloggers is a key piece of any book marketing or publicity plan. Reviews on book blogs, book mentions, author interviews, and guest articles are vital to increase exposure […]

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