City Book Review Shows You Why You Should Get Your Book Reviewed (cool video)

The folks at City Book Review have been doing book reviews since 2008, more than 20,000 reviews over the years. If you’re an author and need a review, give them a try. Now that your wrote and published your book, next up is how to get your book reviewed by a professional organization. Many bookstores won’t carry a book that hasn’t been reviewed by someone, and there are fewer and fewer local newspapers that review books any more. So your chances to get reviewed are harder each year. Luckily places like San Francisco Book Review and their sister publications have …

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Crowds flock to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con

(CNN)Dressed all in black with her face exposed, Fatima Mohammed Hussein has come to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con event dressed as Bat Girl. “The minute I stepped in, I couldn’t believe this is happening here,” she told CNN. “It’s a big move for Saudi to have something like that.” Hussein was one of the many Saudis who dressed up and flocked to the coastal city of Jeddah to celebrate pop culture, comic books, video games, and film between February 16 and 18. .. #__ A post shared by Saudi Comic Con (@saudicomiccon) on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:05am PST …

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Grammy Awards 2017: The Complete Winners List!

Winners all around us! With all the awards that are given out at the Grammys, it’s amazing there are people who don’t win. But alas, there are some — and on the other end are the winners who take home the big honors! Ch-ch-check out all the winners (below)! Album Of The Year: 25 Adele – WINNER Lemonade Beyonc Purpose Justin Bieber Views Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth Sturgill Simpson Record Of The Year: “Hello” Adele – WINNER “Formation” Beyonc “7 Years” Lukas Graham “Work” Rihanna Featuring Drake “Stressed Out” Twenty One Pilots Song Of The Year: “Formation” Khalif …

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The Good Thing About Bad Reviews

Seven strategies for coping, moving on, and even making the most of a bad review By MaryGlenn McCombs   Several years ago, I sat in on a panel featuring some of the country’s most successful crime fiction writers. The topic?  Bad book reviews. The panel’s moderator began by reading snippets of comically bad reviews of […]

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Sound art: album covers by Ai Weiwei, Ed Ruscha and more in pictures

Musicians from Kanye West to Sigur Ros have employed A-list artists to design their album sleeves flick through some of the best Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/jan/20/sound-art-album-artist-record-covers-taschen-ai-weiwei-ed-ruscha-keith-haring-takashi-murakami

How Authors Can Get Speaking Gigs

By Scott Lorenz, Westwind Communications As a book publicist, I am constantly being asked to help authors get speaking gigs. But, it’s a specialty in itself and outside our wheel house. Authors can make a lot of money speaking, more so sometimes than selling books, but, often, it’s the book that creates the demand, so there […]

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Reviews – Aiming for the Brass Ring

By Mari Selby As an author, what do we most want from the publishing of our books? Public recognition Skyrocketing sales Simply spreading our message We may want all three, and receiving a review can mean grasping that brass ring. A review in a prestigious print magazine can truly make an author’s name and multiply […]

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