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Book Promotion: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Flickr Creative Commons: Thad Zajowicz These days there are so many ways of promoting a book—yet also so many chances of that book not being noticed at all in the flood of promotion that washes over people daily. So as an author, what do you do? In this post I’m …

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Book Business: A Bookseller Interview

Flickr Creative Commons: Second-Half Travels The book business is divided between two divergent yet synergistic entities: art and commerce. As authors, our stories are imaginatively composed, subjectively appreciated, and diversely interpreted. These qualities don’t particularly abide by Wall Street rules, but to make writing a vocation, the work cannot exist …

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A Selection of Pictures from the Book California Crazy Edited by Taschen

Big donut drive-ins, owl-shaped ice cream parlors and giant boot shaped cafes … just a few of the novelty highway eateries once found in the United States’ South West, and now documented in California Crazy American Pop Architecture published by Taschen. This wacky style of roadside architecture became synonymous with the West …

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Dealing With Book Promotion Fatigue

image by Guillaume Joly Writers get tired. The process of writing, of editing, of writing some more, of editing some more, of searching for representation, of reworking the book yet again, of waiting so long to see your words in print that you forget you even wrote some of them, …

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Have a Tough-to-Describe Book? One Approach

Please welcome author Abby Fabiaschi to WU today! Abby’s debut, I Liked My Life, releases in paperback this week. It has earned a starred Booklist review (“Warm and hopeful, this marvelous debut stands next to novels from Catherine McKenzie and Carolyn Parkhurst”), was named one of PopSugar’s best books (“A heartbreaking …

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The Art and Craft of the Book Proposal

So–the publisher or agent you’ve written to has responded favorably to your query letter, and now asks to see a book proposal. Attention spans aren’t long at the submissions coalface and if you miss your moment, it may not come again. It’s important that your proposal is not only ready …

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Is Your Book Movie Material?

Please join me in welcoming WU’s newest contributor, Julie Carrick Dalton! Julie holds a Master’s in Creative Writing and Literature from Harvard Extension School and has won several literary awards, including the 2017 William Faulkner Literary Competition. Her agent, Stacy Testa at Writers House, is currently seeking a home for …

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21 of the Biggest Book Club Books for Spring 2018

Spring has a lot of wonderful treats in store for book lovers! If your book club is looking for fresh ideas, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest, most conversation-worthy books coming this season. Take a look at some of the best book club ideas 2018 has in store for …

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21 Popular Book Club Books Recommended by Bookstores

If your book club is looking for some new ideas on what to read next, check out our list below! Featuring popular book club books recommended by bookshops across the nation this winter, this selection of novels is sure to spark group discussion. Publishers’ descriptions included below.   Beartown by …

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