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8 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Use Book Reviews To Market and Sell Your Novel

Whether you’re an indie author or signed with one of the majors, one of the most underutilized assets writers & publishers have are book reviews. If you’re like most, your book has acquired a mix of unsolicited reviews, paid reviews from sites such as Kirkus or Clarion, and blurbs from fellow writers. How that you’ve got feedback, you need to put these precious reviews to use. Here’s how

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Best Books: The Top 5 Thrillers of 2010

So many books to read and so little time. We’ve read more great books this year than in any other in recent memory. Increasingly, talented authors seem to be drifting into the thriller genre with new approaches to familiar literary conventions. Here’s our take on the best of the best so far.

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Book Review: Justin Cronin’s The Passage

Earlier in the year, we called Justin Cronin the ultimate literary outlier. Cronin, the winner of the Pen/Faulkner award for a book that his Iowa Writer’s Workshop cronies must have admired, went off and wrote himself a gory-ass vampire novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, it ‘s far more prestigious […]

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David Baldacci’s New Thriller Enters Bestseller List

David Baldacci’s latest thriller, Deliver us from Evil, entered the LA Times bestsesller list at #3 last week despite lukewarm reviews. The prolific author has a had a string of hits since his debut, Absolute Power, and has created a sizable following over the past several years. Publisher Weekly’s take: “David Baldacci’s sequel to The […]

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Best Thrillers: The Summer Reading List, Part 1

Already thinking about beach books for summer vacation? Consider these new and upcoming thrillers. Line of Succession, by William Tyree After a series of political assassinations throw Washington leadership into disarray, a group of Pentagon insiders begin retaliating against Islamic radicals abroad while several forces seemingly vie for control of the White House behind the […]

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Is Glenn Beck Really the Oprah of Thrillers?

A few weeks ago I posted a blog questioning  the business wisdom of Vince Flynn’s association with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Lielly (whoops – I mean O’Reilly). And while I realize that many of you disagreed with my assertion that Rush Limbaugh is too divisive of a figure for a mass market success like Vince […]

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Latest John Le Carre Novel Touted as His Best

Legendary spy novelist John Le Carre apparently hasn’t missed a step. NYT reviewer (and spy novelist in his own right) Alan Furst calls Carre’s latest book, A Most Wanted Man, his “strongest, most powerful” novel. With a career as distinguished as Carre’s, that’s really saying something. Check out the full review.

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