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Book Review: Thieves of State

Thieves of State by Sarah Chayes is informative, thought-provoking, very interesting and concisely written. Published this year, the book is about corruption and its devastating effects. A former journalist, entrepreneur and government...Show More Summary

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 28

The return of agency ebook pricing for three of the Big Five publishers hasn't had much visible impact on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List so far. In the meantime, Penguin Random House continues to dominate the rankings. The...Show More Summary

10 Things I Know for Sure About Book Marketing

I am often asked what I know for sure in the book publishing, book marketing, and digital marketing industry. While there isn't one magical formula for every author and every book, there are some specific steps you can take to carve out your niche, build your brand and create a community. 1. Show More Summary

You Are What You Read: Stop Vegetating and Get with the Program!

The Language of Health. The inside story. How the roots of words speak directly to you about how you think about yourself and your body. Put the pedantic approach behind you. Try some humor instead, mixed with a bit of scholarship. It's sure to put a smile on your face and some handy-dandy facts at your fingertips, right here. Show More Summary

Author Rachael Herron Tells Us About Love, the Coolest Writing Desk in the World and Her New Novel

One of my favorite things about being a writer is having the chance to meet other writers whose books I admire. I probably admire few books as much as I do Splinters of Light, my new friend Rachael Herron's powerful, poignant, and surprisingly...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Raise a Reader

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media book editor Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks a hunger for more big ideas and fine writing. Show More Summary

Read With Your Child As Often As You Can

March is National Reading Month, and that's a great reason to spend some quality time with your child reading together. My children are grown now and live in other states, but we still share book tips and sometimes very lively discussions! When...Show More Summary

Why I Don't Love Dr. Seuss... but 3 Reasons I Should

Confession: I don't love Dr. Seuss. I don't, and I haven't and I won't. So there. I said it. Only a few people know my true Dr. Seuss feelings because, as a reading specialist and former high school English teacher, I've been afraid to admit it. But now? I'm a bit more confident (maybe crazy?), and I'm a bit older and a bit wiser. Show More Summary

Retelling A Classic Novel -- From A Heroine's Point Of View

I read George Eliot's classic novel Daniel Deronda one rainy week in a rented cottage in a village similar to Pennicote, the small, boring and snobbish village to which Deronda's central female character, Gwendolen Harleth, is exiled (recalled from gambling and parties in the great cities of Europe) after her family loses its fortune. Show More Summary

Family Activities to Encourage Good Reading Habits

On March 2nd, we celebrate National Reading Day, which also coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday. Does your child have a love of reading? Studies show that if a parent is actively involved in a child's reading progress, the child has a...Show More Summary

The 8 Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own

I've never been a big fan of lists like "50 Books Your Kid HAS to Read" or "The 100 Best Children's Books OF ALL TIME." Typically, they make my blood pressure spike, tossing me between joy ("Ooh, good pick!") and rage ("No SylvesterShow More Summary

A Book Review and Interview: "Just Kids from the Bronx" by Arlene Alda

I introduced myself to Arlene Alda at a recent event I attended that featured her husband as guest speaker. I was interested in her and her upcoming book, Just Kids from the Bronx: An Oral History: Telling It the Way It Was. Abe Rosenthal. Show More Summary

Review: Do Your Om Thing

I've been practicing yoga, with a frequency that has varied between daily and weekly, for over 15 years. I've read parts of the Bhagavad Gita, I used to know the primary series by heart, and I've been on a week-long retreat that featured long periods of silence, a lot of vegetables, and 45 minutes of pigeon pose at a time. Show More Summary

Why Anastasia Steele Is A Great Role Model

I am not a film critic, not by any stretch of the imagination. Nor am I an expert on BDSM. Although after seeing Fifty Shades of Grey, I kinda want to be... And I haven't read the book, so any comparisons, for better or worse, are lost on me. Show More Summary

The Duff Author Kody Keplinger on the Film Adaptation, Writer's Block, and Self Esteem

These answers: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Answer by Kody...Show More Summary

'Live Right and Find Happiness': A Talk With Dave Barry

Photo: G.P. Putnam's Sons Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and New York Times bestselling author of Insane City and You Can Date Boys When You're Forty. From 1983 to 2005, he wrote a nationally syndicated humor columnShow More Summary

Inside Traditional Publishing: Agents and Editors, Working Together

One of my favorite panel discussions at the Backspace Writers Conferences I organized and ran for 9 years in New York City was one in which I invited an agent I knew and respected to bring in an editor they'd worked with for a discussion about the process of selling and bringing out a book. Show More Summary

'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

Photos by Leanna Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The New York Times best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries. Show More Summary

Finding Her Own Way in Paris: Meet Author/Publisher Adria J. Cimino

Meet Adria J. Cimino, author of Close to Destiny, and one of the publishers behind Velvet Morning Press. Cimino stepped away from both traditional publishing and the United States. After her move to Paris, she teamed up with author Vicki Lesage to form Velvet Morning Press. Show More Summary

Was Confucius A Republican?

Confucius, China's greatest sage, developed his world-changing philosophy 2,300 years before the birth of the United States. His teachings, though, are remarkably relevant to the debates currently raging in Washington. And remarkably...Show More Summary

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