September 19, 2017

Different Types of Book Reviews by Seth Dellon (@ForewordReviews)


I recently bought a book from legendary American author, T.C. Boyle. When I got it home, I was jarred to notice that the book jacket contained exactly zero advanced praise. I became immediately skeptical that the book could possibly be any good—and we're talking about T.C. Boyle. Now imagine the value of that advanced praise if we're not talking about T.C. Boyle.

The value of book reviews can't be understated; but getting good book reviews requires commitments for tim...

September 19, 2017

The Ghosts of Galway: A Jack Taylor Novel


As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money-and with former cop on his resume-Jack has been hired as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, which is currently in the possession of a rogue prie...

September 13, 2017

Psychological thrillers that truly get under your skin; the sort that make you tell your friends "you must read this, it’s just so creepy

1. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016!
Now in paperback—the next blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl... “a finely-crafted novel with a killer twist” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins).
 On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and run...

September 8, 2017

When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be by Colleen C. Mitchell

“We are walking back to the Garden of Eden together and trying to remember who were when we were Eve.”
 
In When We Were Eve, Colleen Mitchell draws on the creation story in Genesis to show women God’s gracious plan for their whole being: body and soul in harmony with themselves, others, creation and their Creator. Through her own story and those of other women, she explores the many ways women struggle with their bodies and the way a biblical unders...

August 23, 2017

by Kevin Coolidge 

I own an independent bookstore, and I hear a lot of pitches from a lot of writers, and most of them aren't very good. In addition to working in my bookstore, I'm also an indie author. This gives me a unique insight from both sides of the pitch. 

Know Your Audience


When I ask you who your demographic is, and you reply, "My book is for everyone," you're wrong. As an independent bookseller, I need to know if a book is going to meet the needs of my customers. I have to be able to sell it, and that means knowing who is...

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