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The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

ForeWord Best Book of the Year Award Winner under the Writing Category!

*US Book News National Best Book Award Finalist!

*Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist!

*EPPIE Award Finalist

*Currently used for reviewing course at 3 US universities and 1 university in the Netherlands.

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About the book

Are you passionate about books? Do you have the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers, yet are unsure about what makes a good review? Are you curious about the influence reviews have on readers, booksellers, and librarians?

If you’re an experienced reviewer, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing will serve as an excellent reference tool and amalgam of resources. If you’re a beginner, this book will show you how to write a well-written, honest, objective and professional book review. It will also teach you:

How to read critically
How to differentiate the various types of reviews
How to rate books
How to prevent amateurish mistakes
How to deal with the ethics and legalities of reviewing
How to tell the difference between a review, a book report, and a critique
How to start your own review site
How to publish your reviews on dozens of sites and even make money while you’re at it, and much more
If you’re an author, publisher, publicist, bookseller, librarian, or reader, this book will also bring to light the importance and influence of book reviews within a wider spectrum.

Purchase Info:

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

By Mayra Calvani & Anne K. Edwards

Twilight Times Books

Twilight Times Books

POB 3340

Kingsport TN 37664-3340

Phone/Fax: 423-323-0183

ISBN: 1-933353-22-8; 978-1-933353-22-7

Release Date: June 15, 2008

Trade Paperback

188 pages, $16.95


Foreword by James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
Twenty authors tell amazing stories about the efforts that went into writing their first book. 

Christine Amsden ~ "My Million Words of Crap" 
Darrell Bain ~ "The Story Behind The Pet Plague" 
Mayra Calvani ~ "Tips on Writing Your First Novel" 
Lee Denning ~ "Two Beginnings" 
Ginger Hanson ~ "Ten Lessons I Learned..." 
Toby Fesler Heathcotte ~ "The Manuscript from a Mystifying Source" 
Darby Karchut ~ "Wings" 
Linda Langwith ~ "The Serendipity Factor" 
Stephanie Osborn ~ "How a Rocket Scientist Becomes a Writer" 

Plus articles from Bob Boan, D Jason Cooper, Susan Goldsmith, Aaron Paul Lazar, Celia A. Leaman, Beverly Stowe McClure, Gerald Mills, Erica Miner, Bob Rich, Dorothy Skarles and Dan Starr.

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