July 27, 2021

Outside the echo chamber

The polite, white middle-class mass that encompasses most of the publishing industry doesn’t hold prejudice against foreigners, probably voted Remain, and yet they will still shut the door in your face. If you’re not British and middle-class, the chances are that you won’t understand the subtle and unspoken cues that separate you from the inner circles of networking that uphold this industry. Even if by the skin of your teeth you get a first class degree from a Russell Group university, it means little to people whose perceptions of class are ingrained into their psyche.

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2021 Booker longlist announced, contains four Americans

Jul 27 2021 The longlist for the Booker Prize has been announced, including four American authors: Nathan Harris, Patricia Lockwood, Richard Powers, and Maggie Shipstead. The prize is worth £50,000 ($68,860). A shortlist of six will be announced on September 14, and the winner will be announced on November 2. Of the authors with shortlisted books, only Kazuo Ishiguro is a previous winner. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories

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Unique Author Branding and Content Ideas Using August Observances

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt’s time to run through our August observances and unique author brand enhancements and content ideas for your monthly book marketing plan!Without a regular connection to readers, you’re just another book on the shelf. Take the time to make yourself stand out by using our monthly observances and tips to create interesting content with your own unique twist. This is part of really refining your author brand! Timely content that uses popular and trending search terms and hashtags is a great way to enhance your visibility and improve SEO in a very simple way. And what’s really...

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Do You Have To Cite A Definition? The Best Answer You Can Find

Definitions refer to a statement describing a term. The primary aim is to provide the meaning of the term so that anyone who reads it can understand without breaking a sweat. The objective is not to confuse anyone, as many people think. Authors use definition, likewise students and academicians. There is nothing wrong with using definitions in a book. But then, since the idea doesn’t belong to you, do you have to cite it? These and many more questions are what we will be answering in this post. So continue reading to learn more. Do You Have To Cite A...

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Bookish Cosmetics & Perfumes

Books and cosmetics may not be two things you would immediately connect, but there is a treasure trove of makeup and perfumes out there in the wilds of the internet that are literary inspired and just waiting for you to find them. Treat yourself this summer and add some bookish themed lip balms, makeup, and signature scents to your collection, because, well…why not? Enjoy this gateway collection, broken into three parts: lip balms, makeup, and perfumes. You’ll find bookish inspiration ranging from fantasy and beloved classics to mythology and more. This is a sampling from all different independent businesses and...

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