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2013-04-08 12:23:38

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysa Smith, author of The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series, a completely self-published and award-winning juvenile fiction series, has just passed sales of 7000 books - a volume that many beginning authors struggle in reaching. 'That's a great number,' says Smith, who relates that many authors she knows struggle with low sales and small royalty payments. 'Self-publishing is a two-edged sword,' she adds, 'While you have much control on...

2012-08-14 06:25:55

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Generation Y, those born between 1979 and 1989, spent the most money on books in 2011, taking over long-held book-buying leadership from Baby Boomers. That's according to the 2012 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Review, the publishing industry's only complete consumer-based report integrating channel, motivation and category analysis of U.S. book buyers. The Review, an information staple prepared by Bowker®...

2012-01-18 06:50:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirkus rendered its assessment of the new book Life Is a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life, calling the book, "A well-written, inspirational, uplifting book with spiritual overtones that should spur readers to achieve better things in life." Kirkus is one of the foremost experts on book reviews and represents the standard in the publishing industry and issued this review on January 13, 2012. Kirkus wrote the book offers "Advice for succeeding in...

2011-11-16 06:45:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Underdogs have more power than they think. And they might be going about asking for raises, promotions or buy-ins for their projects in the exact wrong way, according to breakthrough research conducted by the Showalter Group, an influence expert who helps organizations get powerful people on their side. "Every manager, middle manager and executive have had occasions in which they want to persuade someone of greater clout, prestige, or authority....

2009-05-14 10:32:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- That holiest of Holy Grails is surely a provocative story well told. Well, here's a book so highly-charged that two days after issuing its review, the independent, professional review service, Kirkus Discoveries -- in a rare if not unique reversal of its longstanding policy -- agreed to withdraw that review and re-assign the book to its most senior reviewer. That reviewer went on to praise the author as a "skillful, at times beguiling writer" who "makes his...

2009-05-06 12:07:00

LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Having reviewed the new novel, THE HOLIDAY PARTY (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover), the Kirkus Discoveries reviewer concludes that they are. The reviewer called this suspense genre novel, "A sharply observed saga of workplace tyranny." Kirkus Discoveries goes on to say, "A magazine's change of ownership precipitates skullduggery, sorcery and declining ad revenue in this corporate potboiler." Having spent over fifty years of his life working in the...

2008-10-08 18:00:00

By Karen Price AS far as poetic inspiration goes, motorway service stations would not be most people's cup of tea. But a group of people who have been moved to write odes to their favourite motorway stop-offs will be among those attending a Cardiff Literary Festival. Baylit, which opens tomorrow, aims to discover if literature is still attracting audiences through a host of innovative events. It will feature emerging authors with unique writing styles, not only within literature...

2008-07-02 06:00:18

By McLemee, Scott REFLECTING SCHOOLS FRENCH THEORY: HOW FOUCAULT, DERRIDA, DELEUZE, & CO. TRANSFORMED THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THE UNITED STATES BY FRANCOIS CUSSET, TRANSLATED BY JEFF FORT MINNEAPOLIS: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS. 408 PAGES. $25. If two mirrors are turned face-to- face, each will reflect the other's reflection of itself, and so on. Thus is generated (at least in theory) an image that resembles a tunnel going on forever-albeit to nowhere in particular. In practice, of...

2008-06-25 09:02:42

By DAVID MCVEY The Wednesday Book THE GOOD MAYOR By Andrew Nicoll BLACK & WHITE, Pounds 10 Order (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897 Near the end of The Good Mayor, the narrator confesses that "this story is much more about the telling than the things that happen in it". It's an apt observation because a quick reviewer's resume of the plot makes the novel sound a lot less than it is. Tibo Krovic is the mayor of the city of Dot, somewhere on the Baltic coastline. He's a good man,...

2007-11-25 03:00:15

By Dvorak, James D I. INTRODUCTION The past thirty years of biblical studies has seen the substantial growth and impact of social-scientific criticism of the Bible. Barton attributes, but does not limit, its rise to the following factors: The rise to prominence of the social sciences from the late nineteenth century on, and the impact of the sociology of knowledge in a wide range of academic disciplines; the influence on interpretation theory of the hermeneutics of suspicion represented...