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How to Create a Giveaway Campaign for Your Book Launch

How to Create a Giveaway Campaign for Your Book Launch If you’ve seen any giveaways or contests online, you’ll notice that some are more complex than others. The reality is that the setup process doesn’t have to be difficult no matter how complex your campaign is. In fact, we have an easy 7-step process to […]

2019 Children’s Book Award Winners

2019 Children’s Book Award Winners Today we learned which books were selected for the top awards honoring children’s and young adult books published last year.  The American Library Association awards were announced here in Seattle, which is always fun, and over the past month or so I’ve been doing a lot of guessing as to […]

Rome: Where Migrants Face Eviction as Fascists Find a Home

Rome: Where Migrants Face Eviction as Fascists Find a Home Across Italy, some 10,000 migrants and refugees are living in squats. In search of shelter, many have joined vulnerable Italians in occupying empty buildings. The housing crisis is not an accident. It is part of a deliberate strategy by the government to make Italy as […]

2019 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

2019 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Congratulations to the finalists of the PEN America Literary awards, announced this week (winners will be revealed on February 26). Recognizing the best in the fields of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, translation, and more, recipients will share a $370,000 cash prize. Small presses and debuts dominate the shortlist, […]

Imperial Exceptionalism

Imperial Exceptionalism It is hard to give up something you claim you never had. That is the difficulty Americans face with respect to their country’s empire. Since the era of Theodore Roosevelt, politicians, journalists, and even some historians have deployed euphemisms—“expansionism,” “the large policy,” “internationalism,” “global leadership”—to disguise America’s imperial ambitions. According to the exceptionalist […]

Celebrity Picks: Debbie Macomber’s Favorite Reads of 2018

Celebrity Picks: Debbie Macomber’s Favorite Reads of 2018 You will not meet a more caring or involved author than Debbie Macomber. She is a writer who is deeply immersed in helping others and giving back to the world, and yet she also manages to write a lot. In fact, she says that protecting her writing […]

Finding My Father’s Auschwitz File

Finding My Father’s Auschwitz File Auschwitz and Dachau frame the emotional structure of my life. Thinking of my father in the course of a day, I think of Auschwitz. Thinking about my mother, I think about Dachau. I still think often about their murdered children and murdered spouses. The few details I know about my […]

Online Book Tours and Why You Should Do Them

Online Book Tours and Why You Should Do Them When you imagine a book tour, you might picture authors trekking from city to city, entertaining crowds of avid readers with special readings or signing copies of their latest book until their fingers bleed and their shoulders require icepacks. Isn’t that the dream? For some it […]