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Best of 2017: 10 Gift Ideas for the Reader or Writer in Your Life

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There’s nothing quite like sharing a book or a story with someone you know will understand and love it, the same way that you do. This commonality is what inspires book clubs, newsletters, fan sites, blogs, podcasts, and so much more, all centered on reading and writing. But one of the best things about being in a community of people who love books as much as you, are the presents book lovers give to one another. There’s really no better time than the present to get ahead on your holiday shopping. Here’s a list of 2017’s best gift ideas for the readers and writers in your life! Literary Quote Tote Bag  Okay, we can all say it: books are heavy. But for some reason,…

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Creating Characters That Readers Love: 3 Tips for Writers

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Walt Gragg, author of ‘The Red Line,’ shares with us and you his tips for creating unforgettable characters readers will surely love. One of the great things about being a writer is that you get to meet so many other writers along the way. From the extremely famous to the highly obscure, the chance to interact and talk about the trade with others who are a part of this business happens for most of us at least a couple of times each year. Something you soon learn is that none of us goes about the process of creating a novel in exactly the same way. There are as many approaches to this craft as there are people writing. No one…

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Frightened and Flustered: The Books You Read Too Young

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BookTrib is partnering with Early Bird Books to bring you more great content, including this article about some of your favorite novels as a teenager. Read on for more! A few weeks ago, an Early Bird Books meeting devolved into a passionate discussion about the books we stuffed under our mattresses, read by flashlight, and bought with our weekly allowances. Hilarity ensued. But after realizing our souls were similarly (and eternally) corrupted by Flowers in the Attic, we quickly realized we wanted to hear your answers, too. We were so excited to see your responses—yes, we did read all of them!—and hear about your innocent acts of bookish rebellion. While Judy Blume, VC Andrews, and Peyton Place seemed to have ruffled the most pre-tween feathers, there were a couple…

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Author Adam Hamdy Talks Writing Kryptonite and His Thrilling Novel ‘Pendulum’

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You wake. Confused. Disoriented. A noose is around your neck. All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope. You are about to die. Pendulum, Adam Hamdy’s newest and thrilling novel, tells the story of a battle-hardened photojournalist, John Wallace, and his struggle to outrun a masked man who wants him dead. Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted, no idea who his attacker is, and no idea how he will prevent the inevitable. Pendulum puts a deadly killer on his tail as Wallace fights to discover the truth of why he’s been marked for death. The novel itself was prompted by the rapid and profound changes the world has undergone in the…

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Introducing the ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’ Podcast, Featuring Interviews with Beloved Authors!

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If you are an avid fan of the beloved author John Grisham, here’s some exciting news for you: we are sharing the podcast he is recording on his Book Tour where he invites readers and fans alike to listen to what other authors have in store, his current works, and so much more. Grisham has been putting great focus on his new novel Camino Island, a fiction novel about a stolen F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript on the black market. Because a book tour like this hasn’t happened in 25 years, it is certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from some of your favorite authors, from David Grann, Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben, to Greg Isles, Lisa Scottoline, Ace…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 109: Build Buzz Around Your Book – Interview with M.J. Rose

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This episode begins our collaboration with DIY MFA Radio, a podcast for readers and writers. In this episode, Gabriela Pereira talks with bestselling author M.J. Rose about how to build buzz around your book. Rose shares her insights about book promotion and the best time to bring in an expert to market your book. She also speaks to the etiquette involved with approaching other authors on social media, and reveals the best thing writers can do to market their own books. For more detailed show notes, visit DIYMFA.com/109.  

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5 Podcasts That Will Drive Book Lovers Wild

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The Metro-North train to New York City is squealing atop a bridge as I flip restlessly through my iPhone. I’m on the way to The Matthew Corozine Acting Studio in Manhattan to perform in the end-of-the-year showcase. And I’m doing everything in my power to stop the retching nerves throbbing in my gut. I decide what I really need is a good story, a quick one-off to take my mind off things. I start looking for podcasts. There’s a smattering of paranormal tales, some comedy, and children’s bedtime stories, but none of them satisfy my longing to be completely distracted from myself. After a little more digging and some search-term modification, I end up tapping into a world that completely…

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