Playing it straight: Cover conventions in 'grip lit'

Genre is a funny thing in the book trade: almost essential as a marketing tool, yet used too strictly, or taken as a metonym for too wide a range of titles, it inevitably attracts ire. The nom de guerre currently in vogue is “grip lit”. Whether one objects to the term and its use or not, it has, like every other fiction trend to have snowballed in recent memory, accrued an aesthetic all of its own. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Kensington Brings U.K. Grip Lit to U.S. Readers

Britain's domestic and psychological suspense writers offer a dark, edgy take on this mesmerizing genre. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Harry Potter's female readers now driving the boom in 'grip lit'

Millennial women who grew up reading JK Rowling’s wizard series are driving sales in other genres as they reach their 20s and 30s, according to recent researchThe women switched on to books by Harry Potter are shaping the literary world, according to new research, boosting the market in... Continue reading at The Guardian

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YA Cover Trend: Realistic Illustrated Covers

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Cover to Cover bookshop under new ownership

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Exclusive cover reveal: Sarah Thankam Mathews’ All This Could Be Different.

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Ann Patchett on why she isn't doing a conventional book tour — possibly ever again

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The Reading Agency reveals 2022 Quick Reads covers

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