Should bloggers be critical? - a blogger's perspective

Should bloggers be critical? It's an interesting question. I suppose it depends on who you feel reviews are for. While I'm happy to share positive reviews with authors, I think reviews are for readers not writers. I know of authors who say they've learned from reviews and can see they can be useful but I'd say beta readers, critique partners, agents and editors were better sources of feedback. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should bloggers be critical? - a blogger's perspective

Should bloggers be critical? It's an interesting question. I suppose it depends on who you feel reviews are for. While I'm happy to share positive reviews with authors, I think reviews are for readers not writers. I know of authors who say they've learned from reviews and can see they can be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Riot, Grrrls: Marisa Crawford on Why Feminist Lit and 1990s Girl Culture Need More Critical Attention

Marisa Crawford is the founder of the feminist blog Weird Sister, which highlights writing at the intersections of feminism, literature, and pop culture. This spring the Feminist Press released The Weird Sister Collection, a vital anthology that collects a decade’s worth of writing published on... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-04-08 08:54:36 UTC ]
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PEN Union Cries Foul in Contract Talks as Criticism of PEN America Intensifies

A proposal in ongoing contract negotiations between PEN America management and PEN America United, its staff union, has led to charges by the union that the organization’s leadership is trying to stifle union members’ free speech rights—an assertion PEN management firmly disputes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The 2024 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Safiya Sinclair, Lorrie Moore, and Kim Hyseoon were among those to take home National Book Critics Circle Awards on March 21, at the second in-person ceremony held by the organization since the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Tor Books Criticized for Use of AI-Generated Art in 'Gothikana' Cover Design

The use of AI-generated assets in the cover art for the dark academia novel 'Gothikana' by RuNyx, originally self-published and reissued by Tor Books' romance imprint Bramble, has set off a debate about the role of AI in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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ABC warns staff of agenda-driven criticism after News Corp pounces on Aboriginal land comment | The Weekly Beast

Newsroom director decries The Australian’s ‘constant’ swipes at individual ABC employees. Plus: a mushroom misstepFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastWhen the ABC Indigenous affairs editor, Bridget... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-02-16 02:50:06 UTC ]
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At London Book Fair: International Publishers Association Perspectives

During London Book Fair in March, the IPA will contribute to programming and hold various membership meetings on the sidelines. The post At London Book Fair: International Publishers Association Perspectives appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-02-12 21:39:37 UTC ]
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Pulitzer-Winning Critic to Publish Book About Reality TV

An award-winning critic chronicles the rise of reality TV, a Virginia bill would ban book bans by school boards, and more news today in books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-02-07 16:10:04 UTC ]
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Finalists for the 2024 National Book Critics Circle Awards Announced

The Finalists for 2024 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced today. They include books published in 2023. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-25 15:20:11 UTC ]
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2024 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

Thirty finalists in six categories for this year's National Book Critics Circle Awards, which recognize books from the publishing year 2023, have been announced. 'Washington Post' critic Becca Rothfeld, author Judy Blume, and the American Library Association have also won special awards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Impossible People’ and ‘Roaming’ Top PW’s 2023 Graphic Novel Critics Poll

New York City in the mid-aughts set the backdrop for stylistically unique graphic narratives on a common theme—women at a pivotal moment of early adulthood and the transformative nature of friendships—which tied for the top spot on our annual graphic novel critics poll this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘Critical Hits,’ edited by J. Robert Lennon and Carmen Maria Machado

In the anthology “Critical Hits,” gamers like Hanif Abdurraqib, Alexander Chee and Larissa Pham explain what the medium means to them. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-20 10:00:28 UTC ]
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Patience, Perspective, and the Power of Story: An Interview with Toni Ann Johnson, by Scott LaMascus

Patience, Perspective, and the Power of Story: An Interview with Toni Ann Johnson, by Scott LaMascus Interviews [email protected] Mon, 10/16/2023 - 13:46 Storyteller Toni Ann Johnson uses her skills as an actor, playwright, and fiction writer to... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2023-10-16 18:46:19 UTC ]
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At Frankfurt: PRH’s Nihar Malaviya Headlines Publishing Perspectives Forum

The 2023 Publishing Perspectives Forum opens on October 18 with an onstage conversation with Penguin Random House CEO Nihar Malaviya. The post At Frankfurt: PRH’s Nihar Malaviya Headlines Publishing Perspectives Forum appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-07-27 14:15:46 UTC ]
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For Kate Morton, a Change of Perspective Changed Everything

After leaving England and returning to Australia, the best-selling author wrote a novel about a writer who left England and returned to Australia. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-04-20 09:00:37 UTC ]
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The National Book Critics Circle Awards Return to Manhattan

This year's National Book Critics Circle Awards, honoring books published in 2022, returned to its in-person format for the first time since 2019 to present awards to Joy Harjo, Hua Hsu, Ling Ma, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ukrainian Author Andrey Kurkov Among National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

A collection of fantastical short stories and a book of poems about escaping capitalist society were also among the 2022 winners. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-03-24 00:51:07 UTC ]
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Eric Brown, science fiction author and Guardian critic, dies aged 62

Writers, publishers and agents pay tribute to a warm, generous figure, author of more than 50 books ranging from SFF to crime to children’s literatureEric Brown, a prolific, award-winning author who published more than 50 novels, children’s books and short story collections, and who was the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-03-23 13:58:10 UTC ]
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Agents, Editors, and Publicists Share Perspectives at AWP23

Insights from literary agencies and publishers helped writing conference attendees imagine their paths to publication. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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