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Why and BAD review can be a GOOD thing (and why bloggers owe you nothing)

One of the pleasures of publishing is other people’s reactions to your writing: I don’t imagine there’s a writer out there who doesn’t love getting nice feedback. 1,302 more words

A plea for reviewers - can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

So I find a lovely-looking review blog. The posts are thoughtful, fair and seriously considered. I look up the review policy and … it says ‘no self-published books’. 1,662 more words

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107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud

(Source: arstechnica.com)

The journal Tumor Biology is retracting 107 research papers after discovering that the authors faked the peer review process. This isn’t the journal’s first rodeo. 638 more words


Bad Reviews

I want to talk about bad Amazon reviews today.

When I was in college, I studied Communication. It was an interesting time – early 2010s, research being done about social media, the potential for sales online well known. 956 more words


Become a Guardian of Endangered Stories (A.K.A. Join My Street Team)

I can hear you asking, “a what now?” Guardians of Endangered Stories are members of my advance reading group/street team. These are dedicated fans who help support me and spread the word about my books. 73 more words

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Chapter 6: Persepolis

I’m really behind on my reviews but bear with me as I juggle schoolwork and reading and writing reviews.

Here is a review on Marjane Satrapi’s comic strip memoir where she grows up seeing the Islamic Revolution occurring right at her doorstep. 431 more words


Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I actually read Fahrenheit 451 in a few days in Cairns a month or so back, after my boyfriend let me steal it from his bookshelves. 241 more words

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