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Poetry and Ponderings – Book Review

 

Author name: Diamante Lavendar

Name of the book: Poetry and Ponderings

Genre of the book: Poetry, Nonfiction, Inspirational

Book synopsis: In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault.

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The Girl in The Tower – Book Review

 

Book: The Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy)

Author: Katherine Arden

Rating: 4.5/5

Publishing Date: 25th Jan 2018

Publisher: Ebury

No. of Pages: 363

Goodreads Summary: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to live in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods.

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Why Just Anyone Can’t Write an Editorial Review

 

If you put “editorial reviews” into a search engine, you’ll find lots of articles on what editorial book reviews are and where you can find them. Some of the articles might suggest that you could look at lists of reviewers or bloggers and pitch your book to them for a review, and you might be thinking, “Great! I can get what I need for my book’s advertising for free!” Right?

Well…not exactly.

Editorial reviews aren’t the same as book reviews. Editorial reviews are used for the back of the book, for websites and book graphics, and editorial review sections of your book’s online purchasing information.

And here’s why just anyone can’t write one.

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Short Story Writing Contest! $250 Cash and Prizes Worth Over $3,200

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Hi all! I’m excited to announce A Writer’s Path’s first writing contest. We have an excellent panel of 5 judges and 6 sponsors, and we’re looking to make this a large event.

Writing contests are a great way to gain experience and have the possibility of winning cash and prizes. For the winners, it’s also a great thing to add to your writing resume.

Prizes:

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Walmart Makes a Late Entry Into the E-Book Market

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by Michael Corkery at The New York Times

Walmart is making a circuitous and belated push into the digital book market, teaming up with a Japanese company to sell e-books and audiobooks.

The deal with Rakuten, an e-commerce giant based in Japan, will allow Walmart to start selling digital books on its website for the first time later this year.

The move, which was announced late Thursday, comes years after Walmart’s archrival, Amazon, began to dominate the market for digital readers.

Walmart customers will be able to read the books through Rakuten Kobo e-reading devices — which have not taken hold with Americans the way Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have.

The partnership is part of Walmart’s effort to ensure that its online offerings include every conceivable product line, giving shoppers no reason to click over to Amazon.

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Why You Might Want an Editorial Review

 

Why You Might Want an Editorial Review

 

Some say reviewers are the lifeblood of publishing these days. It’s the way “word-of-mouth” happens, the way books get sold, and there are many bloggers and book reviewers out there who do unpaid book reviews all the time. So why might you want to fork over your hard-earned money to get an Editorial Review?

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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Type of Writing Contest?

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Hi all!

I’m mulling over hosting a writing contest here on A Writer’s Path, including a cash prize and donated prizes from writerly service providers. It’d be an exciting addition to the portfolio of services, perks, tools, and opportunities we feature.

My question is, if we were to host a writing contest, what length/type of work would you most like to see as the subject of the contest? Please see the poll below to let us know what you think.

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Vampire for Christmas – Book Review

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Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton
Publisher:  Dark Rose Publishing
Published: November 2,  2010
Genres:  Paranormal Romance
Pages: 91

What the Story is about.
The story introduces Rafe a vampire/vampire hunter and Shannon a demon hunter. They have worked together for two years. Their relationship was unconventional has Shannon hates vampires.  A vampire killed her family several years ago and since then she made it her mission to destroy them. As such, being partnered with one did not sit well with her.

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Free Manuscript Critique Comes to AWP Writers Club

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Hi all!

To let everyone know, free partial manuscript critique is now a benefit of A Writer’s Path Writers Club. Here is the page for the free services, accessed only by active members:

https://ryanlanz.com/writers-club-free-services/

(password protected)

We’re adding new free services all the time. In fact, I just added free query editing, free proposal editing, and free manuscript editing today.

If you’re not a current member, check out our club!

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