The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

The aim of this book is to offer some guidelines in a clear manner supported with targeted examples of how to write and publish thoughtful, well-written reviews no matter their length, type or genre, and to examine the essence of reviews ...

Author: Mayra Calvani

Publisher: Paladin Timeless

ISBN: 1933353228

Category: Reference

Page: 180

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So you want to be a reviewer? Are you passionate about books? Do you have a talent for easily capturing the essence of a book after having read it? Do you often feel the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then book reviewing can be one of the most satisfying, rewarding activities you'll ever undertake. In fact, book reviewing can become addictive. The aim of this book is to offer some guidelines in a clear manner supported with targeted examples of how to write and publish thoughtful, well-written reviews no matter their length, type or genre, and to examine the essence of reviews within a broader spectrum. This book was written not only with the aspiring reviewer in mind, but for the established reviewer who needs a bit of refreshing and also for anybody -- be they author, publisher, reader, bookseller, librarian or publicist -- who wants to become more informed about the value, purpose and effectiveness of reviews. So take out pen and paper, a highlighter, and get ready to write great reviews! - Preface.

The Review as Art and Communication

First, it examines the phenomenon of book reviewing, a topic that has received relatively little attention, ... Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards devote their Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, essentially to instructing budding reviewers.

Author: Joey Skidmore

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443866675

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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The Review as Art and Communication not only presents the idea that book reviews, record reviews, theatrical reviews and reviews of any genre can be substantive essays on their own – expounding and elaborating on the concepts and ideas of the original material critiqued – but it also explores the “shelf-life” of the review: the odd phenomenon that just like other forms of art, some stand the test-of-time, and some do not. This book also collects the book reviews of one scholar: Max J. Skidmore, Sr. into one volume, using his ideas and themes to illustrate how reviews have a life of their own, evolving and developing beyond the original work covered.

The Book Review Companion

Reviews do have a positive or a negative influence on whether or not a person buys a book. Hence, reviewing is a serious responsibility, one reviewers shouldn't take lightly.” — Mayra Calvani, co-author, The Slippery Art of Book ...

Author: David Wogahn

Publisher: PartnerPress

ISBN: 9781944098155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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BOOK REVIEWS: STEP ONE ON THE ROAD TO BOOK SALES The Book Review Companion is a handy reference guide, loaded with feedback from authors and real-world experience. It includes step-by-step instructions for getting and using book reviews. - Proven review strategies applicable to any book, and any author - The ten major sources for reviews, including sixty resources - Amazon review policies demystified and clarified - A complete guide to soliciting and using endorsements and blurbs - Detailed instructions and resources for contacting book bloggers - A special bonus section written specifically for new authors No matter where you are in your author journey—traditionally published or self-published—you’ll find yourself returning to this guide again and again. Get The Book Review Companion today.

Writing the Annotated Bibliography

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing. Twilight Times Books, 2008. Hyland, Ken, and Giuliana Diani. Academic Evaluation: Review Genres in University Settings. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Pool, Gail. Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing ...

Author: Luke Beatty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000073065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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This comprehensive and practical guide covers the elements, style, and use of annotated bibliographies in the research and writing process for any discipline; key disciplinary conventions; and tips for working with digital sources. Written jointly by a library director and a writing center director, this book is packed with examples of individual bibliography entries and full bibliography formats for a wide range of academic needs. Online resources include sample bibliographies, relevant web links, printable versions of checklists and figures, and further resources for instructors and researchers. Writing the Annotated Bibliography is an essential resource for first-year and advanced composition classes, courses in writing across the disciplines, graduate programs, library science instruction programs, and academic libraries at the secondary level and beyond. It is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students and for researchers at all levels.

The Digital Literary Sphere

Some of the scant works on book reviewing are in fact memoirs, such as Anthony Curtis's Lit Ed (1998), or how-to guides, such as Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards' The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing (2008). 7.

Author: Simone Murray

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421426099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the “live” author-reader encounter? And does the growing army of reader-reviewers signal an overdue democratizing of literary culture or the atomizing of cultural authority? In exploring these questions, The Digital Literary Sphere takes stock of epochal changes in the book industry while probing books’ and digital media’s complex contemporary coexistence.

Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses Third Edition

Review your professional association's newsletter. Identify the three main areas that are the focus of the ... The slippery art of book reviewing. Kingsport, TN: Twilight Times Books. Eyman, C. L. (2006). How to publish your newsletter: ...

Author: Cynthia Saver

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 9781945157219

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 812


Highly anticipated and fully updated, Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Third Edition, is a practical and useful guide for nurses who need to bridge the gap from incomplete sentences to a published manuscript. Lead Author and Editor Cynthia Saver removes the fear and confusion most nurses have about the writing and publishing process. Along the way, 25 of nursing’s top writing experts and decision makers share important insights to help you increase the likelihood that your manuscript gets accepted for publication.

Authors Access

Straight talk for success: common sense ideas that won't let you down. Denver, CO: Front Row Press. Calvani, M., & Edwards, A. K. (2008). The slippery art of book reviewing. Kingsport Tenn: Twilight Times Books. Campbell, A. (2000).

Author: Irene Watson

Publisher: Modern History Press

ISBN: 9781932690989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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The industry's most experienced veterans are ready to share their hard-won success secrets with you about... Editing and working with an editorWriting effective proseÿMarketing your productÿAmazon programs and Amazon KindleÿBook Proposals that workÿExploiting Web 2.0 to promote your bookÿBook DesignÿFreelancingÿOnline sales opportunitiesÿBranding yourself or your bookÿBook ReviewsÿGhostWritingÿSelf-PublishingÿExpanding PublicityÿGalleys and ARCs and more...ÿ The distilled wisdom from interviews, reports, and lessons learned from dozens of guests over two years of weekly podcasts is now at your fingertips! Whether youre into nonfiction, childrens books, mysteries, romance, science fiction, or history, you can take your writing and marketing power to new worlds of possibility with ... Authors Access -- Where authors get published and published authors get successful! More information at From Modern History Press

Collection Management Basics 6th Edition

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing. Kingsport, TN: Twilight Times Books. Campbell, Sharon A. 2006. “To Buy or to Borrow, That Is the Question.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve 16, no. 3: 35–39.

Author: G. Edward Evans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

81 Tom Shea, Broadway's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Dynamic Divas, Surefire Showstoppers and Box Office Busts, ... 95 Mark Eden Horowitz, “The slippery art of the score,” Lincoln Center Theater Review, Summer 2004, 12–13.

Author: Rick Pender

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115879

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 654

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The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia is the first reference volume devoted to the works of this prolific composer and lyricist. The encyclopedia’s entries provide readers with detailed information about Sondheim’s work and key figures in his career, including his apprenticeship, his early work with Leonard Bernstein, and his work on television.

Bernard Shaw s Book Reviews

She also wrote Chantilly in History and Art (1913) and Algeria and its Centenary (1930) and contributed to the Burlington ... the critic's feet the slippery foothold of realism which, as against novelists who neglect that precaution, ...

Author: Brian Tyson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271027814

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 526

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These hitherto uncollected book reviews of Shaw--his first journalistic efforts--reveal much not only about the writer but also the culture of the time in which he lived. Between 1885 and 1888, Bernard Shaw published 111 book reviews in the Pall Mall Gazette. In spite of their importance as the first regular journalism Shaw wrote and the fact that the books (fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry) he read during these years must have formed the nucleus of his permanent library, the reviews have never before been analyzed in connection with Shaw's work. Brian Tyson has assembled the book reviews, complete with the books' titles, authors, and a brief biography of each author, including any comments Shaw made about the review, and has placed them in historical context, elucidating any interesting, difficult, or obscure references. Tyson's critical introduction places the reviews in the context of Shaw's work and Victorian society. The reviews are often characterized by the wit and brilliance that we associate with the later Shaw, shedding light on his development as a writer at his most formative stage. Regardless of the merits of the material Shaw was reviewing, it is amusing and enlightening to follow him down to the wandering tributaries of Late Victorian fiction and poetry, which reveal as much about Shaw as they do about the preoccupations and prejudices of the average reader of the day.