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

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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 ... Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards devote their Slippery Art of Book ...

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

Hence, reviewing is a serious responsibility, one reviewers shouldn't take lightly.” — Mayra Calvani, co-author, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing ...

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.

The Digital Literary Sphere

The book-reviewer identity crisis hastened by the rise of Web 2.0 has its exact ... Calvani and Anne K. Edwards' The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing (2008).

Author: Simone Murray

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421426099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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.

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.

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.

Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses Third Edition

The slippery art of book reviewing. Kingsport, TN: Twilight Times Books. Eyman, C. L. (2006). How to publish your newsletter: A complete guide to print and ...

Author: Cynthia Saver

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 9781945157219

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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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.

Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses Second Edition

The slippery art of book reviewing. Kingsport, TN: Paladin Timeless Books. Cipriano, P.(2013). Hospital nurse staffing for dummies. [Editorial.] ...

Author: Cynthia Saver

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 9781938835421

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Second Edition, is designed to help nurses bridge the gap between incomplete sentences and a published manuscript. The book’s contributors include the best and the brightest from publishing today. Most of the contributors have experience as editors of nursing journals, where their role is to decide which articles to accept for publication. These decision-makers share their important insights as to how they make their decisions, which will enhance the likelihood your manuscript is accepted for publication. The new edition covers, how to turn your dissertation or capstone project into a published article, how to write a letter to the editor and a book review, how to work with and manage contributors when writing a book, and how to understand open access, SQUIRE, APA, and more.

Authors Access

The slippery art of book reviewing. Kingsport Tenn: Twilight Times Books. Campbell, A. (2000). Forensic science: evidence, clues, and investigation.

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 www.AuthorsAccess.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com

Collection Management Basics 6th Edition

Books, or Books Kids Like? ... The Theory of Book Selection for Public Libraries. London: Grafton. ... The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing.

Author: G. Edward Evans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

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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.

Mam Graciela s Secret Dyslexic Edition

This book is printed in a font that everyone can read, including people with dyslexia.

Author: Mayra Calvani

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643722581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

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"This book is printed in a font that helps earlier readers and people with Dyslexia read more confidently. This font can be used by all. For more info go to www.Dyslexiefont.com Go to www.mcp-store.com to find out more about the typeface and discounts." Mamá Gracíela's TENDER, CRUNCHY, SPICY bacalaítos fritos are the best in town... Local customers (including stray cats!) come from all over the island to enjoy her secret recipe. But when the Inspector discovers that Mamá secretly caters to so many cats and he threatens to close her tiny restaurant, Mamá must come up with a plan to save it--and all of the animals she loves. This book teaches compassion to animals, problem-solving and ethnicity. It is written for/with dyslexic children in mind, and a reading guide is available to help you, as parents, interact with your child and the lessons in this book. Visit the author's website to download a copy of the reading guide: www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com.

Mama Graciela s Secret Dyslexic Font

This book teaches compassion to animals, problem-solving and ethnicity. It is written for/with dyslexic children in mind, and a reading guide is available to help you, as parents, interact with your child and the lessons in this book.

Author: Mayra Calvani

Publisher:

ISBN: 1365861546

Category:

Page: 34

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This book is printed in the Dyslexic font, the typeface for people with dyslexia. Go to www.dyslexiefont.com to find out more about the typeface. MamA GracIela's TENDER, CRUNCHY, SPICY bacalaItos fritos are the best in town... Local customers (including stray cats ) come from all over the island to enjoy her secret recipe. But when the Inspector discovers that MamA secretly caters to so many cats and he threatens to close her tiny restaurant, MamA must come up with a plan to save it--and all of the animals she loves. This book teaches compassion to animals, problem-solving and ethnicity. It is written for/with dyslexic children in mind, and a reading guide is available to help you, as parents, interact with your child and the lessons in this book. Visit the author's website to download a copy of the reading guide: www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com.

Mam Graciela s Secret

Visit the author's website to download a copy of the reading guide: www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com. The book is also available in dyslexic font.

Author: Mayra Calvani

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643720244

Category:

Page: 34

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Mamá Gracíela's TENDER, CRUNCHY, SPICY bacalaítos fritos are the best in town... Local customers (including stray cats!) come from all over the island to enjoy her secret recipe. But when the Inspector discovers that Mamá secretly caters to so many cats and he threatens to close her tiny restaurant, Mamá must come up with a plan to save it--and all of the animals she loves. This book teaches compassion to animals, problem-solving and ethnicity, and a reading guide is available to help you, as parents, interact with your child and the lessons in this book. Visit the author's website to download a copy of the reading guide: www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com. The book is also available in dyslexic font.

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

80 Jerry Floyd, “Into the Follies,” Sondheim Review, Summer 2011, 8. 81 Tom Shea, Broadway's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Dynamic Divas, ...

Author: Rick Pender

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115879

Category: Performing Arts

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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

through Italy, where she learned much about art. ... from beneath the critic's feet the slippery foothold of realism which, as against novelists who neglect ...

Author: Brian Tyson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271027814

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 522

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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.

The Divine Husband

—The New York Times Book Review “A meditation on the slippery nature of life to art and on the simultaneously artificial and essential nature of ...

Author: Francisco Goldman

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555846381

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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A devout woman finds herself adrift in late 19th century Central America in this novel of “deep imagination, stylistic verve, and psychological acuity” (The Washington Post). Set in late nineteenth century Central America and New York City, The Divine Husband tells the story of María de las Nieves Moran, whose brief career as a nun is ended in the wake of revolution. Forced to make her way in the secular world, María is surrounded by an unforgettable cast of characters: José Martí, the poet and hero of Cuban independence and the first man María loves; Mack Chinchilla, the Yankee-Indio entrepreneur intent on winning her hand; a British diplomat setting up a political impostor plot; and Mathilde, the daughter whose birth—perhaps fathered by one of these men—ruins María’s reputation and launches her on a journey toward a new future. This joyfully imagined novel of ideas is populated by Indian girls, wandering Jewish coffee farmers, the founder of the rubber-balloon industry, and one of Latin America’s greatest and most complex men. The Divine Husband is a sweeping, poetic novel rich in historical detail and vivid characterization. “Goldman echoes Flaubert, García Marquez, and even DeLillo.”—Bookforum

The New York Times Book Review

... at the slippery art of ambiguity . Zen , a functionary of the Italian Ministry of the Interior and a pragmatist to the core , is happy to accommodate ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015059401193

Category: Books

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

The Writers Directory

Publications : AS ANNE K. EDWARDS : Death on Delivery 2007 ; ( with M. Calvani ) Slippery Art of Book Reviewing , 2008 ; Jeremy and the Dragon 2008 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037943214

Category: Authors, American

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The Book Buyer

A Monthly Review of American and Foreign Literature ... judge companions as those who walk in slippery art as a skilful , consistent and courageous places ...

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ISBN: CHI:79236558

Category: American literature

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Faint Praise

The Plight of Book Reviewing in America Gail Pool ... Do I go searching for specialized reviews, of art books or poetry, ... It's even a slippery word.

Author: Gail Pool

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826217271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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"Pool's behind-the-scenes look at the institution of book reviewing analyzes how it works and why it often fails, describes how editors choose books for review and assign them to reviewers, examines the additional roles played by publishers, authors, andreaders and contrasts traditional reviewing with newer, alternative book coverage"--Provided by publisher.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

A book on pitching without mention of the incomparable Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez ... he would have given a fuller picture of the art's appeal .

Author: New York Times Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2500

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.