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April’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review

Our monthly selection of starred reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books.

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March’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books from BlueInk Review honor two works of fiction: a dystopian saga and a thriller set in Australia.

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Does Winning a Literary Award Lead to Negative Reviews?

Thumbs Down

A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.

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February’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Being Frank about Vietnam

February’s notable reviews of self-published titles include stars for a ‘startling’ memoir about the Vietnam War and a ‘fascinating’ exploration of human rights.

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France’s Bernard Pivot: A Lifetime of Literature

Bernard Pivot (Photo: AFP Alain Jocard)

Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’

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Is 2014 the “Year of Reading Women?”

#readwomen2014

Several campaigns have started this year to encourage readers to pickup and appreciate more books by women writers.

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January’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Angel Hair

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books includes a pair of notable new novels, one about dysfunctional childhood in Western and another about a busy single mother.

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December’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Anvil of God

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books includes a stellar historical novel and a touching memoir of life as a teacher of disadvantaged students.

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November’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

A swansong for beer pong

This month’s starred self-published books of note include a fictional tragedy in pre-colonial Nigeria and a memoir where beer pong meets sado-masochism.

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Is the Gap Between Critics and Readers Widening?

Eliot Weinberger

Criticism is drifting away from literature and, as a result, further away from readers, said a trio of authors from Spain and the US at the Hay Festival Xalapa.

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