*+-Is it appropriate to include an author’s twitter handle when tweeting a review of said author’s book? David Duhr investigates and critics weigh in.
*+-For her scathing review of Rachel Cusk’s memoir, Aftermath, journalist Camilla Long wins the Hatchet Job of the Year award from The Omnivore, a book review database.
*+-Hatchet job or merely honest? Eight finalists are in the running for the Hatchet Job of the Year Award, a prize to honor the most scathing works of literary journalism.
*+-This month’s starred BlueInk reviews of self-published books include gripping dystopian fiction, the memoir of a medical doctor, and a ski resort thriller.
*+-This month’s BlueInk starred reviews of self-published books include a moving literary novel about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a prostitute and daily meditations for 12-steppers.
*+-The starred BlueInk Reviews of self published books for the past 2 months include a WWI thriller set in Vienna and finely wrought YA novel about abuse.
*+-Assuming you’re an avid reader who buys two or more books per month, how often do you buy a book because of a review? Every week, month, or less often?
*+-New book discovery site iDreambooks.com promises to collate reviews from reputable sources, thus helping readers make the better book buying decisions.
*+-This July’s starred self-published book reviews from BlueInk include a tense murder mystery set in Montana, the fictional bio of a 19th century Lakota boy, and more.
*+-New online mag EnCubierta helps readers find the best Spanish e-books, taking a stab at the growing problem of discoverability in the expanding e-book market.