Book Industry News and Reviews

This is not a secret, but it does reinforce what the industry has known for some time: children’s lit is hot, whether YA, middle grades or picture books. If you’re looking for a genre that has great market potential, consider this Susan Carpenter piece in the LA Times: “The success of ‘Harry Potter, ‘Twilight’ and other has created a halo effect for the entire genre. And kids aren’t the only ones doing it.”

Children’s literature is a fast-growing genre thanks to ‘Potter’ & Co.

Lots of good articles in the LA Times Books section every week: http://www.latimes.com/features/books/

David Ulin Reviews Paul Auster’s Winter Journal

Ulin writes: This is the challenge of memoir, to take experience and strip it of our expectations, so reader and writer can see anew. It’s what Auster did in “The Invention of Solitude,” pulling apart the family stories to get at the conflicts underneath. There, he treated memory as a challenge, a roadblock, a burden with which we have to reckon.

Book Review: ‘Winter Journal’ by Paul Auster isn’t what it could be

Happy Sunday reading.

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About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.wigeonpublishing.com
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