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Teetering On Disaster Shelf Media hosts the annual Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition for best self-published or independently published book. In addition to prizes, the winner, finalists, long-listed, and more than 100 notable books from the competition are featured in the December/January issue of Shelf Unbound. It was 1992 when her father saw the[…]

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SMALL PRESS REVIEWS: Orange Hat Publishing Orange Hat is an independent, Wisconsin-based publisher that’s all about the dreamers and go-getters. Shannon Ishizaki started Orange Hat in 2011 because she loved the work – reading, amplifying inspiring voices, and helping dreams come true.. The Gnat & Corky Series. A child who may go blind. A big[…]

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Body, Mind and Quill By Christian Adrian Brown treasures, I wanted to dedicate my article to a man as near and dear to my heart and interests that I would idealize us—metaphorically, not in terms of professional achievements—as soul brothers: Haruki Murakami. He is a man as driven by discipline and restrained, concentrated emotion as[…]

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A little bit of everything from a scatter-brained, book-loving Mom.  By Megan Lord Hobbies? Oh yeah, I used to have some of those… especially reading! I could keep up with the best of them, reading at minimum a book a month, but usually 2 if I had a read book and an audio book. Then[…]

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The Non-Profit That’s Fostering Sustainable Access to Books and Education in Rural Asia By Sara Grochowski Today, READ has global headquarters in San Francisco, local country offices in Bhutan, India and Nepal. More than 2 million people have access to READ Centers and their trainings. READ Global’s impact boasts 2.5 million rural villagers with access[…]

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Introducing authors from around the world. Check out these translations of foreign language books From Across the Globe. Books from Africa Rain: And Other StoriesBy  Mia Couto, Eric M. B. Becker (translator)    Published in the aftermath of Mozambique’s bloody civil war, Mia Couto’s third collection seeks out the places violence could not reach, the[…]

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 The Bookworm Crush By Lisa Brown Roberts Article Written by: Sara Grochowski Romance enthusiast Amy McIntyre is a quiet introvert, in the background while her best friend and co-book blogger Vivian Galdi stars in their videos and social media. With Vivian distracted by her new boyfriend Dallas, Amy is forced to enter the limelight if[…]

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In America, our freedoms are often taken for granted. We can go wherever we want, whenever we want, by ourselves, without a chaperone. We can speak our mind about the government without fear of persecution. We can participate in any religion of our choosing, go to college, vote, and drive. We live in a democracy[…]

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By Chad Post,  Open Letter Books Back in 2007, when Open Letter Books was being established at the University of Rochester, we talked quite a bit about what the press’s mission would be. As part of the university’s developing translation programs for undergraduate and grad students, the primary goal was pretty straightforward: publish good books[…]

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