October 28, 2021

G.O.P. attack involving Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” inflames Virginia gubernatorial contest

Oct 28 2021 A new online advertisement released this week by Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate, features a mother who pushed to have Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” banned from her son’s English curriculum eight years ago, citing the book’s graphic scenes. When that failed, she started an effort that eventually became a bill passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, but that was rejected by former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat now running to win back his old job. Left unsaid in the ad was that the mother and her husband are Republican activists, that their son was a high school senior...

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How to Market Your Book with Reviews to Get Stronger Engagement

Reading Time: 2 minutesBook reviews are something we’re all after, but on the quest for more (because you always need more) you should also be considering how to market your book with the reviews you amass along the way! People Like What Other People Like It’s brilliantly simple. And book reviews are the best way to show potential buyers you’re a sure thing. But that doesn’t mean all your reviews have to be 5 stars, far from it. In fact, learning how to market your book with the constructive criticism that comes your way is also a critical skill to...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 28, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Secret Place by Tana French for $1.99 Night Film by Marisha Pessl for $1.99 11/22/63 by Stephen King for $2.99 Jackaby by William Ritter for $1.99 The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle for $1.99 The Collected Novels Volume Two by Alice Hoffman for $2.99 Uglies by Scott Westerfeld for $1.99 Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia for $4.99 (Don't) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen for $1.99 Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones for $2.99 The Faithless Hawk...

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