May 2022

R.L. Stine is Releasing New Horror Stories for Kids This Summer

R.L. Stine is best known for his kids’ horror series, Goosebumps, and his teen horror series, Fear Street. He’s written hundreds of books, most of them in the horror genre, and they’ve seen massive success. While the original Goosebumps series ran from 1992 to 1997, there are still new books coming out in the spin-off series, such as Goosebumps SlappyWorld. Goosebumps was adapted into a movie, starring Jack Black as a fictional version of the author, in 2015. A sequel came out in 2018. In 2021, the Fear Street series was adapted into a trilogy of movies on Netflix. Despite...

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6 Strategic Benefits to Self-Publishing an eBook

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe get a lot of authors that come to us looking for help with a new release, that don’t realize how strategic self-publishing an eBook can be. And this happens for two primary reasons: The author is using a publishing service and just assumes they need to use them for every edition of their book. Or likes the convenience factor, which is fair! The author wants to test the market with their print book first and just doesn’t have a set date for their eBook. Now, if you fall into the first category just know you can...

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1984 is Banned in Belarus, Bookstore Owner Detained for Carrying It

Belarus, an Eastern European country bordering Russia and Ukraine, has banned the sale of 1984 by George Orwell as of May 19, 2022. While the book was written in 1949, it was not translated into Belarusian until 1992, and it was republished in Belarus by Yanushkevich Publishing House in 2020. Yanushkevich Publishing House recently opened a bookstore in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. They were visited by pro-government journalists, and later police, who confiscated 200 books (including from their apartment) and detained the publishers, Andrei Yanushkevich and Nasta Karnatskaya. The publishing company had previously had equipment confiscated by the government...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 29, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer for $2.99 Heartsick by Chelsea Cain for $3.99 Deception by Selena Montgomery for $1.99 The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein for $2.99 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley for $2.99 The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld for $1.99 Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw for $1.99 Horns by Joe Hill for $2.99 Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron for $3.99 Bird Box by Josh Malerman for $2.99 The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup for...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 28, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron for $3.99 Bird Box by Josh Malerman for $2.99 Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera for $2.99 The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup for $1.99 Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi for $1.99 Zorrie by Laird Hunt for $2.99 Overground Railroad by Candacy A. Taylor  for $2.51 You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott for $1.99 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad for $4.99 Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 27, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad for $4.99 Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch for $1.99 The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert for $1.99 The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso for $2.99 We The Animals by Justin Torres for $1.99 Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair by Emma Tarlo for $0.99 You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle for $2.99 Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian for $3.99 The Recovering by Leslie Jamison for $2.99 Patsy by...

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Why Every Self-Published Author Should Hire A Marketing Company

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs a self-published author it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the things, especially the marketing. And I get it, I’m a self-published author too, so I totally understand the desire to want to focus more on the writing. And that’s why when I need to shift over to doing my own promotion, I don’t actually do it on my own. I want to be clear it’s not because I have a team at the ready (yes, it’s a great bonus), but the real reason I don’t do all my own book marketing and promotion is because...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day: May 26, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Recovering by Leslie Jamison for $2.99 Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn for $2.99 I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan for $1.99 Taft by Ann Patchett for $1.99 The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins for $1.99 The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman for $2.99 Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler for $1.99 The Unbroken by CL Clark for $4.99 D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins  for $1.99 Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang for $2.99 The Taste of...

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High School Activist Given PEN Award for Organizing Protests Against “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

A Florida high school activist has been given a PEN award for organizing protests against the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. The PEN/Berenson award was presented to Jack Petocz at the annual PEN America Literary Gala on May 23rd for “exceptional acts of courage in the exercise of freedom of expression.” The award recognizes his efforts in organizing a statewide student walkout earlier this year to protest HB 1557, the bill that’s become known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill prohibits discussing anything relating to gender identity and sexual orientation from kindergarten to third grade within schools. The walkout...

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