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HarperCollins Union Has Voted To Strike

The HarperCollins union represents over 250 employees in various divisions of the company, from legal to design to editorial and sales. They have been in negotiations since December of 2021, and the process was made more complicated by HarperCollins recently acquiring the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade division. The union says HarperCollins will not allow the new employees at the bargaining table or recognize their seniority. The union is bargaining primarily for higher pay, which they claim hasn’t kept pace with inflation and does not reflect a living wage in New York. This is made especially frustrating because of HarperCollins’s recent...

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7 Of The Best Book Marketing Strategies: Great Advice from Neil Patel

Reading Time: 12 minutesI love this little gem of a post by the ever-awesome Neil Patel discussing some of the best book marketing strategies. I have been reading Neil’s stuff for years and if you aren’t familiar with him, this post is a great way to get to know both his breadth of knowledge and his accessible writing style. And after you finish this post, take a minute to peruse some of his awesome content on all things search engine optimization, keywords and creating great websites! How to Market a Book: 7 Strategies By: Neil Patel It might feel like...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for July 3, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende for $2.99 Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai for $2.99 Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett for $1.99 Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson for $1.99 The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune for $2.99 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for $1.99 Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins for $1.99 The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams for $2.99 Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda for $2.99 Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West for $2.99 The Iron King by Julie...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for July 2, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda for $2.99 Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West for $2.99 The Iron King by Julie Kagawa for $3.99 Transcription by Kate Atkinson for $1.99 A Spy in the Struggle by Aya de León for $2.99 Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood for $1.99 Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz for $2.99 Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart for $2.99 My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa for $1.99 Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare...

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How To Directly Impact Democracy: Book Censorship News, July 1, 2022

There’s no point in typing “it’s been a week” anymore because every week is A Week. But as we continue into a crumbling democracy, the growing sense of hopelessness is hard to ignore. The fall is going to be brutal for schools and libraries across the country. We know this, given how last school year went and how the summer has turned into an opportunity for right-wing groups to protest and intimidate those showing up to library Drag Queen story times and those stealing or complaining about Pride displays. This summer is ample opportunity for these groups to recalibrate and...

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How to Create An Effective Website: Book Marketing Podcast Episode

Reading Time: 2 minutes We decided to do this long-form episode of our book marketing podcast because we get so many requests for website evaluations, which I love doing – and, in many cases, authors don’t really know where to start when it comes to a website. We see this a lot: an author puts a bunch of stuff on their website because they think that’s what goes on a website. But they’re missing the point that their website should be focused on a very particular market, and rarely does turning it into a digital resume or superficial biography of...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 30, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson for $1.99 Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw for $2.99 The Cactus by Sarah Haywood for $2.99 Everywhere You Don't Belong by Gabriel Bump for $1.99 Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades for $1.99 Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee for $1.99 The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey for $1.99 Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore for $2.99 Palace of the Drowned by Christine Mangan for $2.99 Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston for $2.99 The...

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The 50 Best Book Covers of 2021, As Chosen By Graphic Designers

AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Arts) annually announces the 50 best book covers of the previous year, as chosen by a panel of judges. They “evaluate each work’s integrated design approach, including concept, innovation and visual elements such as typography, illustration, and/or information design.” They have just released a gallery of the top covers of 2021 in a range of genres. They include nonfiction like Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births by Michelle Millar Fisher and Amber Winick, cover designed by Natasha Chandani and Lana Cavar and novels like The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk,...

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