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Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher and existential nihilist, who in 1964, turned down the Nobel Prize in Literature, because “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time”. Kidding! That’s something another great philosopher and nihilist, Kanye West, said to Taylor Swift in the 2009 VMAs. Kanye West is an American rapper who’s…… Continue reading Who said it: Kanye West or Jean-Paul Sartre?

AuthorsGetLit

AuthorsGetLit: 3 ways you can find book bloggers to review your book.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Check out our first 2 posts! AuthorsGetLit: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book. AuthorsGetLit: How to write a book review request email.   So,…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: 3 ways you can find book bloggers to review your book.

AuthorsGetLit

AuthorsGetLit: How to write a book review request email.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Last week, I gave you 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book. It was a list of pointers for making your first contact with a…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: How to write a book review request email.

AuthorsGetLit

AuthorsGetLit: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Authors and publishers usually reach out to bloggers to get them to review their books. In addition to press releases and magazine reviews, one of the best ways…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book.

Book Reviews

Songs from Richmond Avenue by Michael Reed

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Michael Reed reached out to me requesting for a review back when I was on vacation. In his mail he wondered if I’d “be interested in reviewing [his] literary/satire “Songs…… Continue reading Songs from Richmond Avenue by Michael Reed

Chai break

Chai Break: How positively have authors responded to your negative reviews?

Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft. In…… Continue reading Chai Break: How positively have authors responded to your negative reviews?

General · Listicle

The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.

There comes a moment in every book blogger’s life where they turn around, look at all the review copies they haven’t got around to reading yet, and wonder what the hell were they thinking. Here are the 5 stages of dealing with your ever-increasing TBR pile. Stage 1: Denial This is where you go numb.…… Continue reading The 5 stages of dealing with all your unread books and ARCs.