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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Spotlight on Jennifer L. Rohn

Dateline: the Isle of Sheppey, 50 miles east of London. A deadly new virus spreads between cats and their owners. Meanwhile, in the basement labs of a North London...

Male Bonding in the Rust Belt

In Yocum’s A Perfect Shot (Seventh Street, Apr.), former high school basketball legend Duke Ducheski disappears after running afoul of the mob in his small Ohio Valley hometown.How did...

He’s Baaaack: HarperCollins Reintroduces Skulduggery Pleasant

A dozen years ago, Derek Landy made a splash by selling his first manuscript, Skulduggery Pleasant, to HarperCollins and HarperChildren’s UK in a three-book deal worth $1.8 million. The...

The Indie Authors’ Guide to Writing Coaches

Writers tend to look for coaches once they’ve hit obstacles too big to overcome: they’re stuck and they need help, they’ve written themselves into a story they can no...

Napack Named CEO of Wiley

John Wiley Sons has named Brian Napack its new president and CEO. Napack will begin at Wiley December 4, and succeeds Matthew Kissner, who has served as interim...

“The West”

By Eileen Myles

Canadian Publishing 2017: Celebrating the Story of Canada

Earlier this year, Canada celebrated its sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Confederation, an event promoted with celebrations across the country. The anniversary made for...

Surprises, Relief, and Some Questions on Awards Morning (shelftalker)

   The big awards for the ALA Youth Media were announced on Monday morning, and like many of you, I was glued to the awards webcast. I did pretty well with some...

Refugees and Me: ‘PW’ Talks with Helen Thorpe

Thorpe follows a group of teenagers in a beginner-level English-language-acquisition class in Denver in The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom.The students whom you chose...

Book Cover Redesign: ‘Practice Makes Purpose’

This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Practice Makes Purpose by C. Paul Schroeder, who said the new cover “takes the project to another...

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Spotlight on Tom Baker

It's 1967, the Vietnam War is raging, and the facade of an old, conservative America has been ripped wide open. Tim Halladay is a...

Book Cover Redesign: ‘Vanished’

This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Vanished by N.V. Baker, who praised the new cover, calling it “captivating.”Many...

Indie Scouting Report: May 2018

In this month’s roundup of the best-reviewed BookLife titles, we highlight a posthumous memoir about an author’s battle with cancer, a disturbing thriller, a...

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