Literary Links: The Book Cover Edition

We’ve all heard that you should never judge a book by its cover, but we also know that packaging and design are important to consumers.  For book buyers, cover design is often the first step to engaging a potential reader. After all, aren’t you more likely to pick up a book if the cover appeals to you, or if you recognize that cover from somewhere else – like from an ad campaign that you’ve been noticing on all your favorite sites? Plus, in the age of “bookstagrammers,” a photo-worthy cover can turn one purchase into many by inspiring social media friends and followers to pick up a copy as well. There’s a lot to cover on this subject (pun most definitely intended!), so this edition of Literary Links is dedicated to the not so subtle art of judging a book by its cover.

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Literary Links: Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Ushering in a new year can be refreshing, but it can also be stressful.  Between resolutions, readjusting to work/school schedules, and the post-holiday blues, January can be a bit of a rollercoaster.  But one thing we always look forward to in the new year is the annual lists of “most anticipated” books!  Here’s a roundup of such lists to help you get a jump start on your 2019 TBR stack. So cheers to a new year and new books!

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Literary Links: Holiday Edition

It’s December and you know what that means… holiday literary links!

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I’ve bought seven books this year for friends and family. Everyone knows I’m the girl who will be gifting books. I can’t help it! Are you looking to gift a friend a book too but not sure what to get? The Cut published The Best Books to Buy for Every Type of Friend. From the friend who has mastered the binge watch to the friend who live-streamed Princess Eugenie’s wedding (me), they’ve got you covered.

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Literary Links: “Best Books of 2018” Lists

There are a lot of great things about the holiday season, but one tradition we especially look forward to is the annual release of literary “best of” lists.  If you’re like us and always looking to add to your TBR stack and/or shopping for some bookish gift ideas for the holidays, please enjoy the below roundup of “Best Books of 2018” lists from around the web!  We hope you find your next great read!

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Literary Links: may we share these May links?

It may not be May anymore but we still think you may enjoy these literary links from May. (OK I’ll stop now… maybe.)

 

Netflix announced its first comic book with a trailer. The Magic Order will be a miniseries of 6 issues, and you’ll need to grab them quick once they arrive in comic book stores on June 13th – there won’t be a second printing regardless of sales.

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Literary Links: April Foolishness

This is a post about books and publishing, so naturally I’m kicking it off with… GQ? There’s been a lot of backlash over GQ’s recent list of 21 Books You Don’t Have To Read, which included The Holy Bible. Frankly I’m just a little scared because I never even realized there are books I do have to read. I’ve been assuming all those voicemails about the local police coming to arrest me were spam calls, but now I’m not so sure. Does anyone have an extra copy of the required reading list I can borrow?

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