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Star Struck

Star Struck

If you look at the back of a novel published in, say, the 1980s—a good novel, I mean—you will almost certainly see a panoply of “blurbs,” publishing-speak for excerpts from reviews of the book. “A delightful entertainment,” the blurbs will say, or “Unexpectedly moving,” or “Drop what you’re doing and get a copy.” And the blurbs will be attributed to critics from newspapers and magazines around the country—if the writer was lucky, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly (and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Hartford Courant, the Tampa Tribune, perhaps, with a little less luck). Them...

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Back With a (Virtual) Vengeance!

Back With a (Virtual) Vengeance!

We are so thrilled to be doing (almost) live events again. As card-carrying Book People, there’s nothing we like better than settling in for a long evening with a great book, but talking about books comes a close second. And for the past umpteen months, of course…that hasn’t really been possible. Enter the magic of the internet! On Thursday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. EST, we are presenting our first VIRTUAL book event, featuring Alex Reeve, who thanks to the wonders of technology will be coming to us live from England. Alex writes the extraordinary Leo Stanhope series, about a young trans man who...

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Hey-La Hey-La, The Books Are Back!

Hey-La Hey-La, The Books Are Back!

The truth is, I am very much of two minds about writing a celebration post. On the one hand, I am DEE-LIGHTED that we are able to provide books again to our Felonious Friends. We were tangled in the mother of technological snares, stuck like a sticky thing, and I was not at all sure that we could find a way out. But to paraphrase Margaret Mead, never doubt the ability of a small group of thoughtful, committed people to do extraordinary things. Which is a fancy way of saying that a bunch of folks worked hard to solve the...

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We’re stuck!

We’re stuck!

We admit it: We’re stuck. Not between a rock and a hard place, but between their contemporary equivalents—one software system and another. In order to sell you books, we have to persuade these two systems to talk to each other, but right now, one is speaking English and the other….I’m thinking it’s 17th-century Pashto. We don’t want to invite you to order books, only to have to send you emails apologizing because those books are delayed…and delayed…and delayed, so for the moment, our website is out of the bookselling business.  However, we remain very much in the book publishing business; our books are most certainly still available elsewhere, and we want you to know...

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Kenneth Cameron: Farewell to a true gentleman

Kenneth Cameron: Farewell to a true gentleman

It's with great sadness that I have to report the death of Kenneth Cameron, author of the astonishingly good Denton series, and of many, many more books besides. The sadness is genuine, rather than a corporate simulacrum: I can't claim to have known Mr. Cameron well, but he delighted me in the few email exchanges we had. He was witty, gracious, deeply intelligent, and (and this really blew my mind) entirely willing to collaborate with a woman young enough to be his daughter. I made the very difficult decision to pass on the novel—his final novel—that I had been given:...

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