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Video Interview: Joanna Philbin

RT Book Reviews Find it! By Author / By Title Search over 40,000 reviews Try our Advanced Book Search Help Advanced Book Search Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e. all Mysteries published in January 2001 with 4.5 rating). If you want to search for a name or phase, include quotation marks around your search term (example: "Deborah Smith") Visitor Login Visitor login is required to post a review and comment on the blog and other interactive features on the site. Use your same username and password to register for the RT Forums. / Community / RT Daily Blog / Video Interview: Joanna Philbin Video Interview: Joanna Philbin BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 03, 2013 | PERMALINK RT's Morgan recently sat down with author Joanna Philbin , whose new YA release Rules of Summer is a must-read story of the season. The author is known for her widely successful Daughters series, about the children of celebrities, which Joanna can relate to as the daughter of Regis Philbin. Like her Daughters books, Rules of Summer also focuses on privileged teens, but heroine Rory wasn't raised in the lap of luxury like Philbin's previous heroines. Set in East Hampton, Rory goes to work for the wealthy Rule family and gets caught up in the lavish country club lifestyle, a slow-building romance and an unlikely friendship with Isabel Rule. In this video interview, Philbin shares her own experiences vacationing in the Hamptons as a teen and how her two seemingly opposite female protagonists in her latest novel manage to have an unforgettable adventure.
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What You Need To Know About New Adult

5893708200422982286.jpgFind it! By Author / By Title Search over 40,000 reviews Try our Advanced Book Search Help Advanced Book Search Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e. all Mysteries published in January 2001 with 4.5 rating). If you want to search for a name or phase, include quotation marks around your search term (example: "Deborah Smith") Visitor Login Visitor login is required to post a review and comment on the blog and other interactive features on the site. Use your same username and password to register for the RT Forums. / Community / RT Daily Blog / What You Need To Know About New Adult What You Need To Know About New Adult BY Elissa Petruzzi, JUNE 24, 2013 | PERMALINK The New Adult workshops at RT?s convention were standing room only, as everyone wanted to learn what was going on with this hot new genre. With heavy hitters like Abbi Glines , Cora Carmack , Jennifer L. Armentrout (who writes New Adult as J. Lynn), Molly McAdams and more, we had the genre?s superstars on hand to impart their wisdom. Here are five take away points: (L to R) Authors Sophie Jordan, Cora Carmack, Molly McAdams, Abbi Glines and RT Editor Elissa Petruzzi 1. New Adult: Not Just Contemporary. The panelists all expressed hopes that subgenres within New Adult will start popping up soon. They encouraged the audience to start writing (and reading) suspense, paranormal, dystopian and any other angle that might interest them. Panelists explained that the only way New Adult will survive is by growing and expanding. There?s proof of that happening already, as J. Lynn?s upcoming Frigid has a fun suspense subplot, and Stephanie Tyler?s amazing Defiance is a (deep breath) post-apocalyptic, motorcycle club, New Adult. 2. Age is Just a Number. The panelists stressed that while New Adult protagonists are generally ages 18 to 25, what really matters is what they?re going through in their lives.?New Adults? are dealing with big issues as they grow up and find their places in the world. They?re having big, important, first relationships, thinking about their careers, often living on their own for the first time and relating to their parents in a whole new way. 3. Heat Level May Vary. While some New Adult titles are scorching, like Abbi Glines?, who stressed that her books are not for young teens, the sexy content varies from book to book and author to author. J. Lynn?s books are often steamy, while Cora Carmack?s books are a bit milder on the heat scale. So long as the sexytimes are pertinent to the story, have at it?or not! 4. Shelf This. As things now stand with New Adult titles, they?re shelved at different places throughout physical bookstores. From romance to fiction to Young Adult (which, some authors stressed, is not the place for hotter New Adult titles), NA is still looking for a permanent home. In the digital realm, a few relevant keywords will do the trick, but for brick-and-mortar stores, you might have to hunt a bit. Long term, authors are hoping for a?New Adult? section, which means that expansion we mentioned in point one really needs to take off. 5. The Time is Now. Throughout the RT convention, many agents and editors were looking for New Adult manuscripts. So if you?ve got a coming-of-age tale languishing on your laptop, polish that sucker and get it out there. Check out our list from Pitch-A-Palooza to see some potential interested markets. Looking for some great New Adult reads? Check out RT's Everything Young Adult Page. Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
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Secrets Of The Universe: 5 Great SF And Fantasy Summer Reads

http://media.npr.org/assets/bakertaylor/covers/l/love-minus-eighty/9780316217781_custom-6b7135e6948e04762b64117a9c9f0acd78f91415-s6-c30.jpgAndrew Bannecker Andrew Bannecker This summer, you can expect to be profoundly haunted by some of the best works of speculative fiction the season has to offer. The protagonists in these novels are mobbed by the ghosts of history, by the re-awakened dead, and by their recollections of traumas so formative that they transcend personal experience to become species memory. They are also, somewhat humorously, dogged by all the secret truths that have been edited out of Wikipedia entries. The recovery of lost information seems a fitting fictional theme during a summer when the nation is riveted by stories of how our intelligence agencies secretly gather vast quantities of data about us. This theme is so common in science fiction and fantasy that it has almost become a cliche, but each of these books strikes out into unexpected terrain as they explore the ways the past catches up with us. A middle-aged man wonders whether he really deserved to have his life saved by a witch-goddess when he was a boy. A serial killer travels through time, trying to change the future with his carefully selected murder victims. Cryogenically preserved "bridesicles" are re-animated by men who want mail-order brides from the past. Each of the books I've chosen here is fantastic precisely because it undermines our expectations at every turn. Independent Booksellers Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How? Like Wikipedia, this book is written by many contributors but forms a unified whole. Sticking strictly to Wikipedia formatting, each chapter is a "missing" entry, detailing everything from the lost history of Nancy Drew's mother to the life of the independent, 19th-century female author who inspired Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher." Editor Duchamp, a longtime publisher of progressive, independent science fiction, has put together a wicked and witty sendup of how history is written today? and how some people and stories are systematically edited out of it. It's both an experiment with alternate history storytelling and a kind of companion piece to Beukes' Shining Girls. We are invited to think about whose stories disappear from the timestream, and why some ideas are so quickly erased by cultural amnesia and editorial "consensus." For anyone who has ever fallen into a Wikipedia fugue state, reading entry after entry, this book will feed that burning lust for knowledge? and invite you to wonder whether a crowdsourced history is still written by the winners. Annalee Newitz writes about the intersection of science and culture. She's the editor in chief of io9.com , and the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.
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Amazon's Kindle Worlds Allows Fan Fiction Writers To (Legally) Sell Their Work

5887305461355470090.pngFind it! By Author / By Title Search over 40,000 reviews Try our Advanced Book Search Help Advanced Book Search Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e. all Mysteries published in January 2001 with 4.5 rating). If you want to search for a name or phase, include quotation marks around your search term (example: "Deborah Smith") Visitor Login Visitor login is required to post a review and comment on the blog and other interactive features on the site. Use your same username and password to register for the RT Forums. / Community / RT Daily Blog / Amazon's Kindle Worlds Allows Fan Fiction Writers To (Legally) Sell Their Work Amazon's Kindle Worlds Allows Fan Fiction Writers To (Legally) Sell Their Work BY Cyndy Aleo, MAY 22, 2013 | PERMALINK Amazon has some big news for fan fiction authors and readers alike this morning, announcing the launch of Kindle Worlds. The e-commerce company's latest project is an online platform for fan fiction authors (writers who use characters or settings created by someone other then themselves) to publish? and sell? their creations. On Kindle Worlds, these new works will be licensed, with profits shared by the fan fiction authors and original creators. The launch is specific to certain fandoms? Warner Brothers Television Group's Alloy Entertainment division's Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. While these franchises are all teen focused, Amazon anticipates adding more licenses "soon" so perhaps we will get adult centered worlds. But handling more mature audiences can lead to problems. A close look at Kindle Worlds' terms include a guideline about "pornography," stating: "We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts." Considering that a lot of the repurposed fan fiction we've seen so far has been firmly entrenched in the erotica realm? EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Christina Lauren's Beautiful Bastard , just to name two? this guideline is probably the one being talked about the most online right now. (As a side note, it is important to point out that both James and Lauren's works are not licensed or endorsed by Stephenie Meyer, the creator of the YA Twilight series which the Fifty Shades and Beautiful series are based on.) Since fan fiction has already shown a propensity to skew 'hot', where will the bar be set at for "pornography" or "offensive" when it comes to sexy times? Is it safe to assume that EL James' infamous tampon scene wouldn't have made the cut? And what about slash (homosexual) fan fiction that's prevalent in fandoms ranging from Star Trek to Teen Wolf? We probably don't need to ask about Supernatural's "Wincest," though, do we? So once we deal with the sex issue, where will that leave authors? Romance author Tessa Dare wondered if it could create a new marketing tactic: "Rejected by/Too hot for Kindle Worlds". And if this type of fiction does sell, does that mean publishers have a new, legal avenue to sue authors of erotic fan fiction? Only time will tell, but I for one will be watching Kindle Worlds closely. As a former fan fiction author, I'm conflicted. Greatly. Amazon getting its fingers in this pie could be setting a legal precedent no one wants to confront, and could conceivably jeopardize online fan fiction archives like FanFiction.net and Archive of Our Own. Then again, this barn door has been not only left open, but burned down with the number of former fan fictions that have been put out by major publishers. If licensing by the rights holders sets some guidelines? for argument's sake, let's say around the idea of things like torture porn? and allows the rights holders to allow the practice of writing fan fiction to continue without the legal gray area that's been widely debated in online forums since the publication of Fifty Shades, I can see the pro side of this development. What do you think about Amazon's new Kindle Worlds? Let us know in the comments. And get more publishing industry news here. Tags: Publishing Industry News, E-Book
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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

5888298676237317794.jpg/ Community / RT Daily Blog / Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JUNE 06, 2013 | PERMALINK One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. Historical Romance http://www.snkbrand.com Submitted by? (not verified) on June 11, 2013 - 2:20am. The earliest pair with sneakers this Kobe owned to the court appeared obey? to be named EQT 2000. It had been, adidas enterprise was offering his innovative? technology with "Feet A person's Wear". There are actually five attractions designed while in the shoe outsole allowing for good aid and reply. This running shoe was style and design in bare appearance. As a consequence of this aspect, people loved the shoes of your technology yet not the wanting. The next some may be EQT 2010. The EQT 2010 appeared to be designed likewise as EQT 2000, there seems to be not a great deal change while in the shoe superior, thicker midsole was added onto the shoe that creates this shoe stronger. And next is a EQ Top showed to the slam dunk around NBA All-Star. Adidas KB8 appeared to be Kobe's initially signature boots and shoes. The leg techinques that Kobe?F50? rocked to the court appeared to be decorated around white/black; there seems? to be Feet A person's Wear know-how in athletic shoe outsole. The herringbone sample CTR360? in sturdy rubber outsole gifted good grip to the court. On top of that, the shock reducing system by way of Torsion procedure made the following sneaker one of the valuable to get collecting Kobe boots and shoes. After this, it arrived at The KOBE I ACTUALLY, and A KOBE II. These not one but two series could not receive popularity with the public customer happiness crazy out-looking and loss of the things about lightweight, good shock reducing and breathanility which have been must- currently have features around basketball boots and shoes. Top Eight Supreme Very low sneaker was the very last shoes this Kobe wore while in the contract by using Adidas. Kobe as a final point dismissed a contract by using Adidas for the reason that he could do not receive a shoes that might stand F50? to get his identity. This is one of my favorite Submitted by chloex (not verified) on June 6, 2013 - 9:36pm. This is one of my favorite E-books! I love reading E-book and any articles about our advance technology today.Have you heard about the 5 social SEO strategies and media marketing shared Good to know about this one. Submitted by IolaMiddleton (not verified) on June 6, 2013 - 6:51pm. Good to know about this one. I think it is time for me to go to the bookstore and buy some new books. - The Balancing Act
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