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5 Ways For Authors to Handle Bad Reviews | Digital Book World

5 Ways For Authors to Handle Bad Reviews | Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
How do authors handle bad customer reviews? Here are 5 techniques for dealing with customers who pan your book.

Via Carisa Kluver
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Publicity, good or bad, is still publicity. The good news - someone actually read your book. The bad news - they didn't like it. But they're just one voice. I love the author's suggestion of making a list ahead of time of what you will and won't pay attention to in reviews.

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The real Hundred Acre Wood - home of Winnie-the-Pooh

The real Hundred Acre Wood - home of Winnie-the-Pooh | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
January 18 is A.A. Milne’s birthday and has now become Winnie-the-Pooh Day, an occasion on which to celebrate the author’s most beloved creation. The first book was published 90 years ago, delighting young children (and their parents) with its simple tales of adventure in the woods.
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Happy Winnie-the-Pooh day!
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How these popular children’s books explain Donald Trump’s victory

How these popular children’s books explain Donald Trump’s victory | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Maybe it's that they illustrate a world to which many of Trump's voters long to return.
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Interesting perspective.
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"Watership Down" author dies

"Watership Down" author dies | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Richard Adams, author of the famous children's book "Watership Down," has died at the age of 96, his family said in a statement on his official website.
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One of my all time favorite books.
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Hidden gems of 2016: great reads you may have missed

Hidden gems of 2016: great reads you may have missed | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
From AJ Lees’s extraordinary memoir Mentored By a Madman to Fiona Melrose’s Midwinter and Julie Myerson’s chiller The Stopped Heart, our critics recommend the reads that slipped under the radar
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5 Billionaires Who Credit Their Success to Reading

5 Billionaires Who Credit Their Success to Reading | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Reading worked for these billionaires. Will it work for you?
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No surprise here but found their book recommendations interesting.
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Who was Louisa May Alcott and what is her famous book Little Women about?

Who was Louisa May Alcott and what is her famous book Little Women about? | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Women growing up in 19th Century Massachusetts were not expected to be particularly influential, or to fight for human rights, but Louisa May Alcott, one of the best-known female authors of the time, was rarely one to conform to type.
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Happy Birthday Louisa May Alcott!
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10 books that have changed the world for the better

10 books that have changed the world for the better | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
There are books that we read for pleasure, and then there are books that can touch us profoundly, open our eyes to injustices and even act as a catalyst for social change.
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I love lists like this that expose me to books I would not know about otherwise. Just wish there were fewer ads on the website. 
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PW’s Best Children’s Books of 2016 Announced | Children's Book Council

PW’s Best Children’s Books of 2016 Announced | Children's Book Council | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The @PublishersWkly editorial team looked over 2,000 titles to determine the best #kidlit #books of 2016! https://t.co/Em5jfk8NGM
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Always excited to see what made the list.
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OMG, There's Now A Roald Dahl–Inspired Clothing Collection For Kids

OMG, There's Now A Roald Dahl–Inspired Clothing Collection For Kids | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Your childhood dreams just cam
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I am not an affiliate of this company but what a great Xmas present - your favorite childhood book and clothes to match.
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Inside the Groan-Inducing World of Pun Competitions

Inside the Groan-Inducing World of Pun Competitions | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Our writer dove into the linguistic thunderdome of wordplay battles. The English language will never be the same.
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Who doesn't love a good pun?
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Pop-up books do NOT help children learn new words, claims expert

Pop-up books do NOT help children learn new words, claims expert | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The research, by Dr Jeanne Shinskey from the University of London, tasked young children with identifying a starfruit for the first time after learning about it in a book (stock image).
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I would not have thought this. Wonder if the test size was large enough.
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What You Read May Shape What You Write

What You Read May Shape What You Write | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Disappearing down the reddit rabbit hole? Why you might want to read some Dickens or Colson Whitehead, instead.
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Not all reading is created equal as this study points out. If you want to write well, read well.
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Teaching with Graphic Novels | Edudemic | Learning Technology News

Teaching with Graphic Novels | Edudemic | Learning Technology News | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Modern graphic novels have emerged as effective teaching tools that help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading. | Learning Technology News
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Goodbye Moon: Authors Share Their Favorite Children's Books

Goodbye Moon: Authors Share Their Favorite Children's Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Bestselling authors share their favorite children's books. Recommendations from Ann Patchett, Lowis Lowry, Tana French, Megan Abbott, Roxane Gay, and more.
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Okay so I thought this would be just "another list." But it is so much more than that. The books here are amazing and mind expanding. Check them out. 
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10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
What are you waiting for?
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Always good to review the basics.
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The 10 Best Business Books Of 2016

The 10 Best Business Books Of 2016 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
From leading with grit to practicing deep work, these page turners introduced us to some new ideas this year.
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Sorry to say I haven't read any of these yet but they're now on the list. 
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Penguin Young Readers Together with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to Establish the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award in Memory of the Late Author and Illustrator | Children's ...

Penguin Young Readers Together with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to Establish the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award in Memory of the Late Author and Illustrator | Children's ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
❤️ https://t.co/Km7JG5RBlP
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A great honor for a great author/illustrator!
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The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.
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7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Sharpen Their Memory

7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Sharpen Their Memory | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Life is richer and school is easier with a strong memory. Here's how to help your child develop one.
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Encourage reading and talk about books - of course!
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The myth of the disappearing book

The myth of the disappearing book | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
E-book sales are falling, even though many said they would "kill" print books. Computers and television were also supposed to spell the book's demise. At one point, people even feared the phonograph.
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This reminds me of my years in banking when the check was always going to disappear. 
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The Amazon Rapids App Gets Kids Reading—But It Can’t Replace Books

The Amazon Rapids App Gets Kids Reading—But It Can’t Replace Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Pediatricians and early childhood educators say it's great to experiment with new reading formats. But Amazon Rapids still can't replace a good old paperback.
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Too much screen time or making literacy fun? What do you think?
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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents.
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Good to know they aren't just wasting their time. 
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6 ways you can help support the right to literacy around the world

6 ways you can help support the right to literacy around the world | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Literacy is a human right. To help foster independence and life-long learning around the world, start with these six steps.
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781 million people can't read or write - how sad.
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Temple Grandin to Publish Children’s Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin Young Readers | Children's Book Council

Temple Grandin to Publish Children’s Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin Young Readers | Children's Book Council | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin to Publish Children's Book About Invention and Innovation With Penguin .. #childrensbooks #kidlit https://t.co/lOnOeQrksh
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She is a true inspiration to all of us. I'll definitely be getting this book for my grandkids.
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7 Phrases to Help Your Public Speaking

7 Phrases to Help Your Public Speaking | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Keep your audience's attention and make them remember what you said by sneaking these phrases into your next presentation or speech.
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As authors we often find ourselves speaking to groups. These 7 phrases are helpful to keep in mind. 
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