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How Would YOU Like to See YOUR Book Here? Riddle Brook Publishing is Now Accepting Submissions!

How Would YOU Like to See YOUR Book Here? Riddle Brook Publishing is Now Accepting Submissions! | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it

We are interested in projects where the manuscripts are complete (or nearly complete).

 

Please send a query letter (including a brief synopsis of your book and a bit about yourself) to:

 

Query [at] riddlebrookpublishing [dot] com

 

If we're interested, we will request a proposal and/or a manuscript.  Please be patient: it can take several weeks for us to respond.

 

If you prefer to send a complete proposal or manuscript, you may send it via regular mail to:


 

Riddle Brook Publishing LLC 1 Hardy Road, Suite 215 Bedford NH 03110

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Antoine Gallimard: 'There's a Real Feeding-Frenzy for Graphic Novels, Comic ... - Variety

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The literary base of French cinema is almost as important as its auteur tradition.
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This chart ought to make the publishing industry very nervous

This chart ought to make the publishing industry very nervous | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it
Wool author Hugh Howey has been beating the drum for self-publishing for a long time -- but now he claims to have data to back it up.
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Events | New Hampshire Writers' Project

Events | New Hampshire Writers' Project | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it
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NH Writers: Don't forget to check out all the events at the NH Writer's Project! If you're not a member yet, check it out!

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Poem of the week: Kite-Flyers of Cengkareng by Iain Bamforth - The Guardian

Poem of the week: Kite-Flyers of Cengkareng by Iain Bamforth - The Guardian | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it
The Guardian Poem of the week: Kite-Flyers of Cengkareng by Iain Bamforth The Guardian From early April to late September, / when dry trade winds well up from the Java Sea, / masters of lift and drag in Cengkareng / (the shanties next to...
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Alfred Hitchcock’s 50 Ways to Kill a Character (and Our Favorite Hitch Resources on the Web)

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Alfred Hitchcock would have celebrated his 114th birthday today. And, to mark the occasion, The Guardian has created a big infographic that delves into the themes and motifs that Hitchcock obsessed over in his many films.
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Margaret Atwood, Will Self at this year's Vancouver Writers Fest: biggest ... - The Vancouver Observer

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The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it

Write a title to your blog post like that you are just SETTING YOURSELF UP for trouble.  But I like trouble.  I eat it for breakfast.  Or, at the very least, gnaw on it idly at lunch.

 

In the past I’ve noted each appearance of a statue pertaining to children’s literature when it crops up, but I’ve never been particularly systematic.  That ends today!  This post, which I shall continually update with your points and suggestion, shall serve as a place to find all statues pertaining to books for kids residing in the continental U.S. where they can be viewed regularly.  Those are the parameters.  Should someone ever wish to do a road trip in which they visit of them (meaningful glance) I would love to see a map indicating the location of each of these.  I will also note the sculptor whenever I am able but I warn you that I am lazy and haven’t been able to track them all down. Here are the results...

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Here's something I didn't even know I wanted to know, but I love that I know it now!

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Genetically modified literature (in which I read books so you don't have to)

Genetically modified literature (in which I read books so you don't have to) | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it

I’ve spent the last week in mostly reception-free zones of Northern California trying to pay attention to the view, to granddaddy sugar pines, to river osprey, and to my wife, instead of to my computer. I did a lot of reading and zero reporting. So this post will be a bit of a detour from the thrust of our GM foods adventure.

 

Back when I started my research, I grabbed every book I could find on transgenic foods, and as I stared down this stack I yearned for a guide: Something to tell me which books were bogus, which were credible, and what assumptions each author started with. I had to do without that guide, but now that I’ve plowed through a first wave of reading, I’m in a position to create one. So, if this series I’ve been writing on GM foods has whetted your appetite for a comprehensive review of this subject (or if you just want to cheat with the one-paragraph version), here’s the guide I wished I’d had.

 

(Scale: Pro GM = 0, anti = 10, neutral = 5)


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Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius: The Art of the Humorous Amazon Review

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The creative acts of humor “operate primarily through the transitory juxtaposition of matrices,” Arthur Koestler wrote in his famous “bisociation” theory of how creativity and humor work. New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff conceives of humor as “a conflict of synergies” in which “we mashup these things that don’t belong together that temporarily exist in our minds.” That’s precisely what makes the art of the humorous Amazon review, in which the deliberate incongruity of medium and message heightens our amusement and delight, a particularly effective yet under-appreciated modern form of comedic genius. Here are some favorites....

 

Read More at: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/08/humorous-amazon-reviews/

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Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it
If you like reading about visual art but don't like spending the considerable sums required to build your own library of vintage exhibition catalogues, feel free to borrow from another collector.
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Funny Money: Authors on Notes

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In honor of the Bank of England's fine decision to place Jane Austen on the British 10 note in 2017, AbeBooks is celebrating other literary giants by adding them to greenbacks. (Funny Money: Authors on Notes, Hunter S.
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Bookworms mimic their heroes

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Researchers at Ohio State University examined a process known as ‘experience-taking’, a phenomenon that sees readers experiencing the emotions, thoughts and values of fictional characters in the books they’re reading. The researchers found that, after participants (all students of the university) had read a story in which a central character overcame obstacles in order to vote, said participants were much more likely to vote in a real world election several days later.

 

Interestingly, experience-taking only seems to work when readers are able to forget about and forgo their own self-identity whilst reading. As a way of discouraging one group of the experiment’s participants from forgetting about their own self, the researchers made them read in a cubicle in front of a mirror. The members of this group were significantly less likely to undergo the experience-taking process.

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Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us

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“Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself.” Celebrated Italian novelist, philosopher, essayist, literary critic, and list-lover Umberto Eco has had a long fascination with the...
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Comparing self-publishing to being published is tricky and most of ...

The Hollywood grapevine told me about his novel-of-assembled-novellas, Wool, which was a sudden major self-publishing bestseller and that he had a movie deal. I got in touch with him and his agent, Kristin Nelson, and ...
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American literature's holy grail: The hunt for the Great American Novel - Salon

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Salon American literature's holy grail: The hunt for the Great American Novel Salon The veteran man of letters Malcolm Cowley, a shrewd observer of the changing literary scene from the 1930s through the 1960s, tellingly claimed that the new...
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20 Great Works Of Literature You Confuse With "Saved By The Bell" Episodes

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Analyzing "Saved by the Bell's" many literary influences and references is a well-known hobby for scholars of the written word; however, confusing the source material is always inevit... (Classic literature or Saved By the Bell episode?
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The Ten Commandments of Independent Publishing

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For any indie or independent author or publisher, the commandments are as follows:
• You shall Edit your work.
• You shall Edit our work again.
• You shall make/steal/bribe a decent cover
• You shall...
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Listen to Charles Bukowski Poems Being Read by Bukowski, Tom Waits and Bono

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The outspoken, ragged-edged poet and novelist Charles Bukowski entered our world 93 years ago this Friday, and presumably began making trouble immediately.
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Cormac McCarthy’s Three Punctuation Rules, and How They All Go Back to James Joyce

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Cormac McCarthy has been—as one 1965 reviewer of his first novel, The Orchard Tree, dubbed him—a “disciple of William Faulkner.' He makes admirable use of Faulknerian traits in his prose, and I'd always assumed he inherited his punctuation style...
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Translation of new Haruki Murakami novel set for 2014

Translation of new Haruki Murakami novel set for 2014 | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it

Following what has become customary hysteria, and seven-figure sales, at the release of a new Haruki Murakami novel in Japan, his growing English-language fanbase can expect to read the translation of his latest next year,  the Ashai Shimbun reports.

 

Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to, Kare no Junrei no Toshi ("Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage") hinges around Tsukuru Tazaki, an isolated 36-year-old man struggling to overcome the trauma of rejection by his high-school friends years earlier. Like its title, the novel's opening line might not sound like obvious bestseller material: "From July of his sophomore year at college to January next year, Tsukuru Tazaki was living while mostly thinking about dying." But, like all of his books since the nostalgic love story Norwegian Wood captivated millions of readers in the 1980s, it has been an immediate commercial success.

 

It was met with a rapturous welcome on release in Japan on 12 April, where fans queued to be the first to read the book, in scenes reminiscent of Harry Potter releases in the UK. It has reportedly sold more than a million copies in Japan since publication.

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What Color is Monday? set for launch across Canada, currently gaining ground on Amazon.com

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If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars

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Though William Shakespeare regularly dominates surveys of the greatest literature of all time, he remains a surprisingly controversial figure of literary history — while some believe The Bard profoundly changed modern life, others question whether he wrote anything at all. Doubts of authorship aside, one thing Shakespeare most certainly didn’t write is the cult-classic Star Wars — but he, as Ian Doescher brilliantly imagines, could have: Behold William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (public library), a masterwork of literary parody on par with the household tips of famous writers and Edgar Allan Poe as an Amazon reviewer.

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What Color is Monday? by Carrie Cariello is the latest book from Riddle Brook Publishing

What Color is Monday? by Carrie Cariello is the latest book from Riddle Brook Publishing | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it

“What color do you see for Monday?” my son Jack asked as I heaved a chicken into the oven.  “What?” I said distractedly, turning from the oven to slice some potatoes at the counter.  It was late afternoon one day last fall, and I was preparing dinner and managing the demands of homework and tired toddlers.  (One was in a tiara.)

“What color is Monday?” he asked again, his robotic voice rising ever so slightly in irritation.  “I don’t see Monday as a color.  Do you?” I asked, finally tuning in to what he was talking about.

“Yes.  All days are colors.”

 

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Reading is everything...

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One-Star Amazon Reviews of Literature Classics Prove That You Just Can't ... - Tucson Weekly

One-Star Amazon Reviews of Literature Classics Prove That You Just Can't ... - Tucson Weekly | Riddle Brook Publishing | Scoop.it

As spectacular as it is that the Internet gives potentially everyone on the planet a voice, the unfortunate part is that it actually gives potentially everyone on the planet a voice — especially the people who tend to do little more than bitch about every little thing that they happen to read, hear or see out there in the wide, wide world (for proof, see anything Yelp-related, ever).

 

In this case, The Morning News has focused on that "read" bit, and in particular, on one-star Amazon reviews given to books that are widely considered to be classics — and for terrible, horrible, no good, very stupid reasons.

 

Say, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, for instance:

“I bought these books to have something nice to read to my grandkids. I had to stop, however, because the books are nothing more than advertisements for “Turkish Delight,” a candy popular in the U.K. The whole point of buying books for my grandkids was to give them a break from advertising, and here (throughout) are ads for this “Turkish Delight”! How much money is this Mr. Lewis getting from the Cadbury’s chocolate company anyway? This man must be laughing to the bank.”

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