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Hi all,

I was recently interviewed by Dorothy Thompson for Blogcritics Magazine.

You may read the full interview here.

Cheers!

Mayra

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Hi all,

Book Reviewing Month continues….

My two latest guests are Sharyn McGinty of In the Library Reviews and
Katie McNeill of Katie’s Reading.

Sharyn McGinty is the Print Review Coordinator of In the Library
Reviews, a review site also featuring author interviews, spotlights,
and contests. Started in 2002, the site reviews books and ebooks in
most genres, including Christian and inspirational titles…

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/06/16/071327.php

Katie McNeill writes reviews for Blogcritics Magazine and her own
blog, Katie’s Reading. She specializes in what she loves to read,
paranormal books — from horror to dark fantasy to paranormal romance.
She also writes a weekly column for Blogcritics called “Beyond
Bounds: The Paranormal and Fantasy with Katie.” If you’d like your
book reviewed by Katie, visit her blog and drop her an email. In this
interview, she talks about the influence of reviews and she also
compares reviewers who write nasty, mean reviews to playground
bullies seeking attention…

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/06/17/152613.php

I invite you to leave a comment under the interviews for a chance to
win some great prizes on July 2nd.

1st Prize: a Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tour (Bronze
Package Plan, coordinated by book publicity guru Dorothy Thompson),
OR, as an alternative to a non-author winner, a $50 B&N gift
certificate!

2nd Prize: a one-year subscription to ForeWord Magazine.

3rd Prize: a T-shirt with the cover art of The Slippery Art of Book
Reviewing on the front.

More details at Slippery Book Review Blog.

Thanks!
Mayra

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Dear Readers,

From June 1st to June 30th, my co-author Anne K. Edwards and I will be interviewing about 15 book review site moderators. The interviews will be featured on Blogcritics Magazine and various other high-traffic sites. Learn all about the business of book reviewing and what’s in the mind of some of the most popular reviewers on the internet today. Some of our guests will include: Irene Watson from Reader Views, Andrea Sisco from Armchair Interviews, Hilary Williamson from Book Loons, Linda Baldwin from Road to Romance, Judy Clark from Mostly Fiction, Lea Schizas from Muse Book Reviews, and many others. Stay tuned for details!

Happy reviewing!

–Mayra Calvani (aka The Dark Phantom)

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Are you passionate about books? Do you have the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers, yet are unsure about what makes a good review? Are you curious about the influence reviews have on readers, booksellers, and librarians?

If you’re a beginner, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing will show you how to write a well-written, honest, objective and professional book review. But that’s not all. This book will also teach you:

How to read critically
How to differentiate the various types of reviews
How to rate books
How to prevent amateurish mistakes
How to deal with the ethics and legalities of reviews
How to tell the difference between a review, a book report, and a critique
How to start your own review site
How to publish your reviews on dozens of sites and even make money while you’re at it, and much more

If you’re an author, publisher, publicist, bookseller, librarian, or reader, this book will also bring to light the importance and influence of book reviews within a wider spectrum. If you’re an experienced reviewer, you’ll enjoy the insights by experts in the field and the extensive resource section.

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing
by Mayra Calvani & Anne K. Edwards
Twilight Times Books
Trade Paperback/Ebook
188 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 15th, 2008
ARCs available for review, please contact the publisher, Lida Quillen, at publisher@twilighttimesbooks.com

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