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How to Make a Great Book Party

What makes a great book party? In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu, we interviewed author Evan Hughes about his new book, Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. While introducing some of the great Brooklyn novelists featured in his literary history, Hughes also shared the secret behind his headline-making book party in Brooklyn. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

I wanted it be as social as possible–not to have people sit still and behave for too long. People want to mingle with the friends they came with. The party was two hours, but I really made an effort to keep the readings and the entertainment to a 30-minute period. I brought other writers into it. Two other writers who also lived in Brooklyn, Touré and Michael Thomas, both read selections from Brooklyn literature.

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The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now! 

National Book Foundation Reveals 5 Under 35 Honorees

Jennifer duBois, author of A Partial History of Lost Causes; Stuart Nadley, author of The Book of Life; Haley Tanner, author of Vaclav & Lena; Justin Torres, author of We the Animals; and Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn, will be honored as this year’s 5 under 35 authors at the National Book Awards.

The National Book Foundation will celebrate these authors at a party at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn on Monday November 12th,  the night before the National Book Awards ceremony. Musician and author Alina Simone will interview these honorees at the event. The interviews will be posted as videos on the Foundation’s website.

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard will receive the 2012 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards. GalleyCat will be in the house to cover the event.

Fastest, Easiest & Cheapest Way to Make a Book Video

Last week indie rock singer and author Alina Simone shared her secret for creating the “fastest, easiest and cheapest” book trailer on the Morning Media Menu podcast.

Simone also  talked about her new memoir, You Must Go and Win and shared book promotion tips for writers. Her homemade video (embedded above) featured Eugene Mirman and Stephen Elliott brainstorming promotional ideas.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud.

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