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Posts Tagged ‘books’

Most Overlooked Books of 2012: A Literary Mixtape

What book do you wish more people had read this year? People love to create Best of the Year lists every December, but we prefer to spotlight the most overlooked books each season.

Below, we are linking to free samples of the Most Overlooked Books of 2012. Share your favorite overlooked book in the comments section, and we’ll add a sample to our growing list.

To get the list started, we took selected titles from Slate’s long list of underrated books and Flavorwire’s Notable Books Unfairly Overlooked by ‘The New York Times’ list.

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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! 

Make a Book Christmas Tree

As the holiday season nears, one Reddit user posted this inspiring picture of a Book Christmas Tree. UPDATE: Explore our growing Book Christmas Tree Farm for inspiring photographs of other holiday book trees.

The Book Christmas Tree has already earned thousands of views. It is a simple but powerful way to show your support for print books and bookstores in this digital age. If you build your own, be sure to email GalleyCat a photograph.

We only have one question: What book will you put on top of your Book Christmas Tree?