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Poetry Month: Original Poems from Rick Yancey, Joe Hill, and Angela Duckworth

We launched National Poetry Month on April 1 with poems from some of our favorite writers about their books or their love of books, but don't worry: The fun continues all month! Here are original poems written by Rick Yancey,...

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How to Create an Eye-Catching Book Cover

Independent cover artist Gene Mollica reveals the steps behind creating unique and dynamic covers.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – New Books

What's the title of the film after "The Force Awakens"? My 10-year-old daughter thinks it should be "The Force Brushes Its Teeth." This selection of new adult and kids books will refresh your thirst ("The Force Gets a Glass of Water"?) for all things Star Wars in time for this week's digital and Blu-ray release.

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Richard Kadrey and Seanan McGuire on Writing Something Entirely New

Richard Kadrey is best known for his dark and hard-edged Sandman Slim novels, so readers will be in for a (very good) surprise with his hilarious new novel, The Everything Box. SF author Seanan McGuire, who is an expert at diving into the entirely new, talks with Kadrey about letting your imagination have free rein—which sometimes leads to exploding rotting whales.

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And the Winner of the Great Literary Tournament Is...

Learn who won the match of the century!

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The Great Literary Tournament: And Then There Were Two...

Last week, sixty-four book characters entered the Great Literary Tournament. More than one hundred matches have been fought. More than 25,000 votes were cast by readers. And we're finally down to the final two contenders, who will face off on...

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Talking with Faith Hunter about Jane Yellowrock's Tenth Adventure

Author Faith Hunter tells us about Jane's future after book ten, the Big Bads in Jane's life, Beast, and Hunter's new spinoff series that hits shelves in August.

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Round 2 Results for the Great Literary Tournament

It's getting messy, folks! We received almost 20,000 votes to whittle the bracket down to these sixteen book characters who are still (barely) standing after their hard-fought skirmishes. Fun facts about round two: Carrie (from Stephen King’s Carrie) and Marvel’s...

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Round 1 Results for the Great Literary Tournament

Sixty-four book characters faced off in round one of our bookish March Madness this week, and you, our readers, chose your champions. Fun facts: Winnie-the-Pooh decimated Martin the Warrior (Redwall) with the largest lead, winning 86% of the votes versus...

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The Great Literary Tournament: The Bracket Is Revealed

In the spirit of March Madness, the Amazon Book Review reveals its bracket for the Great Literary Tournament. Which character will win each challenge? You, the readers, will decide.

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