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Browsing Archive: October, 2015

Throwing open the pages for reviews

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Friday, October 30, 2015,
It's scary for an author (and a publisher) when a novel is thrown open for review. What if everyone hates it? What if we are the only people who see merit in the work?
Well, we did something scary earlier this year, something we've never done before, and threw all of this year's publications open to review by all Netgalley subscribers. Netgalley, is a book discovery site for booksellers, reviewers, bloggers, librarians and those who love books - even if all they do is read.
Well, the first titl...
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How can a novel change your life?

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, October 29, 2015,
President Barack Obama says novels taught him many things about the world - including empathy and how to be a citizen. There is no question that novels can take us out of our world and plunge us into others, giving us access to experiences we might never acquire.
Growing up, my grandmother bought me the classics and I loved Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - I was a little Scottish girl with no connection to the American South, but I learned a lot about racism in those books. Growing older, it...
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Ebooks - from the price to a latte and muffin to the cost of a bag of chips

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, October 15, 2015,
We've done something quite radical, scary almost!
We've reduced the price of all our older ebook fiction to 99p. You might ask why, and the answer is simple - the costs involved in producing an ebook are all up front, before publication. Once production costs have been earned, then why not share in the proceeds?
Our ebooks are usually priced from £2.99-£3.99 - the cost of a latte and a muffin in the standard High Street coffee shop. We keep the costs down because we want readers to try our fi...

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Yvonne Barlow Editor at Hookline Books - where book clubs and readers choose the novels that go to print.