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Our Editors Recommend...

Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style, Richard Torregrossa

Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style

Richard Torregrossa
Beginner's Greek, James Collins

Beginner's Greek

James Collins
The Terror, Dan Simmons

The Terror

Dan Simmons
The Sweetest Hours : Love Stories...of a Kind, Laura Pedersen

The Sweetest Hours : Love Stories...of a Kind

Laura Pedersen
The Bird Woman, Kerry Hardie

The Bird Woman

Kerry Hardie
Hello, It's Me, Wendy Markham

Hello, It's Me

Wendy Markham
Finnegan's Parish & Other Stories, John Dahlgren

Finnegan's Parish & Other Stories

John Dahlgren
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Publishing My First Book: David Oppegaard

David OppegaardI could talk about many different aspects about my path to publication--how I got lucky and found an awesome literary agent, surviving a graduate...

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Meet the Author: Deborah Prum

Deborah PrumOne evening, I was supposed to meet my husband and his colleagues at a fancy restaurant downtown. Before I could leave the house, I needed to prepare

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Think About Your Own Book-Buying Habits
Before plunging too deep into your marketing campaign, be sure to take a hard look at your own book buying habits. When is the last time you bought a. . . [Think About Your Own Book-Buying Habits]

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Take Hachette Book Group to the Beach

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Ted Dekker
The Island, Elin Hilderbrand
The Island
Elin Hilderbrand
The Recessionistas, Alexandra Lebenthal
The Recessionistas
Alexandra Lebenthal
Rich Boy, Sharon Pomerantz
Rich Boy
Sharon Pomerantz
Backseat Saints, Joshilyn Jackson
Backseat Saints
Joshilyn Jackson

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