Search Results: "Crank Publishing Ltd"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Mission most definitely accomplished, thanks to lucid explanations and a steady focus on participatory instruction. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
A quick course in rocket science and aerodynamics features '50s-style retro illustrations and rrrrobust narrrration in a Scots accent. Read full book review >

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CRANK by Ellen Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Powerful and unsettling. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Hypnotic and jagged free verse wrenchingly chronicles 16-year-old Kristina's addiction to crank. Read full book review >

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PUBLISHING by Gail Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"No blindingly brilliant insights into the seismic changes that have transformed publishing but an agreeable memoir that captures its pleasures and pitfalls."
The evolving nature of the book business over the past half-century, as experienced in one up-and-down career. Read full book review >

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VOODOO, LTD. by Ross Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Murder, blackmail, double-crossing galore—it all adds up to a delightfully relaxed canter around WuDu's track."
Artie Wu and Quincy Durant, the principal soldiers-of-fortune in WuDu, Ltd. Read full book review >

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FOUR LITTLE PIGS by Kimara Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"The app price ($7.99 at the time of review) may make you squeal, but still it's a creative and charming alternative to standard swine fare. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
After complaining that a common fairy tale is boring and predictable, Tom is "spelled" into the story by his witch-grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF PUBLISHING by Tom Engelhardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A brilliantly realized cri de coeur, pulsing throughout with life, sorrow, and thought."
An ex-editor laments the death of the book—by writing a wonderfully observant novel about an editor whose career and way of life are both coming to an end. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER TURN OF THE CRANK by Wendell Berry
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Small towns, with their fringe of 40-acre spreads, couldn't ask for a more articulate defender."
Berry (Watch with Me, 1994, etc.), small-town Kentuckian and agrarian philosopher, massages his favorite themes of community and small-is-beautiful in six brief, clear-as-a-bell essays. ``I am an agrarian: I think that farming is a high and difficult art . . . Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF CRANK! by Brian Cholfin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1998

"Unquantifiable, eccentric, eclectic, worth a try."
Seventeen tales, 1987—96, collected from the small press magazine Crank!, whose editor Cholfin's mission statement is to dismantle the concept of genre altogether—a marketing strategy, not a literary classification, he insists, with some justification. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A well-organized, brief synopsis of publishing basics, and handy to keep on an e-reader."
This short guide covers the nuts and bolts of getting a book published, whether by a publisher or on your own. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2011

"A reassuring, information-packed roadmap to getting into print."
Do-it-yourself authors will get a useful leg up on the business side of self-publishing from this slim how-to guide. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A how-to book that belongs on many shelves."
A brief but comprehensive survey both of the crisis-beset book-publishing industry and of strategies for authors and publishers to get books on the market. Read full book review >