Archive for 'reading'

A room for readers!

Exciting news! My publisher HarperCollins has just launched a new online community! Here’s the scoop:

Do you enjoy talking about your favorite books or authors? Do you have strong opinions about book cover designs and book descriptions?

Join our new READERS’ ROOM, where you can take surveys on books before they’re published and earn FREE ebooks or audiobooks just for participating! It’s an exclusive space for passionate, opinionated readers like you, and we’d love to have you on board.
Graphic: HarperCollins Readers' Room
As a member you will:

  • Be HEARD: You’ll shape the future of publishing by voicing your views on all things books.
     
  • Be an INSIDER: You’ll see behind the scenes and have the chance to read about books before they’re published.
     
  • Be REWARDED: You’ll have regular opportunities to earn ebooks or audiobooks … all you need to do is participate.

Interested? Click here to get going!

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Moving right along . . .

. . . into the next stage of production for The Redemption of Philip Thane: second-pass galleys! I read ’em on my Kindle and it’s starting to look like A REAL BOOK!

Photo: 2P galleys for THE REDEMPTION OF PHILIP THANE by Lisa Berne

Want to learn more about The Redemption of Philip Thane, and check out all the preorder options in print, audio and ebook? Click here.

Graphic: Lisa Berne - The Redemption of Philip Thane - Avon Books

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“Reader Personality Types”

I relate to several of these Reader Personality Types — but NEVER, NEVER “D”!

Graphic: "Reader Personality Types"

via Mia Sosa

What about you? :)

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Editors Unedited: shop talk!

Graphic: Editors Unedited featuring Lucia Macro and Lisa Berne

Podcast alert! If you’d like to listen in on a conversation between my amazing Avon editor Lucia Macro and me, in which we yak about the creative process, how I came to write You May Kiss the Bride, why romance novels have claimed their well-deserved place at the literary table, my upcoming The Redemption of Philip Thane, and more, click here!

 

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“Dances with Books”

Isn’t this a delightful comic? It fills my bookish heart with joy.

Comic by Grant Snider: "Dances with Books"

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“Ever realized how surreal reading a book is?”

Reading IS magic!

Graphic: "Ever realized how surreal reading a book is?"

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“The problem with reading a good book . . .”

Truth!

Graphic: "The problem with reading a good book"

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“It takes a library to raise a child”

My childhood in a nutshell.

Illustration: "It takes a library to raise a child"

The artists who created this glorious illustration are Trindles & Read. More about them here.

 

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“Some bibliotypes”

I am NOT a bibliophobe, a biblioklept, a biblioriptos, or (shudder) a biblioclast . . .

Graphic: "Some bibliotypes"

via @retroculturati on Twitter

. . . although I AM a bibliophile and, I hope, a bibliosopher. :)

 

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Bookwheel!

For those of us who like to read more than one book at a time!

Image: Bookwheel, shared via LisaBerne.com

Via @HaggardHawks on Twitter: “Invented by the Italian engineer Agostino Ramelli in 1588, a bookwheel is a rotating library.”

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