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Announcing the Results of the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Announcing the Results of the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
October 2017

Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Launched in 2007, the awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and t …   read more

Why Preordering Books Matters
Why Preordering Books Matters
by Jillian Manning / November 2017

Order a Book Now, Help an Author Later

If you're an avid reader, odds are you've preordered a book. (Quick definition: when you purchase a book from a bookstore or online retailer before it's on sale to the public, that's a preorder.) In t …   read more

Eight Books That Have Influenced My Life
Eight Books That Have Influenced My Life
by Roni Beth Tower / November 2017

Recommendations from an IPPY-Award Winner

A retired psychotherapist and professor, Roni Beth Tower wrote the 2017 IPPY-Award winning memoir, Miracle at Midlife.Below, Roni shares the eight books that have been most meaningful to her - books t …   read more

10 Authors to Ignite Your Inner Travel Writer
10 Authors to Ignite Your Inner Travel Writer
by AK Turner / November 2017

An IPPY Winner's List

Need a little inspiration to push you in your writing? Consider the work of the following travel writers, compiled by IPPY-award winner and travel writer AK Turner. Turner is the author of multiple hu …   read more

Ten Things I Have Learned in the Publishing Process
Ten Things I Have Learned in the Publishing Process
by Leslie Martini

Lessons from an IPPY-Winning Author

When the advanced copy of Matilda, the Algonquin Cat, my first published book, arrived in the mail, a thrilling sense of satisfaction overtook me. It had been an arduous journey, one that took many ye …   read more

Coming This Month
Coming This Month
by Lauren White / November 2017

Notable November Indie Press Releases

Each month, our staff chooses several notable books released from indie presses and hybrid publishers.Check out our top picks for the best new releases from indie presses this November - a mix of fict …   read more

Grams & Books
Grams & Books
by Rachel Pasche / November 2017

The Best Literary Instagrams to Follow

Social media can be a major procrastination tool, it is true. And while we don't advise spending hours scrolling through your twitter and instagram feeds in lieu of writing, we do recommend a healthy …   read more

Poetry & Science
Poetry & Science
by Nina L. Diamond / November 2017

A Conversation with Vanishing Point Author Aaron M. Ellison

Dr. Aaron M. Ellison is in his 15th year as Senior Research Fellow in Ecology at Harvard University's Harvard Forest, but his research, lectures, and workshops on forests, wetlands, carnivorous plants …   read more

Announcing the Results of the 9th Annual Living Now Awards
Announcing the Results of the 9th Annual Living Now Awards
September 2017

Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Jenkins Group is proud to announce the results of the Ninth Annual Living Now Book Awards. Launched in 2008, the awards are designed to honor the year's best books that help readers attain healthier, …   read more