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The Porcupette’s 7 Steps to Writing a Good Book Description

It’s the end of summer, so naturally we’re thinking about … Spring 2019 titles! I know, I know, it seems early, but actually, while our bodies are focused on printing our upcoming fall titles, our minds are busy preparing all … Continue reading

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The Porcupette’s Quick-and-Dirty Guide to Writing Book Descriptions

For the past few weeks I’ve been voraciously reading the manuscripts that make up our Fall 2018 list. (Spoiler alert: they’re great!) While I digest these fascinating new titles, I diligently jot down themes, images, and particularly well-written sentences in … Continue reading

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Amazon Books: Retail Game Changer or Same Old Indie Killer?

It’s a sad but true reality nowadays that indie bookstores—heck, even big box stores—are closing. And why is that? Ask around and you’ll get a number of answers: books are too expensive; I don’t have time to read; it’s cheaper … Continue reading

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Editing as Art Form: Musings of a Fledgling Artist

It is finally February, so we here at the Porcupine’s Quill are officially knee deep in our Spring 2017 list. We’ve pretty much wrapped up the heavy editorial lifting, so to speak, and we’ve started to move on to the … Continue reading

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Where Have All the CanLit Blogs Gone?

I’ve noticed a trend over the past several years, one that is simultaneously understandable and saddening. Canadian literary blogs are going the way of the dodo. They’re disappearing quietly every month—one here, one there. But where are they all going? … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 08 Jul 2016

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.   Here’s a fun fact. New York libraries used to have superintendents, who lived in … Continue reading

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