Book Review: In Two Minds: A Novel

In Two Minds - A Novel is a work of fiction by Australian Professor Gordon Parker.

Title: In Two Minds: A Novel Author: Gordon Parker Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: April 1, 2017 Pages: 320 I can more or less guarantee that you know someone for whom this book will be important and inspiring. There’s a very strong chance that person will be you. ~ Stephen Fry Synopsis:

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Book Review: Floating Upstream

Floating Upstream is a coming-of-age novel by Australian author, Jo Vraca.

Title: Floating Upstream Author: Jo Vraca Genre: Coming-of-Age Publisher: Intangible Publishing Release Date: June 3, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 268 Julia Marconi has a simple dream–to get out of Goldburne, the stinking hot town in rural Australia, where she’s followed the rules her whole life. She dreams of adventures far away from her

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Book Review: The Dead House

The Dead House is a début novel from Irish award winning author, Billy O'Callaghan.

Title: The Dead House Author: Billy O'Callaghan Publisher: Brandon Release Date: May 1, 2017 Format: Digital & Hardback Pages: 208 Synopsis: Attempting to rebuild her life after a violent relationship, Maggie Turner, a successful young artist, moves from London to Allihies and buys an ancient abandoned cottage. Keen to concentrate on her art, she is

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Book Review: A Line Made by Walking

A Line Made by Walking is a novel by Anglo-Irish author Sara Baume.

Title: A Line Made by Walking Author: Sara Baume Publisher: Random House Release Date: February 16, 2017 Pages: 320 Synopsis: Struggling to cope with urban life-and life in general-Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to her family’s rural house on “turbine hill,” vacant since her grandmother’s death three years earlier. It is in this space, surrounded

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Book Review: The Bones of It

The Bones of It is a debut novel by author Kelly Creighton from Northern Ireland.

Title: The Bones of It Author: Kelly Creighton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Liberties Press Release Date: May 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 240 Synopsis: The Bones of It is a psychological crime thriller set in present day County Down, Northern Ireland. Sixteen years after the Good Friday Agreement, twenty-two-year-old Scott McAuley, son of ex-paramilitary Duke

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Book Review: Wild Chicory

Wild Chicory is an Irish-Australian novella written by Australian author, Kim Kelly.

Title: Wild Chicory Author: Kim Kelly Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: The Author People Release Date: December 17, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 120 Synopsis: Wild Chicory is the story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900s, along threads of love, family, war and peace. It’s a slice of ordinary life

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Book Review: The Disobedient Wife

The Disobedient Wife is a debut novel by Annika Milisic-Stanley.

Title: The Disobedient Wife Author: Annika Milisic-Stanley Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Cinnamon Press Release Date: November 9, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 271 Synopsis: The Disobedient Wife intertwines the narratives of a naïve, British expatriate, Harriet, and that of her maid Nargis, who possesses an inner strength that Harriet comes to admire as their

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Book Review: The Neighbour

The Neighbour is an Australian fiction book by Australian author, Julie Proudfoot.

Title: The Neighbour Author: Julie Proudfoot Genre: Fiction Publisher: Seizure / Xoum Release Date: June 3, 2014 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 216 Synopsis: When Luke is implicated in the tragic death of a child, he struggles to assert his innocence to those around him. While the accident invokes haunting memories of Luke’s late brother,

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Book Review: The Eyeball End

The Eyeball End is a memoir by Ali MC and Australian author and musician.

Title: The Eyeball End Author: Ali MC Genre: Memoir Publisher: Xoum Publishing Release Date: August 1, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 254 Beginning with an acid-fuelled night in the Kimberley, the first decade of the 21st century sees Ali MC travelling the globe in an attempt to understand the forgotten corners of the world.

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Book Review: Letters to the End of Love

Letters to the end of Love is a novel by Australian author, Yvette Walker.

Title: Letters to the End of Love Author: Yvette Walker Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Release Date: July 1, 2013 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 252 Synopsis: Three stories, three secrets, and three marriages are the focus of this brilliantly written and literary debut novel. In a coastal village in Cork in

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Book Review: Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome to Orphancorp is a dystopian novella by Australian author Marlee Jane Ward.

Title: Welcome to Orphancorp Author: Marlee Jane Ward Genre: Dystopian Publisher: Seizure Release Date: August 23, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 130 Synopsis: Winner of the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize A sharp-edged semi-futuristic riff about a rebellious teenager’s last week at an industrial orphanage. ‘Takes all of your dystopian nightmares and connects

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Amazon Sues Users of Fiverr Over Fake Reviews

Writerful Books do not charge to write books reviews on Amazon.

In April of this year, Amazon filed suit against the operators of websites that offered Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake, four and five-star reviews of their products. Most of those websites have now been closed, and Amazon took action against the sellers involved. Now Amazon is continuing its crackdown on fake reviews by

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Amazon Policy Change to End Reviews on Free Kindle eBooks?

Amazon's policy change will affect reviews on free kindle ebooks.

Amazon has recently changed it’s policy which suggests it may be considering stopping people who download free kindle eBooks from being able to write reviews. This could potentially have repurcussions for self-published authors. If you are an indie author using free eBooks to get reviews it may be prudent to review these policy changes and possibly reconsider changing tactics. Amazon’s

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Book Review: Dublin Seven

Dublin Seven is a novel by Irish writer, Frankie Gaffney.

Title: Dublin Seven Author: Frankie Gaffney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Liberties Press Release Date: September 19, 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 260 Synopsis: And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. Just left school and keen to assert his independence, Shane loses himself in the tail end of Celtic Tiger nightlife.

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Fake Book Reviews Undermine Amazon Ratings

Writerful Books do not charge to write books reviews on Amazon.

‘Professional review writers’ are being paid to write five-star reports to push certain books to the top of bestseller lists according to a recent news report from the UK. The report also suggests that a ghost-written eBook which was riddled with errors got to the top of the bestseller list for $56 (USD$86 or AUD$116)

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Book Review: And You May Find Yourself

'And You May Find Yourself' is a memoir written by Paul Dalgarno.

Title: And You May Find Yourself Author: Paul Dalgarno Publisher: Sleepers Publishing Release Date: September 1, 2015 Pages: 261 Synopsis: And You May Find Yourself is the hilarious and harrowing account of a Scottish émigré in Melbourne, in search of a job so that his young family can live, and desperately at odds with his

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Books Like…

Searching for books like Gone Girl or books like The Martian? Writerful Books will be adding personal recommendations of books we like.

Have you finished an amazing book recently and are looking for books like the one you just read? As avid readers we know all about searching for new books. Rather than wading through a lot of crowd-sourced books from people who are looking up books like Gone Girl or books like The Martian we thought

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Book Review: Formaldehyde

Title: Formaldehyde Author: Jane Rawson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Seizure Release Date: August 23 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 188 Synopsis: Formaldehyde is an adorable little book about arm transplants and bureaucracy, two of author, Jane Rawson’s favourite topics. The story is a comic, surrealist puzzle about identity. It includes jokes, cats, swear words and some slightly

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