It’s finally Turkey Day and everyone is gearing up for a weekend full of good food, football, and beloved family conversations. If filling up on mashed potatoes, wine and busting out the sweat pants before 5 p.m. is more your style, then we’ve got the books to cure your food coma. With tales of love, devotion, sinister acts and even a little comedy, these 14 books are sure to keep you occupied while you snuggle up and pretend to watch that football game.
18 November 2015
Cooking, Food & Wine, General Interest, November 2015
Short on time, losing creativity, and trying to stay semi-healthy this holiday season? San Francisco Book Review's top-five cookbook picks with its batch of more than 500 recipes will help you whip up everything from brunch to dessert to entertain family and friends during the cold winter months ahead.
Even if you don’t have a cookbook, but there is a food reference or food theme in your book, you too can consider doing a food segment on TV. Public relations expert, Scott Lorenz, gives advice on how to successfully navigate an in-studio book promotion segment.
Believe it or not, not all book events go smoothly. Authors get excited to unveil their new release and talk to adoring fans, but more often than many book marketers would like to admit, things are less than glamorous.
Whether it’s your debut book launch or the 25th stop on your national tour, having a repeat to-do list of items for book events can save you from common disasters.
Being an author is eerily similar to becoming a parent. Know it, acknowledge it, and embrace the stages. There is that inevitable time that a young adult, or not so young adult, decides that it’s time to make a baby and build our legacy in the world. There is also that inevitable time when a writer, at some point in life, decides that the words have to come out and it’s time to write a book, leaving a permanent literary legacy for the betterment and enjoyment of the world.
From Navy ports to biker bars and now stamped on the arms and legs of bookworms alike, tattoo culture has evolved into a more acceptable and modern form of living art. Whether it's a traditional-style pinup, black and white portrait, or full-color irezumi, tattoos express everything from family heritage to cherished memories, and often times, act as a method of closure. At San Francisco Book Review, tattoos and well-read individuals are always welcome, and thanks to these cleverly designed pieces, literary nerds are now easier to spot on the streets and in the library. So, if it's inspiration for your first (or your last) charming tattoo you seek, look no further as SFBR showcases a variety of colorfully detailed tattoos inspired by authors that are more than just skin deep.
Whether you’re planning a trip out of town or just looking for a quick escape in a good book, these nine titles are the perfect companions for any getaway this autumn. From books that tug at the heartstrings, to a little sci-fi and fantasy, or the hilarious entertainment of two YouTube sensations, San Francisco Book Review recommends any of the following titles as your designated co-pilot this autumn.
As a book publicist who works primarily with titles within the crime fiction genre—mystery/thriller/suspense—I know how difficult it can be to get a new novel noticed in a crowded field. However, there are a few crucial steps novelists can take even before the book is published that can exponentially increase the chances of success. Whether you’re an aspiring mystery writer or a published author, these steps will get you started on the right foot—and give your book (or books) every chance of success.
You’re going to write a novel. You start every January with the resolution that this will be the year to finally take the time to sit down and put pen to paper. Then life gets in the way and the project is put off for a little while longer. Months pass, followed by a few more weeks, and still, that brilliant novel is nothing more than a cluttered notebook full of ideas. This Nov. 1, it’s time to change that.