Who’s writing the One-Minute Book Reviews?
Janice Harayda, an award-winning journalist who was the book columnist for Glamour and the book editor and critic for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. She wrote The Accidental Bride (St. Martin’s, 1999), a comedy of Midwestern manners, and Manhattan on the Rocks (Sourcebooks, 2004), a comedy of New York manners.
One-Minute Book Reviews does not accept free books, advance-reading copies, or other publicity materials from editors, publishers, or literary agents. Unsolicited e-mail about books will be treated as spam and blocked even if she knows and loves you for all the books you FedExed to her at your employer’s expense while she worked for The Plain Dealer. If you were one of those saintly publicists, she will try to make it up to you in the literary afterlife.
Getting your book reviewed by One-Minute Book Reviews is a little like winning a MacArthur grant. You can’t apply. You just have to get lucky.
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