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Who should I send early copies of my book to?

I'm writing a book about language learning and the science of memory for a major publisher. We're a couple months away from sending galley copies around to various people for blurbs and reviews, and they've asked me for input as to who might be interested. So! Who should read this thing? Name some people who, if you saw their name on the back of a science-y book on language learning and memory, you'd buy it.
posted by sdis on May 4, 2013 - 20 answers

Help me name my book!

I'm writing a book for a major publisher on language learning, and we're currently in the process of figuring out/fighting over a title+subtitle(+sub-subtitle) combo. Here's the issue: the book crosses two genres. Originally, it was simply a how-to book, with a step-by-step method for learning any language quickly. But over the course of writing and researching it, it's turned into a discussion about the science of memory and learning, how we learn languages, why we generally don't succeed at learning them in school, and what to do differently. It's become interesting, not just on a how-to level, but on an intellectual how-do-our-brains-work sort of level. This is great news from an audience standpoint – we've added a whole new potential audience (people who aren't looking for a how-to-learn-a-language book, but *are* interested in how their brains work) – but it's very tricky from a title standpoint. How do you choose a title that conveys the How-to nature of the book and the How-your-brain-works part at the same time? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Book Reviews All The Way Down

"Book review" typically refers to the review of a single book. Is there a term for a single article that reviews the collective works of an author?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Nov 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Does self publishing hurt your mainstream publishing chances?

Does self publishing hurt your mainstream publishing chances? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 4, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the next step after writing a book?

I wrote a good book. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 7, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish?

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish? I live in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Do you know of a recently published French book about an invented language and/or society?

I'm trying to track down a French book, published recently, 2010 or 2011. It's either a conlang book or a book about an invented society. Possibly both. It is not a novel or a collection of stories but a description of the language/society. This is the author's first book. It was published by a respected publishing house and garnered positive notes in France.
posted by Kattullus on Sep 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Book recommendations on the philosophy of education

I'm looking for recommendations for books related to the philosophy of education, especially those related to multicultural approaches to education or foreign language instruction. [more inside]
posted by one little who on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Language book for cavemen?

Have there been any attempts to make a book designed to teach a language (whether natural or constructed), without reference to another language? [more inside]
posted by Jebdm on Apr 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Seeking title of old children's book having to do with synonyms and language

A friend of mine is seeking the title of an old children's book about synonyms and language; his description inside. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson on Feb 3, 2010 - 3 answers

How to convert a Dynatext book on CD-Rom to something else ?

How can I convert a Dynatext book (with SGML exporting capabilities) to something that can be viewed on a web server ? [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Mar 21, 2007 - 4 answers

riverrun

Has Finnegans Wake ever been translated? How?
posted by dead_ on Oct 20, 2006 - 36 answers

You know, because you just don't want the book to be over so soon.

Does any language have a word or phrase for the feeling of sorrow one experiences upon finishing a really good book?
posted by honeydew on Apr 14, 2006 - 23 answers

Multilingual Reading Slogans

I'm making a display for the library in which I work. The display is to show off our collection of children's book in languages besides English. I want to have phrases like 'reading is fun', 'read books' and so on in as many languages as possible. Please list away!
posted by malpractice on May 3, 2004 - 35 answers

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