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February 2, 2019

I've reviewed quite a few more books now on Readers' Favorite, with a wide range of quality, from those I loved to those I actually had to put down after three pages (including the disclaimer). I'm not posting all my reviews here, just the noteworthy ones.

And this one...

February 2, 2019

Every quarter, my publishers (BookLocker) have a 24-hour short story contest. The idea is that you sign up in advance, and on the day of the contest, the organizers release the topic and a maximum word count.

So, I entered the Winter 2019 contest a couple of weeks ago....

January 14, 2019

Since I received a five-star review from Readers' Favorite, I decided to start paying it back and reviewing other people's books, too.

Most of the books submitted for review are pretty amateurish, but occasionally you get a real gem, like Smart Marketing for Indie Autho...

December 9, 2018

I recently received an email from someone who tracked me down via Mi Yodeya. I thought I would share it with you, along with my response, since it touches on some issues that many people find relevant.

Dear Rabbi,

I am a new user at Mi Yodeya and saw your "cognitive...

October 6, 2018

I just got my first official editorial review, and I'm floating on Cloud Nine! You can see it in the original here, but for your convenience, I'll copy it verbatim below.

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Ari Barak and the Free-Will Paradox by Shaul Be...

July 29, 2018

YES! (Well, sort of...)

The 2018 American Fiction Awards have announced their results and Ari Barak and the Free-Will Paradox is a finalist in the category of Religious Fiction! 

That's basically a joint runner-up position, like an Oscar nominee. I don't know how many bo...

January 27, 2018

This won't cost you anything, but it could make a huge difference to me. Can you give me a hand please?

October 27, 2017

The first reviews of Ari Barak and the Free-Will Paradox, and recommendations for some warning labels. What's with the shirtless guy?

October 22, 2017

The first Jewish Science Fiction novel of the 21st century! Get a copy today!

October 14, 2017

Are your kids (or you) into Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Bartimaeus or Percy Jackson? Try out Ari Barak for a similar genre and style, but with a genuine, kosher Jewish angle!

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