Saturday, September 16, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 16 September 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
16 September 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 16 September 2017

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

As an author, you’re always stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to book pricing and reviews.

Book Pricing And Reviews, Constant Author Headaches… by Hans M. Hirschi


George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster.

Man Booker Prize 2017: Shortlist Makes Room For Debuts Alongside Big Names by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Amazon has removed hundreds of reviews of What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s memoir about the 2016 election, after its listing on the site became a battleground for reviewers to rehash the election itself.

Amazon Removed Hundreds Of Reviews Of Hillary Clinton’s Book From People Who Probably Didn’t Read It by Marissa Martinelli for Slate


An Oregon teacher transformed his classroom into a magical oasis. "I want my students to feel like they can achieve their dreams as well, no matter how big or magical."

Teacher Spends 70 Hours Creating Incredible 'Harry Potter'-Themed Classroom by Caroline Bologna for Huffington Post


On Finding A Lost Ezra Pound Poem In A Castle by Daniel Swift for The Paris Review
Finding a previously unpublished poem by Ezra Pound sounds both adventurous and grittily archival, but really, this was neither.

On Finding A Lost Ezra Pound Poem In A Castle by Daniel Swift for The Paris Review


Amazon’s pre-order option for KDP indie authors is a fantastic foundation for your new release’s book marketing plan. There are a few things you want to keep in mind when exploring your options though, and how to best work a pre-order into your book marketing efforts.

5 Tips For Working Amazon Pre-Order Into Your Book Marketing by Author Marketing Experts


It is exceedingly difficult to create a social media following when you’re not publishing work and being discovered through that work. However, there is a workaround.

Social Media for Authors: The Toughest Topic to Advise On by Jane Friedman


If you enjoyed this blog post, please visit the other This Week posts for links to more great articles.

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