Saturday, September 23, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 23 September 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
23 September 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 23 September 2017

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

Recently, an image went viral of convicted sex offender Brock Turner's picture included in a criminal justice textbook's definition of rape.

The Criminology Textbook Using Brock Turner's Case As An Example Of Rape Has Been Addressed By Its Publisher by Morgan Shanahan for BuzzFeed


Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood is no fan of Donald Trump's presidency, but it has been a boon for her - at least in one way. Sales of her 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, have shot up since the election, and the Hulu series it inspired has also amassed a large fan base.

Margaret Atwood On Why Emmy-Winning Handmaid's Tale Resonates In The Trump Era: It's 'No Longer a Fantasy Fiction' by Sam Gillette for People tv


On Hide a Book Day, and as part of their Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, Goodreads teamed up with The Book Fairies to hide books for people to find, read, and pass on.

Hide A Book Day: Highlights from Around the World by Hayley for Goodreads


Author Toolbox 5: The Logline by Anna  Simpson for Emaginette
To try to get as many readers as possible to read your book's blurb, start with your logline.

Author Toolbox 5: The Logline by Anna  Simpson for Emaginette


You can now keep up with your book club more easily without dropping cash every month, thanks to Google. The company just added a new search feature that lets you look up book titles in your local library's e-book system straight from your phone.

You Can Now Search Your Library’s E-book Collection Straight From Google by Sasha Lekach for Mashable


Six Young Women With Prize-Winning Book Collections by Nadja Spiegelman for The Paris Review
Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney at Honey & Wax Booksellers, in Brooklyn, are hoping to broaden our imaginative capabilities. This summer, they announced their first annual book-collecting prize, open to women under thirty.

Six Young Women With Prize-Winning Book Collections by Nadja Spiegelman for The Paris Review


An illustrator has shut down racist internet trolls who bombarded her with abuse after she depicted Harry Potter character Hermione Granger as black.

Racists Flip Out Over Artist’s 'Harry Potter' Picture With Black Hermione by Lee Moran for Huffington Post


A former Division III college baseball player is claiming the author's best-selling novel The Art of Fielding shares "extensive and substantial similarities" with his unpublished work.

Chad Harbach Is Being Sued For Copyright Infringement by Arianna Rebolini for BuzzFeed


Happy 70th Birthday, Stephen King by Emily Burnham for Bangor Daily News
Bangor’s most famous resident celebrated his 70th birthday on 21 September, hot on the heels of the blockbuster release of IT, which is now the highest-grossing Stephen King film adaptation of all time.

Happy 70th Birthday, Stephen King by Emily Burnham for Bangor Daily News


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