Saturday, October 21, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 21 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
21 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 21 October 2017


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

Richard Wilbur, whose meticulous, urbane poems earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and selection as the national poet laureate, died on Saturday in Belmont, Mass. He was 96.

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate And Pulitzer Winner, Dies At 96 by Daniel Lewis for New York Times


To Kill a Mockingbird is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

Mississippi School District Pulls To Kill A Mockingbird For Making People "Uncomfortable" by CBS News


KDP Jumpstart by Kindle Direct Publishing
New to Kindle Direct Publishing? Want a simple, step-by-step guide to publishing on Amazon? KDP Jumpstart was created for authors like you. KDP Jumpstart is a streamlined, sequential approach to the steps required to go from finished manuscript to published book.

KDP Jumpstart by Kindle Direct Publishing


Good advice for any writer.

How I Found My Lost Scrivener Files And 65k Of Work by Anna Simpson for emaginette


Students Are Abusing An Author After Her Poem Was Included In An Exam by Brad Esposito and Amy McQuire for BuzzFeed
Australian high school students are using a Facebook group of nearly 70,000 to share abusive and angry memes after an Indigenous Australian poet's work was included in their English exam. The poem "Mango" can be found in Ellen van Neerven's Comfort Food.

Students Are Abusing An Author After Her Poem Was Included In An Exam by Brad Esposito and Amy McQuire for BuzzFeed


The American short story writer George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.



Here are five tips to make your mornings more productive.

5 Things You Must Do Every Morning to Be More Productive at Work by Daniel Potter for Grammarly


A Book Ban Like No Other by Millie Davis for Literacy & NCTE
Following the September school board meeting, the superintendent of the Dixie District Schools issued an Administrative Directive to all the district school directors and principals.

A Book Ban Like No Other by Millie Davis for Literacy & NCTE


California Rescinds Autograph Mandate For Booksellers by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
California’s controversial law that requires booksellers to obtain a certificate of authenticity before they could sell books autographed by authors has been rescinded.

California Rescinds Autograph Mandate For Booksellers by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


Australia's Amazon Book Battle by Damien Cave for The New York Times
The online retailer is moving in. Booksellers are nervous. But disrupting Australians' reading habits might not be so easy to do.

Australia's Amazon Book Battle by Damien Cave for The New York Times


5 Tips To Help You To Market Your Writing On Your Website by Angela Booth for Fab Freelance Writing
Want to market your writing on your website? Every writer could do a better job of their website.

5 Tips To Help You To Market Your Writing On Your Website by Angela Booth for Fab Freelance Writing


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

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