Saturday, October 7, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 7 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
7 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 7 October 2017

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

Success. It sounds so appealing. We all have our dreams of being successful, having successful relationships, marriages, we want our kids to be successful in life, we dream of successful careers, but what does it really matter when push comes to shove? What is success?

How To Deal With Success As An Author? by Hans M. Hirschi


Rant: When Lovers Don't Return Your Books by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen for Frankie Magazine
You’re going to have to work extra hard for a membership card to the Library of Giselle.

Rant: When Lovers Don't Return Your Books by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen for Frankie Magazine


Prize judge Eimear McBride called it "as perfect a short story as I’ve ever read." Here is the complete tale of a kayaker’s peril at sea.

Read "The Edge of the Shoal" by Cynan Jones,Winner Of The BBC National Short Story Award by Cynan Jones for The Guardian


What turns a great story into a bestselling book? Is it good connections in the publishing world, dogged perseverance, or luck? The question has frustrated authors for decades, including the likes of J. K. Rowling whilst seeking a publisher for her Harry Potter book, and a conclusive answer has remained as elusive as ever, up until now.

The Publishing Entrepreneur Who Has The Technology To Find The Next J. K. Rowling by Alison Coleman for Forbes


Truth In My Fiction by Anna Simpson for emaginette
Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

Truth In My Fiction by Anna Simpson for emaginette


The phony travelogue describes a trip from his home in Illinois across the Atlantic to Ireland and Scotland.

Hemingway’s Earliest Piece of Fiction Discovered by Jason Daley for Smithsonian


It began with more than 1,500 books. Winners will be announced on 15 November in New York City.

Here Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Awards by Colin Dwyer for NPR


Vince Pankoke and his team will use new techniques to analyze large amounts of data to solve the mystery of the diarist’s capture.

Ex-FBI Agent Opens Cold Case Review Into Who Betrayed Anne Frank by Daniel Boffey for The Guardian


Author 101 by London Saint James
Readers won’t love everything you write. How do you deal with it?

Author 101 by London Saint James


Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The Nobel Prize In Literature 2017 by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Alison Flood for The Guardian
The British author behind books including Man Booker winner The Remains of the Day takes the award for his "novels of great emotional force".

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The Nobel Prize In Literature 2017 by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Alison Flood for The Guardian


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

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