Saturday, December 16, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 16 December 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
16 December 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 16 December 2017

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

The Academy of American Poets is excited to announce that it has invited twelve new guest editors to each curate a month of Poem-a-Day in 2018.

The Academy Of American Poets Announces Twelve Guest Editors For Its Poem-A-Day Series in 2018 by Academy of American Poets


'Feminism' Is Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year by Nick Romano for Entertainment Weekly
Merriam-Webster revealed on Tuesday that “feminism” is the dictionary’s word of the year, followed by nine other highly searched for terms that were largely driven by the Trump administration: “complicit,” “recuse,” “empathy,” “dotard,” “syzygy,” “gyro,” “federalism,” “hurricane,” and “gaffe.”

'Feminism' Is Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year by Nick Romano for Entertainment Weekly


Check out the books that made the charts this past year.

2017- This Year In Books by Amazon


After being fed all seven Potter tales, a predictive keyboard has produced a tale that veers from almost genuine to gloriously bonkers.

'He Began To Eat Hermione's Family': Bot Tries To Write Harry Potter Book – And FailsIn Magic Ways by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Robin Benway, this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature shares her own journey of discovery with Goodreads, one that took her from crippling self-doubt to reclaiming the magic of storytelling.

How A National Book Award Winner Overcame Writer's Block by Hayley for Goodreads


What can you do to make people want to watch YOUR Facebook videos? There’s one little tweak that’ll make your Facebook videos a LOT more watchable.

The Facebook Video Tweak That Could Seriously Increase Your Views by MeetEdgar


New figures show that fewer UK writers earn enough to live on, as ACE blames falling sales of literary fiction on the recession and the rise of smartphones.

Literary Fiction In Crisis As Sales Drop Dramatically, Arts Council England Reports by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Caleb Green's proud parents livestreamed his incredible performance from their home in Chicago on Facebook.

Four-Year-Old Prodigy Reads 100 Books In Just A Day by Dave Burke for The Mirror


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