Saturday, December 2, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 2 December 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
2 December 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 2 December 2017

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

Report From The Field: Gender Inequality Within Literary Prize Culture by Sharifa Petersen for VIDA Women in Literary Arts
Although women read more than men and books by female authors are published in roughly the same numbers, they are vastly overlooked for prizes in comparison to male authors.

Report From The Field: Gender Inequality Within Literary Prize Culture by Sharifa Petersen for VIDA Women in Literary Arts


The president who boasts of having no time to read books has found a way to make use of them (the green ones, anyway): turn them into a very large holiday decoration.

The Odd Assortment Of Books That Make Up The White House Christmas Book Tree by Nora Krug for The Washington Post


What is the best size specification for FB Page cover photos? the size you want is 1920 x 1080 pixels. This will work well for Facebook Pages, Groups and even Profile cover photos.

Best Practice When Creating A Facebook Page Cover Photo by Marie Page for The Digerati


Goodreads announces their new U.S. giveaways program, with two packages offering new high-impact features to drive increased book discovery and reader reviews.

Goodreads Introduces New U.S. Giveaways Program – A More Powerful Book Marketing Tool For Authors and Publishers by Greg Seguin for Goodreads


Word Of The Year 2017 for Dictionary.com
As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time for us to reflect on the words that impacted all of us this year - for better or for worse. At Dictionary.com, the Word of the Year serves as a symbol of the year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.

Word Of The Year 2017 for Dictionary.com


The Library of Congress has made the extraordinarily rare Aztec Codex available online. It was created sometime between 1570 and 1595.

Rare 16th-Century Mesoamerican Codex Goes Online At The Library Of Congress by Michael Schaub for LA Times


The US bookselling chain has come up with a great new plan to reinvigorate its stores and customers: books.

To Save Itself, Barnes & Noble Is Pivoting To Books by Thu-Huong Ha for Quartz


Emma Cline's Ex-Boyfriend Sues Her For Plagiarism by Natasha Onwuemezi for The Bookseller
The ex-boyfriend of author Emma Cline has filed a lawsuit against her in the US alleging that she plagiarized parts of her debut novel The Girls from him.

Emma Cline's Ex-Boyfriend Sues Her For Plagiarism by Natasha Onwuemezi for The Bookseller


The Literary Review announced the winner of the 25th annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award at what it described as "a lavish ceremony" on Thursday evening.

This Year's Winner Of The Bad Sex In Fiction Award Will Make Your Skin Crawl by Isobel Hamilton for Mashable


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

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