Saturday, December 9, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 9 December 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
9 December 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 9 December 2017

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

With 23 categories, one-day shipping and the promise of Prime... Amazon has finally launched in Australia, and it's going big.

Amazon Australia Has Launched: Here's What's On Offer by Claire Reilly for CNet


More than 3.8 million votes have been cast and counted in the 9th annual Goodreads Choice Awards honoring the year's best books decided by you, the readers!

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards by Cybil for Goodreads


Researchers Investigate What Makes A Poem Popular by Jason Daley for Smithsonian Magazine
A recent study found that vividness of imagery best predicted a poem’s aesthetic appeal.

Researchers Investigate What Makes a Poem Popular by Jason Daley for Smithsonian Magazine


Lawyers Sue California Because Too Many Children Can't Read by Julie Watson for The Sacramento Bee
A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools sued California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of schoolchildren who do not know how to read.

Lawyers Sue California Because Too Many Children Can't Read by Julie Watson for The Sacramento Bee


Looking for fresh new gift ideas for the book lover in your life? Here are the best items spotted in 2017.

15 Best Bookish Gifts of 2017 – A Holiday Gift Guide For Book Lovers by Ola Kowalczyk for Ebook Friendly


BookCon Looks To Broaden Audience by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
Since its inception in 2014, BookCon has mainly drawn women in the 18 to 30-year-old age bracket. While organizer ReedPop is happy to have those readers, it will introduce a series of new initiatives aimed at broadening the audience for the 2018 event taking place in New York City June 2-3.

BookCon Looks To Broaden Audience by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


Every aspiring author's biggest fear is having their work rejected by a publisher, but not even in the worst kind of nightmares could any writer imagine receiving this heartless rejection letter from 1928.

This Publisher Rejection Letter From 1928 Is Straight Up The Most Crushing Thing You'll Read Today by Sadie Trombetta for Bustle


In her new collection of essays, No Time to Spare, beloved fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin meditates on aging, literature, human nature, and, of course, cats.

13 Pieces Of Indispensable Wisdom From Ursula K. Le Guin by Arianna Rebolini for BuzzFeed


Why Is The Oxford Comma A Heated Debate In 2017? by Daniel Potter for Grammarly
Our language is forever evolving, and 2017 was no exception. Two key authorities on proper usage - the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style - both made modernizing tweaks in their latest updates.

Why Is The Oxford Comma A Heated Debate In 2017? by Daniel Potter for Grammarly


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