Saturday, January 20, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 20 January 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
20 January 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 20 January 2018


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

Adding To Word Count by Anna Simpson for emaginette
How do you add to your word count?

Adding To Word Count by Anna Simpson for emaginette


Garbage collectors in Ankara, Turkey, have opened a public library comprised entirely of books once destined for the landfills.

Garbage Collectors Open Library With Abandoned Books by Spencer Feingold for CNN


A conservative “pro-family” group is trying to rally mothers against the Scholastic Corporation for publishing children’s books that honor diverse gender identities.

'One Million Moms' Is Furious That Scholastic Is Selling Books About Transgender Kids by Carol Kuruvilla for Huffington Post


AWC Book Covers Quiz by Australian Writers’ Centre
Can you guess the book from just the cover design? I didn’t know two of them!

AWC Book Covers Quiz by Australian Writers’ Centre


Topped by Margaret Atwood, the UK’s Top 10 bestselling authors of literary fiction last year features only one male writer, Haruki Murakami.

Female Writers Dominated 2017's Literary Bestsellers, Figures Show by Alison Flood for The Guardian


A large portion of a private collection of King works, which included original typed manuscripts of Maximum Overdrive and The Eyes of the Dragon, has been lost to an accident.

Thousands Of Rare, First Edition Stephen King Books And Manuscripts Destroyed In Freak Accident by Charles Pulliam-Moore for Gizmodo


Jam City unveiled its first look at one of 2018’s most anticipated mobile games, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery



Do we write in order to fulfill fantasies and experience what we will never face in reality? Do we write to make sense of past problems or heal old wounds? Or do we simply enjoy the idea of playing God and watching the characters we create become a better version of themselves?

How Much Of Me Is In My Writing by Stephanie Ingram


MWA Announces 2018 Edgar Award Nominations by Margery Flax for Mystery Writers of America
Fittingly, on this the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Mystery Writers of America announced the Nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. This year’s Poe Awards honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017.”

MWA Announces 2018 Edgar Award Nominations by Margery Flax for Mystery Writers of America


A valuable edition of J. K. Rowling's first novel was one of only 500 printed in 1997.

Harry Potter Book Known As 'Holy Grail For Collectors' Stolen By Burglars by Peter Subley for The Independent


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