Saturday, February 10, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 10 February 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
10 February 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 10 February 2018


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

A letter from 30 industry figures is urging the award to reverse 2014’s inclusion of US authors, in order to avoid a "homogenised literary future".

Publishers Call On Man Booker Prize To Drop American Authors by Sian Cain for The Guardian


Scribd Returns To Unlimited Access Subscription Model by Calvin Reid for Publishers Weekly
After adjusting its subscription model in 2016 to limit the titles available to its subscribers, Scribd, the online reading service, is now returning to its original terms. Beginning February 6, Sribd will again offer readers access to an unlimited number of books and audiobooks for their subscription price.

Scribd Returns To Unlimited Access Subscription Model by Calvin Reid for Publishers Weekly


Oprah Winfrey reveals her latest book club pick: An American Marriage. As Tayari Jones' fourth novel, the work of fiction is being described as "a love story warped by racial injustice".

Oprah's Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones by CBS


Arts Council England studies are expected to confirm suspicions of a "paucity of high-quality books by and about people from all walks of life".

Ethnic Diversity In UK Children's Books To Be Examined by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Penguin Young Readers Announces Imprint For Diverse Books by Claire Kirch for Publishers Weekly
Penguin Young Readers has announced the launch of a new imprint, called Kokila, that will focus on diverse books for children and young adults. According to Penguin, the imprint's mission is to "add depth and nuance to the way children and young adults see the world and their place in it". Namrata Tripathi, previously associate publisher and editorial director of Dial Books for Young Readers, has been named publisher of Kokila.

Penguin Young Readers Announces Imprint For Diverse Books by Claire Kirch for Publishers Weekly


You want to become a better writer this year - but what does that mean to you? How will you measure success?

5 Writing Goals You Can Set Now And Revisit Throughout The Year by Daniel Potter for Grammarly Blog


Have you ever walked into a library (or bookstore, for that matter) looking for a book ... and completely forgotten everything about it, except the color of the cover?

This Library Has A Genius Solution For People Who Can't Remember A Book's Title by Terri Pous for BuzzFeed


Publishers and authors are increasingly leveraging video to tap into an exploding audience. But as much as a good book promo video makes that lasting first impression, a bad video is like a bad book cover - it cannot be unseen. Make sure you watch the example of the "bad book video". It’s hilarious!

A Beginner’s Guide To Book Trailers: How To Produce A Killer Book Promo Video by Julia Drake for Writer’s Digest


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

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