Saturday, February 17, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 17 February 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
17 February 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 17 February 2018

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

I Wrote A Book - Here’s What I Learned by Nils Ödlund for Mythic Scribes
Nils looks back on how he took his story from just another idea to a completed novella.

I Wrote A Book - Here’s What I Learned by Nils Ödlund for Mythic Scribes


To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn are to be dropped from Duluth area classes because of ‘uncomfortable atmosphere’ their use of racial slurs creates.

‘Hurtful’ Harper Lee And Mark Twain Dropped From Minnesota Curriculum by Alison Flood for The Guardian


The author, whose novel became a hit Netflix series, is no longer a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, which says he violated its harassment code.


Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Has Been Accused Of Sexual Harassment by Laura Bradley for Vanity Fair


The author of Thirteen Reasons Why, the young adult novel about suicide that inspired the Netflix hit of the same name, has released a statement denying all of the sexual harassment claims against him.

Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Denies All Sexual Harassment Claims by Zoah Hedges-Stocks for The Telegraph


Maze Runner Author James Dashner Dropped By Literary Agent by Hillel Italie for The Washington Post
Maze Runner author James Dashner, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, has been dropped by his literary agent

Maze Runner Author James Dashner Dropped By Literary Agent by Hillel Italie for The Washington Post


In its FY2019 budget, the White House proposed eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services and hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to America’s libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act.

White House Budget Proposal Continues To Miscalculate The Value Of Libraries by Kathi Kromer for District Dispatch


A Reimagined BookExpo Is Unveiled by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
After an extensive listening tour in which BookExpo executives met with a range of industry members, the organizers of book publishing’s largest trade show have added new elements to the event aimed at adding more value for booksellers.

A Reimagined BookExpo Is Unveiled by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


Whoops! It’s a goof in a Hollywood production, and we congratulate ourselves on catching it. We all get a laugh out of bloopers we find in the movies, but when they show up in a novel we’ve written, they aren’t quite so funny.

Blooper-Proof Your Novel: How To Find And Fix A ‘Reality Violation’ by Jessi Rita Hoffman for Writer’s Digest


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