Saturday, February 24, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 24 February 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
24 February 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 24 February 2018

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

Shelley spent nine months by Lake Geneva writing the story of the bringing to life of a monster.

Copies Of Mary Shelley's Original Frankenstein Text To Be Published by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Analysis finds proportion of female authors and characters fell after 19th century, with male authors remaining ‘remarkably resistant’ to writing women.

Women Better Represented In Victorian Novels Than Modern, Finds Study by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Penguin Random House is launching a pop-up bookstore in London that’ll only stock works by women. Like A Woman will be running between 5-9 March in Shoreditch to mark International Women’s Day, which falls in the middle of that period.

Shop Selling Books Written By Women Only Is Coming To East London Next Month by Miranda Larbi for Metro


Toolbox 7: Elements Of A Mystery by Anna Simpson for emaginette
Elements of writing Mysteries are broken down into: victim, suspects, villain, hero(es)/police, support cast + series potential, clues/red herrings, violence + sex, and setting + cross genre.

Toolbox 7: Elements Of A Mystery by Anna Simpson for emaginette


The chief executive of Hachette Livre, Arnaud Nourry, says the industry has had ‘one or two successes among a hundred failures’ and that ebooks have ‘no creativity’.

'Ebooks Are Stupid', Says Head Of One Of World's Biggest Publishers by Alison Flood for The Guardian


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced! by Nebula Awards


How To Drive Meaningful Interactions In Facebook Groups by Megan O’Neill for Social Media Examiner
Are you struggling to get visibility on Facebook? Wondering how a Facebook group could help? In this article, you’ll learn how to use a Facebook group to foster engagement and drive the meaningful interactions favored by Facebook’s news feed algorithm.

How To Drive Meaningful Interactions In Facebook Groups by Megan O’Neill for Social Media Examiner


Strands of the first US president’s hair thought to have been gift to book’s owner from James Alexander Hamilton, son of the famous Treasury secretary.

George Washington's Hair Found Tucked In Old Book In New York Library by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Booksellers Respond To Kid Lit Sexual Harassment Scandal by Claire Kirch for Publishers Weekly
The children's book world has responded quickly to the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against YA authors Jay Asher and James Dashner.

Booksellers Respond To Kid Lit Sexual Harassment Scandal by Claire Kirch for Publishers Weekly


Writing a trilogy or a multi-book series has numerous advantages, especially for writers of genre fiction.

Writing A Trilogy: Essential Tips For Crafting A Three-Part Series by Dan Koboldt 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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