Saturday, February 3, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 3 February 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
3 February 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 3 February 2018

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

Does Bookbub Still Work? by Hans M. Hirschi
Have you done a Bookbub? What are your experiences?

Does Bookbub Still Work? by Hans M. Hirschi


Walmart is taking aim at Amazon’s Kindle business and diving into the business of selling ereaders, ebooks, and audiobooks through a partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten.

Walmart Is Teaming Up With One Of The World's Biggest E-Commerce Companies To Take Direct Aim At Amazon by Hayley Peterson for Business Insider Australia


The Staunch book prize has been founded to honour books where ‘no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered’.

Prize Launched For Thrillers That Avoid Sexual Violence Against Women by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Why We Forget Most Of The Books We Read by Julie Beck for The Atlantic
In the internet age, recall memory - the ability to spontaneously call information up in your mind - has become less necessary.

Why We Forget Most Of The Books We Read by Julie Beck for The Atlantic


The Ultimate Guide To Being Productive As A Writer by Daniel Potter for Grammarly Blog
Whether you’re communicating with customers, corresponding with loved ones, or cranking out the next chapter of your opus, you want to be understood, which means you have to write well. Here are some ways to up your productivity as a writer.

The Ultimate Guide To Being Productive As A Writer by Daniel Potter for Grammarly Blog


What’s your take? As authors? As readers? How do you draw the line? Is there a limit to putting yourself out there?

Putting Yourself Out There, But How (Much)? by Hans M. Hirschi


How To Not Be A “Starving Writer” by Sheree Crawford for A Writer’s Path
Here are 5 ways to make money as a writer that are open to everyone.

How To Not Be A “Starving Writer” by Sheree Crawford for A Writer’s Path


At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Carrie Fisher was honored for best spoken word album for her book The Princess Diarist.

Carrie Fisher Wins 2018 Grammy For Best Spoken Word by Kirsten Chuba for Variety


The surprise star of the Grammy Awards was former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reading from Michael Wolff's controversial book Fire and Fury.

Hillary Clinton Spoofs Donald Trump With Fire and Fury Reading At Grammys by Reuters for NBC News


If you'd like to lend a hand, you can start transcribing at the Anti-Slavery Collection's site today.

Boston Public Library Launches A Crowdsourced Project To Transcribe 40,000 Documents From Its Anti-Slavery Collection: You Can Now Help by Open Culture


Bookish asked authors to tell us about the tropes they wish would disappear forever.

Tired of Tropes: Authors Dish On The Tropes They’re Sick Of by The Bookish Editors for Bookish


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

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