Saturday, March 10, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 10 March 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
10 March 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 10 March 2018

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

The parent of a Galileo STEM Academy student complained to administrators of the West Ada School District about the bestselling young adult novel Looking for Alaska being available in the school library.

Meridian School District Pulls Looking for Alaska From Middle School Libraries by George Prentice for Boise Weekly


How I Published And Promoted My Book by Nils Ödlund for Mythic Scribes
A few weeks back Nils wrote about how he went from a vague idea to a finished story, and this week he talks about how he turned that story into a published book, Emma’s Story.

How I Published And Promoted My Book by Nils Ödlund for Mythic Scribes


Writing and Politics are often on this author’s mind: take sides or stay quiet?

Writing And Politics: What Is My Responsibility As An Author? by Hans M Hirschi


James Ivory’s script for the coming-of-age drama Call Me by Your Name won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards.

Call Me By Your Name Screenwriter James Ivory Becomes Oldest Oscar Winner by Dave McNary for Variety


B&N Starts Nationwide Book Club by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
Barnes & Noble is launching a nationwide book club in the spring. The Barnes & Noble Book Club will debut May 2, with Meg Wolitzer’s forthcoming novel The Female Persuasion its first title.

B&N Starts Nationwide Book Club by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


His Dark Materials author condemns way book industry ‘allows corporate profits to be so high at a time when author earnings are markedly falling’.

Philip Pullman Calls For Authors To Get Fairer Share Of Publisher Profits by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Sherman Alexie's accusers have come forward to speak to NPR about their experiences with him.

'It Just Felt Very Wrong': Sherman Alexie's Accusers Go On The Record by Lynn Neary for NPR


After a debate on the State Senate floor on Monday, Republican legislative leaders struck a compromise that would keep guns away from teachers but keep guns in schools. How? By arming librarians, counsellors, and coaches.

Who Should Be Armed In Florida Schools? Not Teachers, Lawmakers Say. But Maybe Librarians by Patricia Mazzei for The New York Times


Designer Blogs have twelve quick tips to help you improve your blog to help your readers easily understand your content and find information. These tips cover everything from design to formatting.

12 Tips For Making Your Blog Easier To Read by Designer Blogs


Social Media Use In 2018 by Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson for Pew Research Center
A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram.

Social Media Use In 2018 by Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson for Pew Research Center


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