Saturday, March 17, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 17 March 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
17 March 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 17 March 2018

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

The publisher of Sherman Alexie, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is postponing the paperback of his latest book.

Publisher Delays Paperback Of Latest Alexie Book by Hillel Italie for AP News


In writing, life finds a way to step in front of your progress, to slow you down, to throw you off course, to discourage you in whatever way it can. Find out how this writer overcame his obstacles.

Life Finds A Way - Overcoming Obstacles To Writing by John Wong for Mythic Scribes


Revision Is A Process by Catherine E. McLean for It’s Raining Books
This blog post features a guest post by Catherine E. McLean on “What Comes First, The Plot Or Characters?”.

Revision Is A Process by Catherine E. McLean for It’s Raining Books


When Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday at age 76, the scientific world lost one of its brightest and fiercest stars. He may be best known as a man of science, but these 11 stunning quotes from A Brief History of Time prove the physicist had a way with words, too.

11 Stephen Hawking Quotes From A Brief History Of Time That Prove His Writing Will Live On Forever by Sadie Trombetta for Bustle


The wait is over. Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief, has a new young adult novel, Bridge of Clay, coming out in October, to be Published by Random House.

The Author Of The Book Thief Has A New Y.A. Novel Coming This Fall by Peter Libbey for The New York Times


Friday morning saw good news on the diversity-in-publishing front as book nerds learned that all six of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award winners are women.

The National Book Critics Circle Award Winners For 2017 Are All Women & You'll Want To Read All Their Books by Kristian Wilson for Bustle


Are authors particularly prone to mental health issues? Does writing make you sick? Or do you need to be “crazy” (in the broadest sense of the word) to write in the first place? Authors and mental health, let’s have a closer look.

Authors, Writing And Mental Health: Correlated? How? by Hans M. Hirschi


In this archive, you'll find primary texts and commentaries on Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Greek and Egyptian religions, indigenous faiths of all kinds, and Christianity.

70,000+ Religious Texts Digitized by Princeton Theological Seminary, Letting You Immerse Yourself In The Curious Works Of Great World Religions by Open Culture


Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version Of Mockingbird by Alexandra Alter and Michael Paulson for The New Your Times
One of the year’s most anticipated Broadway plays faces a legal challenge from Harper Lee’s Estate, which is suing over Aaron Sorkin’s version of her novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version Of Mockingbird by Alexandra Alter and Michael Paulson for The New Your Times


Episode 81 – How Much Social Media Is Enough? [New Data] podcast by Chris Syme for Smart Marketing for Authors
In this episode Chris breaks down the new data from Pew Internet Research in the 2018 Social Media Use Report and what that means for indie authors.

Episode 81 – How Much Social Media Is Enough? [New Data] podcast by Chris Syme for Smart Marketing for Authors


Former White House Advisor Anthony Scaramucci Inks Book Deal by Andy Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter
Anthony Scaramucci, the hedge fund advisor turned White House Communications Director to President Donald Trump (for just 10 days in July), has signed a book deal for The Blue Collar President: How Trump Is Reinventing the Aspirational Working Class. to be published in September.

Former White House Advisor Anthony Scaramucci Inks Book Deal by Andy Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter


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