Saturday, March 24, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 24 March 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
24 March 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 24 March 2018

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

The Waypoint Writer - A Flexible Way To Plan A Story by Rose Andrews for Mythic Scribes
So what is a waypoint writer? Find out here!

The Waypoint Writer - A Flexible Way To Plan A Story by Rose Andrews for Mythic Scribes


This is Amy - a writer who was struggling on her latest book. But after taking her car in to get new tires, she ended up cranking out about 4,000 words in the waiting room.

This Woman Wrote Her Novel At A Tire Store And Now They Are Her Biggest Fans by Farrah Penn for BuzzFeed


We’re now seeing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in our rear view mirror. But if you call yourself a writer, the brakes didn’t screech to a halt come November 30.

Novel Writing In 30 Days Or Less by Penelope Silvers


Readers, writers and editors of romance books are grappling with the genre’s record on diversity, after a week where a report found that books by authors of color were on the decline, an imprint specializing in diverse romances closed, and another publisher was forced to apologize for telling a writer they avoided putting people of color on book covers because they didn’t sell.

Romance So White? Publishers Grapple With Race Issues Amid Author Protests by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Racism in publishing: if you believe Riptide is the outlier, you’d be wrong.

Racism In Publishing And How It Affects My Own Writing by Hans M. Hirschi


LibraryThing Acquires Litsy by LibraryThing blog
LibraryThing has acquired the mobile platform Litsy, a mobile platform known for being “Instagram for booklovers.”

LibraryThing Acquires Litsy by LibraryThing blog


Feedback Makes Us Better Writers by Anna Simpson for emaginette
The best advice Anna can offer any new writer is be sure to listen to your support team.

Feedback Makes Us Better Writers by Anna Simpson for emaginette


Who Stole 314 Items From The Carnegie Library Rare Books Room? by Marylynne Pitz for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Valuable atlases, maps, and large plate books that show the colorful breadth of Western civilization have been stolen from the rare books room of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland, right under the gaze of Andrew Carnegie’s portrait.

Who Stole 314 Items From The Carnegie Library Rare Books Room? by Marylynne Pitz for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out On Cambridge Analytica Scandal by Issie Lapowsky for Wired Business
Following days of silence about the political data firm Cambridge Analytica's alleged misuse of 50 million Facebook users' data, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is finally speaking out.

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out On Cambridge Analytica Scandal by Issie Lapowsky for Wired Business


4 Character Development Exercises For Writers by Yvonne Ho for EditionGuard
Here are some exercises that novelists can do to create believable, relatable, loveable, and despicable characters.

4 Character Development Exercises For Writers by Yvonne Ho for EditionGuard


Publicity is a commonly misunderstood side of book marketing - it's often assumed that a publicists job is to get reviews and interviews. But this is just the tip of your book publicity plan - there is so much more a book's launch team needs to do.

Creating An Effective And Timely Book Publicity Plan by Colleen Hatrick for Reedsy


Four libraries have been selected to participate in the new initiative. Readers can print one-, three-, or five-minute stories from a range of genres at the touch of a button via the Short Story Dispenser.

Public Library Association Brings Short Story Dispensers To U.S. Public Libraries by ALA News


The Brontë Society is marking its debut as a publisher with a title featuring two unpublished manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë, found in a book belonging to her mother.

'Lost' Manuscripts Of Charlotte Brontë To Be Published by Heloise Wood for The Bookseller


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

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