Saturday, March 3, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 3 March 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
3 March 2018

This Week on Books Direct -  3 March 2018

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

Terry Goodkind - best known for The Sword of Truth series - has publicly apologized after posting scathing criticism of the cover art for his latest book, Shroud of Eternity. The author eventually laid the blame on his publisher, Tor Books, but the artist who created the cover says it’s not good enough.

Fantasy Author Terry Goodkind Wants Everyone To Know How Much He Hates His New Novel's Cover Art by Beth Elderkin for io9 Gizmodo


Book Hangover Remedies by The Vagaries of Us
Here are some helpful tips to get you through your next book hangover.

Book Hangover Remedies by The Vagaries of Us


Amazon Publishing Debuts Topple Books Imprint by Calvin Reid for Publishers Weekly
Amazon Publishing announced plans to launch Topple Books, a new imprint to be overseen by the award-winning filmmaker, writer and LGBTQ activist Jill Soloway. The imprint will focus on works by women of color, as well as writers who identify as queer and/or gender nonconforming.

Amazon Publishing Debuts Topple Books Imprint by Calvin Reid for Publishers Weekly


Episode 80: How Lifelong Learners Sell More Books podcast by Chris Syme for Smart Marketing for Authors
In this episode Chris discusses five principles that will help you find online book marketing classes, books, webinars, and Facebook groups that will help you sell more books and not just waste your time.

Episode 80: How Lifelong Learners Sell More Books podcast by Chris Syme for Smart Marketing for Authors


National Book Award–winning author Sherman Alexie, whose prominence in the Native American writing community is perhaps unparalleled, is the latest author to have been accused of sexual and general misconduct.

Sherman Alexie Latest Author Facing Harassment Allegations by John Maher for Publishers Weekly


Sherman Alexie Addresses The Sexual-Misconduct Allegations That Have Led To Fallout by Brendan Kiley and Nina Shapiro for The Seattle Times
Author Sherman Alexie issued a statement acknowledging that he’s hurt people over the years, addressing for the first time anonymous accusations of harassment that have swirled for days and that prompted a college to take his name off a scholarship.

Sherman Alexie Addresses The Sexual-Misconduct Allegations That Have Led To Fallout by Brendan Kiley and Nina Shapiro for The Seattle Times


Stop Falling For The Rhetoric Of Being A Pantser by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets
The question asked this month is “I've been told that being a Pantser is the way to write a story. Is that good advice?”

Stop Falling For The Rhetoric Of Being A Pantser by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets


Here are seven books with film adaptations up for an Academy Award.

7 Books To Read Before The Academy Awards, From Call Me By Your Name To Molly's Game by Sadie Trombetta for Bustle


B&N Will Open Five Prototype Stores in Fiscal 2019 by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
As part of its new turnaround initiatives, Barnes & Noble will open five prototype stores in the fiscal year that starts in May.

B&N Will Open Five Prototype Stores in Fiscal 2019 by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


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

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