Saturday, May 5, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 5 May 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
5 May 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 5 May 2018

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

(Okay, so it wasn’t in the news this week, but I missed this one earlier.)

Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff? by Kate Bolick for New York Times

A tartan kilt, fishing rod and dragon pendant were among items auctioned recently by the poet’s daughter, Frieda Hughes.


Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff? by Kate Bolick for New York Times



Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the Winners of the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 72nd Gala Banquet held on 26 April 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.


MWA Announces The 2018 Edgar Award Winners by Margery Flax for MWA




Speaking at the Broadway opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Sunday, Rowling said she doesn’t expect to continue moving the story “forward” by creating a Harry Potter Book 9. The events in The Cursed Child penned by her, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany are as far as she ever envisioned the series going, she says.


J. K. Rowling Explains Why Harry Potter 9 Will Never Happen by Andrew Sims for Hypable




As a Prime member, you can now get your Amazon packages securely delivered right into your vehicle.


Introducing In-Car Delivery by Amazon



In The #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn To Morality Clauses by Rachel Deahl for Publishers Weekly

Once an anomaly in author contracts, morality clauses are becoming a standard tool for publishers looking to protect themselves against misbehaving authors.


In The #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn To Morality Clauses by Rachel Deahl for Publishers Weekly




This post covers one of the most established (and authentic) methods of securing reviews: tapping the NetGalley community of professional readers to consider reviewing your book.


How To Use NetGalley To Get Self-Published Book Reviews by David Wogahn



GDPR For Entrepreneurs: What You Need To Know podcast by Bobby Klinck for Amy Porterfield

If you have an online business or an email list that you communicate with, you’ve probably heard the rumblings around the internet about the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect 25 May 2018. Bobby Klinck, an intellectual property attorney, helps us navigate all things GDPR.


GDPR For Entrepreneurs: What You Need To Know podcast by Bobby Klinck for Amy Porterfield




What do you do when history is changing right around you and it affects your writing?


Korean Peninsula: When Reality “Interferes” With Your Writing by Hans M Hirschi



Why Are Stories Rejected By Editors, Agents, And Readers? by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets

There are many reasons why stories get rejected by readers, editors, agents, and also why stories receive low scores from contest judges. Here are seven of the most common ones.


Why Are Stories Rejected By Editors, Agents, And Readers? by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets




Executors for Lee’s estate feel that Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation strays too far from the original intent of Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.


Broadway Producers Of To Kill A Mockingbird Headed To Trial Against Harper Lee Estate by Adam Hetrick for Playbill



Common Writing Struggles by Joanne Saccasan for Joanne Writes Books

Here are Joanne’s top five common writing struggles to which every writer should relate.


Common Writing Struggles by Joanne Saccasan for Joanne Writes Books




The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award this year, after it was engulfed in a scandal over sexual assault allegations.


Nobel Prize For Literature Delayed Amid Swedish Academy 'Sex Assault' Scandal for BBC News




Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that E. Annie Proulx, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the short story “Brokeback Mountain”, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival on 1 September.


Library Of Congress Prize For American Fiction To Be Awarded To E. Annie Proulx by Brett Zongker for Library of Congress



The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Diaz Of Forcibly Kissing Her by Alexandra Alter and Jonah Engel Bromwich for New York Times

Junot Diaz on Friday was accused of aggressive and sometimes violent behaviour by writers on Twitter, including Zinzi Clemmons and Carmen Maria Machado.


The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Diaz Of Forcibly Kissing Her by Alexandra Alter and Jonah Engel Bromwich for New York Times



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