Saturday, June 2, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 2 June 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
2 June 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 2 June 2018

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

12 Things To Write About When You’re Fresh Out Of Ideas by Karen Hertzberg for Grammarly Blog
Coming up with writing inspiration is tough when you’re feeling anything but inspired. When you’re desperate for a spark of an idea to come floating out of the creative ether, you’re more likely to find the abyss staring back. Here are twelve things to write about when you’re not on speaking terms with your muse.

12 Things To Write About When You’re Fresh Out Of Ideas by Karen Hertzberg for Grammarly Blog


How will the recent deaths of Tom Wolfe and Philip Roth affect the sales of their signed books?

A Look Into The Dwindling World Of Rare Books by Bloomberg for Fortune


Researchers analyzed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales?

Every Story In the World Has One Of These Six Basic Plots by Miriam Quick for BBC


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The Cocky Trademark Author Just Got Cockier by Rachel Tsoumbakos for Inquisitr
Romance author Faleena Hopkins files legal proceedings against an author, a publicist, and a legal professional, as she strives to maintain her trademark.

The Cocky Trademark Author Just Got Cockier by Rachel Tsoumbakos tor Inquisitr


Author Hans M. Hirschi shares the experience of his first ever publisher conference in the UK.

Here’s What Happens When You Seat A Dozen Introvert Authors Around A Table by Hans M. Hirschi


The rentable apartment occupies part of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, an operation run out of the house in which the Fitzgeralds lived in 1931 and 1932.

You Can Now Airbnb The Home of F. Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald, Where The Author Wrote Tender Is The Night by Open Culture


The Golden Man Booker Prize Shortlist by The Man Booker Prize
The “Golden Five”, selected by the prize’s five judges to showcase the winning books from Man Booker history that have best stood the test of time, are: In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul, Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. The winner will be announced on 8 July 2018 from the Man Booker 50 Festival at the Southbank Centre, London. You can vote for the shortlisted book of your choice to win the Golden Man Booker Prize. Voting is open until midnight 25 June 2018.

The Golden Man Booker Prize Shortlist by The Man Booker Prize


Accountant Embezzled $3.4M From Famed Literary Agency by Isabel Vincent for New York Post
A Manhattan accountant cooked the books at a prestigious literary agency that represents top writers, including Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, bilking its clients of millions and leaving the company on the brink of bankruptcy, according to legal papers.

Accountant Embezzled $3.4M From Famed Literary Agency by Isabel Vincent for New York Post


How Tolkien Created Middle-Earth by Samantha Shannon for The Guardian
A rare exhibition of the Hobbit author’s life and art reveals an imaginary realm that continues to inspire new generations.

How Tolkien Created Middle-Earth by Samantha Shannon for The Guardian


Pros And Cons Of Writing Every Day by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets
It’s not as simple as you might think.

Pros And Cons Of Writing Every Day by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets


De Montfort Literature will employ an algorithm “to identify career novelists” and hopes to free its writers from second jobs.

New Publisher Plans To Offer Budding Authors £24,000 Salary by Alison Flood for The Guardian


A new study out of Hong Kong has found that books may ward off dementia in readers, which means you'll never have to feel guilty about buying more books than you can read, because they're medicinal.

Reading More May Ward Off Dementia, According To A New Study by Kristian Wilson for Bustle


Top Websites for Writers: 7 Websites to Fuel Your Creativity by Baihley Gentry for Writer’s Digest
This selection represents this year’s creativity-centric websites for writers. These websites fuel out-of-the-box thinking and help writers awaken their imaginations.

Top Websites for Writers: 7 Websites to Fuel Your Creativity by Baihley Gentry for Writer’s Digest


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

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