Saturday, June 9, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 9 June 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
9 June 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 9 June 2018

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


Restriction on US and international stores, which have cheaper prices and wider range, will come into effect in Australia from 1 July. I’m not yet sure how this will affect me.

Amazon To Block Australians From Using US Store After New GST Rules by Naaman Zhou for The Guardian


Judge Denies Author Attempt To Trademark “Cocky” by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
In a decision handed down late last week, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York denied a motion by an author requesting that a preliminary injunction be issued to prevent publication a number of books that include the word “cocky” in the title.

Judge Denies Author Attempt To Trademark “Cocky” by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


Incels aren’t monsters of cruel internet culture – they are the product of the American literary canon that has long glorified male sexual frustration.

How Does The Literary Canon Reinforce The Logic Of The Incel? by Erin Spampinato for The Guardian


Read A Book - It Could Save Your Sanity by Michael Seidlinger for Melville House
A new study, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the latest in a number of studies exploring how “intellectual activities”, including reading, can decrease a person’s chances of developing dementia.

Read A Book - It Could Save Your Sanity by Michael Seidlinger for Melville House


Using Word Association For Naming A Book by Anna Simpson for emaginette
What did you do to title your latest WIP?

Using Word Association For Naming A Book by Anna Simpson for emaginette


We need to be wary of any unsolicited writing, publishing, and marketing schemes. Here’s a sampling of what’s been showing up in writerly inboxes lately.

Authors Beware! 6 New Writing Scams To Watch Out For by Anne R. Allen


Announcing The 2018 Women’s Prize Winner! by Women’s Prize for Fiction
Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her seventh novel Home Fire.

Announcing The 2018 Women’s Prize Winner! by Women’s Prize for Fiction


Explore the basics of how color combinations can impact visual content and provide powerful marketing.

How To Use Color Combinations For Powerful Marketing & Branding by Stencil


3 Things Great Websites Have In Common by Shea Drake for Add This
With a solid understanding of the basics and some attention to detail, even the smallest website can hook and convert readers.

3 Things Great Websites Have In Common by Shea Drake for Add This


In the world’s latest data breach scandal, a former Hong Kong librarian has been arrested for allegedly stealing patrons’ personal information so that she could get her hands on their borrowed books more quickly.

Librarian Gone Rogue: Impatient Bibliophile Accused Of Accessing Library Members’ Accounts To Quicken Book Returns by Coconuts Hong Kong


According to new NEA findings, in the past five years, the number of poetry readers in the United States has almost doubled to a total of 28 million adults.

Poetry Reading In The United States Has Risen Dramatically Proven By New Research By The National Endowment For The Arts by Poets.org


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

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