Sunday, October 28, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 28 October 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
28 October 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 28 October 2018

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

Book Riot has a new addition to their canon of Bad Opinion Pieces About Young Adult Literature. Read their response and the original article.

Extreme Reading: In Response To That Bad Opinion Piece On YA Literature by Annika Barranti Klein for Book Riot


Episode 105 – Rising and Falling Marketing Trends With Kevin Tumlinson podcast by Chris Syme for Smart Marketing for Authors
In this episode, Chris interviews Kevin Tumlinson, marketing director at Draft2Digital, about which book marketing trends are workin’ and which ones ain’t. In addition, Kevin catches us up on the latest news from D2D.

Episode 105 – Rising and Falling Marketing Trends With Kevin Tumlinson podcast by Chris Syme for Smart Marketing for Authors


Hollywood producers have been known to shell out big bucks for the right to adapt Stephen King's books and stories into movies. But a group of Welsh teenagers managed to snap up the rights to King's story “Stationary Bike” for the sum of $1.

Stephen King Lets Teens Option A Story Of His For Just $1 by Michael Schaub for LA Times


Writing Rules by Marsha R. West for Sisterhood of Suspense
Following writing rules should be easy, right? Yet there are still folks who are very successful (even award-winning) who don’t follow the rules.

Writing Rules by Marsha R. West for Sisterhood of Suspense


New Online: Recordings From The Archive Of Hispanic Literature by Cataline Gómez for Library of Congress Blog
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this year, the Library released new digital material on the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape.

New Online: Recordings From The Archive Of Hispanic Literature by Cataline Gómez for Library of Congress Blog


Eighty-five percent of teens report using Instagram at least once a month, outpacing Snapchat at 84%, according to CNBC's reporting on Piper Jaffray's “Taking Stock With Teens” survey.

nstagram Outshines Snapchat As Teens' Preferred Social Media Platform, Piper Jaffray Says by Erica Sweeney for Marketing Dive


The film, directed by J.B. Williams, has now been restored and digitised by the British Film Institute.

Long-Lost Film Adaptation Of Edgar Allan Poe Story Discovered In An Attic by Clarisse Loughrey for Independent


Three books have emerged with one of the world's most lucrative literary awards. At a ceremony in Austin, Texas, judges named the winners of the Kirkus Prize - the select few plucked from among 1,193 books published in the past year.

Here Are The Winners Of The 2018 Kirkus Prizes by Colin Dwyer for NPR


There are books for young people that hold difficult truths, and the gatekeepers - writers, parents, teachers, librarians - often find themselves trying to sort out just what is appropriate for kids to read.

What’s Appropriate For Kids To Read? There’s Value In Exposing Them To The Tough Stuff by Jarrett J. Krosoczka for The Washington Post


Shaelin Bishop shows you how to be more productive during NaNoWriMo with her top ten tips.

Staying Productive During NaNoWriMo: Shaelin's Top Tips by Shaelin Bishop for Reedsy


Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom was written in 1952, when Plath was still a student in the US.

Unseen Sylvia Plath Short Story To Be Published In January by Richard Lea for The Guardian


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

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