Sunday, October 7, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 7 October 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
7 October 2018

This Week on Books Direct -  7 October 2018

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

How Long Does It Take To Become A Published Author? by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets
Catherine answers this month’s question: “Is it a matter of talent vs. craft in becoming a published writer?”

How Long Does It Take To Become A Published Author? by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets


At the start of the year, there was a lot of talk about the Goodreads Giveaway and how it is now too expensive for indie authors. Dena decided to give it a go anyway. So, how did her giveaway go? Here are the results.

Should You Do A Goodreads Giveaway? by D. E. Haggerty


Writing Is My Lifeline by Tricia Schneider
Tricia answers this month’s question: “How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?”

Writing Is My Lifeline by Tricia Schneider


B&N Considering A Sale by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly
Explaining that it has received “expressions of interest from multiple parties in making an offer to acquire the company”, Barnes & Noble has announced the creation of a formal review process to evaluate the retailer’s strategic alternatives.

B&N Considering A Sale by Jim Milliot for Publishers Weekly


A selection of 10,000 glowing books to walk among and choose from will cover a portion of Liberty Street during “Literature vs. Traffic”, a public art installation.

10,000 Glowing Books To “Pave” Liberty Street During Art Installation by McKenzie Sanderson for Ann Arbor News


How would you like to win your own bookstore? For one lucky reader in Wales, this dream came true! A Dutch man became the winner of the Bookends bookstore raffle in September after spending over £20 on books for a chance at the prize.

This Loyal Bookstore Customer Just Won A Bookshop by G. G. Andrew for BookBub


Some authors worry they are past it at 30, forgetting the careers of Chandler, Defoe and many others. Which is where the Christopher Bland prize comes in.

Why We Need An Award For Writers Who Start Later In Life by Gillian Slovo for The Guardian


Matilda and Me at 30 by Mara Wilson for Vanity Fair
Wilson, who played Roald Dahl’s plucky heroine in the eponymous book’s beloved 1996 adaptation, reflects on sharing her life with a literary icon - and thinks about who Matilda might have grown up to be.

Matilda and Me at 30 by Mara Wilson for Vanity Fair


The six-title shortlist - three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals - will be announced on 24 October 2018. The two medal winners will be announced on 27 January 2019.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence: Longlist 2019 for ALA


Library of Congress, American Public Media and the Poetry Foundation collaborate to offer daily poetry podcast launching 26 November 2018, with national broadcast on public radio stations available January 2019.

U.S. Poet Laureate Brings Poetry To Podcast And Radio Audiences With The Slowdown by Tracy K. Smith for Poetry Foundation


Don’t let writing molehills become mountains: solve those microblocks and miniglitches!

Think Small: 32 Quick, Painless Fixes For Writing Microblocks And Miniglitches by Ruth Harris for Anne R. Allen


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

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