Sunday, November 11, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 11 November 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
11 November 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 11 November 2018

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

The Scottish artist Katie Paterson is collecting 100 unpublished works that won’t be released in their writers’ lifetimes.

This Library Has New Books By Major Authors, But They Can’t Be Read Until 2114 by Merve Emre for NY Times


A real horror story has been slowly building for the last year or so and it’s time to deal with this head-on: what the hell is going on with Also Boughts?

Amazon And The Also Bought Apocalypse by David Gaughran


Since late summer, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections has been rolling out enhanced security measures designed to stop the flow of drugs into prisons. One of those changes included restrictions on book gifts and donations. But after pushback from several inmates’ rights groups and book donors, the department is making changes once again.

After Pushback, Pennsylvania Changing Approach To Books In Prisons by Katie Meyer for Whyy


Wattpad And The Publishing Industry by Anna Simpson for emaginette
Anna asks her readers about using Wattpad. Make sure you read the comments to find out their thoughts.

Wattpad And The Publishing Industry by Anna Simpson for emaginette


Have You Lost Your Mind? by Kathryn Jane for Sisterhood of Suspense
A writer should always stick to one genre. Or should they?

Have You Lost Your Mind? by Kathryn Jane for Sisterhood of Suspense


How To Be A Master Storyteller — Tips From 5 Experts by Joanna Cutrara for Grammarly Blog

For your inspiration and edification, here are words of wisdom from five master storytellers on how they navigate the creative process. 


How To Be A Master Storyteller — Tips From 5 Experts by Joanna Cutrara for Grammarly Blog


Collins Dictionary lexicographers named it word of the year, after a four-fold rise in its use over five years. Find out what it is.

What Is 2018's Word Of The Year? by BBC News


But Harry Potter author J.K Rowling gave fans a small bit of it when she took to the platform to answer a recently unearthed fan letter.

J.K. Rowling Tweeted To A Fan Who Wrote Them A Letter When They Were A Kid & It's Actually So Adorable by Kerri Jarema for Bustle


Bookful is an app that brings books to life through augmented reality (AR).

Bookful Is A New Reading App That Embraces AR And A Love Of Books by Laura Lambert for Brightly


Instead Of Forcing Open An Obstacle, Flow Through It! By Mrs. N for N.N. Light’s Book Heaven
Writer's block is like a jar of pickles. Find out how.

Instead Of Forcing Open An Obstacle, Flow Through It! By Mrs. N for N.N. Light’s Book Heaven


After almost 600 booksellers withdrew 3.5m books from the secondhand marketplace in support of countries dropped by the website, it apologises for a “bad decision”.



A new report sets out the important role reading can play in alleviating loneliness.

Want To Tackle Loneliness? Invest In A Society Of Readers by Caitlin Lambert for Demos


Reedsy have put the best writing websites of 2018 in one single place for your convenience.

56 Best Writing Websites Of 2018 by Reedsy


Turning out a novel in a month doesn’t work for everyone. Anne addresses the people who have tried NaNoWriMo and failed to “win” (winning means reaching the 50,000 word mark by 30 November) or have never had a desire to join - the slow writers like her.

Confessions Of A Slow Writer: Why Nanowrimo Isn’t For Everybody by 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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