Sunday, November 4, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 4 November 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
4 November 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 4 November 2018

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

A man who returned his mother's very overdue library book is paying her fine — even though he didn't have to.

Man Pays Fine For Mother's Overdue Library Book — She Checked It Out In 1934 by Associated Press for LA Times


Previously Unknown Beeton's For Sale by Scott Monty for I Hear Of Sherlock Everywhere
The first appearance of Sherlock Holmes was in A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual of 1887, which the Antique Trader Vintage Magazines Price Guide called “the most expensive magazine in the world”. There were previously 33 known copies in existence but a 34th copy has been listed for $75,000.

Previously Unknown Beeton's For Sale by Scott Monty for I Hear Of Sherlock Everywhere


Vote in the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.

10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards on Goodreads


A scientist accused of attempted murder in Antarctica stabbed his colleague because “he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books”, it has been claimed.

Antarctic Scientist “Stabs Colleague Who Kept Telling Him The Endings Of Books He Was Reading On Remote Research Station” by Will Stewart for The Sun


To collect the data you need, we have to start with the bare bones of a form. Every high-converting form is built with smart, savvy information architecture.

How To Build An Online Form That Converts by Ecem Keskin for Medium


Grab your free word counting calendar for November 2018’s National Novel Writing Month!

NaNoWriMo 2018 Word Counting Calendar by Dave Seah


Every year on November 1, millions of people celebrate authors and the books that they write on National Authors Day. After her grandmothers death in 1968, Sue Cole promoted the observance of National Authors Day.

Happy National Author’s Day! by Staci Troilo


7 Reasons NOT To Use Hootsuite by Ian Anderson Gray for iag.me
There are lots of great things about Hootsuite. But this article focuses on the problems and disadvantages and why you might not want to use it.

7 Reasons NOT To Use Hootsuite by Ian Anderson Gray for iag.me


Creativity. Finding Your Unique Voice by Karolina for But First Tea
What is creativity? Can only certain people create? Is creating always about art?

Creativity. Finding Your Unique Voice by Karolina for But First Tea


When October Books, a small radical bookshop in Southampton, England, was moving to a new location down the street, it faced a problem. How could it move its entire stock to the new spot, without spending a lot of money or closing down for long? The shop came up with a clever solution: They put out a call for volunteers to act as a human conveyor belt.

How Do You Move A Bookstore? With A Human Chain, Book By Book by Laurel Wamsley for npr


The Inciting Incident (Where The Story Really Begins) by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets
Catherine answers this month's question: What exactly is “The Inciting Incident”?

The Inciting Incident (Where The Story Really Begins) by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets


Poet and professor Jorie Graham will be the recipient of the Library of Congress’s 2018 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, for her 2017 poetry collection, Fast.

Harvard’s Jorie Graham Wins Library Of Congress Poetry Prize by Lillian Brown for Boston Globe


A year ago, Twitter lifted its famous character limit from 140 to 280. On Tuesday, the company released a handful of data points that suggest the change has not been nearly as profound as critics feared.

Remember When Longer Tweets Were The Thing That Was Going To Ruin Twitter? by Will Oremus for Slate


Twitter Getting Rid Of Likes? Not Anytime Soon by Andrew Hutchinson for Social Media Today
So, is Twitter really getting rid of its Like button? Maybe. Not really. Probably not at all.

Twitter Getting Rid Of Likes? Not Anytime Soon by Andrew Hutchinson for Social Media Today


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

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