Happy Friday everyone, and to all the Canadian KWLers, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’re able to spend time with your loved ones this weekend, whether it’s an outdoor hang, a zoom call, or a text exchange, we hope you’re able connect with those you’re thankful for. We here at Kobo are very thankful for the four-day weekend we’re heading into, and of course we’re incredibly thankful for all of you who have trusted us to publish their work, and have made the KWL community so wonderful.
Tara sat down with Angela Kay Austin this week to discuss book distribution on Kobo!
Fox News has partnered with Harper Collins to start their own book line.
The Library of Congress has acquired the remaining documents of the National Women’s Party.
It was a very busy week for literary prizes!
The MacArthur Foundation has revealed the recipients of their “genius grants” for 2020, including one of my favourite authors N.K. Jemisin.
Louise Glück has won the Nobel Prize for literature.
The shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize has been announced.
The 2020 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominees have been revealed.
The finalists for the National Book Awards have been announced.
The US Selfies book awards, which recognize self-published authors, have added a children’s prize for 2021.
A previously unpublished spoof of corporate culture written by Raymond Chandler is set to make its debut in this month’s Strand magazine.
Hollywood studios have been buying up more book rights than usual during the pandemic.
George R.R. Martin has revealed how one pivotal scene from the Game of Thrones show will differ in his books.
The inventor of the Rubik’s Cube is releasing a book.
The upcoming book about the (still reigning NBA champs for at least another couple of hours) Toronto Raptors’ has found the narrators for the audiobook: WNBA superstar Kia Nurse and Raptors announcer Matt Devlin.
As we gear up to face a winter indoors, activities to keep us occupied are certainly front of mind, especially if you’ve got kiddos in the house. This list of cookbooks for children is a great way to get kids interested in food, and to pass time during what’s looking to be a long winter.
And since international travel is off the table for the next while, check out this really cool infograph of the best rated and most popular books set in (almost) every country in the world!
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone!