Hello writers! Another week has come and gone, and we here in Toronto continue to live in lockdown measures that are getting more and more strict by the week. It definitely hasn’t been easy, nor the spring we imagined, so in an effort to bring some smiles to everyone’s faces… have a puppy.
KWL is excited to announce our next live takeover event with Clayton Noblit from Written Word Media. The event is taking place next Thursday, April 22nd, at 12pm EST. Be sure to join us to learn all about Written Word Media and get some marketing tips from Clayton.
Doubleday is expanding its nonfiction list to include wellness and self-help titles.
Simon & Schuster has said they will have no part in distributing a book written by one of the officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor.
After being flooded with manuscripts thanks to the ample writing time provided by lockdowns, a French publishing house has kindly asked authors to stop submitting. (maybe someone should tell these authors about indie publishing).
Scammers have tricked the Rathbones Folio prize into paying them the 2020 prize money.
The shortlist for the Griffin Poetry Prize has been revealed.
Rupi Kaur is releasing a film inspired by her poetry.
This has been a really big week for cover reveals for highly anticipated upcoming books so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
First, the cover for Louise Penny’s and Hilary Clinton’s upcoming political thriller:
Next up, the cover for Sally Rooney’s latest novel:
And last (but certainly not least), the newest novel in the Outlander series!
Have a great weekend!
Joni, Author Engagement Specialist
“We were excited to interview Zakiya Dalila Harris about her debut novel, The Other Black Girl for the podcast this month. I read an advance copy of the book (out in June!) and could not put it down. It’s a literary thriller set in an upscale NY publishing house and it is excellent. It’s been compared with The Devil Wears Prada, and while yes, it does offer that intriguing peek behind the curtain of elite NY publishing institutions, it was a much darker and more compelling read, with a more rounded protagonist. I think this one will spark a lot of much-needed conversation about race and inclusion in the publishing industry and I’m looking forward to the official release this summer!”