Happy Friday and happy July, writers! We hope everyone in Canada and the US enjoyed their long weekend last weekend, and we hope everyone is managing to stay cool in this very warm weather – especially those living in regions experiencing a heat wave.
Let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening in the publishing and book world lately, shall we?
Amazon and the publishers involved in the eBook price fixing suit are trying to delay discovery.
S&S’s Gallery Books is launching 13A, an imprint dedicated to renown Black voices.
There has been some discussion over whether or not traditional publishers are paying authors fairly for digital content.
Authorities in Hungary have fined the distributor of a book featuring same-sex parents.
The in-person Frankfurt Bookfair is starting to come together.
Meanwhile, the biggest pop-culture event of the year is once again going online.
Submissions have opened for the 2021 Watty Awards.
Canadian comedian Ron James is publishing his first book.
Exciting news for comic book fans, Batman: The Long Halloween is getting a follow-up!
An interesting (and unfortunately not entirely surprising) look at the gender split of readers.
I found this piece, which examines the different layers required when writing a PI of colour compared to their white counterparts, really interesting.
And finally, a fun game going into the weekend: A list of literary questions from Jeopardy!
Have a great weekend!
Rachel, Author Engagement Coordinator
“Kristen Arnett’s Mostly Dead Things was one of my favourite books of 2019, so it’s no surprise that I absolutely could not put down her follow up, With Teeth. The book follows Sammie, a queer stay-at-home mom, and her tumultuous relationship with her son Samson. Unsure in her own feelings of motherhood, insecure in her postpartum body, and increasingly resentful of the uneven emotional labour in her relationship with her wife, Sammie continues to struggle as her picture perfect life starts to fall apart. With Teeth is a masterclass in character exploration, and the story is told with both emotional depth and cutting humour. I cannot recommend it more.”