Hello, writers, and happy Friday! We hope you have had a great week. We have been gearing up for the first day of virtual Inkers Con tomorrow! We’re excited to get the chance to meet and chat with some authors –– Be sure to let us know in the comments if you’re attending the con this weekend too!
It has been a slow week in publishing, which is usually the case in the summer, but let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening in the book world as well as a couple of fun essays and articles I really enjoyed.
Knopf has named Jordan Pavlin as their new editor in chief.
Megan Follows, the star of the 1980’s adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, will be narrating the new audiobooks for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon.
The Stephen Leacock Medal, which is awarded to the funniest Canadian book of the year, is increasing its cash prize in 2022.
Read On Canada! Plans to distribute 150,000 free children’s books this summer.
Debut author (and recent KWL Podcast guest) Zakiya Dalila Harris shares her best advice for breaking into publishing.
I thought this investigation of plot through music was really interesting.
Are you a crossword fiend like me? Because then you will also thoroughly enjoy this behind the scenes interview at the New York Times crossword editor.
Have a great weekend!
Laura, Author Engagement Specialist
“I highly recommend K.A. Tucker’s A Fate of Wrath and Flame if you’re looking for a new fantasy! It tells the story of Romeria, a thief living in NYC and working for a notorious mob boss. After meeting a mysterious woman who requests her services at swordpoint, Romy suddenly finds herself thrust into a world of gods and prophecies, magic portals, kingdoms, and monsters. And of course, the handsome King Zander himself. I devoured this book – it kept me up until 1:00 am reading- so I definitely recommend adding it your list! P.S keep an eye out for K.A. Tucker coming soon on the Kobo Writing Life podcast.”