Hello writers, and happy Friday! We’ve had a great, albeit slightly warm week here in Toronto and hope everyone is managing to stay cool. We hosted a Q&A with Self-Pub Boot Camp’s Carla King this week. If you missed the live event be sure to catch it on our Youtube channel.
Let’s take a quick look at what’s been going down in the publishing world this week.
Review bombers are holding books ransom on Goodreads.
A study shows that book censorship is on the rise.
The ALA is partnering with Communities for Immunity to boost vaccine confidence in American communities.
The Society of Authors has distanced itself from Phillip Pullman after the author sent out some problematic tweets.
Robin, of Batman and Robin fame, is joining the LGBTQ+ community in a new comic.
Speaking of comic books, Marvel and DC are under fire for underpaying writers and artists.
PRH and Amanda Gorman are launching a Poetry Award.
Dolly Parton is partnering with James Patterson to write her first book.
John Le Carre’s final novel is coming out this fall.
Harvey Fierstein is releasing a memoir next spring.
And last but not least, an interesting piece that asks: how has the pandemic changed our relationship to physical books?
Have a great weekend!
Rachel, Author Engagement Coordinator
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