Happy Friday, Writers!
If memory serves, this is our first roundup of September, and while it still rings true, I promise to save you my monthly “time is flying so fast” schtick.
I hope all the parents and students out there have had a peaceful transition to back-to-school, and I hope everyone is enjoying the sweet return of pumpkin spice season. I’ve already consumed a sickeningly large amount of that delicious fall-flavoured syrup and I still haven’t had enough.
As I mentioned off the top, it’s been a minute since our last roundup so let’s jump right into the news!
The book industry is starting to get a bit worried about supply chain disruptions.
Amazon and the Big Five are moving to dismiss the price fixing lawsuit.
Pearson Education is suing textbook service Chegg for copyright infringement.
Senators Warren and Schiff are condemning Amazon for promoting books filled with Covid misinformation.
The first major comic convention since the before times is set to make a comeback this October.
The first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for a record $3.6 million.
There has been a lot of literary prize news recently so let’s just have a quick rundown of all of the long/shortlists that have been announced:
The Booker Prize shortlist has been revealed.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist has been announced.
The National Book Awards longlist has been released.
And last but not least, the finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction have been announced.
And speaking of literary prizes, here’s a helpful guide on literary prizes for our Canadian writers:
Author Salman Rushdie is the latest author to join Substack.
Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi is releasing a children’s book.
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has started his own book club.
If you also devoured The Chair as soon as it was released on Netflix, you might also enjoy this close look at the books in the show.
This is an interesting piece on why translators should be included on book covers.
You know I love TikTok, and this article about how BookTok is selling backlist titles is fascinating.
I really loved this piece on the benefits of using a real-life dictionary during the Online era.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Why have just one staff pick, when you can have several! We recently asked the KWL Team what they were reading for Read A Book Day, and here’s what the team had to say.