Happy Friday, writers! We hope everyone has had a wonderful week. We’ve been busy here at KWL preparing for a couple of upcoming events!
First, the KWL team will be hosting a Q&A session at Word on the Street tomorrow, Saturday September 25th at 4pm EST! You can learn more about the event here:
Second, we have a live Q&A with Author Revolution’s Carissa Andrews on Wednesday, September 29th at 12pm EST. Leanr more about Carissa and our Q&A here:
Before we take a look at the news this week, we wanted to take a moment to share our condolences to the family and friends of author Shoshana Gabriel, who passed away this month. A romance anthology featuring Shoshana’s work is donating preorder proceeds to the families of the deceased.
Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives are questioning the Big Five on their ebook library practices.
Zando has announced new imprints from Lena Waithe and Gillian Flynn.
The National Book Foundation has revealed their 5 under 35 honourees.
Speaking of the National Book Foundation, they are moving their awards ceremony online again this year.
Are Influencer/Authors the newest trend in publishing?
So many studies look at who book buyers and reader are, but who are the folks that aren’t reading books?
If you’re a Beverly Cleary fan (and who isn’t), and are planning a trip to Portland, here’s a walking tour to see the city through Ramona Quimby’s eyes.
A feel-good story: A 16 year old Canadian teen had written a children’s book on Crohn’s disease to help other kids with the illness and to raise money for research.
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to all of Roald Dahl’s works.
Now onto my favourite pieces of the week, starting with this essay by Phoebe Robinson who is releasing her latest book and launching an imprint this month.
This C.S. Lewis review of The Hobbit is one of the best things I have read this week:
And lastly, I loved this piece on female founded book clubs.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura, Author Engagement Specialist
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