Happy (almost) Hallowe’en, writers! We hope your candy supply is nice and stocked, both for you and also for potential trick-or-treaters, and we hope you’re ready for a nice and spooky weekend. We’ve been busy at KWL preparing for NaNoWriMo (you can find some useful tips and advice on the blog) which kicks off on Monday! We’ll be hosting weekly write-ins so we can all write together; stay tuned to our socials for more details to come.
We had a couple of events this week. First, we hosted a live Q&A with Zoe York which you can catch on our YouTube channel if you missed the life event, and Tara was interviewed on the Author Revolution Podcast talking all things KWL!
We have two weeks of publishing news to get through today so let’s hop to it!
France is attempting to help save their independent bookstores from online retail giants.
Advocates will be granted a DCMA exception to make accessible eBooks.
The succession battle at scholastic is something right out of an HBO show.
An acclaimed Spanish female writer won the Planeta prize, only for her identity to be revealed to be three men.
Frankfurt Bookfair returned last weekend in a somewhat subdued fashion.
FSG has promoted Mitze Angel to president, marking the first time a woman has held the title.
Toni Morrison’s Beloved has been dragged into the Virgina gubernational election.
The Believer, a beloved literary and arts magazine, will cease publication in spring 2022.
Book history lovers with money to burn, this is your moment! A First Folio fragment of Shakespeare’s Henry IV is heading to auction.
As well as a pocket watch worn by a character in Ulysses (with an expected hefty price tag).
Solange has launched a community library of work by Black creators.
Uzo Aduba will be hosting Netflix’s Book Club series.
Robert Munsch’s classic, The Paper Bag Princess, is coming to the screen.
There’s a scientific reason why we love the smell of old books.
You know how much I love the word-of-mouth selling power of TikTok –– this article offers an author’s perspective.
I really enjoyed this (mildly snarky) piece on fictional booksellers.
I did not get a single one of these right, but this “famous author first bio” quiz was a lot of fun nonetheless.
Have a fantastic and safe Halloween!