Happy Friday, writers! We hope everyone is staying nice and toasty as winter rapidly approaches. The holidays are also rapidly approaching—as you set your publishing plans and metadata updates for the coming weeks, please keep our Holiday Content Processing in mind!
The second week of our cover contest was underway this week! Stay tuned for week three on Monday!
Now that you’ve voted in our best indie cover of 2021 poll for this week, be sure to check out Lit Hub’s favourite covers of the year.
Author’s Republic has been acquired by RBmedia.
Zestworld, a new comic book publishing platform, is set to launch in 2022.
Malcolm X’s former prison cell is being converted into a “Freedom Library”.
George Orwell’s estate has approved a feminist retelling of 1984.
Chris Cuomo’s upcoming memoir has been cancelled by his publisher.
The reading community in the UK have come together to help save indie bookshops.
Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah delivered his speech this week.
Calling all Canadian authors! Aspiring Canadian writers can now apply for the Writers’ Trust mentorship program.
Thanks to all of the supply chain issues (I’m sure everyone is tired of hearing about), publishers might start printing their own books (again).
The topic of properly crediting book translators has been pretty toasty this year—this piece offers another look as to why they should be included on the cover.
I’m sure we’re all familiar with the idea that an author platform is of the utmost importance, but do hundreds of thousands of followers guarantee a bestseller?
It’s a common assumption that YA is leading the charge when it comes to diversity on and behind the page, but is that actually the case?
For the copyright nerds out there, this article at how a cookbook can hold copyright on its recipes.
Is it really the holidays if you’re not debating politics? This piece takes a closer look at what the true moral of A Christmas Carolis.
Those of us who were professional note passers in middle school will appreciate this: Mary Queen of Scot used a “letter locking” process to conceal her final letter.
This year’s most mispronounced words sure are an eclectic bunch!
Rachel, Author Engagement Coordinator
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