Saturday, November 11, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 11 November 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
11 November 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 11 November 2017

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

The Booker prize winner on his new novel and why it’s not always possible to separate fact from fiction.

Richard Flanagan: "Fiction Is Not A Lie, But A Truth, A Necessary Truth" by Stephanie Cross for The Guardian

You’ve followed all of the advice and built a list, and now you need to turn those random email addresses into super fans.

Not Sold In Stores: Using Exclusive Content To Turn Your Reader List Into Super Fans by BookFunnel Blog

Russell Hoban worked and reworked his story to create his narrator’s strange, post-apocalyptic vernacular in Riddley Walker. It makes for difficult but rewarding reading.

Worth The "Trubba": Making Sense Of Riddley Walker's Language by Sam Jordison for The Guardian

Fictionary is the first online tool for editing your story, not just your words. Ensure your story works before sharing your novel with the world.

You’ve Finished The First Draft Of Your Novel. Now What? by Kristina Stanley for Medium

While it may not be criminal, selling an ARC is unethical and a serious threat to authors and publishers.

Readers Selling Review Copies And What It Means To The Industry by Hans M. Hirschi

Life is strong in people – we didn’t get to be wreckers of the planet without a mighty life force in us. But accepting death is one of the contentments of age.

Thomas Keneally: Death Is Not The fly In The Cosmic Ointment. It Is The Cosmic Ointment by Thomas Keneally for The Guardian

Have trouble adulting? Researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago have discovered that adult coloring books are actually really good for your mental health, so maybe you're doing something right for yourself by remaining a kid at heart.

Adult Coloring Books Are Actually Really Good For Your Mental Health, According To A New Study by Kristian Wilson for Bustle

It's time to find out how well you really know the English language.
My result: "You got 12 out of 20 right! You Are an Illustrious Linguist and All Your Friends are Probably Jealous. OK, so you're obviously some sort of savant or you maybe majored in arcane English words in college. Wow! You're amazing! Go you. You should probably consider being a dictionary editor or weird-word quiz maker."

Do You Know What These Weird English Words Actually Mean? by Emmy Favilla for BuzzFeed

Like that would ever happen! Still, I love these!

Mesmerizing Book GIFs For When You're Too Stressed To Read by Danika Ellis for BuzzFeed

If you enjoyed this blog post, please visit the other This Week posts for links to more great articles.