Saturday, July 14, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 14 July 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
14 July 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 14 July 2018

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

Book marketing is often the Achilles heel for new authors. So, it is especially valuable when we can learn how a marketing professional approaches their own book launch.

A Book Blogger Case Study With Marketing Expert And Author Anna-Marie Abell by David Wogahn

Golden Booker names Michael Ondaatje’s bestselling novel as public’s favorite winner.

The English Patient Wins Public Poll Of Best Man Booker In 50 Years by Alison Flood for The Guardian

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”.

“Oldest Known Extract” Of Homer's Odyssey Discovered In Greece by Reuters Staff for Reuters

A collection of unpublished letters written by WB Yeats that was stolen in the 1970s and returned “anonymously” has been identified at Princeton University.

Stolen WB Yeats Letters Identified At Princeton University by Dalya Alberge for The Guardian

On this week’s show, Claire is joined by Richard, Alison, and Sian to talk about summer reading. Do people really read differently when off on holiday? Then, Ross Raisin discusses his latest book, Read This If You Want to Be a Great Writer.

Summer Reading And Ross Raisin On How To Be A Great Writer – The Guardian Books Podcast

Inside a specially built, temperature controlled room at Hereford Cathedral, hundreds of medieval manuscripts sit chained to their shelves, exactly as they did centuries ago.

The Ancient Library Where The Books Are Under Lock And Key by BBC Culture

EH Shepard’s 1926 sketch, which was unseen for almost 50 years, sells for £430,000

Original Winnie-the-Pooh Map Sets World Record At Auction by Sian Cain for The Guardian

Writing for a blog takes hard work and time, especially if it’s for business. Here are some blog research tactics and a list of blog post ideas that will boost traffic to your blog.

Blog Post Ideas To Boost Traffic To Your Business Blog by Lillian De Jesus for Stencil

the classic author’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, is going to be adapted into an eight-part miniseries for Britain’s ITV and PBS Masterpiece in the US.

Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel To Be Adapted For PBS by G. G. Andres for BookBub

There are many benefits to using post excerpts (summaries) instead of showing full posts on your blog page. Designer Blogs explains how to use Blogger’s default way of adding post excerpts to your blog on Blogger.

How To Add Post Excerpts To A Blogger Blog by Designer Blogs

Swedish librarians have drawn up their longlist for the New Academy’s take on the world’s biggest books award. And it really is new.

The Alternative Nobel: Vote Opens For A Surprising New Literature Prize by Alison Flood for The Guardian

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