Wildbound’s Weekly Breeze 2/16/18
BOOK INDUSTRY NEWS
Penguin Embraces Diversity in Literature…
Penguin Young Readers announced the launch of a new imprint, called Kokila, that will focus on diverse books for children and young adults. According to Penguin, the imprint’s mission is to contribute to the ongoing conversation about diversity in contemporary children’s literature. Read the full article on Publishers Weekly.
How You Should Organize Your Bookshelves…
Yes, there is Feng Shui for your bookshelves and believe it or not, what’s trending is sorting them by color! Check out this article in Riveted for ideas.
Books To Read in a Day…
If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, go shorter. Southern Living put together a list of short, but fantastic books to read in a day. Let that also be a reminder dear writers, that for any books in progress you’re feverishly working on, shorter is almost always better in today’s reading culture.
USELESS FACT TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIEND(S)
Croissants originated in Austria, not France. You say, NO WAY!?, read this.
BOOK PROMOTION TIP
Virtual book tours are more popular than ever and with enough preparation and research, they can the blogosphere on fire and spread the word about your book. Publishers Weekly‘s Booklife put together a How-To for all you resourceful writers out there.
WEEKLY $10 GIVEAWAY
This Week’s Writing Challenge is to write a 250-500 word story on this prompt: “His feet were already numb. He should have listened…”
Please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be announced in next week’s Weekly Breeze!
The winner of last week’s writing challenge is Rebecca Lourdes. Thanks Rebecca for your caption to the image below.
“Not to worry, dear, it’s just the flu.”