From the Newsletters
Emer O’Sullivan, author of The Fall of the
House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family
(Bloomsbury), reveals 10 things you probably
don’t know about Oscar Wilde.
Olivia the bossy pig returns!
We reveal the cover of Olivia
the Spy (Atheneum/Dlouhy),
due out in April.
We recently published an article titled “Is
Social Media Toxic to Writing?” In it, ;ction
writer Rebecca Kauffman describes being asked
by her publisher to get on Facebook to promote
her book, and coming to terms with “my personal aversion to social media.” Our readers felt
aversion, too, and a sense of responsibility for
working on behalf of their writing—as well as
“The unfortunate thing about social media marketing is that
much like in real life, if you feel awkward (or have no interest)
in the room it shows and can work against you. If you are a
natural marketer and love ‘working the room,’ then it’s your best
friend. Like most things, one size does not ;t all, and the
challenge for people who do not take to social media is to
either learn how to do it effectively (time-consuming and tedious) or ;nd other ways to market themselves (time-consuming
and tedious).” —Scott Myles
“An author unwilling to be his/her own best promoter is simply
depriving his/her efforts of opportunities for success. Regardless
of what anyone’s personal feelings are about social media, the
fact is that it reaches millions of potential readers unlike any
other medium or venue.” —Paul T. McCain
“Of course, whatever you do, you’ll eventually ;nd it on somebody’s list of ‘The 10 Things a Writer Should NEVER Do on
Social Media.’” —John Shea
Read Kauffman’s essay at publishersweekly.com/kauffman.
discusses his new
History in Haunted
PW reviews editor Annie
Coreno shares more
books about the scary,
spooky, and macabre.
Why have no children’s authors ever won the
Nobel Prize in Literature?
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports
from the Frankfurt Book Fair, which this year
has been a very busy and political affair, with
events in Turkey taking center stage.
More to Come
Recapping the largest ever New York Comic
Con, plus a roundup of digital comics news
from Comixology, ComicsBlitz, and Made;re.
Loggins talks about adapting
his song “Footloose” into a
picture book set at a rockin’
ONLINE & ON-AIR
How the bankruptcy of a Korean shipping
company is wreaking supply-chain havoc for
Announcing the quarter;nalists of the BookLife Prize in Fiction.
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