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Emerald gems • If you don’t want to pound a pint of Guinness or don green, but you still want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you can pay a little respect to Irish literary giants with these items.
Do pre-order campaigns really work? • The struggle of achieving the ‘buzzy bestseller.’
Opportunities • Upcoming Calls for Submissions
When social media catches fire • A new author tweeted her feelings about a failed book signing. Things got crazy.
Broadening the Bookshelves • This month, we’re focusing on literature by Anglophone African writers.
Talk to the Practitioner: Chiedozié Dike
Why we retell stories over and over again. • Writers love taking a familiar story and recasting it with more diverse characters or slightly different circumstances.
All of your BURNING #BookTok QUESTIONS, answered • Everything a writer needs to know about the burgeoning book resource, whether you’re navigating it for business or pleasure.
Where to start • BookTok is like a writerly Wild West. It can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few of our favorite accounts to help you get acquainted with the platform.
BookTok-Approved Recommended Reads
DIGGING DEEP INTO PROCESS • The secret to crafting a sustainable – and sustaining – writing life.
On cookies and rejection • How an author fortifies her professional stamina (and goes on in the face of rejection) through the serenity of baking cookies.
Postscript • PUBLISHING RESOURCES
Gigi Will Know • One thing we must consider when we look at creative work is whether or not we’re slapping unreasonable boundaries on ourselves.