Around the Traps

I figured it’s been a while since I’ve looked at the book world like this so I’ve found some interesting articles for you.

Rick Riordan Imprint Acquires First Three Titles

I missed the news about a new imprint from Disney-Hyperion. Rick Riordan writes Percy Jackson but is now going to be running Rick Riordan Imprint. It will start next year with three titles: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes and Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. Looks to be interesting, you can read more here.

‘Margaret Atwood Made a Feminist Out of Me’: 12 Authors on The Handmaid’s Tale

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to say ‘I made people feminists’? It seems Margaret Atwood can do just that. If you click through on this link you can read 12 authors who read The Handmaid’s Tale and found it changed their lives. My question: why have I not read this book yet?

International Hot Book Properties, Week of April 24, 2017

The first book caught my eye. The Wonder Down Under, by Norwegian medical students Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl looks to be a winner. It’s sold in over 20 foreign rights deals. Here’s the link so you can read for yourself.

S.E. Hinton on The Outsiders’ success: ‘It gave me writer’s block for four years’

Writer’s block, she had writer’s block for four years. But she was only 16 so when it broke she was only 20. I’m sitting here stunned. If I can have a fraction of the influence this book has had I will consider myself successful. Read the Q&A here.