Best of the Web 02/14/17
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
As the push for diversity in fiction begins changing the publishing ecosystem, we begin to see an emergence of sensitivity readers who have an increased sense of social conscience that help elevate stories that richly reflect the variety of human experience.
Nick Holdstock was asked to catalogue the more than 4,000 books left behind in Doris Lessing’s home. During his task he hoped to discover what sort of reader Lessing had been through annotations, drawings, and dedications found in the books she left behind.
As we face continued political turmoil, many people are turning to literature for inspiration. Take a look at how books like the Harry Potter series mirror and can help fuel our real-world political action.
If you're looking into running a webinar for your book launch or building your email list, you're going to want to read The Book Designer's top tips for authors who want to run a webinar.
The Drama Channel recently created a historically-accurate rendering of what Jane Austen's famed fictional heartthrob, Mr. Darcy, would have looked like in real life. The result is bubbles bursting everywhere and an increased appreciation of our imaginations.
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