Link-N-Blogs Apr 5

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” –Sylvia Plath

Curious George Goes Digital: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched this week. This popular monkey is the face of the new website, apps, books, games, and more as part of a new digital approach with a focus on educational materials for children. Publisher’s Weekly (PW) shares details on Curious George’s new multi-platinum stardom.

Mailbooks For Good: A new way to give books to charity. This nonprofit organization has teamed up with Random House Australia in order to prepackage certain books so that after customers have finished reading they can turn the cover into a sealable package and send it to the disadvantaged and homeless. Huffington Post sits down with the creator for a Q&A about how this program came to be and how it works.

What Does Your Pen Say About You?: Your pen can talk! Not really, but according to this article in The Atlantic Wire, it can say a lot about your personality. From fountain pen to crayon, see what your choice of writing instrument says about you.

All You Need Is Books: It is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first album Please Please Me. In honor of this, Zola Books lists the band’s top ten favorite books. From going to Mordor with Frodo to chasing the White Rabbit with Alice, this band has a wide variety of favorite that may surprise you.

7 Deadly Myths: Getting published can seem like a daunting task, and finding an editor can seem next to impossible. Huffington Post lists some myths and truths about editors that can help in selecting the best person to edit a manuscript. So keep writing and remember that the number one truth is editors love books.

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” –Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel


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