Around The Web: Outlaw Translation, Authors, Literary Groups and the Eisner Awards

Welcome back, dear readers! I hope you’re all still hanging in there amid the pandemic and ongoing protests and that this post will give you some opportunities to take a break. This week, I’m sharing a look at the history of outlaw translations, some thoughts on reader entitlement, a piece on famous literary groups, and a recap of the recent Eisner awards. Outlaw Translation You might not think of translators as being at the centre of illegal activity, but outlaw translation has a long history. Electric Lit has outlined this history, sharing specific examples and the lengths publishers have gone to to avoid unofficial translations getting out. Authors Don’t Owe Books There are a couple well-

Around The Web: Love letters, Writing and Money, Representation and Magic School Bus

Welcome back to our weekly web roundup, readers! This week, I’m sharing a love letter to editors, a look at how authors make money, some thoughts on disability representation in literature, and some Magic School Bus trivia to honour the late Joanna Cole. If you’ve read any interesting stories around the web, be sure to share them with us! A Love Letter to Developmental Editors Author R.L. Maizes has written about her writing experiences and the value of working with developmental editors. As an editor myself, I might be biased to a perspective that praises editing, but I think you’ll find this LitHub piece encouraging if you’ve wondered about what it’s like to work with an editor. Writing an

Around The Web: The Global Pandemic, Publishing Industry and Literary Easter Eggs

Hello again, readers! Those of you who regularly follow publishing news will know that the industry is experiencing a lot of change currently. So this week, I’m sharing a few stories that explain what’s going on, including a piece from the New York Times about staff changes and another that focuses on the challenges Canadian publishers are facing. I’ve also got a post about how COVID-19 has changed book launches. But it’s not all serious, I’ve also got a fun look at literary Easter eggs. Publishing Is Changing Deaths and retirements have brought about change at some major publishers this year. The New York Times describes this as “a rare moment of transformation” that may influence the kind

Around The Web: Penguin's Book Covers, FIYAHCON, Author Disillusionment and Nonwords

Hello once again, readers! I’ve wandered the web this week and found several stories that might be of interest to my fellow bibliophiles: a Twitter thread on the history of Penguin’s book covers, a new speculative fiction convention, a thoughtful post about disagreeing with your favourite authors, and a look at the arguments for and against the word (or nonword, depending on who you talk to) “irregardless.” Penguin’s Book Covers Penguin has a history of bold, memorable book covers, and if you’re interested in learning about it, twitter user Pulp Librarian has written a delightful twitter thread on the subject. FIYAHCON A new convention has been announced! FIYAHCON will celebrate Black, Indig

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