Book Empire Vol. 19

All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis.

We understand how busy you are and how difficult it is to keep up with all the book news that’s being thrown at you every day. To make your life a little easier, we’ll compound the most important bits into 1 blog post every week, exactly telling you what you need to know. Please don’t worry your pretty little head about the possibility of propaganda or censorship. We’ll do that for you.


Boston, the birth place of Edgar Allen Poe, has built a new statue in the writer’s honor.
And it is the most bad-ass statue you will ever see.

You can pretend it’s not true, but every single one of us was disappointed at age 11 when the acceptance letter to Hogwarts didn’t arrive. But the world of Harry Potter knows our trauma’s and they are here to help! You can now download the actual letter and frame it, but even better, follow a 9 week course in wizardry!

Gender differences in literature and publishing are happening, if you like it or not. Recently we introduced The WoMentoring Project to you, but men and boys might need some help as well according to these articles. It states that boys aren’t reading because of all the female publishers and that most men prefer to wait for the movie to come out.

We’ve all heard the stories of our favorite authors and their crazy writing routines, but how much of that is actually true? And even more important, why are we so obsessed with it?
I guess I can now stop writing upside down on a manual typewriter while being surrounded by twenty white cats.

Rachel Fershleiser has made an amazing Tedtalk about why she hearts the bookternet.
We promise it will make you heart the bookternet as well!

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