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‘God forbid that a dog should die’: when Goodreads reviews go bad

From cancelled books to ‘review bombing’, it might seem as though the website can make or break a career. But how influential is it really?Something dramatic happens on a social media platform every day. On Goodreads, the anachro­nistically designed website for logging, rating (out of five) and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2024-02-17 09:00:10 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary world #sell books #mental health #negative reviews #fake accounts #draw attention #reviewing books


The BBC’s Fergal Keane: ‘The breakdowns get harder to recover from each time’

The former BBC war reporter, now special correspondent, on the terror of PTSD, his tips for living with it day to day, and the people and poets he admiresDuring a career spanning more than 30 years, BBC special correspondent Fergal Keane has covered brutal conflicts in South Africa, Rwanda and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-08-06 08:30:06 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #psychiatric hospital #irish childhood #inherited trauma #newly published #stepped back #mental health #south africa #career spanning


Yes, it can be very stressful to publish a book, and young writers need more support.

An April report by the UK-based publishing site, The Bookseller, showed that more than half of the debut authors they surveyed said the experience of publishing a book adversely affected their mental health. Further reporting from The Guardian reveals that (some) publishers have quickly... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-07-19 19:03:31 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent publisher #communications director #anna frame #mental health #debut authors #april report #young writers


‘There’s an industry-wide mental health crisis’: authors and publishers on why the books sector needs to change

After a survey revealed the stresses that authors face when placed in the spotlight for the first time, publishing houses and industry bodies have pledged extra training and pastoral careAuthor and publisher welfare has been a hot topic in the books industry of late. Publishing houses, trade... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-18 15:13:43 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishing houses #bookseller #independent publisher #english pen #communications director #anna frame #mental health #hot topic #books industry #industry bodies #survey revealed


Roald Dahl rewrites: edited language in books criticised as ‘absurd censorship’

Author Salman Rushdie among those angry after some passages relating to weight, gender, mental health and race were rewrittenCritics are accusing the British publisher of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books of censorship after it removed colourful language from works such as Charlie and the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-02-20 04:05:42 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #british publisher #puffin #modern readers #chocolate factory #classic children #mental health #puffin books #roald dahl #absurd censorship


Harlequin Teams Up With Audio Up to Adapt 52 Romance Titles Into Scripted Podcasts

Audio production company Audio Up Media and book publishing house Harlequin Enterprises are teaming up to adapt 52 of the publisher's romance titles into scripted podcast series, with an eye to also turn these into--more highly monetizable--TV series. Audio Up, also home to mental health and... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2022-12-06 12:42:46 UTC ]
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Augusten Burroughs wants to help you process your trauma through writing (for $50,000).

If you have unprocessed trauma, $50,000, and a sense of adventure when it comes to your mental health, a new “wellness recovery program” created by Augusten Burroughs—author of the best-selling memoir Running With Scissors—may be right up your alley. The week-long program, called Focus-Directed... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-08 14:41:32 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #mental health


The Most Popular In-Demand Books in U.S. Libraries: October–December 2021

Among the most popular books in US public libraries between October and December 2021 were nonfiction about mental health. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-04 11:41:00 UTC ]
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The power of distance

I’ve been writing about mental health for years. Not as many as I’ve been living with my own clinical depression, but certainly for over a decade now. It has, until last year, been mainly in blog form—direct, first-hand accounts of my own experiences as a man with mental health issues. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-28 16:35:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #first-hand accounts #clinical depression #mental health


Will Young writes mental health guide for Ebury Spotlight

Will Young has written an accessible A-Z guide on mental health, Be Yourself and Happier, for Ebury Spotlight.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-10 07:27:21 UTC ]
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Mirion Malle: “Let’s Talk About Mental Health Without Pointing Blame”

Mirion Malle (This Is How I Disappear) and Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) spoke to one another as part of D+Q Live, a fall event series by the graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly. The occasion was Malle’s second English-language release and first work of fiction, This Is How I... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-11-29 09:54:22 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #graphic novel #english-language release #mental health


Facing Up to a Messy World

New books by women writers of faith tackle racism, abortion, mental health, and other tough subjects. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Art of Writing 2021 Highlights Diverse Characters, Mental Health

Hosted annually by the ECPA, 2021’s Art of Writing took place virtually from Sept. 30—Nov. 4 with webinars touching on the need for authentic representations of diverse people, the impacts of Covid-19 on writers, and other challenges within the Christian publishing industry today. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Jessica Kingsley launches children's mental health podcast

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is launching a new podcast supporting the mental health of children and teens called "Our Kids in Mind".  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-18 23:02:32 UTC ]
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“Everything alive aches for more”: A Conversation with Kari Gunter-Seymour, Poet Laureate of Ohio, by Renee Shea

Interviews   Photo by Kari Gunter-Seymour / www.karigunterseymourpoet.com Kari Gunter-Seymour (b. 1955) is having a moment—soon to become two years of moments since she was appointed in June 2020 to a two-year term as the Poet Laureate of Ohio.... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2021-10-07 13:41:36 UTC ]
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Freelancing and mental health in the publishing industry

Reedsy's Thao Nguyen reflects on some of the benefits and challenges of being your own boss. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-22 12:07:00 UTC ]
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Why barbershops are at the forefront of the effort to vaccinate Black Americans

From COVID-19 vaccines to mental health, officials see barbers as playing an important role in advancing public health. In a barbershop in North St. Louis County, owner Randy Barnes listens as one of his barbers tells him that COVID-19 vaccines cause women to become infertile. That barber had... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2021-08-11 07:00:54 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #important role #mental health #covid-19 vaccines


Tackling stigma

Piers Morgan really gets my goat. I suppose I should be grateful to have one of the many Twitter accounts he’s blocked over the years. But as someone who works in mental health, Morgan’s relentless stigmatising rhetoric, including his recent attack on gymnast Simone Biles for speaking openly... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-30 19:59:44 UTC ]
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DK teams up with Manchester United on mental health book giveaway

DK has teamed up with the Manchester United Foundation to distribute books encouraging local children to look after their mental health. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-14 08:02:35 UTC ]
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For author Jenny Lawson, life is brutal — and hilarious

In “Broken,” Lawson is honest about her physical and mental health, but her levity is her buoy and brand. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-01 13:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #mental health