Aisling Fowler | 'I wanted to feel I was in a good place with the series before the books came out'

Aisling Fowler was watching her husband play a video game when inspiration for the heroine of her début novel first came to her. “He’s very keen to stress that he’s not a gamer,” she laughs, talking to me over video call from Sydney, where said husband is currently working. The female main character was very active and heroic and something about her connected with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who Fowler had loved obsessively as a girl. “I suddenly thought, ‘Why aren’t I writing characters like this?’ Almost immediately Twelve came to me. Not fully formed, but the idea of her. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-09 04:40:40 UTC ]
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Oh, the places you’ll want to go! Two new books offer the most magical of escapes

“The Blind Accordionist” and “An Atlas of Extinct Countries” are waking dreams of adventure. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Feel-good books to brighten your summer

If you find yourself longing for a happy ending, here are some of the most uplifting reads of the year so far. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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David Duchovny wants to be taken seriously as a novelist. His new book makes a good case.

“Truly Like Lightning” is an irreverent and ambitious tale that shows off the “X-Files” actor’s literary chops. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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20 Must-Read Feel-Good Science Fiction Books

These 20 feel-good science fiction books will suit different tastes and moods, but they’re all comfort food of some variety. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Still a bad person after watching The Good Place? Michael Schur is writing a book for you.

Today, Simon & Schuster announced their acquisition of the first book by Michael Schur, creator of postmodern morality play and philosophical sitcom The Good Place, otherwise known as the best thing on television for a while there. How to Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What to Do,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘Everyone wants a place where they feel safe,’ says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

She says our global community is at a dire environmental moment in our collective history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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HC announces new 'festive feel-good' picture book from Walliams and Ross

HarperCollins Children’s Books is publishing a new "showstopping" children's picture book from author–illustrator team David Walliams and Tony Ross, called The Creature Choir, in time for Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Feeling anxious about that stack of books you haven’t read? This video wants to help you

Just in time for World Book Day, filmmaker Max Joseph delivers a visual essay that will soothe your reading FOMO. A recent study found that we spend more than a quarter of the day engaging with digital content. That means, on average, 8.8 hours a day are spent on social media, watching videos,... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Headline acquires two tie-in books for Gaiman's Good Omens TV series

Headline has acquired two books to tie-in with a new TV series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sphere acquires 'feel-good book club' fiction by Sophie Green

Little, Brown imprint Sphere has acquired The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green from Hachette Australia. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Good Enterprises Wants S&S to Keep Selling its Books

Christine Shubert, the trustee overseeing the Chapter 7 proceedings of Good Enterprises, has asked the bankruptcy court to give Good Books’ distributor, Simon & Schuster, the authority to continue to sell the company’s titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Paris Lees | 'I grew up feeling like I wasn’t good enough, so to feel respected for my writing is really moving'

A contributing editor for British Vogue, Paris Lees made her name as the UKs first high-profile transgender woman to break into the mainstream when she was named top of the Pink List of the most influential LGBT people in Britain, and became the first “out” transgender woman to appear on BBC... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Triumph Books, Sports Illustrated Partner to Launch Sports Book Series

Sports book publisher Triumph Books is partnering with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Sports Illustrated brand, to produce a series of frontlist titles based around the venerable sports magazine and its associated properties. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Good Book's Not So Good Numbers

The 'State of the Bible' finds reading frequency is slumping although the use of apps and listening to audio versions of Scripture is on the rise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Mirror Books lands book behind Ted Bundy Netflix series

Mirror Books has acquired the book behind the Netflix series "The Ted Bundy Tapes" with plans to publish next month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online with Bookings service

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365—a full-service system for scheduling appointments for their services over the internet. Microsoft Bookings is a new service that makes it possible for business owners to create their own scheduling... Continue reading at PC World

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'Bosch' TV series is inspired by Michael Connelly's book series

Police detective Harry Bosch is the protagonist in Michael Connelly's series, the most recent installment of which is 'The Burning Room.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Frederator Books Launches Catbug e-Book Series

Frederator Books, the ebook imprint of Frederator, the YouTube cartoon producer, is launching a new ebook series starring Catbug, an animated character spun off from Frederator’s wildly popular YouTube cartoon show Bravest Warriors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Post-Amazon, Goodreads Still a Place for Book Lovers

Director of author marketing, Pat Brown, spoke about how the company remains, even after being acquired by Amazon, a place for authors and their fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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