There are so many links I come across and there is not enough time to write longer posts about all of them. Borrowing an idea from Ben Dowdy and his Misfill feature at The Pen Addict, I have started sharing these links in a blog post with a short description about why each article is interesting for authors.
- Top cities and states in the U.S. for self-publishing authors (Amazon) – Amazon shared a few charts on where their KDP authors are concentrated. It made the Full Shelf because Oregon is #1 in the highest number of KDP authors per capita and Portland is #6 for most number of KDP authors 🙂
- Best Sellers Sell the Best Because They’re Best Sellers (New York Times) – NYT provides a lengthy profile of Madeline McIntosh, the US CEO of Penguin Random House. The article is wonderful mix of industry, company and person in the world of book publishing.
- Photos: Book Machines (Craig Mod) – Book printing and Japan —two of my favorite things combined in a set of lovely pictures, as Craig catalogues progress on his new book. The opening image is from his photo essay.
- The United States of Letterpress (Field Notes) – The latest edition of Field Notes features the work of nine letterpress printers for their covers. This video shares a bit about their stories and what they think makes letterpress the amazing art form that it is.
- How libraries are writing a new chapter during the pandemic (National Geographic) – So much to love about this article—bicycle bookmobiles made in Portland, community Story Walks through neighborhoods, libraries loaning their books by the box, and an amazing slideshow of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
- The 99 Best Business Books (Personal MBA) – Josh Kauffman just released the 10th anniversary edition of The Personal MBA and it felt like a good time to highlight the wonderful set of titles he curated to go with PMBA.
- A Multi-Layer for Notes (My Name is Julian) – This is a fascinating look at a note taking feature in Hey email and the potential for what it might look like as a system wide function in a computer OS. I want this now.
- Seven Books to Place On Your Summer Reading List (KW Outfront) – In the Full Shelf last week, I shared my list of books from Keller Williams’ MegaCamp 2020. Here is a equally great reading list from Keller Williams VP of Training and Bard Press author Jay Papasan that he shared early this summer.