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.
- Think Again (adamgrant.net) – Adam Grant announced he has a new book called Think Again coming out in February. The description states, “With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners.”
- FT/McKinsey business book of the year shortlist announced (FT.com) – I missed posting a link to the shortlist, when they announced the six book last month.
- Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Editor Starts Her Own Publishing Firm (New York Times) – Molly Stern, former publisher at Crown, is starting a new publishing company called Zando. The interesting angle is a focus on working with influencers and brands to co-develop publishing projects in a shared revenue model.
- A Surreal New Bookstore Has Just Opened in China (Architectural Digest) – Our opening image is from the store. This place looks amazing.
- Pandemic spurs journalists to go it alone via email (Axios) – Paid newsletters are starting to get real traction. The fascinating part for me with this is that tech provider Substack is starting to look more like a media company providing legal support, health insurance, and advance payments against feature revenues.
- Your Local Bookstore Wants You to Know That It’s Struggling (NYT) – It is rough for independents. Sales are down at most stores as they work to make adjustments and launch new offerings.
- The 100 Best Notebooks (The Strategist / NY Magazine) – I ran back across this amazing round-up on notebooks. Officianadoes will nod in approval of the deep cut list; bystanders will shake their heads in bewilderment at this much time spent looking at bound stacks of paper.