Here’s a look at some interesting things I read/ saw / thought / did this week.
❊ 1. Sci-fi Author Nnedi Okorafor Says Publishers Whitewashed Her Book Cover. “As a black woman writing a black female main character in a scifi novel (set in Africa), seeing my character whitewashed on the cover felt-like-erasure.” Check out the pictures.
❊ 2. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the winner of the first annual One Book, One New York campaign to get all New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time. And you can listen to the Americanah audiobook for free at Scribd.com/OneBookNY
❊ 3. Yup This is How to Make A Bookworm HAPPY.
❊ 4. It’s Now Time to Be Officially Excited about the AMERICAN GODS TV Series … why yes – I think it is.
❊ 5. I don’t understand it, but there are some people who purposely Don’t Use Libraries. Oh the horror!
❊ 6. Favorite Tweet this week …
❊ 7. Have you worked on Figuring Out Your Perfect Blogging Schedule? What is it? You’ll notice we post on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (sometimes).
❊ 8. 6 Ways to Repurpose Your Content and Save Your Creative Sanity shows how to come up with fresh ideas from old ones.
❊ 9. What are some of your can’t do without Favorite Tools for Blogging?
❊ 10. One of the most useful ways to Get to Know Your Blog’s Audience is with Google Analytics.
❊ 11. Sometimes you need a Everything You Do Is Right Day – make it happen!
What would you do on your “everything is right day”? I’d start with eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
// Comments //
I needed this post. And I need to write more posts about this. The reading part of my brain has downsized.
I cant figure out google analytics.
Puput @ Sparkling Letters
This is a great post! 😀 I saw the thing that happened with Nnedi Okrafor and it was such a bummer! Thankfully she’s with a different publisher now and all her covers SLAY! Anyway, thank you for linking to my posts, so many interesting posts to check out here 🙂
I did not know about the Nnedi covers. It must have happened during my Twitter hiatus. I can’t believe such intentional mistakes happen even these days.
@Resh such a crazy thing!
Sarah's Book Shelves
I always find such great blogging tips in these posts – and new blogs to follow for said tips. Thank you so much!