Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Cory Doctor...ow!
Cory Doctorow's piece on book marketing is a bitter pill, but one that a lot of (young) writers need to swallow: "...most books – even those that are deservedly well-loved by publishers, readers, and booksellers – make hardly a ripple on release and fade away to nothing before you know it."

Touchy feely
Touchscreens be damned, there's much to be said for the tactile quality of a book.

Ray Bradbury, science guy
Guess what, sci-fi author Ray Bradbury was influenced by...wait for it...science!

Bath time books
Live, online book writing from the Bath Kid's Book Fest.

Haruki
Do you like Haruki Murakami? Show it on Facebook and you can preview the first chapter of his forthcoming book.

Nouns
The Noun Project: devolving humanity one pictogram at a time. (Just kidding. This is pretty cool.)

Just for fun department
Pick a winner!

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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