April 10, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for April 10, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday's most popular deals Previous Daily Deals I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter for $0.99 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones for $3.99 In the Woods by Tana French for $1.99 Huntress by Malinda Lo for $1.99 Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez for $1.99 A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor for $2.99 The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel for $2.99 The Witching Hour by Anne Rice for $2.99 Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller for...

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Where are all the Black editors?

This piece was going to be about the art of editing and how vital this is for career progression. It was going to talk about the challenge faced by young editors to get editing hours under their belt. The day-to-day job of publishing books, all the marketing and the admin, means that editing often gets pushed into the weekend and the evenings. Or it gets freelanced out. I was going to say that we need to carve out more time in-house for the development of those editorial skills and also look at the range of training provision for editors both...

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Mateo Askaripour | ‘The lines are intentionally blurred, which puts the responsibility on the reader to decide what’s what’

On publication in January, Iranian-Jamaican  Brooklynite Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck became an instant New York Times bestseller. Described as “a crackling, satirical début novel”, and informed by the author’s own experiences in the tech world, the book has been compared to The Great Gatsby (NPR) and comes with the endorsement of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, who called it “a high-wire act full of verve and dark, comic energy”. We spoke to Askaripour about sales, craft, liberation and writing for a Black readership.

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