August 24, 2021

Jill Murphy, children’s author and illustrator, dies aged 72

Aug 24 2021 Beloved children’s author and illustrator Jill Murphy has died at the age of 72. Murphy was best known for writing children’s book series The Worst Witch and The Large Family. Murphy’s publisher Macmillan announced the author’s death in a statement, saying that she had died “peacefully” in a Cornwall hospital on Wednesday “following a long struggle with cancer”. Her son Charlie and her niece Isabelle were with her. Source: The Guardian More News Stories

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Oprah picks The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Aug 24 2021 Oprah announced today that her latest selection for Oprah’s Book Club—her 92nd—is The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, by poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers. Though Jeffers has published five poetry collections, including The Age of Phillis, which won the 2020 NAACP Image Award and was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois is her debut novel. Source: Oprah Daily More News Stories

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 24, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse for $2.99 The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang for $1.99 The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch for $3.99 Anna K by Jenny Lee for $2.99 Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahavana Headley for $2.99 The Amberlough Dossier: Amberlough, Armistice, Amnesty by Laura Elena Donnelly for $2.99 Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia for $4.99 The Ascendant Trilogy: The Tiger's Daughter, The Phoenix Empress, The Warrior Moon by K. Arsenault Rivera for $4.99 The...

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Smarter Book Promotion on Amazon with Seasonal Ads

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s no secret that I love Amazon ads, but when it comes to book promotion on Amazon, there’s nothing better than seasonal promotion–and seasonal ads. When marketing professionals talk about seasonal promotion, our minds immediately go to the busy holiday season, and while that’s a very good goal, there are a lot of other seasonal options to consider. But first, let’s get creative with your “seasonal” marketing. As I said earlier, seasonal book marketing doesn’t have to be holiday-specific. Think: “back to school” or the change in seasons: Hello Autumn! There’s also Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s...

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