October 21, 2021

Jerry Pinkney, the beloved, award-winning children’s book illustrator, has died at 81

Oct 21 2021 The celebrated illustrator Jerry Pinkney has died. According to his long-time agent Sheldon Fogelman, Pinkney suffered a heart attack today; he was 81. Pinkney was a legend in the world of children's publishing. He won a Caldecott medal for his 2010 picture book The Lion and The Mouse; he also won five Coretta Scott King awards from the American Library Association and a lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. Over the course of a nearly six-decade long career, he left his mark on over a hundred books, mostly for kids and teenagers, beginning with The...

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The Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction

Oct 21 2021 The Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust has announced the creation of the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction for a single work of imaginative fiction. The first $25,000 prize will be awarded on October 21, 2022 (Le Guin’s birthday). and will honor a writer "whose work reflects the concepts and ideas that were central to Ursula's own work, including but certainly not limited to: hope, equity, and freedom; non-violence and alternatives to conflict; and a holistic view of humanity's place in the natural world." Source: ursulaleguin.com More News Stories

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 21, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan for $1.99 Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey for $2.99 Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyad for $1.99 Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson for $2.99 Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor for $2.99 Final Girls by Riley Sager for $1.99 Old Man's War by John Scalzi for $2.99 Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark for $2.99 The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune for $2.99 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee for...

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Minisode Round Up: A Book Marketing Podcast Recap

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Best Book Marketing Minisode Round-Up is a recap of several minisodes on our Book Marketing Tips and Author Success podcast. If you’re an author hoping to promote your book but don’t have time to spend researching all the book marketing strategies out there, you’ve come to the right place. While our full-length episodes are a deep dive into any one of many book marketing topics (and always worth a listen), our short and sweet minisodes are 10 minutes or less and offer quick and effective tips to boost your book sales. Below are brief summaries of...

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