Debut short story authors and World Book Night 2014

Two bits of book news I want to share today…

Amazon just launched, Day One, “a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction from debut writers, English translations of stories from around the world, and poetry.” Each issue also features commissioned cover art. It is nice to see a journal focusing on debut writers, and translated stories, even if it is only for Kindle readers.

And the book list for World Book Night 2014 was just announced. I had never heard about this night until I read about it in Books on the Nightstand, a book blog I subscribe to. It’s held every year on April 23rd, the UNESCO International Day of the Book, and is an opportunity for people to give books away in their local community to adults who are light readers or do not have access to books. I don’t see a lot of debuts on this year’s list, but Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars is there. They are now taking applications from people who want to give away books in their communities next year.

Next week I’m going to write about a few stand out debuts from 2012/2013 and have a book giveaway……

Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

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