Publishing & Publicity
Want to sell more books? Research suggests infusing bookshops with the aroma of chocolate boosts sales. Perhaps this could be tried at book launches, too?
Fond of a European typeface, but unsure how to say it? Fortunately, Ralf Herrmann has compiled a list of sound files with the correct European pronunciations. You’ll never sound silly when discussing Akzidenz Grotesk again.
With so many authors opting to self-publish their books, where do agents fit in to this new publishing model?
Related to the Anakana Schofield article mentioned previously, there’s a Twitter account dedicated to snarky responses to job postings where the artists are expected to work for free, or for “exposure”: @forexposure_txt. Devastating.
Books & Writing
Liz Worth is rewriting Andy Warhol.
Open Culture has compiled a list of their 100 favourite sci-fi and fantasy stories written by women.
For all that, there seem to be few examples of women time travelling — especially in film.
Women’s influence in comics is growing among writers and artists, especially when you look beyond the superheroed worlds of the big two, Marvel and DC.