This Morning in Publishing: January 13, 2017

Daliyah Marie Arana is only four years old, but she’s already read over 1,000 books. She got to shadow Carla Hayden as an honorary Librarian of Congress for the day! It’s hard not to be awed by this tiny prodigy, and the Washington Post seems to agree.

Today we are also awed by the power of laughter, Terry Pratchett, and POVs from inanimate objects. You should probably look below for explanation.

Autonomous cover reveal, Will Staehle

  • This apt tweet from the Carnegie Library about reading Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed serves as a helpful reminder! Humor is lifeblood, everyone. Laugh daily and often. (Also read Margaret Atwood, but we feel like that’s obvious.)
  • Here’s a set of helpful and heartening Discworld quotes from Gizmodo!
  • Carrie Vaughn is on the Barnes & Noble blog talking about her latest book, Martians Abroad, and how to handle having too many ideas.
  • Where did the tradition of writing a book from the perspective of a pincushion or a dog or a train come from? Atlas Obscura has the answer….


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