Maybe V.E. Schwab should call her A Conjuring of Light book tour a conjuring of… cutouts! The author tweeted this amazing photo of her A Darker Shade of Magic characters brought to life—er, cardboard. And yes, they’re coming along for the ride. Those color-coordinated shelves are nothing to sneeze at, either.
Also in this morning’s publishing roundup: Sarah MacLean schools us on the proper number of romance novels to read; African gods become comic-book superheroes; and everything you need to know about the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference.
- AWP is this week! Check out Electric Lit’s guide to the annual conference so you can start planning your panels and booth visits.
- Marley Dias, the 12-year-old who created #1000BlackGirlBooks, has secured her own book deal.
- That moment when the number of romance novels you’ve read truly matters:
- The Avengers, but inspired by Yoruba mythology.
- Five X-Men comics to read before you watch Legion.
- Quirk Books publisher Jason Rekulak talks his “debut” novel, the first idea he decided to write rather than commission.
- John Darnielle’s Universal Harvester is available today—check out the book trailer!