Book Links: 8/11/21

Trying something new

Regular subscribers know that I always include links in my weekend newsletter, but in an effort to provide more service to readers, I’m going to try to do at least occasional weekday roundups of interesting reading as well as sharing what I’m currently reading with everyone. If you’re annoyed that I’m blowing up your inbox, let me know, and I’ll stop.

Links

The Conservative Publishing Industry Has a Joe Biden Problem by McKay Coppins

Books attacking President Barack Obama were a nice little cottage industry for conservative publishers, as were books championing the virtues (gag) of President Donald Trump. Trump is golfing and Biden is proving a more difficult target.


The Art of the Hand-Sell

Over at the LitHub BookMarks space, they’ve collected six short bits of real-life booksellers attempting the good, old-fashioned hand-sell. Are you tempted?

Nathaniel Rich shares his top-ten books on nature and climate

Rich, author of Losing Earth: A Recent History, and Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade, shares a list of the books that inspire him when he considers the natural world.


How Extortion Scams and Review Bombing Trolls Turned Goodreads Into Many Authors’ Worst Nightmare by Megan McCluskey

There is no social media space that bad actors cannot turn into a cesspool. For those who check out Goodreads ratings, make sure that they’re from genuine readers and aren’t part of coordinated trolling and harassment campaigns.


42 New Books to Read This Month via Bustle

I know you guys love the lists, so here’s another list.

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