September 28, 2021

“How to Be an Antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi wins MacArthur “genius” grant

Sep 28 2021 Ibram X. Kendi is one of 25 Americans to receive a $625,000 grant from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Known colloquially as “genius” grants, the fellowships are designed to “encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” The process of choosing each year’s fellows is highly secretive, with experts from a cross-section of professions asked to nominate colleagues who are doing cutting-edge work. Nominees are given no notice that they’re even being considered for an award until they’re congratulated. Other writers to win include:* Hanif Abdurraqib, 38,...

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Unique Author Branding and Content Ideas Using October Observances

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s time to run through our October observances and unique author brand enhancements and content ideas for your monthly book marketing plan! Without a regular connection to readers, you’re just another book on the shelf. Take the time to make yourself stand out by using our monthly observances and tips to create interesting content with your own unique twist. This is part of really refining your author brand! Timely content that uses popular and trending search terms and hashtags is a great way to enhance your visibility and improve SEO in a very simple way. And what’s...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 28, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa for $1.99 The Black Witch by Laurie Forest for $2.99 Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa for $1.99 The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor for $1.99 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for $2.99 A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn for $1.99 The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton for $1.99 The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz for $2.99 The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson for $2.99 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani...

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