It’s time for the Friday Feast! This week, we have an assorted menu of literary links, from publicity and Twitter advice, to publishing news and an interview with an author whose young Nigerian protagonist awakes the morning before a job interview to discover that he’s been transformed into a white man.
- A Former Book Publicist’s Advice to Traditionally Published Authors: Be your book’s biggest champion, get creative about your promotion, and never, ever make your publicist cry.
- In A. Ironi Barrett’s take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a black Nigerian, wakes up one day as a white man. GrubStreet’s Jonathan Escoffery talks with the author about his much-anticipated debut novel, Blackass.
- Heather Jackson ask the question all writers inevitably ask (or at least daydream about). Writers: Should You Quit Your Day Job?
- Another dream of writers: a multi-house auction! Dreams do come true in the case of YA writer Angela Thomas, whose novel, The Hate U Give, sold to Balzer + Bray in a heated 13-house auction.
- “Don’t be frightened to be yourself.” Literary Agent Juliet Mushens advises in this interview on her Twitter Tips and more, but “If you want to complain, call your mum…”