Author Andrea Bartz schools us on why it is important to pre-order books — and especially to pre-order from independent bookstores. This information appeared as a series of tweets on the Twitter. The individual tweets were threaded together by an app called Threader. Very cool, eh? After reading, please consider pre-ordering a book! ——————————————————————… Read more »
No nonsense literary agent Linda Epstein offers up some thoughts about rejection. The format you see below is created through an app called Thread Reader in which all the tweets in a thread are stitched together so you can read them more easily — like a blog post. It’s pretty cool stuff. Read Linda’s thoughts… Read more »
I’ve started a new FAQ series for people who are ready to start submitting to agents. If this is you, I hope the series is helpful! Click HERE and through the magic of my virtual gnome’s hat portal, you’ll be transported to the right place. See you there!
Part one of this two-parter offered a small window into the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018. Now I want to focus on what it means for an individual creator to attend an event like this. I guess I can only say what it meant to me as a first-timer. Hopefully something will resonate with you!Herewith are… Read more »
I’d seen pictures of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and I expected it to be big. I expected a lot of people making foreign rights deals and of course, a lot of children’s books. But I never expected so much intensity around and respect for the art of creating books for children.Every time I pushed… Read more »
Raise your hand if you are aware of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. Many of us don’t realize how few books are either published or marketed with characters that represent diverse communities. Here are some sad stats about this: http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/06/17/why-hasnt-the-number-of-multicultural-books-increased-in-eighteen-years/ Of course we all want to see ourselves in the books we read. But… Read more »
My agent, Jodell Sadler, is posting the American Library Assocation awards rolling in today. Very exciting! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/PictureBookLunch/posts/579170455498150
The following article about independent bookstores is an interesting read: http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/12-stats-on-the-state-of-bookstores-in-america-todayThe bottom line? To continue to be effective resources, indies still need our support. Walk on in and buy a book today!
This just hit my inbox from Sylvan Dell Publishing!We are very excited to announce the launch of our “Fun eReader” iPad App. Now you can enjoy it with this 30-day free trial offer! Imagine carrying 76 ebooks to inspire reading and teach children about science and math with you wherever you go. Now all the great things you have… Read more »
If you feel like it is raining rejections in your neck of the woods, pop up your umbrella and read this article about the sunny side of children’s book publishing : http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/09/17/sales-worth-smiling-about.html.Do you agree with this outlook?