Monthly Archives: January 2010

Take the Stairs book trailer

I love good book trailers–and this book trailer for Karen Krossing’s YA novel Take the Stairs is, I think, a good trailer. What do you think?

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book review: Red Hot Internet Publicity: An Insider’s Guide to Marketing Your Book on the Internet

RED HOT INTERNET PUBLICITY: An Insider’s Guide to Promoting Your Book on the Internet by Penny C. Sansevieri Cosimo Books; Revised edition (Sept 2009) ISBN-10: 1605207241, ISBN-13: 978-1605207247 Source: Author-donated copy for an unbiased review. My rating: 5 out of … Continue reading

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ebook piracy

E-book piracy has been a big issue lately on some of the author e-lists I’m on. Children’s and YA authors are finding pirated copies of their books available as free downloads to people–sometimes when no ebook copy of that book … Continue reading

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Books about Books

I love, love, LOVE reading books about books–most especially fiction about books. So I was excited to see Abebooks’ list of books about books. Inkheart is one of my favorite books, period, as well as one of my favorite books … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury whitewashes the cover of another YA novel

Remember the whole uproar around Justine Larbalestier’s Liar, where her publisher put a white girl on the cover when the character was clearly Black? Well, the same publisher, Bloomsbury, just did it *again*–this time with Jaclyn Dolamore’s Magic Under Glass. … Continue reading

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Watch ALA winners on the Today Show

Missed seeing some of the ALA winners on the Today Show this morning? You can watch it here, featuring: Rebecca Stead, author of When You Read Me (winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal); Jerry Pinkey, illustrator of The Lion and … Continue reading

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SCARS at ALA Midwinter!

The wonderful Kate Messner got a photo of the ARC for SCARS at the ALA MidWinter conference! Photo by Kate Messner I couldn’t get to ALA this time around. It’s not expected of the author when it’s just an ARC, … Continue reading

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The cover for my YA novel SCARS!

I just got the ARCs (Advance Reader Copy) for SCARS from my editor, Evelyn Fazio, at WestSide Books. I’m so excited!! I *love* the cover, the description on the back, the blurbs–I even love the paper it’s printed on, and … Continue reading

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