Thursday, November 18, 2010

Headlines, Kudos, and Such

National Book Award for Young People's Literature goes to Kathryn Erskine for her book MOCKINGBIRD (Philomel, 2010). Read an interview here.  

Kudos: Local author Kathi Appelt's book KEEPER (Atheneum, 2010) appears on 2010 School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books list and Kirkus Review's  2010 Best Children's Books: Fantasy & Science Fiction list.  I'm sure more is to come. :)

Kudos: Local author Sherry Garland's book VOICES OF GETTYSBURG (Pelican, 2010) received a nice review in  SLJ's August issue.

Here’s a cautionary YA publishing tale that you might want to check out.
James Frey’s Fiction Factory: The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company. The goal is to produce the next Twilight. The contracts are brutal.

Goodbye, Tricycle Press.  Publishers Marketplace reports that Random House is closing the doors of the recently acquired small press. Here's a blog entry from Tacoma author Tom Llewellyn that expresses one author's opinion of the closure: "Aaaargghh! My publisher is closing its doors!

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