Pub(lishing) Crawl, as always, has some interesting insider info to offer. Last week they talked about book packaging as a way for young authors to get published. (In case you have never heard of book packaging, it is a process of writing books, when a firm comes up with an idea, plot outline, even marketing campaign for a book and then hires a writer to produce the requested product).
A post in Guardian titled Terrifying French Children's Books has a potential to be interesting, but if you read the comments, it is quite clear that the author of the post both has little comprehension of French language and misrepresents the books' plots. Kinda like a kids' version of that WSJ article decrying darkness of YA, written with no knowledge of the subject whatsoever?
After reading these posts by Steph Su and Nafiza addressed to self-published authors who try to promote their works by pitching them via emails to various bloggers, we couldn't resist pointing out that there are no bloggers named Jatiana and Hannery writing for The Readventurer.
And, in conclusion, here is a link to the Armchair Audies 2012 Audie Awards Ballot, where our proud participation and prediction is recorded.
Have a great weekend!