More qualified people over at Pub(lishing) Crawl are speculating about the next big trend in YA. They think thrillers a la The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will make a splash. Would you agree?
More "serious book news." Ever wondered how your favorite classic would sound in a slang? Wonder no more. Our favorite is A Tale of Two Cities in surfer lingo.
Or, have you ever wanted to insert yourself into one of your favorite classic novels? For $24.95, the customized book company U Star Novels will reprint a paperback edition of a classic novel starring you and your friends as the main characters. Hm, will Pride and Prejudice will have the same effect if there is Tatiana (or Flannery) instead of Lizzie? Catie of Green Gables sounds good though.
In the ever exciting world of self-publishing, a self-publishing author is all rage because professional publications dare to write scathing reviews in a way that prevents self-pubbers from cutting anything out of them that sounds remotely positive. Jane over at Dear Author chimes in.
On the other hand, one of Flannery's favorite self-published authors Andrea K. Höst gives us some great recommendations of more or less obscure fantasy and sci-fi titles that sounds like many of us would enjoy.
That's all for now. See you next week!