Overwhelmed and Ready for the Weekend

July 24th, 2009

I feel like I’ve been reading queries and partials and fulls for days. Which I have. And will continue to do throughout the weekend in a bid to get all caught up by next week. But let’s just say it’s left me a little bit fried on everything else, shall we? (For instance, it took […]

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About Book Covers

July 23rd, 2009

There’s been a lot of talk on the blogosphere lately about the US cover for Justine Larbalestier‘s Liar, which comes out from Bloomsbury this fall. Justine herself wrote a fantastic post about the issues of race in cover design, which has been picked up by Publishers Weekly and Jezebel, among others. While I do not […]

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Young People Do TOO Read!

July 22nd, 2009

I shared this on Twitter, but it’s awesome enough to require additional reposting. Lili Wilkinson, author of Pink, responds on her blog to an article that says, in part: TEENAGERS are not like us. They grunt rather than converse, slouch rather than walk, sleep till noon and their preferred dress is grunge—any black T-shirt featuring […]

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Bad Breakups

July 21st, 2009

Late post today, as Intern Jenny and I spent the day sending books out, processing contracts, and answering queries. Between reading those, however, I did get a chance to read this, from GalleyCat: Hyperion will publish a memoir that tells the other side of the story behind the memoir, Eat, Pray, Love—a literary response scheduled […]

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Yay! Powerless Blurbs!

July 20th, 2009

Hang on a sec, that sounds wrong. It’s not “powerless,” right? According to our discussion, some people do look to blurbs for guidance on finding great to books. In which case, I’m THRILLED to share the following rave review from Jeff Smith, author of the bestselling Bone series, on Matthew Cody‘s debut novel Powerless: At […]

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