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The J.K. Rowling Bomb

Watching everyone’s jaw drop in the office at the news of J.K. Rowling coming to Hachette? Pretty much the highlight of my day. But seriously- it took a couple moments … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Look, Ma! No Hands! // My first e-reader

This weekend I realized that I’ve turned into someone I never thought I’d become. I’ve crossed to the other side, abandoned my values, flipped the switch. However you want to … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Banned Books Week

September 24th to October 1st is known as Banned Books Week! Banned and Challenged Classics 1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 2. The Catcher in the Rye, by … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

National Buy a Book Day

Today is September 7th, which is also National Buy a Book Day! I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on heading to my new favorite bookstore after work today. … Continue reading

September 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

eReaders and I don’t mix. Yet.

Hi all, It’s been a little crazy around here, but the good news is that Carin & I are hanging on tight to our internships. We’re loving our publishing life … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · 8 Comments

What is it about the Young Adult (YA) Genre?

If you haven’t noticed already, young adult (YA) books have been and are on the rise. So what is it about this genre that is so successful? Titles like Harry … Continue reading

August 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Industry News

I hardly ever get the time to read these newsletters at work, but two articles caught my eye today. Check them out! http://bookbrunch.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9952&Itemid=117 http://www.fastcompany.com/1769453/unbounds-spine-tingling-effort-to-reinvent-book-publishing?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=fa61d64fce-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email – Carin

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why Borders Failed While Barnes and Noble Survives

The day Borders closed, I ran to the Borders @ Penn Plaza after work to mourn. I walked through the shelves, remembering and lamenting, and proceeded to leave the building … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Borders: My Happy Place

Words cannot even describe how I feel right now. When I first heard that Borders was closing down those many months ago, my heart was caught in my throat. Then … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

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“I think it makes more sense to write what you don’t know. To write what makes you uneasy, what you wonder about, what keeps you awake at night."

— Lois Lowry, at the BEA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast