**Note: I’m about to rant some… Plus I talk in circles. Sorry… The thing is, like the poor mommy in the picture above, my feelings on this topic are split. After reading this post by Hannah Moskowitz, I was prompted to take my own recent blog post about YA readers online a step further. Read […]
I recently saw some rather shocking publishing statistics — growth in the e-book world has truly skyrocketed. According to the Association of American Publishers, in the month of June, e-books sales jumped 118.9%. If we look at all of 2010, we see an enormous 204% growth in e-book sales. Holy digital publishing, Batman! No wonder […]
The average teenager spends a wopping 30 hours on the internet per week. So what the heck are they doing? The average writer spends a wopping 4 billions hours on the internet per week while avoiding work. So what they heck are we doing? And why aren’t we connecting with those teenagers? Hmmmm. Lets analyze […]
5 out of 5 stars. Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall is amazing, amazing, amazing. One of the most powerful book I’ve read this year, and easily the most satisfying ending of the year. It’s Donnie Darko meets Groundhog Day. I know — you’re thinking WTF? How does that work? Well trust me. It works.
5 out of 5 stars. If I could give this book 6 stars, I would. Well, since it’s my rubric, I suppose I can. So make that 6 out of 5 stars. Not since Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn has a book touched me in quite the same way as Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. […]
4 out of 5 stars On Anne Osterlund’s site, she describes her novel Academy 7 as Stars Wars meets The Outsiders. I like The Outsiders; I obsess over love Star Wars; and I thought “cool, I’ll read that next.” Yeah, it’s not like The Outsiders. It’s nothing like Star Wars. I’m not entirely sure where Osterlund […]
Rebel Tales — better stories for better readers. If you don’t know who Holly Lisle is, then be sure to check her out. She is one of the best writing instructors I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning from, and the communities she’s created for writers (you may have heard of a the one called […]