Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WINNERS! and Lots More




Miss Kallie

Congratulations! Please send your mailing instructions to gerb (@) lindagerber (.) com and we'll get those sent out to you.

Everyone, please join us again this Friday for another GCC interview and freebie with Laurie Stolarz!

Meanwhile, lots to tell you about this week:

DEAR BULLY is in this month's Glamour!

<Megan Kelly Hall and Carrie Jones, who made it all happen.

I'm honored to be included in this anthology. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to an anti-bullying organization. Meanwhile, you can join the campaign to stop bullying. If you haven't already, please join the Young Adult Authors Against Bullying page on Facebook for book updates, stories, strategies for dealing with bullies and strength in numbers.

When Friends Aren't (TFC) (Somewhat related.) How do you know if your
friends aren't really your friends?

Life Imitates Art? ( If you were intrigued by the mysterious bird and fish mass deaths recently, you really should check out Carla Buckley's THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE. You can't get any more current and ripped-from-the-headlines than this story of a family trying to stick together in the midst of an avian flu pandemic. I read it last summer and it still haunts me (especially after seeing the pictures of all those dead birds in Arkansas.)

ALA Report by Mary Kole ( Scroll about halfway down for a peek at Holly Thompson's upcoming book, ORCHARDS! Woo! (Holly was in SCBWI with me in Tokyo, author of ASH and WAKAME GATHERERS, and is simply brilliant.)

ALA Winners (SCBWI Blog) (Yay for Printz Honor winner AS King! If you haven't read PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ yet, what are you waiting for?)

ALA 2011 Best Books (ALA) PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ also made this list, along with a whole stack of my TBR pile!

Edited to add: ALA 2011 Popular Paperbacks (ALA) Woot! I just realized that DEATH BY BIKINI was named a 2011 Popular Paperback! Yay!!!

RIP Borders? (DetNews) All signs point to the end for Borders - including Simon and Schuster canceling their author events at all Borders stores...

Digital sales have reached a 'tipping point" ( Is this the kiss of death for bookstores? (PBP) And what about e-book lending? (PublishingPerspectives)

Other publishing trends for 2011? (TrendSpotting) What would you like to see?

Happy release week to:
Danette Vigilante, THE TROUBLE WITH HALF A MOON, Julia Karr
XVI, Keri Mikulski HEAD GAMES, Cate Tiernan BALEFIRE bindup, Me (rah, rah) THE DEATH BY BIKINI MYSTERIES bindup, Cat Clarke ENTANGLED, Beth Revis ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
ALL JUST GLASS, Tim Tharp BADD, Dori Jones Yang DAUGHTER OF XANADU, Lorraine Zago Rosenthal OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE, Kristen Tracy THE REINVENTION OF BESSICA LEFTER, Wendelin Van Draanen
THE RUNNING DREAM, Alexandra Monir TIMELESS, and Maurissa Guibord WARPED.

And finally, for this week's video link - Daniel Radcliff lightens things up: