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Field Trip Friday: June 1, 2012



THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- For your romantic partners: "Things You Should Know Before You Date a Writer" (including explanation of why we like gossip so much. It's not our fault! Gossip = stories!).

- Beth Revis has the best strategy for dealing with bad reviews (and it doesn't involve lighting anything on fire, which is always a plus).

- Bloggers should check out the "Unconventional Blog Tour" at Stacked, where we're discussing ethics, policies, and best practices. (My contribution will be up soon. Really.)


THIS WEEK IN READING

- Publisher's Weekly profiled the CBC Diversity Committee's efforts to increase diversity in all parts of publishing, from books to personnel to training. Be sure to check out their extensive Goodreads list of suggested titles! (via Michelle Andelman)

- Do you hate turning your head sideways to read titles on the shelf? There's an app for that. (via Electric Monkey)

- Get your summer reading recommendations from YA authors at The Atlantic.

- PW fixes Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list.

- What books did you read in secret as a teen? Author Emily Danforth shares hers in "Sneaking Looks in Sexy Books."

- Sarah Pitre's picks for "Top 10 YA Books That Should Be Adapted For Film."


THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- A couple of follow ups on last week's big news:


- Are you trying to create an impossible book? A book designer explains the possibilities--and impossibilities-- of book printing.

- Lauren Myracle's TTYL series tops the 2011 list of most challenged titles.

- IPG and Amazon agree to terms on e-books.

- Agent Mandy Hubbard and our own Lee Bross discuss book packaging, "the not-so-secret backdoor to publishing."


THIS (THEME) WEEK IN: CONFERENCES!

YA Highway Highlights:

Elsewhere in the tubes:
About Conferences
Pitching
And More

THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Win a copy of Altercation or Perilous from Tamara Hart Heiner!


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- EVERYBODY CALM DOWN. Robert Pattinson will not play Finnick in "Catching Fire." Meanwhile, Jezebel reports that the casting is causing "another racist sh!tstorm."

- An Oregon blogger was surprised to see one of his posts nearly verbatim on the front page of a local paper-- he confronted the paper's editor on video and won compensation.

- The Guardian has 14 terrifying French children's books.

- Queen Elizabeth reportedly named a litter of puppies after Harry Potter characters. (The article says: "the Queen named one of the dogs 'Gryffindor' which of course is one of the four Hogwarts houses, and not the name of an actual character from the books." But of course we know that Gryffindor was a character because he founded Gryffindor House, hellooo.) (In other news, I am a nerd.)


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

The Harry Potter Periodic Table of Characters (via Book Riot)


Cool infographic from Quirk Books (via the HuffPo)

"If Websites Were People: Tumblr" -- click through for Fox News, Gawker, Jezebel, and more hilarity. (language warning for those with kids or co-workers nearby)


Have a great weekend!
Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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