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Field Trip Friday: April 19, 2012



THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK


So we're going to start with:

THIS WEEK IN AWESOME YOUNG PEOPLE



- Lots of buzz this week for student Rachel Rostad's poem "To J.K. Rowling, From Cho Chang." She also published a follow up video addressing criticisms of her performance. 


- The Daily Beast presents "25 Under-25 Young Women To Watch."


THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- Rachel Seigel at Pub(lishing) Crawl discusses the problems that ageing series characters pose to book categorization

- Choosing your next project is tough, but Lydia Sharp has advice.

- Susan Dennard talks about juggling multiple projects.

- Need a book trailer that doesn't suck? Check out our own Phoebe North.


THIS WEEK IN READING

- Divergent fans! Book 3 isn't Detergent (sadly) -- it's... in this video. (Also: Ashley Judd is Tris's mom!)

- Also in exciting videos: Forever Young Adult presents a highly scientific analysis of the Catching Fire trailer.

- If you like unlikeable characters, Stacked has the list for you.

- The American Readers takes a look at the lack of female road narratives and why it matters (via Elizabeth).


- The American Booksellers Association announces the winners of the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards; YALSA announces the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations.

- Is David Levithan's new Two Boys Kissing the first book to feature a LGBT couple? Malinda Lo does the research.

- Rich In Color is a new blog reading and reviewing diverse YA books.

- Bookish shares tips for traveling in YA fantasy worlds, and you might want to take along io9's collection of fantasy maps.  


THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- Taking a cue from Steve Jobs, Rachelle Gardner says publishing "should resist letting the sales guys run the company."

- Jane Dystel pays tribute to Peter Workman, an industry icon who passed away last week at age 74.

- "It's agents now," says Hellie Ogden at the London Book Fair, "who often need to think about innovative marketing plans, and ways to break out a book."

- Also at the LBF, publishers and booksellers have been "increasingly vocal about their difficulties in working with Amazon."

- Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is launching a new YA imprint (via fuckyeahyoungadultlit).

- "While there is no set road map to help navigate a career in publishing, the knowledge that there is no natural progression can be a comforting one." How to Get Your Second Job in Publishing, at Publishing Trends.

- Sending query letters might be free, but trying to make it as a poet or short story author isn't cheap.

- Byrony Pearce shares her experience of getting published... and then finding herself back at square one.

- USA Today takes a look at New Adult, the "hot new category in books."

- The A.V. Club says Hollywood is trying to make witches the next big thing. (To which I say, YES.)


THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS

- Check out the trailer for Chelsea Pitcher's debut The S-Word and enter to win an copy!

- Visit Zoë Marriott for the "Second Mega Exclusive The Night Itself Giveaway"!

- Adventures in Children's Publishing is hosting a May "Pitch+250 Contest" and I'm a first round judge, so bring us some great submissions!


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- The New Zealand House of Representatives approved same sex marriage this week, then burst into song.


- The new Dove "Real Beauty" ad was met with a lot of love this week... and a lot of criticism.

- What happens to your email when you die? Google now offers a plan.

- There's going to be a Pitch Perfect sequel.

- Check out the decade's hottest colleges (and if you don't get in, maybe read this letter before venting your spleen to the national press).


THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

Hey who wants to see the world's worst Radiohead tattoo (answer: everyone, until they see it, at which point, NO ONE).


Honest Trailers finally takes on the Harry Potter franchise.



See you next week, and in the meantime, be excellent to each other.



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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6 comments:

  1. Oh, man. I wish I could erase that Radiohead tattoo from my memory. *brain scrub*

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    1. You can blame Sarah Enni for that one! LOL

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  2. I thought the Twilight honest trailer was a masterpiece, but this one has some truly great moments!

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    1. "Seriously why is this school still open?"

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  3. Loved the HARRY POTTER trailer. So, so funny! Also, how did I not notice before that Dobby is basically Vladimir Putin's doppelganger??

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  4. I love that resignation letter. I wish I had been so clever in my last job!

    Also, as a teacher, I'm GLAD students are speaking out against standardized tests. This test should be sent to all school districts everywhere. SERIOUSLY. I fear for our future with Common Core.

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