While Taipei this past weekend, I met the very proud brother of Ngozi Paul, co-star of the first all Black TV show to appear on national TV in Canada in primetime. Da Kink in My Hair is very much worth a view!
I’m just back from the Taipei International Book Exhibit (TIBE). What an experience! I’ve got photos and details on my other blog if you’re interested.
I think readers of this blog will be more interested in know that Kalisha Buckhanon (author of Alex Award winning Upstate) has a new book out!! I wanna read it!!
YALSA opened housing requests and listed its registration rates for the inaugural Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 7-9 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Registration opens May 1, with special early bird pricing available until Sept. 1 and advance registration from Sept. 2 to Oct. 3.
The symposium, funded in part by the William C. Morris Endowment, will take place biennially beginning this year. The 2008 theme is “How We Read Now.” It will begin with a preconference focusing on illustrated materials for teens, including comic books, graphic novels, graphic nonfiction, manga and anime. Programs at the symposium will showcase a wide variety of topics within young adult literature and librarianship.
Hotel rooms for the symposium will cost $119 and can be reserved by phone, fax or online. Early bird registration costs $195 for YALSA members, as well as members of the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennesee Association of School Librarians; $245 for ALA personal members; $300 for nonmembers; and $50 for students, who must be enrolled full-time in a library and information science program. Registrants can attend the preconference for an additional $75.
To find out how to reserve a hotel room and see the full list of registration rates, including advanced and onsite registration, visit www.ala.org/yalitsymposium.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390.
In an attempt to increase book sales, HarperCollins Publishers will begin offering free electronic editions of some of its books on its Web site, including a novel by Paulo Coelho and a cookbook by the Food Network star Robert Irvine.
The idea is to give readers the opportunity to sample the books online in the same way that prospective buyers can flip through books in a bookstore.
“It’s like taking the shrink wrap off a book,” said Jane Friedman, chief executive of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. “The best way to sell books is to have the consumer be able to read some of that content.”
Starting Monday, readers who log on to www.harpercollins.com will be able to see the entire contents of “The Witch of Portobello” by Mr. Coelho; “Mission: Cook! My Life, My Recipes and Making the Impossible Easy” by Mr. Irvine; “I Dream in Blue: Life, Death and the New York Giants” by Roger Director; “The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President: Who the Candidates Are, Where They Come from and How You Can Choose” by Mark Halperin; and “Warriors: Into the Wild” the first volume in a children’s series by Erin Hunter.
HarperCollins also plans to upload a different title by Mr. Coelho each month for the rest of the year.