War is a tricky subject to write about for teens. So what makes such a novel worth reading? It’s all in the details, argues author Beth Kephart.
What really goes into making a BEA buzz book? Authorial obsessions, personal histories, medical redemption, the art and deliberate artifice of voice.
‘As subsequent stories creep out from the epicenter, the work becomes more diluted,’ said one novelist at BEA’s YA Buzz panel, where hot titles were showcased.
Kristi Yamaguchi’s kids books are inspired by her experiences as a young competitor finding her way in unfamiliar parts of the world.
The latest in our occasional series of profiles, Publishing People We Appreciate, looks at Jennifer Brown, critic, editor, and children’s book crusader.
Eric Hellman’s Unglue.it, now in alpha, asks an author or publisher to accept a fixed sum of money from the public for the unlimited use of an e-book.
Author Beth Kephart discusses the impact bloggers have had on her career, propelling her most recent novel into a third printing and foreign rights sales.
W.W. Norton’s Alane Salierno Mason discusses the challenges of convincing American’s to read foreign literature and American lit by writers with foreign names.
‘There are so many ways to tell a story. I’m trying to make room for them all,’ says New York Times Book Review children’s book editor Pamela Paul.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Editor Lauren Wein is a champion of international writers and looks for writers from unexpected sources.