Blurbs about others.

I like to see it when other people make the news, so when my friend got another mention in Publisher's Weekly's e-newsletter thing I just had to share. The article is about the Association of Bookseller's for Children (or the ABC). And I quote:

And some news from the ABC board. The departure of Nicole White from Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, Calif., meant an opening on the board of directors. Topher Bradfield from BookPeople in Austin, Tex., who recently spearheaded the Camp Half-Blood event for Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians books, has been appointed to fill that slot. (bold is mine)

So, yeah Topher! Congratulations on your like third mention in a month.

On a related note, all of you with even the least bit of interest in getting your kid's book published should have a subscription to Publisher's Weekly. It has all sorts of info with interesting book reviews, gossip of who is now working where, and the like. Of course, I am too cheap to actually pay for the magazine, but they have lots of free e-newsletters that you can subscibe to, including one devoted to the children's market. To get a free e-subscription, click here.

On a completely unrelated note, I have three, yes three questions that have been asked for Question of the Week. I have decided to answer 2 of them and leave one back in reserve just in case I don't get any next week. So, tomorrow will be double your pleasure, double your fun-filled factoids.


Anonymous said...

Hi Buried Editor,
What do you think about first person thoughts in a third person book? For example:
I need to go to the bathroom, Joe thought.
Let's say Joe is a main character and we have insight into his thoughts. Is this a style to avoid?

The Buried Editor said...

Oh, most definitely. If at all possible avoid them. That is the short answer. This is a lovely question for a more detailed explanation. It has just been added to the Question of the Week rolls.