I'd like to find more organizations that are in need of book donations. There's an African program I'm investigating, I know that many schools in Nicaragua would appreciate book donations, and there's Cubberly Used Book Sale in northern CA.that help support the Palo Alto library. Every community must have a "Friends of the Library" group that sell donated books to benefit their libraries.
I think it would be a good way to clear the shelves of already read and not needed books. At the same time donations would help others. This is the year for helping if you can. I'm giving it a shot.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
When I opened the box it was kind of a head rush; then it didn't seem real, like if I opened the cover nothing would be inside. It took a little getting used to seeing my words in such a different format--not scribbled notes on lined paper, not on a computer screen, not on loose manuscript pages.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well, I've spent the day scratching my head and wondering where I am in all of this writing, publishing, marketing business. Then I landed on a site called Book Divas and had some fun. Great site for connecting with your YA readers and enjoying their take on what is hot and what is not. Have to say the reviews I read are spot on.
My ARCs will arrive at my doorstep soon--all 20! I will actually be able to hold onto my "almost-final" book, and guess what? I get to read it again. This has to be the last time. I wonder if F. Scott Fitzgerald read Gatsby as many times as I've read Sliding on the Edge? Wish I could ask him.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I now realize all those English classes might have been good, but what I really needed was a course in marketing. Little did I suspect there was so much involved in post-writing a novel and post-selling a novel. Learning all the vocabulary alone is killing me!