I think maybe the most frustrating feeling in the world is to have something to say buy not know how to ut it into words. To have lived through something but not be able to get it out of you before it festers.
The Journey from Manuscript to Book
What happens to a manuscript after it leaves an editor’s desk? This video explores the next critical steps in the pre-publishing process, from copy editing the text to designing and coding each interior page so the book renders beautifully in print and digital formats. Watch the video and go behind the scenes of preparing a manuscript for print and eBook production.
What does the books say?!
Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.
I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs.
Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.
So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.
YA MEME: [6/10] series or books
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: The Darkest Minds, Never Fade
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I just want to write someone’s favorite book.
Markus Zusak (Goodreads Livestream, November 5, 2013)
Yay! Found a Sunday NYT in the airport!
Happy birthday, NEVER FADE! I’m so excited US/Canada residents are finally able to start reading today! I don’t have release information on foreign editions, but each publisher might have the dates up on their website.
It should be in a good number of B&Ns and Walmarts, but you might want to call ahead and make sure they’ve stocked it. If you have an ereader, you can obviously download it instantly. :)
More good news: THE DARKEST MINDS is still 99 cents to download on your Kindle, iPad, and Nook.
Let me know what you think of NEVER FADE, but please be sure to mark your spoilers!
Thank you all SO much again for your excitement and patience over the past few months!! I wish I had some words of wisdom to say on this occasion, but, really, I just hope you guys enjoy it!
Hey, good news! For a limited time (I’m not sure how long) you can download THE DARKEST MINDS for 99 cents if you’re in the US/Canada! Or, if you already own a digital copy, you can gift it to a friend or family member you think will be into it.
If you’re outside of the US, you can try changing the settings on your reading device to say you’re in the US—some people have had luck downloading IN TIME that way, too. Likewise, both Nook and Kindle have program you can download onto your computer and read that way.
Book 2, NEVER FADE, comes out on Tuesday the 15th! Now’s a great time to read—you’ll be able to immediately jump into the next part!
Maureen Corrigan reviews Book of Ages by Jill Lepore, a gripping biography about Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister Jane who lived her life in poverty with 12 children:
Book of Ages is the name of Lepore’s extraordinary new book about Jane Franklin, but to call it simply a biography would be like calling Ben’s experiments with electricity mere kite flying. Lepore says that, in addition to telling Jane’s story, she’s also meditating here on the limits of traditional genres like biography and history, which, by necessity, still favor the lives of public figures. Jane Franklin’s life was mostly lived in the shadows; so to read its traces, Lepore augments her own training as a historian with literary criticism, archeology, sociology, and even some of the techniques of fiction.
Read the full review here
I’m so excited to read this! I’m in the middle of re-reading 1776, but this will make for a great companion.
castiel-is-the-angel asked: Hi! Do you happen to know when the paperback edition of TDM is going to be released? I still haven't read it, but I've heard that it's great!
It comes out the same day as NEVER FADE (book 2): October 15th :)