Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"Self" Promotion?

Jenlibrarian posts on why authors need to tell librarians about their books and cites author Rukshana Khan as a good role model.

I often go to lunch with first-time authors who express concern about promoting themselves.

(Actually, to date, women express concern about this; men don't).

What I tell them is that it isn't about you, the person.

It is about your book and your body of literature.

It's about your role as an ambassador (to whatever extent you feel comfortable) of children's/YA literature and literacy.

Cynsational News & Links

Interview with Rukshana Kahn from author Uma Krishnaswami's Web site. Also includes interviews with other writers of South Asian origin.

"The Shoe String Press has ceased bookselling operations as of April 15, 2005, after fifty-three years of continuous business."

For the next few days, I'll be busy running Writefest 2005 with Greg. Surf over to spookycyn if you want to know more about it.

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