Friday, March 28, 2008

Thank you, SCBWI Bologna 2008

Thank you, SCBWI Bologna 2008--especially Anita Loughrey--for offering Cynsations feature interviews with your wonderful speakers! Have a great conference!

Read the entire SCBWI Bologna 2008 interview series!

And don't miss today's interview with author/SCBWI Bologna planner Erzsi Deak, who says, "Putting on a conference is great fun, in that you get immediate gratification. If you are an organization freak like I am, one who finds pleasure in checking things of to-do lists, then by all means, organize a conference. In fact, send me your resume!"

Cynsational Links

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY): "a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together."

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY.

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award: "a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States."

Where "Every Book Counts:" U.K. independent publishers come in many shapes and colors, with one thing in common by Edward Russell-Walling from Publishers Weekly (March 17, 2008). Here's a sneak peek: "The U.K.'s Independent Publishers Guild has around 460 publishing members with a combined turnover of £500 million, and they are gradually increasing, not shrinking, in number as technology lowers the cost of entry. But the premium layer is visible and influential in a way that most U.S. independents are not." Source: Bookninja.

Cynsational Notes

The SCBWI Bologna 2008 interview series is so far the most extensive topic series to be hosted at Cynsations. I'm curious as to my readers' thoughts on it. Please feel free to write me or leave a comment at LJ or MySpace! Thanks!

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