Yesterday the New Zealand Children’s Literature community heard the wonderful news that there will be a new award for Illustrators.
Ann Mallinson in conjunction with the Arts Foundation is sponsoring a $10,000 prize to be awarded every two years to a deserving illustrator. What a wonderful woman Ann Mallinson is!
In the roundup today of interesting links for you all I couldn’t resist sharing this insightful post from Janet Reid (agent) How to Find Out If Your Agent Is An Idiot....(Let’s be careful out there.)
Laurie Ryan has been posting an excellent series for writers on using Excell. This week she is looking at setting up programmes to help research Editors and Agents. Take a look and trawl back through her other posts on submission tracking and manuscript construction.
Daily Writing tips have a post looking at the High Concept. If you have always wondered about this term go and take a look...who knows you might have a Jaws on your hands.
If you are thinking over the summer that you would like to revamp your website...take a look at Author Tech Tips. They have just posted 7 Tips for Amazing Author Websites.
Media Bistro has taken a close look at what publishers and authors can learn from Indie Rock stars...This is very interesting. (yes, you too can be a rock star...)
Jonathan Field posted an article on his blog about viral serendipity and how to use it on your blog. Justine Musk is looking at the two sides of marketing and who actually buys your books. These are both very good articles on the business of being in business as a writer.
Over on Craicerplus (My Amplify Page) I have links to articles on
Hope And The Aspiring Writer
Your Writing May Be Good But...(good advice from an agent)
Advice To The Writer (great quotes from Great writers lol ...would make good Christmas greetings for the
crafty amongst us.)
Also on a Christmas theme....16 drinks Named For Authors and Their Books. (Try only if you want to have some of the same out of head experiences....)
We are now into the Christmas round up season.
Mike Shatzkin has been looking at the most dramatic event to hit publishing this year ...and No It wasn’t the iPad.
Next week, School is out and life will get more chaotic than it is at the moment...Hopefully I will get another Blog in before Christmas....
Apologies for being late in posting. The Wellington Children's Book Association Annual Children's Literature Christmas Quiz was so good last night that I fell into bed instead of posting my weekly blog article. The National Librarians scrambled to the fore in a very close contest!
Fantastic to see Dylan Owen back on his feet and as sharp as ever as Quiz Maestro...What a tricky mind that guy has....
pic is the New Zealand Illustrators current Rock Star - - Ann Mallinson