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A quote so nice, we’re posting it twice. Enjoy the full interview with John Green here. 

penguinteen:

A quote so nice, we’re posting it twice. Enjoy the full interview with John Green here

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hermionejg:

Just your average hotel room office.

I see nothing unusual.

hermionejg:

Just your average hotel room office.

I see nothing unusual.

Publisher’s Weekly Profile

For those interested in editing (and more specifically in my background), the kind folks at Publishers Weekly have posted this profile. Now with a partial title list*, for the curious.

*The titles included are just some of the books I have published in my career, with an emphasis on recent history and those similar to my current acquisitions (YA-centric, etc.)

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Asks -and- How to Become and Editor -and- Submissions

Thanks for all the great messages recently. A reminder that (for business-type questions) I cannot reply directly to anonymous asks (they have to be posted for all).

I’m excited to see that the most frequent question continues to be about how to become an editor. Here’s a link to a semi-recent post that answers some of those questions. Older ones here and here and here (about breaking in) and here (about the hard parts of my job) and here (about why publishing takes so long) Hope that helps. And please keep asking questions!

About submissions … I don’t edit picture books anymore. Most of my list is YA (including a lot of older YA) and some middle grade (always looking) with a bit of YA memoir. I almost always get subs through agents.

Related, I’ve had a few questions about books I’ve edited. Working on an updated list to share.

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Weird indeed.

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"Nina LaCour’s new novel, Everything Leads to You, is a modern Los Angeles love story in which friendship and attraction cross lines of class, ethnicity and sexuality and where young people find real pleasure, drama and creative possibilities in work.”
A tremendously thoughtful and smart review about Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You from the LA Times.
Exactly what I needed after a week filled with a lot of noise. This is how you talk about literature for young adult readers.

"Nina LaCour’s new novel, Everything Leads to You, is a modern Los Angeles love story in which friendship and attraction cross lines of class, ethnicity and sexuality and where young people find real pleasure, drama and creative possibilities in work.”

A tremendously thoughtful and smart review about Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You from the LA Times.

Exactly what I needed after a week filled with a lot of noise. This is how you talk about literature for young adult readers.

"“The Fault in Our Stars” is at its core a love story between two teenagers. My sister never got to have a relationship like that. She got to experience just a few weeks of being 16. Witnessing a life and a romance she could have had made me feel unbearably sad and yet, oddly, uplifted. It’s as if, through Hazel, my sister is able to continue having new experiences. As if she got a sequel."

Evangeline Earl, Esther’s older sister, in her beautiful op-ed in the Washington Post (via tswgobook)

penguinteen:

Can’t wait for Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After? Pre-order the book from the select retailers below and you’ll receive a set of Stephanie Perkins inspired buttons and a set of decals! Also, 25 lucky people will receive a Perkins tote bag as well!
Below is a list of participating stores.
NOTE: Not all stores take on-line preorders and though we’ve noted which stores do take pre-orders, it’s always good to double check with the stores themselves to make sure you will receive you Perkins Prize Packs! 
 
CALIFORNIA
Books Inc.
3515 California Street, San Francisco, CA   94118
(415) 221-3666
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA   94107
(415) 643-3400
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA   94101
(415) 776-1111
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc.
1501 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA   94107
(415) 643-3400
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc
855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301650-321-0600
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc
1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501510-522-2226
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc
1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010(650) 685-4911
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 510-525-7777
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
Books Inc
301 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 650-428-1234
TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS
 
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA   94611
(510) 339-8210
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Pages A Bookstore
904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA   90266
(310) 318-0900
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Towne Center Books
555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA   94566
(925) 846-8826
 
Vroman’s Hasting Ranch
3729 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA   91107
(626) 351-0828
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA   91101
(626) 449-5320
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Warwick’s
7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA   92037
(858) 454-0347
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
CONNECTICUT
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT   06443
(203) 245-3959
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
COLORADO
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO   80302
(303) 447-2074
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Tattered Cover
1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 436-1070
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
GEORGIA
Little Shop of Stories
133 East Court Square, Decatur, GA   30030
(404) 373-6300
 
ILLINOIS
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL   60540
(630) 355-2665
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Anderson’s Bookshop
5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL   60515
(630) 963-2665
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Book Cellar
4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL   60625
(773) 293-2665
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
The Book-Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL   60093
(847) 446-8880
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Lake Forest Bookstore
680 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest, IL   60045
(847) 234-4420
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
MASSACHUSETTS
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA   02482
(781) 431-1160
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Willow Books
279 Great Road, Acton, MA   01720
(978) 266-0066
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
MICHIGAN
Schuler Books and Music
1982 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI   48864
(517) 349-8840
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
MINNESOTA
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul,MN   55105
(651) 224-8320
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Water Street Bookstore, Inc.
125 Water Street, Exeter, NH   03833
(603) 778-9731
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
NEW MEXICO
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM   87107
(505) 344-8139
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
NEW YORK
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY   10011
(518) 523-2950
 
Northshire Bookstore
424 Broadway, Saratoga, NY   12866
(518) 682-4200
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montgomery Street, Suite 6, Rhinebeck, NY   12572
(845) 876-0500
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Oblong Books & Music
26 Main Street, Millerton, NY   12546
(518) 789-3797
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
NORTH CAROLINA
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC   28801
(800) 441-9829
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC   27514
(919) 942-7373
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC   27607
(919) 828-1588
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
OHIO
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 396-8960
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
OKLAHOMA
Best of Books
1313 East Danforth Road, Edmond, OK   73034
(405) 340-9202
 
PENNSYLVANIA
Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA   19041
(610) 642-6274
 
Doylestown Bookshop
16 South Main Street, Doylestown, PA   18901
(215) 230-7610
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
Towne Book Center
220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA   19426
(610) 454-0640
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
TEXAS
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX   77079
(281) 497-8675
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

BookPeople
603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX   78703
(512) 472-4288
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
UTAH
The King’s English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT   84105
(801) 484-9100
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
VERMONT
Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT   05255
(802) 362-2200
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
VIRGINIA
Hooray for Books!
1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA   22314
(703) 548-4092
WASHINGTON
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA   98122
(206) 624-6600
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA   98105
(206) 545-4361
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS
 
WISCONSIN
Boswell Book Company
2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI   53211
(414) 332-1181
TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

penguinteen:

Can’t wait for Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After? Pre-order the book from the select retailers below and you’ll receive a set of Stephanie Perkins inspired buttons and a set of decals! Also, 25 lucky people will receive a Perkins tote bag as well!

Below is a list of participating stores.

NOTE: Not all stores take on-line preorders and though we’ve noted which stores do take pre-orders, it’s always good to double check with the stores themselves to make sure you will receive you Perkins Prize Packs!

 

CALIFORNIA

Books Inc.

3515 California Street, San Francisco, CA   94118

(415) 221-3666

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc.

2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA   94107

(415) 643-3400

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc.

601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA   94101

(415) 776-1111

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc.

1501 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA   94107

(415) 643-3400

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-321-0600

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501
510-522-2226

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 685-4911

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-525-7777

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

301 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
650-428-1234

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

A Great Good Place for Books

6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA   94611

(510) 339-8210

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Pages A Bookstore

904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA   90266

(310) 318-0900

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Towne Center Books

555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA   94566

(925) 846-8826

 

Vroman’s Hasting Ranch

3729 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA   91107

(626) 351-0828

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA   91101

(626) 449-5320

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA   92037

(858) 454-0347

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

CONNECTICUT

RJ Julia Booksellers

768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT   06443

(203) 245-3959

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

COLORADO

Boulder Book Store

1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO   80302

(303) 447-2074

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Tattered Cover

1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

(303) 436-1070

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

GEORGIA

Little Shop of Stories

133 East Court Square, Decatur, GA   30030

(404) 373-6300

 

ILLINOIS

Anderson’s Bookshop

123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL   60540

(630) 355-2665

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Anderson’s Bookshop

5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL   60515

(630) 963-2665

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Book Cellar

4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL   60625

(773) 293-2665

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

The Book-Stall at Chestnut Court

811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL   60093

(847) 446-8880

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Lake Forest Bookstore

680 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest, IL   60045

(847) 234-4420

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Wellesley Books

82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA   02482

(781) 431-1160

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Willow Books

279 Great Road, Acton, MA   01720

(978) 266-0066

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

MICHIGAN

Schuler Books and Music

1982 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI   48864

(517) 349-8840

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

MINNESOTA

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul,MN   55105

(651) 224-8320

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Water Street Bookstore, Inc.

125 Water Street, Exeter, NH   03833

(603) 778-9731

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NEW MEXICO

Bookworks

4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM   87107

(505) 344-8139

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NEW YORK

Books of Wonder

18 West 18th Street, New York, NY   10011

(518) 523-2950

 

Northshire Bookstore

424 Broadway, Saratoga, NY   12866

(518) 682-4200

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Oblong Books & Music

6422 Montgomery Street, Suite 6, Rhinebeck, NY   12572

(845) 876-0500

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Oblong Books & Music

26 Main Street, Millerton, NY   12546

(518) 789-3797

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe

55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC   28801

(800) 441-9829

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Flyleaf Books

752 Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC   27514

(919) 942-7373

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Quail Ridge Books & Music

3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC   27607

(919) 828-1588

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

OHIO

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

(513) 396-8960

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

OKLAHOMA

Best of Books

1313 East Danforth Road, Edmond, OK   73034

(405) 340-9202

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Children’s Book World

17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA   19041

(610) 642-6274

 

Doylestown Bookshop

16 South Main Street, Doylestown, PA   18901

(215) 230-7610

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Towne Book Center

220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA   19426

(610) 454-0640

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

TEXAS

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX   77079

(281) 497-8675

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

BookPeople

603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX   78703

(512) 472-4288

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

UTAH

The King’s English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT   84105

(801) 484-9100

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

VERMONT

Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT   05255

(802) 362-2200

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

VIRGINIA

Hooray for Books!

1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA   22314

(703) 548-4092

WASHINGTON

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA   98122

(206) 624-6600

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

University Bookstore

4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA   98105

(206) 545-4361

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

WISCONSIN

Boswell Book Company

2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI   53211

(414) 332-1181

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

nprhereandnow:

By the time Esther Grace Earl died from thyroid cancer at age 16, she had touched an online community with her video blog, documenting her hopes and fears. She also inspired bestselling young adult author John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars." A movie based on the book came out on Friday.
Esther’s parents, Lori and Wayne Earl, saw the new movie and think it captured Esther’s message. Wayne Earl says:

"I was with Esther when we thought we were gonna lose her, and I remember being in the hospital and thinking, you know, she’s bleeding from the lungs and she’s gonna die, and the nurses don’t seem to be overwhelmed by this, and I’m sobbing, and I’m with Esther, and she told me, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to be sad, you know, when I die.’ And I said, ‘I can’t promise that. She said, ‘But you’ve got to promise me you’re gonna go on.’ I said, ‘I absolutely will, because you’ve modeled that for me.’ You know, you see that portrayed, and I just — you know, all she ever wanted to do was make a difference and have a boyfriend and kiss him without poisoning him with the chemo. She just wanted to love somebody, and I think the message of the movie and the book and her life are the same: that if you have one person to love, if one person loves you, then that’s got to be enough."

See the interview with Esther’s parents here and read an excerpt of “This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life & Words of Esther Grace Earl" here. 

nprhereandnow:

By the time Esther Grace Earl died from thyroid cancer at age 16, she had touched an online community with her video blog, documenting her hopes and fears. She also inspired bestselling young adult author John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars." A movie based on the book came out on Friday.

Esther’s parents, Lori and Wayne Earl, saw the new movie and think it captured Esther’s message. Wayne Earl says:

"I was with Esther when we thought we were gonna lose her, and I remember being in the hospital and thinking, you know, she’s bleeding from the lungs and she’s gonna die, and the nurses don’t seem to be overwhelmed by this, and I’m sobbing, and I’m with Esther, and she told me, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to be sad, you know, when I die.’ And I said, ‘I can’t promise that. She said, ‘But you’ve got to promise me you’re gonna go on.’ I said, ‘I absolutely will, because you’ve modeled that for me.’ You know, you see that portrayed, and I just — you know, all she ever wanted to do was make a difference and have a boyfriend and kiss him without poisoning him with the chemo. She just wanted to love somebody, and I think the message of the movie and the book and her life are the same: that if you have one person to love, if one person loves you, then that’s got to be enough."

See the interview with Esther’s parents here and read an excerpt of “This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life & Words of Esther Grace Earl" here. 

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