Tumblr does a fantastic job of pinpointing key influencers. Just look at the curated Books Spotlight, Writer’s Spotlight or browse Tumblr Book News to see what’s trending. A lot of great authors use Tumblr successfully. Some of my favorites include Emma Straub, Heidi Julavits, and Chuck Palahniuk. It’s also a good idea to follow literary sites like The Millions and The Rumpus along with sites that started on Tumblr like Last Night’s Reading and Slaughterhouse 90210. Feel free to check out the Doubleday Books Tumblr, too. (via Tumblr for Writers 101 | Book Country Blog)
I was pleased to get this in the mail the other day, straight from Osaka Japan, where Library Mouse won “the Academy Award of Minoh-World Children’s Book”, as it was described in the accompanying letter…the actual award was made by a junior high school student. There are all kinds of acknowledgements in this world, and to me, those made by children are especially touching.
Star B. Mackie
Likes: Emily Dickinson, Winter (sister), macaroni bake, donuts, combat boots, Miss Fergusson
Dislikes: Stroganoff, Denny, Mr. Savage, high tops, the Mayflower