Linky Love

I just realized that today is my 200th post! Yay! I’ll have to think about some sort of celebration, but it’s not going to happen today. Today I have 200 a few links that I thought might interest you. Enjoy!

Apparently invoking the name of Percy Jackson with your Greek tragedy for teens can earn you a few extra zeros at the end of your contract! Harper Teen Pays Seven Figures for Debut YA Trilogy

And speaking of extra zeros, independent press Tu Publishing just got started at the end of last year and already they’ve attracted the attention of a bigger company. Lee & Low just announced that they’ve made the multicultural fantasy and sci-fi publisher one of their imprints.

Books published more than 100 years ago can still attract Hollywood. But like I said, don’t expect them to stick to the story line! Alice grows up in Tim Burton’s vision, but has she lost her sense of wonder?

This just makes me want the iPad more (in spite of the unfortunate name!) Penguin’s Vision for Books on the iPad

And if you haven’t entered your name for the chance to win an autographed copy of Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater, then follow this blog then follow this link to leave a comment. The drawing happens one week from today.

Friday I’ll be back with another slush pile success story. I never get tired of those! They give me reason to believe 🙂

20 thoughts on “Linky Love

  1. You know I'm starting ot think that the Greek tragedy book got a million dollar advnace not only because it's good (which it would have to be on some level) but also because word of the huge payout spreads like wildfire, and now everyone's heard of the series. Smart marketing technique, and if the books truly are good, it will earn them their money back.

    Congrats on the post milestone!

  2. Oooh, another slush pile success story. I like those, too.

    Seven figures? Right series, right time? They do sound interesting. But, It's funny to me that it was described as a “Percy Jackson for girls” because tons of girls I know are into the P.J. series.

  3. Whew…I was worried that you were going to put up 200 links to celebrate. I wouldn't be able to go to bed if you had…Great post. I forwarded the Lee & Low info to a couple fantasy writing buddies. 🙂

  4. Whew! you have a lot of good posts that I need to catch up on. I haven't been blogging as much these days. I'll have to check out your link, and I love the idea of slush pile success stories. We all need that kind of reminder and inspiration.

    Now to do some backreading. :0)

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