Monthly Archives: June 2011

I’m Finally on GoodReads!

If you’ve followed Notes in the Margin for a while (and thank you if you have), you know that for the last 6 years I haven’t been posting here much while I worked on my doctorate. I’m happy to announce … Continue reading

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The Top Five Twitter Feeds for the Six Largest Publishing Houses

Since I’m new to Twitter, I found this article informative. But the jury’s still out on whether there’s much real information to be gained by following these tweets.

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Pottermore: Interesting But Not a Game Changer

Publishers Weekly offers a follow-up to J.K. Rowling’s mega-announcement of Pottermore: many people who work in publishing think that as interesting as Pottermore is, the endeavor says less about the future of book publishing than about the singular status of … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Cast a Viking Spell

Eva Gabrielsson, the woman who lived for 32 years with Swedish author Stieg Larsson, is in the United States on a promotional tour for the English translation of her memoir, ‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg … Continue reading

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Pottermore Web Site to Sell E-Books in October

Author J.K. Rowling unveils her latest project, Pottermore: J.K. Rowling has created Pottermore, a free to use Web site taking readers right into Hogwarts, as a way of thanking her fans and paying them back for their contributions to the … Continue reading

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Are Teen Novels Dark and Depraved — or Saving Lives?

Are Teen Novels Dark and Depraved–Or Saving Lives? OK, one more article in response to the recent brouhaha over the state of YA (young adult) literature. This one is from Publishers Weekly, and of course you’d expect a publication aimed … Continue reading

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YA Fiction is Too Dark: Some Responses

In an earlier post I discussed the furor in the book world caused by the publication over the weekend in The Wall Street Journal lamenting the sad state of YA (young adult) fiction. Here are a couple of responses that … Continue reading

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Tea Obreht Wins Orange Prize for Fiction

Tea Obreht won the Orange Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for her debut novel, “The Tiger’s Wife,” making her at 25 the youngest person to win the award.

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Britain’s Orange Prize promoting women’s fiction to be awarded Wednesday – The Washington Post

Britain’s Orange Prize was established 16 years ago to promote women’s fiction in English. The judges look around the world for “excellence, originality, and accessibility” (and no, the first criterion isn’t automatically canceled out by the third). Three of this … Continue reading

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Darkness Too Visible

Darkness Too Visible Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea? Authors and publishers are all atwitter about this article that appeared over the weekend in the online edition … Continue reading

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