Research Links

Links and Other Publishing Information of Note

This is a neat link I got from Vanessa Di Gregorio at Let the Words Flow. If you’re looking farther afield for authors to read and/or compare your work to, this Lit map is a God-send. Check it out and get your library card or Borders/Barnes&Nobel membership cards out. You’ll need them.

In other news: Scholastic has hired Duriya Aziz as vp, educational publishing, international group, reporting to Shane Armstrong, president, Scholastic international and growth markets. Aziz was at educational publisher Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore). Based in Singapore, she will be “responsible for building a publishing team to develop and adapt existing product for international markets, with a particular focus on the Southeast Asian region” along with directing the publishing operations at Scholastic India.

Sites You’ve Got to Check Out

I just found this site about Antiques and their uses. Before you think, “Bah humbug, I hate antiques and what do they have to do with writing, anyway?” Remember, you may want to write something within an historical context someday. One of the fascinating articles they’ve got up discusses how folks used to cook with quicklime (cooking without a fire) before Chef Boyardee made self-heating cans.

This is an interesting contest with Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown. I fear the chance to enter has now closed (I’m not sure on that, so don’t quote me) but it’s still a learning opportunity.

For authors of color, this might be lucrative. Check out publisher Lee and Low’s New Voice Award contest.

And last but not least, many thanks to Fiction Groupie for the link to Jenn Stark’s article on branding tips and trends. Check it out and have a great weekend!