Meg Rosoff just posted a blog about Battery Books . It’s nothing to do with the ipad and everything to do with Factory Book Production.
It briefly got me down – for a moment my vision was clouded with pulp fiction and celebrity books – but then I remembered this:
THE BRANFORD BOASE SHORTLIST 2011
I Am the Blade by J P Buxton, edited by Beverley Birch – Hachette
When I Was Joe by Keren David, edited by Maurice Lyon- Frances Lincoln
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay, edited by Bella Pearson – David Fickling
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes, edited by Roisin Heycock – Quercus
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace, edited by Charlie Sheppard – Andersen Press
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh, edited by Imogen Cooper – Chicken House
I know some of these writers, some of them quite well, and they’re terrific. Talented, hard working, innovative and persistent.
And I know some of the editors too – not well, but enough to know they are also talented, hard working, innovative and persistent.
So take heart, writers in the wings – it’s not all pulp – there will always be a market for good writing. Just keep at it, learn your craft, don’t give up – our time will come.
PS – I can’t make the links work directly! If you want to buy any of these titles, click the book, then click the book image that comes up on a new page :o)