On Reading

The Future of Publishing?

By Posted in - On Reading on March 8th, 2011 31 Comments

A number of people have asked me what I think the publishing world will look like when the dust has settled on the current revolution, and last weekend I was invited to participate …

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So What DO Teen Boys Read?

By Posted in - On Reading on June 6th, 2010 28 Comments

Boys need and deserve books addressed specifically to them, to overcoming the fears or ‘monsters’ that bedevil them. For what are great stories if not a vicarious exploration of one’s deepest darkest fears, vanquished by an unlikely but ultimately worthy hero?

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What Is It With YA Book Covers?

By Posted in - On Reading on June 1st, 2010 35 Comments

I went into Borders with my 21-year old son yesterday. He stood beside me, shoulders hunched, hands in pockets, as I perused the YA shelves to see who’s getting the prime shelf space and why—a …

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BEA 2010 – Steampunk Panel

By Posted in - On Reading on May 30th, 2010 2 Comments

“Steampunkery: Why are today’s teens embracing 19th-century technologies?”

Moderator: Cory Doctorow, Author
Panelists: Authors Scott Westerfeld and Cherie Priest; Karen Grenke, Library Manager NYPL and fan girl

* Grab your headphones for the best sound *