Learning the Ropes of PR Working With Publishers Niche Marketing Sales Advertising and Promotion Self Publishing Editorial Tools of the Trade General General Pew Research Study: Digital Technologies critical to the spread of the arts Connecting with The Eric Carle Museum Children’s Literature Archives Report Getting Audiences to Tune In Archiving Your Work: What You Should Know Now Upbeat Bologna IF:Book: A Think Tank Explores the Future of the Book A Publishing Revolution Trend Spotting Taking Sides in the Google Book Settlement The Ambassadors – Jon Scieszka & Mary Ann Hoberman To learn more about other parts of the industry, it’s helpful to know about the trade and specialty media that cover various aspects of the field. FEATURE TOPIC: A Conversation with Susan Patron Would publishers consider publishing a “school version” where the unacceptable swear words are shown like this *@%! or f— or whatever? That way the story would get read, but it wouldn’t offend anyone (in an ideal world!). FEATURE TOPIC: Expert Tips for Author Visits Do you have any hints as to what authors charge for a visit to schools? I am thinking of developing this and wish to know the usual rates. FEATURE TOPIC: Musing on Manners I am looking for Halloween plays for fifth graders. Where would you suggest I look? FEATURE TOPIC: Remembering Paula Danziger FEATURE TOPIC: Discussion of the Library Market in 2004 I’m a member of SCBWI and am entering the Delacorte Press Contest for a First Young Adult Novel. Can you tell me how many entries they usually receive and how they judge them? I have been notified that I am a semi-finalist in a poetry contest sponsored by Poetry.com (The International Library of Poetry). Do you have information about them? Is children’s book marketing different from adult book marketing? One reader’s success story How do I inject new life into a mid-list book? How important are awards in ensuring the success of a book? How does a publicist’s role fit with an agent’s or editor’s? Can I write unpaid speeches off on my taxes? Is “marketing” a dirty word? Where can I find professional help with contract negotiations, if I want to continue to be my own agent? Can you recommend a non-paid literary agent for a story I’d like to market?