April 29th, 2009

Even a bad PW review is not the end of the world

I’ll bet Jaime Ford’s heart sank when he saw the PW review of “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” As the Seattle PI reports, “A prepublication review in Publisher's Weekly dismissed "Hotel" as a "strained debut" and "disappointing read" with "numerous cultural cliches." Since then, the book has been recommended by Barnes & Noble Inc., Borders Group Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and IndieBound, and rights have been sold in Chinese, German, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese.”

Read more about his success here.



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Fired for not “affirming traditional heterosexual perspectives"

Teen read The Perks of Being a Wallflower when she was still Kid. I guess I should be glad it didn't make her gay, because four library board members in Wisconsin were fired for not “affirming traditional heterosexual perspectives," by getting rid of books like Perks or Brent Hartinger's Geography Club.

Do they really think that reading about gay kids makes people gay? Read more here.



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