What Does 2 Billion Books Sales Look Like?: Infographic at GalleyCat
"How To Write Children's Picture Books" by Tara Lazar at writetodone via Nathan Bransford
From Writer unBoxed (via Cynsations): On the Care and Feeding of Writers by Julianna Baggott and her husband David G.W. Scott
10 Painful Refection Letters to Famous People Proving You Should NEVER Give Up Your Dreams at Distractify
From boingboing, "Mor, the ultimate villain-name syllable": Why so many villains have the syllable "mor" in their names
At The New York Times: "Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?" by Walter Dean Myers
Followed up by "The Apartheid of Children's Literature" by Christopher Myers also at the New York Times. Please read both - this is an important topic.
"How Much Money Does a Writer Make" Laura Purdie Salas once again shares her income break-down from the past year (only in her newsletter - so subscribe if you'd like to follow). This is how it works - a little bit here, a little bit there, and the bottom line seems about right.
Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' at The Atlantic - interesting.
At The Writing Barn: "Rejecting Rejection, with author Sarah Aronson"
Jim Lee on How to Draw Hands (video)
At the Children's Literature Network: A Conversation: Why is Historical Fiction Important?
From Publishers Lunch: The shortlist for the Hans Christian Anderson Award is up at the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). The winners will be announced at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Children's Choice Award Finalist Stirs Controversy at PW. I'll say! *whew*