From the Seattle Times (via PW): Amazon ignites culture clash over France's beloved bookstores
From Ashley Wolff - "Editing" at Books Around The Table - About paring down the clutter in your life and in your writing.
From ShelfTalker (at PW): Authors, Please Don't Do This - Sneaky attempts to get your book noticed in a bookstore may backfire.
Tweet from Ksenia Anske: 7 Ways To Support A Writer:
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Do Hardback Children's Picture Books Lack Something? (Beautiful endpapers!) by Paeony Lewis at Picture Book Den
At New York Family: Ralph Lauren Launches Children's Literacy Program
At Nathan Bransford's blog: What to Write About When it Feels Like Everything Has Already Been Written
Well, it's not my "T-Rex in a Dress," but I'm glad it's out there: A New Picture Book Biography About a Transgender Girl (at School Library Journal
At HuffPost: Dolly Parton. Really. (You do know about her amazing literacy work through the Imagination Library, yes?)
11 Things You Never Noticed About Your Favourite Disney Movies at Movieseum. (Mostly sexual, but I love the first one especially. And I actually have the poster of the Little Mermaid with the... *ahem* tower of note.)
From BuzzFeed via Shelf Awareness: 11 Things You Learn Your First Month As A Bookseller!