Friday, September 22, 2006

Selling to Teens and Kids

I am never going to be a wildly successful YA or kidlit author because I'm weirded out by marketing to my readers.

An article on reaching teen readers and another on children's departments in bookstores turned up on the New England Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators listserv this evening. There is absolutely nothing wrong with making bookstores desirable places so that customers will want to visit them, and there is nothing wrong with finding more efficient ways to sell books. It's a normal thing to do.

Nonetheless, I just feel so creepy about taking money from kids. When I'm at schools and students ask where they can buy my books, I tell them and then add, "But you can go to the town library and try to get the librarian to buy it."

I hope no one who works for my publisher reads this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Later my friends told me that if I want to play the game better I should go to earn the kal geons, so I was very quickly risen to thirty levels, and then I started to play the game alone.I spend a lot of kal gold to treat myself in this game. However she was also very sad when I was hurt, she was sorry about this to me and I did not complain her at last. I was very happy and we went to earn the kal online geons to equip us to become strong. Today I play the game again and I can get a lot of kal online gold for her, I take her to upgrade and then add her experience. I have a lot of kalonline Geons and I want to give her in the game.

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