Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Rachel's last look around

Rachel presents the Ultimate Web Watch (the new overlords may have something planned but we don't know just what yet).

And don't miss the Cynsational interview with Groundwood publisher Patsy Aldana. That is one lady who tells it like it is:

Over the course of your career, what are the most significant changes you've seen in the field of publishing books for young readers?

The abandonment of the once great British and American houses of the tradition of the editor-driven list for a new reign of TV tie-ins, merchandising, and the need to make more and more money.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

who is now editing HB? ("WE don't know yet."

Roger Sutton said...

Still me. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

But "the new overlords" decide what will go in the magazine? That sounds like "editing" to me. Sorry.

Roger Sutton said...

No, Webwatch is a feature on our website, produced by the marketing dept. And we have a new marketing dept. Let's see what they come up with.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the clarification - a relief to know! and totally unrelated: who makes up the code words - Phomma etc? they sound too much like real words - maybe esperanto?