Friday, April 17, 2009

ABA Finds Sherman Alexie Most Engaging

From Publisher's Lunch:

GUERNSEY Tops Indie Choice Awards
The ABA has announced the 2009 Indie Choice Award winners:

Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (The Dial Press)

Best Conversation Starter (Nonfiction)
The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead)

Best Author Discovery
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski (Ecco)

Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book (Fiction)
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

Best New Picture Book
Bats at the Library, by Brian Lies (Houghton Mifflin)

Most Engaging Author
Sherman Alexie

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Problem

Check out Lynn Neary's NPR piece about blockbuster publishing deals:

We here at The Normal School are incredibly thankful to our distinguished contributors who have willingly donated their work to our pages without the benefit of remuneration. The small press remains as one of the last places where new, undiscovered, and even underappreciated writers can be given voice.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Follow that Contributor!

TNS #1 contributor Patrick Madden ("Of Eagles, Goats, and Spacemen") would like you to check out his eBay auction:

Madden says, "I'm looking for more people to post 'Ask This Seller A Question' questions."