books, movies, food, tv, cute things, etc.


also:
daily haiku
read-y kids.

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

nypl:

Is it obvious to say that we agree? We’re saying it anyway.

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Anonymous asked: Last August I contracted a full-length paranormal romance with a fairly large publisher, but have yet to see edits, cover art, blurbs, or a release date. About every two months I follow up with the Editorial Director and receive a different timeline than the previous two months. Is this normal?

newleafliterary:

So edits, cover art, blurbs and a release date can take a lot of time. That is normal. 

You should get the edits first.

Blurbs will come into play once you have an edited manuscript, and you might be expected to get them yourself. So start networking and making author friends now.

Cover art at most houses comes after edits are finished or when they’re almost finished as well. 

An actual release date does too, though the editor should have a vague idea of publication season (the editor will be editing spring 2015 books before fall 2015 books for instance).

Timelines sometimes also change and editors are overworked and busy so sometimes they say you should get edits in April but you don’t really get them until June. They want to get you the edits in April, editing is just a lot of work and something that shouldn’t be rushed.

I would suggest keeping the lines of communication open and keep working on another project until you get edits.

Great info for all authors to know. Please be kind to your editors, we work hard to stay on schedule in a crazyyyy industry! :)

housingworksbookstore:

laughingsquid:

Photographers Who Documented Gentrifying Landscape of New York City Revisit Same Locations Ten Years Later

Hear stories of THIS VERY PLACE this weekend at the downtownliteraryfestival's “Closing Time: Stories of Shuttered New York City Venues” here at HWBC at 3PM.

someone do this in SF/Oakland.

housingworksbookstore:

laughingsquid:

Photographers Who Documented Gentrifying Landscape of New York City Revisit Same Locations Ten Years Later

Hear stories of THIS VERY PLACE this weekend at the downtownliteraryfestival's “Closing Time: Stories of Shuttered New York City Venues” here at HWBC at 3PM.

someone do this in SF/Oakland.

cutfromadiffcloth:

Brand: Modahnik

Designer: Kahindo Mateene

S/S 2014 Capsule Collection

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azisanoor:

'And our paper planes cross oceans'
Watercolor and Aquarelle pencils on paper

<3 paper airplanes

azisanoor:

'And our paper planes cross oceans'

Watercolor and Aquarelle pencils on paper

<3 paper airplanes

housingworksbookstore:

Our new rare book catalog is now available, just in time for Rare Book Week in NYC! This edition features signed and modern first editions; including David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Anais Nin, and many more. View the catalog here.


Happy Rare Book Week and National Poetry Month!

housingworksbookstore:

Our new rare book catalog is now available, just in time for Rare Book Week in NYC! This edition features signed and modern first editions; including David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Anais Nin, and many more. View the catalog here.

Happy Rare Book Week and National Poetry Month!
theawl:

braiker:

worth doing.

IS THIS HOAXES!?



what.

theawl:

braiker:

worth doing.

IS THIS HOAXES!?

what.

(Source: sharerz)

2 p.m. sugar desperation and #sled

it’s that time of the day when i have a long monologue with myself (no, not a soliloquy). it goes something like:

WHY didn’t you just bring to work the masses of chocolate you got last night for your birthday, and WHY do you still have cinnamon hearts (that your mom gave you for valentine’s day) stashed in your desk drawer, and WHY do you keep eating the cinnamon crumbs even though they make you cry and WHY can’t you just eat the damn tangerine sitting on your computer

also why does said tangerine have a sticker that says, and i quote, “#sled”?

The biker that made me cry, and a Grand Farewell

I had never driven the Bay Bridge before (you know, on my own, in my car, with myself behind the wheel, etc.) and, in fact, had never driven in San Francisco (well, duh, you might say—would I really have gone all the way down to one of those weird bridges or taken the Richmond AND Golden Gate to get there?).

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