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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rambles in the bookselling world


After lunch, I ran into Bridget Kinsella—who was wearing a Shelf Awareness badge. "Oh!" I said as she walked by. I've read Bridget's work in Publisher's Weekly for years. I don't know her enough to talk to her. But she stopped when she heard my outburst and we chatted a bit. That's when she told me Publishers Weekly had given her the heave-ho after 15 years. She's working for Shelf until she gets a "real job" (her words).

Thus runs a tidbit from the long and outstandingly interesting blog written at the recent bookfest staged by the NCIBA -- Northern California Independent Booksellers' Association -- by CEO of Beaglebay Books, Jacqueline Church Simonds (pictured right, with Clare Bell, author of Ratha's Courage, and Joel Mikesell of Cypress House).

Read all about it here.

4 comments:

rathacat said...

Hi Joan,

Thanks for posting this. The little critter on the table was also one of my creations.

Joan Druett said...

You're a clever Clare! Did you see my earlier post? Inspiring story of sponsorship? There is a picture of you with a cute critter in that one, too. Kia ora, Joan

rathacat said...

Oh yes, I definitely did. Thank you so much!

CB

Joan Druett said...

Isn't it great to have a conversation via blog? A new experience for me! Kia ora, Joan