Friday, February 18, 2011

A touch of optimism

Treat yourself this weekend. Amble into your local friendly bookstore, flick through the printed pages of a few good books and find yourself a gem. It will be there, waiting, just for you.

The media is full of the doom and gloom surrounding the Book Industry, but somewhere, if you listen carefully, you will find a positive message.

The lovely Susanne Gervay is organising the 6th Children’s and YA Literature Festival in June. I have been asked to speak and while the sessions are still being put together the broad topic is New Work - New Direction. There is your positive message. The industry is changing, but new opportunities are also arising.

Books will still be around and most especially children’s books. So, this weekend celebrate the book. Lose yourself in a world of words and fuel your imagination.

The book is going nowhere. It’s here to stay. Happy Reading!

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