According to Greg Kindall at Seven Roads: Anyone who handles old books will have come across these small and sometimes beautiful labels pasted discreetly (more or less) into the endpapers. Booksellers, binders, printers, publishers, importers, and distributors of books used to advertise in this way their part in bringing the book to market.
John Green wants you to tag your posts. (via rachelfershleiser)
How well are you using tags?
More amazing Flock fan-art! There’s seriously a lot of great stuff out there.
Last night at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, we had a glorious launch party for the wonderful Tumblr-born book Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown. The night featured stories of being not-quite-grown-up from some of the Internet’s funniest writers: Kelly, Julieanne Smolinski, Lindsey Weber, Christine Friar, Caragh Poh, John Asante, and Kelly’s editor Meredith Haggerty. Our guest bookseller Word Brooklyn sold out of every last copy! If you need a great graduation gift, a guide to life, or a bunch of hilarious Tumblrs to follow while you procrastinate everything you’re supposed to be doing, we’ve got you covered.
Hey New York adults — y’all should come! It’s going to be loads of fun. Wear your best grown-up clothes (or pajamas!) and join us. And Portland people, I hope you’re free from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 21, because there will be something fun happening. And a zillion trillion thank yous to Tumblr for putting these on!
This party is tomorrow! It is going to be hilarious and amazing! Please come! Please spread the word!
‘Thirteen great Icons fell from the sky. When they came alive, one billion died. Remember The Day. We are not free. Silence is not peace. Remember.’
The Rebellion has begun in ICONS: the heart-pounding new series from the #1 bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl.
Watch the video, preview the book and meet the author on tour here!
From The Angel Experiment.
Remember just getting to know Fang for the first time?
—Margaret Stohl, ICONS
Guess what tomorrow means?
Isn’t it romantic…?
This big thing — maybe it’s your college graduation, or the start of a job you were really hoping for, or your wedding, or having a baby — is coming. And yes, it’s a happy thing. But it’s also a terrifying thing.
So while people are — and should be! — happy for you, it’s OK to have mixed feelings inside yourself. You can go from insanely happy to inexplicably sad to weirdly apathetic to panic attack and back to insanely happy within the space of the hour. That is the nature of freaking out — it’s everything, all at once.
In my case, it’s the knowledge that something I have worked on directly for two years (and wanted since I was a little girl) happens in
10six hours when my book publishes. I am ridiculously happy and also so terribly frightened. It can be both.
But my friend Jessica, who is also an author, gave me the best advice: Whatever this big thing that is happening? That is not you. That is a small part of you. There are so many important things — your friends, your family, your significant other, your pet — that you can focus on to calm yourself. Because that big thing may go great or may blow up in your face. You don’t know. But the more important things? They will still be there. And you will still be you.
P.S. Thank you so, so, so much to all of y’all who pre-ordered the book. I really hope you like it. I’m proud of it.