Thursday, February 28, 2008

Random Items of Interest

I really loved HipWriterMama's interview with Kirsten Miller (Kiki Strike) yesterday. If you haven't read it yet, head on over and do so now.

Have you been noticing the phrase GuysLitWire popping up here and there? Well, it's a project well on its way--a blog on books for the teen boys. Colleen Mondor and a gang of bloggers are behind the initiative, but we're still looking for a few be to participate in the project. Are you, well, a guy and a blogger, or writer, or illustrator, or graphic novelist, or artist, or publisher, or agent, and would look forward to talking books for guys once a month? Then head on over to Chasing Ray and send Colleen an e-mail. (Jules has a great round up post on GuysLitWire today at 7-Imp.)

Leila of Bookshelves of Doom asks if she is the only one skeeved out by the Digital Dr. Seuss project. Uh, no, Leila. You're not alone. This is what got me: "Content is downloaded on an à la carte basis, with fees ranging from $.99 to $10.00; content owners determine the prices." This is what I've noticed as a trend lately and it worries me. The only sites making money on the internet "on an a la carte basis" are sites that sell to kids and teens.