Today I’m at PubCamp at SXSWi, where I’m the keynote speaker for a rather intimate conference about publishing. I am told a live stream will begin at 4pm CT/5pm ET – it should be online at the PubCamp SXSW website OR from the Kirkus website. I got the first link from Jane Friedman who is also speaking, and the other from Kirkus, and I won’t be able to test to see which is the right one since I’m up first, but one of those two should work. I know a few romance authors from the Austin RWA chapter plan to be there – and I hope you’ll be able to tune in if you’re interested.
Meanwhile, also in Kirkusland, there’s a new feature I am really excited about (also that I have nothing to do with): they have a page of iPad storybooks for children, with reviews of each one. I love this idea – and boy, do my children love the interactive books on the iPad. It’s a major reward for good behavior, the iPad, lemme tell you. Are you buying the iPad2? Do you read stories on your iPad? Do you have any recommendations?
Finally, I’m sick at heart at the news from Japan. I know that ShelterBox and the Red Cross are good places to start if you’d like to help – but if you have suggestions locally, please, let me know. I know we have readers visiting the site from Japan, and I hope you are all safe and sound.