I'm super excited to be off to Book Expo America next week. We'll be having exciting author signings (featuring Fran Manushkin, Kate McMullan, and Tony Hawk), and it's so thrilling to get to see what other publishers are up to. There are tons of other publishers in Minnesota, but rarely are so many book people together as in the Javits Center for BEA, and I find it really inspiring as a book maker, a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things pretty.
The new socially connected world is a great boon to those in the business of inspiration collection (which is, um, all of us). I collect and curate my own inspirations on Facebook and Pinterest and privately on Evernote--what about you? Where do you store inspiration? Where do you get it? How do you organize it? How do you know when you've found it?
Beth - managing editor