Monday, 7 October 2013

A Letter To The UKYA Publishing Industry

Dear publishers,
Last week Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman announced that a Young Adult Literary Convention would be held as part of the London Film and Comic Con in July 2014. To say I was excited, was an understatement. In fact, I could be found attempting star jumps around my living room.  For the last few years I have hoped, prayed, nagged, moaned and wished via Twitter and Facebook for this to happen. I wasn’t on my own – the book blogging world were united in this hope. And now, I realise you’ve heard our wishes  and came together to create this unique event.
You may wonder why I’m addressing you in this way. Well, I want to officially offer my full support in helping you make this event a success. I’m pretty sure I won’t be the only blogger offering their services, but I’m putting it out there for all to see. I don’t just want to attend the event, I want to be part of it. I want to help in any way I can. I like to think that myself and my fellow book bloggers helped to bring many of the now dearly loved Young Adult books into recognition with the world. We’ve shouted about books from the rooftops; we’ve pushed books into people’s hands while they browsed the shops. We have helped in our little way to sell books. So let us be part of the event. Let us help you make it a success.
I’ve loved the books I’ve read and the authors I’ve featured in posts, all helping to make my blog a success. So I want to give something back by offering to help. I pledge to help in any way I can to make this event a success. If there are any other bloggers out there who feel the same as me, then please offer your pledge on this post.
Yours sincerely,
Vivienne 

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